Henrico names VDOT’s Terrell Hughes to lead Public Works

Hughes becomes fifth new agency head in 4 months; two other high-level positions expected to be filled soon

For the fifth time in less than four months, Henrico County has named a new director for one of its departments – and for the second time in that period, the new hire is a Virginia Department of Transportation official. County officials Friday named Terrell Hughes director of the Henrico Department of Public Works, effective Aug. 31. Hughes currently works […]

Henrico home sales robust despite COVID-19

‘This market was strong before COVID and has remained strong,' RAR's Lafayette says

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, home sales in the Richmond region have been steady throughout the first half of the year – even as inventory decreased dramatically after pandemic began. And according to a number of housing industry experts, it’s a sellers’ market in Henrico County and the rest of the region. According to Richmond Association of Realtors, June 2020 outperformed […]

Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday underway

The 2020 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday began today and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Aug. 9, offering shoppers the chance to buy qualifying goods without paying sales tax. Today and this weekend, shoppers can purchase qualifying items such as school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying the tax. The specific […]

Obituary – Ellen Marie Presti

Ellen Marie Presti, 78, of Henrico, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, George J. and Angelina Presti; son, Albert George; sister, Theresa Presti. She is survived by her son, James “Jimmy” Fadool (Sherri); grandchildren, Wes, Cathleen, Allie, Brian; great-grandchildren, Myra, Willow; siblings, Tom (Diane), Mary Ann (Tommy), Peter (Angel), Lilly; and […]

Obituary – Kimberly Whitaker

Kimberly Whitaker, 54, of Sandston, VA, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Shirley Harris. She is survived by her loving husband, Coleman Whitaker; her children, Ashley Spiller and Brian Spiller; her brother, Craig Harris; and her beloved dachshunds, Lucy and Sammy. Kimberly worked for over twenty […]

Obituary – Brian Ernest Weiss

Brian Ernest Weiss, 44, of Henrico, entered into rest August 1, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Ann Therese Kenny. He is survived by his wife, Vy Weiss; son, Gabriel Weiss; father, Ernest Weiss; sister, Samantha Weiss; nephew, Jordan Thurston; and aunt, Yvette Fine. Brian was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was the most sensitive, hilariously […]

Obituary – Elfriede Anna Narkum

Elfriede Anna Narkum, 87, of Henrico, born November 24, 1932 in Stockstadt Germany, entered eternal rest on July 30, 2020. Elfriede was preceded in death by her parents, Franz and Berta Holzapfel; sister, Filomena; and daughter, Brigitte Conner. She is survived by her son, Frank Mason; son-in-law, Bruce Conner; granddaughters, Nicole Vance (Ray), Melissa Timberlake (Mike); three great-grandchildren, Conner, Alexis, […]

Obituary – Suzanne Clements Thomas

Thomas, Suzanne Clements, 53 of Henrico, VA, passed away on July 31, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Clements, and mother, Z. Parkey Clements; aunt, Margaret Tuttle and cousin, Charley Tuttle; Suzanne is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, David Forrester Thomas; sister, Annette Clements; sister-in-law, Teresa Thomas; 2 step-children, Megan Moore (Kyle), and […]

2 Henrico sisters form online math, reading program

Two Henrico educators and sisters have created an online, subscription-based math and reading program for families with children in kindergarten through third grade, designed to support parents who are navigating remote learning and have decided to homeschool or implement learning pods.  Families can complete the monthly modules at their own convenience and pace. The Starke School operates on a monthly-subscription […]

School physicals for uninsured new elementary students available this month

The Henrico Health Department will offer school entry physicals (for students in kindergarten through fifth grades) at no cost to uninsured Henrico residents at two school readiness events this month. School-required immunizations will also be provided if needed. Limited appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. The events are scheduled for: • Monday, Aug. 10 at the […]