Obituary – William Knox Mawyer

Obituary – William Knox Mawyer

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William Knox Mawyer died peacefully in his home on Friday, May 10, 2024. He was 93. He was born in Albemarle County February 1, 1931 to the late Dewey S....

Obituary – Anne Moore Stephenson

Obituary – Anne Moore Stephenson

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Anne Moore Stephenson, of Henrico, peacefully passed away at home on May 6, 2024, after a long illness. Anne was born in Pasadena, California to Thomas L. Moore, Jr. and...

Obituary – Josephine Hall Page

Obituary – Josephine Hall Page

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Page, Josephine Hall, 89, of Henrico, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Alice Rice Hall; and brother Otis Hall....

Obituary – Anita Payne Gomer

Obituary – Anita Payne Gomer

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Gomer, Anita Payne, 76, of Highland Springs, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Knott Payne and Pauline Matthews...

Obituary – Louise Hufner Setchel

Obituary – Louise Hufner Setchel

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SETCHEL, Mrs. Louise Hufner, 99, of Henrico County, went to her Heavenly Home on May 9, 2024. She rejoined her beloved husband of nearly 65 years, Herbert I. Setchel; her...

Henrico CASA welcomes 4 new volunteers, plans next information session

Henrico CASA welcomes 4 new volunteers, plans next information session

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Henrico CASA recently swore in four new Court Appointed Special Advocates, who now will join 88 others who are actively serving local children. Henrico CASA recruits and trains CASAs to...

Henrico Crime Report: May 10-16, 2024

Henrico Crime Report: May 10-16, 2024

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11200 block of West Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with shoplifting at a retail store May 10 at 11:30 a.m. 10900 block of Little Five Loop...

Henrico offers free water sample testing for residents with wells, springs, cisterns

Henrico offers free water sample testing for residents with wells, springs, cisterns

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Henrico County residents whose property has wells, springs or cisterns now can have their water quality tested for free thanks to the county's office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. The Virginia...

Weekend Top 5

Weekend Top 5

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The 39th Annual Lebanese Food Festival will return May 17-19 to Saint Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Road in Glen Allen. The festival features food, live music and entertainment....

Carver ES dedicates book vending machine in honor of longtime teacher

Carver ES dedicates book vending machine in honor of longtime teacher

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A beloved teacher at Ruby F. Carver Elementary School is being remembered through the dedication of a new book vending machine at the school. Beverly Parsley, who taught at the...

Henrico News Minute – May 17, 2024

Henrico News Minute – May 17, 2024

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Henrico officials announce a major initiative to address affordable housing needs; the Lebanese Food Festival returns today; Sandston Rotarians again host annual Flags for Heroes event; bullying is a major...

Virginia ABC plans May, June lotteries for Van Winkle products

Virginia ABC plans May, June lotteries for Van Winkle products

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Six of the most popular products from the Van Winkle family of whiskeys will be available for online purchase via the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority this spring. The ABC's...

Autism Society of Central Virginia to host 5k and Family Fun Day May 18

Autism Society of Central Virginia to host 5k and Family Fun Day May 18

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The Autism Society of Central Virginia will host its 22nd Annual 5k & Family Fun Day Saturday, May 18, at Crump Park in Glen Allen. The event will help raise...

5 wheelchair tennis players from Team USA to compete in River City Slam tournament at Collegiate School

5 wheelchair tennis players from Team USA to compete in River City Slam tournament at Collegiate School

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Five wheelchair tennis players from Team USA will be taking part in the River City Slam Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Henrico in June. The tournament, hosted by local adaptive sports...

New service from RIC to Jacksonville, Long Island, Baltimore and Nashville begins soon

New service from RIC to Jacksonville, Long Island, Baltimore and Nashville begins soon

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Southwest Airlines will be launching new routes from Richmond to Baltimore and Nashville June 4. The daily flights to Nashville will leave most days between 10:55 a.m. and 11:30 a.m....

New Virginia DMV program makes it easier to get motorcycle endorsement

New Virginia DMV program makes it easier to get motorcycle endorsement

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has announced a new initiative that will allow experienced motorcyclists to obtain the proper endorsement on their license without taking the knowledge and skills...

5 Henrico students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

5 Henrico students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

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Five students from Henrico County schools were among the 65 students in Virginia to win the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Program, which is designed to help students with strong academic...

Congressional App challenge opens for First District students

Congressional App challenge opens for First District students

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The Congressional App Challenge is now open for students in Virginia's First District, which includes Henrico's western half. The nationwide competition allows middle and high school students to create and...

2 Henrico nonprofits benefiting from bank promotion

2 Henrico nonprofits benefiting from bank promotion

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Two Henrico nonprofits are among seven in the Richmond region that are benefiting each time someone opens a checking and savings account with Chesapeake Bank. The bank will make $100...

