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UPDATE: Embezzlement charge against Hermitage football coach involves $5,600 in football equipment

Hermitage High School football coach David Bedwell was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzling more than $5000 worth of football-related equipment ...

Henrico football coach accused of embezzling $5,000 in gear from Chesterfield school  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The head football coach at Hermitage High School in Henrico County was arrested Thursday for allegedly embezzling items ...

Hermitage High School teacher charged with sex crimes involving a minor  WTVR CBS 6 News

On February 6, Henrico Police responded to Hermitage High School in reference a sex offense being reported by a juvenile.

Dave Bedwell leaves L.C. Bird to coach Hermitage football  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Three-time state high school football champion Dave Bedwell is crossing the river. The coach who led L.C. Bird High School in ...

Henrico teacher charged with sex crime granted bond  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Hermitage High School teacher charged with sex crimes involving a minor was granted bond Friday. Leonard Orange went before ...

Johnson resigns as Hermitage head football coach  WWBT NBC12 News

It was one of the worst seasons in Hermitage High School history, and on Friday the Derrick Johnson era came to an end after less than one year. Johnson ...

Video shows SUV driver collide with Henrico school bus  WTVR CBS 6 News

The crash, between the Hermitage High School bus and a SUV, was reported at about 8:40 a.m. near the intersection of Hillard Road and Hermitage Road.

Women's football team to play home games at Hermitage HS  Henrico Citizen

The Richmond Black Widows, Richmond's first women's tackle football team and Virginia's longest running women's football team, will play their home games at.

Retired Hermitage AD Bruce Bowen is chosen for hall of fame

Bruce Bowen, a retired athletics director from Hermitage High School, was chosen for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of ...

Principals call fights after Freeman vs. Hermitage shutout ‘totally unacceptable’  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The principals of Hermitage and Douglas S. Freeman high schools called fights that broke out following Friday night's football game ...

Henrico High School psychology teacher Gregory Lyndaker named county Teacher of the Year

When Gregory Lyndaker first started teaching in Henrico County Public Schools almost seven years ago, he was focused on simply surviving.

Henrico students chose careers over college. The school system celebrated with them Tuesday.

Mac Beaton watched in the fall of 2017 at Hermitage High School as a basketball player signed a letter of intent to play in college, a common ceremony for ...

The 2019 A-List: The area's top high school football recruits

Manchester quarterback Brendon Clark, who has signed with Notre Dame, leads the 2019 recruiting class.

Henrico schools announces public meetings to discuss redistricting  WWBT NBC12 News

Several opportunities in Septemebr for parents and the public to give their input on Henrico Schools redistricting plan.

Why I'm Walking Out: A Hermitage High School junior shares his reasoning for walking out of class Wednesday

As many Richmond-area high school students prepare to walk out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence, the Richmond Times-Dispatch asked two ...

Turf football fields at Highland Springs and J.R. Tucker could be delayed

Plans to replace the buildings at the Henrico County High Schools could delay replacement of the fields.

High school scores, highlights and schedule changes for state tournaments  WTVR CBS 6 News

Richmond, Va. – Friday's rain created massive schedule delays and changes for the Virginia High School League's Class 5 and 6 Spring Jubilee in Richmond.

Hermitage's Colonial District streak ends, 77 games and 12 years later, at the hands of Glen Allen

Glen Allen wins 28-7, and Donovan Riddick rushes for 100 yards.

Coach suspended, players disciplined after brawl at Va. football game  USA TODAY High School Sports

One of the Virginia head football coaches whose team was involved in an on-field fight after last Friday night's game has been suspended.

Charges pending after Freeman-Hermitage football game ends with brawl  8News

Police, school officials and the Virginia High School League are investigating after a brawl erupted following the conclusion of Friday night's high school football ...

Senior prank: Hermitage high school put up for sale  WWBT

Students and parents arrived at Hermitage High School on Friday morning to find a for sale sign in front of the school. The makeshift sign was placed over the ...

News to know for May 10: Henrico teacher charged with sex crime; Lt. Brad Clark bridge dedication; Susan G. Ko  WWBT NBC12 News

Also, rainy weekend ahead, VCU sexual battery and scarlet fever case.

New coaches take over dynasty programs at Hermitage, L.C. Bird

Derrick Johnson is the new coach at Hermitage. Troy Taylor takes over at L.C. Bird. Each team had a coach depart after 17 years.

Hermitage picks former Matoaca coach Derrick Johnson to lead its football team

Born into an Army family, Johnson grew up in greater Los Angeles, but came to Chesterfield County in the eighth grade.

All-region teams for boys and girls high school basketball

The area's top players as voted on by their coaches.

