Total unemployment claims in Henrico dip to about 9,500

The number of Henrico residents who filed first-time unemployment claims fell for the fifth consecutive week – this time by nearly 13% – establishing another post-pandemic low, according to data released Thursday by the Virginia Employment Commission. A total of 239 county residents filed initial claims during the week that ended Aug. 29, down from 274 who did so the […]

Virginia Capitol

Virginia House advances legislation requiring civilian review boards

Senate version wouldn't mandate boards, but would provide them with increased powers

The Virginia House of Delegates Thursday advanced legislation from House Majority Leader Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) that would require state localities to form law enforcement civilian review boards to address possible cases of officer misconduct. Such boards have been one of the key demands from protesters during the recent social justice movement in Virginia. The Virginia Senate’s version of the bill […]

Virginia ABC

Virginia ABC stores open until 6 p.m. Labor Day

All Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority stores will open at noon and close at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Stores will observe normal hours during the weekend preceding the holiday. Mini Monday, usually observed on the first Monday of the month, will be postponed until Monday, Sept. 14, due to the holiday. On that […]

Camellia Sharma

Moody MS student named a top-300 middle school scientist in the nation

  Moody Middle School student Camellia Sharma has been named one of the top 300 middle school scientists in the nation by the Broadcom MASTERS program, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math competition for middle school students. The Top 300 MASTERS were selected from the largest pool of applicants the competition has seen – 3,476 students from 42 states and […]


Henrico’s COVID positivity percentage drops

Henrico’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity percentage has dropped significantly, from 9.1% Aug. 29 to 7.5% Aug. 30. It’s the biggest single-day decrease since early June. On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 37 new cases of the virus in Henrico, as well as two new COVID-related hospitalizations. In total, 4,707 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in Henrico, […]

Henrico News Minute – Sept. 3, 2020

The Sept. 3, 2020 episode of the Henrico News Minute features details about a significant increase in Virginia ABC sales; Henrico Police officials warn about a Social Security scam; a Virginia House of Delegates committee advances an automatic expungement bill; an update on the county’s unemployment rate; a COVID-19 update; and details about the next free COVID-19 community testing event […]