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...

Henrico Schools considering staggered start to school year in 2025

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Henrico Schools is seeking input from parents, students and staff on the proposed 2025-2026 divisionwide school year calendar, which would stagger the start of the year for different grade levels. Grades 1-5, 6 and 9, as well as half of four-year-old pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students would start school on Monday, Aug. 18. Grades 7-8, 10-12, and the other half of […]

Varina man pleads guilty to murdering wife, stepdaughter

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A Varina man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the first-degree murders of his wife and stepdaughter in July 2022. Richard Crowder, 60, pleaded guilty in Henrico Circuit Court to the charges against him and also entered an Alford plea to the attempted aggravated murder of Henrico County Police Officer Kenneth Saunders and Henrico County Police Officer William Grimmer (maintaining his […]

Woman killed crossing Brook Road

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Diamond Nakita Downs was killed crossing Brook Road in Glen Allen at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Henrico Police. Downs, 22, was killed after she left work at the Chipotle Mexican Grill near where she was hit by a driver who stayed at the scene of the crash. “The preliminary investigation shows Ms. Downs attempted to cross the northbound […]

“American Visions” with Edward Ayers at Book People

Book People is continuing its streak of local authors with returning friend Edward Ayers on March 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. American Visions explores the critical era when the American nation and its culture took shape, focusing on the men and women who celebrated ideals of shared humanity and free expression in the face of growing Black slavery […]

Ban on personal use of campaign funds passes Senate, in discussion in House

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The Senate’s 35-4 vote during this General Assembly to pass a bill banning personal use of campaign funds comes after years of work by Fairfax legislators and others. The bill, SB 377, passed on Feb. 6, will prohibit any person from converting contributions to a candidate or their campaign committee for personal use. The law previously only prohibited the conversion of […]

Henrico Fur Finder: Feb. 14, 2024

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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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Henrico supervisors discuss $20 million in spending, approve Fall Line Trail resolutions

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At its Feb. 13 meeting, the Henrico Board of Supervisors scheduled a Feb. 27 public hearing about a proposal that would add $20.8 million in budget amendments to the current fiscal year budget. Of that amount, $10 million would go toward state highway maintenance and $6.4 would be allocated toward the renovation of Jacob L. Adams Elementary School to help […]

Henrico Property Transactions: Jan. 17-23, 2024

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1502 Skirmish Run Drive – $215,000, 1,041 SF (built in 1982), from Steven W. Hayden to Deron O. Page. 311 Marlin Drive – $240,000, 1,341 SF (built in 1956), from Carl R. Harris Jr. to Jasmine McKeithan. 10208 Guyana Court – $260,300, 1,080 SF (built in 1979), from Lehew W. Miller Jr. and Naomi Miller to Derwin J. Courtney Jr. […]

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 14, 2024

Henrico County honors a longtime crossing guard; an update on restoration efforts at a county cemetery; how many Virginia community college students earn a bachelor’s degree?; bills to cap rent increases in Virginia die; an electric vehicle center opens in Henrico; this week’s Savvy Senior column.