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County Administrator Rhu Harris.

Greater salary increase proposed for teachers and county staff

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm

By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Hanover County employees and public school teachers may receive a higher salary increase than initially anticipated in County Administrator Rhu Harris’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget. During a presentation to the Board of Supervisors March 25, Kathy Seay, finance director, said Hanover is amending its previously introduced spending plan to include a 2 percent salary increase for county employees after receiving partial funding

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Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones presents board president Hugh Joyce and executive director Tom Wulf with the Virginia Main Street Volunteer Investment Award.

Virginia Main Street recognizes Ashland for over 3,000 volunteer hours

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Ashland Main Street Association and the Town of Ashland on March 19 were presented with a Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award for the dedication of more than 3,000 volunteer hours to the revitalization of the downtown’s historic commercial district. “The Virginia Main Street program is a vital part of building a new Virginia economy,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. “The work throughout the 25 Virginia Main

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  • Upcoming bicycling event among topics at Henry District town hall meeting

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Henry District Supervisor Sean Davis

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Henry District residents and other interested citizens had the chance to get their questions answered Monday night at a town hall meeting hosted by the district’s supervisor, Sean Davis, at Rural Point Elementary School. Though a number of topics were mentioned, many residents were curious about the impact of the upcoming UCI Road World Championships on Hanover. During the nine days of the

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  • Hanover officials discuss public safety needs with state attorney general

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Attorney General Mark Herring and Beaverdam Supervisor Bucky Stanley at the Henrico Sheriff's Office. (H-P photo by Paige Baxter)

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Hanover officials were able to throw in their two cents on the county’s public safety agencies to Virginia’s attorney general last week. Beaverdam District Supervisor Bucky Stanley, Hanover Fire-EMS Chief Jethro Piland, and Maj. Tom Woody, of the Sheriff’s Office, discussed the county’s successes and challenges in public safety at a meeting with Attorney General Mark Herring at the Henrico Sheriff’s Office March

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Sports

Atlee’s Booth Watson attacks the ball close to the Midlothian goal during Monday’s game against the Trojans. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

Atlee Raiders thwart Midlothian Trojans in lacrosse

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:44 am

By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   If you don’t follow boys lacrosse, you may not realize that the Atlee Raiders and Midlothian Trojans have quite the rivalry. Matches with county rivals like Hanover or Lee-Davis may be more notable, but an Atlee/Midlothian match gets the Raiders’ juices flowing like none other. Former rivals at the club level, the Trojans played their second match in Virginia High School League (VHSL) history

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  • Yellow Jackets softball splits a doubleheader

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Macon’s Madison Gilman connects with a single to center field that scored Sierra Ford to end the game against Shenandoah with the eight-run rule at 9-1 after five innings. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Randolph-Macon head softball coach Kevin Proffitt stood in the empty third base dugout following his Yellow Jackets’ doubleheader split Sunday in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action against Shenandoah, doing what every coach has done since the dawn of competition. Second-guessing. Down 4-3 entering the bottom of the seventh in game two, Proffitt felt if they could get runners aboard, hitters would deliver. But,

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  • Two points end Yellow Jackets men’s basketball season

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:03 am

    All eyes are on Chris Hamilton as he lines up what ended up being the Jackets’ final shot of the season, which missed.

    R-MC had 25 straight wins By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   It was a ride for the ages, a 104-day journey filled with smiles, celebrations, multiple heroes, and record-breaking individual and team performances. The only problem was that the journey could have lasted 111 days. The final exit was hoped to be in Salem, where the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets’ men’s basketball team already hoisted one trophy and hoped to do

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Lifestyles

Dutch Dorschel on his way to give a hospice patient a bath. (H-P photo by Paige Baxter)

Volunteer helps out at hospice center

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:53 am

By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   For the past six or seven years, Dutch Dorschel, a Beaverdam resident, has lent a hand or two in many ways. He said he does not volunteer for recognition or praise, but instead because he cares about people and thoroughly enjoys giving back to others. For instance, Dorschel often helps out with the Wood Ministry at Rouzies Chapel United Methodist Church. One time

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  • Youth helps people with special needs

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Julia Cramer with Charles Clay, an adult with special needs she escorted to the Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine last month. (Contributed photo)

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Twelve-year-old Julia Cramer has spent most of her life so far helping others – specifically those who have special needs. Though she gives back to her community in multiple ways, one of Julia’s projects is working with the club, “We Are Unique.” The group, which is comprised of young students and individuals with disabilities, engages in various volunteer projects throughout the county, including

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  • Honoring history is the mission for volunteer

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Marla Coleman

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Not too long after Marla Coleman and her family moved to the Studley area in 1972, she discovered a broken, flat grave of a patriot doctor not far from her home. She worked to promote interest in it and eventually, with the help of many people, she was able to restore it and save it from being taken over by oak trees. Her

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Entertainment

Louise Keeton as Snow White with a super-heroic twist.

Snow White, Super Dwarves to save world at Ashland Theater

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:51 am

By DANIEL SHERRIER H-P Editor   When the forces of evil threaten the United States, only Snow White and her friends can save the day in a new children’s musical set to debut in the Ashland Theater April 11. “Snow White and the Super Dwarves” is the latest production from the local Whistle Stop Theatre Company and the group’s first to be performed in the Ashland Theater along Route 54.

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  • Diversions, week of March 26, 2015

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” will be shown at the Ashland Theater Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m. This movie will be run by kids! That’s right – Ashland youth will be running concessions, projection and taking tickets, too! The Ashland Theater Committee believes this is giving opportunities to our youth.

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  • Ruritans hold annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:40 am

    The Clay Springs Ruritan Club will sponsor its annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at Slash Christian Church, 11353 Mount Hermon Road, in Ashland, Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). Children 1 to 12 years of age are welcome to come and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded.

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