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County officials dedicate four professional-level outdoor basketball courts in Eastern Henrico

At about this time last year, the basketball courts outside Henrico County’s Fairfield Middle School were small, asphalt-top courts that were used occasionally by community members. Now, thanks to the vision of  Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson and the efforts of other public servants, the courts have been transformed into a state-of-the-art location for county residents to play ball. Yesterday, […]

Obituary – Shirley Parker Wood

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Shirley Parker Wood, 87, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was a childcare worker at New Bridge Baptist Church and was a member of Church of the Nazarene. Shirley enjoyed her children and grandchildren and spending time with her family. She loved to sew and crochet and sing in the choir. She was preceded in death […]

Obituary – Brenda Rhea Snead

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Snead, Brenda “Sue” Rhea, 77, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brian Snead Sr.; and her father and mother, Hatfert and Sallie Rhea. She is survived by her three sons, Brian Jr. (Linda), Brent and Brandon (Misty); her sister, Linda Rhea (Charles Long); brother, Mickey Rhea […]

Obituary – Virginia Gorman Olive

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Virginia Gorman Olive, 96, of Henrico, Virginia departed this life on June 14. Mrs. Olive was preceded in death by her husband, Louis T. Olive, Sr., after 59 years of marriage; brother, Stuart Ray Gorman. Virginia retired from St. Mary’s Hospital after 18 years of service as Staffing Coordinator. She is survived by her son, Louis “Tim” Olive, Jr. and […]

Obituary – Sally Ann Anderson

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Sally Ann Anderson, 90, of Richmond (Henrico) passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, William L. and Sallie F. Woods and two step-brothers Thomas M. and William F. Overbey. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Ann Anderson, nieces, a nephew and her feline companion, Tommie. As a young woman Sally worked […]

Obituary – David Wilson Ripley

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David Wilson Ripley, 81, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest L. Ripley; mother, Elizabeth Geary Ripley; and brother, Ernest L. Ripley Jr. David served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1958 to 1966. He was a truck driver for Symbol Mattress. David enjoyed collecting […]

Henrico Crime Report – June 17-23, 2022

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3800 block of Carolee Court – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault at a single-family home June 17 at 9:47 a.m. Horsepen Road at Monument Avenue – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence and a traffic violation June 17 at 4:37 p.m. 1400 block of Eastridge Road – Police arrested and charged […]

Weekend Top 5

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The Henrico Live Summer Series at Henrico Theatre will present Pumphouse Blues on Friday, June 24 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This Richmond-based group performs soulful original songs as well as putting their own creative spin on traditional and Chicago Jump/Swing Blues. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at henricolive.com, at the box office, or at […]

Henrico News Minute – June 24, 2022

Rolfe Middle School has a new mascot and nickname; a new trial is scheduled for the Short Pump Middle School teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student; new outdoor basketball courts dedicated at Fairfield Middle School; a lawsuit accusing the Henrico school system of failing to provide adequate education for a student with disabilities advances to federal district court.