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Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C. recently named Joshua C. Kerr-Hobert, CPA as principal in the firm. As a principal, he is responsible for the firm’s strategic growth initiatives as well as leadership and mentoring to the firm’s tax team. Kerr-Hobert joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour after graduating from William & Mary in 1999. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a past board member of Blue Ridge Kiwanis.

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Dr. Jeffrey Graves recently joined PartnerMD’s Executive Health & Wellness Center in Henrico. Formerly of The Greenbrier Clinic, Graves specializes in executive physicals. He will provide health screenings, in-depth consultations and physician-directed analysis and coaching of health goals for PartnerMD’s executive clients. Graves is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina.

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Many homeowners do not know who to call, who to trust, or what to do to improve the comfort of their home and lower their energy bills. The Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) formed in 2010 to break down the barriers to residential energy efficiency. RREA’s program provides access to specialized home energy assessment software so homeowners can prioritize the most cost-effective improvements, a list of qualified home energy upgrade contractors, information about financing and rebates and a proven quality assurance program. For more information, call Bill Greenleaf at 525-7657 or visit http://www.rrea-va.org.

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The Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) is currently accepting grant applications from any 501c3 nonprofit organization in the Richmond area that supports the mission of N.E.W. Consideration will be given to organizations that serve women and children and also to the number of individuals impacted by the funding. A total of $10,000 will be awarded with a maximum award of $1,500 per organization. Applications are due by Jan. 15. For more information, visit http://www.networkofenterprisingwomen.org.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Physiotherapy Associates, Inc. – renewed its lease of 3,000 square feet in Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower at 8906 W. Broad St.; and State Farm Office of Myra Howard – leased 1,322 square feet in the US Financial Building at 7202 Glen Forest Dr.
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State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and Virginia State Police officials are urging motorists to "do what’s right when they see lights" and move over.

The “Move Over” law is a lifesaving law intended to protect public safety professionals and highway workers who help to maintain the safety of the Commonwealth’s roads. State Police are using the #MoveOver hashtag on social media to promote the law. > Read more.

Henrico to hold June 8 open house on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 8 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill areas.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road. The meeting’s informal structure will allow the public to attend at their convenience and to ask questions and discuss the study one on one with Planning staff. > Read more.

Henrico real estate staying strong despite low inventory

The Henrico real estate market has been relatively strong for the past month, despite a lower amount of inventory, according to data from Long and Foster Real Estate.

In the past month, 408 homes have been sold in Henrico, which is 2 percent less than were sold in the same timeframe in 2016.

Last year the median sale prices for Henrico homes was $219,975, whereas this month it's up to $232,500, a 6 percent increase. Which means half of the homes in Henrico are priced above $232,500 and half are priced below. > Read more.

Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance

Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. to serve as director of the Department of Finance, effective July 1.

Smither has served Henrico since 2013 as director of the Accounting Division in Finance. He will succeed Eugene H. Walter, who has delayed his retirement until June 30 to ensure an orderly transition within the department.
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State honors EMS officials this week

There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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Deep Run Recreation Center will host a night of water-themed games, relays and activities from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parent or legal guardian must sign a liability waiver provided on site at the time of drop off. Space is limited to the first 50 children. For ages 8-12. Event is free. For details, call 652-1441 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec. Full text

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