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Hanover law enforcement is trying to locate the above suspect, who they say robbed a local pharmacy over the weekend.

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect in pharmacy robbery

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:43 am

Hanover authorities are trying to locate the man they say displayed a firearm before robbing a local pharmacy over the weekend. Saturday, July 26, at approximately 6 p.m., the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 9400 block of Charter Gate Drive for a report of a robbery. Here, the suspect concealed his face with a white rag, and demanded cash and OxyContin.

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Hanover authorities conducting death investigation

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Hanover authorities have identified the man found dead in a Georgetown Road home Saturday as Braxton G. Vaughan, 25, of Sandston. “We extend our sincerest condolences to the Vaughan family in their time of loss,” said Lt. Chris Whitley, of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Whitley said the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation is ongoing and no further updates were available at this time. July 26, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s

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  • Hanover Cannery preserves local foods, tradition

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Sheree Bremner loads a tray of tomatoes into a blancher machine at the Hanover Cannery. The Hanover resident estimates she cans 600-700 items a season there.

    Hanover resident Sheree Bremner has visited the local cannery in the Taylor Park Complex two or three times a week since 1997, canning roughly 600 or 700 items a season, a craft passed onto her from her mother. According to Bremner, there are advantages to this traditional art of preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. “It’s just more convenient because you can do a whole lot more at one time,” Bremner said.

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  • Facility closure in Rutland has residents asking, ‘Y?’

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:29 am

    The Atlee YMCA location will close this fall due to financial difficulties.

    Some Mechanicsville residents will have to travel to a different YMCA for their daily fitness fill starting this fall. The organization’s Atlee Station location will be closing due to financial reasons, according to their website.

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Ryan Turnage will lead the Lee-Davis gridiron as the Confederates kick off their 57th season.

New Lee-Davis Coach: ‘There will be great effort’

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

Ryan Turnage does not fancy himself a public speaker. But the new head football coach of Lee-Davis High School got his message across clearly at his recent meet and greet with student-athletes and parents. “There will be great effort, and we will do everything the right way,” Turnage proclaimed to those assembled at the school’s auditorium.

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  • ‘Too little, too late’ for Mechanicsville Post

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Post 175’s Anthony Zona scores as Post 361’s Will Black waits for the throw to home during a game Saturday. Post 175 won that game but lost to the same team Tuesday night to force an elimination game.

    But whereas the ball spent most of the season finding the gaps, Tuesday night, Post 175 couldn’t find open space until it was too late, a five-run ninth inning rally not enough in a 9-6 loss to West End Post 361, forcing a winner-take-all championship game between the two.

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  • Hanover tennis champion competing nationally

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Hanover’s Danny Polk eyes the ball as he prepares to serve this past season.

    Danny Polk, a recent graduate of Hanover High School, isn’t taking time to rest in the laurels of capturing both the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Student Journalist of The Year Award and the State Group 4A Boys Singles Tennis Championship.

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Members of Prospect 7 perform Friday during the Concerts in the Park series at Pole Green Park, put on by the E.J. Wade Foundation.

Concerts in the Park series combines music, message

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

Some might say the Concert in the Park series is a perfect way for families and couples to kick off the weekend sitting in lawn chairs on summer nights at Pole Green Park listening to various musicians and bands for free. More than 3,000 people came out last Friday night for E.J. Wade Foundation’s “Night for Niger,” which is one of five concerts the organization is putting on this year as part of its summer concert series.

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  • Sunshine, tomatoes and crowds abound at festival

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Larry Leber, president of Black Creek Volunteer Fire Company, with Jethro Piland, chief of Hanover Fire-EMS, as he is recognized for 36 years of service to the Hanover Tomato Festival.

    Roughly 35,500 people showed up to Pole Green Park Saturday for the 36th annual Hanover Tomato Festival to enjoy the juicy Hanover specialty and the atmosphere.

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  • Nature as classroom for Patrick Henry HS teacher

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Eric Bohi, a Patrick Henry High School teacher, and another teacher take an opportunity to investigate part of the wetlands “by immersion.” (Photo by Bill Portlock)

    One local high school teacher returned to the classroom this summer, but it just so happened it was a floating classroom out on the river. Last week Eric Bohi, an oceanography teacher at Patrick Henry High School, participated in “Chesapeake classrooms,” a hands-on learning program with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “It was a great trip,” Bohi said. During the five-day class, Bohi learned how to survey the fish population and

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The Dixie Power Trio is comprised of Zack Smith on cornet and accordion, Andy Kochenour on bass, Chuck Underwood on guitar, and Byron McWilliams on drums.

Dixie Power Trio kicks off summer concert series in Ashland

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

The Bluemont Concert Series returns to the Town of Ashland for its 10th season of outdoor evening concerts featuring a variety of family-focused evening performances. The concerts’ venue is on the steps of Randolph-Macon’s Blackwell Auditorium. The season kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. with the first of four concerts, featuring the band the Dixie Power Trio. The Dixie Power Trio delights audiences across the country with

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  • Local libraries hold Bat World program, Ice Cream socials

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Summer Storytimes end on Friday, Aug. 1.  Fall Storytimes resume Monday, Sept. 8. All branch libraries will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Sept. 1.   Ashland Branch Library Bat World Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. Enter the fascinating world of bats! Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too! Teen Movie

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  • Diversions week of July 24, 2014

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Abstract paintings by Amy Harris

    Crafters Wanted Ashland Volunteer Fire Department is looking for crafters for a craft show Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 for 8×8 space. Please contact Audrey Roberts for more information at (804) 349-5629.   Crafters wanted for the 24th annual Short Pump Ruritan Club Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 25. It will be held at short Pump Middle School – 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. For information, call

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