The Westmont at Short Pump opens sales office

Retirement Unlimited, Inc. hosted a “Sneak Peek and Sign the Beam Event” earlier this month to announce the opening of The Westmont at Short Pump Sales Gallery. The new $40-million senior community is located at the corner of North Gayton Road and Pouncey Tract Road in Short Pump. The community features 123 designed studio, one and two bedroom apartments for […]

4 Henrico students among 28 state winners of Comcast NBCUniversal scholarships

Comcast NBCUniversal recently announced it had awarded approximately $70,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 28 Virginia high school students – including four from Henrico County – as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Students were selected for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. Among the 28 Virginia winners are Faria Alam and […]


Henrico’s weekly first-time unemployment claims hit 2-month high

But continuing claims decrease for the third straight week

Initial unemployment filings in Henrico County rose for the third week in a row – to a level not seen in two months – according to data released Thursday by the Virginia Employment Commission. A total of 1,281 people in Henrico filed first-time claims during the week of July 19-25, the VEC reported – a 20% increase from the previous […]

Henrico’s positivity percentage drops to 6.2%

Henrico County’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity percentage dropped below 7% for the first time since last Friday, falling from 7.2% all the way to 6.2% July 26, the most recent day for which such data is available. An uptick in testing during the past two weeks – including the addition Tuesday of more than 3,000 backlogged testing encounters reported by the […]

Restaurant Watch

A look at how some Henrico restaurants fared on their most recent health department inspections. JULY 14 Lilly Grace Child Care, 1908 W. Club Lane – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: did not observe a food thermometer for cold holding; found wooden cutting board that is not easily cleanable; observed chipping paint on wall. Little Caesar’s, […]

Henrico News Minute – July 30, 2020

The July 30, 2020 episode of the Henrico News Minute features details about an expected major absentee voting push in the county this year; airport police stop a woman with a gun at a checkpoint; a homicide support group is set to start; a look at the return to the playing fields for Henrico youngsters; an update on local property […]

Back in action

Youth sports in Henrico County are back on the fields, but things look a little different. We visited with three Henrico organizations – the new Highland Springs Little League, the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association and the Richmond Strikers – to learn more about what it’s been like to return to action.