Citizen seeks freelance journalists, photographers, videographers

As part of its recent Facebook Journalism Project grant, the Henrico Citizen and parent company T3 Media, LLC are seeking freelance journalists, photographers, videographers and paid interns to explore the effects of COVID-19 on a variety of aspects of life in Henrico County. The company is now accepting applications. To apply or learn more, visit www.henricocitizen.com/henrico-citizen-freelance-opportunities/.

Henrico County Public Schools to host three-part graduation celebration

With regular June commencement ceremonies at VCU’s Siegel Center cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, each HCPS high school will have a three-part “Graduation Celebration 2020” instead. The three events will include a virtual “Graduation Ceremony Watch Party,” a “Graduation Victory Lap” at Richmond Raceway and a “Cap and Gown Photo Session” for each graduate, capturing the moment they accept […]

Northam announces Northern Virginia’s reopening will be delayed


During his COVID-19 press briefing Monday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced he will be working with local leaders to delay the beginning of phase 1 of reopening Northern Virginia. This comes a day after leaders from five Northern Virginia localities issued a joint letter to the governor saying that they were not ready to start the process of reopening. Phase […]

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Henrico’s COVID-19 confirmed cases approach 1,100

  This morning’s numbers from the Virginia Department of Health show that 1,083 Henrico residents have tested positive for COVID-19 – that’s up by just about 50 from Friday. The county has reported a total of 110 deaths related to the virus – 87 of them among people 70 or older. There are 15 known outbreaks in the county – […]

Monday Moms podcast – May 11, 2020

In honor of teachers and nurses, host Tara Gray talks with Lindsey Pantele about her path from Godwin High School graduate to Glen Allen High School teacher – and now Henrico County Public Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year; and a new nurse, Margo, who discusses how she chose the career path.

Henrico News Minute – May 11, 2020

The May 11, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about how Henrico officials slashed nearly $100 million from their proposed budget; the latest on the county’s COVID-19 case count; a Lakeside accident leaves one man dead; a Glen Allen native will continue his pro soccer career in a Belgian pro league after being transferred from D.C. […]

Local businesses join forces to battle the coronavirus outbreak


Businesses throughout the Richmond region have joined together to combat the COVD-19 crisis. On Friday, representatives from several discussed the virus and their efforts during a virtual town hall meeting organized by ChamberRVA. “The last seven weeks we’ve been working with a group of about 40 that include nonprofit agencies, economic development organizations, local chambers of commerce, community foundations and […]

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How Henrico officials slashed $99 million from their proposed budget

Supervisors plan to adopt budget plan Tuesday

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed the anticipated use of some rainy day funds. The article has been updated to reflect the county’s expected use of those funds. The Citizen regrets the error.) Having already slashed about $86 million from the proposed $1.4-billion Fiscal Year 2021 budget they had just completed weeks earlier after months of […]