Varina HS renaming

Varina High School to rename football facilities

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Proposed names honor VHS 'legends'

Three football facilities at Varina High School will be renamed in the fall, and school officials are asking for the public’s input.  Two names have been recommended: the James E. Dawkins Stadium and the Woodrow G. Sanderford Field House.  These proposed honorees are beloved VHS alumni who also served as dedicated employees for decades. Dawkins and Sanderford are well-known in […]

UPDATE: Missing 28-year-old man located, doing well

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UPDATE, June 3, 8 a.m. – Henrico Police reported Thursday morning that the missing man had been located and is doing well. ORIGINAL ARTICLE – Henrico Police are seeking the public’s help finding a missing 28-year-old county man. Xavier Lashawn Harrison was reported missing May 28 by his girlfriend, who last saw him May 26 after he received medical attention […]

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Ruritans help clean up Route 5

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Twelve members of the Varina Ruritan Club helped clean up a section of Route 5 in Varina in advance of Memorial Day grass-cutting efforts by VDOT.

Summer survival kit drive for seniors running through June 14

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Our Lady of Hope Health Center is asking local residents for help in creating summer survival kits for local seniors in need through Commonwealth Catholic Charities. “It will be a wonderful summer surprise and is sure to bring smiles and uplift spirits,” said Diane Hargraves, the independence for seniors case worker at CCC. The drive will run through June 14, […]


ECPI introduces virtual vaccine passports

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About 250 Henrico students signed up for ‘VAX PASS’

ECPI University, a private college with two campuses in Henrico, has implemented a digital vaccine passport system.  The Virginia-based college rolled out its own digital vaccination certificate, dubbed “VAX PASS,” to easily identify students and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The digital pass allows vaccinated people to move swiftly past screening stations that otherwise would take temperatures and […]

Capital Region Workforce Partnership planning drive-through job, resource fairs for June

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Area job hunters can connect with a range of private and public employers at drive-thru job and information fairs coordinated by the Capital Region Workforce Partnership in June. The Spring Back Employment and Resource Fairs are planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on: • Saturday, June 12, at the Virginia Career Works Henrico Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road; and […]

Henrico 4-H opens registration for summer day camps for youth

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Henrico 4-H is now accepting registrations for five summer day camps that are designed to help children 9 through 13 have fun while learning about agriculture, health, animal science, STEM subjects and dessert decorating. The camps are open to youngsters who will be 9 through 13 as of Sept. 30. The cost to participate is $30. Available camps include: • […]

Henrico Property Transactions – May 19-25, 2021

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938 Wellston Court – $265,000, 1,860 SF (built in 2006), from Richard W. and Kennetha White to Mary F. Waddell. 9110 Gayton Road – $293,000, 1,888 SF (built in 1987), from James E. and Laurie Turpin to Diana Botero. 9504 Oldhouse Drive – $355,000, 2,206 SF (built in 1981), from Anthony John Ellis to Mark Thomas and Jordan McKenzie. 10032 […]

Henrico News Minute – June 2, 2021

How a local organization that started as an attempted book club has grown to have a major impact on six Henrico schools; Henrico Police arrest a 54-year-old who faces a charge of strangulation after his wife was found dead in a Henrico home; Henrico Police arrest a 52-year-old man, who faces charges in connection with two recent robberies; how to […]