Lifestyles

Brianne Adams as BES’s mascot.

Volunteer spreads school spirit at Beaverdam Elementary

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 10:51 am

When Brianne Adams, a Beaverdam-area resident and mother, attended South Anna Elementary School as a child years ago, she said her family could not afford to buy the school’s spirit wear because it cost a pretty penny. “Even back in the 80s at South Anna, it was so expensive to have a [South Anna] T-shirt or sweatshirt that I never owned one unless I found it at the Goodwill,” Adams

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  • One year after near-fatal accident, still going ‘GWKStrong’

    Posted on June 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Grayson Kirby, one year after a near-fatal accident. Doctors estimated he had a 1 or 2 percent chance of survival.

    Nearly a year ago, a farm-vehicle accident landed Studley-area resident Grayson Kirby in the hospital near death and with numerous serious injuries, including one that shook his brain within his skull. Kirby, 32, said doctors told his family he had a “1 to 2 percent chance of living.” And, after six weeks at University of Virginia Medical Center and four weeks at rehabilitation facility, Sheltering Arms, Kirby was able to

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  • Volunteer is a ‘watchdog’ at Liberty Middle School

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Gary Perkins.

    When Gary Perkins, a Montpelier resident, first walked into his child’s school, he said he instantly felt the energy and passion of the teachers and staff that work there. That’s part of the reason why Perkins, a retired federal government employee, lends a hand when he can at Liberty Middle School with its Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program. The program, which currently has about 20 participants, is designed

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Education

New graduate Corvin Sandford gets a congratulatory hug from Dr. Mark Malin. Sandford earned special honors, as he was awarded one of two Smithey Mathematics Medals.

Randolph-Macon College graduates 299

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Randolph-Macon College’s largest graduating class, 299 Yellow Jackets, moved their tassels from right to left atop their ceremonial hats and said goodbye to their home of the past four years May 30. As the college’s newest alumni began to welcome the start of another journey, commencement speaker and R-MC alumna Sue Schick, a CEO and chief growth officer with UnitedHealthcare, left the class with one large piece of advice, or

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  • Non-resident students expected to pay tuition

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    School Board Chairman Bob Hundley.

    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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Religion

Church News, week of June 4, 2014

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

First Baptist Church, Ashland The Mosaic Group for Seniors at First Baptist Church in Ashland is hosting their quarterly luncheon Thursday, June 11 at noon. The event is open to the public. A luncheon of cold chicken salad plate and a dessert will be served for $6.50. Reservations must be made by contacting the church office by Friday, June 5. The phone number is (804) 798-9014. Cancellations are important and

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  • One year after near-fatal accident, still going ‘GWKStrong’

    Posted on June 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Grayson Kirby, one year after a near-fatal accident. Doctors estimated he had a 1 or 2 percent chance of survival.

    Nearly a year ago, a farm-vehicle accident landed Studley-area resident Grayson Kirby in the hospital near death and with numerous serious injuries, including one that shook his brain within his skull. Kirby, 32, said doctors told his family he had a “1 to 2 percent chance of living.” And, after six weeks at University of Virginia Medical Center and four weeks at rehabilitation facility, Sheltering Arms, Kirby was able to

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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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Health

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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