‘Toby Town’ dog daycare opening in Henrico June 22

A new dog daycare will open June 22 in Henrico’s Near West End. Toby Town, named in honor of owner Gloria Ruggeri’s late Daschund, is located at 2100 Maywill Street and features 6,700 square feet of space, as many as 80 modern kennel accommodations and indoor and outdoor play areas. The business will host a grand opening event from 10 […]

Henrico restaurant offers tacos for your dog

Casa del Barco, which has locations in Short Pump and Richmond, is touting its dog-friendly patio not only as a summer relaxation spot, but also as the home of the Bark-o-Bite taco for four-legged companions. Comprised of a corn tortilla, 4-ounce burger patty and a pinch of chihuahua cheese, the Bark-o-Bite was designed with dogs in mind and for canine […]

3 arrested, charged in sexual assault incident in Varina

Henrico Police arrested and charged three people with assault, abduction and aggravated sexual battery, among other charges, in connection with an incident that happened June 20 in Varina. At about 2:30 a.m. that day, police responded to the 8100 block of Four Mile Run Parkway in the Four Mile Run subdivision, where a victim reported being sexually assaulted by three […]

Virginia’s unemployment rate rises minimally to 3 percent

Commonwealth has lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate among Southeast states

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point in May to 3.0 percent, which equals the rate from a year ago, Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week. Virginia has the lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate among the Southeast states and the sixth-lowest in the nation, along with Massachusetts and Nebraska. The national rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent. In […]

Seven Henrico schools earn state awards for exemplar performance

Seven Henrico schools earned state recognition for high student achievement or continuous improvement as part of the Board of Education’s new exemplar performance school recognition program, which replaces the Virginia Index of Performance program. Five Henrico County schools earned the Board of Education Highest Achievement Award: Colonial Trail Elementary, Nuckols Farm Elementary, Rivers Edge Elementary, Sandston Elementary and Twin Hickory […]

McEachin to host town hall with Congressional Black Caucus members June 22

U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) will host members of the Congressional Black Caucus in Richmond June 22 for the 400th commemoration of the first captive Africans’ arrival in English North America, for the official dedication of Arthur Ashe Boulevard and for a State of Black America town hall. In addition to McEachin, the caucus members attending will include Chair Karen […]

Celebrating strength

Declan Lewis, age 2, shows off the quilt square he decorated at the inaugural “Celebration of Strength,” held June 20 at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Declan and his mother, Lyric, who attended to support his grandmother, joined dozens of family members, supporters and Sarah Cannon staff to celebrate cancer survivors with games, food, crafts and […]

DRHS golfers to compete in national invitational tournament

Five players from the Deep Run HS are heading to the inaugural High School Golf Nationals Invitational Tournament in Orlando, Florida, next week. The 36-hole, stroke-play event, kicking off at Walt Disney World Resort June 27-28, will feature more than 300 of the top boys and girls high school golfers from across the country competing to become America’s first national […]

Kane Brown concert at Innsbrook rescheduled to Sept. 8

Kane Brown’s performance at Innsbrook After Hours – postponed last month by bad weather – has been rescheduled to Sept. 8. All previously purchased tickets will be honored (unless already refunded); tickets are now available for purchase at www.innsbrookafterhours.com. Brown splashed onto the country scene in 2016 with his self-titled debut album, which has been the best-selling new-artist debut since […]