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...

Va. Press Association puts Glen Allen headquarters on the market

The Virginia Press Association has put its Henrico headquarters on the market. VPA, which since 1881 has advocated for newspapers, magazines and a free press in the state, recently listed for sale the 12,780-square-foot office building it built nearly two decades ago (and the three acres on which it sits) at 11529 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen near Wyndham. The […]

COVID-19

Henrico Health District to conduct free virus testing May 21 at Tuckahoe M.S.

The Henrico Health District will conduct free COVID-19 testing at Tuckahoe Middle School May 21. The school is located at 9000 Three Chopt Road. Testing is only for those who are uninsured or underinsured, ages 5 or older who have COVID-19 symptoms, as well as those who are pregnant, are ages 65 or older, have underlying medical conditions that put […]

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GRTC reports one new virus case

GRTC announced its fifth positive COVID-19 case this week – and updated its list of confirmed cases to exclude a false positive. GRTC continues to encourage ongoing, voluntary testing of all staff members for the virus, according to company officials. To date, more than half of all employees have been voluntarily tested with only five confirmed cases since mid-March. The […]

3 Henrico nonprofits receive literacy grants from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Three Henrico nonprofits – The Partnership for Families Foundation; Reading and Education for Adult Development; and Commonwealth Catholic Charities were among the 21 Virginia organizations to receive approximately $107,000 in literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. These grants are part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s largest one-day grant announcement, which supports summer, family and adult literacy programs. […]

About 2 percent of Henrico’s population now has been tested

Total cases nearing 1,200; death count climbs to 113

Henrico’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had reached nearly 1,200 as of Friday morning, with one new death attributed to the virus bringing the county’s total to 113. All but 16 deaths have occurred among residents of long-term care facilities in the county. The Virginia Department of Health this week restored to its online database testing information that shows […]

Henrico offers virtual ‘Revive!’ training to help after an opioid overdose

Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services is offering free, virtual training on how to administer naloxone to potentially save the life of someone who has overdosed on opioids. The virtual Revive! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education for Virginia classes are conducted via the Webex video-conferencing platform or by phone. Participants will receive a free dose of the nasal-spray form […]

Henrico Crime Report – May 15, 2020

(A sampling of reported incidents and arrests that occurred between May 8-14 appears below) 1300 block of N. Laburnum Avenue – Police arrested and charged a citizen with shoplifting and possession of marijuana at a gas station May 8 at 9:34 a.m. 12400 block of W. Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with credit card fraud at […]

Pocahontas Parkway donates $20k to CIS of Richmond to assist Eastern Henrico families

Pocahontas Parkway officials earlier this week provided a $20,000 grant to Communities In Schools of Richmond to assist with the organization’s emergency food assistance outreach in Eastern Henrico County. “There are a lot of families in our corner of eastern Henrico who are struggling more than ever with basic day-to-day needs due to the COVID-19 situation,” said William Muse, CFO […]

Henrico News Minute – May 15, 2020

The May 15, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about the five plans for reopening schools in the fall that Henrico officials are considering; the School Board nixes  consideration of year-round school the following year; county businesses begin reopening as part of the state’s Phase One of reopening today; initial unemployment claims fall in Henrico for […]

Henrico EDA paying permit fees for temporary outdoor dining, retail structures

Henrico County is offering technical support, streamlining its processes and covering certain permit fees to help businesses reopen  under the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia guidelines, Phase 1 of which begins today. The county and the Henrico Economic Development Authority will host a webinar at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 to help businesses navigate the state’s guidelines and local regulations as they […]