Cloth & Paper expands to larger Henrico warehouse

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Online business Cloth & Paper, which primarily sells leather planners and the inserts and dividers that go in them, moved into a 12,756-square-foot warehouse and office flex space at Mill Business Center on Hermitage Road in Henrico Nov. 1. The company was created in 2015 by Ashley Reynolds, a VCU graduate, and she and her husband, Ryan, operate it together […]

unemployment

Initial unemployment filings in Henrico drop slightly but remain elevated

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For the second straight week, the number of initial unemployment filings in Henrico reached a level not previously seen since late July. A total of 456 people in Henrico filed first-time claims during the week of Dec. 6-12, down about 5.5% from the 483 who had done so the previous week but still higher than every other week since July […]

COVID

Average number of new daily COVID cases in Henrico continues to fall

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Henrico has reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, its fourth straight day with fewer than 100 new cases reported, following nine days with more than 100 apiece. The average number of new daily cases in the county continues to drop precipitously, down to 107 five days after peaking at 148. Henrico’s 7-day positivity PCR positivity percentage, however, continues […]

Pandemic not slowing home sales in Henrico, Richmond region

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The pandemic hasn’t slowed the local real estate market in 2020. The number of Henrico homes sold in November was up dramatically from the same month last year, according to a report from Virginia Realtors, while overall sales this year in the county are slightly outpacing last year’s total through 11 months. This November, 438 homes were sold in the […]

Pedestrian struck, injured on Ridgefield Parkway

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A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while walking along Ridgefield Parkway Dec. 15, and police have charged the driver with driving under the influence. It happened just after 6 p.m. that day near Ridgefield Parkway and Gayton Centre Drive. A responding Henrico Police officer determined that the pedestrian was walking on the roadway when the vehicle struck. The driver, […]

Restaurant Watch

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A look at how some Henrico restaurants fared on their most recent health department inspections. DEC. 2 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, 8121 Brook Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: no handwash signage located in the men’s restroom; no temperature measuring device located in the prep cooler; observed chicken under warmer at incorrect temperature; observed top of […]

Henrico News Minute – Dec. 17, 2020

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Today’s the last day this year to pick up free meals from Henrico schools; a COVID-19 update; how Feed More has met a sudden increased demand for its services; help for those who have had past-due utility bills during the pandemic; GRTC reports another new COVID-19 case, its 14th recently; Virginia Native American tribes enter partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Henrico supervisors approve $25M in funding for employee pay increases

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Henrico’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday formally, and unanimously, authorized the addition of $25 million to the current fiscal year budget for the purpose of providing pay increases to county employees. Increased pay could come in any number of formats, including through raises; adjustments to the county’s salary scales; through increases for long-tenured employees; or through efforts to address salary compression. […]

Henrico to offer assistance to those with past-due utility bills

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Henrico County is offering relief for citizens who have fallen behind on their public utility bills during the pandemic. The county received $1.8 million in funding from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to assist residents who have past-due utility bills, from March 1 through Dec. 30. Officials plan to release details about the program and eligibility soon. […]