Henrico’s PCR positivity percentage sinks below 5%

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Henrico County reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The seven-day moving average continues to hover around 50 daily new cases reported. In the county, there were four new hospitalizations related to the virus, and two new virus-related deaths, according to VDH data. During the past week, Henrico has not reported many […]

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‘A Hallowed Place:’ New sober living home to open in Highland Springs

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A Hallowed Place, a four-bedroom sober living home run by the Henrico faith-based non-profit A Few Good Roots Inc., is planning an open house 3 p.m. Mar. 21 at 5 N. Battery St., Highland Springs and will officially open Apr. 1. A Hallowed Place will house eight men from the ages of 18-45 who deal with substance abuse issues and […]

37 people enter quarantine after 5 new COVID-19 cases in Henrico schools

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Five more cases of COVID-19 in Henrico schools have resulted in 37 people entering quarantine, according to data from the school system March 16. Single cases were reported at: • Ridge Elementary School, leading to 18 people quarantining; • Quioccasin Middle School, leading to 10 people quarantining; • Glen Allen Elementary School, leading to nine people quarantining; • Donahoe Elementary […]

Nonprofit helps couples get from striving to thriving

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Forced togetherness. . . job loss. . . financial strain. . . disrupted routines. . . parents playing teachers. . . frayed nerves. . . loss of child care. . . Did we mention 24/7 togetherness? Considering all the stress brought on by the pandemic – not to mention the loss of normal recreational outlets to relieve that stress – […]

No one injured in 4 separate Henrico fires

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No one was injured but some residents displaced by four separate residential fires in Henrico during a 10-hour period Monday and Tuesday. The first occurred March 15 at about 3:30 p.m. when the deck of a townhouse near Staples Mill Road and I-295 caught fire. Henrico firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which spread slightly to the siding of […]

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GRTC partnering with health districts to provide free rides to COVID-19 vaccinations

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GRTC is providing free on-demand rides to Richmond and Henrico Health Districts COVID-19 vaccine recipients who need transportation to reach their appointments. Although GRTC trips are currently free, some customers may be too far from a bus stop, so GRTC’s On-Demand partner UZURV is delivering these passengers to and from their vaccine appointments. The health districts are arranging rides directly […]

KVB challenges Virginians to ‘Shiver’ clean-up and fundraiser

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Registration is open for “Shiver in Virginia,” a re-imagined version of the annual Shiver in the River festival that has been Keep Virginia Beautiful’s largest annual fundraiser since 2015. Designed to be COVID-safe, this year’s KVB initiative is going statewide and providing more choice of the ways participants can help beautify their communities. From now until March 31, participants can […]

Milestones – Mar. 16, 2021

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Holland Bowles and Olivia Dimond of Henrico were named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.88 or higher. Bowles is a 2018 graduate of St. Catherine’s School and is majoring in English and psychology. Dimond is a 2018 […]

Henrico News Minute – Mar. 16, 2021

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Henrico supervisors want more oversight over the school system; how much is it costing the county to house state inmates?; more updates from the first day of a week-long budget review; 11 groups urge the School Board to remove police officers from Henrico schools; new COVID-19 cases in schools send 114 people to quarantine. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought […]

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Supervisors weigh funding for community organizations

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Henrico supervisors are weighing how to allocate about $1.71 million in funds that they intend to distribute to a number of community organizations as part of the county’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget. At the first day of their week-long budget review session Monday, supervisors discussed the initial proposed allocations included by Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas in his $1.43-billion operating […]