Lane closure planned on I-64 East in West End April 17, 18

Lane closure planned on I-64 East in West End April 17, 18

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists that one land will be closed on I-64 eastbound between West Broad Street and North Parham Road April 17 and/or 18. The...

Siblings arrested, charged in connection to Lakeside Burgers & Fries fire

Siblings arrested, charged in connection to Lakeside Burgers & Fries fire

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A brother and sister have been arrested and charged in connection to a fire that damaged a Lakeside restaurant in February. Jordan Castaneda, 37, and Shelby Castaneda, 32, were each...

Adult wheelchair basketball national championships arrive in Henrico this weekend

Adult wheelchair basketball national championships arrive in Henrico this weekend

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Sportable will host the 2024 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Adult Division Wheelchair Basketball National Championships April 12-14 at the Henrico Sports and Events Center in Glen Allen. The event will...

How you can win a luxury playhouse while helping Virginia children in need

How you can win a luxury playhouse while helping Virginia children in need

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the team at Henrico CASA is raising awareness about the work they do in hopes of attracting more volunteers. The organization's fourth annual...

Henrico Crime Report: April 5-11, 2024

Henrico Crime Report: April 5-11, 2024

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Cox Road at Four Seasons Terrace – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence April 5 at 1:55 a.m. 600 block of North Laburnum Avenue –...

Weekend Top 5

Weekend Top 5

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host The Big Bloom, a festive garden party Friday, April 12 beginning at 6 p.m., to celebrate spring. Tickets for the adults-only event are $30...

Henrico News Minute – April 12, 2024

Henrico News Minute – April 12, 2024

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The Henrico Planning Commission endorses plans for a 622-acre data center and advanced manufacturing development in Sandston; Henrico flood insurance policies will become less expensive in October; a Henrico macaw...

Henrico macaw is finalist in national wacky pet name contest

Henrico macaw is finalist in national wacky pet name contest

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A Henrico macaw is one of the finalists for the title of wackiest pet name in the United States. "Magic Nugget" is among the 30 finalists in Nationwide Insurance's annual...

Scenthound bringing ‘dog wellness’ concept to Short Pump

Scenthound bringing ‘dog wellness’ concept to Short Pump

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A new wellness-focused dog care service is now open in Short Pump. Scenthound, founded in 2015, bills itself as the nation's first dog wellness concept and is planning more than...

Keep Virginia Beautiful’s ‘Green Grants’ application process now open through April 30

Keep Virginia Beautiful’s ‘Green Grants’ application process now open through April 30

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Keep Virginia Beautiful is currently accepting applications for its annual Green Grants program, which aims to fund projects that help keep Virginia beautiful. Thirty grant awards will be announced in...

Henrico Police seek man wanted for construction fraud, believe there may be other victims

Henrico Police seek man wanted for construction fraud, believe there may be other victims

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A Prince George is wanted by Henrico Police for construction fraud, and police believe there may be more victims. Charles Edwards Bartley, 46, owned and operated a pool company called...

New FEMA certification means Henrico property owners will save on flood insurance

New FEMA certification means Henrico property owners will save on flood insurance

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Henrico County property owners will be able to save on flood insurance costs beginning in October with the county’s participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS)....

Henrico, InUnison to host business town hall May 9

Henrico, InUnison to host business town hall May 9

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Henrico County officials will discuss key issues facing businesses in the area, including access to resources and support, at a May town hall event. Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas, InUnison...

Allen & Allen seeking nominations for 15th annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Award

Allen & Allen seeking nominations for 15th annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Award

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The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & is accepting nominations for its 15th annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Award. The awards are designed to honor people...

ACE Centers at Virginia Randolph, Hermitage to host spring plant sales

ACE Centers at Virginia Randolph, Hermitage to host spring plant sales

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The Advanced Career Education Centers at Hermitage and Virginia Randolph will host two spring plant sales in the coming weeks, featuring selections of student-grown flowers, vegetables and herbs, as well...

Warner, others introduce bill to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming

Warner, others introduce bill to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming

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During Minority Health Month, Virginia Senator Mark Warner is helping to introduce a bill that seeks to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming. The PREVENT DIABETES Act would make diabetes prevention...

Nominations sought for Preservation Virginia’s Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations sought for Preservation Virginia’s Historic Preservation Awards

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Applications for Preservation Virginia's annual Historic Preservation Awards are now open and will be accepted through April 30. The awards recognize outstanding preservation projects, organizations, and people who are dedicated...

