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Henrico Meals Tax Referendum meetings

County Manager John Vithoulkas will hold a number of public meetings around the county regarding November’s referendum to authorize Henrico County to charge a 4% tax on prepared foods. Most convenient for to the Near West End are Tuckahoe Public Library (with deputy county manager, October 10 at 7pm) and Freeman High School (October 29 […]

Henrico County now on Facebook

Better late than never!

New alert system for Henrico County

Henrico County has introduced a new emergency alert system that allows public safety officials to send critical voice, text and email messages to residents and others on their landline phones, computers and wireless devices… To sign up, go to There is no cost to register. Standard messaging fees may apply. Users of wireless phones […]

New Henrico County Manager sworn in

John A. Vithoulkas was installed Wednesday as county manager of Henrico County during a ceremony at the Henrico County Government Center. He succeeds Virgil R. Hazelett, P.E., who is retiring after 21 years as county manager. “My pledge to this Board of Supervisors today and into the future is to work tirelessly on behalf of […]

Henrico’s Operation Paintbrush Seeking Homes & Volunteers

Know a home that needs some helps? Henrico County is looking for homes to add to the 2011 project list of Operation Paintbrush (the free program that coordinates repainting and minor repairs of county residences whose owners cannot do the work themselves). Residents and others are encouraged to contact the county to suggest homes for […]

Henrico County Offers Garden Plots for Cheap

In an effort to get folks to grow more of their own food, and save some money in the process, Henrico County Extension Office is trying to encourage folks to plant their own gardens in a community plot in Lakeside. Garden plots start at $5 and up for families in need. As a Gardens Growing […]

Look for Henrico Assesments in the Mail

Henrico County will follow Richmond and Chesterfield in sending out assesment notices early next week. Increases in value should be modest this year. Preliminary data indicates the value of reassessed homes will increase by less than 3 percent, officials said. Overall, the value of all properties, including reassessed homes, new construction and commercial sites, will […]

Another School Board Dilemma

Another school board dilemma, this time in Henrico County, illustrates how hard it is to run a school system that pleases everyone. The Times Dispatch reports that the Henrico School Board has made no move to extend Superintendent Fred Morton IV’s contract to remain superintendent. Because of an upcoming election, this means that no action […]

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