2 rare diseases may be added to newborn screenings

Like a typical 12-year-old girl, Haley Hayes texts, browses the internet, socializes with friends and family, and loves to sing – especially to Carrie Underwood. What Haley doesn’t typically share with her peers is that she was born with a rare genetic condition called Pompe disease. Haley has suffered muscle loss and other complications because of the disease. She might […]

Henrico to offer rabies vaccinations for pets Feb. 17

The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Each vaccine […]

House panel rejects ‘Net neutrality’ bill

A bill to prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking certain websites based on content or hosting platform was killed Tuesday in a House subcommittee. The House Commerce and Labor subcommittee voted 5-0 against the bill, with one abstention. HB 705 was introduced by Del. Lee Carter, D-Manassas, who argued that Virginia should maintain the principle of net neutrality […]

Weekend Top 10

FEB 9 The Elegba Folklore Society will present “African Dance, Music and the Oral Tradition” at 7 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre. In this performance, dancers, drummers, singers, spoken word artists and masquerades focus primarily on West Africa to interactively spur an evolving understanding of the cultural and historical underpinnings of the dance and its music while showing its relationship […]