Obituary – William Knox Mawyer

Obituary – William Knox Mawyer

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William Knox Mawyer died peacefully in his home on Friday, May 10, 2024. He was 93. He was born in Albemarle County February 1, 1931 to the late Dewey S....

Obituary – Anne Moore Stephenson

Obituary – Anne Moore Stephenson

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Anne Moore Stephenson, of Henrico, peacefully passed away at home on May 6, 2024, after a long illness. Anne was born in Pasadena, California to Thomas L. Moore, Jr. and...

Obituary – Josephine Hall Page

Obituary – Josephine Hall Page

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Page, Josephine Hall, 89, of Henrico, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Alice Rice Hall; and brother Otis Hall....

Obituary – Anita Payne Gomer

Obituary – Anita Payne Gomer

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Gomer, Anita Payne, 76, of Highland Springs, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Knott Payne and Pauline Matthews...

Obituary – Louise Hufner Setchel

Obituary – Louise Hufner Setchel

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SETCHEL, Mrs. Louise Hufner, 99, of Henrico County, went to her Heavenly Home on May 9, 2024. She rejoined her beloved husband of nearly 65 years, Herbert I. Setchel; her...

Henrico CASA welcomes 4 new volunteers, plans next information session

Henrico CASA welcomes 4 new volunteers, plans next information session

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Henrico CASA recently swore in four new Court Appointed Special Advocates, who now will join 88 others who are actively serving local children. Henrico CASA recruits and trains CASAs to...

Henrico Crime Report: May 10-16, 2024

Henrico Crime Report: May 10-16, 2024

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11200 block of West Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with shoplifting at a retail store May 10 at 11:30 a.m. 10900 block of Little Five Loop...

Henrico offers free water sample testing for residents with wells, springs, cisterns

Henrico offers free water sample testing for residents with wells, springs, cisterns

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Henrico County residents whose property has wells, springs or cisterns now can have their water quality tested for free thanks to the county's office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. The Virginia...

Weekend Top 5

Weekend Top 5

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The 39th Annual Lebanese Food Festival will return May 17-19 to Saint Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Road in Glen Allen. The festival features food, live music and entertainment....

Carver ES dedicates book vending machine in honor of longtime teacher

Carver ES dedicates book vending machine in honor of longtime teacher

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A beloved teacher at Ruby F. Carver Elementary School is being remembered through the dedication of a new book vending machine at the school. Beverly Parsley, who taught at the...

Henrico News Minute – May 17, 2024

Henrico News Minute – May 17, 2024

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Henrico officials announce a major initiative to address affordable housing needs; the Lebanese Food Festival returns today; Sandston Rotarians again host annual Flags for Heroes event; bullying is a major...

Virginia ABC plans May, June lotteries for Van Winkle products

Virginia ABC plans May, June lotteries for Van Winkle products

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Six of the most popular products from the Van Winkle family of whiskeys will be available for online purchase via the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority this spring. The ABC's...

Autism Society of Central Virginia to host 5k and Family Fun Day May 18

Autism Society of Central Virginia to host 5k and Family Fun Day May 18

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The Autism Society of Central Virginia will host its 22nd Annual 5k & Family Fun Day Saturday, May 18, at Crump Park in Glen Allen. The event will help raise...

5 wheelchair tennis players from Team USA to compete in River City Slam tournament at Collegiate School

5 wheelchair tennis players from Team USA to compete in River City Slam tournament at Collegiate School

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Five wheelchair tennis players from Team USA will be taking part in the River City Slam Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Henrico in June. The tournament, hosted by local adaptive sports...

New service from RIC to Jacksonville, Long Island, Baltimore and Nashville begins soon

New service from RIC to Jacksonville, Long Island, Baltimore and Nashville begins soon

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Southwest Airlines will be launching new routes from Richmond to Baltimore and Nashville June 4. The daily flights to Nashville will leave most days between 10:55 a.m. and 11:30 a.m....

New Virginia DMV program makes it easier to get motorcycle endorsement

New Virginia DMV program makes it easier to get motorcycle endorsement

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has announced a new initiative that will allow experienced motorcyclists to obtain the proper endorsement on their license without taking the knowledge and skills...

5 Henrico students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

5 Henrico students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

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Five students from Henrico County schools were among the 65 students in Virginia to win the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Program, which is designed to help students with strong academic...

Congressional App challenge opens for First District students

Congressional App challenge opens for First District students

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The Congressional App Challenge is now open for students in Virginia's First District, which includes Henrico's western half. The nationwide competition allows middle and high school students to create and...

2 Henrico nonprofits benefiting from bank promotion

2 Henrico nonprofits benefiting from bank promotion

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Two Henrico nonprofits are among seven in the Richmond region that are benefiting each time someone opens a checking and savings account with Chesapeake Bank. The bank will make $100...

Henrico establishes $60M trust fund to address affordable housing ‘crisis’

Henrico establishes $60M trust fund to address affordable housing ‘crisis’

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In a unique effort to spur the immediate construction of more affordable housing options, Henrico County is establishing a $60-million housing trust fund using unbudgeted economic development revenue from data...

Sandston Rotary Club celebrates heroes

Sandston Rotary Club celebrates heroes

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Since its founding in 1957, the Sandston Rotary Club has played a key role in the development of the eastern Henrico community – both literally, as in the brick-and-mortar sense,...

Virginia nonprofit celebrates 20 years of expanding medication access

Virginia nonprofit celebrates 20 years of expanding medication access

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As the cost of living rises, many low-income Virginians often have to choose between paying for vital medication or putting food on the table. This is where Rx Partnership comes...

Plate and Goblet: Dipping decadence, Taiwanese tea, and cicada cuisine

Plate and Goblet: Dipping decadence, Taiwanese tea, and cicada cuisine

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It had been at least a couple decades since I set foot in a Melting Pot, until a friend joined me there for dinner recently.. As you can imagine, it's...

Students, staff and parents agree: bullying is a problem in Henrico schools

Students, staff and parents agree: bullying is a problem in Henrico schools

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Bullying is one of the top issues for parents, students and staff in Henrico Schools, according to the results of the HCPS 2024 School Survey conducted in February. About half...

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 […]

COVID

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 […]

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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 […]