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...

LETTERS: Reader urges civilian review board creation

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Dear Editor, I was very disappointed to read that the Henrico County Board of Supervisors has not acted to develop a Civilian Review Board (CRB). The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in October 2020, allowing localities to create law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. CRBs are important to ensuring police accountability and increasing community trust. The Virginia law describes responsibilities for […]

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Henrico now classified as ‘high’ COVID-19 transmission area

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Henrico County is now classified as a “high” COVID-19 transmission area, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The county had been in the “substantial” level recently, but a surge in new cases the past several days elevated it to the CDC’s highest of four transmission designations – a classification it shares with the majority of localities […]

Now What?! The great divide

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Although I am a lover of words, until I took a bit of a deep dive into the word “divorce,” I had not really stopped to think of the Greek root, “Di.” So many words have been derived from this root, such as ‘dichotomy,’ ‘division,’ ‘dilemma,’ and ‘dissolve,’ to name a few. I chose those particular words because they all […]

6 new Va. State Troopers assigned to Henrico

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Six new Virginia State Troopers will be assigned to Henrico County, following their graduation from the VSP’s 134th Basic Session Aug. 6. Those troopers are: • Hector R. Estevez De La Rosa, a native of Clifton, New Jersey; • Carter Lance Goodbar, a native of Lexington; • Jonathan Porter Mills, a native of FarmVille; • Robert Dillon Moran, a native […]

Henrico County now requiring masks for unvaccinated employees, visitors

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Henrico County general government officials this week tightened the county’s masking policy, in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases related to the delta variant. The county now requires all unvaccinated employees and visitors to county facilities to wear masks or face-coverings at all times, according to Henrico Chief of Staff Cari Tretina. It’s also strongly recommending (but not requiring) that […]

Northam warns school divisions that lack masking requirements

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Thursday gave a warning to school divisions – like Henrico – that have not implemented universal masking requirements for the upcoming school year.  In a press conference, Northam suggested that districts that don’t follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance related to COVID-19 mitigation strategies will be in violation of state law. Northam reiterated […]

Henrico resident among top finishers at Phoenix Bass Fishing League on James


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Jeff Hamilton of Henrico placed fifth in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at James River. Hamilton earned an award of $1,067 for his catch, weighing in at 16 pounds, 6 ounces. The event, held July 31, was part of a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season. The top 45 boaters and […]

Restaurant Watch

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JULY 21 Tazza Kitchen, 3332 Pump Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: observed an employee touch his/her hat with gloved hand and did not change gloves; dishes on the clean dish rack had food debris; can opener is dirty; items on ice at the pizza/bar area had elevated temperatures (sauces, greens); observed small flies around […]

Henrico News Minute – Aug. 5, 2021

Henrico’s COVID numbers continue to rise; VDH officials report a “dramatic surge” in COVID cases in childcare centers and summer camps; why it’s now ok to get back in the James River; this is how much money Henrico gave to citizens in rent relief money; county residents speak in favor of a potential civilian review board for Henrico Police. (Today’s […]