Virginia public media stations offering teacher-led classroom instruction

Four Virginia public media stations are broadcasting teacher-led classroom instruction aligned with the commonwealth’s academic standards. The stations, including VPM in the Richmond region, worked with the Virginia Department of Education to create “VA TV Classroom” to provide instruction to students in grades K-10 who are unable to access other distance learning options due to a lack of high-speed internet. […]

Richmond advertising agency offering $20,000 of services to one local nonprofit

Applications open through April 30

circle S studio, a Richmond-based consulting, branding and digital agency, recently announced that it will donate a professional services package valued at $20,000 to help a soon to-be-selected Central Virginia nonprofit organization enhance its brand and marketing efforts. Through the SPUR program, circle S will partner with a 501(c)(3) organization that serves and enriches Central Virginia. The selected non-profit will […]

Virginia to receive federal funding for first-responder hotel stays

Virginia’s first-responders and essential personnel working on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to stay in hotels at no cost to the state, thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency funding announced Friday. State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver had signed an order April 9 for “non-congregant sheltering” to be made available “to serve the first-responder workforce […]

Henrico accounts for nearly one-third of all Virginia COVID-19 deaths

Henrico Health Director also provides first look at racial breakdown of Henrico's 532 cases

Nearly one-third of Virginia’s 231 COVID-19 deaths have occurred among Henrico County residents – 74 of whom have died from the disease – Henrico Health Director Danny Avula announced this evening at a press briefing. Health Department officials had not previously announced the death count by jurisdiction. Forty-nine of the deaths occurred among residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare […]

Feds provide flexibility school systems’ CTE, adult education and family literacy funds

School divisions in Virginia will have an additional year to spend federal funds for career and technical education, adult education and family literacy programs, following the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to extend the deadline from Sept. 30 “Without this flexibility, Virginia school divisions would have had to return much-needed federal CTE, adult education and family literacy funds that they […]

Another Henrico senior community announces COVID-19 case

Officials from the Cedarfield senior living community in Henrico’s West End announced today that one of its Health Care Center residents has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident, who was tested when symptoms first appeared, has been isolated in a room for several days and is now under quarantine. “Early indications from health department officials are that potential spread of […]

Herring to Virginians: You may qualify for special enrollment period for health insurance

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring is urging Virginians who have lost or could lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic to evaluate their insurance options to make sure that they remain covered. Those who have lost or could lose their employer-sponsored healthcare coverage because of job-loss due to the pandemic could qualify for health insurance coverage through a […]

GRTC to discontinue one Henrico route, alter service to others

GRTC will discontinue one Henrico bus route and alter service to others, in light of ridership changes due to COVID-19, the company announced today. The changes will take effect Sunday, April 26. The Route 75 Three Chopt Road will be discontinued until further notice; customers should use Route 77 to connect between Willow Lawn and the West End. Routes 4A […]

Henrico Crime Report – April 17, 2020

(A sampling of reported incidents and arrests that occurred between April 10-16 appears below) 300 block of N. Laburnum Avenue – Police arrested and charged a citizen with possession of heroin at an apartment complex April 10 at 12:11 p.m. 7100 block of W. Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with identity theft and possession of cocaine […]

Henrico News Minute – April 17, 2020

The April 17, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about Henrico’s unemployment filings, which continue to increase – but there’s some good news; an update on COVID-19 totals in the county; healthcare coverage options if you’ve lost your job or may; a travel alert in Eastern Henrico; a Henrico college student earns a prestigious scholarship; a […]