As school decision nears, Avula provides mixed bag of information about COVID in Henrico

Henrico Health Director updates Board of Supervisors, describes School Board decision as 'really challenging'

  With just more than a week until the Henrico School Board determines a course of action for the second nine weeks of school, Henrico Health Director Danny Avula Tuesday provided the county’s Board of Supervisors with a mixed bag of analysis about the impact and spread of COVID-19 in the county and region. Avula addressed the board during a […]

Early voting means Henrico could witness its smallest Election Day turnout in 2 decades

An average of more than 1,700 Henricoans have cast in-person ballots in the Nov. 3 election each day since Sept. 18 – the first date for absentee voting in Virginia – Henrico Registrar Mark Coakley told the Board of Supervisors Oct. 13. That amounts to more than 30,000 total votes cast in person during that time, and Coakley anticipates another […]

Henrico arena will have slightly new look

The indoor arena and convocation center Henrico County and The Rebkee Co. are planning at the current site of Virginia Center Commons will look slightly different than originally planned. Officials now intend to build the facility in a long, straight layout as opposed to the L-shaped building they originally planned, Henrico Recreation and Parks Director Neil Luther told the Henrico […]

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Fairfield meeting Oct. 19 to highlight roles of Henrico EDA, county boards

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will discuss the activities and impact of the Henrico County Economic Development Authority at a constituent meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Attendees will be required to wear a face covering and undergo a temperature check. The meeting also will be streamed […]

COVID

Henrico reports 19 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday


The Virginia Department of Health reported 101 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henrico County during the four-day reporting period between Oct. 10-13. That total included just 19 new cases reported Tuesday. During that four-day period, the VDH also reported a total of six new virus-related hospitalizations among county residents and the death of a person in his or her […]

Construction crew accidentally slices cable line, knocks voter registration system offline


Crews doing roadwork on Route 10 in Chesterfield cut a Verizon cable Tuesday morning, causing a network outage for several state agencies. One of those affected agencies was the Virginia Department of Elections, where the outage made it impossible for Virginians to register to vote on the final day before the deadline for several hours. But by 3:26 p.m., the […]

Henrico teen makes candles for a cause

When she entered high school three years ago, Maya Mehigan noticed a significant uptick in her stress level compared to middle school – despite having completed a demanding Moody M.S. International Baccalaureate program. Her friends and classmates, she recalls, were also feeling the added pressure and finding it challenging to balance academic workloads with extracurricular activities. Fortunately, Mehigan didn’t have […]

Virginia Capitol

Delegate plans to reintroduce quarantine pay bill next session


Virginia Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, D-Woodbridge, is no stranger to the struggles of low-paying jobs. Guzmán immigrated to the United States from Peru as a single mother and worked multiple minimum wage jobs just to be able to pay rent and care for her daughter. Guzmán has a mission to secure better financial benefits for minimum wage workers, but she said […]

Free COVID testing scheduled for Oct. 22, 23 in Henrico

The Henrico County Health District will offer offering free COVID-19 drive-through testing at two separate community events Oct. 22 and 23. The Oct. 22 event will take place at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church North, 4247 Creighton Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Oct. 23 event will take place at the Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 North Laburnum Avenue, […]

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Henrico Schools’ graduation rate declines, dropout rate increases


The Henrico County Public Schools’ graduation rate has dropped during the past two years, while the dropout rate has risen – especially for Hispanic and English learner students, according to data presented to the Henrico School Board last week. The Henrico graduation rate roughly mirrored the Virginia rate until 2018, when the Henrico rate (92.3%) rose above the state’s (91.6%). […]