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A recently proposed change could make some Hanover properties more marketable for development. Hanover’s economic development department hopes to amend the county’s long-existing land-use program to allow property owners to re-zone their land for specific commercial uses without receiving back taxes. “[We’re] trying to facilitate these parcels for commercial development,” said Edwin Gaskin, director of economic development. The Board of Supervisors voted at their Oct. 23 meeting to hold a
When William “Bill” Trimble leaves his post as publisher and vice-president of Lakeway Publishers of Virginia at the end of the month, he’ll be stepping away from nearly four decades in the industry. Trimble announced his retirement in July. He will be succeeded as vice-president by Steve Weddle, current publisher of the Louisa County-based Central Virginian. “Bill has been a tremendous asset to the company for the past six years
The Hanover Humane Society truly went to the dogs when Chip, a former Humane Society pup, had his fifth birthday party at Hanover Humane’s facility in Ashland. Four of Chip’s siblings were able to join him for the party; his canine mom, Katie, and his brother, Ben, were not able to attend the festivities. Many of Chip’s friends joined him for the party; there were 40 paws and 32 feet
After 38 years of being a doctor at Theresa Thomas Health Care Center in Ashland, Dr. Robert Hayes Hanley is ready to wake up to the sound of silence. “I’m tired of waking up in the morning to someone else’s alarm clock,” Hanley said. Though the 65-year-old general practitioner loves his Ashland patients and his job, he said he’s ready to not worry anymore. Hanley has worked at the center
Town Council has green-lighted a conditional use permit to allow an adult day care business to open in Ashland. Aug. 20, Council approved a request from Sharon Fields to operate an adult day care at 325 Hill Carter Parkway. The property is currently zoned for light industrial use, and is being used for offices and distribution. However a prior zoning change allows adult day care centers to operate in these
Virginia Women’s Center recently relocated to their new office in Bell Creek where they held an official ribbon cutting June 13. Virginia Women’s Center is a full-service women’s health care provider specializing in obstetrics, gynecology, urology, high-risk obstetrics, obstetrical genetic counseling, ultrasound, in-office surgeries, mammography, bone health, psychology, nutrition and clinical research. The practice sees patients in four locations in the Richmond area and has an additional office in Kilmarnock.
The lease has been signed for the new Great Harvest Bread Company bakery in Mechanicsville by local owner June Bergeron. The bakery will be located at 9369 Atlee Road, #3107, in the Rutland Commons Shopping Center. It is projected to open in September. “We’re excited to bake and share fresh, healthy bread and sweets with our friends in the greater Richmond area,” says Bergeron. “We have combined our love of