Real ID deadline extended until 2021 amid coronavirus outbreak


The deadline to obtain Real IDs has been extended until October 2021. The move was prompted by widespread Department of Motor Vehicle customer service center closures during the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday. The deadline for the IDs was Oct. 1. After the deadline, the licenses will be required to access federal facilities, board domestic flights […]

School Board majority favors keeping planned redistricting timeline

The COVID-19 virus may have forced the cancellation of the school year, but it may not alter the timeline of Henrico’s school redistricting process. During a work session Thursday, four of the five members of the Henrico School Board voiced their support for sticking to the original redistricting schedule and voting to adopt new school boundaries in May or June. […]

How Henrico schools could help emergency responders

Henrico Schools officials are working with the VCU Health System to determine whether ultraviolet stabilization units present in all Henrico schools (one at each elementary school and at least 4 to 6 at each middle and high school) could be used to sterilize the in-demand N95 masks used by emergency responders, HCPS Chief of Staff Beth Teigen told the School […]

Henrico’s hiring freeze won’t apply to public safety

At Tuckahoe Supervisor Pat O’Bannon’s online town meeting Thursday afternoon, Deputy County Manager Brandon Hinton explained that the county’s recently announced hiring freeze will not apply to public safety needs.   Hinton also said the county’s rainy day fund – reserve money it has stowed away year to year – was designed for these types of challenging times.   “I […]

Henrico News Minute – March 26, 2020

The March 26, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features good news for Henrico high school seniors; COVID-19 claims a third victim from a Henrico nursing home, as the number of confirmed cases there grows; Gov. Ralph Northam announces a change for all Virginia hospitals; Congressman Donald McEachin to host a virtual ‘fireside chat’; Sheetz announces a pay […]

Donald McEachin

McEachin to host virtual ‘fireside chat’ March 26

Congressman A. Donald McEachin of Virginia’s Fourth District, which includes the eastern half of Henrico County, will host a virtual fireside chat from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 with the Small Business Administration’s Carl Knoblock and local small business and restaurant industry stakeholders to discuss federal solutions to help navigate the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. […]