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Ashland Town Council defers downtown zoning changes

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

Tuesday night, after hearing from a number of concerned citizens, business and property owners, Ashland Town Council deferred a rewrite of the town’s B-1 zoning ordinance, which also creates a separate zoning category (B-1D) for the businesses lining Railroad Avenue in the heart of town.

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  • Hanover County requests lawsuit dismissal

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Hanover County is asking the courts to dismiss a lawsuit centering around a dispute over a large electronic sign near the site of a still-pending outlet mall. The suit claims the county favored developer of Northlake Ridge, Craig Realty, over EMAC LLC., which owns 43 acres near the development, in a dispute over the placement of a large electronic sign that would be visible from the interstate.

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  • Committee told teacher turnover not an issue

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Superintendent Jamelle Wilson

    According to school officials, teacher turnover is not currently an issue in Hanover. At a June 30 joint education committee, comprised of school board members, supervisors and county staff, Superintendent Jamelle Wilson presented committee members with data on the number of teacher resignations and retirements from the 2004-2005 school year to the 2013-2014 term. The data show the most teachers recently resigning in the 2012-2013 school year with 103 who

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  • Board moves to close loophole in gun ban

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:56 am

    School Board Attorney Yvonne Gibney

    Hanover schools’ code of student conduct is mostly what you would expect — it defines things like bullying and gangs and lays out expectations for student conduct on school grounds. But one item you wouldn’t expect to see on it is permitting shotguns in school buildings. For an unknown amount of time, shotguns were not listed along with other firearms like pistols and revolvers under “weapons” in Hanover’s student code

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  • Town officials mull over the options on Carter Park pool

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Elected officials and the Ashland community will soon have to decide just how much the town’s pool in Carter Park is worth. Rough estimates to replace or renovate the aging aquatic facility are running in the neighborhood of at least $1 million, which poses tough questions for a town that had to dip heavily into its savings account just to balance this year’s budget. Last spring, the town identified major

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  • Smiling Deputy Gabe Pearce remembered

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

    His family said that Gabe Pearce had a "contagious smile."

    The biggest regret in the 22-year-old Rockville man’s life was that he had to cut off his “massive” beard and curly “fro” for the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office training academy, said his mom, Noemi Pearce. Noemi Pearce said that his humor and love for growing his hair are only a few things that their family will always remember about their son, Gabriel “Gabe” Pearce. “He was bigger than life. You

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  • Charge in fatal crash goes forward

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Meg Menzies

    General District Court Judge Hon. Thomas Jones forwarded to a grand jury a charge of involuntary manslaughter against Michael Carlson related to the crash that killed Meg Menzies, a mother of three.

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  • Randolph-Macon College debuts new logo, slogan

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    College president Robert Lindgren and school mascot Buzz debut Randolph-Macon’s new logo and tagline during a June 26 ceremony on campus.

    Robert Lindgren, college president, joined by Buzz, revealed the college’s new logo and tagline to a crowd of incoming freshmen gathered at the Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza in the heart of the Ashland campus.

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  • Multi-use development approved in Mechanicsville

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    A large multi-use development along Bell Creek Road is becoming a reality. The board of supervisors approved a plan last week to allow 48 single-family homes and 73 townhomes on roughly 25.45 acres near the intersection of Bell Creek and Pole Green roads.

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