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Financial picture bright for Hanover

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:14 am

County officials project they will be under budget once they complete reviewing financial data for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Kathleen Seay, director of finance and management services, said in an Aug. 27 presentation to the board of supervisors that expenses were down and totaled 94.7 percent of the budget.

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  • God calls Ashland’s matriarch home at 108

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Virginia Shelton enjoys her time as grand marshal during the 2008 Ashland/Hanover Holiday Parade.

    Monday, Ashland’s and Hanover’s oldest resident would have turned 109. But, instead of gathering to celebrate another milestone, well-wishers were remembering the life of Virginia Ann Henry Shelton.

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  • Town remembers ‘Mother of Ashland’

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

    irginia Shelton with members of Ashland Town Council and Police Chief Doug Goodman in 2010 as she is recognized following her 105th birthday.

    Ashland’s oldest resident was on the minds of the town’s governing body last week following Virginia Shelton’s death at the age of 108.

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  • Randolph-Macon sees record enrollment with incoming class

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    An incoming Randolph-Macon student offloads during move-in day last Thursday in Ashland. Overall, the college saw record enrollment with its freshman class, putting the total student body at around 1,400.

    Randolph-Macon College’s newest batch of “Yellow Jackets” is topping school enrollment records. President Robert Lindgren said in a statement that 425 freshmen enrolled at R-MC for the fall semester with an overall enrollment of 1,400.

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  • Dirty diapers find greener use in Hanover

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Dirty diapers are about to become a hot commodity in Hanover. Aug. 27 the board of supervisors unanimously voted to lease a portion of Hanover’s solid waste transfer station for $1 per year to local business, Zynnovation, LLC., so they can look at the feasibility of processing used diapers into irrigation tree mats under a pilot program.

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  • Hanover sludge proposal withdrawn, concerns remain

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Citizen opposition to the possibility of industrial residuals or “sludge” being spread on land in Hanover filled the board of supervisors’ meeting room Aug. 27, with concerns centering on how a now-shelved proposal could impact water quality and quality of life.

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  • Weight restriction lifted on Cold Harbor Road bridge

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    State officials aren't allowing large vehicles to cross a portion of Cold Harbor Road after discovering structural problems on a bridge spanning Interstate 295. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is posting the Cold Harbor Road (Route 156) bridge in Henrico County to five tons as the result of findings.

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  • Ashland police charge Richmond man with child endangerment

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:16 am


    Friday, Aug. 29, Joseph Lawson, 25, of the 5000 block of Meadowlark Court in Richmond, was arrested for two counts of felony child endangerment subsequent to an investigation completed by the Ashland Police Department.

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  • Ashland will weigh new business zoning ordinance

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:01 am

    An ordinance under consideration in Ashland is aimed at making downtown a destination for shopping, arts and culture and entertainment.

    In response to opposition of a plan to revamp the town’s commercial zoning laws, criticized by many as a heavy-handed attempt to bolster downtown retail, Ashland planning officials have proposed several changes that will be up for consideration Sept. 16.

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