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4-H: Making the Best Better [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)


What do kids, animals and agriculture have in common? HCTV goes rural in this look at how 4-H projects engage today’s young people.

A-Shift: Station 12 — 24 Hours with Henrico Fire  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 31 minutes)


Ever wonder what it’s really like to be a firefighter? It’s not all guts and glory; there are plenty of chores on top of the emergency response. HCTV takes you inside the often misunderstood reality of first responders. You’ll experience a 24-hour shift at Station 12: a “typical” day in the life of Henrico’s firefighters.

According to Plan: New Home Inspections in Henrico County

(Running time: 22 minutes)

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Despite the gloomy news about the housing market, new homes are still being built in Henrico County. Henrico’s team of building inspectors make more than thirty visits to each new house to make sure that projects go according to plan. Join HCTV as we get an insider’s look at how thorough our inspectors are and how we’re all better off for having these building code enforcers.

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)


We all have occasional problems concentrating or getting organized, but for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this is a constant state of being. HCTV spoke to several experts, as well as people who suffer from the disorder, to learn about the different types of ADHD and what help is available.

Active Shooter: What Would You Do? 

(Running time: 21 minutes)


Decades ago, none of us had ever heard the term “active shooter.” Unfortunately, it’s all too commonplace in our world today, and it can happen anywhere at any time. If you were involved in an active shooter incident, what would you do to survive? Run? Hide? Fight? Join HCTV as we learn from public safety agents and officials what we can do if we ever find ourselves in this horrific position.

Adoption Celebrations: A Moment in Time

(Running time: 25 minutes)


The birth of a child is the best day in a parent’s life. The Henrico County Circuit Court gives adoptive parents the opportunity to feel the same happiness with an Adoption Celebration. Join HCTV as we talk to several families about the joy of their Adoption Celebration — a moment in time that they will never forget.

Adventure Henrico: Scuba Diving [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)


Breathing underwater is as easy as one, two three, well maybe four — days of training that is. Join HCTV staffers Ben and Steve as they dive into an adventure that begins in the classroom and ends 60 feet beneath the water’s surface. Earning their PADI Open Water Dive Certifications was a little trickier than they thought.  Kick your fins along with them as they sink or swim through the doorway of a new world in Adventure Henrico: SCUBA Diving.

Airwaves of Yesteryear: Early Television in Central Virginia

(Running time: 30 minutes)

Airwaves of Yesteryear

On April 22, 1948 the very first television broadcast south of our nation’s capital happened right here in Central Virginia. WTVR began a legacy of quality local programming, which was soon followed by WXEX and WRVA. These early television pioneers brought us local favorites including Dandy Doodle, Sailor Bob and Shock Theatre. Join HCTV as we celebrate more than 60 years of community programming and look at how this new form of entertainment changed our lives forever in Airwaves of Yesteryear: Early Television in Central Virginia.

All Aboard! The History of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

(Running time: 27 minutes)

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The Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad was the sixth railroad to be chartered in the commonwealth, receiving exclusive rights from the General Assembly to connect Richmond and Fredericksburg to the Potomac River steamboat lines. RF&P played a key role in the Civil War and World War II, after which it modernized from steam engines to diesel locomotives. Over the course of its 157-year history the company acquired significant amounts of property along its route, including a number of acres in Henrico County — land that is now home to Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park. Though its trains no longer run through the heart of Virginia, the RF&P remains embedded in the history of the communities it touched and in the imagination of the people it served.

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Longest Goodbye

(Running time: 23 minutes)


Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is no known cause, and no cure. Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll on those diagnosed with the disease and their families. Join HCTV as we hear people living with Alzheimer’s, family members, health professionals and advocates tell us how they cope with this progressive illness in Alzheimer’s Disease: The Longest Goodbye.

Angels of Agriculture: The Plight of Henrico’s Honeybees [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 20 minutes)


From pollinating crops to producing honey and bee’s wax, the honeybee is essential to our agriculture and modern life. HCTV takes you inside the beehive as we shed light on these often misunderstood, fascinating creatures.

Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park, The

(Running time: 20 minutes)


Built between 1915 and 1918, the Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park is a sprawling 600-acre retreat boasting a scenic walking trail, tennis courts, children’s play areas, gardens and a flowing fountain surrounded by arbors with blooming vines. Join HCTV as we document the rich Henrico history of the Victorian style home and Meadowview Park with rare photographs and interviews chronicling the property’s intriguing past.

Art Within, The: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 18 minutes)


The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Henrico’s premiere art, theater and dance venue, dates back to 1911. Formerly the Glen Allen School, this magnificent building was transformed in 1999 to offer a variety of art classes, showings, galleries and performances. Join HCTV as we explore all that the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has to offer, and find The Art Within.

Ask the Question: Suicide Prevention

(Running time: 19 minutes)

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It most often occurs when stressors exceed the coping abilities of someone suffering from a mental health condition. Join HCTV as we talk to suicide prevention advocates, survivors and Henrico mental health professionals who encourage people to speak up if someone close to them appears distressed. Ask the Question. It can save lives.

At Your Leisure: What’s New in Henrico’s Parks? [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)


With an ever expanding range of recreational opportunities, Henrico’s Division of Recreation and Parks truly has something for everyone. Join us as we take a look at some of the new and upcoming attractions across the county.

At Your Leisure: What’s New in Rec and Parks Programming? [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 27 minutes)


This new edition of At Your Leisure samples more of Henrico’s vast recreational offerings. Join HCTV as we drop in on a baby sign language class, a benefit event for the Henrico Humane Society, a belly dancing class, a Frank Sinatra tribute concert, and a sunset canoe paddling expedition.

Attack Transport: Remembering the USS Henrico [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 57 minutes)


First broadcast airs in honor of Veterans’ Day. The USS Henrico was a trusty workhorse from the beaches at D-Day through Korea and the Vietnam War. HCTV remembers the crew, their stories and the ship that bears the name of our county.

Badge of Protection: The Henrico Sheriff’s Office [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 30 minutes)


The Henrico Sheriff’s Office has served the county since 1634. Today, its responsibilities include court security, jail security, and serving the civil process. See how the deputies go above and beyond the call to serve and protect the citizens of Henrico.

Battlefield Henrico: Savage Station 1862 [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 42 minutes)


Just days after General Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia, the battlefront of the Civil War came to Henrico County. HCTV takes you to the battle of Savage Station, exploring what it was really like to fight face to face in the War Between the States. As the story unfolds, one thing becomes clear; the men on both sides were true warriors.

Battles with Parkinson’s Disease  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 31 minutes)


Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological condition that causes problems with muscular movement and many other systems in the body. In this program, HCTV talks with local people who deal with Parkinson’s every day. Find out how they cope and what options are available locally in Battles with Parkinson’s Disease.

Be Ready Henrico: Disaster Preparation [Retired from Broadcast] 

(Running time: 18 minutes)


Natural or man-made disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. The potential for hurricanes, tornados, droughts, blizzards, flooding, or terrorism can hit Henrico at a moments notice. Are you ready? If you have to evacuate or shelter in place, does your family have a plan and a disaster kit? HCTV’s Be Ready Henrico: Disaster Preparation shows you how to be prepared and keep your family safe when disaster strikes.

Between The Lines: How Reconstruction Redrew The Map Of Henrico

(Running time: 22 minutes)


You may know which magisterial district you live in, but do you know how that district came to be, or why its boundaries are where they are? The reasons are far more interesting and complex than you may think. Our districts and our Board of Supervisors structure of governance can trace their roots back to the turbulent years following the Civil War, known as the Reconstruction Period, and havebeen evolving with the times ever since.

Beyond the Palisade: Life in 17th Century Henrico [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 34 minutes)

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Beyond the palisade takes you back to 1611 Henricus, the birthplace of Henrico County. HCTV examines who the colonists were, why they came here, what they hoped to achieve, and what difficulties they faced. Costumed interpreters and colonial experts tell a vivid, gritty tale of adventure, adversity and perseverance.

