Henrico drops to 100 new COVID-19 cases per day

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Henrico County is now averaging 100 new cases of COVID-19 per day during the past seven days, matching the actual number of new cases reported in the county Thursday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. It’s a dramatic difference in just about one month’s time; the county was averaging 240 new daily cases as recently as Jan. 20. The […]

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Shooting in Highland Springs leaves one injured

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A man was injured early Thursday when a shot fired into a residence struck him. It happened at about 12:30 a.m., Feb. 17, in the area near East Nine Mile Road and Garfield Avenue. The man was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, according to Henrico Police. Anyone with information about the […]

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Richmond Raceway, Toyota renew partnership for spring races

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Officials from Richmond Raceway and Toyota announced Thursday that they were renewing their partnership on the entitlement of the 2021 Toyota Spring Race Weekend, with the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 18 and ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, April 17. “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Toyota as […]


First-time unemployment claims in Henrico rise slightly

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A total of 283 Henrico citizens filed first-time unemployment claims during the week of Feb. 7-13, just 13 more who had done so the previous week, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. The county’s increase of initial filers (4.8%) nearly matched the statewide increase of 4.9%. Henrico, the seventh-largest locality in the state, had only the 11th highest number of […]

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4 Henrico basketball players named McDonald’s All American Games nominees

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Four Henrico players are among the 21 Virginia nominees for a spot on the 44th McDonald’s All American Games high school girls basketball team. They are: • Jada Walker, Henrico High School • Syndey Boone, Highland Springs High School; • Iyanna Rogers, Highland Springs High School; • Sherese Pittman, The Steward School; In total, more than 700 top girls and boys […]

Restaurant Watch

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JAN. 29 Westwood Club, 6200 W. Club Lane – The following violations were reported during a follow-up inspection: cutting boards on cookline and in prep areas are heavily scratched; racks across from three-compartment sink are rusty; gaps greater than one inch found at hood system in bakery area; multiple refrigeration units have torn gaskets; air temperature of reach-in unit at […]

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 18, 2021

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It’s a snow day in Henrico; new data about the racial makeup of the people who have received COVID-19 vaccines in the county to date; Henrico tops 100 new cases in a single day for the first time this week; an emergency measure signed by Gov. Northam will help with the vaccination process; St. Joseph’s Villa announces the results of […]