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Bidders and onlookers pay close attention as the Henry Clay Inn is auctioned off Oct. 16.

Inn sold at auction to N.J. woman with Ashland ties

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Last week, Ashland’s downtown bed and breakfast was auctioned off to the highest bidder, a councilwoman and financial firm owner from New Jersey, who intends to keep the iconic building as a hotel.

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  • Ashland Main Street accredited as a national program

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    The Ashland Main Street Association has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting commercial district revitalization performance standards. The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by The Virginia Main Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main

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  • Ashland Town Council defers downtown plan

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 9:53 am

    An recently-passed ordinance in Ashland is aimed at making downtown a destination for shopping, arts and culture and entertainment.

    Ashland Town Council deferred action Tuesday night on what’s proving to be a controversial update of the town’s B1 commercial zoning ordinance, telling those gathered at Town Hall that more input and discussion is needed before they can take final action.

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  • Ashland Medical Center physician retiring

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:46 am


    Ashland is losing another doctor to retirement. After 39 years, Dr. Hill Carter Jr., a 67-year-old Ashland resident, is leaving Ashland Medical Center, primarily because of drastic changes in the medical field such as increasing government control and the growing reliance on technology.

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  • Construction completed on data center in Hanover

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Scott K. Brown, a Hanover County entrepreneur, recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art 6,000 square-foot building to house Pixel Factory Data Center Inc. According to a statement from county officials, the new data center is located near the Hanover Industrial Air Park and will have a combined investment of over several million dollars for both the building and equipment. Pixel Factory Data Center currently has one bay of server rack

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  • Whistle blows for trackside model train store

    Posted on February 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Jim Donlon, owner of Train Town Toy and Hobby in downtown Ashland, poses with some of his model trains. Train Town’s last day in business here will be Saturday.

    One of downtown Ashland’s staple businesses is leaving town. After a year of trying to find someone to take over Train Town Toy and Hobby, Jim Donlon said the store’s last day in business is Saturday. Last year, Donlon said he and his wife, Nancy, purchased a home in North Charleston, S.C. with the original plan being for someone to take over the Ashland store as he transitioned to his

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  • Goodwill spreading in Hanover County

    Posted on January 30, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Work is underway on a third Goodwill location in  Hanover County near Virginia Center Commons.

    On March 27, Hanover County will have a brand new Goodwill store, giving area residents one more spot to pick up bargain clothes, electronics and household items, which directly support the business’ mission— to provide jobs for individuals in the community who are unemployed or have disabilities and cannot obtain work. And to achieve their goals, the company thought the location on Washington Highway near the Henrico County line was

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