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Hermitage quarterback Jay Carney escapes defenders during the Panthers' 33-0 win against Godwin Friday night. Hermitage is 8-0 and has won its past four games by a combined score of 172-28.
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Challenger Day will get students with disabilities onto the field


Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 18 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event at the Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The students will also enjoy games, an art project, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch.
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Business in brief


Eisenman & Associates, Inc. employee Tracie Grady recently was named the 2017 Virginia Business Meeting Planner of the Year. Grady was chosen by a committee of industry leaders among 19 nominees. The award is a partnership between Virginia Business magazine and the Virginia Society of Association Executives. Its goal is to recognize the unsung hero of the association, non-profit, and business world, the professional meeting planner. Grady works with clients in a number of areas, including membership management, publication design, membership directories and convention/tradeshow programs. She has worked in the association industry, primarily focused on meeting planning, for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of VCU. Eisenman & Associates, Inc. is an association management and meetings consulting company.
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McAuliffe recognizes businesses for hiring veterans


SEPT. 28, 5:30 P.M. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Thursday recognized businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans at the 2017 Virginia Workforce Conference, hosted by the Virginia Chamber Foundation. More than 700 businesses, state and local government agencies and educational institutions, certified under the Virginia Values Veterans Program, have hired 26,852 veterans since the program’s inception in 2012.
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Henrico officials to serve on NACo committees


The National Association of Counties (NACo) has appointed nine Henrico County officials to the organization’s committees for 2017-18. Members of the Henrico Board of Supervisors received the following appointments:

• Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon – Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee (vice chair); Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board (vice chair); Information Technology Standing Committee; International Economic Development Task Force; Resilient Counties Advisory Board (vice chair); and Large Urban County Caucus Steering Committee;
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Henrico 4-H sale of peanuts, honey underway; orders due Oct. 27


The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling Virginia peanuts and honey to benefit local 4-H youth programs.

Peanuts come in a 2-pound sack and are available raw with recipes, for $10, or in salted or unsalted cocktail varieties, for $15. A 1-pound jar of honey costs $10.
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Henrico Police to host ‘Diversity in Law Enforcement’ orientation


The Henrico County Police Division will host its Diversity in Law Enforcement orientation Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7721 E. Parham Road. The event is open to anyone who is interested in a career in law enforcement.

Current police officers, animal protection officers and communication officers (911 dispatchers) will be in attendance.
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Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers, nutrition workers, nurses at Oct. 4 job fair


Henrico County Public Schools officials are seeking school nutrition workers, bus drivers and school nurses and will host a job fair Oct. 4 to interview candidates for full-time and substitute positions. Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. Henrico Schools is seeking both full-time registered nurses and substitutes.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will attend the job fair at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Henrico Exxon sells $1M Mega Millions winner


SEPT. 27, 11 A.M. – Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a Henrico Exxon station is a $1 million winner, Virginia Lottery officials said today.

The winning ticket – sold at Hari Sai Exxon, 10400 Ridgefield Parkway in the Far West End, matched the first five numbers in Tuesday night's drawing but missed the Mega Ball number.
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Whitley’s Peanut Factory announces opening date for Henrico store


Whitley’s Peanut Factory will open its third retail location – and first in the Richmond region – at 4101 Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen Oct. 23.

Whitley’s will host a grand opening celebration in November that will include store tours, giveaways and family activities.
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Open date set for Short Pump Crossing Publix


Publix will open another store in Henrico – at Short Pump Crossing Shopping Center, 3460 Pump Road – Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 a.m. The store will become the chain's sixth in Henrico at that time. It will open exactly one week after another new store (in the Virginia Center Marketplace at 10150 Brook Road in Glen Allen) opens.
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‘Revive RVA’ regional summit to explore solutions to heroin, opioid epidemic


The city of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover will present a free summit Thursday, Oct. 26 to examine and identify solutions to the alarming rise of heroin and opioid abuse in central Virginia.

The community event — titled "Revive RVA: Regional Solutions to the Opioid Crisis" — will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third Street in Richmond. The summit is open to the public, but registration is required.
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Oct. 2-6 is Virginia Farm to School Week


The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging schools, businesses and community members across the commonwealth to celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, Oct. 2-6. The farm-to-school program helps connect schools with local food producers to purchase fresh, healthy food items for availability in school cafeterias and at early childhood education centers.
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Business in brief


Henrico resident RaShawn Smith-Bolar, owner and operator of Oh Just Us Girls, recently was named 2017 Virginia Mobile Boutique of the Year by The Boutique Hub. More than 400,000 votes were cast. The Boutique Awards recognize independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry across the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. Categories include Storefront Boutique of the Year, Online Boutique of the Year, Children’s Boutique of the Year, Mobile Boutique of the Year, and State or Country Overall Boutique of the Year. Oh Just Us Girls launched in July 2015 and offers affordable apparel and accessories for the trendsetting woman on the go.
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West End apartment fire injures 1


SEPT. 25, 10:30 A.M. – A West End apartment fire injured one person Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out in the third floor of the Chase Gayton apartment complex in the 10 block of Chase Gayton Drive, near the intersection of Gaskins Road and Quioccasin Road, at about 1:20 p.m. Sept. 24.
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