32 Henrico teachers earn board-certification

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Number is highest in Virginia, sixth-highest nationally

Thirty-two Henrico County Public Schools teachers earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards this year – the most of any Virginia school system and the sixth-most of any system nationally. It was the most teachers ever to earn the designation in one year in the county. HCPS is now fourth in Virginia in the number of board-certified […]


2 California variants of COVID reported in Virginia

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Two new variants of COVID-19, first identified in California, have been found in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Variants B.1.427 and B.1.429 were identified in Virginia samples collected between December 2020 and February 2021 from state residents. The variants, which first emerged in California last summer, are associated with increased person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. There is no […]

Henrico Schools announces details about 2021 Summer Academy program

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Henrico Schools officials Thursday announced details about the school system’s planned Summer Academy program, which will provide students of all grade levels with opportunities for enrichment, content-reinforcement, remediation and exploration. The program is expected to be especially popular this year, following a year unlike any other, during which students have spent months learning virtually. A virtual workshop scheduled for March […]

Henrico School Board gets an earful in first virtual listening session

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The Henrico School Board Wednesday hosted the first of three virtual listening sessions – this one about equity and opportunity – and Henrico residents voiced their concerns about how the school system can foster an inclusive environment in light of Chair Micky Ogburn sharing an offensive post on Facebook earlier this month. Ogburn quickly deleted the shared post, which featured […]

First Tee rebrands Belmont Golf Course as reopening nears

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Belmont Golf Course soon will have a new look on the course, but first its image is getting a makeover, too. Belmont and First Tee – Greater Richmond, in conjunction with artist Lee Wybranski, have launched a rebrand of the course’s logos ahead of its reopening to the public on May 29. The trio of logos reflects all three pieces […]

RHHD Nurse Manager Amy Popovich

Henrico not quite ready for Phase 1C vaccinations yet

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About 70% of all seniors in Henrico and Richmond have received at least one dose of vaccine

Henrico officials hope to open the COVID-19 vaccination process to people in Phase 1C sometime in April, but they’re not quite ready to do so yet. The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, which are operating jointly to vaccinate residents of the two localities, still are working through residents of the two localities who are eligible in Phases 1A and 1B, […]

Restaurant Watch

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MAR. 9 Zero’s, 3073 Lauderdale Drive – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: leak detected under the three-compartment sink; ceiling panels to the right of hood system are soiled; hood filters above flat top grill side are dirty. Gogi Bibimbap, 8902-A W. Broad Street – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: squeeze bottles and […]

Henrico News Minute – Mar. 25, 2021

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More COVID-19 cases force dozens in Henrico schools to quarantine; good news on the vaccination front for veterans and others locally; a man who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 is arrested in Sandston; a look at recent property transactions in Henrico. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County’s COVID-19 […]