Leadership Metro Richmond announces 58-member Leadership Quest class

Leadership Metro Richmond recently announced the community leaders selected from throughout the region to participate in its flagship program – Leadership Quest. The group of 58 participants will engage in a 10-month program, starting in September, that focuses on regional issue topics and community leadership development. They are: Carol Adams, City of Richmond Police Department Aaron Alexander, Virginia Supportive Housing […]

HCPS sets schedule for distributing more tablets, computers

Henrico County Public Schools officials have set the schedule for distribution of laptops and tablets for students. Each student in the system – more than 50,000 in total – will receive a machine to use during the first nine weeks of school, which will be conducted virtually. Middle-school and high-school students receive laptops to keep throughout the year. Families should […]

Henrico childcare centers, programs scramble to readjust for fall

A number of childcare centers in Henrico County are expanding or maintaining their school-year services to offer full-day care, since the county’s public schools will be virtual for at least nine weeks. Several – including the the YMCA of Greater Richmond and Henrico Police Athletic League – are community partners of Henrico County Public Schools, HCPS spokesman Andy Jenks said, […]

Virginia launches voluntary COVID-tracking smartphone app

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia is the first state in the country to launch a smartphone application that will help with contact-tracing for COVID-19 cases. The COVIDWISE app will notify users who have voluntarily signed up by notifying them if they have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive. “COVIDWISE uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to […]

Section of Kingsland Road in Varina closed for bridge inspection

Henrico County’s Department of Public Works has closed Kingsland Road between New Market and Deep Bottom roads for inspection of the bridge over Four Mile Creek. Crews are examining the bridge after floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Isaias overtopped it Tuesday. Traffic is being detoured on New Market to Buffin Road before returning to Kingsland. The section of Kingsland will […]

Henrico Property Transactions – July 22-28, 2020

3850 Dominion Townes Circle – $199,950, 1,500 SF (built in 2005), from Adebimpe M. Fabunmi to Janone D. Gordon Sr. and Sharleda S. Gordon. 5928 Almond Tree Terrace – $205,500, 1,488 SF (built in 1999), from Shanell M. Wooden to Terence Derrell Reaves Cuffee. 6325 Dawnfield Lane – $213,000, 1,664 SF (built in 1999), from Alita L. Toliver to Yvette […]

Henrico News Minute – Aug. 5, 2020

Facebook officially opens its doors in Henrico; Kroger Mid-Atlantic will follow suit soon; the Board of Supervisors sets a date for discussion of a potential civilian review board for Henrico Police; Virginia plans to buy hundreds of thousands of rapid COVID-19 tests; an update on the county’s COVID-19 numbers; the 2020 Henrico Christmas Mother is selected; a Henrico Schools online […]

Facebook officially opens Henrico data center

 Social media giant Facebook today officially will open – and bring online – the first phase of its $1.75-billion data center in Eastern Henrico County. Total buildout of the massive 2.5-million square-foot facility, which sits on 328 acres in the White Oak Technology Park in Sandston, is not expected for several more years. But today’s opening of a 450,000-square-foot […]