Stephanie McNamara

Now What?! Of fairy tales and self-rescue

Like most women, I grew up watching and hearing fairy tales with wide eyes and a hopeful heart. The princess overcomes an obstacle of some kind only when Prince Charming joins the mix. There have been modern exceptions to this formula, but for the most part, little girls become young women thinking their obstacles cannot be overcome until they find […]

Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney to add new deputy for police integrity

Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor Monday announced that her office would add a new deputy commonwealth’s attorney for police integrity. The new attorney will review police use of force accusations brought forward by the public, police personnel and alternative law enforcement agencies, according to the job description. He or she also will investigate and review body-worn camera footage from […]

Bon Secours’ Project SEARCH graduates honored

Bon Secours recently held a socially distant graduation celebration for Henrico County high school seniors with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities for completing their Project SEARCH internships at Bon Secours St.  Mary’s Hospital. Project SEARCH is a national school-to-work program, whose primary objective is to secure paid employment for people with disabilities. The Henrico graduates were: Amanda B., Kalea B., Brandon […]

COVID-19 in Eastern Henrico: Part III – How small businesses have adapted

How have small business owners in Eastern Henrico adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic? We visit with two in the third installment of our series examining the pandemic’s impact in the region, through our partnership with In Your Shoes Media. View Part II here View Part I here

Henrico supervisors seek public input about civilian review board possibility

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors is seeking input from citizens about the possible creation of a civilian review board for the Henrico Division of Police. Citizens may e-mail with their thoughts through the end of July. Officials are asking those who reply to provide their names and home addresses when they respond. The Board of Supervisors has been […]

Business in brief – June 29, 2020

The American Association of Airport Executives recently appointed Capital Region Airport Commission President and CEO Perry J. Miller to its 2020-21 Executive Committee as secretary/treasurer. *** Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg – leased 16,711 square feet of office space at 7814 Carousel Lane; Walgreen […]

Henrico News Minute – June 29, 2020

The June 25, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features an in-depth look at how the small businesses in Lakeside have fared during the pandemic; why the US Postal Service is offering up to a $50,000 reward in a Highland Springs case; 2 Henrico students win competitions; “Today in Henrico” features the executive director of the Ronald McDonald […]

Today in Henrico – Kerry Blumberg, Ronald McDonald House

Kerry Blumberg, executive director of the local Ronald McDonald House, discusses the organization’s origins, how it helps local families and how it’s adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.