Henrico Schools officials: Teachers expected back in person Nov. 30

Henrico Schools officials are expecting teachers who don’t receive accommodations (to continue teaching virtually) to begin working from their schools in person Nov. 30 – the first day that pre-kindergarten, first and second grade students return in person. That message is being communicated by individual principals to their teachers this week, HCPS Chief of Communications and Community Engagement Andy Jenks […]


Henrico’s unemployment rate falls slightly in September

Henrico’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from 6.7% in August to 6.5% in September – even as the number of county residents with jobs fell by more than 2,700 – according to data released today by the Virginia Employment Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data showed that an estimated 11,587 Henricoans who were seeking work in September couldn’t […]

CVWMA residential recycling won’t be impacted by election, Veterans Day

CVWMA residential recycling collections in Henrico will continue as regularly scheduled for the Election Day (Nov. 3) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11) holidays. Residents whose homes are served by the program should place containers out for pickup by 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection days.


Free COVID-19 testing event planned Nov. 2 in Eastern Henrico

The Henrico Health Department will offer free COVID-19 testing Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eastern Henrico Health Department at 1400 North Laburnum Avenue. The event will be a drive-through one, with only 50 tests available. Registration is required by calling 205-3501 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Test results will be provided within […]

Supervisors allocate $8.8M in CARES Act funding to Henrico Schools

The Henrico Board of Supervisors Oct. 27 allocated $8.8 million in funding from the federal CARES Act to the Henrico School Board. It was the third installment of CARES Act money school officials have received since May; in total, those three amount to nearly $33 million. The new funding (which amounts to $175 per student) will be used to reimburse […]

Innsbrook to host inaugural Hallow-Drive event Oct. 31

The Innsbrook Foundation will offer a new way to celebrate Halloween this year, which will center around a vehicle parade through Innsbrook that ends at the Silver Diner restaurant with photo opportunities and treat bags. Children are invited to wear favorite costumes and join their families in decorating cars for the parade.  A grand prize will be awarded to the […]

BioLife opening plasma donation center in Henrico

BioLife Plasma Services will open a new plasma donation center in Henrico Oct. 31. The facility will create more than 60 new jobs and will collect standard plasma, which will be processed into a variety of therapeutics for thousands of patients worldwide with rare, life-threatening diseases, such as immunodeficiency disorders, hemophilia and hereditary angioedema. Prospective donors can make online appointments […]

Kids ‘vote’ for president at one Henrico child care center

The legal voting age in the United States is 18, but that hasn’t stopped children at one Henrico child care center from casting their ballots in this year’s presidential election. Well, sort of. The Starling International Learning and Virtual Schools location in the Near West End is conducting a poll among its 150 preschool and school-age children, as a way […]

Microsoft funding helps VA Ready to offer short-term career training for Virginians

Virginia Ready recently received a $30,000 award from the Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund, which will be used to help thousands of Virginians whose employment has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic access short-term training to get back to work in today’s most in-demand jobs. Created to help Virginians retrain for careers in technology, healthcare, and other skilled trades, most VA […]


Henrico’s daily average of new COVID cases nears 41, even as positivity percentage drops

The Virginia Department of Health has reported 93 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henrico County during the past two days – 45 Tuesday and 48 Wednesday. The county’s 7-day average of new daily cases is up to nearly 41, but the positivity percentage (which lags several days behind) has dropped to 4.8% as of Oct. 24. Henrico now has […]