Tobacco – and Virginia’s prosperity – took root at former riverfront plantation
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors voted today to buy Varina Farms, a 2,095-acre former plantation along the James River that will be preserved for its historical significance, natural beauty and sensitive environment.Continue reading Henrico to buy 2,095-acre Varina Farms for land preservation
County agencies are looking to fill dozens of positions
Henrico will hold a job fair Tuesday, Jan. 16 to launch its “Build Your Career, Better Your Community” hiring campaign, which highlights the county’s comprehensive benefits package and the advantages of careers in public service.Continue reading Jan. 16 job fair kicks off Henrico hiring campaign, highlights new benefits
The members of Henrico County’s next Board of Supervisors and School Board as well as its constitutional officers and Henricopolis directors have been sworn in to begin serving their terms on Jan. 1.
“Welcome, we all look forward to working with you and seeing you succeed as a group,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said at the conclusion of the Henrico County 2024 Investiture, which was held Dec. 15 at the Henrico Sports & Events Center.Continue reading Oaths administered to incoming supervisors, School Board members, constitutional officers, Henricopolis directors
Hundreds of residents, supporters and community members packed the entrance and lobby of the Henrico Sports & Events Center to celebrate the opening of the massive facility that will host games, tournaments, graduations and other events.
The 185,000-square-foot venue began hosting tournaments and other events in late October, but officials reserved the formal dedication and ribbon-cutting for the Community Celebration event, which was held Dec. 4 and welcomed in the public with music, games and giveaways.Continue reading ‘Welcome to Showtime’: Community celebrates new Sports & Events Center
For nearly 20 years, the Henrico County Police Division has based its southeastern units in leased space on Eastpark Court, near North Airport Drive and Interstate 64.
But by early 2025, the Fair Oaks Station will give way to a permanent South Station, which also will include training facilities for the county’s emergency communications and division’s K-9 unit.Continue reading South Station represents permanent home, ‘sound investment’ for Police
Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said she was impressed by the clean, fresh aroma when she stepped inside the new Henrico Sports & Events Center.
It’s almost like when you say, a new car smell. Well, this is a new arena smell, and it’s really nice, McGlade said Thursday in an interview with ESPN’s Angel Gray at the conference’s Media Day event.Continue reading From ‘great lighting’ to ‘new arena smell,’ Henrico Sports & Events Center shines for A-10 Media Day
AEDs installed at Henrico parks, outdoor spaces
Units allow lifesaving treatment for cardiac events ‘until first responders arrive’
Henrico County is installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at its parks and outdoor recreation areas in response to increased participation in strenuous activities and related medical calls.Continue reading AEDs installed at Henrico parks, outdoor spaces
County poised for continued growth with Sports & Events Center opening in fall
Visitors spent more than $1.7 billion in Henrico during 2022. That's the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study for the Virginia Tourism Corp.
Henrico’s total includes sales of $406 million on food and beverage, $226 million on lodging, $165 million on retail, $167 million on recreation and about $754 million on transportation. Overall, spending by tourists and other visitors to Henrico jumped by 27.2% from 2021.Continue reading Tourist spending in Henrico exceeds $1.7 billion in 2022
Tax relief program for seniors, disabled homeowners would build on REAP Program
Henrico County is proposing a tax relief program that would cap the real estate tax bills of qualifying homeowners who are older or disabled, helping to mitigate the higher costs associated with rising property values.Continue reading Henrico RECAP program would lock in real estate tax bills of qualifying owners
Henrico has partnered with nonprofit housing developers to sell 12 new or renovated homes to working individuals and families with lower or moderate incomes. To get the maximum impact, the effort has focused on an area of historic Highland Springs, where 10 of the homes are within 1 mile of each other.Continue reading Henrico broadens strategy for increasing access to affordable housing
Henrico County has prepared for a safe start to the school year by adding crosswalks, signs with flashing lights and other pedestrian improvements near several schools.
By Tuckahoe Elementary School, crews recently built additional sections of sidewalk with ADA ramps along Forest Avenue as well as a crosswalk with a 6-foot-by-12-foot pedestrian refuge island at Forest and Silverspring Drive.Continue reading Pedestrian improvements to greet students as new school year begins Monday
Number of LEED-certified buildings constructed by the county grows to 22
Highland Springs and J.R. Tucker high schools have been awarded LEED Gold certificationContinue reading Two Henrico high schools earn LEED Gold status from Green Building Council
Henrico will return $11.2 million in surplus taxes to residential and business property owners.
Each credit will be issued in an amount equal to 2 cents per $100 of the real estate’s taxable value.
Credits of $30 or more will be paid in 95,000 checks issued in September. Amounts less than $30 will be applied directly on 16,000 bills.Continue reading Henrico Board of Supervisors approves real estate tax credit for 2nd consecutive year
With the county’s support, the Henrico Community Food Bank delivers food to thousands
Every day across Henrico County, volunteers drop off fresh produce, meat, bread and other grocery staples to residents who struggle with hunger.
A resident who lives alone considers them a part of her family.Continue reading Nonprofit mobile food pantry is on the move
So far, nearly 5,000 2nd graders have improved their water skills through the Learn2Swim program
Before heading to the pool, lake or beach this summer, Henrico County Assistant Fire Chief Mark Cumashot urges families to make a water safety plan.Continue reading Henrico Fire, Schools promote water safety to prevent drownings
Reforestation program will initially focus on Deep Run and Cheswick parks plus a middle school and high school in eastern Henrico
Henrico County is partnering with Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) and the nonprofit organization Capital Trees on a program to expand and strengthen tree canopies at the county’s parks and schools.Continue reading Henrico, HCPS, Capital Trees partner to enhance county tree canopies