Henrico establishes $60M trust fund to address affordable housing ‘crisis’

Henrico establishes $60M trust fund to address affordable housing ‘crisis’

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In a unique effort to spur the immediate construction of more affordable housing options, Henrico County is establishing a $60-million housing trust fund using unbudgeted economic development revenue from data...

Sandston Rotary Club celebrates heroes

Sandston Rotary Club celebrates heroes

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Since its founding in 1957, the Sandston Rotary Club has played a key role in the development of the eastern Henrico community – both literally, as in the brick-and-mortar sense,...

Virginia nonprofit celebrates 20 years of expanding medication access

Virginia nonprofit celebrates 20 years of expanding medication access

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As the cost of living rises, many low-income Virginians often have to choose between paying for vital medication or putting food on the table. This is where Rx Partnership comes...

Plate and Goblet: Dipping decadence, Taiwanese tea, and cicada cuisine

Plate and Goblet: Dipping decadence, Taiwanese tea, and cicada cuisine

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It had been at least a couple decades since I set foot in a Melting Pot, until a friend joined me there for dinner recently.. As you can imagine, it's...

Students, staff and parents agree: bullying is a problem in Henrico schools

Students, staff and parents agree: bullying is a problem in Henrico schools

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Bullying is one of the top issues for parents, students and staff in Henrico Schools, according to the results of the HCPS 2024 School Survey conducted in February. About half...

Faces of Henrico Business – Kevin Franco, Franco’s Fine Clothier

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Employee name: Kevin Franco Position: co-owner Time with company: 30 years Location: 5321 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico VA 23228 Website: www.francos.com * * * Faces of Henrico Business is a regular feature spotlighting employees of Henrico businesses. Would you like to be featured? Email a photo of yourself at your business location to citizen@henricocitizen.com.

32-year-old Henrico woman charged with felony animal cruelty in August dog-in-dumpster case

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A 32-year-old Sandston woman faces one count of felony animal cruelty in connection with the discovery in August of a badly injured dog found in a dumpster in Sandston. Henrico Police announced the charge against Shaymeshia L. Washington, who was served with it Sept. 29 following an investigation into the Aug. 21 incident involving a Boston Terrier in the 1900 […]

Police investigate alleged sexual assaults at Douglas Freeman High

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Two Douglas S. Freeman High School students were sexually assaulted before school on Thursday near campus, according to Henrico Police.  The alleged assaults occurred in the parking lot of the high school, and police believe the same person committed both assaults. The two victims went immediately to their school counselors, who reported the incidents to school administration and the school […]

Richmond 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 Richmond man from carrying his 9-mm handgun loaded with 10 bullets onto his flight Oct. 3. The gun was detected in the X-ray machine among the traveler’s carry-on items at the security checkpoint. It was the 14th time this year that a traveler with a gun was stopped at a […]

Henrico reports fewest new single-day COVID-19 cases in more than 2 months

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Henrico reported its fewest new COVID-19 cases on a single day Monday – 33 – in more than two months, according to Virginia Department of Health data. It also was the 10th time in the past 11 days that the county reported fewer than 100 new cases. The county’s average number of new daily cases during the past seven days […]

Henrico student starts petition to abolish dress code

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A high school student started a petition to abolish the dress code in Henrico County Public Schools, and it had garnered more than 1,150 signatures as of Oct. 4. Sydney Smith, a senior at Glen Allen High School, said that the dress code objectifies women and targets people of color. The 17-year-old addressed the Henrico School Board at its Sept. […]

3 Henrico businesses earn BBB accreditation

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Three Henrico businesses were among the latest group to be approved for accreditation by the Better Business Bureau Serving Central Virginia. They are Frey Integrated Health; Sweets By Keet, LLC; and Richmond Fingerprinting and More. “Accreditation by the Better Business Bureau demonstrates that this licensed business has passed multiple steps of reviews to earn that Accredited Business standing,” said BBB […]

72nd, 73rd district candidates to appear at Oct. 4 forum

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Candidates for the 72nd and 73rd district Virginia House of Delegates seats will appear at a forum at Reynolds Community College’s Workforce Center, 1651 East Parham Road, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 4. Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter and columnist Jeff Schapiro will moderate the event, which also will be streamed online through Zoom (use passcode 522381 to access the […]

Henrico to receive $67k from VDEM

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Henrico County will receive $67,504 from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Emergency Management Performance Grant Program. The program is a federally funded, state distributed program focused on funding planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, trainings, exercises, construction and renovation efforts at the local government level. Overall, Virginia localities received a total of $2.6 million through the program, which provides resources to […]

Business in brief – Oct. 4, 2021

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Keiter, a certified public accounting firm, recently announced that Zachary Blanco and Asif Charania have been promoted to partner as of Oct. 1. Blanco joined Keiter as an audit senior associate in 2012 with prior public accounting experience at Reznick Group. During his tenure, he has worked in the emerging business and technology space as well as healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, […]