Today in Henrico – Amy Yarcich, Rx Partnership

Amy Yarcich, executive director of the nonprofit RX Partnership, chats with Tara Gray about the organization and its mission. (The transcription below is provided through an automated service and may contain some errors or omissions.) Tara Gray – I’m Tara Gray. Today in Henrico, my guest is Amy Yarcich. She is the executive director of the non-profit Rx Drug Access […]

Highland Springs’ Harmon to announce college choice Aug. 1

My decision has been made! August 1st… — Damond Harmon (@hunchoo_21) July 7, 2020 Damond Harmon of Highland Springs High School announced that he will make his college decision Aug. 1. Harmon is considered a 3-star football recruit and is selecting from his final five choices of Penn State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee and South Carolina. Harmon is a 6-foot-1, 178-pound […]

Henrico names acting Public Utilities director to permanent role

Henrico County officials Wednesday appointed Bentley P. Chan director of the Henrico Department of Public Utilities, effective July 18. Chan, who has been a member of the DPU staff since 2007, had been serving as acting director since May. He previously served as a utilities engineer and was named assistant director in January 2017. As director, Chan will head an […]

Initial input about proposed Henrico civilian review board is supportive

More than 200 people submitted comments last week

Henrico residents who support the creation of a civilian review board for the county’s division of police outnumbered those who opposed the idea by nearly a 2-to-1 margin among respondents who e-mailed their thoughts to a newly established county-email account last week. Slightly more than half of those who e-mailed the county expressed support for such a board, while just […]

Henrico School Board to host 2 in-person meetings this month

UPDATED: JULY 8, 5:13 P.M. – The Henrico School Board will host an in-person town hall-style meeting next week and then an in-person work session the following week. The community meeting July 14 – designed “to answer questions about matters of public interest, including the latest guidance and plans for reopening school,” according to a press release – will take […]

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Henrico’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues to decline


Henrico’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity percentage continues to reach new lows, hitting 4.6% on July 4. It hasn’t increased since July 2, when it went from 5.2% to 5.5%. The Virginia Department of Health, however, did report two more deaths attributed to the virus in the county Wednesday, bringing the total number reported in just the first eight days this month […]

Body found in Varina identified as missing Bottoms Up Pizza employee

Henrico Police have confirmed that the body found next to a car in a Varina cornfield yesterday is that of a missing Bottoms Up Pizza employee. The remains of 26-year-old Hope Ann Aheimer of Henrico were positively confirmed, police said today. Her body and car were found in a cornfield along New Market Road, not far from Varina High School, […]

Henrico News Minute – July 8, 2020

The July 8, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast – our 150th episode – features details about Henrico’s mostly positive news in the battle against COVID-19; Henrico Police are investigating a fatal shooting involving a teenager in the West End, and a body found in Varina yesterday; Henrico Schools partners with a Henrico organization to host a virtual […]

Henrico Property Transactions – June 24-30, 2020

4800 Mill Reef Road – $195,000, 1,506 SF (built in 1983), from Jessica Leslie Hopkins to Jonathan M. and Lilly Z. Garris. 4125 Dominion Townes Circle – $199,000, 1,452 SF (built in 2006), from Lafondra D. Mathis to Demetrice A. Davis. 9209 Avalon Drive – $230,000, 1,477 SF (built in 1995), from Michael E. Webb to Dustin Lane and Younga […]