Varina HS student places second in 4th District Congressional Art Competition

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A Varina High School junior placed second in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s 4th District. Haley Gantz earned the honor for her work titled “Lois Mailou Jones” (pictured). A Prince George County High School student won the competition, and a student from the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School placed third. The winning entry will hang in the U.S. Capitol […]

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works

In May and June of each year Art Works proudly partners with the art programs at Henrico High School and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. The work is the result of four years of study and ranges from paintings, sculptures, installations to fashion. Henrico High and Maggie L. Walker share the main gallery space by exhibiting on different dates. Dancers Read more […]

Henrico teachers’ pay plan creates confusion, anger

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Confusion about their compensation plan has created a groundswell of activity this week among Henrico County Public Schools teachers. Many teachers have said they don’t know what pay step they are on. They’re confused by the labyrinthine pay plan.  And, they’re mad. At least two petitions are circulating that call for the school division to provide a transparent pay scale […]

Richmond and Henrico Health Districts name new health director

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Perry arrives from Central Shenandoah Health District

After a three month vacancy, the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts soon will have a new health director. Elaine Perry will join RHHD as director July 10, allowing acting director Melissa Viray to move back to her previous role as deputy director. Perry is a board-certified preventive medicine physician who comes to RHHD with public health experience at the local, […]

Emergency response drill turns RIC into ‘disaster’ zone for a day

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Only sirens and cries for help were audible as flames spread across the runway at Richmond International Airport Thursday morning. With suitcases sprawled across the ground, ambulances and fire officials could be seen rushing to the scene as the flames crept toward dozens of plane crash victims spread across the pavement. In any context this would be an alarming scene […]

Average Virginia gas price reaches all-time high

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Virginia’s state gas price average for regular unleaded hit a new record high overnight, just two months after breaking a 14 year old record. Today, the average cost of a regular gallon of gas in the state rose to $4.26 – up a penny overnight and up a penny over the old record of $4.25, up 11 cents in the […]

Henrico Crime Report – May 6-12, 2022

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5000 block of Nine Mile Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen(s) with shoplifting, possession of cocaine, possession of synthetic drugs, and possession of non-narcotic drugs at a grocery store May 6 at 10:30 a.m. 5600 block of Crenshaw Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault at an apartment complex May 6 at 3:07 p.m. […]

Henrico now at medium COVID-19 community level

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Henrico County has moved into the medium COVID-19 community transmission level – the second-highest of three levels – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following weeks at the low community level. The CDC uses three metrics – case rate per 100,000 people, new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people and percentage of inpatient hospital beds in […]

Obituary – Pendleton Kay Walker

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Pendleton Kay “P.K.” Walker of Henrico, passed on May 7, 2022, one day shy of his 90th birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Crews Walker; son, Douglas Kay Walker and five brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, John Richard Walker “Rick” and his wife, Susan Walker; his daughter-in-law, Debra Walker; granddaughter, Karen W. […]

Obituary – Ruth Anne Childress Elswick

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Ruth Anne Childress Elswick 89, of Richmond, VA, formally of Breaks, VA, died May 6, 2022. She was preceded in death by Delmer Elswick, her husband of 54 years and her nine brothers and sisters. Ruth was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a 50 year member of Hanover Chapter 130 Order of […]