Bill Zickafoose Holiday Concert [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

Concert featuring this popular big band sound performed at Hermitage High School.

Birds of the James

(Running time: 26 minutes)


We’ve all marveled at the majesty of Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Double-Crested Cormorants, and Great Blue Herons — truly a natural resource to behold. What most people don’t realize is that these beautiful river birds reside right here at home along the James. Join HCTV as we get up close to the birds of the James River, and learn how they are part of the wonderful natural environment that surrounds us.

Bond Referendum Projects

(Running time: 10 minutes)


There are 26 different capital projects included in Henrico’s bond referendum, from new and renovated schools and fire stations, to park projects, a new library and road improvements. See what specific projects will be funded in this 10-minute video.

Boston: The Story of a Racehorse

(Running time: 20 minutes)


In the realm of horseracing greats, one thoroughbred from Virginia stands out: Secretariat. In 1973, as a 3-year-old, he won horse racing’s Triple Crown — breaking the track record at all three events. But more than a century before Secretariat rewrote the record book, another stallion from central Virginia became known far and wide for his speed, stamina — and vicious temperament. This horse — born in Henrico County and named Boston — is part of an ancestral line that produced Secretariat and other notable horses. Join HCTV as we look into his life, victories and defeats in Boston: The Story of a Racehorse.

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)


HCTV looks inside domestic violence with particular attention to its effect on children. Learn how professional counselors help victims break away from abusive relationships, help abusers see the effects of their behavior, and help children work through feelings of guilt and anger.

Breaking Through: The Women of Henrico Police  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 23 minutes)


Police work was once considered a man’s domain, but since 1965 Henrico has led the way in hiring women as police officers. Henrico’s first female police officer broke through the barrier more than a decade before Virginia’s State Police included women in their ranks. Join HCTV as we talk with some of Henrico’s women on the force, past and present, and hear their stories.

Bridges of Henrico County, The [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 28 minutes)

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The James River has been a center for commerce and travel since the 17th century. From the Huguenot and Willey, to the Varina-Enon and Pocahontas, HCTV brings you spectacular footage on the bridges connecting North and South.

Building Our Future Together [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 17 minutes)

Get a behind the scenes look at the Department of Building Construction and Inspections. See what they look for to make sure your house and commercial structures are safe and sound.


(Running time: 20 minutes)


More than 13 million kids will be bullied in the U.S. this year. HCTV explores why bullying occurs and what our community can do to combat this disturbing social issue. Henrico County’s commonwealth’s attorney, school resource officers, guidance counselors, principals and young people speak about their experiences and why bullying is on the rise in our country.

By George! The Story of Henry Ward

(Running time: 18 minutes)


Ward Elementary School stands along Darbytown Road in Henrico County’s rural Varina area. The school takes its name from Henry Ward, a compassionate, down-to-earth family man who helped spark the educations of a generation of local children. In and out of the classroom, Ward demonstrated an ability to lead and inspire. Nine years after Ward’s death, the Henrico School Board honored his years of service to the community by naming a new school after him. Join HCTV as we explore his life and legacy in By George: The Story of Henry Ward.

By the People for the People: Volunteering in Henrico County  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)

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Volunteering has a long proud history in America. Since our nation’s inception, Americans have volunteered to help each other in times of crisis.Volunteers work 200,000 hours each year for Henrico County, at an annual savings of $5 million. Join HCTV as we hear stories of selfless volunteers throughout our community, and learn why their commitment to volunteering is worth its weight in gold.

Calling to Serve, A: Henrico Police [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)


Do you ever wish you could do more to serve and protect your community? Do you hear a calling to be a Henrico police officer? Follow HCTV on a real world experience fighting crime and helping citizens — then decide if you should answer that call.

Caring for Mature Neighborhoods: Henrico’s Community Maintenance Efforts

(Running time: 16 minutes)


Neglected property can affect the perception of a neighborhood, but Henrico’s Community Revitalization Department is devoted to combating blight. The community maintenance staff works with county residents through education, outreach, and volunteer coordination, helping to breathe new life into aging neighborhoods.

