In the Garden: Fall landscape care to keep plants and pollinators healthy

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As the weather and gardens transition from summer to fall, it is time to adjust your maintenance practices to ensure the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape.  Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload. Continue watering as needed. This is especially important for new plantings and moisture-loving plants. Don’t overlook established trees […]

Mechanicsville man caught by TSA with loaded gun at Richmond International Airport

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Transportation Security Administration officers at Richmond International Airport prevented a Mechanicsville man from carrying a 9mm handgun loaded with 15 bullets onto his flight Sept. 15. The gun was detected in the X-ray machine among the traveler’s carry-on items at the security checkpoint. TSA alerted police, who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the handgun and issued the man a citation. […]

Henrico officials dedicate new J.R. Tucker High School

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Henrico’s school board and board of supervisors gathered with other officials Wednesday to cut a ribbon signifying the official dedication of the new edition of J.R. Tucker High School, which opened to students Sept. 8.

Three new COVID-related deaths reported in Henrico Wednesday

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Henrico County reported 117 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, down slightly from the 138 it witnessed Tuesday, according to Virginia Department of Health data. The county is now averaging 114 new daily cases during the past week. Three new deaths – of people in their 30s, 70s and 80s – and one new hospitalization attributed to the virus also were reported […]

Tuckahoe meeting Sept. 23 to feature Henrico Police Chief Eric English

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Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will host a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23 to discuss new initiatives in the Henrico Division of Police. O’Bannon and Police Chief Eric D. English also will discuss the division’s community engagement and policies as well as the future of policing. The meeting will […]

Cedarfield to celebrate 25th anniversary Sept. 23-24

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Cedarfield, a Henrico retirement community, has planned a private two-day extravaganza for residents and team members to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  The celebration begins Sept. 23 with a Legacy Elegant Dinner for residents, and continues Sept. 24 with a campus-wide music festival for Cedarfield residents from 1:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Live music acts will be featured at various campus […]

Nominations open for RVA Sports Awards

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A new sports awards show for Metro Richmond is seeking nominations for its inaugural event. Nominations are open through Dec. 1 for the Richmond Region Tourism Foundation’s RVA Sports Awards. Winners will be honored at the RVA Sports Awards at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Feb. 5, 2022. The regionwide event is presented by Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and Colonial Downs […]

Dates announced for 2022 NASCAR Cup Series races at Richmond Raceway

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Richmond Raceway will continue to host two NASCAR Cup Series races in 2022, the track and NASCAR officials announced Wednesday, but the traditional fall race at the track – which has been part of the series’ playoffs in recent years – will become a late-summer, regular-season  race instead. The raceway will host the Toyota Owners 400 April 3 and the […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Sept. 1-7, 2021

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9490 Tracey Lynne Circle – $215,000, 1,200 SF (built in 1988), from Dair J. Azuaje and Kelly Johnson to Ashley and Preston Jeter. 3902 Orion Court – $245,000, 960 SF (built in 1963), from Howard Eugene Fitts III to Jaquisha D. Wright. 1220 Blue Jay Lane – $269,000, 1,088 SF (built in 1956), from Michael J. and Jenee M. Peyton […]

State-funded COVID-19 testing is available for all Virginia schools; only a fraction opt-in

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Henrico Schools among those that have not committed to the program

A new state-funded COVID-19 testing program for K-12 schools is available to all Virginia school divisions at no cost and is strongly recommended by the state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, only 16 of Virginia’s 132 public school divisions have committed to the program. The testing program, called Virginia School Screening Testing for Assurance […]