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One of several options presented by Siska Aurand Landscape Architects Inc. would demolish the existing pool and replace it with what is essentially a miniature waterpark at a cost of $1.3 million. (design by Siska Aurand Landscape Architects Inc.)

Ashland’s knee-deep in options for Carter Park Pool

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

On a chilly Tuesday night, one of the first real harbingers of the winter season to come, Ashland officials had fun in the sun on their minds as they weighed the future of the Carter Park Pool. Nov. 18, council members, town staff and members of the parks and recreation committee met with Doug Aurand, of Norfolk-based Siska Aurand Landscape Architects Inc., the same firm that designed the original town pool.

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  • Atlee Walmart targets January opening

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Workers make progress at  Atlee’s “Walmart Neighborhood Market” on Sliding Hill Road, where construction is well underway.

    The Walmart Neighborhood Market, which will be located on Sliding Hill Road, is expected to be open for business at the end of January. But local citizens are still worried about the impact the grocery store could have on their community.

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  • Hanover’s first roundabout proposed for dangerous crossroads

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    An aerial view of the proposed roundabout at the Studley-Rural Point Road intersection. (Photo courtesy of Hanover County)

    Henry District residents could get the county’s first roundabout at the intersection of Studley and Rural Point roads.Tuesday night, county staff held a public meeting to inform citizens about the project and allow them to ask questions.

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  • 68-home rezoning case in Hanover will be reheard

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Elton Wade Sr.

    Nov. 12, the board of supervisors unanimously agreed to hold another public hearing for a 68-home development after the project was shot down in October. At the board’s Nov. 12 meeting, Cold Harbor District Supervisor Elton J. Wade Sr., who voted against the project Oct. 22, motioned to withdraw the decision.

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  • Policy clarifies Hanover code enforcement roles

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Hanover’s code compliance policies now align with how the county’s planning department and Sheriff’s Office handle local enforcement. Nov. 12, supervisors adopted revisions to the county’s existing policy, giving the planning department responsibility for enforcing parts of the noise and subdivision ordinances.

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  • Third rail idea floated for Ashland

    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

    A CSX freight train makes its way through Ashland Saturday as a pair of pooches enjoy a stroll. State and federal officials are looking at expanding local rail service.

    Ashland residents could benefit from a project aimed at improving passenger rail service from Washington D.C. to Richmond. But, engineers are grappling with how a proposed third track could fit alongside the two tracks that already run through the middle of downtown Ashland.

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  • Youth drug use targeted at Hanover forum

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Col. David Hines, Hanover sheriff

    This year, there have been 69 drug overdoses. Twenty-eight of those were heroin-related and four resulted in death. That’s one piece of data Col. David R. Hines, Hanover sheriff, told local high school students during a community drug forum Nov. 6 held at Hanover High School.

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  • Ashland events policy up for final OK

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    4th of July 2012

    The town is giving local stakeholders a last chance to weigh in on a proposed policy that will limit the town’s role in many of the special events held in Ashland. Nov. 4, Ashland Town Council was given the opportunity to provide its feedback, with some members calling for fairly swift action.

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  • Ashland Theater holds ‘soft opening’ ahead of restoration

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Ashland Main Street prepared this playbill promoting the Ashland Theater’s soft opening Nov. 21.

    The town’s still awaiting word from the state on a grant request to help renovate the Ashland Theater, but that hasn’t stopped local efforts to get the reels running again. It’s a romance story, really.

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