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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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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Fairfield meeting Sept. 13 to focus on health care, importance of counties


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Sept. 13 to discuss health care and financial assistance that may be available for senior citizens.
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Lidl to open third Henrico store Sept. 21


Lidl will open its third Henrico store Thursday, Sept. 21 at 9101 Hermitage Road, at its intersection with Staples Mill Road.

The new store will open at 8 a.m., preceded by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:40 a.m. It will be Lidl's fifth store in the region. The other four locations – including one at 5110 S. Laburnum Avenue and another at 12151 W. Broad Street in Henrico – opened July 27.
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AAA: Gas prices in Virginia could jump 15-25 cents per gallon in Harvey aftermath


Gas prices in Virginia could jump as much as 15 to 25 cents per gallon – or more – within 10 days as the result of Hurricane Harvey's impact in Texas, AAA Mid-Atlantic officials are warning.

Locally, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas has risen two cents to $2.16 since Monday, according to AAA.
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Tuckahoe meeting Sept. 13 to discuss cybercrime prevention


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will host a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to address cybercrime.

Detective Stuart VonCanon of the Henrico Police Division will discuss the latest threats and ways to prevent them.
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UMFS, Charterhouse School to host career fair Tuesday


Nonprofit social service organization UMFS is planning to hire more than 20 people for a variety of positions at its West Broad Street headquarters and will host a career fair Aug. 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

UMFS, located at 3900 W. Broad Street, provides a comprehensive array of programs for high-risk children and families. Its Charterhouse School provides special education for students with autism and other neurological differences, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and emotional challenges.
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2 dead, 1 injured in Highland Springs shooting

Two people died in a weekend shooting in Highland Springs and a third was injured in the incident.

Henrico Police identified the two deceased victims as 31-year-old Lakisha L. Lewis and 32-year-old Devon L. Blowe, both of Richmond.
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Henricus Historical Park will present its annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23-24. The 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement, will be at the Henricus dock for free tours. Watch 400 years of history come to life with living history re-enactments, military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, 17th-century medicinal demonstrations, Virginia Indian activities, historical children’s games and crafts, storytelling, and more. Admission and parking for Publick Days are free. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org. Full text

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