Proposal would shift boundaries of magisterial districts to balance population
Henrico released today a draft plan that would make minor shifts to the boundaries of its five magisterial districts to ensure equal representation following population changes from the past decade.Continue reading Henrico presents draft plan for reapportionment
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.Continue reading Confederate name removed from Henrico recreation center
A longstanding community group in Elko has a parting gift for Henrico County students. After nearly a century of service, The Windsor Club of Elko is dissolving and leaving more than $50,000 toward scholarships for students pursuing careers in technical fields.
The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 28 voted unanimously to approve a resolution expressing appreciation for the nonprofit club’s dedication to the community, generosity and support for Henrico County Public Schools.Continue reading Board recognizes Windsor Club of Elko for years of service, donation for scholarships
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.Continue reading Work starts on new Tucker, Highland Springs
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
Henrico County has agreed to buy the historic Wilton Farm property on the James River in Varina for a variety of potential future uses, including a park with 2.8 miles of river frontage, economic development, schools and a history museum.Continue reading Henrico to acquire 1,184-acre Wilton Farm on James River