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...

Henrico DMV location to open next week

A Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles location in Henrico Coutny will reopen June 8, the agency announced yesterday. The North Henrico DMV at 9015 Brook Road in Glen Allen will become the first DMV in the county to reopen since the agency closed its locations because of the pandemic. Five other locations statewide will reopen the same day, joining an […]

2 Henrico School Board members to appear on virtual community meeting

Varina School Board member Alicia Atkins will host a “coffee and conversation” online event June 16 at 6 p.m., and she will be joined by Brookland District School Board member Kristi Kinsella. The two women will discuss issues related to the school system and will field questions from participants. Registration is required, and space is limited. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/107605089720.

Today in Henrico

Today in Henrico – Patty Conway, Henrico County Public Library

In a new regular audio segment, the Citizen speaks with Henrico County Public Library Community Relations Coordinator Patty Conway about what services are available from the county’s libraries, even as they are closed to visitors. Beginning June 2, returns will be accepted at Fairfield, Libbie Mill, Tuckahoe, Twin Hickory, and Varina libraries. Items may be returned between 10 a.m. and […]

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Henrico’s 7-day moving average of virus positivity drops – but what exactly does that mean?

Explaining the way VDH calculates arguably the most crucial COVID-19 statistic

The percentage of Henrico residents tested for COVID-19 who have tested positive during a sliding 7-day period increased steadily late last month before beginning a three-day descent May 26. The county’s 7-day positivity percentage moving average had dipped to 13 percent as of May 28, the most recent day for which such data is available, according to the Virginia Department […]

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GRTC reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; operating on reduced schedule Tuesday

GRTC officials have announced the eighth and ninth confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its workforce and announced reduced hours for Tuesday and possibly other days this week, as well. The newest employee diagnosed with the virus, a bus operator, was traced by the Virginia Department of Health as a likely connection to the sixth case reported by the company. The […]

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Henrico’s 7-day COVID positivity percent drops

One-hundred eighty new cases of COVID 19 have been reported in Henrico County since Saturday morning, but the good news is that after rising every day from May 18 to May 25, the 7-day percent positivity moving average among those tested for COVID 19 in Henrico has fallen for the most recent three days on record. The percentage had increased […]

What Henrico’s elected, appointed officials are saying

As Henrico’s elected and appointed officials weigh in on the protests, riots and related events of the past several days, we will update this page with their comments. Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor Henrico Health Director Danny Avula Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan – 9th District (Democrat) Virginia Delegate John McGuire – 56th […]

Monday Moms podcast – June 1, 2020

In this week’s episode of Monday Moms, host Tara Gray welcomes Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Adam Galton, who discusses a plethora of scams related to COVID-19 and how to avoid falling victim to them.

State hospitals receive $2.6M in additional federal funding

Virginia hospitals will share about $2.6 million in federal dollars to purchase additional medical equipment and support preparedness planning, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The new round of funds will be dispersed through HHS’s Hospital Preparedness Program to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association for COVID-19 preparedness and response activities under the Virginia Healthcare Emergency […]