Henrico supervisors adopt $1.3B budget

The Henrico Board of Supervisors took steps on Tuesday night to prepare the county for the financial burden that COVID-19 has created, unanimously adopting a revised $1.3-billion budget plan. As the Citizen reported earlier this week, county officials recently had to cut $99 million from their initial Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal as a result of revenue losses expected as […]

3 Henrico students earn National Merit Scholarships

Three Henrico students are among the 68 Virginia high school students to receive the National Merit Scholarship. Mitali Barik of Henrico High School, Mia Lu of Deep Run High School and Daniel Bazianos of Douglas S. Freeman High School were among the 2,500 recipients of the $2,500 scholarships. The recipients were chosen from more than 15,000 finalists, and the number […]

AAA providing free roadside assistance to healthcare workers, first-responders all month

AAA Mid-Atlantic is providing roadside assistance services to health care workers and first-responders at no charge, whether they are members or not. The free services include: • tire change; • lockout service; • fuel delivery; • jump start; • replacement battery installation. “Health care professionals and first responders on the frontline are spending tireless hours protecting us while at work, […]

Elephant Insurance

Elephant Insurance to allow employees to work from home all year

Elephant Insurance today announced plans to allow employees the option of continuing to work remotely until the end of the year. Although the company is planning to reopen its Henrico headquarters sometime after Labor Day to allow for a small number of essential employees, the majority of the workforce will have the option to continue to work from home. “Thanks […]

Henrico names VDOT official as new HR director

Henrico County officials have appointed Yvette D. George director of the Department of Human Resources, effective Monday, June 8. George comes to Henrico from the Virginia Department of Transportation, where she has worked as human resources manager since April 2016. She will succeed Paula G. Reid, who had led the agency since 2011. George’s hiring is notable because the county […]


Jocelyn Marencik of Glen Allen was named a recipient of the inaugural Keker Common Experience Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The scholarship is awarded to select first-year students who engage and excel in all four areas of the Keker Common Experience throughout the academic year. As part of her scholarship, a welcome letter written by Marencik […]

Henrico News Minute – May 12, 2020

The May 12, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about what new ZIP code data reveals about COVID-19 testing in Henrico; the Board of Supervisors plans to adopt a budget tonight; Henrico Schools officials announce three sets of graduation plans for seniors; how to watch an Air Force flyover tonight; a School Board member plans a […]

Supervisors to consider budget proposal, CARES Act funding, life care center

At its 7 p.m. meeting tonight, the Henrico Board of Supervisors is expected to adopt the outline of a $1.3-billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021. The vote will come two weeks later than originally scheduled, as county officials had to delay the process in order to slash $99 million from the original proposal. At tonight’s meeting, the board also […]

Air Force flyover scheduled May 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Members of the U.S. Air Force Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and Air Force Heritage Flight will conduct a flyover of the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas tonight to honor healthcare workers and state residents who have stayed home to help fight the pandemic. The flyover is expected to be visible in the Short Pump area at about 630 […]

Varina School Board member to host online meeting May 12

Varina District School Board member Alicia Atkins will host a virtual coffee and conversation meeting tonight at 6 p.m. for constituents. Register for the event at tinyurl.com/varinameeting. There is no charge but there are a limited number of spots available.