Henrico’s 7-day COVID percentage remains stable

The Virginia Department of Health reported 44 new COVID-19 in Henrico Tuesday morning, increasing the county’s overall total to just more than 4,400. Four new virus-related hospitalizations also were reported, but no new deaths have been attributed to the virus in Henrico. Henrico’s 7-day positivity percentage dropped slightly to 6.5% as of Aug 21. The results of 656 PCR tests […]

House, Senate advance several pieces of legislation

The second week of the Virginia General Assembly’s special session began on Monday with both chambers advancing several pieces of legislation. Committees in the House and Senate passed bills on Monday that would provide funding into increasing voter access across Virginia. The Senate Appropriations Committee met first in the morning and advanced legislation that would provide funding for ballot drop-off […]

Henrico News Minute – Aug. 25, 2020

The Aug. 25, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute features details about Henrico County’s new police chief; the Board of Supervisors takes a step closer to establishing a civilian review board for police; and an update from the Virginia General Assembly’s special session. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by the Steve Dowdy Insurance Agency with State […]

Milestones – Aug. 25, 2020

Premsai Mohan of Henrico was one of 16 students welcomed into the 4th Yours to Lose—Advanced Medical School Acceptance Program cohort during a ceremony held Aug. 15 at Missouri Southern State University. Established in 2017, the program allows a select group of Missouri Southern students to be admitted to the Joplin medical school at the same time they are accepted […]

Henrico Board of Supervisors

Majority of board expresses support for civilian review board

Following 4-and-a-half-hour meeting, supervisors agree to wait for General Assembly action while planning next steps

A four-and-a-half-hour Henrico Board of Supervisors’ public meeting Monday night produced raw emotion, thoughtful discourse, pointed commentary, detailed (and speculative) math and – seemingly – consensus about the possible formation of a civilian review board for the county’s division of police. After supervisors heard from several county officials and 30 citizens (most in person, some virtually), three of the board’s […]