SPARC to present ‘Aida’ at Henrico Theatre

SPARC will perform the school edition of “Aida” at 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 and at 2 p.m. July 28-29 at the Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart […]

Godwin student wins National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced recently approximately 550 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities, including one winner from Henrico County. Annagrace Hamson of Godwin H. S. was awarded the National Merit Harvey Mudd College Scholarship, and will pursue a probable career field of biological engineering.  Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective college of […]

7-year-old pulled from Henrico hotel pool Friday dies

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was pulled from the swimming pool at the Embassy Suites hotel in Henrico’s West End Friday night has died, Henrico Police said today. The boy had been rescued by bystanders after nearly drowning and taken to the hospital in critical condition. He died there Sunday. Henrico Police officials are continuing to investigate the incident.

Apparent abduction was altercation between acquaintances; no one injured

Henrico Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of what they first believed to be a possible abduction that happened Sunday afternoon near Richmond International Raceway. Today, police said that the situation was actually an altercation between people who knew each other and the woman they feared had been abducted is actually safe. At about 4 p.m. July 22, police […]

Medicaid expansion is here, but debate continues


When the Virginia General Assembly agreed on a balanced budget that included an expansion of Medicaid, a door opened for nearly 400,000 Virginians to have access to healthcare. Throughout the state, localities have witnessed thousands of citizens becoming eligible to be covered by Medicaid; among those with more than 10,000 newly eligible citizens are the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk […]

Meeting to address planned Brookland District elementary school

Henrico County Public Schools officials will host an informal community conversation Aug. 6 about a new elementary school planned for the Brookland magisterial district. The forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library and is open to the public. In 2016 voters approved a bond referendum that included funding for the new school. It […]

Business in brief

Wilton Northgate Company, LLC recently purchased the 35,483-square-foot Northgate Center, located at 8002-8030 Staples Mill Road in Henrico from Northgate Associates, LLC for $2.6 million as an investment. The center is situated on 9.13 acres. Gregg W. Beck of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the buyer and also will act as leasing representative […]