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Henrico to support nonprofit’s restoration of historic Woodland Cemetery

County to provide $25,000 grant for land acquisition, fundraising assistance

Henrico County will contribute $25,000 to a local nonprofit organization to support its acquisition of historic Woodland Cemetery and will provide ongoing assistance in fundraising for grounds maintenance.

Woodland Cemetery, at 2300 Magnolia Road in eastern Henrico, was established in 1916 for the interment of Black residents during a time of strict segregation. With an estimated 30,000 graves across its 29 acres, Woodland Cemetery is the final resting place for such prominent individuals as tennis champion and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe Jr. and the Rev. John Jasper, founder of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond, as well as doctors, dentists, bankers and a woman who spied for the Union during the Civil War.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Jail West eases

Inmate cases stand at 70 after nearly 200 were recorded throughout July

An outbreak of COVID-19 in Henrico County’s Jail West appears to be waning as the total number of inmates testing positive dropped to 70 as of today. A total of 198 inmates had tested positive since early this month, with few exhibiting symptoms of infection.

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Henrico’s triple AAA bond rating reaffirmed, despite economic slowdown

County earns 1.49% interest rate – lowest on record - in last sale from 2016 bond referendum

Henrico County has sold its last set of general-obligation bonds to support capital-improvement projects identified in the 2016 bond referendum.

With the $121.4 million sale on June 16, the county had its triple AAA bond ratings reaffirmed and earned its lowest interest rate on record, 1.49% for the 20-year bonds.

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Red, White & Lights July 4th Celebration canceled due to COVID-19

To celebrate Independence Day, patriotic displays will be at Dorey Park and Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park July 1-5.


The annual community celebration of Independence Day, which had been scheduled to return to Dorey Park on Saturday, July 4, has attracted as many as 20,000 people for live music, a fireworks and laser light show and other entertainment. The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks, which organizes the event, concluded it would be unable to hold the event under current health regulations and guidelines for limiting spread of the coronavirus.

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Confederate name removed from Henrico recreation center

Henrico’s Confederate Hills Recreation Center has been renamed The Springs Recreation Center.


At the Board of Supervisors’ June 9 meeting, Varina Supervisor Tyrone Nelson recommended changing the name of the facility, which is located on Lee Avenue in the Highland Springs area. Henrico’s other four supervisors agreed to the change, which did not require a vote.


Lettering for the new name was installed on a large brick sign in the building’s front lawn on June 10.


The name change takes place amid ongoing national and Richmond-area protests
regarding police violence, systemic and historical racism and the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African Americans.

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Belmont Golf Course renovations in motion

First Tee hopes to bridge golf’s past, future at Lakeside landmark


The renovation of historic Belmont Golf Course is underway.

Site work started in early May as part of a $5 million project to revive Henrico County’s landmark public golf course in Lakeside.

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