Henrico Fur Finder: June 12, 2024

Henrico Fur Finder: June 12, 2024

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Welcome to Henrico Fur Finder, where each week we highlight pets looking for a forever home at the Henrico Animal Shelter. Animals are sometimes adopted quickly; the shelter cannot guarantee...

Pets 6/12/24

Pets 6/12/24

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Henrico Property Transactions: May 15-21, 2024

Henrico Property Transactions: May 15-21, 2024

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5904 Lakeside Avenue - $220,000, 1,080 SF (built in 1940), from Stephen T. and Shelia B. Jones to Elk Creek Capital LLC. 5118 Kemp Street - $259,000, 1,080 SF (built...

AARP Virginia warns of elder financial exploitation

AARP Virginia warns of elder financial exploitation

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In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the AARP of Virginia is urging seniors and their caregivers to be aware of potential scams and elder financial...

2 Henrico railroad crossings closed through June 14

2 Henrico railroad crossings closed through June 14

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CSX Railroad will be performing maintenance work until June 14 on the railroad crossings at Beulah Road and Sandy Lane, necessitating detours around both spots. The Beulah Road crossing is...

Melton named 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother

Melton named 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother

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The Henrico Christmas Mother organization has named Linda R. Melton to serve as the 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother. Melton is the daughter of former Henrico Christmas Mother Charlotte Melton, who...

Milestones: June 11, 2024

Milestones: June 11, 2024

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Nick Erickson, Connor Giles and Liliana Manyara of Henrico were named to the spring 2024 dean’s list at Middle Tennessee State University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students...

These new housing laws will take effect next month

These new housing laws will take effect next month

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Manufactured homes, mobile homes, trailers — whatever they’re referred to as, this type of housing has offered tenants an affordable option to become homeowners. But they haven’t offered as much...

Savvy Senior: How to find reliable health information online

Savvy Senior: How to find reliable health information online

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Dear Savvy Senior, How can I tell if the health info on a website is trustworthy? I usually do a Google search on a symptom, drug or health condition when...

Henrico News Minute – June 11, 2024

Henrico News Minute – June 11, 2024

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The Henrico School Board adopts stricter cell phone standards for students; another pedestrian is struck in Henrico overnight; a Glen Allen woman is recovering after a shark attack; Henrico police...

Henrico Schools to enforce stricter consequences for cell phone violations

Henrico Schools to enforce stricter consequences for cell phone violations

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The Henrico School Board approved several changes to the division’s Code of Student Conduct at a meeting June 6, which outline more specific and stricter consequences for students breaking cell...

Henrico, Richmond officers honored for takedown of Henrico gang responsible for teen’s death

Henrico, Richmond officers honored for takedown of Henrico gang responsible for teen’s death

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In 2023, the murderers of a 15-year-old Richmond girl were convicted, sentenced, and are now serving lengthy prison sentences. Tynashia Humphrey's 2022 murder in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood helped police...

Glen Allen woman attacked by shark in Florida ‘continues to make progress,’ church says

Glen Allen woman attacked by shark in Florida ‘continues to make progress,’ church says

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A Virginia woman critically injured in a shark attack along Florida’s Gulf Coast on Friday "continues to make progress," according to an update from her church in Glen Allen. Winns...

Business in brief: June 10, 2024

Business in brief: June 10, 2024

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Colliers International recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Ramboll Amercias Engineering Solutions, Inc. – expanded its lease of 3,715 SF at 4435 Waterfront Drive (Wood Thornton and...

Henrico News Minute – June 10, 2024

Henrico News Minute – June 10, 2024

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Henrico Police pursuits are up almost 80% in the past five years; Henrico MHDS to honor late official; Henrico plans its Juneteenth celebration; Hoop It Up basketball tournament coming back...

Hoop It Up competition returning to Henrico Aug. 9

Hoop It Up competition returning to Henrico Aug. 9

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Hoop It Up is coming back to Henrico County in August. The popular 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which returned to the county last year as part of the Henrico Schools' kick-off...

Obituary – Marilyn Gallmeyer

Obituary – Marilyn Gallmeyer

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Marilyn Gallmeyer was called home by the Lord on May 31, 2024, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter J. Cavedo and Mattie Lienhart,...

Obituary – Roberta Linden Wiener

Obituary – Roberta Linden Wiener

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Roberta Linden Wiener passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard Wiener and her three children, Jennifer (Steve Green), Jason (Sara...

