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VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 17, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Nov. 17, 2023:

Henrico officials reflect on the past year’s development

Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

The Henrico High School Marching Band played "Before I Let Go" to open an annual event where county officials offered a snapshot of the past year.

Thursday’s State of the County address was hosted by Henrico's Economic Development Authority at the nearly completeHenrico Sports and Events Center. County Manager John Vithoulkas said the development exemplifies Henrico’s dedication to providing quality services for its residents and employees.

Blue crab population in Chesapeake Bay on the rise

Reported by VPM News’ Keyris Manzanares

The2023 Winter Blue Crab Dredge Survey, which is published jointly by Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission, shows that there are 323 million blue crabs living in the Chesapeake Bay. That’s a 42% increase from last year when the population was the lowest in the survey's history at 227 million.

Joe Grist, the deputy chief of fisheries management at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, understands the value of crabs — and not just for the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem, but for the livelihood of crabbers as well.

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