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$396.5M budget proposed for Hanover

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Hanover County’s economy continues to be on the upswing, based on the proposed budget that won’t take effect until July. The Hanover Board of Supervisors got their first look at the $396.5 million plan for Fiscal Year 2016 Wednesday after presstime.

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Students navigate a snowmound as they board buses at Henry Clay Elementary School Monday, their first day back in classrooms since the storm that shut down county schools last week.

Snow covers county, shuts down schools

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Last week, Hanover was a wintry wonderland. The county was blanketed with several inches of snow all over. As a result, students were knocked out of school for four days because of the inclement weather and will have to make up at least one day of school.

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  • Students plead for freedom to learn

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    From left: Nathan Pal, Stephanie Mayle and Caroline Ryan of student group “Hanover Students for Freedom of Information and Learning.”

    Concerned students have banded together to form "Hanover Students for Freedom of Information and Learning" in response to the school board's decision to restrict students' access to "controversial" instructional materials.

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  • Work set for major Ashland intersection

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This visual prepared by the Virginia Department of Transportation shows improvements slated for the Route 1-Route 54 intersection in Ashland.

    Beginning in early March through May 2016, Route 1 and Route 54 will be limited to one travel lane in each direction as crews work to add through lanes, turn lanes, improved traffic signals and pedestrian accommodations such as sidewalks and signaled crosswalks at the busy intersection.

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Sports

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Randolph-Macon goes undefeated in ODAC

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm

The Yellow Jackets have not only broken the school record for most consecutive wins, now at 20 and counting, but they completed their first perfect regular season in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play at 16-0 with an 82-63 win Saturday at Emory and Henry.

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  • R-MC women finish second in ODAC

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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    Saturday, the Yellow Jackets knocked out Bridgewater 87-75 to give Randolph-Macon their 20th win of the season. The Yellow Jackets finished second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with a 13-3 mark. Randolph-Macon is the number-two seed in this week’s ODAC Tournament in Salem.

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  • Patriots boys, girls fall to Albemarle in semis

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:28 pm

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    It was a playoff atmosphere in Charlottesville Monday night as Patrick Henry’s girls and boys basketball teams traveled to Albemarle High School. The winner of these Conference 16 semi-finals would advance to the title game. Unfortunately, both Albemarle teams’ size and speed proved too much for the Patriots.

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Lifestyles

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Longtime volunteer has passion for helping others

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

One of the county’s first reserve deputies continues to volunteer his time helping Hanoverians in need and working alongside paid law enforcement in the field fighting crime. For as long as the unit has existed, Lt. Wayne Pugh has worked as one of the Hanover Sheriff’s Office’s reserve deputies, who serve the department just as a career officer would. He said he was one of the first five officers when the department first started the reserves program in 1979.

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  • Volunteer sees serving as spiritual duty

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Brad Dugai serves with Ashcake Volunteer Rescue Squad, where he volunteers as a paramedic and as station president.

    One active Hanover resident stumbled into a volunteer position with Hanover Fire-EMS. Brad Dugai, of Mechanicsville, said he never really expected to end up volunteering with the rescue squad. In fact, during his college years, Dugai wanted to be a physician but he said he “didn’t have the vision to see it through.”

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  • Ashland Theater welcomes real-life ‘Titans’

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Rufus Littlejohn directs questions during the post-movie “Q&A.”

    Saturday afternoon, members of the 1971 T.C. Williams team came to the Ashland Theater for a special showing of “Remember the Titans,” with proceeds from the event helping to renovate the beloved theater.

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Entertainment

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Diversions week of February 26, 2015

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Through Feb. 28 The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education will host an exhibit for Charlene Lehto “A Winter Break.” The artist is a Mechanicsville resident and will present her landscape interpretations on our west and north gallery walls through Feb. 28. On our east wall, we will present an exhibition on loan from our educational partner, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, “They Call It Stormy Weather,” also running

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  • Tickets now on sale for Ashland Musical Variety Show

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm

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    It’s time to get your tickets for “Ashland, Our Valentine Town,” sponsored by the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. This popular show will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 19, 20 and 21—starting each night at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Ashland Theater announces film club lineup

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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    Ashland’s landmark art-deco design movie theater has reopened to sell-out crowds and has plenty to offer movie buffs over the next two months. As part of ongoing programming, the theater will screen four classic award-winning films for the “Ashland Film Club” series.

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