RampsRVA reaches 500 ramp installation milestone

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RampsRVA, a Richmond non-profit organization that sponsors the construction of modular wheelchair ramps for people in need of assistance, built its 500th ramp May 27 in northern Henrico. “Back when we started the organization, it was really a group of friends looking to find a meaningful community service project to get involved in,” said Mike Dowd, one of three founders […]

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Henrico-based Terazo adds $10M in funding

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Henrico-based Terazo, a software development and managed services firm, announced May 26 that it had closed a funding round of more than $10 million in an effort led by investment and advisory firm Tercera, with participation from Twilio, a cloud communications platform. The funding will accelerate Terazo’s hiring efforts and pursuit of acquisitions and partnerships, enabling the company to scale […]

Nearly 29% of Henrico children 12-17 have been vaccinated

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(Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its original version to clarify Henrico County Public Schools’ quarantining process.) Nearly 29% of all Henrico children and teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have received at least one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Henrico School Health Services Supervisor Robin Gilbert told the Henrico School Board May 27 – […]

Henrico Police identify man found dead near dumpsters at county-city line

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The man found dead near dumpsters near Phaup Street and 21st Street at the Henrico-Richmond line May 25 has been identified as 59-year-old John Maurice Thomas. Henrico Police made the announcement Thursday but didn’t indicate where Thomas lived. His body was discovered by a citizen. Police reported Thursday that it did not have any excessive signs of trauma, such as […]

Spanberger to host telephone town hall May 27

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U.S. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger will host a public telephone town hall meeting May 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to address issues faced by Central Virginia veterans. The virtual event also will be livestreamed via video on Spanberger’s website at spanberger.house.gov/live and on her Facebook page. During the event, Spanberger will be joined by Ben Shaw and John Henry […]

Henrico supervisors to weigh 2 options in Census-driven reapportionment process

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Henrico officials are expected to begin the process of redrawing the boundaries of the county’s five magisterial districts this summer – a process that is mandated every decade, once detailed results from the latest U.S. Census become available. Previous iterations of the exercise have been termed “redistricting” efforts, but county officials now are calling the process a reapportionment, in order […]

Restaurant Watch

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MAY 11 SlapShot RVA Bar & Grille, 4350 Pouncey Tract Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: single-service plates and fry boats above the prep unit are not stored covered or inverted; fan guard in walk-in is dusty; observed grease on floor under the cookline; floor drain at three-compartment sink is dirty. Burger King, 4240 Pouncey […]

Belmont re-opening ceremony

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Belmont is back

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Revamped course opens to public May 29

From a storied past to a period of decline and doubt about its future, the century-old Belmont Golf Course snagged a solid foothold Monday on its path toward a comeback. On hand to witness and celebrate the grand re-opening of “this re-imagined Belmont,” as county manager John Vithoulkas called it, were a host of county officials, community leaders, and golfers […]

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Blanche Moore named 2021 Henrico Christmas Mother

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The Henrico Christmas Mother Council recently announced that Blanche Moore will serve as the 2021 Henrico Christmas Mother. Moore has worked for IBM, GE, Job Corps, and Henrico County Public Schools and joined the Henrico Christmas Mother Council in 2015 as an annual member. During her time on the council, she has served in a number of roles, including as […]