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SNAP emergency allotments will end in February

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The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will release the final issuance of emergency allotment benefits to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in February, in accordance with the requirements of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The new law recently passed by Congress ends VDSS’ authorization to continue issuing benefits through the temporary federal program, originally established in response to […]

RVA Adaptive Sports Festival planned April 15 at Glen Allen High School

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Accessible sports club Sportable will host the third-annual RVA Adaptive Sports Festival, presented by C&F Bank and C&F Mortgage, on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Allen High School. The free event is the largest exposition in the region of sports and recreational opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Registration is available now […]

HCAN seeks more prominent role in community

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Environmental organization is working to create a climate action plan for Henrico County

The Henrico Conservation Action Network held its monthly meeting and first of the year Jan. 17 to discuss zoning issues, new bills, and future plans. HCAN aims to raise Henrico citizens’ awareness of conservation actions they can complete on their own and inform them of actions taking place in their community. Last week, the group briefly discussed the passing of […]

Henrico supervisors approve controversial Arcadia development in Varina

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Following nearly four hours of comments and discussion, the Henrico Board of Supervisors unanimously approved rezoning plans for a proposed 253.7-acre community in Varina to be known as Arcadia. For weeks, the proposal had stirred much debate in the community, prompting citizens to rehash a discussion that is an ever-present reckoning in Varina: to develop or not develop? Opponents of […]

Henrico plans solar panel installation at 2-acre site at closed Springfield Road Landfill

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Agreement with BrightSuite would provide renewable electricity for pump station

Henrico County is poised to become the first locality in the region and one of the first in Virginia to have solar panels installed at a closed landfill, which will generate reduced-cost, renewable energy to power a nearby sewage pump station. Under a proposal set for consideration Tuesday by the Henrico Board of Supervisors, BrightSuite, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, […]

Henrico teen earns top Virginia 4-H award

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Nikhita Saravanan, a seven-year member of 4-H, was among four teens from Virginia honored at the recent Evening with 4-H ceremony and celebration. Saravanan and the three others earned Virginia 4‑H Youth in Action Program awards, which recognize four young leaders with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives in 4-H core pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM. Saravanan […]

Milestones – Jan. 24, 2023

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The leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa recently initiated the following local students: Suyeon Kim, Karthik Lalwani and Kelsey Hark, of Glen Allen; Matthew Johnson, Connor Butterworth, Caroline Bisese, Lady Greer Corral, Josephine Holland, Alice Mendelson, Alexander Ezzelle, Joseph Hagan and Jake Kleinschuster, of Henrico; and Ximena Ramirez Alban, of Sandston. Students initiated into the society must be sophomores, juniors, […]

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 […]

Survey finds strong support for expanded Pulse BRT line to Short Pump

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Nearly three-quarters of the 1,378 respondents to a recent GRTC/PlanRVA transit survey would use public transit to commute between, to or from the West Broad Street corridor in Henrico’s West End if it were more available, data from the survey shows. The survey is part of an ongoing study by the two groups to determine the feasibility of extending GRTC’s […]

Holman MS student detained with gun

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An anonymous tip led a Henrico Police officer and a Holman Middle School administrator to a student with a gun at the school Friday morning. The two were responding to the tip and confronted the male student, who became uncooperative and struggled with them, prompting the officer to call for assistance. The student was subdued and taken into custody, and […]


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