Gametime Henrico: Jan. 16-22, 2023

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Deep Run High School The Wildcats’ wrestling squad had an outstanding showing at the Prince George Invitational this past weekend, with a total of 10 wrestlers placing within the top eight. Dylan Liberczuk, Jerry Simon, David Simon, Cameron McKay and Asadbek Komiljonov all were crowned champions of their respective weight classes. Ajay Pai and Colby Taylor finished second overall, while […]

Bill to prohibit declawing cats fails in House

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Republican delegates killed a bill that would have prohibited the act of declawing cats in Virginia in a 6-4 vote during a House subcommittee meeting on Jan. 18. Del. Wendy Gooditis, D-Clarke, proposed HB 1382 to prevent the medically unnecessary mutilation of cats. The bill required anyone who performed the procedure to be fined between $500 and $2,5000 depending on the level […]

Henrico teen enters guilty pleas in Bremer killing

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A 16-year-old Henrico boy Monday entered guilty pleas in a murder that shocked the region and nation in early 2021. In Henrico Circuit Court, Dylan A. Williams admitted to firing the nine shots that killed 13-year-old Quioccasin Middle School student Lucia Bremer in the Gayton Forest West neighborhood near Godwin High School on the afternoon of March 26, 2021. In […]

Republican senator breaks with GOP to oppose 15-week abortion bill in Virginia

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Despite backers characterizing Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposal to largely ban abortions after 15 weeks in Virginia as “a consensus” position, a Senate panel Friday rejected it, with one Republican joining unanimous Democratic opposition. “I wish I could vote for this bill,” said Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, a practicing OB-GYN who proposed an amendment to the administration bill that would […]

Savvy Senior: The best reacher-grabber tools of 2023

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Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good reacher-grabber tools for seniors with back or hip problems who need help picking things up off the ground? I bought a cheap one a few months ago that doesn’t work very well but would like to find one that does. Bad Back Betty Dear Betty, A good “reacher-grabber” is a very practical […]

Business in brief – Jan. 23, 2023

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Commonwealth Commercial Partners, LLC recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Sunrise Construction Company, LLC – leased 111,198 SF at 7400 Impala Drive (David Williams and Chip Louthan represented the landlord); Beauty Systems Group, LLC – renewed its lease of 2,500 SF at 3415 Old Parham Road (Michael Morris represented the landlord); Mpower Career Training LLC d/b/a M|Power […]

CharacterWorks presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at CACGA

CharacterWorks, a faith-based after-school theater program, will present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” Feb. 17-26 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging features all your favorite characters and the hit songs “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Read more […]

Kidz Comic Con Book Festival

The Kidz Comic Con Book Festival will take place Saturday, Apr. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at L & L events, 5162 Nine Mile Road. There will be craft tables, a lip sync battle, food trucks, folk tales and storytelling, face painting, a bouncy house, Africa drummers and baby dancers, and more. Adult and kid costumes are encouraged Read more […]

Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad Open House

Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Road, will host an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Squad members will give tours of the station and ambulances, offer free public education classes on CPR and bleeding control, give free vital checks and meet with the public. They also will serve pancakes, sweet treats and coffee/hot Read more […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 23, 2023

An argument and shooting may have left one man injured last night; Henrico Schools officials are moving forward with a metal detector plan; a survey shows what transportation options respondents want along the West Broad Street corridor; Virginia Senate Democrats kill several voting bills from Republicans; a House of Delegates bill about book selection and censorship advances.