New option added to HCPS middle school redistricting; public input invited

Members of the community have opportunities coming up to comment in person on draft options for the 2018-19 phase of Henrico County Public Schools’ middle school redistricting process. The school division has added a new draft option to the mix – Option D – and made some updates to existing options in response to feedback from the community and to incorporate the approved first phase of the two-year process.

Community members can address school board members in person about the current options for 2018-19 at a public hearing on May 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at New Bridge Auditorium (5915 Nine Mile Road). Each person’s remarks will be limited to three minutes.

Community members are also encouraged to provide input by using the online survey/comment form. The form, along with news and detailed information about the most current options, can be found at http://henricoschools.us/redistricting.

The Henrico County School Board made a decision at its monthly meeting on March 23 on the small-scale first phase of the two-year middle school redistricting process. With the 2017-18 shift decided, the process now focuses on draft options for more extensive 2018-19 changes.

The redistricting process will not affect current middle or high school students.
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The painted rocks craze is thriving in Henrico, as a walk around the grounds of local libraries and parks will demonstrate. This rock was spotted near Libbie Mill Library, and there's a slideshow of many more uniquely-painted stones on the RVA Rocks Facebook page (https://facebook.com/groups/RVARocks/).

Painting and hiding rocks is a family activity appropriate for all ages, and parents especially like the way it fosters creativity and gets kids outdoors. > Read more.

Goochland man arrested at RIC with gun


A Goochland County man was arrested at Richmond International Airport July 19 after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the 9 mm caliber handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 12 bullets. > Read more.

Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street. > Read more.

Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


Eastern parts of Henrico County have witnessed a recent increase in larceny from automobiles, so Henrico Police officials are spreading the word to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles.

Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

There usually is a rise of larceny from automobiles during Christmas, spring and summer break, said Henrico Police Officer James Bupp. > Read more.

Glover to be inducted posthumously into Babe Ruth Hall of Fame


Late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southeast Region Hall of Fame during a ceremony Aug. 14 at RF&P Park at approximately 6:30 p.m., prior to a 14-and-under Babe Ruth World Series game. The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association, which is hosting the World Series, made the announcement July 18. > Read more.

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The Innsbrook Executives’ Breakfast Series continues at 7:15 a.m. at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Latrell Scott, Norfolk State University’s head football coach, will be the speaker. Scott, who previously coached at University of Richmond and Virginia State University, will present “Building a Culture in Football and Business.” Cost is $25 to $30. The series continues on the third Thursday of every month. The meeting is open to all – you don’t have to be an executive or work in Innsbrook to attend. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com. Full text

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