Obituary – Joyce B. Eades

Joyce B. Eades, 84, of Henrico, VA, was called to be with her Lord on July, 14th, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Edward Eades, Jr.; parents, William Payton Whitlock and Edith Hall Whitlock; and brother, Roger Dale Whitlock. She is survived by her son, James Edward Eades (Ellen); daughters, Donna Eades Powell (Michael) and […]

Obituary – Eleanor Conway Sharpe

Eleanor Conway Sharpe, 90, of Henrico County, VA, departed this life peacefully on July 10, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was a member of St. Matthews UMC since the age of 15. Her loving and giving spirit touched everyone she knew. She loved her family and her church. Some of her favorite things were traveling and […]

Obituary – Mary Margaret Ayers Smith

Mary Margaret Ayers Smith, departed this life on July 10, 2020, to join her Savior. She was born in Roanoke, Va., on October 12, 1934. She attended William Fleming High School and graduated from Radford College, earning her degree in Elementary Education in three years. While at Radford College, she was a member of the Highlander Marching Band where she […]

Obituary – Jervis Fulton Cox

Jervis Fulton Cox, 89, of Henrico, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Jervis was born on April 19, 1931 in Johnston County, NC to the late Newton Fulton and Vira Tart Cox. In addition to his parents, Jervis was preceded in death by his siblings, Lucille Wimbley and Charlie Cox. He proudly served in […]

Obituary – Louise Diggs Kopcho

Louise Diggs Kopcho, age 100, of Henrico and later Amelia, Virginia, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Louise was born in Bumpass, Va. on August 14, 1919 to the late Willie and Missie Diggs. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Kopcho, and brother, Earl Diggs. […]

Richmond Power Poll: Returning to School

What should the return to school look like in Metro Richmond? It’s been a hot-button topic for weeks now, following a spring semester cut short statewide by COVID-19. With Virginia now in Phase 3 of its reopening, Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Department of Education have left back-to-school decisions up to individual localities – at least for now. A […]


Henrico’s first-time unemployment claims rise slightly

The number of people who filed initial unemployment claims in Henrico County during the week ending July 11 rose slightly compared with the previous week, as the county neared the 35,000-mark for first-time claims in the 17 weeks since the pandemic began. A total of 973 Henricoans filed initial claims July 5 to 11, an increase of 16 people from […]


Avula: Slight increase in COVID-19 cases so far this month not unexpected

Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Henrico County today, bringing the county’s total to nearly 3,000. Recently this month – Virginia’s first in Phase 3, which allows larger gatherings and more businesses to be open – the county has seen a slight increase in the confirmed number of cases announced daily, but nothing that surprises Henrico Health Director […]

Henrico News Minute – July 17, 2020

The July 17, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features an update about COVID-19 in Henrico ; a look at the latest unemployment numbers from Henrico; details about recent crime and local restaurant health inspections; we want your thoughts about what a return to school should look like; a deep dive into the plans being crafted by entertainment […]

Today in Henrico – Sharon Moody, Shore Dog Cafe

Sharon Moody, co-owner of Shore Dog Café in Henrico’s Near West End, discusses life as a small restaurant operator during the time of COVID-19 and how her restaurant has adapted to change.