Virginia ABC extends hours at Henrico store, 30 others

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Virginia ABC has extended the hours of one of its Henrico locations, as well as 30 other stores statewide, effective July 1. The stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. “The steady rise in sales in these 31 stores around their 7 p.m. closing time demonstrated to us that customers were shopping for distilled […]

Henrico pools and swim clubs get creative to fill lifeguard vacancies

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It’s officially summer, and for many that means days spent by the pool with family and friends. But lifeguard shortages across the country – and Henrico County – have laid a wet towel over some folks’ summer fun. Pools throughout Henrico have been feeling the heat of lifeguard shortages since COVID-19, according to Douglas Aquatics Director of Pool Operations Curtis […]

Fireworks safety urged ahead of Fourth of July holiday

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In an effort to promote firework safety for the Fourth of July weekend, the Virginia Department of Fire Programs – State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging people to leave the handling of fireworks to professionals. Sales, possession, or use of fireworks in many Virginia localities is prohibited. The State Fire Marshal’s office encourages Virginians to check their local ordinances and […]

Henrico man wins $250,000 in Virginia Lottery

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He says winning numbers came to him in a dream

  The winning numbers in the Virginia Lottery’s Bank a Million game June 11 were unusual, to say the least: 13-14-15-16-17-18, with a Bonus Ball of 19. But it wasn’t the first time that Henrico resident Alonzo Coleman had thought of the numbers – in fact, they came to him in a dream, prompting him to buy a ticket in […]

Fourth of July to delay CVWMA collections by a day

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All CVWMA collections next week will be delayed by one day because of the Fourth of July holiday. There will be no collections on the holiday. Blue Week recycling collections will slide to the following day, and collections normally scheduled for Friday will occur on Saturday. For details about CVWMA programs, visit

Fruits of newfound human rights come to life for Afghan child refugees

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A group of children sat around tables in Henrico’s West End on a recent Saturday morning and decorated fruits with pipe cleaners, cotton balls and googly eyes. But the setting was not a child care center, and these were no ordinary arts and crafts. The children, all recently released from Afghan refugee camps and struggling to adjust to a new […]

One injured in western Henrico motorcycle crash

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One person suffered critical injuries when a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle occurred at the intersection of West Broad Street and Skipwith Road Wednesday morning, according to Henrico Police. It happened at about 10 a.m. The victim was transported to a local hospital. The incident forced the closure of all but one lane on westbound West Broad Street in the […]

Henrico Police seek driver who struck cyclist June 19

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Henrico Police are seeking information about the driver who struck and injured a cyclist June 19 just before 4 p.m. in the West End. The adult male cyclist was struck at the intersection of Quarter Mill Road and Copper Creek Lane while pedaling westbound on Quarter Mill Road. The driver of a vehicle traveling eastbound turned north onto Copper Creek […]

Milestones – June 28, 2022

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Nahshon Webb of Henrico recently graduated with a BSA degree in Aviation Management from Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Webb also was named to the spring 2022 dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. *** Adrienne MacMillan Fisher of Henrico recently graduated with a […]

Lotte Plaza Market enters Richmond region with Henrico store

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Lotte Plaza Market, a Korean supermarket, will take over the former Stein Mart location at the Olde Towne Shopping Center in Henrico’s Near West End. Lotte Plaza Market will occupy about half of the 91,494-square-foot center, located at 7801 West Broad Street, when it opens in its new 45,268-square-foot space in the shopping center. The market will include a food […]

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