Reynolds to inaugurate Pando as fourth president

Reynolds Community College will inaugurate Paula P. Pando as its fourth president at 10:30 a.m., March 29 at the Science Museum of Virginia. Pando assumed office Sept. 1. She has nearly 25 years of experience in both public and private higher education. The daughter of immigrants, she was the first in her family to earn a college degree. She is […]

Collins to serve as 2019 Henrico Christmas Mother

Andrea Collins will serve as the 2019 Henrico Christmas Mother, the organization announced today. After retiring from a career in land development, Collins turned her focus to raising a family and volunteering in the community. She has spent more than two decades in total volunteering with the Henrico Christmas Mother, Henrico County Public Schools and other local organizations. The Christmas […]


HCPS’s diversity director listens, leads to begin enacting change

At a McDonald’s drive-through in Washington, D.C., a 10-year-old Monica Manns began honing her ability to serve as a medium between diverse minorities and the rest of the population. “Rosie, just let me order,” Manns would negotiate with her non-English speaking step-mother. For Manns, interacting with diversity on a daily basis was simply how she knew life to be. When […]

Republican Shah enters race for Three Chopt supervisor seat

Henrico physician Dishant Shah will challenge incumbent Republican Tommy Branin for the party’s nomination for the Three Chopt District seat on the Henrico Board of Supervisors. Voters in the district will choose the party’s nominee June 11. Shah, a neuroradiologist who specializes in brain and spine imaging, is a political newcomer who has lived in Henrico for a decade. He […]

Henrico, NOVA Aquatics, Regency partner for aquatics center at mall site

Henrico County, NOVA of Virginia Aquatics and Regency mall will partner to develop an indoor aquatics center, repurposing space that currently is vacant at the mall while supporting water-safety and healthy lifestyle initiatives for county students and others. Officials announced the plans Tuesday during a work session of Henrico’s Board of Supervisors at the former Macy’s South building, the proposed […]

Governor’s amendment would ban using a phone while driving

Drivers in Virginia would face penalties for using a phone behind the wheel under legislation that Gov. Ralph Northam has amended and sent to the General Assembly for approval. “The time has come for the Commonwealth to implement an effective and fair law to combat distracted driving,” Northam said. “Too many families have lost loved ones as a result of […]

Eldredge, Moore to play K95 Countryfest at Innsbrook June 21-22

Country stars Brett Eldredge and Justin Moore will perform in Innsbrook at the K95 Countryfest June 21-22, organizers announced March 24. Tickets for each night go on sale March 29 at 10 a.m. at A limited number of $21 Early Bird General Admission tickets for each show will be available for one week only. Eldredge will perform June 21, […]


Temple University sophomore Jordan Harris of Henrico was promoted to the role of director of finance of PRowl Public Relations, effective February 21. Harris, who previously was an account associate, currently works on the Strategic Marketing and Communications account. She is pursuing a degree in Public Relations with a minor in Digital Media Engagement. Harris also is interning at Philly […]