More Virginians are home-schooling their children


About 1.3 million students across Virginia went back to school after summer vacation. But for Alison Hatter’s three children, this didn’t require getting on a bus or even going outside. Instead, their classroom is the kitchen of the family’s home in Floyd County. “We usually wake between 6-7 a.m., and we aim to start at 9 a.m. at our kitchen […]

VDOT to host meeting about Huguenot Bridge lighting

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Oct. 9 to address proposed pedestrian lighting on the Huguenot Bridge, located on Huguenot Road (Route 147) in Henrico County. Proposed improvements include installation of lighting along the bridge to illuminate the sidewalks. The proposed lighting would be installed along the sides of the structure. The meeting will be held […]

New Virginia ABC store to open in Eastern Henrico

A new Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority store will open Oct. 7 at the Eastgate Town Center in Eastern Henrico. A grand opening celebration will be held at the store, located at 4991 Nine Mile Road, at 11 a.m., that day. “Our nearby store in the Laburnum Park Shopping Center is one of the busiest stores in the commonwealth,” said […]

Grand opening celebration for new Fairfield Area Library planned Oct. 6

The new Fairfield Area Library will open during a ceremony Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. With 44,803 square feet of space in its two stories, the new library is nearly twice as large as the existing Fairfield Area Library, which opened in 1976. The new library features about 54,000 books and other volumes, 100 public computers, a 96-person meeting […]

Section of East Beal Street closes permanently

East Beal Street between South Oak Avenue and South Airport Drive is now permanently closed, as part of the construction of a new Highland Springs High School. The road closed Oct. 3. The school is being built on property along East Beal, adjacent to the existing Highland Springs High. The new school will face South Airport and is expected to […]