17 more COVID-19 cases in Henrico schools lead to 150 people in quarantine

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Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Henrico County’s public schools Friday, prompting 150 people to enter quarantine, according to data provided by the school system. In total since schools began reopening on a staggered basis Feb. 22 for in-person learning, 55 COVID cases have been reported at 31 schools during in-school, extracurricular, or sports activities, forcing 548 people […]

Virtual ‘All Henrico Reads’ to present author Robin Sloan, ‘Sourdough’ April 1

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New York Times-bestselling author Robin Sloan will discuss his novel “Sourdough” at the first virtual All Henrico Reads at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1. Held each spring, All Henrico Reads promotes literacy and community by featuring the work of a prominent author. The free event is presented by Henrico County Public Library, Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of […]

Northam restores civil rights to more than 69,000 Virginians

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam recently restored the civil rights of more than 69,000 Virginians, using new eligibility criteria that mirror a proposed change to the Constitution of Virginia that would automatically restore voting rights to individuals upon completion of their sentence of incarceration. Northam announced that going forward, any Virginian released from incarceration will qualify to have their rights restored, […]

Henrico supervisors adjust proposed funding to nonprofits

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Henrico’s Board of Supervisors Thursday added new funding for nine local nonprofit organizations and adjusted funding for one other as part of its Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget proposal. Supervisors made the changes during the final day of their four-day budget review, during which they heard from each agency head and discussed other topics. They had first discussed the planned allocation […]

American Rescue Act

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Nearly two-thirds of Richmond Power Poll respondents believe the American Rescue Act stimulus plan to provide $1,400 checks to many Americans is needed as families try to recover financially from the pandemic – even though more than 86% of them said they don’t anticipate that their households will receive any money as part of the plan. Congress passed the $1.9-trillion […]

That unique art brightening Henrico parks? Chalk it up to county artist

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One day last year, after witnessing a bumper crop of butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises at the Short Pump Park Pollinator Garden, Henrico Master Gardener Linda McBride was on her way to do routine maintenance on the garden. Before she arrived, sitting right on the pathway into the garden was a large picture of a monarch butterfly drawn in chalk. “This […]

Henrico CASA seeks volunteers to serve as child advocates

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Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold virtual information sessions at 6 p.m. March 23 and at noon April 1 for anyone who would like to learn about volunteering to work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children. Interested individuals can register online for the March 23 session or the April 1 session. For questions […]

Henrico Crime Report – Mar. 12-18, 2021

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W. Williamsburg Road at S. Airport Drive – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence at a vehicle accident Mar. 12 at 4:30 p.m. 0 block of E. Laburnum Avenue – Police arrested and charged a citizen with possession of cocaine and being drunk in a public place at a convenience store Mar. 13 at 1:54 […]

Obituary – Shelby Deane Eggleston

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Shelby Deane Eggleston went home to be with God March 17, 2021. Shelby was born to Herbert Eggleston and Cathy Pope (Eggleston) on July 24, 1972. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. In addition to her mom and dad, Shelby leaves behind her loving step-dad, Patrick Pope; step mother, April Eggleston; siblings, […]

Obituary – Malcolm Pitt Friddell

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Malcolm Pitt Friddell passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at home on March 12, 2021. Known for his humility, kindness, and laughter, Mac had the ability to find or create humor wherever he was. Whether he was regaling tales from Camp Virginia or misadventures with his college roommates, teaching his four children how to keep score longhand at […]