Henrico SOL scores fall in all five categories

County scores trail state averages in reading, writing, math

Henrico County public school students took a slight step backward on the state’s Standards of Learning tests during the 2017-18 school year. County students performed worse in all five overall subject areas on the SOLs than they did during the previous school year, according to statistics released today by the Virginia Department of Education. Henrico’s overall average pass rates were […]

State, local officials enhance DUI enforcement, education leading to Labor Day weekend

State and local officials in Virginia are enhancing DUI enforcement and education efforts leading to the busy Labor Day travel weekend. Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Virginia’s statewide Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign, which combines media outreach with increased enforcement to combat the rise in drunk driving deaths in the state during Labor Day weekend. Checkpoint Strikeforce runs through Sept. […]

AAA urges Virginians to prepare for hurricane season

As the anniversary of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria approaches, AAA is urging Virginians to make preparations ahead of peak hurricane season. Most Virginians don’t prepare for hurricanes until they are close to making landfall. “Preparing for a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, within the 24 hours leading into landfall is risky,” said AAA spokeswoman Martha Meade.  “Waiting until […]

Henrico Police identify motorist killed after running from officer

Henrico Police have identified the man who died after being struck by a truck after he fled from a police officer Aug. 21. Linwood Michael Lewis, 39, of Henrico, died shortly after 3:25 a.m. after being struck in the 3000 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike. He had been pulled over by a Henrico Police officer when he fled the scene and […]


John O’Bannon, a physician, partner in Neurological Associates and former 17-year member of the Virginia House of Delegates, was one of five people recently elected to the Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board of Directors. O’Bannon has previously served as trustee of the Virginia War Memorial Board, including as past chairman. He also has served as president of the Richmond Academy […]