First-time unemployment filings in Henrico drop again

Henrico’s first-time unemployment filings declined for an 11th straight week during the latest week on record, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. A total of 718 people filed initial claims during the week of June 14-20, a decrease of about 9 percent from the previous week. Henrico ranked ninth in the state in that category during the week, down from […]

McGeorge Toyota donates to community organizations

McGeorge Toyota officials have found several ways to give back to the community since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The dealership gave $20,000 to FeedMore, which equals more than 80,000 meals, then worked to help frontline workers by providing meals while the dealership was closed because of Gov. Ralph Northam’s orders. McGeorge partnered with local restaurants throughout the region to provide […]

Health care providers fear cancellation of telehealth coverage after pandemic ceases

Meg Fregoso, a nurse practitioner, used to see patients who previously had a lung transplant at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Now she uses telehealth to meet patients. Fregoso is one of many health care providers offering more telehealth services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, providers are concerned that they will no longer be reimbursed for these services once coronavirus restrictions […]

Obituary – Margaret H. Matthews

Margaret H. Matthews, 98, of Glen Allen, passed into the gentle arms of our Lord on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, D.C. Matthews, Jr. and her daughter-in-law Karen Matthews. She is survived by her son, Wayne Matthews, grandson, Timothy Matthews and wife Laura, granddaughter Heather Thorn and fiancé Joe, three great-grandchildren Tyler, Noah, […]

Obituary – Dorothy Branch Hall

Dorothy ‘Sue’ Branch Hall, 73, of Henrico County, passed away suddenly on the 20th of June. Sue was born on August 10, 1946 in Richmond to William H. Branch and Dorothy E. Spinx. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John David Hall Jr.; her daughter, Susan Hall (Debbie); grandson, Jackson; sisters, Barbara Johnson Allen, Shirley Crockett (Ned) […]

Obituary – William Lawrence White

WHITE, William Lawrence, 74, of Glen Allen, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Brooks and Lawrence H. White; and his sister, Sarah White Walker. Will is survived by two children, Stephanie Laphew White and William Craig White; niece, Mary Walker Kisala; a great- niece; as well as […]

Obituary – Rolf A. Nilsson

Rolf A Nilsson, of Glen Allen, passed away on June 17, 2020 at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ake and Emily Nilsson. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Yvonne; stepdaughters, Mia Brooks and Michelle Pavitt; step grand daughter;,Katherine Brooks; two daughters, Lynn and Lani; and his brother, Ken Nilsson. Rolf […]

Obituary – Gerald N. Boeselager

Gerald N. “Jerry” Boeselager, 84, of Glen Allen, passed away June 16, 2020. He was the son of the late Raymond N. Boeselager and Jeanne Marie Mohorko Boeselager. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay Boeselager; and a daughter, Jill Antonio. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Hopkins Boeselager; son, Jeff Boeselager; three daughters, Diane Boeselager, Ann […]

Today in Henrico – Beth Vann-Turnbull, Housing Families First

Beth Vann-Turnbull, the executive director of Housing Families First, discusses the organization’s efforts in the community and how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19.

Light installation to close Staples Mill/I-64 ramp June 29-30

Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the ramp from Staples Mill Road (Route 33) south to I-64 west in Henrico County during the overnight hours June 29-30 to facilitate roadway lighting installation. Single and double lane closures will also be in place in the area throughout the week. During the ramp closure, those using southbound Staples Mill […]