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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]