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Supervisor Misty D. Whitehead

Three Chopt District

Work starts on new Tucker, Highland Springs

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Replacement high schools expected to open for 2021-22 school year

Construction has begun on a new J.R. Tucker High School and a new Highland Springs High School, a pair of ambitious projects that will deliver modern, state-of-the-art facilities to replace two of Henrico County’s oldest high schools.

County government and school officials commemorated the start of work at twin ground-breaking ceremonies held Nov. 1 with students, staff and other guests.

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Henrico first responders participate in active shooter emergency drill

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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.”

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Tour sharpens vision for indoor sports and convocation center

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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.

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Plans for new Highland Springs, Tucker high schools advance toward construction

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The Board of Supervisors at its June 25 regular meeting approved plans to replace two of Henrico County’s oldest public high schools with modern facilities that will serve the community long term. Construction is expected to start this fall on the new Highland Springs and J.R. Tucker high schools.

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Region’s ‘transit revolution’ earns praise

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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.

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Henrico kicks off construction on cricket field at Deep Run Park

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Henrico County held a ground-breaking ceremony today to commemorate the start of construction on a cricket field at Deep Run Park. Crews started site work this month on a $648,900 project to renovate three existing multipurpose fields to create a cricket field that includes a clay pitch and meets the standards of the International Cricket Council. The playing fields are currently terraced, with each measuring 180 feet by 330 feet. Continue reading Henrico kicks off construction on cricket field at Deep Run Park

Welcome to HenricoNews!

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HenricoNews is the county’s multimedia platform for news about Henrico County general government initiatives, services, programs, events and more. The news page is designed to offer county residents and other users helpful information in a variety of formats, including short videos, podcasts and traditional print stories. It also incorporates the county’s principal Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Continue reading Welcome to HenricoNews!

Board of Supervisors adopts $1.3 billion budget for fiscal 2019-20

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The Henrico County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a budget for the next fiscal year that retains the current real estate tax rate, emphasizes funding for schools and public safety, provides the largest one-year total for capital projects and establishes Sunday hours for two libraries. The budget for fiscal 2019-20 totals $1.3 billion across all operating funds, which represents an increase of 5.7% from the current year’s plan. Continue reading Board of Supervisors adopts $1.3 billion budget for fiscal 2019-20

Paving crews working to cover lost ground in 2019

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2018 was one of the wettest years in Henrico County since the 1880s. The rain significantly impacted road paving and repairs. “We lost almost half a year of production due to wet weather,” said Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Steve Yob. Road crews missed approximately 200 days of production in 2018, so this year they hope to make up lost ground. Crews will work weekends and nights to get the job done. Continue reading Paving crews working to cover lost ground in 2019

Vehicle crashes with pedestrians, bicyclists on the rise

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Vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are increasing across Henrico County, just as they are throughout Virginia and the United States. To reverse the trend, Henrico is responding with messages discouraging cellphone use and other distractions, targeted enforcement of traffic laws and a review of crosswalks, lighting or other design features that may be beneficial in certain areas. Continue reading Vehicle crashes with pedestrians, bicyclists on the rise

Housing Advisory Committee to serve as ‘think tank’ on housing issues

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Henrico is tapping local expertise as it expands and sharpens its focus on improving the county’s housing stock, its affordability and neighborhoods. The Board of Supervisors in April established the Housing Advisory Committee and appointed its first nine members, who will serve staggered terms through 2020 or 2021. The members offer broad experience in housing issues, including for-profit and nonprofit development, home building and sales, commercial lending and law. Continue reading Housing Advisory Committee to serve as ‘think tank’ on housing issues

Region confronts opioid epidemic with Opioid Solutions RVA

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With a website and messages on social media, radio, television and billboards, Henrico County and its neighboring localities are working to stem the alarming rise of opioid overdoses and deaths. Henrico, Chesterfield County, Hanover County and the city of Richmond have united as Opioid Solutions RVA to raise awareness of the epidemic and to promote resources and support to aid recovery. Continue reading Region confronts opioid epidemic with Opioid Solutions RVA
 
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