Henrico home sales continue on strong pace


The number of homes sold in Henrico County in August rose 10 percent when compared to the same month last year, according to data compiled by Long & Foster. The average sale price of those homes – $239,975 – also rose, by about 4 percent when compared to the same average sale price in August 2016.

Henrico's jump in the number of homes sold was the largest in the Richmond region, though average sales prices in Chesterfield (8 percent increase) and Richmond (12 percent) jumped by higher amounts when compared to last August sales.
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Thoracic surgeon is first to perform 100 robot-assisted lobectomies in Central Virginia


Graham M. Bundy, a thoracic surgeon with HCA Virginia Physicians’ Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, is the first such surgeon in Central Virginia to perform 100 minimally-invasive Da Vinci robot-assisted lobectomies (a surgical procedure to remove a lobe of the lung). The procedure is used to treat multiple types of conditions but is most often used to treat lung cancer.
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UMFS has urgent need for foster parents


UMFS officials say they have a desperate need for more foster families in the Richmond region and Central Virginia, especially those who would receive teenagers currently in the foster care system.

In recent years throughout the state, the number of children entering the foster care system has grown.
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VHBG to offer ‘first aid’ programs about youth mental health

Agency also introduces new look
JUNE 7, 1:15 P.M. – The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls will begin hosting educational forums about youth mental health first aid, VHBG President Claiborne Mason announced at a press conference today.

The agency has scheduled three mental health forums throughout the summer, which are free to the public.
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Henrico Athlete of the Month – June 2017

Adrian Albanil, Henrico High School
Adrian Albanil, a Henrico high school senior, is the glue of the school's unified track and field team. Amber Key tells his story.
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Henrico launches website to combat heroin, opioid use

With help from students at two of its high schools, Henrico County has developed a website to call attention to the dangers of heroin and opioid use and to highlight resources available to individuals in recovery.

The Henrico Heroin Task Force launched http://bouncebackhc.com to provide a clearinghouse of information about an epidemic that is plaguing Henrico and other communities across Virginia and the United States. Nationally, the number of fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioids — including prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin — has now surpassed deaths from automobile accidents, said Leslie Martin Stephen, program manager for Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services.
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Henrico teacher wins Lottery’s ‘Thank a Teacher’ campaign

Thousands of Virginia educators received a thank-you note in the Virginia Lottery’s “Thank a Teacher” campaign, but Sarah Stultz of Ruby Carver Elementary School in Henrico received that and a lot more.

Stultz won a four-day, three-night Virginia-themed vacation courtesy of the Lottery and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Her name was drawn from nearly 5,000 teachers who entered their thank-you notes in the prize drawing. On June 6, Virginia Lottery officials surprised her at the school with the good news. The fifth-grade teacher now has a choice of taking a beach-lovers, mountain-lovers or wine-lovers vacation.
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Second rabies case in Henrico reported

Henrico Police have confirmed the second case of rabies in Henrico County.

A raccoon that was fighting with a cat inside a Glen Allen home June 1 tested positive for the disease, police announced today.
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Brat, McEachin highlight importance of bipartisanship

Though they come from different sides of the aisle, two Virginia congressmen came together for a moderated discussion on entrepreneurship and economic growth. U.S. Reps. Dave Brat, a Republican from Glen Allen, and A. Donald McEachin, a Democrat from Richmond, highlighted the importance of bipartisan cooperation in moving Virginia and the nation forward.

While Brat and McEachin disagreed over issues such as health care, they found common ground in supporting broadband service in rural areas and deregulation that will stimulate business growth.
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Preschool director retires after 45 years

After 45 years with the Trinity Preschool at Trinity UMC, Carole Smith (pictured) retired from the directorship at the end of May.

Church members marked the occasion May 21 with a reception and a commemorative plaque placed on the outer classroom wall, alongside two plaques honoring previous long-time directors.
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Deep Run grad to play for Team USA in D-3 volleyball tour

A collegiate volleyball player from Henrico has been selected to compete for the United States in a tournament in Brazil.

Christian Taylor, a graduate of Deep Run High School who currently plays for Division 3 Eastern Mennonite, has been selected to compete on the USA D-3 Men’s Volleyball Team in the Brazil Tour 2017. Taylor, a setter, has been playing volleyball for seven years.

He started his volleyball career after his neighbors encouraged him to try out. In eighth grade, he made the team but saw no playing time. During his freshman year, he tried out for the Deep Run High School JV team and made the team, but only played a little.
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New law lets schools help diabetic students

Virginia students afflicted by diabetes may receive additional support in schools thanks to a new state law.

Senate Bill 1116, which takes effect July 1, will allow school nurses to help diabetic students reinsert the tube that connects their insulin pump to their body if it becomes dislodged at school.

“This bill is for kids who need help inserting or reinserting their insulin pump,” said Devon Cabot, legislative aide for Sen. Jeremy McPike, who proposed the measure.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: June 5, 2017

It’s been nearly six months since a senseless act left one woman dead and a family looking for answers. Crime Stoppers still needs your help to solve the Murder of 57-year-old Karon Williams.

On Jan. 15, police were called to the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue for what was initially an in-progress burglary. When officers arrived, they found the victim, Karon E. Williams, 57, of the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue, with an apparent gunshot wound.
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Robinson’s ‘dream come true’ takes shape in Varina

Nonprofit showcases plans for learning center at old Varina Library site
Henrico County officials announced plans to rename Library Road to Michael Robinson Way, in honor of the founder of Excel to Excellence, at an event on Thursday celebrating the start of the group’s renovations of the former Varina Branch Library.

Excel to Excellence, a youth-oriented nonprofit, also unveiled sketches of the planned “learning center” at the event that drew more than 70 students, county officials, school staff and community members.
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HCPS seeking nutrition workers, bus drivers

Henrico County Public Schools officials are seeking full-time and substitute school nutrition workers and bus drivers.

“We need strong bus driver candidates for our summer training sessions,” said Josh Davis, HCPS director of pupil transportation.
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