Henrico minority, low-income and disabled students underrepresented in several academic metrics


Black, Hispanic, English-learner and economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities are underrepresented in Henrico County Public Schools’ advanced course enrollment, gifted identification and the four-year graduation rate indexes in varying levels, school system data from the past two school years shows. Black students, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities also are overrepresented in out of school suspensions and […]

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GRTC service updates begin Sept. 13

GRTC’s next service updates take effect Sept. 13. Public timetables will be available online and in area displays in September and customers can preview the updated system map online now at ridegrtc.com.  Reduced service continues on most express routes, but local route updates improve Sunday service, reliability, and destination connectivity. Among the affected routes that include parts of Henrico are: […]

BeWellVA

BeWellVA.com provides resources for suicide prevention 

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6-12

While COVID-19 has dominated the news, mental health agencies throughout Central Virginia are collaborating on an initiative to raise awareness of another health crisis that has been surging during the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 48,000 Americans died by suicide in 2018, ranking it the nation’s 10th leading cause of death. These numbers represent a […]

HCA Virginia

HDH offers breakthrough treatment options for heart valve problems 

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has become the first hospital in Central Virginia to perform a mitral valve repair for severe mitral regurgitation, using the latest MitraClip G4 system. A leak in the mitral valve allows blood to flow back into the heart as it pumps. The heart has to work harder to keep blood flowing, which can raise the […]

Sportable

Sportable to hold Cycle Saturdays for youth with disabilities

Sportable, Central Virginia’s adaptive sports club, is partnering with REACHcycles to introduce Cycle Saturdays for youth with disabilities, Sept. 12 through Oct. 3 at Deep Run Park. Registration is available now for REACHcycles recipients at Sportable.org. With a mission to provide mobility and independence to children and veterans with disabilities, REACHcycles has donated more than 400 adaptive cycles since its […]

Virginia Lottery winner

Henrico man wins $250,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher game

Marcus Gil wasn’t expecting much when he stopped by the 7-Eleven at 8208 West Broad Street in Henrico. When the Virginia Lottery’s Double Dollar Crossword Scratcher game caught his eye, the Henrico man thought, “Let me try this.” That turned out to be a $250,000 decision. When he took the ticket home and scratched it, he discovered he’d won the […]

Children's Tumor Foundation

Virtual ‘Shine a Light NF Walk’ scheduled for Sept. 12

On Sept. 12, Team Mariah will gather for a virtual rally at 10 a.m. to kick off the Shine a Light NF Walk in Virginia, the signature fundraising event of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Team Mariah joins the NF community from Chester, Va. to bring neurofibromatosis (NF) out of the shadows and raise critical funds for research. CTF is a […]

Henrico’s COVID positivity percentage remains stable


Henrico has reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, increasing the county’s total to 4,651, according to the Virginia Department of Health. One new death in the county and two new hospitalizations also were attributed to the virus by the VDH today. Henrico’s 7-day positivity percentage has dropped slightly, down to 8.9% as of Aug. 29. Nearly 78,700 PCR […]

Virginia Capitol

House committee reverses course, advances bill removing qualified immunity for officers


Less than a day after killing a bill that would have allowed citizen to file civil lawsuits against police officers, the Virginia House of Delegates’ Appropriations Committee revived, amended and passed the bill by a 12-8 vote. The bill, sponsored by Richmond Delegate Jeff Bourne (D) would remove the “qualified immunity” that currently protects officers from such lawsuits in most […]

Virginia ABC YADAPP

Va. ABC offers high school substance use prevention program online 

Enrollment opens Sept. 1 for Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s new, online version of the Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project. Traditionally, the program has begun with a week-long conference at Longwood University in Farmville, but YADAPP has been recrafted this year in light of concerns about the COVID-19 virus.  For the first time since the program began in […]