Reynolds CC to host open house Nov. 14

Reynolds Community College will host an open house for all prospective students Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parham Road Campus. The fall open house is a chance for interested individuals to explore academic and career paths and meet Reynolds faculty members. Attendees can explore more than 80 programs at Reynolds, learn about guaranteed transfer […]

HCPS to address first drafts of redistricting options at Nov. 7, 13 events

Henrico County Public Schools will hold events Nov. 7 and 13 for the public to learn more about two initial draft options created by the 67-person HCPS Redistricting Committee. The first event will be Thursday evening at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, and an identical Nov. 13 session will be held at Mills Godwin High School. The events will begin […]

Black children in Va. more likely to live in ‘concentrated poverty’

African American children are more than seven times as likely as white children in Virginia to live in “concentrated poverty” — neighborhoods where at least 30% of the residents are poor, according to census data compiled by a children’s advocacy group. Growing up in high-poverty neighborhoods is “one of the greatest risks to child development,” say officials at the nonprofit […]

General Assembly reaches highest level of female representation in history

Women now have their highest level of representation in the history of Virginia’s General Assembly. The House of Delegates saw the biggest increase of the two chambers. Four women gained seats and pushed the total of female-held seats to 30. The Senate added two more female representatives, including Ghazala Hashmi, who is also the first Muslim woman in the history […]

‘Fighting Joe’ returns to Va. legislature

“Fighting Joe” is back. Joe Morrissey, a controversial figure in Virginia politics, will return to the legislature after defeating Independent candidate Waylin Ross in Senate District 16 with nearly two-thirds of the vote. “Having been there before, having seen the way things work, I really, truly am going in with a slightly different approach this time,” Morrissey said in an […]

Henrico officials to serve on NACo committees

The National Association of Counties has appointed nine Henrico County officials to the organization’s committees for 2019-20. Members of the Board of Supervisors received the following appointments: • Chairman and Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson, Transportation Policy Steering Committee; • Brookland District Supervisor Daniel J. Schmitt, Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee; • Fairfield District Supervisor Frank […]

Virginia government shifts as Democrats dominate Election Day

Democrats have taken control of the Virginia General Assembly, flipping both the Senate and House blue. “Tonight, the ground has shifted in Virginia government,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a press release late Tuesday. “The voters have spoken, and they have elected landmark Democratic majorities in both the Senate and the House of Delegates.” Key House victories Democrats grabbed six […]