Precious Waddy, of Henrico, was honored at the Fall Student Recognition chapel at Eastern Mennonite University on Dec. 8 for Achievement of Leadership Recognition on the Black Student Union Board. Students were nominated by faculty and staff for outstanding achievements in their respective areas. *** Wheaton College student Cassia Waligora recently performed in “Messiah, Prince of Peace,” the 2017 Christmas […]

GoToWork invests in transportation network for local workers

Nonprofit offers pre-paid ride share service

A new nonprofit that aims to provide transportation service for employees throughout Greater Richmond has opened in the city. GoToWork is a personal transportation service that will oerpate 12- and 15-passenger vans, as well as handicap-accessible shuttle buses, to provide carpool-style options for local residents. The company plans to invest more than $500,000 and hire 40 employees to provide service […]

Henrico Police seek robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking the man who robbed a convenience store in Eastern Henrico Monday afternoon. The suspect, a black male, robbed the store in the 400 block of East Laburnum Avenue at about 1:45 p.m. He had been waiting in line at the counter and then grabbed money from the register.  A victim and the suspect struggled for the […]

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Dec. 18, 2017

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department with a homicide that occurred this summer. On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10:58 in the evening, police responded to the 2400 block of Carmine Street in the City of Richmond for a report of a person shot. The officers located a 24-year-old male victim, Justin […]

Rainbow Station changes name to LeafSpring School

Locally-based childcare and early education provider Rainbow Station is changing its name to LeafSpring School. With the term ‘rainbow’ saturating the early education market, the rebranding is designed to help differentiate LeafSpring Schools amongst competitors who do not have the same accreditations and proprietary curriculum, according to company officials. In January 2018, the five Richmond-area Rainbow Station schools will be […]

Eastern Henrico church donates more than 200 bikes to children

An Eastern Henrico church donated more than 200 bikes to children from low-income families Dec. 16. Worship & Praise Church on East Laburnum Avenue made the donations through its “Bikes for Christ” program. “A bicycle can brighten and open a child’s world, and even bring great joy to an entire family during the holiday season,” church officials said in a […]