First-time presidential voters: Gen Z hits the polls


As Election Day draws near, people are on the edge of their seats, especially those voting in the presidential election for the first time.  Generation Z makes up 10% of eligible voters in the 2020 election, according to the Pew Research Center. This percentage is expected to continue to rise at the same rate as more Gen Zers become eligible […]

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Richmond International Airport now serving Amazon Air

This June, Amazon Air began gateway operations at Richmond International Airport in Henrico. The cargo airline for Amazon operates two flights a day, seven days a week, at RIC. Other cargo carriers at RIC – DHL, FedEx, and UPS – all reported growth in shipments for the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, with a broad-based increase of 31% […]

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Some voters worry about suppression despite recent legislative changes


Despite the recent passage of a number of laws to make it easier to vote, some Virginians are concerned about voter suppression. Michael Fauntroy, an associate professor of political science at Howard University in Washington, said political campaigns have a long history of trying to suppress Black voters. “I think it happens in every election,” Fauntroy said. “The extent to […]

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Henrico Schools to host 3 virtual sessions about redistricting plans

Henrico County Public Schools officials will host three virtual information and input sessions in November to discuss proposals to address specific school boundary situations. The Henrico School Board decided in September to discontinue the school division’s comprehensive redistricting process but is examining solutions for three specific priority areas of concern. Each sessions for the three redistricting priority areas will be […]

Henrico to offer resources for seniors at drive-through event Nov. 5

Henrico residents ages 60 and older can pick up free grab bags stocked with information from community organizations, personal protective equipment and giveaway items at a drive-through resource fair planned for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the programs that […]

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Henrico reports 52 new COVID cases, 7 new deaths


UPDATE: OCT. 30, 11:40 A.M. – The Citizen has learned that the seven deaths reported in Henrico Oct. 29, attributable to COVID-19, most likely did not occur in October, according to a Henrico Health Department official. Henrico County has reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday for a total of 6,394, as well as seven deaths attributed to COVID-19; […]

Restaurant Watch

A look at how some Henrico restaurants fared on their most recent health department inspections. OCT. 7 Subway Sandwiches & Salads, 4014 Glenside Drive – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: observed an insect control device improperly installed above the back prep table where food is prepared; floor under the back reach-in unit was littered with food […]

Deep Run’s Kite commits to play football at Army

Deep Run High School quarterback and linebacker Bo Kite has committed to play football at Army. Kite made the announcement at his Glen Allen home Oct. 28 and on Twitter. Committed‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/lNYcodi433 — Bo Kite (@bo_kite) October 29, 2020 Kite is 6-foot-3, 220 pounds and viewed as a player who can excel on either side of the ball. He intends […]

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New COVID cases reported in 4 Henrico schools Oct. 28

New cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at four Henrico schools Oct. 28, according to the school system. The system now has reported 51 cases among people in 35 school buildings since Aug. 12, including 18 cases at 17 schools this month. The cases occurred at: • the ACE Center at Hermitage High School (a person who was last in the […]

Henrico News Minute – Oct. 29, 2020

The Oct. 29, 2020 episode of the Henrico News Minute features details about Henrico’s unemployment rate’s slight drop in September; 3 new spots in Henrico for rapid COVID-19 testing; a free COVID-19 testing event is planned next week in Eastern Henrico; the Innsbrook Foundation plans a Halloween car parade; a new plasma donation center is opening in Henrico; young “voters” […]