Citizen Staff Reports 09/29/2014 Government
U.S. Army Sgt. Monica Southall of Henrico, a member of the Army team, throws a discus during practice at Fort Carson, Colo., for the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 23. More the 200 service members and veterans participated in the 2014 Warrior Games, an annual event during which wounded, ill and injured compete in various Paralympic events.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/14/2014 Government
The Henrico County Division of Police will offer rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. The clinic will be on the first level of the parking deck adjacent to the Administration Building.
The vaccines cost $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers.
More than 100 students from Henrico County high schools got a close look April 30 at their local government and public schools
administrations during the 57th annual Student Government Day.
The program matched students from nine high schools with elected and appointed officials, including members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board, county manager, superintendent, department directors and judges. Students spent the day interacting with decision-makers, gaining insight into how Henrico general government and Henrico County Public Schools work on behalf of residents and others in the community.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/01/2014 Government
The Henrico County Police Division is now accepting applications for its second Youth Police Academy, which will be held June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Applications are available online at http://www.henricopolice.org and are due by May 9, 2014, at 4 p.m. Applicants must be between 15 and 17 years old, reside in Henrico County, attend a Henrico County school and pass a criminal background check.
The ultimate goal of the Youth Police Academy is to improve relationships between law enforcement and youth, while exposing them to a possible future career in law enforcement.
Citizen Staff Reports Government
UPDATE: May 1, 3:55 P.M. – Henrico officials today said that they are taking a number of precautionary measures to protect the county's water supply, following yesterday's Lynchburg derailment of a train carrying crude oil, some of which spilled into the James River.
County officials anticipate that the oil could flow into the region after 6 p.m. today, based on estimates from state agencies and CSX. Officials emphasized there continues to be no indication the oil will enter the county’s water supply.
Assistant Director of Public Utilities William Mawyer said the county’s intake was 10 feet below the level of the James River yesterday, a depth that should allow any oil to pass over. If necessary, the county is prepared to close the intake temporarily.
When Joel Webne rescued Lucy, a Collie-Corgie mix that had been abandoned near the Henrico Jail, in 1998, he had no idea that she would spark his lengthy campaign for an off-the-leash dog park in Henrico’s West End.
Thirteen years later – and after continued efforts by Webne – plans finally are in motion for a dog park to be built as an expansion of Short Pump Park. The reality is bittersweet for Webne, because Lucy will not be able to enjoy it; she died in March.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/14/2014 Government
Several Henrico County historic sites that normally are open only for appointments will be welcoming visitors April 17 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The sites are: Historic Deep Run Schoolhouse, 3417 Pump Rd.; Historic Springfield School, 4747 Pouncey Tract Rd.; Courtney Road Service Station, 3401 Mountain Rd.; and Clarke-Palmore House Museum, 904 McCoul St.
The open houses are designed as opportunities for the public to visit and also an opportunity for Henrico fifth-graders to explore sites on their Discover Henrico History passes.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 04/11/2014 Government
Tourism dollars continue to flow into Henrico County at an appreciable rate, according to the most recent county statistics on the matter – and a blast of history later this year could add to that total.
Travel expenditures in Henrico were $746.5 million – the fifth-highest in the state – in 2012, the most recent year for which such data is available. Henrico trailed only Fairfax, Arlington and Loudoun counties in Northern Virginia and Virginia Beach, according to data compiled by the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The VTC’s figures for 2013 won’t be available until later this fall.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/08/2014 Government
The assessed value of real estate in Henrico County increased by 2.8 percent this year – or $862 million – when compared to 2013. The average assessed value of a single-family home in the county rose to about 3.7 percent – to $219,600 from $211,700. The real estate tax on such a home amounts to $1,910.52, given the county's tax rate of 87 cents per $100 of assessed value.
So, what does the "average" home in Henrico County look like? The Citizen wanted to find out, so we analyzed homes in each of the county's five magisterial district to find a sample of residences in each one valued near this year's average assessment.
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