Three new candidates emerge  Henrico Citizen

With only four months until June primaries and nine months until Election Day, candidates for local and state office are beginning to officially announce their.

Henrico kicking off upgrades to high school football fields

Henrico County high schools are gearing up for some major upgrades.

Perrin Jr., Raymond H. | Obituaries |

Raymond H. Perrin Jr., affectionately known as "Big Daddy Ray", 81, of Spotsylvania County went to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Ray was born on ...

On esports 'signing day,' 19 Richmond-area students get scholarships to play video games in college

ECPI University is launching esports teams in Richmond at its two campuses.

Varina claims region championship as its defense swallows L.C. Bird in the second half

Varina wins 53-43, holding L.C. Bird to only one basket during an eight-minute stretch in the second half and keeping Bird's shooters at bay.

Hermitage High was on lockdown after ‘threatening text’ sent to student

HENRICO, Va. — Hermitage High School was on lockdown after a student received a threatening text message, according to a series of messages from the ...

These outstanding Henrico teachers will travel the globe to ‘become even better instructors’  WTVR CBS 6 News

The Community Foundation has recognized 10 Henrico County teachers for outstanding instruction for 2018.

Hermitage to name Derrick Johnson next head football coach  WWBT NBC12 News

Derrick Johnson will be the next head football coach at Hermitage High School, according to a source close to the situation. An official announcement is ...

Hermitage High removes Darren Sharper from school’s Hall of Fame after rape plea

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Retired NFL star and Henrico County native Darren Sharper changed course and pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual ...

Benedictine's Clelin Ferrell is about to put himself among greater Richmond's NFL draft history

Ferrell is expected to join a list of seven Richmond-area football players drafted in the first round.

Here's where students can get free summer meals this year

Fewer than 1 in 6 Virginia students who rely on free or reduced school meals during the school year receive free meals through summer programs.

Program helps workers with Autism thrive on the job  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. -- Every time Trey Smith sits down in his cubicle at work, five words greet him. "I CAN AND I WILL." A nod to the determination that has guided ...

‘My family raised me better,’ Hermitage student says from jail

A Henrico teen arrested for attempting to rob a pizza delivery driver explained from jail how he regretted his actions.

Glen Allen jumper is following in his father's footsteps

Mason Henry, who won the triple jump at the Millrose Games, chose the same sport in which his father excelled.

High school removes all Darren Sharper memorabilia  USA TODAY

Darren Shaper, a former player who was an honor student at Hermitage High School, had his memorabilia removed from the school after he pled guilty to ...

Richmond Black Widows give females full contact football experience  WWBT NBC12 News

For the last four years, the Richmond Black Widows have given women the chance to take the football field. It's not two-hand touch, it's not flag football, rather the ...

Hermitage grad awaits bone marrow transplant; speech video gets more views  Richmond Times-Dispatch

A recent Hermitage High School graduate whose speech on his battle with cancer was widely shared on social media returned to the hospital Thursday for a ...

A year after his heart attack, Hermitage football coach still fighting, his team still believing  Richmond Times-Dispatch

Hermitage assistant football coach Jaycen King suffered a heart attack, leaving him unable to walk and talk. Everything the Hermitage team has done this year, ...

Richmond priests reflect on the burning Notre Dame Cathedral: ‘I was just there’  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. -- Inside the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond Monday, worshippers prayed for their priests during the beginning of the holiest week ...

Leaking since the 80s, Hermitage High roof creates ‘unacceptable environment’

Henrico County School officials are aware that the roof of Hermitage High School needs to be fixed and said they plan to present something to the board soon.

How Coach Mug is changing lives at Hermitage High School and beyond

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Beloved track and cross country coach Craig "Mug" Hedley has been a fixture on the sidelines at Hermitage High for 13 years.

Fundraiser for Hermitage coach draws more than 400  Richmond Times-Dispatch

In the front row of Hermitage High School's bleachers Thursday night, Jaycen King, donning his team hat and shirt, got to see his football team play for the first ...

Hermitage High instructor named named Henrico Teacher of the Year

At an evening full of awards, a Hermitage High School French teacher, Kecia Studevant Howell, netted the highest honor — Henrico County's Gilman Teacher of ...

School Board member says developer threatened to pull 1,000-home Henrico community if schools are rezoned, according to emails

A Henrico County School Board member said the developer of a planned 1000-home community signaled it would pull the project if it were rezoned as part of a ...

D’Marco Jackson, who gave inspirational graduation speech, dies surrounded by loved ones

D'Marco Jackson, the Hermitage High School graduate whose inspirational 2015 graduation speech went viral online, died early Tuesday morning, according to ...

