Virginia public colleges can mandate COVID vaccines, attorney general says

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Virginia colleges are beginning to announce mandatory fall COVID-19 vaccine policies following the state attorney general’s opinion that higher education institutes can require the vaccine. Virginia public colleges and universities can mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for faculty and students returning to campus this fall, Attorney General Mark Herring stated in late April. “Virginia’s college and university students deserve the chance […]

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As 4 seek governor’s office, glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

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Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state with a Black female governor. Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, and former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William, are competing for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Former Roanoke City Sheriff Octavia Johnson is seeking the Republican nomination. Independent activist and educator Princess Blanding […]

Henrico to host walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events in May

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Final day for mass vaccination event at Richmond Raceway is May 27  

Henrico County will hold multiple walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events in May. All will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond Raceway; all will offer the Pfizer vaccine. • Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11 and 12; • Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20; • Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 and 27. Residents of Henrico or the city […]

Byers, Ward honored as Henrico’s Teacher of the Year, First-Year Teacher of the Year

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Highland Springs High School science teacher Eric Byers was named the Henrico County Teacher of the Year Tuesday during a virtual ceremony. Three Chopt Elementary School first-grade teacher Leeanne Ward earned the school system’s First-Year Teacher of the Year Award. Byers was selected from a group of five finalists – one from each of the county’s five magisterial districts. He […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Apr. 21-27, 2021

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4000 Dominion Townes Circle – $220,000, 1,452 SF (built in 2007), from Weston W. Clowney and Jaimeson B. Parris to Barbara A. Roberts. 3824 Broadgate Drive – $230,500, 1,432 SF (built in 1994), from Larry L. and E.Y.R. Lindsey to Calvesha Keionshae Lewis. 4600 Twin Hickory Lake Drive – $251,000, 1,520 SF (built in 2002), from Jocelyn C. Lavorgna to […]

Henrico News Minute – May 5, 2021

A shooting in Henrico’s Near West End leaves a woman dead and another person injured; Henrico Schools announces its Teacher of the Year and First-Year Teacher of the Year; a traffic alert for Eastern Henrico; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is returning to competition at Richmond Raceway; Richmond Region Tourism plans its Awards & Annual Meeting this Friday. (Today’s Henrico News Minute […]