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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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  • Large residential project in Mechanicsville deferred

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    For now, a proposed large multi-family residential development is on hold. Feb. 19, the Hanover Planning Commission agreed to accept the developer’s request to defer the proposal for 354 residential units, including 27 single-family homes, 111 townhouses and 220 apartment units.

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  • Ashland Police seek hotel robbery suspect

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    The Ashland Police Department is looking to the community to help identify the above suspect.

    The Ashland Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying the suspect from a robbery that occurred at a hotel located in the 700 block of England Street.

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  • Cold Harbor supervisor retiring

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm


    After serving on the board of supervisors for almost 24 years, Elton Wade Sr. has decided not to seek another term as the Cold Harbor District’s representative. Wade, 81, said it is time for him to retire because of his age and that he has been a supervisor since 1992.

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  • School Board OKs budget, pay raise

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm


    Budget season is almost over for the schools. Feb. 10, the school board unanimously approved its 2016 budget. The roughly $180 million spending plan received mostly positive feedback from educational organizations and citizens during the entire process.

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  • Supervisors OK animal law updates

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Local laws regarding animals have officially been updated. Feb. 11, the board of supervisors unanimously approved a series of changes to make sure the county’s codes are in line with state laws and others focused on addressing local issues.

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  • Hanover supervisors will stream meetings online

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm


    By the fall, anyone with Internet access will be able to watch board of supervisors’ meetings on their computers. Last week, the board unanimously voted in favor of a roughly $26,000 proposal, which would cover the cost of three cameras and other equipment needed to broadcast meetings.

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