Henrico reports first case of MIS-C, as new COVID-19 cases remain steady

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13 more virus-related deaths recorded, likely from post-holiday surge

Henrico County reported its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (also known as MIS-C) Tuesday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. This condition is largely believed to be related to the COVID-19 virus. In total, Virginia has witnessed 25 confirmed cases of MIS-C since the beginning of the pandemic. The county also reported 90 new cases of […]

Virginia DMV adds more online service options

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering more online service options for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers now may visit to replace their commercial driver’s license, driver’s license learner’s permit, driver privilege card or learner’s permit, or limited duration driver’s license, permit or CDL. Online credential replacements are only available to customers age 18 and older. […]

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Bipartisan bill to require in-person learning full-time advances in the Virginia House of Delegates

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The Education Committee in the Virginia House of Delegates advanced legislation Feb. 22 that will require school districts to offer in-person learning to K-12 students five-days-a-week. If it passes in the Senate and Governor Ralph Northam signs it, the requirement would not take effect until July 1, making it largely symbolic for the current school year. “This is a safe […]

South Gaskins rail crossing to be closed Feb. 24 for repairs

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The railroad crossing on South Gaskins Road will be closed beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 for repairs. Crews for CSX expect to complete their work and reopen the crossing by Wednesday night.  

Milestones – Feb. 23, 2021

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Cory Duffy of Henrico was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowel. Duffy is majoring in Information Technology. *** The following local students were named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.: Feihan Yu, of Glen Allen; and Molly Wheeler, Liza Read, Mary Ackerly, Anna Sherrill, […]

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 23, 2021

Virginia prepares to abolish the death penalty; the first cases of MIS-C in this region are confirmed by the Virginia Department of Health; Henrico continues to see lower COVID-19 case counts, even as 31 new deaths have been reported in three days; a round-up of legislation from the General Assembly; how to get rid of bulky waste from the recent […]