Henrico Democrats nominate Lynch, Rodman

Candidates will seek seats on Board of Supervisors, in Virginia House
APR. 29, 6:15 P.M. – Henrico Democrats today selected their party's nominees for the Brookland District Supervisor seat and the 73rd District House of Delegates seat during a party caucus.

Courtney Lynch, the founder of a leadership development company, was somewhat of a surprise winner in the Brookland District supervisor's race. She defeated Virginians for High Speed Rail Executive Director Danny Plaugher, who had been the party's nominee two years ago in the general election for the seat.

Debra Rodman, a Randolph-Macon College professor, earned the party's nomination for the 73rd House District seat, defeating Chelsea Savage, a nurse, in a runoff. Attorney Sarah Smith was third and Bill Coleman, a project manager for a health organization, fourth.

Henrico launches Zika virus webpage

Henrico residents now can get tips on eliminating potential mosquito-breeding habitat on their properties and learn about the county’s efforts to prevent local transmission of the Zika virus at

The new webpage brings together a range of information from the Henrico County Health Department and the Department of Public Works and highlights the county’s multi-agency efforts to raise awareness about the connection between containers of standing water — even small amounts — Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. Information is available in Spanish as well as English.

Henrico wins National Association of Counties awards for 28 programs

Henrico County departments and agencies earned 28 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), as well as two Best of Category honors, for a series of home-maintenance workshops and a firefighter wellness program.

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will accept the awards July 24 at the 2016 NACo annual conference in Long Beach, Calif. The NACo Achievement Awards Program recognizes groundbreaking programs and initiatives in 21 service categories, including children and youth, county administration and management, libraries, emergency management and response, and human services.

CVWMA to begin accepting more varieties of bottles, containers, cartons

If you've always wanted to recycle yogurt containers, waxy cartons and laundry detergent bottles, you're in luck. The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will begin accepting a number of new items for curbside and drop-off recycling July 1.

Recyclers throughout the CVWMA service area have been asking for years to be able to recycle more than the #1 and #2 narrow neck plastic bottles currently accepted in its recycling programs, and those wishes will become reality later this week. Plastic bottles and containers with the numbers 1-7 on the bottom, as well as waxy cartons, will be accepted in both programs.

Community celebrates opening of Short Pump Park

The wait is over for eager kids (and dogs) looking to enjoy the new Short Pump Park.

Henrico Recreation and Parks officials cut the ribbon June 25 on a park that has been 18 years in the making. The property, on Pump Road adjacent to Three Chopt Road, includes a large playground, a splash area with spray fountains and a one-acre dog park.

The grand opening was well attended, with hundreds of locals gathering to take part in the festivities. Many of those who helped make the park a reality attended the dedication ceremony.

Flying Squirrels, Sciencetellers kick of summer reading programs at Henrico libraries

The Henrico County Public Library system's Summer Reading Club begins this week with opportunities to meet members of the Richmond Flying Squirrels and receive free tickets to games. The club also features a focus on science through the Sciencetellers stories.

Children and teens can enjoy some baseball stories and take part in baseball crafts and activities while getting the chance to meet either Nutzy or Flying Squirrels players (depending upon availability) on the following dates and locations:

• Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 am - North Park Library;

Henrico officials continue storm cleanup efforts

Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas observes Dominion Virginia Power crews working to restore power in Lakeside June 20.
JUNE 20, 11:10 A.M. – As cleanup from last week's powerful storms continues throughout Henrico County today, Dominion Virginia Power crews are working to restore the remaining 8,000 Henrico customers who were without power as of 11 a.m. Most of those customers are in very localized pockets scattered throughout the county.

But even though the storm is long gone, Henrico officials are cautioning county residents to be careful in its aftermath. Citizens should stay away from downed power lines – even those that are not energized – because Dominion may send test charges through the lines to pinpoint outage locations, energizing them briefly. Restoration of power may occasional prompt fires in homes, and the re-energization of power lines could spark small fires if trees or other debris come in contact with them.

4th District primaries to be decided Tuesday

JUNE 13, 7:50 P.M. – Voters in half of Henrico County will have a chance to cast ballots in one of two Congressional primary elections Tuesday.

Two Republicans and two Democrats are seeking to represent the newly redrawn 4th Congressional District, which encompasses northern and eastern Henrico and stretches south to the North Carolina line. Republican Mike Wade – Henrico's sheriff since 2000 – will face Chesterfield businesswoman Jackee Gonzalez in the Republican Primary, while Virginia state Senator Donald McEachin will face Chesapeake City Council member Ella Ward in the Democratic Primary.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The winners of tomorrow's primary will face off in the Nov. 8 general election.

Wade, Gonzalez outline plans during forum

Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade looks on while Chesterfield businesswoman Jackee Gonzalez addresses the audience June 7 during a forum for the candidates, who are seeking the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District race.
In their only debate before next week's primary, the two Republican candidates for Virginia's 4th District seat in Congress sparred over what constitutes a conservative and who is best fit to represent the district.

Conservatism and reducing the size of the federal government were overarching themes throughout the debate between Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade and Chesterfield businesswoman Jackee Gonzalez, who will meet in the June 14 party primary in the newly redrawn district.

Both candidates told to the crowd of about 60 that conservative values are key and that the government has been over-reaching in a number of ways. Both sought to convince the room of conservative bona fides that they were the true conservative choice for the party’s nomination.

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