Henrico Police to encrypt radio frequencies

If you enjoy listening to the police scanner to keep tabs on what’s happening locally, better get your listening in soon. In a joint letter to media today, the chiefs of police in Henrico, Chesterfield and Richmond announced that they will encrypt their agencies’ radio frequencies beginning July 2. The change means that only authorized public safety officials will be […]

Business in brief

Nelsen Funeral Home is offering families the opportunity to exchange their old, torn or soiled American flags for a new 3-foot by 5-foot flag. Bernie Henderson, president of Nelsen and Woody Funeral Homes, says the two Nelsen Funeral Home locations in the Richmond area – 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. and 412 S. Washington Hwy. – are offering the flag exchange […]

First Colony Cluster Dog Show scheduled this week at Raceway

The Virginia Kennel Club and The Gloucester Kennel Club will present their annual First Colony Cluster Dog Show this Thursday through Sunday at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Henrico. Hundreds of dogs and their owners will get the chance to strut their stuff in the show ring from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. (Dogs that are not entered […]

Averett University to offer graduate programs in data analytics, criminal justice

Averett University will begin offering two new master’s degree programs through its Graduate and Professional Studies program – a master of science in applied data analytics program and a master of science in criminal justice leadership and administration, school officials announced this week. Both programs will begin enrolling students immediately for the Fall 2018 term. The programs are designed to […]

Weedman named director of Henrico County Public Library

Henrico County has appointed Barbara F. Weedman as director of Henrico County Public Library, effective June 23. Weedman joined HCPL in 2009 as public services coordinator and was named assistant director in 2016. She will succeed Gerald M. McKenna, who is retiring from the position after leading the county’s library system since 1995. As director, Weedman will oversee an agency […]

Sheppard named director of Henrico public relations department

Henrico County has appointed Ben A. Sheppard to serve as director of the Department of Public Relations & Media Services, effective June 23. Sheppard has served as assistant director of PRMS since 2016. He joined the department in 2004 as a media specialist and later served as a senior television producer/director and television and media services manager. He will succeed […]