What the end of rent relief means for Virginia tenants

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Eviction cases across the state have nearly doubled as protections, aid run out

Five-day eviction notices. Judgments for back rent that will take years to settle. Frantic searches for a new home in a historically tight rental market. These are what Virginia renters are facing as federal aid for tenants at risk of eviction dries up and the state’s rent relief program winds down. “It’s grim,” acknowledged Marty Wegbreit, director of litigation for […]

Tourist spending in Henrico eclipses $1.3 billion

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Visitors spent more than $1.3 billion in Henrico County during 2021 – the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth-highest in Virginia, according to an annual study released Oct. 4 for the Virginia Tourism Corp. The total included sales of $329 million on food and beverage, $185 million on lodging, $151 million on retail, $131 million […]

Richmond/Henrico Health Districts to receive community health workforce funding

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The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts will receive funding for community health workforce training, as part of nearly $6 million being allocated in Virginia through the American Rescue Plan. The RHHD, Central Shenandoah and Blue Ridge health districts will share a total of $2.99 million in funding. “All Virginians, regardless of where they live or work, deserve health care. That’s […]

Virginia to receive $16.6M in settlement with JUUL

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Virginia is expected to receive more than $16.6 million during a six-to-10-year period as part of a $438.5-million, 35-state and territory settlement with JUUL Labs. The settlement resolved a two-year bipartisan investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s marketing and sales practices. JUUL also is required to comply with a series of strict injunctive terms severely limiting their marketing and sales practices. “Youth […]

BeWellVA to offer ‘Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences’ virtual workshop

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BeWellVA, a collaboration of Central Virginia’s seven Community Services Boards, is offering a free virtual workshop Oct. 20 to help raise awareness about adverse childhood experiences, provide resources to help children and adults who have experienced ACEs and offer strategies for prevention in local communities. The event is the first of three planned workshops. ACEs are traumatic events in childhood […]

Henrico to offer $10 rabies vaccinations for pets Oct. 15

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The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Each vaccine […]

Spanberger blasts Democratic House leadership after her proposed ban on stock sales stalls

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (a Democrat who represents Virginia’s 7th District) blasted her party’s U.S. House of Representatives leadership Friday, after it failed to advance her proposal or any others that would ban members of Congress, their spouses and their dependent children from trading individual stocks. For months, Spanberger has been lobbying for passage of a measure that would enact […]

Henrico officials envision new tournament-level baseball complex in Glen Allen

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In an effort to meet growing demand for baseball tournaments in the county, Henrico sports tourism officials are marketing a 21-acre site at Glover Park in Glen Allen as the potential location of a new multi-field tournament-level youth and college baseball complex. The Henrico Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Sept. 27 to transfer the land (which sits on the southeast […]

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to purchase Lakeside Baptist Church property

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Henrico County contributing $750,000 during three-year period toward purchase

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will acquire 6.2 acres of land along the western edge of its Lakeside Avenue location from Lakeside Baptist Church in a purchase that is being supported financially by Henrico County. The nonprofit community-oriented garden has agreed to buy the church’s property at 7401 Woodman Road for $1.9 million. Henrico County will contribute $750,000 during a three-year […]

Henrico officials announce name for proposed animal adoption center

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A proposed $15-million no-kill animal adoption center in Henrico that would be funded through the bond referendum on this November’s ballot has a name. The facility, fittingly, would be called the Henrico Pet Adoption Center. Henrico Humane Society President Cara Salman made the announcement during a brief press conference with county leaders at Short Pump Park Wednesday evening. The winning […]

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