Caring for the Animals: Livestock to Lizards in Henrico Recreation  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 34 minutes)

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Henrico’s Meadow Farm Museum and Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium both offer unique opportunities for residents and visitors to learn about many different animal species. Recreation and Parks’ experienced staff takes great pride in caring for these animals daily, from cleaning and feeding to shelter and health care. Join HCTV as we explore how keeping these animals happy and healthy is a priority in Caring for the Animals: Livestock to Lizards in Henrico Recreation.

Cashell Donahoe: A Gentleman and a Scholar

(Running time: 18 minutes)


Cashell Donahoe left an indelible mark on Henrico County, having served as assistant superintendent of schools from 1956 until 1974. But Donahoe was more than a teacher and an administrator. He was a mountain of a man, with an abiding faith, a commitment to others and a thirst for knowledge. Join HCTV as we examine the life of Cashell Donahoe: A Gentleman and a Scholar.

Central Automotive Maintenance: Still Rolling [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 18 minutes)

Central Automotive Maintenance

From school buses and ambulances to backhoes and dump trucks, Henrico County has thousands of specialized vehicles in its motor fleet, all of which require regular maintenance and repair. Henrico’s Central Automotive Maintenance (CAM) mechanics are well-trained, experienced and have the necessary knowledge to maintain this massive, diverse fleet. Join HCTV as we meet the professional technicians who keep our vehicles in good working order, and learn about the energy saving, cost effective measures Henrico has in place for the future, in Central Automotive Maintenance: Still Rolling.

Central Virginia Biographies: Elizabeth Adam Crump

(Running time: 19 minutes)

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Born in 1891, Elizabeth Young Adam grew up in Richmond, and moved to Henrico in 1922, when she married her longtime beau, Sheppard Crump. They lived at Meadow Farm, where Elizabeth continued to live after her husband’s death in 1960. She devoted her life to volunteering and philanthropic activities, and was esteemed throughout the community. Following her husband’s wishes, she donated two parcels of land to Henrico County for today’s Meadow Farm Museum and the Crump Manor nursing home, where she spent the last years of her life. Join HCTV as we learn more about this fascinating lady in Central Virginia Biographies: Elizabeth Adam Crump.

C.E.R.T.: Community Emergency Response Team [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 14 minutes)

HCTV looks at how residents can prepare for emergency situations that can occur in today’s world.

Chronicles of the 49th: The Henrico County Police Academy [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 45 minutes)


Henrico police officers serve through honor, professionalism, commitment, compassion, and accountability. The privilege of becoming one of Henrico’s finest first requires the completion of a long journey through the challenging police academy. HCTV takes you day-by-day through the entire 49th Police Academy, capturing the grueling training a recruit must endure to reach the goal of graduation. Police recruits relive their most exciting and demanding experiences in Chronicles of the 49th: The Henrico County Police Academy.

City Limits: Henrico Escapes Richmond’s Attempts to Merge and Annex

(Running time: 19 minutes)


When Henrico County’s population began to explode in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the City of Richmond attempted to acquire the county through a merger or “consolidation.” Henrico’s citizens flatly voted against the takeover attempt. Undeterred, the city then filed for a 142-square-mile annexation of the county–an astonishing 60 percent of the county’s land mass–in a courtroom battle that lasted several years. Learn how narrowly escaping these bold attempts has defined and shaped the present and future of Henrico, in City Limits.

Clarke-Palmore House, The [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)


Originally built in 1819, The Clarke-Palmore House has undergone significant upgrades and modifications through the years to accommodate the changing needs of its residents. Vera Clarke Palmore Morton, the last resident of the house, donated the property to Henrico County for educational use. The Clarke-Palmore House is included on the National Register of Historic Places and was occupied by members of the same family for more than 140 years. Join HCTV as we document the evolution of the house and surrounding buildings through the decades.

Coal Mines of Henrico, The [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 24 minutes)


Historically, coal was the fuel used for industry and heating in most of Virginia, and mine shafts are still being discovered today. Tune in to discover just how close to home coal was found and mined in Virginia.

