Henrico Police chief says officers accidentally entered wrong home, but disputes some of resident’s claims

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(An update to this story was published Dec. 4, 2020; click here to read it.) Henrico Police Chief Eric English Tuesday admitted that police officers entered the wrong home last weekend while responding to a medical alert call from a GPS-enabled system but challenged some claims made on Twitter by the man who lives there. Shortly before midnight Nov. 27, […]

‘Pandemic’ dominates search terms and becomes ‘Word of the Year’

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After the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March, searches for the term skyrocketed. Eight months and over 62 million global cases later, two dictionaries have chosen “pandemic” as the 2020 Word of the Year. Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster choose the word of the year based on search trends. It is intended to be a word that defines the […]

Henrico Schools’ Central Office reports third COVID case in 2 weeks

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An employee at the Henrico Schools’ Central Office location in the Eastern Henrico Government Center tested positive for COVID-19, the school system announced Nov. 30. The employee was last in the building Nov. 13. The offices already were closed this week as employees work from home the week after Thanksgiving, as a mitigation strategy. It was the third case reported […]

Henrico officials plan $25M budget increase for employee pay adjustments

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Henrico employees may be getting more money after all. The county’s Board of Supervisors Dec. 1 approved the introduction of a budget resolution that would add $25 million to the county’s budget for salary enhancements for county and school system employees. It will vote on the amendment Dec. 15. The money, Henrico Budget Director Justin Crawford told the board, could […]

CACGA ‘Holidays’ catalog supports local makers

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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has announced the launch of “Handmade for the Holidays,” a digital catalog of handmade gifts, home décor, accessories and more featuring 24 Virginia makers and businesses. In a response to the  impact of COVID-19 on local artisans and the events they rely on for sales, the catalog aims to showcase makers and their […]


First-time unemployment claims in Henrico jump 12.6%

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For the first time since mid-August, more than 300 Henricoans filed first-time unemployment claims during the most recent reporting week, Nov. 15-21, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. (The agency typically releases the data each Thursday, but it was delayed until early this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.) In Henrico, 321 people filed initial claims during the week – […]


8 new COVID deaths reported in Henrico

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Health officials Wednesday attributed eight deaths in Henrico County to COVID-19 – two people in their 70s, one each in their 50s and 60s and the other four 80 or older. It was unclear initially whether the deaths occurred recently or several weeks or months ago; the Citizen is awaiting word from the Henrico Health District. During the past two […]

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Virginia Redistricting Committee taking shape

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More than half a dozen legislators have been named to a bipartisan redistricting commission which seeks to fairly draw congressional and state legislative districts. The commission will be made up of 16 people. Half of them will be legislators and the other half will be Virginia citizens. Virginia legislative leaders chose four Republicans and four Democrats this week to sit […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Nov. 18-24, 2020

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4912 Kellywood Circle – $239,950, 1,152 SF (built in 1983), from Robert L. Roland Jr. and Kevin M. Allocca to James T. and Christina G. Flemmons. 1923 Bridgewater Drive – $261,000, 1,277 SF (built in 1994), from John G. and Debra A. Smith to Manuel E. Blanco Valverde. 8708 Holly Hill Road – $275,000, 1,941 SF (built in 1956), from […]

Henrico News Minute – Dec. 2, 2020

Complete coverage of Tuesday’s announcement of a planned mixed-use development at Parham Road and I-95, featuring a 17,000-seat arena and 2.3 million square feet of office and retail space as part of an eco-district proposal; Sandston Elementary School earns a state honor. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico Area Mental Health and Commonwealth Catholic Charities.)