Highland Springs, Tucker

Highland Springs, Tucker becoming model ‘high schools of the future’

New editions of Highland Springs and Tucker high schools will open next fall, but a redesign of both schools is beginning this school year as they prepare to become prototypes for the county’s “high school of the future,” as described in Superintendent Amy Cashwell’s “passport” outline. The process began with a “discussion” phase in the 2018-2019 school year, during which […]

Virginia Capitol

Efforts falter to require schools to provide in-person options

An effort to require Virginia school districts provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic is most likely dead. House Bill 5009, introduced by Del. Mark Cole, R-Fredericksburg, would require public schools to offer in-person classes to elementary, middle and high school students who have substandard internet connections at home. The bill was referred in […]

Richmond Sports Backers

Sports Backers, Kids Run RVA announce new virtual ‘Kids Challenge’

Richmond Sports Backers and Kids Run RVA announced Sept. 14 that the new ‘Kids Challenge: Virtual Edition’ will launch Oct. 5, with registration now open online. The program will encourage Richmond-area kids and their families to keep moving on their own on a daily basis throughout the fall with a variety of fitness activities and challenges to keep participants engaged, […]


3 new deaths in Henrico connected to COVID-19

Henrico County reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 during the past three days, as well as the deaths of three Henrico residents, one between 70 and 79 years old and the other two in their 80s. The county’s total case count is now 5,068 and the death toll is 198. After a week straight of decreasing, Henrico’s 7-day positivity percentage […]

Virginia Capitol

House advances MARCUS alert bill

The House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that would create teams of mental health service providers and peer recovery specialists to accompany police officers responding to individual crises. House Bill 5043, introduced by Del. Jeffrey Bourne, D-Richmond, was approved by a vote of 57-39. The legislation needs passage from the state Senate and a signature from Gov. Ralph Northam […]

Facebook accepting grant applications beginning Sept. 14

The Facebook Henrico Data Center is supporting local groups that meet community needs by awarding grants through its Facebook Community Action Grants program. Grant applications are being accepted now through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 16. Grant recipients are expected to be announced by end of March 2021. Grants are available to projects delivered in Henrico County that do one or more […]

PlanRVA launches survey to identify barriers to fair housing

In Spring 2020, six cities and counties in Central Virginia, including Henrico, Chesterfield, and the Tri-Cities, began a joint study to identify barriers to fair housing choice.  Now PlanRVA, the Richmond area’s regional planning agency and coordinator of this study, needs the perspectives of people living and working in the region to complete the study. All residents in the region […]

Virginia’s August revenue down 0.2% from last year

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that August General Fund revenue collections decreased 0.2 percent from the previous year. “Despite trying economic conditions, collections from payroll withholding and sales taxes remained steady,” said Northam. “We look forward to September’s receipts, which will provide more insight into Virginia’s financial picture.” With one less deposit day than August of last year, collections […]

Henrico News Minute – Sept. 14, 2020

Henrico County welcomes its new police chief; Henrico Superintendent Amy Cashwell reviews the first week of school; more than 100 new COVID-19 cases reported in Henrico during the past three days; the Virginia Senate kills a bill that would have removed qualified immunity for police officers; CVWMA commits to stricter standards for plastics; Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas to provide […]

Business in brief – Sept. 14, 2020

Colliers International Virginia, LLC recently announced new hires to meet the company’s high demand for property management services. Since March, the division has added 3.5 million square feet of business, bringing the overall management portfolio to 44 million square feet. New employees include: • Annette Lawrence, lease administrator • Ashely Cicero, senior property manager • David Lewis, Jesse Farren, Jordan […]