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The new Ashland Neighborhood plan.

196 new residences proposed for western Ashland

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 1:09 pm

By DANIEL SHERRIER H-P Editor   The Ashland Planning Commission decided it needed a little more time to work with a residential rezoning request, which drew a sizable crowd to Town Hall Wednesday night who believe the developer can do better. Rogers-Chenault, Inc. and the Town of Ashland have jointly filed a rezoning request pertaining to an undeveloped property near the southeast corner of Route 54 and Chapman Street. These

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Suspects 1 and 2

Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help in identifying larceny suspects

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:26 am

Four unidentified white males entered the Wal-Mart at 7430 Bell Creek Road, forced entry into a glass display case, and stole electronic games systems at approximately 1:30 a.m., April 4, according to the Hanover Sheriff’s Office. Similar incidents have been reported in other jurisdictions. The Hanover Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in identifying these four individuals, pictured to the sides and below. Anyone with information about this incident is

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  • UPDATED: Runaway juvenile located

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Victoria Creps.

    UPDATE, 11 p.m., April 15: The Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Victoria Creps has been located. Creps and all three associates known to be with her have been located in Cleveland, Ohio. Creps is being held pending arrival of her family members. Shawn Littlejohn is also in custody and arrangements will be made to extradite him back to Virginia. Brynna M. Shiftlet and the other adult male were released by the

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  • No reduction in doctor’s sentence

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Michael Carlson

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   A judge threw out an initial sentencing plan last week that could have placed former Ashland doctor Michael Carlson in a substance abuse program, possibly reducing the four-year active sentence he received early February for being under the influence of alcohol while driving a vehicle that hit and killed Ashland mother Margaret “Meg” Menzies while she was jogging with her husband January 2014.

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Sports

Peyton St. George winds up a pitch for Atlee. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

Atlee softball overcomes six scoreless innings to defeat Deep Run

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm

By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   For most of their performance at home Monday, the Atlee Raiders softball team seemed lethargic. The chatter was forced. But the defense was solid, and, until the sixth inning, the Raiders were still in a scoreless tie. But Reagan Dolliver changed everything. Forcing a 3-1 count, the Deep Run slugger took the next pitch from Atlee starter Peyton St. George over the left center

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  • Atlee girls lacrosse rolls over Glen Allen

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Atlee’s Jessica SanFillippo shoots on the goal defended by Glen Allen’s Emily Benko during the game that improved the Raiders’ season record to 4-1. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Get the ball, keep the ball. It seems like an easy formula for success in many sports. But first one must possess the ball. The Atlee girls lacrosse team is learning that, and turning that small but important detail into victories. Monday night, the Raiders used their abilities to grab ground balls and pass well to build a quick lead over Glen Allen, taking

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  • Jackets’ 13-1 victory flips to 13-2 loss in doubleheader

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Macon’s Michael Kroll hits a single. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   James Walsh took the road less traveled between Atlee High School and Randolph-Macon College. The left-hander graduated a Raider, then spent time at Christopher Newport before deciding to come back to Hanover County to continue his education, and career, as a Yellow Jacket. Everyone is happy with that decision. Walsh continued his stellar pitching this season with a 12-strikeout gem over eight innings Saturday

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Lifestyles

Ambria Ingram, Amir Massenburg, and Asia Ingram.

Girls inspired to help families battling colitis

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:31 am

By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   After three young Mechanicsville girls saw their loved one suffer through a digestive disease a couple of years ago, they were inspired to help others who are diagnosed with the illness. For the past few years, Asia Ingram, 14, Ambria Ingram, 16, and their 15-year-old cousin, Amir Massenburg, have banded together to raise awareness of ulcerative colitis. The main reason they said they

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  • Volunteer has served in many ways

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Dana Nelson.

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Many may know of Hanover resident Dana Nelson from Operation Hope, the organization he co-founded with Katie Stilwell, and their efforts, along with the community, to fundraise and create three all-inclusive playgrounds for children with disabilities to enjoy. However, Nelson’s volunteer efforts in the county extend beyond his more well-known work with the community project. A big portion of his efforts involved him

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  • Caring for dogs is a passion for this volunteer

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Linda Lane greets a canine friend. (H-P photo by Paige Baxter)

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   One of Linda Lane’s passions in life is caring for dogs. It is evident especially when Lane, a long-time volunteer at Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s, is at the non-profit organization’s headquarters at a farm in Ashland. When Lane is putting her time in at BARK and she sees one of the many rescued and adoptable dogs at the farm, her eyes

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Entertainment

Ashland is about to get more colorful, at least until the next rainfall.

Ashland Chalk Walk returns May 2

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

The Ashland Main Street Association is calling for artists of all ages to claim their squares of concrete canvas at the 2015 Ashland Chalk Walk. The sixth annual celebration of temporal fine art will be held Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the plaza of the Ashland Branch Library. The goal of the Chalk Walk is to raise awareness of the Ashland Cultural Arts District by

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  • K-9 Heroes Day featuring Pooch Pursuit April 18

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:05 am

    K-9 Heroes Pooch Pursuit

    Start the morning off with the Pooch Pursuit 5K/1-mile walk fun run. The start time is 9 a.m., with all registered participants receiving a human and dog-friendly treat bag. Immediately following the pursuit, the K-9 Heroes Day kicks off at 10 a.m. This free event, open to the public, honors our K-9 Veterans.

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  • Diversions, week of April 16, 2015

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Art Is On Fire

    The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education 18th annual Celebration of the Arts – Art Is On Fire! featuring the second annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition taking place Saturday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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