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Glover, O’Bannon to lead Henrico Board of Supervisors


The Henrico County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to elect Brookland District Supervisor Richard W. Glover as chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon as vice chairman for 2017.

Glover is serving as the board’s chairman for the sixth time. He most recently held the post in 2012. He succeeds Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson in the position.

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Glover thanked Henrico residents for giving him the opportunity to serve, noting that he is beginning his 29th year on the board.

"You as citizens are fantastic,” he said. “You’ve done so well by this county. You’ve made us what we are, and you will continue to do that.”

Henrico veteran to compete in DOD Warrior Games


U.S. Army veteran Monica Southall of Henrico practices her discus technique June 13 during field training for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Fort Belvoir.

Southall is one of more than 40 active duty and veteran athletes representing Team Army training at Fort Belvoir. She will represent Team Army in the field competition and sitting volleyball competition in the DOD Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base in Quantico June 19-28.

The 2015 DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.

LWV to sponsor voter-registration training class


The League of Women Voters of Metro Richmond (LWVRMA) will sponsors its third-annual voter registration training class on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for community organizations and individuals interested in conducting voter registration drives.

Training will be conducted by Virginia Department of Elections Election Services official Garry Ellis. The training meets the Virginia Department of Elections certified training requirements needed to receive 25 or more voter registration applications.

The training will cover topics including best practices for completion of the voter registration application; maintaining the integrity of the voter registration process; prohibited activities; important deadlines for submission of completed applications; and laws protecting the privacy of applicants, as well as information including the restoration of felon voting rights.

Revised vote totals give Pham victory over Everhart

ORIGINALLY POSTED: June 12, 12:40 P.M. • UPDATED: June 12, 5:10 P.M. – A 99-vote swing has vaulted Tony Pham past Jeff Everhart as the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary for the Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney's seat, according to revised vote totals released today by the Henrico Registrar's Office.

Everhart had claimed a 32-vote victory over Pham Tuesday night – 7,309 to 7,277 – with third-place finisher Shannon Dillon earning 3,377 votes.

But following a canvass of votes, Pham added 104 votes today, Everhart four more and Dillon five more, meaning that Pham won by 67 votes. The outcome of the election was certified this afternoon by the Henrico Registrar's Office.

Henrico wins 24 NACo awards

Henrico County departments and agencies have earned 24 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), plus a Best in Category honor for an internship program that has provided work experience for dozens of high school and college students since 2013.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Frank J. Thornton will accept the awards July 12 at the 2015 NACo annual conference in Charlotte, N.C. The NACo Achievement Award Program recognizes groundbreaking programs and initiatives in 21 service categories, including children and youth, county administration management, libraries, emergency management and response, and human services.

Bagby, Dunnavant, Everhart, Barshinger claim primary wins

POSTED: June 9, 10:05 P.M./ UPDATED: June 10, 8:06 A.M. – Jeff Everhart defeated Tony Pham by 32 votes to win the Republican nomination for the Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney seat tonight in one of the closest local races in recent history. A total of 17,963 votes were cast in the race; Shannon Dillon finished a distant third with 19 percent of the vote.

A recount will take place to decide the race. Because Everhart's margin of victory – 40.69 percent to 40.51 percent – was less than 1 percent, Pham is eligible to request a recount through the Henrico Circuit Court, which he has indicated he will do.

In other races, Siobhan Dunnavant won the hotly contested four-way Republican primary for the 12th District Virginia Senate seat, earning 38 percent of the vote to hold off former Virginia Delegate Bill Janis (30 percent), Republican strategist Vince Haley (22 percent) and attorney Ed Whitlock (9 percent).

Plaugher to challenge Glover in Brookland District


Longtime Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover, a Republican, will face competition from a Democrat this November as he tries to win his eighth term on the Henrico Board of Supervisors.

Daniel Plaugher, 33, the executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail, earned the Democratic Party nomination in late April and filed his formal candidacy paperwork last month.

Plaugher decided to run in part because of his concerns about the district's aging infrastructure, the fact that some schools in the district have not achieved full state accreditation and his desire to make the district more appealing to younger residents.

Fairfield meeting June 15 to highlight emergency preparedness, resources for seniors


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, June 15 to discuss emergency preparedness and issues related to the growing number of older residents in Henrico County.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.

Anna McRay, deputy coordinator for emergency management in the Henrico Division of Fire, and Thelma Bland Watson, executive director of Senior Connections, will join Thornton for the discussion and will answer questions. McRay will explain what Henrico is doing to prepare for an emergency and what residents can do for themselves. Watson will highlight resources that are available to older adults and the Age Wave Coalition.

Varina District meeting June 15 to address state of Henrico County Public Schools


Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson and the Eastern Henrico Business Association will hold a Community Conversations meeting Monday, June 15 to discuss the state of Henrico County Public Schools.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road.

Varina District School Board representative John W. Montgomery Jr. and Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw will join Nelson for the discussion of school system trends, initiatives and issues.

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