Henrico CASA welcomes new volunteers

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates welcomed eight newly activated CASA volunteers during a ceremony March 28. The advocates were sworn in to their new roles by Stuart L. Williams, Jr., chief judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. The advocates (pictured) are Keith Deering, Chloe Edwards, Marie Gordon, Jennifer Hoad, Barbara Massey, Neil Spoonhower, Dee Dee […]

Northam signs executive order to strengthen protection of natural resources

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today signed an executive order instructing the Department of Environmental Quality to update regulations, strengthen enforcement of Virginia’s environmental standards, identify the causes of permitting delays and improve transparency. “I am proud to take executive action to safeguard Virginia’s environment and improve the quality of life of all Virginians,” Northam said. “DEQ has protected our air, […]


Officer Jacob R. Gilliam, of Sandston, graduated Mar. 29 from the 90th Basic Law Enforcement Academy of the Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy. In a ceremony at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Gilliam was honored for covering 1,300 Department of Criminal Justice Services-mandated training objectives during the 26-week academy in Prince George County. Upon returning to Richmond, the Capitol Police officer […]

Henrico Extension opens enrollment for SMART Lawns program

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is enrolling residents in SMART Lawns, a program that provides customized plans for growing attractive, healthy lawns. For a $25 fee, Master Gardener volunteers will visit a home, analyze the lawn and prepare a plan for improving its condition, appearance and health. Participants will receive recommendations for fertilizer and lime as well […]

Lidl to open fourth Henrico store May 3

Lidl will open its fourth Henrico store May 3 at 4700 West Broad Street. The store will open at 8 a.m., immediately after a 7:40 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. It will be the company’s sixth store in the Richmond region. Customers will be able to take advantage of get-them-while-you-can grand opening special offers at the new store.  The first 100 customers […]