O’Bannon says she’ll return developer’s $1,000 campaign donation

UPDATE: Sept. 27, 12:17 p.m. – O’Bannon tells the Citizen that the money was returned to the development company Sept. 25 at 11:40 a.m. *** Tuckahoe District Supervisor Pat O’Bannon will return a $1,000 contribution made by a Richmond development company to her campaign in May, she told the Citizen Tuesday. During a candidate forum Monday at Libbie Mill Library, […]

Fairfield, Tuckahoe candidates outline plans at forum

Plans for education funding, development and redevelopment projects and jobs in Henrico County were the focus of candidate forums for the Fairfield and Tuckahoe district seats on the Board of Supervisors and School Board Sept. 23 at Libbie Mill Library. Each race features two candidates – all eight of whom outlined desired goals and objectives before a crowd of about […]

Allstate volunteers earn $5,000 Grant for Henrico’s Trained2Go Student Athletes

Four Allstate personal finance representatives and staff from Sandston recently came together to volunteer and earn a $5,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® Grant to benefit Trained2Go Student Athletes. The organization will use the funding to purchase uniforms, equipment, facility rentals and tournament fees. The participating Allstate representatives and staff (Cliff Bullock, Britnee Crawley, Tyler Dowe, and Judy Jones) earned Allstate […]

McEachin announces new Eco Heroes program

Congressman A. Donald McEachin recently announced a new environmental program, Eco Heroes, for elementary school students in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District. Participating students will complete a series of environmentally focused challenges to learn more about the importance of being eco-friendly in their daily lives. “I have been so impressed by the work, commitment and passion shown by youth around the […]

Nelson, Manns named to state African American History Education commission

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam last month signed Executive Order Thirty-Nine, which establishes the Commission on African American History Education. The commission is charged with reviewing Virginia’s history standards, and the instructional practices, content, and resources currently used to teach African American history in the state. Northam made the announcement speaking at the 2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing, a […]

Sandston home damaged by fire

A home in Sandston received heavy damage from a fire Tuesday morning, but no one was injured. At about 11:30 a.m., Henrico firefighters responded to the 100 block of East Union Street for the report of the home on fire. As firefighters responded, they saw a large column of thick smoke in the area. When they arrived, they found a […]

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Henrico Commonwealth’s attorney asks for independent review of police shooting

Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor is asking for an independent review of a police officer-related shooting that left a Henrico woman dead last week. In a press release Monday, Taylor said that she will continue to review the case herself but has asked Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell and Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Olsen to review the case as […]

D.C. area is biggest source of new RVA residents

Kayla Walker is from the Virginia Beach area but moved to Richmond to pursue a pharmaceutical career. She says diversity, better opportunities and Virginia Commonwealth University’s pharmacy program influenced her decision. “There’s literally all walks of life in Richmond, versus in Virginia Beach, it’s very military- and family-based,” Walker said. “In Richmond, it’s sort of a whole spectrum of people.” […]

Profiles in Religion: John Huber, pastor, Living Hope Church

John Huber wasn’t a Christian until he was 45 years old. He credits his wife, nicknamed Luba, for teaching him. Huber now serves as the volunteer pastor at Living Hope Church when he is not at his secular job as an industrial machinist. “She has been a Christian her whole life and really taught me through our marriage and her […]

Alchemco chooses Henrico as site of new global headquarters

Brazilian-based Alchemco, a firm specializing in the moisture and surface protection market, has chosen Henrico County for its global headquarters. It leased 2,800 square feet of space at 3532 Mayland Court in the West End. The company plans to hire 15-20 new employees within the next three years for its $5 million expansion. Alchemco sells products in 75 countries and […]