Bon Secours names new president of St. Mary’s, Richmond Community hospitals

Bon Secours officials have announced that they’ve named Bryan Lee as the new president of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital. Lee took over the roles Jan. 4. He is responsible for strategic leadership, growth and operational oversight at both hospitals. Most recently, he served as the market president and chief executive officer of Our […]

Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division headquarters opens in Henrico

Kroger Mid-Atlantic has officially opened its Mid-Atlantic Division headquarters in Henrico’s Far West End. Company officials were joined by Henrico officials to cut a ribbon Jan. 11 signifying the grocer’s new home at 140 East Shore Drive in Glen Allen. Kroger first announced the relocation in August 2020 and executed its timeline to be “up and running” at the East […]

As some teachers petition for delay to in-person learning, vaccinations for Henrico educators could begin next week

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In Monday email, Cashwell delivers encouraging news to HCPS employees

On the same day a group of Henrico County Public Schools teachers and their supporters presented a petition urging Henrico Schools officials to delay a return to in-person learning for the third time, Superintendent Amy Cashwell indicated that school system employees could be in line for COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as next week, the Citizen has learned. The HCPS Back […]

Turn lane on Oakley’s at Audubon to be closed Jan. 14 for asphalt repairs

A turn lane on Oakley’s Lane will be closed at Audubon Drive on Thursday, Jan. 14 while crews repair asphalt in the intersection. The left turn lane from southbound Oakley’s onto eastbound Audubon is expected to be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A detour will direct motorists around the area via Williamsburg Road and South Airport Drive. Motorists […]

Missing Henrico woman located in New Jersey

A 74-year-old Henrico woman reported missing Jan. 9 was located in New Jersey, following an auto accident there, according to Henrico Police. Andrea Denise Lofton had been reported missing and endangered by family members Jan. 9, after they had spoken to her last Jan. 8 when she was in the area of Laburnum Avenue and Harvie Road in Eastern Henrico. […]

124 acres of Varina farmland preserved through easement

A 124.3-acre tract of privately owned farmland in Varina has been protected through a conservation easement, the Capital Region Land Conservancy announced recently. Working with CRLC and Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District as co-holders of the easement, Doug Godsey of Godsey Properties Inc. officially preserved the site – much of which is working farmland – on Kingsland, Hoke Brady, and […]

Business in brief – Jan. 11, 2021

Local engineering firm Draper Aden Associates recently named Thomas Laughlin a senior associate and Joe Cole an associate. Both employees are based in the firm’s Henrico County headquarters. Laughlin is a senior project manager on the environmental team. He has 27 years of experience and has been at Draper Aden for his entire career. He received a master’s degree in […]

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Second GRTC employee dies from COVID complications

A second employee of GRTC has died from complications caused by COVID-19, the transit system announced Monday. The employee, whose identity GRTC did not release, died Jan. 9 after having tested positive Dec. 17. The employee last worked Dec. 10 in a non-public-facing job, according to GRTC spokesperson Carrie Rose Pace. The employee was the 41st COVID case among 38 […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 11, 2021

When you can expect to receive a COVID-19 vaccination; an update on COVID numbers in Henrico; first-time unemployment claims in the county rise slightly; HCPS plans another Life-Ready Expo this week. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Nathan’s Roof Repairs.)