Lane closure planned on I-64 East in West End April 17, 18

Lane closure planned on I-64 East in West End April 17, 18

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists that one land will be closed on I-64 eastbound between West Broad Street and North Parham Road April 17 and/or 18. The...

Siblings arrested, charged in connection to Lakeside Burgers & Fries fire

Siblings arrested, charged in connection to Lakeside Burgers & Fries fire

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A brother and sister have been arrested and charged in connection to a fire that damaged a Lakeside restaurant in February. Jordan Castaneda, 37, and Shelby Castaneda, 32, were each...

Adult wheelchair basketball national championships arrive in Henrico this weekend

Adult wheelchair basketball national championships arrive in Henrico this weekend

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Sportable will host the 2024 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Adult Division Wheelchair Basketball National Championships April 12-14 at the Henrico Sports and Events Center in Glen Allen. The event will...

How you can win a luxury playhouse while helping Virginia children in need

How you can win a luxury playhouse while helping Virginia children in need

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the team at Henrico CASA is raising awareness about the work they do in hopes of attracting more volunteers. The organization's fourth annual...

Henrico Crime Report: April 5-11, 2024

Henrico Crime Report: April 5-11, 2024

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Cox Road at Four Seasons Terrace – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence April 5 at 1:55 a.m. 600 block of North Laburnum Avenue –...

Weekend Top 5

Weekend Top 5

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host The Big Bloom, a festive garden party Friday, April 12 beginning at 6 p.m., to celebrate spring. Tickets for the adults-only event are $30...

Henrico News Minute – April 12, 2024

Henrico News Minute – April 12, 2024

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The Henrico Planning Commission endorses plans for a 622-acre data center and advanced manufacturing development in Sandston; Henrico flood insurance policies will become less expensive in October; a Henrico macaw...

Henrico macaw is finalist in national wacky pet name contest

Henrico macaw is finalist in national wacky pet name contest

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A Henrico macaw is one of the finalists for the title of wackiest pet name in the United States. "Magic Nugget" is among the 30 finalists in Nationwide Insurance's annual...

Scenthound bringing ‘dog wellness’ concept to Short Pump

Scenthound bringing ‘dog wellness’ concept to Short Pump

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A new wellness-focused dog care service is now open in Short Pump. Scenthound, founded in 2015, bills itself as the nation's first dog wellness concept and is planning more than...

Keep Virginia Beautiful’s ‘Green Grants’ application process now open through April 30

Keep Virginia Beautiful’s ‘Green Grants’ application process now open through April 30

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Keep Virginia Beautiful is currently accepting applications for its annual Green Grants program, which aims to fund projects that help keep Virginia beautiful. Thirty grant awards will be announced in...

Henrico Police seek man wanted for construction fraud, believe there may be other victims

Henrico Police seek man wanted for construction fraud, believe there may be other victims

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A Prince George is wanted by Henrico Police for construction fraud, and police believe there may be more victims. Charles Edwards Bartley, 46, owned and operated a pool company called...

New FEMA certification means Henrico property owners will save on flood insurance

New FEMA certification means Henrico property owners will save on flood insurance

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Henrico County property owners will be able to save on flood insurance costs beginning in October with the county’s participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS)....

Henrico, InUnison to host business town hall May 9

Henrico, InUnison to host business town hall May 9

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Henrico County officials will discuss key issues facing businesses in the area, including access to resources and support, at a May town hall event. Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas, InUnison...

Allen & Allen seeking nominations for 15th annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Award

Allen & Allen seeking nominations for 15th annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Award

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The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & is accepting nominations for its 15th annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Award. The awards are designed to honor people...

ACE Centers at Virginia Randolph, Hermitage to host spring plant sales

ACE Centers at Virginia Randolph, Hermitage to host spring plant sales

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The Advanced Career Education Centers at Hermitage and Virginia Randolph will host two spring plant sales in the coming weeks, featuring selections of student-grown flowers, vegetables and herbs, as well...

Warner, others introduce bill to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming

Warner, others introduce bill to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming

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During Minority Health Month, Virginia Senator Mark Warner is helping to introduce a bill that seeks to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming. The PREVENT DIABETES Act would make diabetes prevention...

Nominations sought for Preservation Virginia’s Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations sought for Preservation Virginia’s Historic Preservation Awards

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Applications for Preservation Virginia's annual Historic Preservation Awards are now open and will be accepted through April 30. The awards recognize outstanding preservation projects, organizations, and people who are dedicated...

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Varina HS named one of 27 ‘Schools of Excellence’ by ACT

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For five years, American College Testing has been presenting its annual "School of Excellence" awards to recognize high schools that support student success in college and beyond. This year, Varina...

Concert Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Frankenstein’ April 20 at Tucker HS

Concert Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Frankenstein’ April 20 at Tucker HS

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The Concert Ballet of Virginia will present its adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic horror story "Frankenstein" at J.R. Tucker High School April 20 at 2:30 p.m. The music for...

