Donald McEachin

McEachin, Congressional Black Caucus discuss equality legislation

As protests demanding legislative action to hold police accountable and protect Black Americans continue throughout the country, Central Virginia’s Donald McEachin (VA-04) and a few other members of the Congressional Black Caucus convened for a town hall Monday to discuss how upcoming policy can address those concerns. McEachin, whose district includes Eastern Henrico, was joined by Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman […]

Citizen’s Kruszewski wins national award

Henrico Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski, who won six awards in the Virginia Professional Communicators 2020 communications contest, has won a second place award in the National Federation of Press Women competition. Kruszewski won the award for her feature story “A Beacon of Light, Laughter,” one of two entries that advanced to national competition after winning first place awards in […]

Unity parade planned in Eastern Henrico June 26

Organizers are planning a unity parade in Highland Springs and Sandston Friday night. The event will begin at the Highland Springs Little League fields at 300 Read Street June 26 at 6 p.m. Those who attend are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and bring signs. The parade is designed as a chance to highlight love, unity and peace. The parade’s […]

Starbucks to locate at White Oak Village

Starbucks will open a free-standing location at The Shops at White Oak Village in Eastern Henrico County, taking the place of a former Steak ’n Shake at the site, Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson said Monday on Twitter. Nelson represents the Varina District, where the shopping center is located. Good news: Starbucks fans we are finally getting the free standing […]

Students would learn 5 days a week in hybrid plans, HCPS officials clarify

Original explanation Thursday suggested students would be learning only 4 days a week

All three of the proposed hybrid learning plans for Henrico County Public Schools students who choose to return to in-person learning this fall will include five days of instruction, a Henrico Schools spokesman clarified to the Citizen today. During the Henrico School Board’s virtual work session Thursday, Henrico Schools Chief of Staff Beth Teigen outlined the three plans and said […]

Milestones – June 23, 2020

Jennifer Carr and Claire Powell of Henrico were named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher. *** The following area students were named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Emerson College in Boston, Mass.: Carter Bruce […]

Henrico Police Chief Cardounel retiring Sept. 1

Henrico County Chief of Police Humberto “Hum” Cardounel Jr. today announced his plans to retire effective Sept. 1. The decision will end his nearly 32-year career with the division and four years as its leader. Cardounel revealed his plans and underscored his gratitude to Henrico in an email to division staff, recalling how he applied to only Henrico when he […]

Henrico’s first-time unemployment claims drop for 10th straight week

The number of first-time unemployment filings in Henrico County fell for the tenth straight week, according to data released last week by the Virginia Employment Commission. A total of 792 county residents filed initial unemployment claims during the week of June 7-13, down about 18 percent from the previous week. Henrico’s total was the eighth-highest among state localities. In the […]

Henrico woman wins $500k in Virginia Lottery

It all happened because Olga Ritchie had a headache. The Henrico woman went to Tony’s Market at 3714 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Henrico to pick up some headache powder. While she was there she decided to buy a Mega Money ticket from the Virginia Lottery. Later, at home, she scratched the ticket and discovered she’d just won the game’s $500,000 top […]

Henrico News Minute – June 22, 2020

The June 22, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about Henrico Schools officials’ three plans for in-person learning in the fall; the School Board and Board of Supervisors will hold a joint work session Tuesday; school officials appoint new administrative leaders and set a start date for the 2021-22 school year; a Henrico restaurateur’s flag could […]