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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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Across the universe

Henrico native helps lead groundbreaking ‘New Horizons’ mission to Pluto

Last month, Henrico native Alice Bowman saw 14 years of work come to fruition when the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto and collected unprecedented data and images of the dwarf planet.

Bowman (pictured above, and below, with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden), who began the initial stages of the project in 2001, is the first female Missions Operations Manager (MOM) in the history of Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab (APL). Throughout her life, Bowman has earned a degree from the University of Virginia, worked in three states, made history as the first female MOM at APL and shown Earth what Pluto looks like.

Her entire journey, though, began in the West End of Richmond off Three Chopt Road.
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Deep Run student performs with elite touring drum corps


A Deep Run High School junior is spending his summer touring the United States as part of the Southern New Jersey marching ensemble, a self-described world-class group competing on the Drum Corps International tour.

John Kresge, 16, is one of 149 members who have dedicated most of their summers to competing in this competition. As Drum Corps International’s website states, the tour truly is the major league of marching music. Kresge said his first show, which was at the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, filled the stadium about halfway with fans – that’s about 34,000 people.
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Henrico students show improvement on SOLs

But pass rates fall below state averages in 3 of 5 core subject areas
UPDATE: AUG. 11, 11:15 A.M. – Henrico County public school students improved their performances on the state's Standards of Learning tests during the 2014-15 school year but still fell slightly below the statewide pass-rate averages in three of five core subject areas, according to statistics released today by the Virginia Department of Education.

Henrico students exceeded the state pass-rate averages in history/social sciences and science but fell slightly below the state averages in reading, writing and mathematics.

Of the 29 tests taken by Henrico County students in grades 3-8 and high school in reading, writing, history and social studies, math and science, the percentage of students who earned passing scores increased on 17 tests from the 2013-14 school year. The pass rate remained the same on five other tests and decreased on seven tests.
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