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Atlee Station rezoning passes after re-vote

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The Hanover board of supervisors approved a small residential development Dec. 10 after they initially voted it down in October.The plan went before the board again after Cold Harbor District Supervisor Elton J. Wade Sr. requested a re-vote. In a previous interview Wade, who was one of four who opposed the development, said he “just voted the wrong way.”

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Hanover assessor: real estate values on the rise

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

So far, Hanover County continues to see an increase in real estate values. Richard Paul, director of real estate assessments, presented good news for the 2015 “interim” numbers for the county at a Dec. 10 board of supervisors meeting.

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  • Committee finds space to spare at HHS, Oak Knoll

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    A recent facilities review finds that Hanover High School, the newest of the county’s four high schools, is being underutilized, as is the neighboring Oak Knoll Middle School.

    A facilities work group determined that Hanover schools are not using their space efficiently and a number of recommendations have been proposed to solve the problem. The committee’s findings and four solutions were presented Dec. 9.

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  • Curbside recycling in Rutland OK’d

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    A truck picks up curbside recycling in Ashland, one of several areas in Hanover County where the service is offered. Rutland hopes to join their ranks. (Photo courtesy of Hanover County)

    Next summer, Rutland residents will have curbside recycling in their neighborhood. Dec. 10, the board of supervisors voted in favor of adding the neighborhood to the county’s recycling district.

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tlee junior Sydney Beach (22) is defended on the baseline by Cam Gatling (33) of Highland Springs in the Springers’ 68-45 win over the previously unbeaten Raiders Friday night at Atlee High School.

Atlee under pressure against Highland Springs

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Friday night, this year’s Raiders got their first test against the top-ranked team in the area. Though the final score read Highland Springs 68, Atlee 45, there were plenty of signs to know the Raiders are closing the gap between themselves and the upper echelon of area girls basketball.

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  • Yellow Jackets fall to Panthers

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Randolph-Macon’s Sarah Parsons shields the ball from a Virginia Union defender during the Yellow Jackets’ 72-68 loss to the Panthers Sunday.

    For the third straight season, Randolph-Macon women’s basketball presented itself the challenge of playing a school from the Division II level in Virginia Union. And, in their best performance against the Panthers, the Yellow Jackets had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds.

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  • R-MC topples Cabrini 105-92

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Connor Sullivan goes up for a three-pointer against Cabrini Tuesday night. He went on to lead all scorers with 27 points.

    The Cabrini Cavaliers are a traditional Division III power. Led by last year’s National Player of The Year, Aaron Walton-Moss, Cabrini arrived at Crenshaw Gymnasium Tuesday showing confidence, if not sporting a chip on their shoulder.

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Tommy and Jimmy Davis (from right) take a break after helping Mark Allieng cut down a tree at his Hanover home. The Davis brothers volunteer much of their free time doing home maintenance projects across the county.

Brother duo volunteers to repair homes, lift spirits

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

One Hanover duo fills a lot of their free time doing one thing – helping repair homes for those who can’t afford the work. The two brothers, Jimmy and Tommy Davis, joined forces in 2005 to work on homes in Mississippi that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. “We’ve been working together ever since,” Jimmy said.

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  • Volunteers with a mind of their own

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm


    Volunteerism is changing in Hanover County as citizens find a need and take matters into their own hands. According to Community Resources Administrator Lisa Adkins, more Hanover citizens are starting their own programs for various causes than when she first started working for the department for 15 years.

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  • A healthy way to heal, give back

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Volunteers Berit Haraldsson and Elizabeth Busch check a dental patient’s blood pressure at the free interfaith clinic.

    After her husband and other immediate family members died all within a few months of one another, Veronica Oberdorf of Mechanicsville said she needed help healing during the grieving process. Oberdorf decided that giving back to others and the community was the best way to do that.

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Diversions week of December 18, 2014

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Nutcracker performance at Atlee High School Dec. 20 The Concert Ballet of Virginia will be performing the Nutcracker at Atlee High School this Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2:30 and 7:30, and then again Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Hanover County has 19 dancers represented in the ballet this year. Dancers listed from left to right in the back row: Zach Allen, Spencer Menditto, Chris Gatewood. Third row: Madison Bray,

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  • ‘Nutcracker’ performances upcoming at Atlee High

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm


    The Concert Ballet of Virginia, the state’s oldest continually operating ballet company, presents the full-length version of “The Nutcracker” during the 2014 holiday season. Performances will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Atlee High School Theater.

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  • More movies, holiday jazz concert coming to Ashland Theater

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm


    This weekend, the Ashland Theater features showings of "The Goonies" and "Polar Express" followed Monday by a special holiday jazz concert from area high school students.

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