In August, four high school freshmen earned a big opportunity. The Cristo Rey Richmond students became paid Henrico County interns.
“I like learning to work because this will help me so much in the future,” said student Celiana Gutierrez Ayala.Continue reading Henrico gives students work experience
On Saturday, Aug. 3, first responders participated in an active shooter drill inside the Henrico County Courthouse.
“Sadly, the scenario of an active shooter is a sign of our times,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Emily Ashley. “The purpose of our exercise was to test our first responders in the event of a hostile threat.”Continue reading Henrico first responders participate in active shooter emergency drill
Update: On Aug. 13, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to authorize the county manager to request detailed proposals for an indoor sports and convocation center. The six entities that submitted initial proposals will be invited to offer detailed proposals that would include a controllable site for the center and the county’s purchase price for the land.
Henrico officials recently toured an indoor sports and events venue in Rocky Mount, N.C. as the county prepares to sharpen its pursuit of a similar facility here.Continue reading Tour sharpens vision for indoor sports and convocation center
Henrico shares honor following Pulse launch, GRTC route expansion
The 2018 launch of the Pulse bus rapid transit system and expansion of GRTC Transit System routes in Henrico County are being lauded by a pro-growth group as part of a “transit revolution” for the region.
The Greater Washington Partnership, a group of business leaders that promotes unity and growth from Richmond to Baltimore, on Tuesday released a case study on the region’s transit system changes. It found a 17% increase in local ridership from July 2018 through April compared with the same period the previous year. During that time, transit ridership nationally dropped by 2%, according to the study.Continue reading Region’s ‘transit revolution’ earns praise