Freeman HS narrows options for new nickname, mascot to 4

Freeman High School officials have narrowed the choices for a new nickname and mascot to four. The school eliminated its “Rebels” nickname in August and has been working with members of the school community and VCU’s Brandcenter to develop new options. The finalists are: • Mavericks; • Trailblazers • Pioneers; • United. The aim was to find a nickname and […]


Henrico reports 30 new COVID cases Friday

Henrico County has reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, for a total of 5,911 since the pandemic began, as well as two COVID-related hospitalizations, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Henrico’s 7-day positivity percentage has decreased slightly, reaching 3.6% as of Oct. 12. A total of 116,476 PCR tests now have been conducted in the county.

Henrico to distribute PPE, health information at drive-through sites Oct. 23-24

Henrico residents can pick up free COVID-19 care kits at drive-through distribution sites planned for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Kits consisting of reusable cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer and flyers with health information will be available for pickup, while supplies last, at: • Montrose Elementary School, […]

2 Henrico School Board members to host ‘listening town hall’ Oct. 20

Third member will host virtual meeting Oct. 21

Henrico County Public Schools families, staff members and community members will have an opportunity to voice their thoughts about the school division’s second nine weeks at a “Listening Town Hall” to be held virtually Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Board members Kristi Kinsella (of the Brookland District) and Marcie Shea (Tuckahoe) will listen to constituent input […]

Obituary – Charles L. Sprouse

Charles L. Sprouse of Henrico, VA, passed away on October 12, 2020. He is survived by his daughter, Connie Fredericksen (Chris); son, Ronald L. Sprouse (Lois); six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister, June Ferrell; brother, Eugene Sprouse; and dear friend, Katie Delp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty S. Sprouse, and his son, Kenneth L. Sprouse. […]

Obituary – Shelton E. Lewis

Shelton E. Lewis, 68, of Varina, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020. He was a U. S. Marine veteran of Vietnam serving in Special Ops and was a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church. He retired from DuPont and owned various small businesses during his lifetime. He loved gardening, feeding his birds and hummingbirds, hunting, fishing and reading. He […]

Obituary – Patricia Leah Andrews Richardson

Patricia Leah McAndrews Richardson, 75, passed away, with her children by her side, on October 10, 2020. Pat was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, on September 12, 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Clyde E Richardson, her parents, Alanda R Conner McAndrews and George “Mack” McAndrews, and her daughter-in-law, Debbie Richardson. She is […]

Obituary – Lynn Howard Faber Jr.

Lynn Howard Faber Jr., 93, crossed over at home October 9, 2020. Lynn was predeceased by his parents and brother Charles. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Betty Gray and children, George (Fran), Charlie (Jill), Bill (Sandie), Sally (Tim), Jenny Gray (Steve), grandchildren Mandy, Alicia (Matt), Andy (Nina), Carly, William (Abby), Olivia, Christopher, Matt, Scott and […]

Obituary – Dennis Eugene Wyman

WYMAN, Dennis Eugene, 72, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 12, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mildred Wyman. Dennis worked as a math teacher for Hanover County and was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. His hobbies included bowling for the Mechanicsville Senior League and being a […]

For some Henrico students, in-person learning already has returned

School system resumes instruction in schools for select groups

A vote next week by the Henrico School Board could bring in-person learning back for thousands of students countywide. But for some, it’s already underway. The school system last week began in-person learning for select groups of students at both elementary schools and its ACE (Advanced Career Education) centers. At Springfield Park Elementary School in Innsbrook, about 30 students attend […]