McEachin announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-4th) this week announced the opening of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. All high school students (grades 9-12) who are residents of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District, which roughly includes the eastern half of Henrico, are invited to submit an original work of art to compete for an opportunity for their artwork to hang in the […]

Cashwell: Virtual learning likely to continue in various forms post-pandemic

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After nearly a year of virtual learning for most Henrico students, it may feel like the format is here to stay forever. And it just might be. Henrico Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell indicated this week that school system officials are evaluating the ways in which they can use virtual learning in a post-pandemic world – perhaps even on a full-time […]

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Backlogged COVID-19 death count in Henrico reaches 58 since Saturday

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Henrico County reported 58 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The seven-day moving average declined to 71 daily cases, reflecting similar levels from November. Despite there being no new hospitalizations related to the virus, there were 14 more virus-related deaths reported, according to VDH data. Many of these deaths may have occurred weeks ago, […]

Kaine, Hashmi to host virtual COVID-19 town hall Feb. 25

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will join State Senator Ghazala Hashmi (D-VA-10) for a virtual town hall Feb. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear directly from Virginians about the impact of COVID-19 on Central Virginia. The event will focus on vaccine distribution, economic recovery, small business assistance, and support for public education. It will conclude with a live […]

Northam ending overnight curfew, expanding capacities for outdoor venues

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Outdoor entertainment and sports venues soon will be able to welcome as many as 1,000 people – and may be able to host more than that by later this spring. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Wednesday announced that he would increase the maximum capacity for outdoor events at certain sports and entertainment venues March 1, allowing them to operate at 30% […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Feb. 10-16, 2021

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12306 California Drive – $198,700, 1,466 SF (built in 1984), from Miriam L. Morgan to Joseph P. Brooks and Margaret A. Delonay. 6431 N. Midview Road – $245,000, 1,639 SF (built in 1987), from Eugene and Mei-Huan Tu to Crystal O.T. Foreman and Kayla R. Taylor. 932 Scott Commons Lane – $269,990, 1,480 SF (built in 2020), from Eastwood Homes […]

Henrico supervisors, School Board discuss future of Achievable Dream Academy

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Officials plan to expand program to middle school this fall despite recent academic struggles

Discussion of the Achievable Dream Academy at Highland Springs Elementary School, and the program’s planned expansion to the middle school level this fall, prompted a few pointed remarks during a joint meeting of the Henrico Board of Supervisors and School Board Tuesday night. Henrico Schools contracted with An Achievable Dream, based in Newport News, in 2017 to operate its program […]

Henrico 4-H, STEM Z to offer computer coding club starting in March

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Henrico 4-H and STEM Z, a nonprofit led by students at Henrico High School, are teaming up to offer a free virtual SPIN club focused on computer coding. Open to fourth- through eighth-graders, the Coding SPIN Club will teach the basics of coding, Python and HTML through projects and collaborative activities. Sessions will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. […]

2020 Dominion Energy Charity Classic generates $1.5M for charity

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Tournament officials announced Wednesday that the 2020 Dominion Energy Charity Classic, held at The Country Club of Virginia’s James River course in Henrico, generated more than $1.5 million for charities in the county and the city of Richmond and has raised more than $5.1 million since the event’s debut in 2016. PGA Tour Champions, a tour for professional golfers 50 […]

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 24, 2021

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The Henrico Board of Supervisors and School Board discuss several topics at a joint meeting; more COVID-19 deaths are announced in Henrico; an update on several bills moving through the General Assembly; a traffic alert in the West End. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County and its Black History Month video celebration.)