Health metrics, survey responses provide mixed messages for Henrico School Board to weigh

When the Henrico School Board voted July 23 to begin the year in full virtual mode for most students during the first nine weeks, it did so in part because of health concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 – even though case-rates in the county itself at the time were relatively stable. On that day, the county was averaging […]


Henrico reports 3 COVID-related deaths

Henrico County has reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, as well as one COVID-related hospitalization and the deaths of three people in their 70s, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The county’s overall death toll attributed to the virus is now 227. The average number of new daily cases during the most recent 7-day period of time […]

Henrico maintained fifth-place ranking in state tourism revenue in 2019

Henrico County maintained its fifth-place ranking among Virginia localities in tourism revenue in 2019, according to data released recently by the United States Travel Association and commissioned by the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The study found that pre-pandemic tourism dollars saw an uptick in 2019 over the previous year in the Richmond region, approaching $2.68 billion in visitor spending – a […]

Seven more cases of COVID reported in Henrico schools since Oct. 11

Seven additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Henrico schools since Oct. 11, according to the school system. All but one of the cases involved a school employee. Three cases were reported Oct. 19. The new cases were confirmed: • Oct. 15 at Ridge Elementary (an employee who was last in the building Oct. 9); • Oct. 15 at […]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donates 40,000 pounds of food to Feed More

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently donated 40,000 pounds of food to Feed More, on behalf of Day to Serve. The donation was part of a total of 840,000 pounds of food donated by the church so far this year to food pantries across the state of Virginia. Feed More provides food to those in need throughout […]

Donald McEachin

McEachin to host listening session about virtual education Oct. 21

U.S. Congressman Donald McEachin, whose Fourth District includes Eastern Henrico, will host an online listening session about virtual education Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. McEachin and Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni will hear from parents and teachers from the district about their experiences with virtual education so far this school year. “I have heard from parents and teachers across […]

Henrico News Minute – Oct. 20, 2020

The Oct. 20, 2020 episode of the Henrico News Minute includes details about results from the Henrico Schools’ survey that sought input from families and employees about a potential return to in-person learning; a 45-year teaching veteran gets a special surprise; a car accident claims the life of a 22-year-old JR Tucker High School graduate; recapping some of the police […]

Another Round

Unmasked: Are Henrico businesses following state COVID-19 safety guidelines?

Henrico Health Department has received nearly 1,800 complaints, recently closed two restaurants for nearly a week

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam earlier this year issued several executive orders requiring businesses to take steps to protect their employees and customers from COVID-19, but in Henrico, citizen input suggests that hundreds may not be following those orders diligently. The Henrico Health Department had received nearly 1,800 complaints as of late last week about businesses and organizations in the county […]

Virginia Democrats, Republicans focus on reaching voters in different ways

Virginia Democrats have made huge gains in recent years and have often credited their field volunteers and contacting voters directly at their door as a large part of that success. But that operation that they have improved upon year-after-year is not an option this year. Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Democrats have mostly abandoned their field operations. Instead of focusing […]