Spanberger to host telephone town hall June 29

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) will host another telephone town hall meeting June 29 form 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to address issues facing Virginia’s families, businesses, seniors, and overall economy. The event also will be livestreamed on Spanberger’s website and congressional Facebook page. During the event, Spanberger will answer questions from Virginians about her work and will give […]

‘We want this to be a destination site’

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County officials dedicate four professional-level outdoor basketball courts in Eastern Henrico

At about this time last year, the basketball courts outside Henrico County’s Fairfield Middle School were small, asphalt-top courts that were used occasionally by community members. Now, thanks to the vision of  Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson and the efforts of other public servants, the courts have been transformed into a state-of-the-art location for county residents to play ball. Yesterday, […]

Congressional App Challenge now open for students

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger has invited middle and high school students from Virginia’s Seventh District to enter the annual Congressional App Challenge competition. Registration is open until Nov. 1. The event is described as an “annual opportunity for young people in participating congressional districts across the country to get hands-on practice with coding and computer science.” The winner will have […]

PHOTOS: Henrico County’s Juneteenth celebration

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Henrico County hosted its second-annual Juneteenth celebration June 18 at Dorey Park in Varina, featuring entertainment, vendors, food, fireworks and more. Thousands of people attended the event, which celebrated the date (June 19, 1865) on which the last remaining former slaves in the United States (in Galveston, Texas) learned that they had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, […]

For Henrico Police Athletic League, ‘there’s no place like home’

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Organization moves into former Eastern Henrico home of MathScience Innovation Center

Reflecting on his past, retired NBA player Johnny Newman recalled being greatly influenced by the morals found in the Wizard of Oz:  respect, perseverance and hope. Now, as board president of the Henrico Police Athletic League, a nonprofit that works to foster positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the Henrico community, he hopes that PAL participants will truly believe […]

Stolen car found in Wyndham, 2 others stolen from Wyndham

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Henrico Police need the public’s help identifying the suspects in several recent auto thefts and thefts from autos in the Wyndham community. On June 16, Henrico Police found a car on Summer Creek Way in Wyndham that had been reported stolen from a location in the city of Richmond. Two other vehicles were reported stolen from within Wyndham – one […]

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Henrico supervisors amend fiscal budget, officially adopt temporary tax clemency plan

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The Henrico Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to amend the county’s 2021-22 fiscal budget and to extend the temporary elimination of certain tax penalties during its June 14 meeting. The board originally adopted a temporary tax clemency plan on an emergency basis May 10 eliminating penalties and interest on overdue taxes for personal property, machinery and tools through Aug. 5. […]

Companies, students partner to replace West End Manor Civic Association’s roof

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For several years, the people at West End Manor Civic Association, a nonprofit neighborhood-betterment organization in the heart of Henrico’s Brookland District, watched their roof slowly deteriorate. Without the funds to repair it, the destruction of their building seemed inevitable. Then, thanks to the generosity of four construction companies, the restoration of their roof became a hands-on learning opportunity for […]

‘New purpose and new life’ for new affordable housing project on Henrico-Richmond line

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  Like many other localities feeling the impacts of the pandemic, Henrico County has fallen victim to the symptoms of a larger national issue – a growing gap between the available supply of affordable housing and the number of people who need it. Virginia Supportive Housing’s Cool Lane Commons, an 86 unit affordable housing development formerly used as an assisted […]

Shortages prolong some Henrico construction projects

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(From our TV partner WTVR CBS 6) – Ongoing supply chain issues could soon have major impacts on construction projects in Central Virginia. Sorry! This content is only available to registered users. Please Login below or Register a Free Account in order to access all of the great content from The Henrico Citizen! Username Password * Remember Me     […]

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