Restaurant Watch

Restaurant Watch

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MARCH 15 Glen Allen Bistro, 10209 Staples Mill Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: facility doesn’t have a certified food protection manager; person in charge...

VanValkenburg to host post-session town hall April 21

VanValkenburg to host post-session town hall April 21

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Virginia State Senator Schuyler VanValkenburg will host a 16th Senate District Post-Session 2024 Town Hall Sunday, April 21, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana at 11529 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen. VanValkenburg...

Latin Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero’ May 2

Latin Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero’ May 2

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The Weinstein JCC’s 2023-2024 Arts + Ideas season comes to a close on Thursday, May 2, with the Latin Ballet of Virginia's presentation of Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero at...

Virginia State Police offering free motorcycle safety course May 18

Virginia State Police offering free motorcycle safety course May 18

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Five motorcyclists have died on Virginia roads during the past week – three of them in Henrico – and the Virginia State Police are encouraging motorcyclists to take a safety...

Youngkin vetoes measure to let Va. localities increase sales tax to pay for school construction

Youngkin vetoes measure to let Va. localities increase sales tax to pay for school construction

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Local governments will have to find other ways of funding school construction and modernization costs after Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed legislation on Monday that would have allowed them to impose...

As temperatures rise in Va., researchers report sparsely located cooling centers

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Few are located in rural areas

Summertime heat has long been a characteristic of the Southeast, referenced in hundreds of films, reports and books. “Maycomb was a tired old town, even in 1932,” author Harper Lee wrote of the fictional Alabama town where the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” takes place. “Somehow, it was hotter then. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning.” Although […]

Henrico Crime Report: July 14-20, 2023

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9000 block of West Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence, hit-and-run felony, and refusal to take a breathalyzer test July 14 at 8:29 a.m. West Nine Mile Road at North Daisy Avenue – Police arrested and charged a citizen with possessing a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana July 14 at 5:30 […]

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The Eastern Henrico Recreation Center will host an outdoor showing of the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Friday, July 21. The movie will begin at sunset, approximately 8:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and flashlight. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Click here for details or call (804) 501-7275. *** Claire’s Antiques and Odd Balls Collectibles, […]

Obituary – Robert Joseph Hayes

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SFC (Ret) Robert Joseph Hayes (Joe) was born on June 11,1949, in Richmond, VA, to the late Robert and Patricia Frances Hayes. He died on July 8, 2023 at the age of 74. He was a decorated Veteran of the Vietnam War; enlisting in the Army in 1970 and serving our national defense dutifully for over 20 years retiring in […]

Obituary – Maddox Lee Loeffler

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Maddox Lee Loeffler, 23 days old, of Sandston, VA, passed away on July 12, 2023. He is survived by his parents, Jessica and Vinny Loeffler; twin brother, Myles Ray Loeffler; grandparents, Celeste and Tony Duncan and Mark and Kim Loeffler; great grandparents, Jean and Francis; and many more loved ones and friends. Maddox was a beloved member of his family, […]

Obituary – Beverly Adams Jones Belz

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Beverly “Bev” Adams Jones Belz, 85, of Richmond went to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 15, 2023. Bev was preceded in death by her husband, Paul LeRoy Belz, Sr.; son, Paul LeRoy Belz, Jr.; brothers, Linwood Shirley Jones, Sr. and Clifford Barry Jones. Bev worked as a school crossing guard for Henrico County from 1969 to 2016. She was […]

Obituary – Montana George Spillman

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Montana G. Spillman, 80, of Henrico, VA., formerly of Mount Vernon, New York, went home on Monday, July 17, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Catherine Spillman; son, Montana Jr.; brothers and sisters, Virginia, Roosevelt, John and Lana; and his aunt Lee. Montana served in the U. S. Army and was stationed in Korea, and […]

Obituary – Dr. James Titus Ratliff

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James Titus Ratliff went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 14, 2023, after a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer’s. It was his 83rd birthday. Jim was born in Lyerly, Georgia on July 14, 1940, to Beatrice Stanley Ratliff and James C. Ratliff. He attended Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, TN. Afterwards, he continued his education […]

Obituary – Charles Merle Brown

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Charles Merle Brown, 95, of Sandston, entered eternal rest on Thursday, July 13, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Brown; mother, Jessie Thompson; stepfather, Joseph Thompson; sisters, Alma Brown, Peggy T. Herek; and half-brother, Donald Thompson. Merle proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Richmond. […]

Housing official: Henrico needs 12,000 more affordable rental units

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The gap between rising housing costs and income levels has increased significantly since 2017, and the Richmond region has had the highest rent increase in Virginia over the last five years, more than Northern Virginia and D.C, Partnership for Housing Affordability Executive Director Jovan Burton told Henrico’s board of supervisors July 11. In 2017, significantly more people met the income […]