Godwin HS student wins Spanberger’s Congressional App Challenge

Mills E. Godwin High School student Arvind Rajesh recently won the Seventh District’s Congressional App Challenge, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger announced. Rajesh created an app that helps people quickly and easily access full U.S. Food and Drug Administration information on drugs they see advertised on TV, empowering them to make informed decisions as patients and consumers. Rajesh’s app will be shared […]

Openings available at Coal Pit Learning Center

Coal Pit Learning Center, a full-day preschool program for children from low-income families, is currently enrolling three- and four-year-olds.  The school, located at 5101 Francistown Road in Glen Allen, helps children develop fundamental academic and social skills needed for future success.  For details, contact Maria Washington at 804-270-7502.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam at Richmond Raceway

Avula: Virginia’s vaccine distribution levels better than reported, but improvement still needed

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Virginia’s apparent sluggish roll-out of the two COVID-19 vaccines may actually not be quite as bad as it appears, Henrico Health Director Danny Avula told reporters during a press briefing at Richmond Raceway Thursday. Avula, tapped by Gov. Ralph Northam two weeks ago to lead the state’s vaccination process, said that one reason the state ranks 49th out of 50 […]

Va. Department of Health receives $491-million federal grant

The Virginia Department of Health has received a $491.2-million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, designed to help expand lab capacity to address infectious diseases. “If this past year has taught us anything, it is how quickly a little known virus can wreak havoc, destroy economies, and sicken and kill millions,” U.S. Congressman Donald McEachin […]

Charles City Road rail crossing to be partially closed for repairs Jan. 25

The railroad crossing on Charles City Road near Monahan Road will be partially closed beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25 for the replacement of several railroad ties. Crews for CSX will close one lane of Charles City and use flaggers to direct motorists through the area. The road is expected to reopen fully by 4 p.m.

Restaurant Watch

JAN. 6 Tarrants West, 11129 Three Chopt Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: bar handsink is missing towels; no chlorine residual in final rinse; temperature of grits made yesterday is elevated because of improper cooling methods; temperature of brown rice is too low; fryer cabinets, fryer wheels, chest freezer and Delfield unit vent need cleaning; […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 21, 2021

Henrico County begins its mass vaccination efforts at Richmond Raceway; COVID numbers dip again slightly in the county; are local hospitals on “code red” status? Not quite; Henrico Schools plans another virtual ‘Life-Ready Expo’ next week. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by the Henrico County COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program.)