HCPS panel discusses path to equity for students

A Henrico County Public Schools panel Tuesday night that included Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Henrico) and School Board member Alicia Atkins (Varina District) offered a range of potential ways to support students and work toward resource equity in the county. The virtual panel, titled “Community Conversations: It Takes a Village” was part of the HCPS Family Learning Series; Adrienne Cole Johnson, […]

Hayes named 2020 Henrico Christmas Mother

The Henrico Christmas Mother organization has named longtime volunteer Jean Hayes of the Tuckahoe District as the 2020 Henrico Christmas Mother. Hayes has volunteered with the organization since 2012, serving on the Toy Committee since 2013. Hayes, a registered nurse, moved to Henrico in 1981, worked at Richmond Memorial Hospital and then spent 23 years as a nurse with Henrico […]

Kroger Mid-Atlantic moving to Henrico

Kroger Mid-Atlantic is moving its offices from Roanoke to Henrico County, company officials announced Aug. 4. The company’s new site – at 140 East Shore Drive, just off Nuckols Road in Glen Allen – sits in the shadows of a Publix supermarket and a Food Lion store. The move will take place by the end of the year, and Kroger […]

Henrico School Board to host virtual ‘student town hall’ meetings

Members of the Henrico School Board will hold a series of three virtual meetings with HCPS students to discuss a variety of topics. The first two meetings will take place Thursday, Aug. 6, and a third will be Aug. 31. All HCPS students are invited to attend each meeting. Students may ask questions at the virtual meeting or submit them […]


Virginia seeks to purchase 500,000 rapid COVID-19 antigen tests

State joins with 5 others to signal intent to purchase tests that can deliver results in 15-20 minutes

Virginia today joined with five other states to negotiate the planned purchase of 500,000 rapid COVID-19 antigen tests apiece from Becton Dickinson and Quidel, the U.S. manufacturers of FDA-approved rapid tests. The other states are Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio; additional states, cities, and local governments may join the compact in the coming weeks. Governors of the six states […]

Henrico supervisors to hold public meeting about civilian review board Aug. 24

Henrico’s Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. to discuss in detail the possibility of establishing a civilian review board for the county’s Division of Police. A location for the meeting hasn’t been finalized, according to Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson, who made the announcement during his Sandston community meeting at Sandston Elementary School […]

Henrico’s 7-day COVID positivity percentage declines again

Henrico County’s COVID-19 7-day positivity percentage decreased to 6% as of July 31, the most recent day on record, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The last time Henrico had a positivity percentage of less than 6% was more than two weeks ago, on July 19. The VDH reported 36 new confirmed cases of the virus in Henrico Tuesday, […]

Henrico Police identify shooting victim

Henrico Police Tuesday identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred July 30 on Byron Street in Eastern Henrico. Tyrone Onterall Jones, Jr., 37, died in the shooting, which took place at about 11 p.m. that day. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Henrico Police officers who responded to reports of gunfire. Police detectives later arrested 27-year-old […]

Henrico roads closed by high water

Henrico officials are reporting that a number of roads in the county are closed because of high water and other weather-related conditions. They include: Eastern Henrico • White Oak at Cables Farm • Elko at Hines • Memorial at Technology • Hanover at Nine Mile • Creighton at Sandy and Dabbs House • E. Washington near Mullens • Glen Alden […]


COVID-19 testing planned at Tuckahoe MS Aug. 13

The Henrico Health Department will host a community COVID-19 testing event at Tuckahoe Middle School Thursday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., rain or shine. The school is located at 9000 Three Chopt Road. To register for testing, call the health department’s hotline at (804) 205-3501 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limited walk-up testing […]