Tragic James River accident sparks changes for regional emergency river response

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After two women drowned in an accident on the James River’s Bosher Dam last year on Memorial Day, Henrico Fire officials have worked with neighboring localities to improve the regional emergency river response, Henrico Fire Deputy Chief of Operations Jim Courtney told the Henrico Board of Supervisors July 25. On May 30, 2022, nine people on rafts and paddle boards […]

Virginia community banks Atlantic Union and American National announce merger

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Two major Virginia community banks, the Richmond-headquartered Atlantic Union and Danville-based American National, are merging, the institutions’ leaders announced Tuesday. During a press call, John C. Asbury, president and CEO of Atlantic Union, called the merger “the culmination of a long friendship between the two companies” and “a very logical expansion,” while American National President and CEO Jeff Haley described […]

She survived being hit by a drunk driver, but her fellow cyclist didn’t: ‘His decisions affected my life’

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It’s been nearly one year since Natalie Rainer’s life was changed forever. In August 2022, an impaired driver struck Rainer and a friend as they rode their bikes along Osborne Turnpike. The crash critically injured Rainer and claimed the life of her riding partner, 49-year-old Jonah Holland. “Everybody loved Jonah,” Rainer said. “She was the type of person who would […]

Richmond International Airport receives $5.5M in federal funding for runway enhancement

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The Federal Aviation Administration is providing more than $5.5 million in funding to Richmond International Airport so that the airport can make safety enhancements to the first of several runways that will require them. The funding, part of the FAA’s Fiscal Year 2023 Airport Improvement Program, will fund the construction of an “offset” along the airport’s Taxiway E intersection, according […]

Henrico’s ‘HEART’ environmental committee makes several proposals to supervisors

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Ideas include reusing biogas, sharing more environmental data with the public, identifying areas without active transportation options

A new Henrico environmental committee composed of government employees from various Henrico agencies has made several environmental-themed proposals for the county’s board of supervisors to consider. Henrico’s Environmental Action Resource Team, or HEART, was created to help promote sustainability and energy conservation throughout the county, while also working to reduce the impact of government services on the environment. During a […]

Henrico Fur Finder: July 26, 2023

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Welcome to Henrico Fur Finder, where each week we highlight pets looking for a forever home at the Henrico Animal Shelter. Animals are sometimes adopted quickly; the shelter cannot guarantee any animal’s availability and animals cannot be put “on hold.” The shelter, located at 10421 Woodman Road in Glen Allen, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 […]

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Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: July 24-30, 2023

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help in locating several wanted fugitives. Natasha Robinson is a Black female, 39 years old, 5 foot 7, about 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Her last known location was in the city of Richmond. She has multiple warrants on file. Ashley Bragg is a Black female, 35 years old, 5 […]

Henrico 4-H to offer ‘Project H2O Heroes’ workshop for youngsters Aug. 15-16

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Henrico 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with STEM Z, will offer a workshop Tuesday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 16 to help youth learn the importance of water filtration systems and their effect on the environment. The Project H2O Heroes workshop is for rising third, fourth and fifth graders who will make their own water filters and test for effectiveness. […]

Henrico News Minute – July 26, 2023

Henrico officials are weighing a new trail in Varina and seeking funding for two other proposed trails; state, federal funding sought for several other transportation projects; a teen driver who killed a cyclist and injured another last year in Varina pleads guilty to several charges; Henrico CASA seeking new volunteers.