Henrico records fifth day of 50 or more new COVID cases in 12 days

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Hospitalization rate climbs to highest level since early June

The Virginia Department of Health Thursday reported a total of 58 new cases of COVID-19 in Henrico County Nov. 5 – the fifth day of 50 or more new cases in the county since Oct. 25. The total Friday was just shy of that number (49). It’s the most days with 50 or more new cases in the county in […]

Here’s what happened to Henrico’s ‘missing’ absentee ballots

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Nearly 15,000 in-person ballots were temporarily overlooked yesterday

There were some raised eyebrows Wednesday when Henrico Voter Registration and Elections officials realized that they had failed to report nearly 15,000 absentee ballots with a batch of other absentee votes earlier that morning. When they did report those ballots later yesterday, the votes helped swing the Seventh District Congressional election to incumbent Democrat Abigail Spanberger, who last night claimed […]

Temporary ramp closure planned at I-64/Airport Drive

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Beginning Nov. 9, the Virginia Department of Transportation will temporarily close the ramp from Airport Drive (Route 156) north to I-64 west as part of the I-64/Airport Drive bridge replacement and interchange improvements project. Drivers will be able to access I-64 west from Airport Drive north using a temporary crossover ramp. Weather permitting, the ramp (labeled loop A in the […]

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden names new president and CEO

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thursday announced Brian W. Trader as its next president and CEO. The decision comes after a 10-month national search led by a board-appointed committee. Trader will begin his new role Jan. 4. Trader currently serves as deputy executive director and director of horticulture at the Delaware Botanic Gardens, where he manages one of America’s newest public […]

Learning by heart

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Retired Henrico teacher pens memoir

When Paulette Whitehurst was six years old, she went on a cross-country journey from Virginia to Colorado with her mother and new stepfather. But the marriage turned out to be another of her mother’s poor choices, and they were soon on their own in Denver. Her mother found work in a drug store, and began going out with a new […]

Restaurant Watch

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A look at how some Henrico restaurants fared on their most recent health department inspections. OCT. 14 & Pizza, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive – No violations reported during a follow-up inspection. Anita’s Bakery, 9027 Quioccasin Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: facility does not have a certified food protection manager; handwash signage is missing in […]

Henrico News Minute – Nov. 5, 2020

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After nearly 24 hours, a winner is declared in the Seventh District Congressional race; Democrats sweep Henrico on Election Day; a COVID-19 update in Henrico; a West End elementary school reports its first confirmed COVID case; when Henrico officials will be in your neighborhood to pick up your leaves. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Commonwealth Catholic […]