Planting the seeds of conversation

With the new school year underway, no doubt parents will be dusting off the perennial question: “How was school today?” It’s not a question that tends to produce the in-depth, heartfelt answers parents would prefer. Too often, the response is a shrug, or a muttered, “Okay.” As I was to learn during my three daughters’ school-age years, the best, deepest, […]

Henrico’s on-time graduation rate exceeds state average

Henrico County’s on-time graduation rate among members of the Class of 2018 exceeded the state average, according to data released this week by the Virginia Department of Education. Of students who entered high school in Henrico in the fall of 2014, 92.3 percent graduated in four years. That rate was higher than the state average of 91.6 percent and the […]

Nomination period opens for REB leadership award for principals

The nomination period for the 2018-19 REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership has opened. The organization is seeking nominations of outstanding principals from Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield and Richmond. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, as well as $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years. To learn […]

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 1, 2018

This week, Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help in locating several people wanted in the City of Richmond. Miguel Oliva (pictured, at left) is wanted for aggravated sexual battery. Olivia is a medium-complexioned Hispanic male who was born in 1971. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. Lashawn Richardson […]


Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced additional appointments to his Administration: Advisory Board on Respiratory Care – Bruce K. Robin, of Henrico, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and professor of Biomedical Engineering at VCU School of Medicine; physician in chief at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Board of Game and Inland Fisheries – The Hon. John W. […]