Richmond Power Poll: Washington, D.C. insurrection

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this month’s Richmond Power Poll blamed Donald Trump for the insurrection in Washington, D.C. last week, but they were more divided about what should happen to him next. In total, 73% of respondents said Trump was most to blame for the events of Jan. 6, in which thousands of rioters forced their way inside the […]

COVID

Henrico’s new COVID cases spike again

For the first time since Jan. 10, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Henrico County increased Friday, from 133 Thursday to 198. The county also reported eight new hospitalizations related to the virus Friday – the most on a single day since Dec. 18 – but no new deaths. During the past seven days, Henrico is now averaging […]

Glitch in Henrico system allows thousands of ineligible people to register for COVID-19 vaccinations

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A glitch in the computer program Henrico County officials used to register 10,800 people Thursday night for COVID-19 vaccinations next week inadvertently allowed thousands of ineligible people to register. The system was designed to register school employees and public safety officials from Henrico, Hanover, Richmond and Goochland for mass-vaccination events at Richmond Raceway next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, which the […]

Henrico School Board selects Ogburn, Shea as 2021 leaders

The Henrico School Board Thursday unanimously elected Micky Ogburn (Three Chopt District) as its chair and Marcie Shea (Tuckahoe District) as its vice chair for 2021. It will be Ogburn’s third time serving as chair, as she enters her eighth year on the board. It will be the first board leadership role for Shea, who was elected in 2019 and […]

Numerous recreation, sports projects on tap for 2021 in Henrico

County planning to impose 3% fee on sports tournaments in coming fiscal year

From planning for a new 100-acre park, to expanding amenities at several others and launching a new countywide celebration, 2021 is shaping up to be another busy one for Henrico’s Recreation and Parks department. In June, Henrico officials and their partners at The First Tee of Greater Richmond will reopen Belmont Golf Course, into which First Tee has invested more […]

Henrico officials weighing creation of sports authority

Henrico County officials are proposing the creation of a sports authority that could oversee the operation, regulation and maintenance of some of the county’s sports and recreation venues. During the first day of the Henrico Board of Supervisors’ two-day retreat Friday, Deputy County Attorney Andrew Newby presented the concept to supervisors, saying that it would provide the county with one […]

Henrico Crime Report – Jan. 8-14, 2021

7500 block of Staples Mill Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with selling cocaine at the Amtrak train station Jan. 8 at 1:42 p.m. 11400 block of W. Broad Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault at a department store Jan. 8 at 4:40 p.m. 500 block of N. Laburnum Avenue – Police arrested […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 15, 2021

COVID numbers continue a slight downturn in Henrico; more details emerge about the planned mass vaccination events in Henrico next week; the Henrico School Board selects new leaders; planned virtual town hall meetings are upcoming in the Fairfield and Varina districts; this week’s restaurant watch; how you can help support our local journalism. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to […]