Survey finds Virginians consider local news outlets to be most trustworthy sources

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Local newspapers are the most trusted and useful sources of news among readers of such outlets in Virginia and the general public, according to one of the largest research studies into attitudes about the news media in the commonwealth. “A Quantitative Look at Attitudes Toward Virginia’s Newspapers,” a comprehensive survey of more than 6,400 Virginia adults, found that three in […]

Majority of respondents favor buffered bike lanes along Dumbarton Road

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Buffered bike lanes may be coming to Dumbarton Road, after a majority of the nearly 350 people who responded to a recent Henrico County survey indicated their preference for them as part of a plan to increase mobility and improve safety along the 2.1-mile corridor. County officials are considering ways to achieve a number of safety and mobility goals along […]

Tuckahoe Middle School band director dies

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Fundraiser created to assist his wife, two young daughters

Tuckahoe Middle School music teacher and band director Kirkland Jackson died July 1, following a battle with cancer. Jackson is survived by his wife, Maureen, and their two-year-old and three-month-old daughters. Jackson earned praise during his time at Tuckahoe from students and parents alike, who noted his devotion to his students and to music. He was one of 20 Henrico […]

Former Varina, Hermitage basketball player finds new collegiate home

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Former Varina and Hermitage high school basketball player Darius Jones has transferred to Francis Marion University to continue his collegiate basketball career, the school recently announced. Jones, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, played his freshman season at Richard Bland College, averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 24 games. Last year, he averaged 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds […]

Henrico Crime Report – July 1-7, 2022

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South Laburnum Avenue at Williamsburg Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence at a vehicle accident July 1 at 2:02 p.m. 11400 block of West Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with shoplifting and possession of a concealed weapon at a grocery store July 1 at 7:15 p.m. Rescue Avenue at […]

Weekend Top 5

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West Broad Village will host “Movies Under the Stars” featuring classic family-friendly films on Fridays in July. The movie on July 8 will be “Mary Poppins.” Each movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Enjoy VIP premier seating when you show a receipt from West Broad Village restaurants or stores (first-come, first-served). For […]

Airport Business Association’s monthly networking event

The Airport Business Association’s monthly networking event will be held Wednesday, July 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Richmond Airport, 5252 Airport Square Lane. ABA promotes the development of professional relationships and business success. The event will focus on networking and making connections. To register for this free event, visit

Obituary – Charles Roy Schesventer Sr.

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Charles “Charlie” Roy Schesventer, Sr., 82, passed away on Friday, 7/1/22. He was born to Charles and Lucy Schesventer nee Henn in Cleveland, Ohio on 11/3/39. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Schesventer nee Baker and his father, Charles C. Schesventer. Charlie and Betty enjoyed 60 years together before her passing in 2018. Charlie served with the […]

Obituary – Minnie Gay Holt

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Minnie Gay Holt, 79, of Sandston, passed away in her home on Saturday, July 2, 2022. She was a devoted wife and mother, born in 1942 to the late Daniel A. Payne and Bessie Payne Whitener in Grundy, Va. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Elbert N. Payne and Danny Ray Payne and her sister, Barbara Payne. Minnie […]

Obituary – Carole Jean Smith Williams

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WILLIAMS nee SMITH, Carole Jean, 81, of Sandston, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on July 3rd, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Williams, her three children, Handy, Angie, and Paul, his two children, Jack and Ryan; twelve grandchildren, Jessie, Chase, Brad, Carly, Natalie, Cameron, Zachary, Joseph, Ben, Luke, Lily, and Beau; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn […]