Henrico church hosts ‘socially distant’ food drive to benefit Feed More

A Henrico church recently conducted a socially distant and touch-free food drive that raised more than $24,000 and collected more than 1,200 pounds of food to benefit Feed More. The congregation of River Road Presbyterian Church wanted to assist the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, so church members gathered in masks and gloves in the church parking to pick up […]

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GRTC service expected to be slow Friday because of driver testing

GRTC service May 1 could be significantly delayed or canceled in spots as some drivers take paid leave to be tested for COVID-19, following the announcement that one driver already has tested positive, company officials said Thursday. Then while staffers await test results, there could be additional service delays this weekend. GRTC officials are encouraging riders to make alternative arrangements […]

Obituary – Shirley Carroll

Shirley Ann Carroll, 88, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Carroll. Shirley worked for DMV for 30 years. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Russell Talbert (Elizabeth) and Diane Talbert; grandchildren, Krystal Evans (Tommy), Bryan Talbert (Kimberly) and Tiffany Talbert; and eight great-grandchildren. Due to the […]

Obituary – Katherine Boswell

Katherine W. Boswell, 89, of Glen Allen, Virginia went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2020, after long declining health and Alzheimer’s. The daughter of the late Clarence L. and Katie T. Wade of Glen Allen, Katherine was predeceased by her husband of 41 years Wesley L. Boswell and her grandson David L. Boswell. She is survived […]

Obituary – Kevin McGovern

Kevin Joseph McGovern, 70, of Glen Allen, passed away April 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dorothy McGovern. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Irene Anne McGovern; a brother, niece and nephew. Kevin graduated from the University of Utah in 1974. He retired from the U.S. Navy and from Wells Fargo […]

Obituary – Ruby Whitlow

Ruby Dean Whitlow, 95, of Henrico, passed away April 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Roach. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Via (Granville Burruss); granddaughter, Jodi Meadows (James); two great grandsons, Jamie (Jessica) and Dylan Meadows; and daughter-in-law, Jan Roach. Ruby retired from WLEE radio station with over 32 years of service. The […]

Obituary – Nancy Hines

Nancy Helen Reed Hines, 66, of Richmond, Virginia, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on April 27, 2020. She was born on December 13, 1953, in Huntington, West Virginia. Nancy was the youngest child of the late Boyd Alvin and Phyllis Alexander Reed, and was preceded in death by her foster brother, Frank (Amelia) Salyers of […]

Spanberger to host telephone town hall May 4

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a telephone town hall from 6:10 p.m. to 7:10 p.m., Monday, May 4 with business leaders and government officials to discuss the challenges facing Central Virginia small businesses, healthcare systems, and workers as the COVID-19 crisis continues. During the event, Spanberger will provide a brief update and answer questions about the ongoing response at […]

Opinion: Recognizing the unsung heroes of assisted living


I have been watching when I am able to do so and love seeing the unsung heroes that are helping this nation through the COVID-19 crisis, all are amazing! I would love to express my appreciation for another group of Unsung Heroes – those who work in long term care. I am the executive director of a secured facility that […]

Miss America to judge MEDARVA Healthcare’s virtual Richmond-area science fair

MEDARVA Healthcare will host a virtual science fair for Richmond-area students – and it’s enlisted a new celebrity to help judge the contest. The Richmond-based health care provider and parent company to two of Central Virginia’s largest ambulatory surgery centers sought to support middle and high school students’ engagement in science during the pandemic, so it hatched the idea for a […]