3 Henrico students earn Allen & Allen scholarships

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Three Henrico residents are among 15 Virginia students who received $2,000 scholarships from the Allen & Allen law firm for overcoming adversity as they head into their college careers. The three Henrico students (and their colleges or universities) are: • Shrinidhi Nadgouda of Glen Allen (University of Virginia); • Dinachi Utah of Henrico (Virginia Tech); • Kevin Xue of Glen […]

Henrico Police seek help solving 2018 cold case death

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Henrico Police officials are seeking the public’s help to solve the 2018 death investigation of Starquay Spruill, who had been missing nearly a month when her body was found Sept. 3, 2018 inside a large, spray-painted wooden box near the 4100 block of Benton Avenue near Richmond Raceway. “It looked like a homemade coffin,” said Henrico Police Detective Chris Henry. […]


First-time unemployment claims in Henrico drop 12%

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The number of first-time unemployment claims in Henrico dropped slightly during the week of May 2-8, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. A total of 242 county residents filed initial claims that week, down from the 275 who did so the previous week. Henrico, the sixth-largest locality in the state, had only the 12th-most first-time filers. The number of people […]

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American Parkinson’s Disease Association Virginia Chapter to host virtual walk May 22

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The American Parkinson’s Disease Association Virginia Chapter is hosting its Virtual Optimism Walk May 22. Participants may register online at APDAParkinson.org/va. The event is one of three virtual walks happening on the same day and part of a nationwide series of Optimism Walks that are designed to mobilize and inspire people to help end = Parkinson’s disease. About one million […]

Henrico Schools to host Asian American Heritage Month teacher discussion panel May 20

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Henrico Schools will host a May 20 discussion among school system instructors who will talk about their experiences as educators and appreciation for their Asian American heritage. Registration is required. The event is the second of two this month in recognition of May as Asian American Heritage Month. Panelists include: • Christina Thrasher, Henrico High School librarian; • Juliana “Juli” […]

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Mental health, learning challenges make campus return a promising prospect for college students

Devastated. Drained. Depressed. Those are just a few words college students used to describe the past 15 months since the pandemic hit. This past year has been a mixed bag of hybrid and online learning, but many college campuses in Virginia are completely reopening in the fall. Students had different reactions to online learning, but many are excited to transition […]

Virginia DMV to expand appointment opportunities

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In line with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement last week easing COVID-19 restrictions, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will open more windows in its customer service centers beginning June 1, creating 184,000 additional appointment opportunities statewide. Customers are able to schedule appointments now. Additional windows will open in stages on June 1, June 15 and in July as DMV […]

May 17-21 is ‘Bike to Work Week’

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May 17-21 is “Bike to Work Week,” and Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation officials are encouraging Virginians who can to participate. For those who can’t bike all the way to work, officials suggesting biking to a bus stop and taking the bus as another option, when available. For longer commutes, Amtrak Virginia now offers a carry-on bike program […]

Milestones – May 18, 2021

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Laura Williamson of Glen Allen was named to the spring 2021 president’s list at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. To qualify for the president’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or higher. *** The following area students recently graduated with master’s degrees from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.: Jayakrishna Vinya Shanmukh Gurazada, of […]

Regal Short Pump theaters reopen

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The Regal Short Pump & IMAX move theaters reopened to the public May 14, according to company officials. The location was one of four Regal sites in the Richmond region to reopen that day, along with others on Commonwealth Centre Parkway in Midlothian, at Westchester Commons in Midlothian and at Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights. The locations are operating with […]