Virginia Capitol

In the General Assembly, a big criminal justice reform day for Democrats

Republicans critical of measures they say punish police

As the third week of the General Assembly’s special session came to a close Friday, Democrats continued to inch closer to enacting progressive criminal justice reform with multiple bills advancing out of the House of Delegates. “Today, the House of Delegates moved one step closer to providing much needed COVID-19 relief and equity reform to our Commonwealth,” said Democratic Speaker […]

A fall without football

Highland Springs HS coach Loren Johnson talks about how his program is handling the pandemic

If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Highland Springs High School football team – a perennial power in the region and state – would have been facing another state power, Oscar Smith High School of Chesapeake, Sept. 4. Instead, the Springers and all other Virginia high school football teams are at home, their seasons at best delayed until spring by […]

Richmond International Airport gun

Passenger at RIC stopped with gun

It’s already the 13th occurrence in 2020, compared with 14 each of the past 2 years

For the 13th time already this year, Transportation Security Administration officers at Richmond International Airport stopped a passenger with a gun – something that happened only 14 times each of the past two years. Officers stopped a Warrenton man from carrying a .380 caliber handgun onto an airplane at RIC Sept. 3. It was loaded with six bullets, and the […]

Mark Warner and Mark Herring

Warner, Herring critical of Trump administration during visit to Henrico post office

U.S. Senator Mark Warner and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring visited the Regency Station Post Office on Starling Drive in Henrico’s West End Friday to tour the facility with United States Postal Service employees and address members of the media. Both men were critical of the Trump administration’s cutbacks to the USPS, which Warner said officials had tried to hide […]

Henrico Schools offers school-themed backgrounds for middle, high school students

Henrico County Public Schools middle and high school students will have the chance to show some school spirit during their virtual classes this fall. The school system has made custom computer backgrounds specific to each middle and high school and ACE center in the county, as well as some other general themes, available to students for use with the Microsoft […]

Urban Baby Beginnings

Diaper banks team up for ‘Tiny Hineys’ in need

Community members are invited to mark National Diaper Need Awareness Week this September by hosting a “Virginia Tiny Hiney Hero Campaign” to support babies at risk for health issues and child abuse in their community. Sponsored by Virginia Diaper Bank Network members, the “Virginia Tiny Hiney Heroes Challenge” will take place Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 with a statewide diaper […]

Henrico Schools to provide pick-up and drop-off food service

Henrico County Public Schools will provide free daily meal pickup for students at every school in the county but one beginning Sept. 8 – the first day of school – and also will deliver meals to 61 bus stop sites within each school zone twice weekly, officials announced Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that, in accordance with […]

Nathan Edwards obituary

Obituary – Nathan Warner Edwards

Nathan Warner Edwards, age 14, passed away at home surrounded by his family on August 24, 2020 after bravely enduring osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Nathan was born in Des Moines, Iowa on November 2, 2005 to Gary and Joan Edwards. Since 2009 he resided with his parents and younger brothers Adam and Stephen in Glen Allen, Virginia. […]

MaryAnn OKeeffe obituary

Obituary – MaryAnn O’Keeffe

O’KEEFFE, MaryAnn “Cullather,” of Henrico, Va., went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020. Her husband, Daniel O’Keeffe, sister, Elizabeth “Cullather” Dagenhart; and grandson, Devan O’Keeffe, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, Dennis P. O’Keeffe (Amy), Shawn M. O’Keeffe (Sonya); daughters, Colleen O’Keeffe Sheets (Greg), Patti O’Keeffe Connolly; nine grandchildren, Daniel (Camie), Dean (Ashley), […]

Valerie Bessey obituary

Obituary – Valerie Patricia Bessey

Valerie Patricia Bessey, 89, of Henrico, Virginia (formerly of Fairfax, Va.), died peacefully on August 30, 2020. Valerie was preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, Calvin Burke Bessey of Fairfax, Virginia; and her parents of Little Common, East Sussex, England. Valerie was born December 12, 1930, to Henry George Burns, Esq., M.B.E., F.I.C.E. and Phyllis Marjory […]