Henrico supervisors approve home purchase assistance program for employees

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The Henrico Board of Supervisors June 13 voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will create the Henrico County Home Purchase Assistance Program. The program will offer forgivable loans of as much as $25,000 of assistance to eligible county and school board employees, as well as county constitutional officers, in purchasing their first primary residences, provided they are within Henrico […]

Henrico supervisors authorize $80.7M in budget amendments

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The Henrico Board of Supervisors amended its fiscal year 2023 budget June 13 to account for an additional $80.7 million of spending and revenue. The total included $51.9 million of spending on public works projects, $38.2 million of which is for the Fall Line Trail, and more than $11 million in public safety overtime. It also included $18.5 million to […]

Full Steam Ahead!

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CodeVA's annual middle school conference is back June 24th

(Sponsored content) Full STEAM Ahead is a daylong conference by CodeVA for middle-schoolers (rising 6th through 9th graders), dedicated to empowering youth through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. We inspire our students by connecting them with professional role models in engaging hands-on workshops. Speakers will share their experience as leaders in their respective industries, highlighting the importance of […]

Henrico HS student a winner in statewide creative competition

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A Henrico H.S. student was one of four winners recently in a statewide student creative contest, honoring Virginia leaders as ‘Strong Men & Women in Virginia History.’ Jonah Burton of Henrico H.S. won one of four awards, which challenged students to honor outstanding African Americans and share stories they believed might be missing from the mainstream narrative. Burton and the […]

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen announces new season

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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen recently announced the lineup for its 2023-2024 season, including theater, music, and dance performances, as well as exhibits. Tickets start at $20 for select shows.   The 2nd Stage concert season will include both indoor and outdoor options.  The indoor Cardinal Ballroom shows will feature cabaret-style seating in an informal setting, while the Center Field […]

PHOTOS: Juneteenth celebration – June 17, 2023

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Thousands of people attended Henrico County’s third-annual Juneteenth celebration at Dorey Park in Varina June 17 to hear music and watch performances, sample food, visit vendor booths and watch fireworks.

Henrico County’s Juneteenth celebration – June 17, 2023

ELECTION 2023: Bagby, Gooch seek Democratic nomination in 14th Virginia Senate District

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Democrats Lamont Bagby and Katie Gooch are vying for their party’s nomination in the newly redrawn 14th Virginia Senate District, a heavily Democratic region that includes about 132,000 registered voters in Richmond and just more than 35,000 in Henrico’s Northside, Near West End and East End. No Republican candidate has formally filed for the November general election. Bagby, the incumbent […]

Business in brief: June 19, 2023

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Hackrva Labs, Inc. – leased 4,200 SF of industrial space at 2026-A Dabney Road (Gregg Beck represented the landlord); Bon Secours Mercy Health Property Management – leased 4,000 SF of retail space at 1502 North Parham Road (James Ashby IV and Danielle Beckstoffer represented the landlord […]

The Citizen Finds Out

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Addressing questions about loud vehicles and restaurant violations

Are the police not ticketing or enforcing muffler noise any more? It’s ear-splitting frequently. If you’ve heard loud vehicles more frequently in recent months, you may not be alone. “Loud mufflers, especially the ones with ‘loud popping’ have become a nuisance to area residents across Henrico County,” Henrico Police spokesman Lt Matt Pecka told the Citizen. “The loud mufflers are […]