Academy at Virginia Randolph graduation: ‘Every bumblebee that you see flies’

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Though they emerged successful from the COVID-19 pandemic, the most difficult challenges facing graduates of The Academy at Virginia Randolph likely are just ahead, Principal Jesse Casey told them during their graduation ceremony at Hermitage High School. Likening the post-graduation journeys upon which they’re about to embark to the personal health journey he began five years ago in an effort […]

Henrico Crime Report – June 11-17, 2021

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N. Parham Road at Fargo Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault on a police officer at a bank June 11 at 4:15 p.m. 5200 block of Brook Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with possession of cocaine at a gas station June 12 at 7:54 a.m. 5400 block of W. Broad Street – […]

Obituary – Francis Anthony Keegan

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Francis Anthony Keegan, 90, of Glen Allen, passed away surrounded by family June 12, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Susan Miller Keegan; son, Tim Keegan; two daughters, Christine Baxter and her husband, Doug; and Lynne Keegan and Ross Perry; two grandchildren, Michael Baxter and Katie McGoff and her husband, Casey. Frank was born July […]

Obituary – James C. Lovell

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James C. Lovell, 89, formerly of Sandston, Virginia, went home to the Lord on Monday, May 24, 2021. Known for a life of service and love for his family, Jim grew up on a tobacco farm in Penhook, Virginia, and graduated from Franklin County High School in 1950. During the Korean war, he served in the U.S. Air Force as […]

Obituary – James Christian Lacy

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James “Jim” Christian Lacy, 77, of Henrico County, fell asleep in death on June 11, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, James “Jake” Christian Lacy and his mother, Blanche C. Lacy. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Reed-Lacy; daughters, Donna Lacy Towles (Wade) and Debra Lacy Brocco (Joseph); son Chris Lacy (Crystal); 7 grandchildren, Lacy, Erin […]

Obituary – Felipe Jesus Alvarez

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Felipe Jesus Alvarez, 57, of Richmond VA, passed away on June 16, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father, Jesus Alvarez. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane; his son, Felipe ‘Philip’ DeJesus Alvarez, Jr.; and mother, Socorro Duarte Diosdado. Originally from Mexico, Felipe founded Felipe’s Painting Contractors in Lakeside. The family will receive friends […]

Obituary – Shannon Lynn Johnson

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Johnson, Shannon Lynn, 55, of Glen Allen, Va. went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Sandra Kelley. She is survived by her children, Tyler Jahnke and Destiny Bullard (Jacob); grandchildren, Joshua and Zachariah Bullard; sister, Tammy Smit; niece and nephew, Aubrey Smit and Christopher Kelley; special friend, […]

Henrico News Minute – June 18, 2021

Live music returning to an outdoor venue in Henrico; high school graduations conclude at Richmond Raceway; where to find free summer breakfast and lunches for children and teens; Freeman High School’s girls tennis team wins a state title; our weekly Henrico Restaurant Watch. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County’s Juneteenth Celebration June 19 at Dorey […]

ECPI again ranked No. 1 tech college for military, veteran students

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For the third consecutive year, ECPI University has been ranked number one in the nation among career and technical colleges and universities for veterans and military service members. Military Times annually publishes a ranking of schools based on the results of its survey, which it says is a comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of […]

Glen Allen HS graduation: ‘You are amazing, you are resilient’

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Messages of strength resonated within every speech given at Glen Allen High School’s commencement ceremony as the members of the class of 2021 reflected on their achievements. “We not only survived, but graduated during a pandemic,” said Valedictorian Meghna Choudhury during the commencement ceremony. “And at the risk of sounding dramatic, I genuinely think that’s something we should all be […]