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Bill Roberts, WHAN station owner, at the controls of the Ashland station, where he has been for 17 years.

U.Va.-owned station to take over WHAN

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:05 am

Ashland’s local radio station is poised to change hands. According to Bill Roberts, WHAN station owner, Chartlottesville-based WTJU, which is owned by the University of Virginia, will take control of the station effective in February as part of a three-year lease-management agreement.

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  • Ashland’s ‘Sugar Fix’ is about to be fulfilled

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Melinda Foster plans to open "Sugar Fix Bakery" on England Street in Ashland.

    For many years, Melinda Foster, a mother of six, worked out of her Rockville home or took care of the kids, but always had a passion for whipping up cookies or cakes for special family occasions. Now, she’s opening up “Sugar Fix Bakery” on England Street, which is expected to open sometime in January.

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  • Pa.-based steel maker holds ‘grand opening’

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm


    A privately owned Pennsylvania-based “metal service center” expanded their business in 2012 by adding an Ashland location. Recently, the business introduced itself to the community during a grand opening.

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  • Lazy Creek Farm launches first food truck out of Beaverdam

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Gary Layne and Alexann Rahini of Lazy Creek Farms in Beaverdam.

    Running a farm is a family affair, especially for Gary Layne, who is the fifth generation to live on Lazy Creek Farms, which spans roughly 100 acres in Beaverdam. After Layne graduated college, he started raising cattle on the land, which was previously owned by his great-grandfather. And, he plans to keep the farm in the family.

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  • $78M expansion will help meet Baby Boomer demand

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    “The Lodge” at Covenant Woods includes this sweeping terrace alongside 84 new apartments as part of a $78 million expansion that will help the retirement community serve a new generation.

    Roughly 131 years ago, a retirement home, now in Mechanicsville, started out under a different name with 54 independent living apartments for senior citizens. Just recently, Covenant Woods expanded their village filling up a total of 75 acres to accommodate even more individuals.

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

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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

    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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