Virginia, other states investigating Google for potential antitrust violations

The attorneys general from all 50 states have begun an investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices to examine compliance with state and federal antitrust laws. The coalition will be investigating Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behavior that can harm consumers through reduced choice, higher prices, and reduced innovation. […]

Want to start small business? A local group will teach you how – for free

Commonwealth Catholic Charities, in partnership with Women in Motion, is offering a nine-week course beginning Sept. 19 that will teach the fundamental stages of owning and operating a small business – with a special incentive at the end of the course. “Mine Your Business” will lead participants from the idea of entrepreneurship to the implementation of a viable business. In […]

Henrico students named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, including several from Henrico schools, in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. More than […]

Circle of friends

Henrico organization foster friendships between disabled, abled children

At the 2nd & Charles bookstore in Henrico’s West End, browsing shoppers might see a group of three girls completing a scavenger hunt, likely focused on books that involve animals. Two of the girls, Sophie Hampton and Eliana Nachman, are 17 and planned the hunt. The third, Natalie Wilken, is 11, on the autism spectrum and working to complete the […]

Tourist spending in Henrico climbs to $963.5 million

County’s total leads region, remains fifth highest in Virginia

Visitors spent $963.5 million in Henrico County during 2018, the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study for the Virginia Tourism Corp. Tourist spending in Henrico jumped by 5.2 percent from 2017, exceeding the statewide rate of 4.4 percent. Among Virginia localities, tourism spending in Henrico followed the […]

Redesigning the high school experience in Henrico

New Tucker, H. Springs high schools viewed as prototype 'high schools of the future'

When the new editions of Highland Springs and Tucker high schools open in two years, they’ll do so with an innovative and redesigned approach to educating. The Henrico School Board will learn more about what that new approach will look like when school system officials make a presentation at the board’s work session this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (You can […]

Dorey Park to host USA Archery Target Nationals, US Open in 2020

Henrico’s Dorey Park will host the 136th USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open next August, the national organization announced last week. The event is being held in Dublin, Ohio this year (as it was last year). It’s also been held in Indiana and Alabama in recent years. In the past, it has attracted roughly 400 competitors and affiliated families […]


Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced an additional appointment to his administration. Leslie Edinboro, MS, PhD of Henrico was reappointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee. Edinboro is executive science director at Quest Diagnostics. *** Cassie Morgan Proffitt of Glen Allen graduated August 3 from The University of Alabama. She earned a master’s degree in Library & Information Studies. *** Skylin Song […]

TSA stops Missouri man with loaded handgun at Richmond International Airport

Airport police charged a Missouri man with state weapons violations at Richmond International Airport Sept. 8 after a Transportation Security Administration officer found a loaded handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray monitor detected a .32 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the X-ray […]