We need your help to continue telling your stories

Dear Henrico Citizen Reader, We need your help to continue telling your stories. When I first started working at a community newspaper, it was strictly a means to earn a paycheck. My kids were all in school, and the job offered flexible hours and a chance to dip my toes back into the work world after 13 years at home. […]

Spanberger, colleagues call on IRS to improve flow of information

U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger is leading a multi-member effort calling on the IRS to explain its lack of telework capabilities for its customer service employees. Following the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, millions of Americans have received economic impact payments. The IRS’s “Get My Payment” tool was created to provide timely information on the […]

Nordstrom to close Short Pump location in June

Nordstrom will permanently close its Short Pump Town Center location in June, a store official told employees during a conference call May 7, the Citizen learned. A Nordstrom official later confirmed closure plans to the media but did not give an exact date. Most eligible employees – including store management – will receive two weeks of severance pay, according to […]

Murder hornets or European hornets? How to tell the difference

The Asian giant hornet has buzzed its way into the northwestern corner of the United States. And while there’s no evidence that any of the so-called “murder hornets” have made their way anywhere near Virginia (no sightings have been reported outside of Washington state, in fact), that doesn’t mean local residents aren’t considering the possibility. So how can you tell […]


Henrico sees drop in new unemployment claims for fourth straight week

But more than 2,100 new filings are reported; post-pandemic total exceeds 23,600

New unemployment claims in Henrico County dropped for the fourth straight week – by about 16 percent – during the most recent reporting period, according to data released today by the Virginia Employment Commission. But more than 2,160 county residents still filed initial claims during the week of April 26 to May 2. During the seven weeks of reported data […]

Henrico Citizen selected to receive Facebook Journalism Project grant

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The publication was one of just 3 in Virginia and 144 nationwide selected

The Henrico Citizen today was selected as one of three Virginia publications and 144 nationwide to receive a grant from the Facebook  Journalism Project’s COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program. The grant is designed to allow local publishers the opportunity to more thoroughly cover the impact the pandemic has had within the communities they serve and to help them […]

Henrico News Minute – May 7, 2020

The May 7, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about Short Pump Town Center possibly losing its top anchor store; Henrico County’s two-week COVID-19 testing clinic for employees concludes, with some striking results; a Freeman High School student wins a statewide scholarship essay contest; Chabad of Virginia plans a car parade to honor medical professionals; Virginia’s […]