Smokers and growers react to latest cannabis legislation 

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The medical cannabis market is thriving in Virginia, while the future of recreational cannabis, including hemp, is hazier. Cannabis advocates and smokers are disappointed after a 2022 General Assembly session which saw lawmakers fail to expedite recreational cannabis sales and propose penalties for possessing amounts over 2 pounds—despite lawmakers making it easier to get a medical cannabis card. “I think […]

McEachin to be honored by Virginia Interfaith Power & Light

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Virginia Interfaith Power & Light will induct U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin into its first “Virginia Interfaith Power & Light Environmental Justice Hall of Fame,” organization officials announced this week. The induction will take place at the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, 4708 East Old Main Street, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 19. Delegate Delores McQuinn also will be in attendance. […]

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital nurse practitioner earns statewide award

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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital nurse practitioner Helen Willis has received the Education Award from the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners for outstanding contributions to NPs in the areas of education and patient care. Willis serves as an NP in the cardiothoracic surgery department at HDH, where she also serves as a preceptor to many NP students each year. She earned the […]

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Legislators strengthen law to crack down on animal sexual abuse

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Virginia lawmakers updated state law to better prosecute people who sexually abuse animals in the age of the internet. Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, introduced Senate Bill 249, which passed both chambers unanimously. The measure establishes sexual abuse of animals as a Class 6 felony. The crimes include sexual contact with animals; possession and solicitation of animals for sexual purposes and […]

West End apartment complex plans to demolish several structures, construct 5-story mixed-use building

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The operators of Gateway Apartments in the West End are seeking approval from Henrico County to demolish part of the complex to make way for a mixed-use development. Gateway Associates and Gateway Associates of Richmond II, LLC are seeking plan of development approval that would allow them to demolish one apartment building and several structures and replace them with a […]

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry – Serving those in need in the name of Jesus Christ

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(Sponsored content) – I recently had the privilege of accompanying a delegation from Hope Church – where I am a member – on a tour of CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, where I also serve on the board. We toured the Henrico clinic located on Quioccasin Road across from Regency Mall. CrossOver’s other clinic is on the south side of Richmond on […]

Virginia DMV customers with appointments now may check in online

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Customers visiting the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles now may check in with a mobile device when they arrive for their appointment. The new feature lets customers notify DMV they’ve arrived for their appointment by scanning a QR code and submitting a few pieces of information, allowing them to skip a visit to the information desk and instead simply have […]

Restaurant Watch

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MAR. 22 Bojangles, 5207 Brook Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: women’s restroom doesn’t have hand soap; red hose found in hand sink (hand sinks are for handwashing only); temperature of container of raw liquid egg is elevated. MAR. 23 Marco’s Pizza, 1070 Virginia Center Parkway – No violations reported during a routine inspection. Charles’ […]

Henrico News Minute – April 14, 2022

Henrico officials plan for what’s NEXT; a community garden blooms at one West End senior community; U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin and other lawmakers weigh in about a PFAS loophole.