Author: Diane Oaks

Henrico first responders participate in active shooter emergency drill

On Saturday, Aug. 3, first responders participated in an active shooter drill inside the Henrico County Courthouse.

“Sadly, the scenario of an active shooter is a sign of our times,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Emily Ashley. “The purpose of our exercise was to test our first responders in the event of a hostile threat.”

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Tour sharpens vision for indoor sports and convocation center

Update: On Aug. 13, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to authorize the county manager to request detailed proposals for an indoor sports and convocation center. The six entities that submitted initial proposals will be invited to offer detailed proposals that would include a controllable site for the center and the county’s purchase price for the land.

Henrico officials recently toured an indoor sports and events venue in Rocky Mount, N.C. as the county prepares to sharpen its pursuit of a similar facility here.

Henrico has been weighing the development of an indoor sports and convocation center to strengthen its thriving sports tourism program and to host high school graduations and other events.

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