Avula: Children 12 and older may have opportunity to be vaccinated at school in May, June

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Virginia students 12 and older might have the chance to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in their schools before the school year ends in June. That’s according to state vaccination coordinator Danny Avula, who said during a call with state media members Friday that he and other officials will be meeting with the state’s school superintendents next week to discuss the possibility. […]


First-time unemployment claims skyrocket in Henrico, state

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First-unemployment claims skyrocketed in Henrico County during the most recent reporting week – more than doubling the previous week’s claims and reaching their highest single-week total in nearly nine months, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. But VEC officials believe that widespread fraudulent claims may be to blame for many of the new claims. A total of 657 county residents […]

Obituary – Betty Helfert Taylor

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Betty Helfert Taylor went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 27, 2021. She passed away peacefully at her home in Henrico, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Frank Helfert and Ruby Vernell Helfert, and her loving husband of 54 years, Carroll E. Taylor, Sr. Betty graduated from Highland Springs High School, met her […]

Obituary – Douglas Wayne Webb

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Douglas Wayne Webb, 75, of Sandston, VA passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. He was retired from the Ford Motor Co. and was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the Air Force and the Air National Guard. He was a member of the VFW and was a huge sports fan, especially of Virginia Tech. He was a loving father and […]

Obituary – Brent Ross Owens

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OWENS, Brent Ross, 74, of Henrico, Va., passed away unexpectedly on April 23, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Donna Blevins Owens; son, Brent “Ross” Owens, Jr.; daughter, Carrie Marie Owens; sister, Ann Owens Coleman; sister, Kay Owens Vest; brother, Kord Lee Owens; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Grant Ross Owens; […]

Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Arnall Bendle

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Mary Elizabeth Arnall Bendle, 98, of Varina, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Bendle; parents, William Jennings Arnall and Mary Kathrine Shobe; three sisters, Katheryn Arnall Austin, Geraldine Arnall Bendle and Ruth Arnall. She is survived by her two sons, William “Billy” Bendle of Port Haywood, Va. […]

Obituary – John Andrew Emory Sr.

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EMORY, John Andrew Sr., “The Roost,” 62, of Richmond, Sunrise: 18 July 1958 and Sunset: 13 April 2021. Born in Richmond, he was the son of the late Raymond Levy Emory, a United States Navy World War II Veteran, engineer and Theresa Julia Massad. He is survived by his mother, Theresa Trexler; three children, John Andrew Jr., Aliza and Dexter; […]

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. Tuesday, May 11 and at noon Thursday, May 13 for people who would like to learn about volunteering to work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children. Interested volunteers can register on Eventbrite for the May 11 session or the May 13 […]

Henrico Crime Report – Apr. 23-29, 2021

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1100 block of Blue Jay Lane – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault on a police officer at a single-family home Apr. 23 at 10:46 a.m. Springfield Road at Gaskins Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence at a vehicle accident Apr. 23 at 4:28 p.m. 5600 block of Lakeside Avenue […]

Henrico News Minute – Apr. 30, 2021

Henrico’s first walk-up COVID-19 vaccination even for the general public is happening today; a man dies after being struck by a car on I-95; a Henrico woman has a sweet win on national TV. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County.)