"Independent Press in D.C. and Virginia" is now available through the History Press.

Doswell author shares history of independent press in Virginia and D.C.

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:15 am

Independent, or “underground,” newspapers were popping up on college campuses across Virginia in the 1960s and 1970s, as they strove to bring about social change and discuss controversial national issues. Author Dale Brumfield, a Doswell resident, has been working to preserve their history. Brumfield’s first book on the subject, “Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene,” was nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award in nonfiction.

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  • Volunteers celebrated in annual county ceremony

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Winston Smith accepts the Spirit of Youth award for outstanding volunteerism.

    From feeding the hungry, to raising money to buy water filters for third-world countries, to preserving local history, and more, Hanover volunteers serve a wide assortment of causes, and their selfless efforts were recognized during the county’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration May 12 at Hanover High School. “Hanover’s spirit of volunteerism is a source of great pride among all of us,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Wayne Hazzard said at

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  • Volunteer supports others with disabilities

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Justin Spurlock.

    For being 31 years old, Justin Spurlock, a new Mechanicsville resident, has a fairly normal life for someone at his age—he works full-time as a drafter at a Glen Allen roof consulting firm and spends time with friends and family. However, Spurlock goes through the daily motions just a little differently than most. That’s because he suffers from a serious spinal injury from a car accident in 2002. The accident

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School Board Chairman Bob Hundley.

Non-resident students expected to pay tuition

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Families with students in Hanover County Public Schools that have not provided the division with proper proof of residency have until June 15 before they will be asked to pay up for the amount of time their children have been enrolled in the school system. May 12, the School Board voted 5-1 to collect non-resident tuition—$5,690 per student, per year—from any family who improperly has a child or children enrolled

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  • Lee-Davis DECA students earn top honors

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Trevor Heath, Jacob Johnson, and Nick Baldwin at the competition in Orlando after their victory.

    Lee-Davis High School DECA students proved they can compete on the global stage, as three chapter members won first place in DECA’s annual International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, last month. And their project not only brought recognition to their school, but it helped a fledgling nonprofit. Juniors Jacob Johnson, Trevor Heath, and Nick Baldwin earned the honor for presenting their DECA chapter’s entry in the Creative Marketing Project

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  • Stonewall Jackson principal wins REB award

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Stonewall Jackson Middle School principal Nancy Disharoon.

    Stonewall Jackson Middle School Principal Nancy Disharoon landed the 2014-2015 R.E.B. award for Distinguished Leadership in Hanover, and she hopes to make a splash of creativity in her middle school by establishing an accessible innovative space for all students to work with their hands and get their creative juices flowing. The annual honor from the Community Foundation is given to one leading administrator who exceeds daily job expectations from each

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FBC Baptism Celebration

Church News, week of May 21, 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

First Baptist Church, Ashland welcomes new members, celebrated their baptism Sunday, May 17. (Photo by John Irby)

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  • Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale presents spring concerts in May

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale is looking forward to two performances of its 2015 spring concert, featuring the Duruflé Requiem, Four Motets on Gregorian themes, and Shenandoah, an American folk song arranged by the late James Erb. Artistic Director David Sinden will conduct the Chorale, and concert organist Daniel Stipe will accompany as well as perform. The Ashland performance will take place Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m., at Duncan

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  • New priest has vision for historic Fork Church and community

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Father Nik Forti

    “The greatest blessing of Fork Church is the people. It’s a community of really wonderful folks,” said Forti, a native Virginian. Noting its deep-rooted family tradition, Forti is excited by Fork’s “growth into a community that still has the feel of family but is opening up, bringing new people in and proclaiming Christ to the community.”

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EWL offering free health, cancer screenings for qualified women

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm

The Chickahominy Health District, the district serving Hanover, is offering free mammograms and Pap tests to eligible women. The Every Woman’s Life (EWL) health program is administered by the Virginia Department of Health. EWL provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and other diagnostic services for low income and uninsured or underinsured women. The program is provided to help detect early stages of cancer and increase survival chances

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  • New health program provides free cancer screenings for women

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program administered by the Virginia Department of Health. This program provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services for low-income and uninsured or underinsured women. EWL provides free routine screening services that include a mammogram and Pap test, as well as diagnostic services and treatment if needed, for women ages 40-64. Diagnostic services are provided for women ages

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  • American Legion Post 175, McGuire VA Medical Center co-host Outreach Forum

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    McGuire’s Rural Health team partners with community organizations to enhance healthcare services to Veterans living in rural communities Thursday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. VA staff members will be available to provide information on how to access Veterans healthcare benefits and provide guidance on other Veteran-related issues, such as: Disability Compensation, Pensions, Women’s Veterans Health, Crisis Prevention, Survivor Benefits, and how

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