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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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  • Iconic Ashland-based bed and breakfast reopens

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    The Henry Clay Inn reopened Sunday.

    The Henry Clay Inn re-opened Dec. 9 after a failed bid to sell the iconic Ashland building to Randolph-Macon College. “We couldn’t just let the inn just sit here and do nothing,” said Ann-Carol Houston, general manager and daughter of owners Carol and Ray Martin. The inn, which had been open since 1992, closed earlier in the fall and the owners hoped to sell it to the college for use

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  • Change to land use would pave way for commercial growth

    Posted on October 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Gaskin

    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

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  • H-P publisher, vice-president to retire after decades-long newspaper career

    Posted on October 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

    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

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  • Hanover Humane Society celebrates canine birthdays

    Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Humane soceity birthdays

    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

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