Henrico Schools’ mask plan could change

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Henrico County Public Schools officials told staff and families on Tuesday that masks will be optional for the 2021-2022 school year. That could change.  The HCPS Health Committee will meet on Monday and review the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health Committee meetings, which occur every two weeks, are not open to the public or […]

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Richmond and Henrico Health Districts recommend indoor masking for all

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Richmond and Henrico Health Districts officials Friday announced that they are recommending that everyone – regardless of vaccination status – wear masks indoors while around others who are not a part of their households. The announcement follows new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that suggests that in some cases, vaccinated people may still be able to spread […]

Obituary – Lilian Makin

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Lilian Makin, age 91, was an independent, warm, and loving lady with a huge heart. Born in North Manchester (England) the only and much-loved child of Lillian and Arthur Barrett. Evacuated to the country during WW11, that didn’t last long! During a visit home for Christmas mother and daughter decided they missed each other too much so home she stayed. […]

Obituary – Gene Fleming Lyon

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Gene Fleming Lyon, 89, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord July 28, 2021. He was born May 15, 1932 to James Fleming Lyon and Frances Johnston Lyon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Daughtridge Lyon. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Darlene Winters Lyon; children, Stephen Craig Lyon (Beth), Jean Frances […]

Obituary – Sharon B. Moen

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Sharon B. Moen, 69, of Highland Springs, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She retired from Philip Morris after 33 years of dedicated service. Sharon was an avid lover of animals, especially Cocker Spaniels and birds. She also had a passion for gardening, both plants and vegetables. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Josephine Weinberg. […]

Obituary – Helen Ray Davis

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Helen Ray Davis, departed this earth peacefully in Henrico, Virginia, on July 21, 2021, at the age of 96. Helen is survived by her five daughters, Sherrill Donahoe (David), Karen Bell, Vicki Davis, Jami Blanning (Ralph), and Lori Cook (Jeff); sister, Bobbie Kasson; eleven grandchildren; and twenty-five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling H. Davis and […]

Virginia sportsbooks accept $235M in wagers in June

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Virginia’s sports betting volume grew for the first time in three months, while gross gaming revenue remained strong thanks in part to betting on sports such as golf and tennis, according to PlayVirginia, which tracks the state’s gaming market. Virginia’s sportsbooks accepted $234.9 million in wagers in June, up 3.5% from $227.0 million in May, according to data released Friday […]

Henrico distributed $573,000 to citizens through emergency rental assistance program

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Another 3,130 county households have shared more than $17 million through state assistance program

The Henrico COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program, established to allocate federal relief dollars to citizens in need, distributed $573,000 to county residents. The program, which ran from July 13, 2020 to June 21 this year, received 597 total applications and approved 202 households approved for financial assistance, according to Henrico County Supervisor of Adult Social Services Paul Woodard. Applicants had […]

State Police identify victims of I-295 crash

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Virginia State Police have identified the two victims of a fatal crash that happened near the Henrico-Hanover line on I-295 Thursday. Edward E. Austin, 76, and Lorraine P. Austin, 73, both of Newport News, died when the 2005 Ford Excursion driven by Edward Austin made contact with a Peterbilt dump truck while attempting to change lanes near mile marker 42 […]

Henrico Police seek tips about Friday morning West End shooting

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Henrico Police are seeking tips about a shooting that happened Friday morning in the West End. At about 7 a.m., police received a 911 call about the shooting, which took place in the 5000 block of Sulky Drive (between Glenside Drive and Bremner Boulevard). Police located a man with life-threatening injuries; he was taken to a local hospital, and there’s […]