Air cargo volume at RIC tops record-setting 180 million pounds

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Richmond International Airport reported a new, all-time annual record of 180.5 million pounds handled in fiscal year 2021, generated by air cargo carriers Amazon Air, DHL, FedEx, and UPS. The figure represents a year-over-year increase of more than 30 percent, reflecting the pandemic surge in online purchases. With the growth of e-commerce and the arrival of Amazon’s robotics fulfillment center […]

Breeze Airways launches at RIC

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On July 8, Breeze Airways officially landed at Richmond International Airport, as its inaugural flight arrived from Charleston, S.C.  As of July 15, the low-cost carrier offers additional nonstop service from RIC to New Orleans, and trips to and from Tampa took off July 22. RIC is one of 16 initial airports served by Breeze, which promotes a contactless check-in […]

Varina School Board member Atkins to host town hall meeting Aug. 17

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Henrico School Board member Alicia Atkins, of the Varina District, will host an in-person Varina District Town Hall Meeting Aug. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at John Rolfe Middle School to kick off the 2021-22 school year. Also appearing at the meeting will be several guest speakers, including Henrico Superintendent Amy Cashwell, who will provide a short update […]


COVID cases in Henrico reach three-month high; CDC recommends everyone wear masks indoors

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The seven-day average number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Henrico County this week reached its highest true level in nearly three months, according to the Virginia Department of Health, as COVID’s delta variant – and what local health officials are calling “imprecise adherence to [COVID] guidelines” – combine to bring another wave of the virus to the county. The […]

Henrico Property Transactions – July 14-20, 2021

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2601 Mountainberry Court – $240,000, 1,452 SF (built in 1999), from Wogene Worku Desta to Tana Demro Pettway. 2500 Hickory Knoll Lane – $267,498, 1,260 SF (built in 1995), from Jeffrey J. Harrington and Thomas P. Hood to Curtis Jinkoo Kang. 2220 Lauderdale Drive – $283,250, 1,200 SF (built in 1974), from Tyler R. and Melissa E. Hart to Hadeel […]

River Road closed from Gaskins Road to the Henrico/Goochland line

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A broken 48-inch utility line in Goochland prompted the closure of River Road from Gaskins Road to the Henrico/Goochland county line Wednesday morning. The road is expected to remain closed through Saturday, July 31. River Road in Henrico County west of Gaskins Road is open to local traffic only. All other motorists are advised to travel on westbound Patterson Avenue to Blair Road then head south to connect with River Road in […]

Family of former Short Pump MS football player settles lawsuit against Henrico Schools

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Suit alleged videotaped lockerroom sexual assault of Black student by teammates

A federal lawsuit filed against the Henrico County School Board and other school officials was settled last month – almost four years after a 12-year-old student at Short Pump Middle School was allegedly sexually battered and tormented with racial slurs on school grounds.  The boy, who is referred to as “DJ” in the lawsuit, was a seventh-grader at Short Pump […]

Airport Sheetz holds grand opening

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Restaurant and convenience store chain Sheetz held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting for its newest Henrico location July 22. The store, located at 55 S. Airport Drive near Richmond International Airport, offered free samples of food and beverages during the event, and customers received free self-serve coffee and soda all day. The opening festivities also featured prize giveaways such as […]

Henrico News Minute – July 28, 2021

Henrico Schools officials announce their mask plan for the coming school year; the school system plans its annual back-to-school kickoff event; Virginia to receive more than half a billion dollars from opioid manufacturer, distributors; Innsbrook After Hours is tonight. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County CSB Prevention Services and Chess Counselor LLC.)