Virginia Capitol

Subcommittee advances bill allowing voters to choose multiple candidates

A bill allowing Virginia voters to choose more than one candidate on the ballot narrowly advanced through subcommittee Monday. House Bill 1103, introduced by Del. Sally Hudson, D- Charlottesville, would open a pilot program for ranked-choice voting in local elections, such as city council or school board contests. “Rank choice voting is a small change to ballots that makes a […]

Girl Scouts cookie season begins

For the next 10 weeks, until March 31, Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be selling cookies as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girl Scout Cookies may only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout. To locate them, visit the online Cookie Finder under “Cookies+” at; download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, or email […]

Pregnant woman shot in Highland Springs home

Henrico Police are investigating after a pregnant woman was shot in her home in Highland Springs Jan. 28. The shooting happened in the 100 block of North Cedar Avenue just before midnight. Police do not believe the shooting was random. The victim, in her 20s, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach. A man also […]

Supervisors approve contracts for new sidewalks, trail and road improvement

Henrico’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday night approved construction contracts for three Far West End projects. The board authorized a $627,000 contract for the construction of 1.4 miles of sidewalks and ADA-compliant ramps along the southside of Nuckols Road and Pouncey Tract Road. Work is expected to begin March 1 and take about 120 days to complete. The state will pay […]

New elementary school planned for Glen Allen site

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Lavender Fields Farm would relocate as part of this land purchase. In fact, that retail business, owned by Shaun Mercer, will continue to operate on about three acres there. Lavender Fields shares its address with the A Thyme to Plant herb farm, owned by Mercer’s aunt and uncle, Nicole […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 29, 2020

The Jan. 29, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about the site of a new Henrico elementary school; a pregnant woman is shot in Highland Springs; Henrico’s Board of Supervisors approves contracts for sidewalks, a trail and road improvements in the Far West End; and details about where to buy Girl Scout cookies. Listen to the […]