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Supervisor Kelly-Wiecek seeks re-election

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Angela Kelly-Wiecek, Chickahominy District representative on the Hanover Board of Supervisors, has announced she will seek re-election this year. “It has been my honor and my pleasure to serve the citizens in this capacity for the past three years,” Kelly-Wiecek said. “I have enjoyed advocating for commonsense decisions on school and public safety funding. Further, I take very seriously our ongoing commitment to smart growth to preserve our sense of

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  • Lack of manpower remains a challenge for Hanover Fire-EMS

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Fire-EMS Chief Jethro Piland.

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer Though Hanover Fire-EMS was able to respond to more calls in 2014 than the previous year, Chief Jethro Piland said a lack of manpower remains a great challenge for the department. Hanover Fire-EMS responded to 21,722 calls in 2014, and EMS crews were able to arrive on the scene of a “priority one” incident, such as a heart attack, in less than nine minutes

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  • Murder suspects arrested

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Alisa N. Dejesus and Dyshawn D. Simpson.

    Hanover investigators arrested two individuals Monday night connected to the 2014 murder of a Hopewell man. Richmond residents Alisa N. Dejesus, 19, and Dyshawn D. Simpson, 20, are in custody on one charge of first-degree murder for allegedly killing James M. Wells, 26. Last August, deputies discovered Wells’ body inside a minivan, which had been set on fire and was parked in the 6200 block of Watt House Road in

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  • Snow covers county, shuts down schools

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    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.

    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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