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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 15, 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 Dec. 15, 2023:   

Henrico County honors longtime, outgoing supervisors
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

For over two decades, Chair Frank Thornton, Fairfield supervisor and Patricia O’Bannon, Tuckahoe supervisor, have led the Henrico Board of Supervisors. Come Jan. 1, a new era of leadership will be ushered in.

On Tuesday, Henrico officials celebrated the county’s long-serving supervisors one more time alongside outgoing Three Chopt supervisor Tommy Branin, a two-term incumbent who was defeated in November.

How gardens and other public spaces bloom in Richmond
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Meghan Gough, a Virginia Commonwealth University professor who studies civic engagement, planning processes and sustainable development, says Richmond’s public gardens are great examples of taking unused spaces and allowing the community to make something great.

“Food is what’s there, but it’s community that’s really growing in those spaces and what’s driving most of the gardeners,” Gough said.

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