Three things we learned from Friday's high school football games

Five teams in Class 5, Region B are well on their way to locking up playoff berths. Meaning everyone else is fighting for three spots.

Shooting has a bigger impact than ever on a high school basketball player’s recruitment

When he graduated from Trinity Episcopal in 2018, Jason Wade was one of the best local athletes on a high school basketball court. A 6-foot-5 guard, he was a ...

Varina is back in the Class 5 state tournament for a third consecutive year

Tyrese Jenkins stands 6-foot-7 and is listed as a wing on the Varina roster. But he considers himself a guard, and on Tuesday night in the Class 5, Region B ...

Deep Run High School named National Blue Ribbon School

A Henrico County high school has received national acclaim.

Previewing the VHSL state basketball tournaments

A look at the local teams playing in the state tournaments and their competition.

Olympic ring: Hermitage HS alum Queen Harrison gets engaged in Rio  WWBT NBC12 News

Queen Harrison's dream is Olympic gold, but in Rio she came up with a diamond.

Henrico County plays its first high school football game on synthetic turf

Turf scratches the skin harder than grass, one player said. "My elbows are on fire."

Henrico Schools to live stream graduation ceremonies  WWBT NBC12 News

The stream will be available on desktop computers as well as mobile devices and tablets, and will be replayed on HCPS-TV.

The graduation will be livestreamed: Watch Henrico County ceremonies online

HENRICO, Va. – Henrico County Public Schools will provide live streaming video again this year of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU's Siegel Center.

3 former Hermitage HS football players arrested in armed robbery  WWBT

The robbery happened on Monday around 6:30 p.m. in the 7600 block of Sprenkle Court. The victim was not hurt.

Hermitage alumnus combines love of lacrosse with family roots to play for national team -- in Uganda

Lacrosse is a sport not generally associated with the African nation of Uganda, so you might be mildly surprised to learn the country has a national lacrosse team ...

Westboro Baptist Church hurls slurs ahead of Richmond visit  WHSV

RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) — Westboro Baptist Church is planning to visit Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia State Capitol on March 11, though it's ...

Former Hermitage football standout arrested on heroin charge

The former Hermitage football standout was arrested on heroin charges in West Virginia, and for having a stolen gun from Virginia.

Sharper's high school faces decision on 'tarnished' hero  USA TODAY

HENRICO, Va. – An autographed photo of Darren Sharper wearing his former Green Bay Packers uniform sits next to an autographed mini Packers helmet in the ...

Not drafted? Not the end of NFL dream, as these five ex-Spiders showed

An NFL draft snub does not end the NFL dream. These five former University of Richmond players signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents and made ...

Olympian Queen Harrison returns to Hermitage High School  WRIC

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — 2008 Olympic hurdler and national champion Queen Harrison returned to her alma mater Tuesday to speak to a group of girls.

Hermitage navigates early-season gauntlet, emerges 4-0 after beating Varina 42-21

Hermitage High's defense has been front and center so far this season, and rightfully so. Working a little more in the background has been an offense capable of ...

L.C. Bird converts nine 3-pointers in its region semifinal victory over Douglas Freeman

Bird's defense locks down in the third quarter for a 56-41 victory.

Ex-NFLer, Hermitage grad Darren Sharper gets reduced time on rape charges

Ex-NFL star and Hermitage grad Darren Sharper gets reduced time for rape charges.

2 Henrico County high schools briefly locked down after Shrader Road shooting  WRIC

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Two Henrico County high schools were temporarily locked down Monday afternoon after a shooting happened in the area.

Local Articles  Newsradio 1140 WRVA

Henrico County, VA _ Henrico Police have arrested and charged a family member of the man shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in eastern Henrico. Police have ...

The 2018 high school football watch list | Football

The Richmond-area players most likely to turn heads in 2018, including Henrico's Ja'Had Carter, Thomas Dale's Chris Tyree and Atlee's Tyler Warren.

From the Archives: 350 photos of Richmond in the 1950s

In March 1956, jazz trumpeter Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and his All-Stars played a concert at the Mosque, along with Woody Herman and his Third Herd.

A look back at Richmond Public Schools in 2018

A new superintendent. Widespread academic and business problems. Cheating on tests at an elementary school.

Henrico mom: Police arrested wrong 'black boys with dreads'  WWBT NBC12 News

A Henrico mom plans to protest after her two teen sons are thrown in jail following a fight at Hermitage High School.

Yorktown girls bring home state soccer championship | news/arlington  Inside NoVA

Having enough talent wasn't a question back in March, when the Yorktown Patriots began what would become their second state championship season in three ...

