Northam announces expansion of workforce program 

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Virginia will invest $1.7 million during the next two years to expand the Network2Work program, a workforce development initiative established by Piedmont Virginia Community College that connects job seekers with local job networks and support services. The state will partner with the Virginia Community College System to scale up the Network2Work model in […]

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Henrico School Board considering redistricting plans for three hotspots

The Henrico County School Board heard proposals Thursday designed to address the school system’s three redistricting “hotspots” while affecting as few families as possible. The board last month opted to make its redistricting process a two-phase endeavor, putting its countywide redistricting plans on hold in order to first address the most pressing issues – overcrowding at Colonial Trail and Rivers […]

4 Henrico polling places may change locations for Nov. 3 election

Four Henrico polling places may change locations, temporarily, for the Nov. 3 election. The county’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider an emergency resolution to change the locations – each currently within a senior living community – to nearby Henrico public schools, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The precincts are: • Oakview (located at Chestnut Grove Assisted […]

Free COVID-19 testing planned in Henrico Oct. 15, 16

The Henrico County Health District will offer offering free COVID-19 drive-through testing at two separate community events Oct. 15 and 16. The Oct. 15 event will take place at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1400 Horsepen Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Oct. 16 event will take place at the Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 North Laburnum Avenue, from 1 p.m. […]

26-year-old Mechancisville man dies in Henrico crash

A 26-year-old Mechancisville man was the victim of a fatal crash in Henrico County Oct. 4, Virginia State Police announced. Adam B., Hayes died after the 1999 Lincoln Continental he was driving southbound near mile marker 22 on I-295 in Eastern Henrico, suffered a mechanical failure, lost power and came to a complete stop in the right-hand land. The car […]

Henrico officials to serve on NACo committees

The National Association of Counties recently appointed eight Henrico County officials to the organization’s committees for 2020-21. Members of the Board of Supervisors received the following appointments: • Vice Chairman and Brookland District Supervisor Dan Schmitt – Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee; • Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton – Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee; • […]

Macy’s, DoorDash partnering for deliveries

New service available at Short Pump store

Macy’s is partnering with DoorDash to provide same-day and next-day delivery of items from its stores in nearly 500 markets nationwide – including its Short Pump Town Center location – with no minimum order requirements. Macy’s also offers free curbside pickup. Same-day delivery through DoorDash is available through and Macy’s mobile app. Macy’s also announced that it has launched […]

Henrico to offer $10 rabies vaccinations for pets Oct. 17

The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Visitors should […]

Summer sports events generate nearly $15M in impact for Henrico

After Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam eased COVID-19 restrictions in Virginia this summer, sports tourism in Henrico quickly returned almost to normal, new data shows. Forty-two tournaments and other sporting events held in Henrico County between June 13 and Aug. 30 generated an estimated $14.7 million in economic impact, according to the county. That’s only about $1.6 million less than was […]

Henrico News Minute – Oct. 9, 2020

The Oct. 9, 2020 episode of the Henrico News Minute features details about the update presented to the Henrico School Board about COVID-19; sports tourism in Henrico nearly returns to levels projected pre-COVID; the school system hosts virtual college and career nights; a new way to shop at one Short Pump Town Center store; a Mechanicsville man dies in an […]