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Hanover authorities conducting death investigation

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Hanover authorities have identified the man found dead in a Georgetown Road home Saturday as Braxton G. Vaughan, 25, of Sandston. “We extend our sincerest condolences to the Vaughan family in their time of loss,” said Lt. Chris Whitley, of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Whitley said the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation is ongoing and no further updates were available at this time. July 26, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s

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  • Hanover Cannery preserves local foods, tradition

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Sheree Bremner loads a tray of tomatoes into a blancher machine at the Hanover Cannery. The Hanover resident estimates she cans 600-700 items a season there.

    Hanover resident Sheree Bremner has visited the local cannery in the Taylor Park Complex two or three times a week since 1997, canning roughly 600 or 700 items a season, a craft passed onto her from her mother. According to Bremner, there are advantages to this traditional art of preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. “It’s just more convenient because you can do a whole lot more at one time,” Bremner said.

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  • Facility closure in Rutland has residents asking, ‘Y?’

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:29 am

    The Atlee YMCA location will close this fall due to financial difficulties.

    Some Mechanicsville residents will have to travel to a different YMCA for their daily fitness fill starting this fall. The organization’s Atlee Station location will be closing due to financial reasons, according to their website.

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  • Hanover County, schools handling budget shortfall

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:22 am


    With budget shortfalls at the state level, Hanover should only see a minimal impact to school and county spending plans. “We don’t anticipate any major impacts,” said John Budesky, deputy county administrator. The delay in the General Assembly approving the budget and expected shortfalls is affecting Hanover, but not by much. Currently, Budesky said staff estimates about a $300,000 total impact to the local school and county combined budget.

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  • Hanover Fire-EMS rules fatal fire accidental

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Caution tape cordons off the charred home on Cheroy Road.

    Hanover Fire-EMS has ruled accidental a fire that claimed the life of an elderly Ashland woman Tuesday morning, noting it did not appear suspicious in nature.

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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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