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Hanover Supervisors elect new leaders

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

The New Year brings new leadership for the Hanover Board of Supervisors. Jan. 14, the board unanimously elected Wayne Hazzard, South Anna District supervisor, as its chairman for 2015 while longtime board member, Beaverdam’s Aubrey “Bucky” Stanley was named vice chairman.

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Bill Roberts, WHAN station owner, at the controls of the Ashland station, where he has been for 17 years.

U.Va.-owned station to take over WHAN

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:05 am

Ashland’s local radio station is poised to change hands. According to Bill Roberts, WHAN station owner, Chartlottesville-based WTJU, which is owned by the University of Virginia, will take control of the station effective in February as part of a three-year lease-management agreement.

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  • Official shares life lessons learned from King

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Maurice Jones, Virginia’s secretary of commerce and trade, addresses the crowd at Randolph-Macon last Thursday.

    Last week, Randolph-Macon College students celebrated the life of influential leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hearing the life lessons one state leader learned from King and his actions during the Civil Rights movement.

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  • Specialty center, trades school targeted

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:58 am


    Jan. 13, the school board approved the facilities work group’s recommendations and agreed to take action and implement numerous suggestions regarding the specialty center at Hanover High School, the Hanover Center for Trades and Technology and school boundaries.

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Katie Anderson battles for possession during Randolph-Macon’s hard-fought win over Guilford.

R-MC rallies late, tops Quakers in OT battle

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:30 am

It is a guarantee that every team in every sport on every level will face significant adversity, whether a season ends with a losing record, or a championship. Many times, for teams experiencing the latter, that adversity is a key ingredient to their success.

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  • Atlee’s proving skeptics wrong with 8-6 season

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:27 am

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    Robert Jenkins Jr., known to his friends and coaches as R.J., heard it over and over again, especially since last season, Atlee boys basketball finished with just two wins, after starting 2-0.

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  • Raiders girls team eyeing repeat playoff trip

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

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    After a surprise appearance last year in the playoffs, the Raiders, to a player, expect to return to postseason action. But although they enjoyed a relatively easy 63-34 home win Friday over rival Lee-Davis, the Raiders showed there is much work to be done.

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Volunteer helps prevent cycle of crime, drug use

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

For a few hours each week, a Hanover mother meets with several local inmates, who without her, could end up falling back into a cycle of drug use and crime. Every Friday night at 7 p.m., Cristine McLaughlin hosts a “substance abuse night” group meeting at Pamunkey Regional Jail to prepare incarcerated inmates for their potential release.

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  • Students’ art leaves school confines

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Students’ artwork lines the walls of the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education.

    Western Hanover students are getting the chance to share their artwork with the community at the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education this month. Roughly 100 pieces by students from both Liberty Middle School and Patrick Henry High School currently line the walls of the center.

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  • A safe place for horses and humans to heal

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    A pair of horses at Wings of Hope Ranch graze on hay while wearing coats to protect them from the January chill. The volunteer-run organization pairs horses with troubled pasts with disabled or troubled children.

    When one Hanover resident’s daughter started taking horseback riding classes from Montpelier-based organization, Wings of Hope Ranch, it changed everything. The organization provides riding sessions to troubled children or young ones with disabilities.

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Diversions: Week of Jan. 22, 2015

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Diversions is the Herald-Progress' weekly roundup of events and entertainment happening in the Hanover County and Ashland communities. This installment runs through Feb. 22. Submit your events via email to for inclusion in our next installment.

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  • Hanover Tomato Festival seeking vendors

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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    The Hanover Tomato Festival is in search of vendors who make or sell unique tomato-related products. This fun-filled event highlights Hanover’s prized produce and features children’s activities, crafters, artisans and live entertainment.

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  • Ashland Museum hosts historic women’s clothing program

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    An upcoming Ashland Museum program will focus on 19th Century women's clothing.

    Rosanne Shalf, president of the Ashland Museum, and Sherry Graves, member of the Virginia Homespun Dance Ensemble, will present a program about 19th Century Women’s Clothing Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ashland Museum, located at 105 Hanover Avenue in Ashland.

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