Richmond International Airport sets new annual passenger record

Richmond International set a new annual passenger record of 4.37 million in 2019, airport officials reported Jan. 28. The new record total exceeded the previous mark (set in 2018) by 7.4 percent. And with a passenger traffic count of 381,767 in December, the airport also exceeded the totals from December 2018 by 12.7 percent. The growth marked the airport’s 27th […]

Nonprofit urges lawmakers to protect domestic worker rights


After a 15-hour work day, Lenka Mendoza is tired but she prepares to do it all over again the next day. Mendoza spoke Tuesday at a Care in Action press conference in support of several General Assembly bills, dubbed the Virginia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The nonprofit advocates for fairness and dignity for U.S. domestic workers, including 60,000 domestic […]

Chesterfield man charged after bringing gun to RIC checkpoint

A Chesterfield man received two citations from police at Richmond International Airport Jan. 29 after a Transportation Security Administration officer found a .380 caliber handgun in the man’s carry-on bag. It was not loaded. It was the first time officials had found a gun at the checkpoint this year, following 14 such occurrences each of the past two years. TSA […]

Virginia Lottery partners with raceway for naming rights to concert series

The annual concert series at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway will now carry the Virginia Lottery’s name. Through a partnership between the lottery and raceway, the series now will be known as the Virginia Lottery Concert Series at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway. Last year, the venue welcomed some of the top musical acts in its […]

Henrico manufacturer acquires North Dakota company

Henrico-based manufacturer Alchemco recently acquired Tech-Crete LLC, a North Dakota manufacturer. Alchemco makes products used to clean, repair, protect, and waterproof concrete and masonry structures Tech-Crete LLC was the creation of Curtis Nelson, a chemist and Korean War veteran who formed it in the 1970s. “Tech-Crete’s unique & innovative biochemical waterproofing technology is a great addition to our portfolio” said […]

Report finds large classes more common at West End schools

Nearly 12 percent of all middle and high school classes in Henrico’s public schools have more than 30 students, according to data school officials presented to the Henrico School Board Jan. 30. That percentage amounts to 958 of the 8,262 classes offered at the two levels countywide. More than half of those with more than 30 students (570) were non-core […]

Henrico Schools officials propose $660.9M budget

Funding for more than 100 new full-time positions – including more elementary school counselors, library and planning assistants, as well as new permanent substitutes and full-time instructional assistants for special-needs students – highlights the proposed Henrico Schools 2020-21 fiscal year budget. Henrico Superintendent Amy Cashwell system yesterday presented the $660.9-million budget plan to the School Board. It also includes the […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 31, 2020

The Jan. 31, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about Henrico Schools officials’ budget proposal; a car crash in Eastern Henrico claims two lives; a Hampton Roads seafood restaurant plans a Henrico expansion; Henrico adds a new deputy county manager; and Richmond Montessori students raise money to help Australia’s most helpless fire victims. Listen to the […]