Staples Mill ramp from I-64 to close April 8-9

Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the ramp from Staples Mill Road to I-64 west for a lighting installation project April 8 and 9 from 10 p.m. to 5 am. The work is part of an ongoing lighting installation project in the area and requires a ramp closure to begin installation of a high mast light pole. […]

Facebook to split $125,000 in grant money among 31 local businesses

Thirty-one small businesses in the metro Richmond region will earn a share of $125,000 in grant money from Facebook, the company announced Thursday. The funds are part of Facebook’s plan to donate $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to businesses worldwide in the areas in which it has a presence. The company is building a massive data center […]

Virginia to provide temporary shelter for 1,500 homeless

Virginia will spend $2.5 million to provide temporary shelter for nearly 2,000 homeless people statewide during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam announced today. The money will support Virginians who are currently unsheltered or rely on shelters that require them to leave every day, as well as those who are in shelters who may need to be quarantined, or where […]

Obituary – John Gray Jr.

John Alexandria Gray Jr., 85, of Henrico and formerly of Charlotte Courthouse, is in the care of Nelsen Funeral Home, Richmond, Va. He passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. Due to current world events, services will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be made for the family at

Obituary – Nancy Voss

Nancy Voss, widow of John W. Voss, Sr., passed away peacefully on March 27 with her family by her side. Mrs. Voss was affectionately known as “Gumby” to all her family. She was an avid gardener and homemaker. Mrs. Voss was a war crimes victim of Nazi Germany. She was taken from her home in Ukraine when she was just […]

Obituary – Maxine Owens

Maxine Warriner Owens, 94, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Owens; sister, Nancy Nuckols; brother-in-law, Charlie Nuckols; and nephew, Wes Nuckols. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Rothschild (Jim); grandson, Adam Rothschild (Allison); great-grandchildren, Landon and Alexis. Maxine was a member of Westhampton Baptist Church and […]

Obituary – David Brunner

David Hunting Brunner, 80, was welcomed into Heaven Sunday, March 29, 2020 at his home in Henrico, Virginia. Born March 30, 1939, he grew up in New Jersey, attended Columbia Bible College in South Carolina, served in the Air Force, retired from Hewlett Packard, and was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Richmond. David is survived by his […]

Obituary – Frances Williams

Frances Elizabeth Williams, 82, of Highland Springs, entered eternal rest on Monday, March 30, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Eva Martin. Frances was a longtime member of Enon United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. She enjoyed music and dancing. Her family was her pride and joy. Left to cherish her memory are her children, […]

Henrico News Minute – April 3, 2020

The April 3, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features an updated look at COVID-19 cases in Henrico; stern words from Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas for senior communities; new changes take effect today at Henrico’s parks and public use areas; Virginia receives a federal disaster designation; Congressman Donald McEachin seeks to recognize those going above and beyond […]