Obituary – Lynn Robertson Bailey

Obituary – Lynn Robertson Bailey

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Lynn Robertson Bailey of Varina passed away peacefully Saturday June 1, 2024 at her home in Varina. Lynn was the wife of Ryland Y. Bailey, Jr.. Lynn was born in...

Obituary – Robin Ellen Ball

Obituary – Robin Ellen Ball

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Robin Ellen Ball, 69, of Highland Springs, died Wednesday, May 29, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chief Master Sergeant Robert V. and Ellen S. Ball; aunt,...

Obituary – Rex Allen Carder

Obituary – Rex Allen Carder

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Rex Allen Carder, 70, of Highland Springs, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024. He was preceded in death by his father, George J. Carder and is survived by his wife...

Henrico MHDS board to induct Piero posthumously into its hall of fame

Henrico MHDS board to induct Piero posthumously into its hall of fame

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The Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services Board will posthumously honor Alexis Piero as its 2024 Mary Ann Bergeron Hall of Fame honoree for her service, commitment and significant...

RIC honors its employee of the year

RIC honors its employee of the year

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Andrew Wilhelm, an Airport Operations employee at Richmond International Airport, has been named the airport's 2023 Living the Values Employee of the Year. Wilhelm also received the Richmond Region Tourism...

Officials warn of busiest Atlantic hurricane season in 25 years

Officials warn of busiest Atlantic hurricane season in 25 years

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Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting the busiest season in 25 years, with 17 to 25 named storms, including eight...

Restaurant Watch

Following are routine and complaint inspection reports for Henrico County food establishments inspected recently by the Henrico Health Department, according to Virginia Department of Health guidelines. Deficiencies are noted as “priority” or “priority foundation” (posing a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served) or “core” (representing a failure of cleaning or maintenance). Inspections represent only […]

Skillet, Sevendust to play Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway Aug. 13

Skillet and Sevendust, co-headliners of the Victorious War Tour, will play Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway August 13 at 7 p.m. They will be joined by special guests Pop Evil and Devour The Day. Skillet has sold more than 12 million units worldwide, has received two Grammy Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified […]

Sign on the dotted line

Henrico CTE students celebrate career plans

More than 100 Henrico County Career and Technical Education students celebrated their post-high school plans yesterday during the school system’s second-annual letter-of-intent signing day celebration at Libbie Mill Library. The event, which earned national attention last year, is designed to mimic ceremonies that honor high school athletes as they gather in gyms to sign letters-of-intent to play for NCAA athletic […]

Sign on the dotted line

Henrico supervisors adopt $1.3-billion budget

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors Tuesday adopted a $1.3- billion budget for Fiscal year 2019-20 that retains the current real estate tax rate, emphasizes funding for schools and public safety, provides the largest one-year total for capital projects and establishes Sunday hours for two libraries. The budget represents an increase of nearly 6 percent from the current year’s plan. […]

RVA French Food Festival adds six new chefs to its menu

The RVA French Food Festival – scheduled April 26-27 at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Road in Henrico – will feature six new chefs this year, organizers announced last month. Chefs from Little Saint, Tarrant’s Café, Tarrant’s West, Bar Solita, Spoonbread Bistro and Max’s on Broad will join the event, which benefits the Little Sisters of the […]

Henrico launches new mobile app

Henrico County has developed a free mobile app to help residents and others in the community engage with the county’s government. The Henrico County App is available for both Android and IOS devices and can be downloaded at the Google Play and Apple App stores. The app, developed by Henrico’s Department of Information Technology, allows users to check upcoming events […]

Bag it up

Staff members from Keep Virginia Beautiful and Keep Henrico Beautiful spent the morning of March 25 picking up trash on Copper Creek Lane as part of the #TrashTag Project. The team gathered 21 bags of roadside debris in all: 165 pounds of trash and 67 pounds of recycling. Pictured (from left) are Mike Baum, Beckey Watson, Tracey Leverty, Rosa Crance, […]

Virginia trails national average in placing foster children with relatives


Only 7 percent of Virginia’s foster children are placed with relatives, according to a new study — well below the national average of 32 percent. The Annie E. Casey Foundation tracked changes in foster care in each state from 2007 to 2017. For Virginia, the data snapshot contained some good news: There were fewer children in foster care, and fewer […]