Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, Radio One giving away school supplies Aug. 29

Anthem HealthKeepers Plus and Radio One Richmond will host their annual “Prep for Success” back-to-school supply giveaway Saturday, Aug. 29. This year’s giveaway will be a drive-thru style event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until supplies last) in the Anthem Parking Lot at 2015 Staples Mill Road in Henrico. “We typically have a huge event to get area […]

Letters: Resident praises state representatives for urging action about China’s organ-harvesting

Dear Editor, As one of the many Virginians who are concerned with China’s human rights atrocities, I was very encouraged that 49 members of the Virginia General Assembly sent a letter on July 29, 2020 to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well as Virginia’s congressional delegation, regarding religious persecution in China. They urge action and public education about […]

Volunteers distribute COVID-19 kits in Henrico

A number of volunteers helped distribute COVID-19 care kits in some Henrico neighborhoods Aug. 27 and 28. As part of a pilot program with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the state Health Equity Working Group, Henrico County distributed about 20,000 reusable cloth face coverings, thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer and informational materials. Volunteers delivered the kits to […]

Virginia House of Delegates passes legislation creating ballot drop-off boxes


The House of Delegates passed legislation Friday that would increase the opportunity for Virginians to vote amid the fear of contracting COVID-19 during the current health crisis. The House of Delegates voted 54-42 to pass legislation that would provide for ballot drop-off boxes at voting locations. Democrats are pushing this legislation because they say it will provide voters with a […]

Virginia Senate passes voter access and criminal justice reform bills


The Virginia Senate convened at 10 a.m. on Friday morning to take up a slate of bills that have already passed through committees and passed several criminal justice reform and voter access bills. Without any discussion on the floor, the Senators passed a bill from Senator Louise Lucas (D) on Friday morning that will make several offenses secondary instead of […]

COVID-19

Person in 20s dies from COVID-19 in Henrico

County's 7-day positivity percentage also spikes more than 2.5% in 2 days

Henrico County has reported its first COVID-19 death of someone in his or her 20s, according to the Virginia Department of Health. It is also Henrico’s first COVID-19 death of someone under the age of 40. The gender of the victim was not immediately known. Two other deaths attributed to the virus also have been reported in the county since […]

Henrico Health Services receives federal grant for $104k

Henrico Health Services received a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for $104,159 this week. It was part of more than $500,000 in grants awarded to local health centers by the department. “Access to affordable, quality health care should be a right, not privilege,” said Congressman Donald McEachin, whose Fourth District includes Eastern Henrico. “These clinics provide […]

Elephant Insurance

Elephant Insurance offers discount for customers who work from home

Henrico-based Elephant Insurance announced Thursday that it will offer a discount to customers who work from home. Policyholders and their spouses who work from home and drive less are eligible to receive the discount, depending upon the number of days they drive to work and their occupations. To apply, customers can fill out an online quote form or speak directly […]

COVID-19

Free COVID-19 testing scheduled Sept. 3 in Henrico

The Henrico Health Department will offer free COVID-19 testing Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Tuckahoe Middle School, 9000 Three Chopt Road. The event will be held rain or shine. To register for testing, call the Richmond & Henrico COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Limited walk-up testing […]

TSA checkpoint at RIC gets new 3-D scanner to detect explosives

A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner that provides 3-D imaging has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Richmond International Airport. “The new technology provides critical explosives detection capabilities at the checkpoint and enhances the TSA Officer’s ability in determining whether an item inside a carry-on bag is a possible threat […]