Romanello named executive director of Henrico Economic Development Authority

The Henrico County Economic Development Authority has appointed a familiar face as its leader. Deputy Henrico County Manager Anthony J. Romanello will assume the role March 2. Romanello has served as a deputy county manager for Henrico since 2016, initially overseeing administration and later community services. He worked as county administrator of Stafford County from 2008 to 2016. Romanello succeeds […]

Obituary – Christopher A. Astle, Sr.

Christopher A. “Al” Astle, Sr., went to be with The Lord February 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Martha B. Astle; and son, Frederick Linwood Astle. He is survived by two sons, Christopher A. Astle, Jr. and the Rev. Richard Dale Astle; a daughter, Carol A. Ross; 8 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Mr. Astle received […]

Obituary – Adrian Dru Fitch

Adrian Dru, 54, of Richmond, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 17, 2019 after a courageous three year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jennifer; his children, Emma Fitch Harrison (Davis), John, and Katherine; his two granddaughters, Ava and Isabella; his parents James Leonard and Emily Fitch; his […]

Obituary – Paige Turner

Paige Turner died February 3, 2019. She was born in Richmond, VA to Paul and Virginia Tucker on December 13th, 1960. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English and later got her Master’s in Public Administration from VCU. She spent most of her career working for the betterment of her community, whether she was helping […]

Obituary – Katherine Seay Buchanan

Katherine Seay Buchanan, 73, of Henrico, VA passed peacefully on February 2, 2019 with her beloved children by her side. She joins her high school sweetheart, Alvin Thomas Buchanan, Sr., who went to be with the Lord in 1996. The only child of Joseph and Sally Bishop Seay, Katherine always lived in the Richmond region and was a long-time employee […]

Efforts to ratify ERA fail on tie vote in House

Despite a 24-hour vigil by advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment, House Republicans refused to allow a vote on ratifying the measure Thursday — officially killing the ERA for the year. The defeat comes to the dismay of many who thought Virginia would be the 38th state to ratify the amendment, potentially adding it to the U.S. Constitution. Experts disagree […]

UVA poll finds most respondents don’t want officials to resign

Virginians have low approval ratings of Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, but most people say no one should resign or be impeached, according to a recent poll by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. It found that of the state’s three top officials, Attorney General Mark Herring is the best-positioned to remain in office. Over the […]

Virginia Capitol

Assembly OKs limited ‘no-excuse’ absentee voting in 2020

Beginning in fall of 2020, Virginia will have more than Election Day. It will be more like Election Week. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, to cast ballots for president and other political offices. But for the first time, Virginians will be able to vote early that year — from Oct. 24 through Oct. 31 […]