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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Free meals offered at 10 Henrico schools

Breakfast, lunch available at no cost to students, thanks to expansion of federal program

All students at 10 Henrico County public schools will be able to eat two free meals a day throughout the coming school year, thanks to the expansion of a federal program.

Henrico Public Schools officials have broadened the school system’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program, which enables schools with a high percentage of low-income students to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.
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Henrico to honor late supervisor Glover Sept. 11


Henrico County officials will honor and remember late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover during an event at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Monday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.

"Richard W. Glover: Remembering the Man, Honoring the Memory" will include tributes by Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas, Brookland District Supervisor Harvey L. Hinson and retired County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett, as well as a musical performance by Mountain Highway, featuring Glover’s grandchildren.
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Dominion Energy opens application process for $1M in grants


The application process has opened for nonprofit organizations interested in a piece of $1 million in grant money from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

The foundation is inviting nonprofits across its 13-state footprint (including Virginia) to apply for grants of as much as $50,000 each for programs that provide essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services. For the third consecutive year, the foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical community needs in the states served by Dominion Energy.
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Henrico County property transactions, Aug. 7-20


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

7607 Derryclare Drive – $240,000, 1,746 SF (built in 1988), from Antonio and Amy Kocev to Michael A. Milligan and Nicole M. Strickland.
12700 Westin Estates Drive – $242,500 (vacant site), from HHHunt Corporation to JR Walker Homes LLC.
3320 Pemberton Creek Court – $250,000, 1,728 SF (built in 1998), from Henry C. Dhanarajan and D. H. Chandrashekar to Michael Tarbottom.
8915 Brawner Drive – $254,000, 1,443 SF (built in 1984), from Melanie Dalton to Sarah Crown and Khoumeini Benbouzid
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NASCAR races this weekend to impact local traffic


Traffic patterns will temporarily be altered on roads around Richmond Raceway this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially on Saturday before and after the race from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Henrico Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races.
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Business in brief


Duck Donuts team members are raising money for Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, a unique nonprofit organization which provides a comprehensive educational program supporting children and families living with cancer. The program includes a 12-inch, soft Chemo Duck used for medical play therapy; a bilingual companion overview book; printable activity book; and educational DVD that includes a cartoon about the program. The money raised in each store will benefit their local Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program affiliated children’s hospital oncology group. Patrons can support this program throughout the month of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, by purchasing a $1 paper Ribbon Icon or a pediatric cancer awareness rubber duck, where $1 of the proceeds will benefit the organization.
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Portion of Galaxie Road reopens following restoration

A section of Galaxie Road between Alycia and Lafayette avenues reopened Sept. 1 following more than two months of work to address storm damage.

The approximate 700-foot section, near Holladay Elementary School, had been closed since June 16, when heavy rains severely damaged the road surface and culverts.
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Richmond Raceway hosting 3-day PWBA Tour Championship this week


Before NASCAR takes to the track, the season finale of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour visits Richmond Raceway this week as part of the track’s fall race week festivities. The bowlers will compete for the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship Sept. 4-6.

The 16-player field will be composed of PWBA members who have won a 2017 event and will be completed by top point earners for the season.
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New Zaxby’s opens in Glen Allen


Zaxby’s celebrated the grand opening of its first Glen Allen location on Monday, Sept. 4. Located at 11350 Nuckols Road, the new Zaxby’s operates from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
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Goodwill helping adults go back to school to boost job opportunities


Adults seeking to expand their employment options can get a wide range of support, at no charge, from Goodwill of Central Virginia this fall.

Job-seekers can meet with employment specialists at any one of Goodwill’s community employment centers to map out a plan to get the education, skills, credentials and interview preparation needed to secure competitive employment.
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Dominion drops electric rates slightly Sept. 1


SEPT. 1, 12:05 A.M. – Electric rates are dropping today for Dominion Energy residential customers.

A typical 1,000 kilowatt-hour residential monthly bill will drop by $1.55 beginning today, due largely to a $2.07 reduction in transmission-related costs. The company is continuing to upgrade and modernize its transmission system, but transmission-related costs for residential customers decreased when compared to the previous year's total.
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Va. Attorney General: Be careful about Harvey donations

As Texas recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to exercise caution as they consider donating money to assist victims in their recovery. Scammers often use natural disasters such as hurricanes to set up fake charities through which the money collected is pocketed by the scammer.
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