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Varina HS named one of 27 ‘Schools of Excellence’ by ACT

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For five years, American College Testing has been presenting its annual "School of Excellence" awards to recognize high schools that support student success in college and beyond. This year, Varina...

Concert Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Frankenstein’ April 20 at Tucker HS

Concert Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Frankenstein’ April 20 at Tucker HS

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The Concert Ballet of Virginia will present its adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic horror story "Frankenstein" at J.R. Tucker High School April 20 at 2:30 p.m. The music for...

Restaurant Watch

Restaurant Watch

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MARCH 15 Glen Allen Bistro, 10209 Staples Mill Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: facility doesn’t have a certified food protection manager; person in charge...

VanValkenburg to host post-session town hall April 21

VanValkenburg to host post-session town hall April 21

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Virginia State Senator Schuyler VanValkenburg will host a 16th Senate District Post-Session 2024 Town Hall Sunday, April 21, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana at 11529 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen. VanValkenburg...

Latin Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero’ May 2

Latin Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero’ May 2

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The Weinstein JCC’s 2023-2024 Arts + Ideas season comes to a close on Thursday, May 2, with the Latin Ballet of Virginia's presentation of Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero at...

Virginia State Police offering free motorcycle safety course May 18

Virginia State Police offering free motorcycle safety course May 18

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Five motorcyclists have died on Virginia roads during the past week – three of them in Henrico – and the Virginia State Police are encouraging motorcyclists to take a safety...

Youngkin vetoes measure to let Va. localities increase sales tax to pay for school construction

Youngkin vetoes measure to let Va. localities increase sales tax to pay for school construction

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Local governments will have to find other ways of funding school construction and modernization costs after Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed legislation on Monday that would have allowed them to impose...

Virginia, other states investigating Google for potential antitrust violations

The attorneys general from all 50 states have begun an investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices to examine compliance with state and federal antitrust laws. The coalition will be investigating Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behavior that can harm consumers through reduced choice, higher prices, and reduced innovation. […]

Want to start small business? A local group will teach you how – for free

Commonwealth Catholic Charities, in partnership with Women in Motion, is offering a nine-week course beginning Sept. 19 that will teach the fundamental stages of owning and operating a small business – with a special incentive at the end of the course. “Mine Your Business” will lead participants from the idea of entrepreneurship to the implementation of a viable business. In […]

Henrico students named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, including several from Henrico schools, in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. More than […]

Circle of friends

Henrico organization foster friendships between disabled, abled children

At the 2nd & Charles bookstore in Henrico’s West End, browsing shoppers might see a group of three girls completing a scavenger hunt, likely focused on books that involve animals. Two of the girls, Sophie Hampton and Eliana Nachman, are 17 and planned the hunt. The third, Natalie Wilken, is 11, on the autism spectrum and working to complete the […]

Tourist spending in Henrico climbs to $963.5 million

County’s total leads region, remains fifth highest in Virginia

Visitors spent $963.5 million in Henrico County during 2018, the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study for the Virginia Tourism Corp. Tourist spending in Henrico jumped by 5.2 percent from 2017, exceeding the statewide rate of 4.4 percent. Among Virginia localities, tourism spending in Henrico followed the […]

Redesigning the high school experience in Henrico

New Tucker, H. Springs high schools viewed as prototype 'high schools of the future'

When the new editions of Highland Springs and Tucker high schools open in two years, they’ll do so with an innovative and redesigned approach to educating. The Henrico School Board will learn more about what that new approach will look like when school system officials make a presentation at the board’s work session this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (You can […]

Dorey Park to host USA Archery Target Nationals, US Open in 2020

Henrico’s Dorey Park will host the 136th USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open next August, the national organization announced last week. The event is being held in Dublin, Ohio this year (as it was last year). It’s also been held in Indiana and Alabama in recent years. In the past, it has attracted roughly 400 competitors and affiliated families […]

Milestones

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced an additional appointment to his administration. Leslie Edinboro, MS, PhD of Henrico was reappointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee. Edinboro is executive science director at Quest Diagnostics. *** Cassie Morgan Proffitt of Glen Allen graduated August 3 from The University of Alabama. She earned a master’s degree in Library & Information Studies. *** Skylin Song […]

TSA stops Missouri man with loaded handgun at Richmond International Airport

Airport police charged a Missouri man with state weapons violations at Richmond International Airport Sept. 8 after a Transportation Security Administration officer found a loaded handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray monitor detected a .32 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the X-ray […]