Repair project to close Parham/I-64 West ramp overnight Jan. 19-23

A Virginia Department of Transportation project will close the ramp from North Parham Road to Interstate 64 west in Henrico County nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Jan. 19 through Jan. 23, weather permitting. The ramp will be closed to allow crews to repair an embankment slope. Drivers will be detoured from North Parham Road north and south to […]

House Republicans block session extension; Senate honors Chafin

Both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly convened Wednesday at noon for the first day of the 2021 legislative session. Typically, the environment around the start of the session is exciting, but the mood on the floor of the Senate was somber to start the session this year. Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment (James City) immediately motioned for a vote on […]


Henrico Schools’s meals service won’t operate Jan. 18

Schools are closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Henrico County Public Schools’ observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, so the school division’s meals service won’t be operating, but families can pick up an additional breakfast and lunch Jan. 14 instead at all curbside school distribution sites. To view a list of all sites, visit and click on “Free […]

Cashwell defends her messaging about latest in-person learning delay

Schmitt, Vithoulkas maintain that HCPS could have better communicated

Henrico Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell told the Citizen Wednesday that she stands by her explanation of why the school system is delaying its return to in-person learning indefinitely for those students who have chosen it. In Jan. 12 emails to employees and families, Cashwell wrote that the reason for the delay – the second she had announced in a week […]

3 Henrico communities named safest in Virginia from severe weather

Three Henrico communities are among the 15 safest in Virginia when it comes to severe weather, according to insurance producer Home Insurance. The company compiled its list of the 20 safest communities from severe weather statewide, based upon a combination of factors, including the frequency of floods, wind, lightning and hail. The company ranked Laurel, generally an area north of […]

Brookland’s Schmitt selected to lead Henrico supervisors

Tuckahoe's O'Bannon to serve as vice chair

Brookland District Supervisor Dan Schmitt will serve as chairman of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors in 2021, following his unanimous election by his colleagues Jan. 12. In remarks at the board’s annual organizational meeting, Schmitt thanked outgoing Chairman Tommy Branin, of the Three Chopt District, for his leadership in 2020 and foresaw a year filled with promise and progress. […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 13, 2021

Henrico Schools’ in-person return is delayed again, and the reason is in dispute; Henrico enters Phase 1B of vaccination today; Henrico’s new COVID cases drop slightly for the second straight day; 17 new cases are reported in Henrico schools; a celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy; registration is open for winter and spring art classes […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Dec. 30, 2020-Jan. 5, 2021

2626 Chancer Drive – $195,500, 1,500 SF (built in 1985), from Lee Chun-Chung to Rebecca Pullen. 1028 Tall Grass Court – $223,000, 1,336 SF (built in 2002), from Mark Bullock to Delores Johnson. 4501 Monaco Drive – $249,749, 1,300 SF (built in 1979), from Thomas Phipps Jr. to Shawnee McHenry. 1405 Marcuse Avenue – $285,000, 1,370 SF (built in 2017), […]

2 Henrico supervisors dispute Cashwell’s explanation of in-person learning delay

Schmitt, Branin challenge superintendent's claim that reassignment of school nurses to assist with vaccinations prompted delay

Hours after Henrico Superintendent Amy Cashwell told school system employees and stakeholders Tuesday that a return to in-person learning would be delayed for all grade levels indefinitely so that school nurses could assist with mass vaccination efforts in Henrico, two members of the Henrico Board of Supervisors disputed that explanation. In her email Tuesday afternoon, Cashwell indicated that the reason […]