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...

Nick Freitas

UPDATE: Freitas issues apparent concession, then says he hasn’t conceded

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Republican Nick Freitas, who challenged incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger for the Seventh District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, issued an apparent concession on Facebook Thursday, then later said he wasn’t conceding. Spanberger claimed victory last week, and the Associated Press called the race for her Sunday. Vote totals show Spanberger having won by 8,270 votes out of […]

Douglas Freeman High School announces new nickname, mascot

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When Douglas Freeman High School competitors next take the field or court, it will be as the Mavericks. The school’s principal, John Marshall, announced the new nickname — along with a new logo — in a message Nov. 12 to students, families and staff members. The choice was the favorite of respondents in a survey of four options, and was […]

unemployment

Henrico’s first-time unemployment claims up 15%

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For the fourth straight week, the number of first-time unemployment claims in Henrico continued to hover between 250 and 300, though it was up about 15% to 289 during the week that ended Nov. 7, according to data released Thursday by the Virginia Employment Commission. That total was up from 251 the previous week. Henrico hasn’t experienced a week with […]

Henrico School Board

UPDATE: Henrico Schools remain on track for in-person reopening

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Despite significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases in Henrico recently, Henrico Schools officials appear confident in their plans to proceed with the resumption of in-person learning beginning Nov. 30. The school system won’t consider backing off those plans unless two of the core indicators established by the Virginia Department of Health – the number of new cases per […]

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Henrico specialty center application window opens Nov. 16

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Henrico County eighth-graders will be able to apply to the county’s high school specialty centers beginning Monday, Nov. 16. The application process is open through Jan. 15. The specialty centers offer students a chance to immerse themselves in an area of particular interest. Admission is open to current HCPS students, as well as Henrico residents who are currently enrolled in […]

COVID

Henrico’s positivity percentage rises to 6.3%; 51 new cases reported

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For the seventh day this month, Henrico County has reported 50 or more new COVID-19 cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Thursday’s count was 51, along with four new hospitalizations related to the virus. The county’s 7-day positivity percentage continues to climb, reaching 6.3% as of Nov. 8 (up from 5.9% the previous day). Henrico has experienced nearly […]

Restaurant Watch

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A look at how some Henrico restaurants fared on their most recent health department inspections. OCT. 23 Hardee’s, 3201 E. Parham Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: metal racks in the walk-in freezer nearest to the wall are excessively rusted; walk-in freezer floor under the condenser is excessively rusted; non-food contact surfaces throughout the facility […]

Henrico News Minute – Nov. 12, 2020

A Henrico school is closed for two days because of COVID-19; the School Board meets today – will it consider adjusting plans to return to in-person learning Nov. 30?; two more Henrico schools report new COVID cases; the county records its sixth day this month with 50 or more cases; three free testing events planned in Henrico next week; COVID […]