Collecting Yourself: Hoarding Disorders [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)

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Do you have trouble throwing things away? Are your “collections” out of control? If you are a hoarder, or have clutter in your home, this program is a must see. Henrico County has a support group for people who want to rid their lives of clutter. HCTV defines the difference between simple clutter, collecting and hoarding in Collecting Yourself: Hoarding Disorders.

Community Investment, A: Real Estate Taxes and Assessments [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

Why are our Henrico homes reassessed, and what prompts lowering real estate taxes? Where do our tax dollars go? Join HCTV as we discover the ins and outs of real estate taxes and property assessments. See how Henrico County is providing a lifestyle for our residents that is the envy of the region.

Community Resource Guide PSA  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 3 minutes)

Is the neighbor’s dog barking driving you crazy? How about the loud muffler or tall weeds? Learn who to call to help resolve your community problems in this free resource guide.

Community Revitalization: Vital to Our Future  [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 22 minutes)


Henrico’s mature, established commercial corridors and residential neighborhoods are a crucial element to the county’s landscape. Join HCTV as we learn about the Community Revitalization Department, why it was established, and how it is committed to stabilizing and beautifying Henrico’s older properties. Business owners and homeowners alike have benefited from Community Revitalization’s programs and services — revitalization efforts that are vital to our future.

Community’s Spirit, A: Historic Tales of Highland Springs

(Running time: 25 minutes)


Highland Springs was founded in 1890 as one of Henrico’s first suburbs. Named for its high elevation and natural springs, the little unincorporated town became a hub of activity and community spirit. Hear from residents and high school alumni as they tell the tales of how Highland Springs came to be the unique community it is today.

Complicated Condition, A: Stories of Muscular Dystrophy [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 30 minutes)


Muscular Dystrophy is a complicated condition which can affect not only muscle strength, but nerves, digestion and cognition as well. In this program, HCTV explores the many distinct varieties of Muscular Dystrophy, and how several families are dealing with the special challenges of this complex disease.

Connecting Communities: The Bridges of Henrico

(Running time: 16 minutes)


The Huguenot, Willey, Varina-Enon and Pocahontas Parkway bridges keep our communities connected, spur commerce and growth, and serve as icons or symbols of the county. These four modern marvels of engineering science serve as gateways to Henrico, and are vital to the 21st century transportation network that moves the county and the region.

Crystal Clear: Henrico County Water Reclamation Facility  [Retired from Broadcast] 

(Running time: 21 minutes)

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Each time we do a load of laundry, take a shower, flush the toilet or wash our hands, we produce wastewater that seems to magically disappear through unseen pipes. In fact, in Henrico County, we produce more than 42 million gallons of wastewater every day. This wastewater must be cleaned, treated and prepared before reentering our environment through the James River. Join HCTV as we tour the high tech (if sometimes smelly) Water Reclamation Facility where this fascinating process takes place. From the natural use of nutrient eating organisms to the multi-step treatment process, Henrico’s Water Reclamation Facility makes sure the water returned to the James is crystal clear.

Culture and Pride: Native American History in Virginia [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 57 minutes)


American Indians have lived in Virginia for 15,000 years. HCTV talks to Native Americans about their culture and the pride they have in their ancestral ways. You will experience the drums and the Pow Wow as well as see historic videos, photo, and maps. Learn how Virginia’s Indians have joined mainstream society, while holding on to their past in this landmark documentary.

Curtain Call: A History of the Henrico Theatre

(Running time: 25 minutes)


When it opened its doors in 1938, the Henrico Theatre was described as a “big city temple of entertainment set in beautiful rural surroundings.” A classic example of art-deco architecture, the theatre was the crown jewel of Highland Springs. After years of successes and changes of ownership, the Henrico Theatre closed its doors— until Henrico County purchased the property in 1999. Join HCTV as we reveal the story behind the theatre, follow the extensive renovation process and learn how it has become a historic landmark in the county.


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