Obituary – Robert Sterling “Bobby” Saunders

Robert Sterling “Bobby” Saunders passed away suddenly on February 18, 2018 at the age of 36. Bobby was born on January 5, 1982 in Richmond, Virginia. He attended J. R. Tucker High School, Fishburne Military School, and UNC Greensboro. He was very talented and a natural athlete at any sport he put his mind to. He loved to play golf, […]

Obituary – Jean Dagenhart

Jean Dagenhart, 88, of Richmond, Va., went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Mrs. Dagenhart was born November 30, 1929, at Bear Island in Hanover County, Virginia. She grew up in King & Queen County, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Marriott High School. After graduation, she moved to Richmond, where she worked […]

Obituary – Robert Charles Brower Jr.

Robert Charles Brower Jr., 97, died peacefully February 20, 2018 at Cedarfield, Henrico, VA. A 40 year Richmond resident, Bob was born in Chicago IL to Robert Charles and Mildred (Perry) Brower. He was raised in Canton, OH with his sister Marguerite (Peggy). He was a proud 1938 graduate of Culver Military Academy where he was a Battalion Commander. Bob […]

Senate panel votes to ban ‘lunch shaming’ in Virginia


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misspelled the first name and misstated the title of Shawn Smith, the director of government, policy and media relations for Chesterfield County Public Schools. The article also incorrectly said Chesterfield County refuses to serve students who have a school-lunch debt or serves them an alternative meal. * * * A Senate committee […]

Greenwood Park to open this weekend for Ultimate Cup

Henrico County will mark the newest addition to its park system Feb. 24-25 when the Richmond Ultimate Cup soccer tournament kicks off at Greenwood Park. The park, along Greenwood Road in northwestern Henrico, features four lighted, synthetic turf fields for soccer, lacrosse and other sports, plus eight sand volleyball courts that were developed in partnership with the Richmond Volleyball Club. […]

Greenwood Park to open this weekend for Ultimate Cup

Virginia teenagers may rescue volunteer fire departments


A bill to allow teenagers to join volunteer fire and rescue squads may save many operations around Virginia that have seen an increasein service calls but a decrease in volunteers. Volunteers make up more than 65 percent of Virginia’s firefighting services – but according to the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, “retention and recruitment of new members has never been […]

Henrico plant sale underway to support Extension programs

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling varieties of berry and asparagus plants to support its programs. Blackberry and raspberry plants are available for $5 each. Blueberry plants and a bundle of 10 asparagus plants are $6 each. A bundle of 25 strawberry plants is $8. Order forms are available at henrico.us/extension. For more information, call (804) […]

Two bills may save babies’ lives


On July 1, Tennessee added a rare genetic disorder called MPS I to its newborn screening program. On July 13, Ruby Kate Leonard, whose parents live in Russell County, Virginia, was born in Bristol, Tennessee. Nine days after that, Ruby Kate’s parents received a call that she tested positive for MPS I. Treatment for the infant began immediately. Had Ruby […]