Caregivers of disabled, chronically ill can apply for respite cost reimbursements

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Virginia families who care for a loved one with disabilities or chronic conditions can apply for up to $400 reimbursement for respite costs under a limited voucher program offered by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Respite is short-term, temporary relief for those who care for family members, which can help reduce the strain on caregivers so they can […]


Henrico’s first-time unemployment claims fall to second-lowest weekly total during pandemic

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First-time unemployment claims in Henrico fell to their second-lowest weekly total since the pandemic began nearly one year ago, during the most recently reporting week. Only 184 county residents filed initial claims during the week of Feb. 21-27, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. That was down from the 212 who did so the previous week and lower than every […]

RHHD Nurse Manager Amy Popovich

Remaining portion of Phase 1B will be eligible for vaccinations ‘soon’ in Henrico

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If you’re among the thousands of people who qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations in the portions of Phase 1B that have not yet become eligible for them, your day is coming – soon. The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts will open vaccine availability to the rest of the phase – which includes people 16 to 64 with pre-existing conditions, grocery store […]

UR names Hallock as its new president

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The University of Richmond has named Kevin F. Hallock its next president. University Rector Paul Queally and Vice Rector Susan G. Quisenberry, the co-chairs of a search committee, made the announcement by email Thursday. Hallock, 52, is dean and professor of strategy and business economics at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business and a graduate of the University of […]

Death of Central Virginia child attributed in part to COVID-19

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A child in Central Virginia has died from complications of a chronic health condition and COVID-19, Virginia Department of Health officials announced Thursday. The agency provided no further details about the child. It was the first reported death in a child younger than 10 years old with COVID-19 in the state. “Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the family and […]

Three Chopt Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

Hunger grows in Henrico as pandemic wears on

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Churches, nonprofits, government and neighbors work to provide for those in need

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about the exacerbation of food insecurity in Henrico during the COVID-19 pandemic.) * * * On a recent Tuesday in February at 5:30 p.m., nearly 100 drivers in cars – Hyundais, Toyotas and even a Lexus – make a loop through the parking lot at the weekly Three Chopt Presbyterian […]

Henrico man sentenced to 5 years for solicitation of minors, possession of child pornography

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A 23-year-old Henrico man received a five-year jail sentence in Henrico Circuit Court last week after pleading guilty to five counts of using a communications system to solicit a minor and five counts of possession of child pornography. David Williams was sentenced by Henrico Circuit Court Judge John Marshall. Upon his release, Williams will be placed on supervised probation and […]

Restaurant Watch

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FEB. 5 Crustacean Boil N’ Grill, 8902 W. Broad Street – The following violations were reported during a follow-up inspection: observed 0 ppm of sanitizer when tested (needs to be 50-200 ppm); temperatures of sausage and corn in hot holding units are elevated; facility could not provide a chlorine test kit for the three-compartment sink. FEB. 8 Skrimp Shack, 7510 […]

Henrico News Minute – Mar. 4, 2021

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The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is here – what it means for Henricoans; a weeklong planning session re-imagines Short Pump Town Center; take your car for a few laps around Richmond Raceway for charity; recent Henrico property transacations; the Virginia Department of Education earns a $1M grant to study student fallout from the pandemic. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought […]