Lanexa, VA


Washington D.C. woman receives year in jail for hit-and-run, eluding New Kent deputies

A Washington D.C. woman who attempted to flee from officers in New Kent County will spend the next year in jail. Jasmine Sade Stephens, 29, of the 1700 block of Columbia Road Northwest, entered guilty pleas to three counts of destruction of property and one count each of felony eluding and hit and run as part of a plea agreement reached in New Kent Circuit Court Monday morning.
Picture for Washington D.C. woman receives year in jail for hit-and-run, eluding New Kent deputies

Bed Bath & Beyond Closing Its Location In Greater Williamsburg

JAMES CITY-At least one Bed Bath & Beyond location on the Peninsula is feeling the effects of the national retail chain’s financial woes and is expected to close soon. The Bed Bath & Beyond store along Monticello Avenue in the WindorMeade Marketplace shopping center in Greater Williamsburg will permanently close. Patrons in the store’s rewards program received an email with the announcement on January 29. Workers at the location only recently heard about the impending closure as well.

New Kent Looking Forward To 2023 As One Of The Fastest Growing Localities In Virginia

NEW KENT-As 2023 gets underway, New Kent County is predicting a positive economic outlook. “The current local economy is very strong, and we are seeing a wide array of commercial projects, both conceptual and actual plans, come across our desks,” said Matthew J. Smolnik, the county’s director of economic development. “This includes everything from a one-person start-up operation as a home-based business to national developers and their clients calling, emailing, and visiting the county to learn more about what we have to offer.”

Henrico names new fire chief

Henrico County has appointed Jackson P.F. Baynard to serve as chief of the Division of Fire, effective Jan. 28. He joined the division as a firefighter in 2003, rose through its leadership ranks and served most recently as assistant fire chief. He succeeds Alec W. Oughton, who recently retired after serving nearly four years as chief. Baynard also served as Henrico’s emergency manager in 2020 and 2021, helping to lead the county’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an effort for which he earned public commendation from Henrico government officials.

Benjamin Harrison Bridge to close nightly starting Jan. 30

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (WWBT) - The Benjamin Harrison Bridge located on Jordan Point Road (Route 156)/Roxbury Road (Route 106) in Charles City and Prince George is expected to close nightly starting Monday, Jan. 30. Due to an aerial cable installation project, the bridge will close at 11 p.m. and reopen...

Grant from Henrico Area Mental Health to assist families in Charles City and New Kent

Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services has been awarded a $34,000 grant to assist families in Charles City and New Kent. The grant will be used to address pregnant and parenting women who have substance use disorder. Funding will specifically be used for providing training to medical and social service providers to help identify those who are struggling with disorders, how to refer them, and providing them with education on the type of services available.

School Psychologists Advocacy Action day in Richmond

A mixed group of 20 current Virginia School Psychologists and College of William & Mary School Psychology graduate program students attended the Advocacy Action Day in Richmond, VA in support of the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists ( The purpose of the Advocacy Action Day was to raise awareness of...

Body found in James City County retention pond

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. — The James City County Police Department is investigating after a body was found in a retention pond Wednesday morning. Police say that the body of a man was found around 9:45 a.m. by a person who was walking by the retention pond, which is located on the 5000 block of Olive Drive in the New Town neighborhood.

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 30, 2023

Henrico officials dedicate a new fire station; some Henrico high schools will remain on a different schedule from others; two Henrico School Board members will host a joint town hall meeting this week; a Henrico DMV location reopens today; Henrico County names its new Recreation and Parks director. Our coverage...