Why I'm Walking Out: A Freeman High School senior shares his reasoning for walking out of class Wednesday

As many Richmond-area students prepare to walkout of class Wednesday to protest gun violence, the Richmond Times-Dispatch asked two students to write ...

Do "White People" Suppress Black History?  Bacon's Rebellion

by James A. Bacon. Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and an African-American, professes to know how white people think.

Hanover-based company lands at No. 8 on this year’s Inc. 5000 growth list; 41 other area businesses make the list

Michael Pittman recognized a need four years ago to sell companies mobile devices tailored to their requests.

Groups clean up historic African-American cemetery  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. -- Volunteers with several groups gathered at the East End Cemetery Saturday to clean up the historic burial ground. The groups included ...

Ralph L. 'Bill' Axselle Jr., former Henrico delegate and retired lawyer and lobbyist, dies at 75

Ralph Lewis “Bill” Axselle Jr., a retired lawyer and lobbyist who helped grow the Williams Mullen law firm's governmental relations group into a tour de force and ...

Judge sentences Hermitage grad to life in prison for murder of pregnant ex-girlfriend: 'It’s the most brutal killing I’ve seen'

Calling the murder of a 27-year-old expectant mother “the most brutal killing” he's seen in his 16 years on the bench, a Richmond Circuit Court judge on Friday ...

‘We have all become family’: Football builds strong sisterhood for Richmond Black Widows  8News

The Richmond Black Widows, the only professional women's football in Virginia, are a month into their fourth season in the Women's Football Alliance.

How a 1,000-home development is factoring into Henrico's redistricting debate

On a website for River Mill, a planned community of more than 1000 homes that boasts of “a rich lifestyle amid an idyllic natural setting,” developer HHHunt gives ...

Richmond man pleads guilty in federal firearms case

A 21-year-old Richmond man accused of selling three dozen firearms to an informant and a federal undercover investigator pleaded guilty in federal court ...

CTE made life miserable for family of former Hermitage, Redskins player

Penny Hilton endured years of pain as a result of her deceased husband John Hilton's football-induced brain damage. She is pictured in her daughter's home ...

Henrico School Board gathers public's input on candidates for Tuckahoe seat

After a week's delay because of Hurricane Florence, the Henrico County School Board held a public hearing Thursday to gather input on who should be the next ...

Curtis Grant: Hermitage graduate, Ohio State linebacker, national champ

Before the national championship game began, four Ohio State players walked to midfield. At the center of the College Football Playoff logo, they faced their ...

Construction expected to start next year on 2 new Henrico high schools  WWBT NBC12 News

Each new school is expected to cost $80 million and begin construction in fall 2019.

Clay Mountcastle column: Remembering their names is not enough

After 18 years of continuous war, Americans have become more aware of the significance of Memorial Day. No longer just a way to mark the arrival of summer, ...

John D. Williams, 90, longtime teacher and coach at Armstrong High School  Richmond Free Press

John Davis “John D.” Williams, a former teacher, coach and athletic director at Armstrong High School, has died. “It is fitting in a spiritual way that this former ...

Daughter's death drives Beth Saladino's race for cure of cystic fibrosis

Beth Saladino has learned to keep life's minor misfortunes in perspective.

From the Archives photos for March and April

Here's a collection of images that were featured as the Times-Dispatch's From the Archives photos during the months of March and April.

Albemarle girls soccer team wins second state championship in three years  The Daily Progress

Albemarle entered halftime Saturday trailing Deep Run, 1-0. Sherrill, ever the optimist, urged her players to believe. To push forward. The Patriots took the ...

Yorktown wins state soccer title | Sports  Inside NoVA

Having enough talent wasn't a question back in March when the Yorktown Patriots began what would become their second state championship season in three ...

Madison boys second in state soccer | Sports  Inside NoVA

What was an accomplished boys soccer season for the Madison Warhawks also was a campaign in which they didn't defeat the South Lakes Seahawks in two ...

Matoaca grinds out 90-71 win over Hermitage

Matoaca comes out flat in the first quarter, but surges in the second. Devin Morgan scores 30 for the Warriors.

Controversy over Byrd Middle School's name dates back decades

On Oct. 19, 1966, the Henrico County School Board agreed to name the county's next high school in honor of former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Harry Flood Byrd Sr.

National Signing Day roundup: High school athletes pick their colleges  WWBT NBC12 News

Wednesday, Feb. 7 was National Signing Day where athletes from high schools chose what colleges to take their talents.

3 area students receive scholarships from Pi Lambda Theta  Richmond Free Press

President Rahmah T. Johnson, left, and Edwina Richmond, right, scholarship committee chair of the Virginia Area Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta International ...

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