High school students inspire bill to add blood type to license

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Fairfax County high school students spearheaded a bill that will allow Virginia residents to indicate blood type on their license. Sen. George L. Barker, D-Fairfax, introduced Senate Bill 345 during the regular General Assembly session. The Senate and House approved the bill, which will take effect in July 2023. Residents will be able to indicate blood type on their license […]

Man eats at Short Pump taco restaurant 56 straight days

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When Rusty Taco opened its Short Pump location Feb. 7, Jeff Saunders was there to try it out. He came back the next day. And the next. And the next. And. . . well, a lot more days, too. By April 3, Saunders had eaten at the restaurant 56 days in a row. Saunders, a baseball coach nicknamed “El Queso […]

Developer pulls plans for community at Varina Civil War site

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Environmental groups had fought proposed community for months

Following months of opposition, a Texas-based developer has apparently abandoned plans to build a 650-home development at a Civil War battlefield site in Varina – potentially clearing the way for preservationists to purchase and protect the land. Homebuilder D.R. Horton, Inc. has withdrawn its contract to purchase the 420-acre site at the northwest intersection of Yahley Mill and Long Bridge […]

Henrico News Minute – April 8, 2022

Four Henrico students win national art, writing awards; friends and family remember fallen Henrico Police Officer Trey Sutton; a new early childhood learning center is opening near Innsbrook; Gov. Glenn Youngkin signs and executive order to promote recycling, but an environmental organization is opposed; Virginia War Memorial officials seek photos of Vietnam War veterans; the Social Security Administration reopens local […]

Henrico Crime Report – Apr. 1-7, 2022

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9600 block of Centerway Drive – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault at a single-family home Apr. 1 at 2:05 a.m. 11800 block of West Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with shoplifting at a retail store Apr. 1 at 2:39 p.m. Forest Avenue at Discovery Drive – Police arrested and charged a citizen […]

Weekend Top 5

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The Armour House & Gardens at Meadowview Park, 4001 Clarendon Road, will host a Movie in the Park featuring “King Richard” (PG-13) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 8. The film is about tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father and coach, Richard Williams. Viewing will be on the lawn adjacent to the main parking lot. Bring chairs, […]