Weekend Top 10

NOV 17 CharacterWorks Theater, a nonprofit after-school theater arts program for students ages 4-19, will present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” Nov. 17-26 at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” features the hit songs “Under the Sea,” “Kiss […]

Ridership increases on Virginia Amtrak routes

Ridership on most state-supported Amtrak routes in Virginia has increased during the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Fiscal Year, which ended Sept. 30, the agency announced this week. DRPT supports the operation of six Amtrak trains in Virginia that connect the Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia and Hampton Roads to Washington, D.C. and to cities along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. […]

Southern States raising money for animal shelters

Local farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is raising money to help animals in the fight against hunger during the holidays. The company is holding a Puppy Paw Donation Drive to raise funds for local animal shelters in need. Beginning Nov. 20, customers can purchase a paper puppy paw emblem for $1 that the company will be display in stores. […]

‘Project Holiday’ to decorate storefronts at Westhampton shops

First year Experience Design students of the VCU Brandcenter will unveil their newest project at 28 Westhampton Merchants Association stores Friday, Nov. 24. The grand viewing event will include wine, cider, hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and more. The “Project Holiday” event is designed in the spirit of the show Project Runway, featuring a friendly competition for the top holiday […]

Dump truck overturns on I-64 ramp

A dump truck carrying asphalt overturned at Exit 183B (West Broad Street) on I-64 in Henrico Nov. 16. The truck’s driver was traveling too fast around the exit ramp, according to Virginia State Police, causing the weight of the load to shift and overturning the truck. The driver was transported to the hospital for minor injuries and charged with reckless […]

Police seek suspect in Eastern Henrico homicide

Henrico Police are investigating the Nov. 15 death of a 21-year-old Chesterfield man in Eastern Henrico County as a homicide. The victim, Ra’Quan L. May, was found dead with signs of trauma at about 9:30 p.m. that day in the 4600 block of Needham Court. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where the manner […]