COVID

Henrico reports 233 new COVID cases Tuesday

Total is down from the previous three days but still Henrico's fifth-highest single-day count

Henrico County reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in four days Tuesday, but the total of 233 still was its fifth-highest single-day count during the pandemic. The county also reported three new deaths and three new hospitalizations related to the virus Tuesday. The county’s seven-day average number of new daily cases rose to 237. Virginia Department of Health […]

Virginia Capitol

House hears proposals to limit governor’s power during emergencies


Two constitutional amendments that would limit executive power and give the General Assembly more authority during states of emergency were heard by a Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee Monday. The privileges and elections constitutional amendments subcommittee held a voice vote ​to pass by the amendments for two weeks. The committee ​will vote on all constitutional amendments heard this session on […]

Donald McEachin

McEachin announces second Black History Month essay contest

U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-4th District) Tuesday announced his second Black History Month Essay Contest for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) residing in the district. Students may enter by writing about a current leader or activist they believe will become an important figure in Black history. “Last year, I was deeply moved to read what Black History […]

Virginia DMV offering new service options

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering service options designed to be more convenient for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes are a result of language included in the budget Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed in November. They involve: • Juvenile licenses – DMV is working with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts statewide to help juveniles […]

Henrico eyeing $500M-$600M bond referendum in Nov. 2022

Henrico County finance officials are eyeing a November 2022 bond referendum that could involve infrastructure projects totaling as much as $600 million, they told the Henrico Board of Supervisors during the first day of its two-day retreat Jan. 15 at Richmond Raceway. The county’s next referendum has just been a matter of time for several years now, as major project […]

Milestones – Jan. 19, 2021

Abigail Porfilio of Henrico was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. *** Wylie Shiffert and Cassie Willie of Henrico were named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at the University of Kentucky. To qualify […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 19, 2021

Is a $600 million bond referendum in store for Henrico next year?; discouraging news on the unemployment front in the county; COVID totals remain high for a third straight day in the county; Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor makes an endorsement in the state’s attorney general’s race. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by the Henrico County COVID-19 […]