Henrico Police to participate in Drug Take Back Program

The Henrico County Police Division along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Program. This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center at 7701 East Parham Rd.

The program is free and anonymous. Unused or expired pills and patches will be accepted – no questions asked. Liquids, needles and sharp items will not be accepted.
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Henrico Schools to host College and Career Night Nov. 1


Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

College and Career Night will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
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Business in brief


Henrico-based nonprofit Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing its accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team during the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the “Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.” These standards cover areas such as: mission, strategy and evaluation; leadership – board, staff and volunteers; legal compliance and ethics; finance and operations; resource development; and public awareness, engagement and advocacy. Commonwealth Autism was one of six organizations in the Richmond region to be recognized and the first in the region to achieve full accreditation. In addition to this accreditation, Commonwealth Autism is recognized as an Accredited Charity with the Richmond Better Business Bureau and holds accreditation from the Code of Ethics for Behavioral Organizations (COEBO).
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Toyota salesman donates to veterans’ group


For McGeorge Toyota salesperson Tom Baskin, selling cars is personal. So much so that he has been able to donate $15,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter by selling the most cars in April, June and July.

Baskin, who is a veteran himself (U.S. Air Force, 1973-1979), made the donations through the Random Acts of McGeorge program, which rewards the top salesperson each month with $5,000 that he or she may donate to a local charity of their choice.
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Cat that attacked Varina homeowner tests positive for rabies


OCT. 11, 11:15 A.M. – A cat that attacked a Varina resisdent Oct. 9 has tested positive for rabies, Henrico Police officials confirmed today. It is the county's fourth confirmed rabies case this year.

While the homeowner was entering the home in the 9000 block of Battlefield Park Road, a stray cat tried to run inside. When the homeowner attempted to scare the cat off the porch, the cat bit the homeowner on the hand and ran inside.
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Noodles & Company to open in Glen Allen Oct. 17


Noodles & Company will open a new restaurant in Innsbrook Oct. 17.

The location, at 4101 Dominion Boulevard, Suite 500, in Glen Allen, will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Henrico firefighters control blaze at Fareva plant


OCT. 9, 11:25 A.M. – Henrico firefighters extinguished an early-morning fire at the Fareva manufacturing facility on Darbytown Road in Varina today. None of the 25 employees in the facility at the time were injured.

Firefighters were called to the site, in the 2300 block of Darbytown Road, at about 4:20 a.m.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 9, 2017


This week, Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department with a recent homicide investigation.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Richmond Police responded to an apartment in the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Larry Scott, down inside the apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
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Business in brief


The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is honoring Learning Care Group (LCG) with the 2017 PHA “Partner of the Year” Award for the company’s extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children. The “Partner of the Year” Award is presented to the partner who demonstrates how it is successfully executing key PHA strategies, including using innovative approaches to address childhood obesity. In earning this award, LCG was selected from a pool of over 200 eligible organizations. LCG’s 900+ schools nationwide include two La Petite Academy locations in Henrico County. La Petite Academy has reduced fat and sugar by eliminating fried foods and juice; enhanced the daily menu to include over 50 fruits and vegetables and more than 30 multi-cultural offerings; and found ways to keep the children active each day, such as with dance breaks to get re-energized for learning.
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HCPS Band Showcase scheduled for Oct. 16


All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Monday, Oct. 16 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.

The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother.
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Varina Library wins award for architecture


Varina Area Library was one of 16 projects honored recently by AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects.

Designed by BCWH of Richmond, the library won an Architecture Merit Award in the Architecture category.
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Police investigating shooting death of 20-year-old in Highland Springs

Henrico Police officials are investigating the Oct. 4 shooting death of a 20-year-old Henrico man.

Quinton Peter King was shot in the 100 block of Longstreet Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. that day. Officers discovered him dead at the scene when they arrived.
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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 16 for next month’s election


Virginia voters have until Monday, Oct. 16 to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election.

The simplest way to apply to register to vote or to update your address information is to visit the Virginia Departmenof Elections website at http://elections.virginia.gov. To complete this online application process, eligible citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, displayed on DMV-issued identification cards or driver's licenses.
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2 Henrico schools earn ‘partially accredited’ upgrades from VBOE


Two Henrico County schools have been granted "partially accredited: reconstituted school" status by the Virginia Board of Education.

The accreditation status of Mehfoud and Varina elementary schools had been designated as "to be determined" when the state released accreditations ratings last month, but the board voted Sept. 28 to grant partial accreditation to both, as well as 32 other schools statewide.
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Airport’s Bell receives Virginia Department of Aviation award


Troy Bell, Richmond International Airport's director of marketing and air service development, recently received the 2017 Virginia Department of Aviation Person of the Year Award, in recognition of his contributions to marketing and communications, air service expansion, and state and local tourism initiatives on behalf of the Capital Region Airport Commission.
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