Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam at Richmond Raceway

Northam expands indoor, outdoor group limits

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Some sports and entertainment venues in Virginia will be able to host more visitors and spectators beginning April 1, following Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s amendment Tuesday of an executive order. Northam announced the maximum number of people allowed in a social gathering will increase from 10 to 50 for indoor events and 25 to 100 for outdoor events April 1. […]

Virginia to phase out single-use plastics at state agencies

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at reducing Virginia’s reliance on single-use plastics, which pollute waterways, harm fish and wildlife, and take up space in landfills. The order puts the state on a path to eliminate most single-use plastics at state agencies, colleges, and universities by imposing a near-term ban on several common disposable plastics and […]

Greenbaum kicks off CACGA season with live performance

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The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen kicked off its 2021 season with a performance March 21 by Richmond artist Susan Greenbaum, who entertained a socially distanced audience of about 150 spectators with a mix of covers and original songs. This was the Greenbaum’s band’s first time together in 406 days. She was happy to be live, on stage once […]

Susan Greenbaum at CACGA

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GRTC reports 68th COVID-19 case

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GRTC has reported its 68th case of COVID-19 among an employee. The person was the 63rd employee to test positive but has not been at GRTC in several months and does not interact with the public. The employee is quarantining at home. There is one other active COVID case among GRTC employees. All GRTC staff are now eligible to voluntarily […]

Homeless Reduction Grants to boost supportive housing 

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced recently that more than $6 million in Homeless Reduction Grants has been awarded through the Virginia Housing Trust Fund for 38 projects – including in Henrico – throughout the state. The funding will advance 102 targeted efforts to reduce homelessness, which include rapid re-housing, support services for permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless, and […]

Milestones – Mar. 23, 2021

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Olivia Hess and Thomas Brewer of Henrico earned the fall 2020 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. To qualify for this award, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.3 or higher. Graduates of Collegiate School, Hess is a biology major and Brewer is a history major. Emily Levenson of Henrico earned the […]

Henrico News Minute – Mar. 23, 2021

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New COVID-19 cases in Henrico leveling out; Henrico Police seek assistance identifying suspects in two robberies; dissecting the school-to-prison pipeline; a new 10k race, at Richmond Raceway; Domino’s is planning a hiring event. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program.)