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Editorial: Remember who

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Memorial Day presents an annual opportunity to reflect on the human cost of freedom, which should also be remembered the other 364 days of the years. Two ceremonies occur in Hanover County each year, both of which are represented in this week’s Herald-Progress. The Hanover Veterans Committee and Parks and Recreation host an observance in front of the Hanover Veterans Memorial at Wayside Park, where the names of military veterans

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  • Letters to the Editor, week of May 28

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Chalkley’s office is ‘broken’ An incumbent officeholder is usually proud to run on his or her record to demonstrate their effectiveness in the job. That’s why it is curious that current Commonwealth’s Attorney Trip Chalkley avoids discussing his track record, will not attend and debate at community meetings, and allows others to trash the other guy, which is a typical diversionary tactic of desperate politicians. Ed Vaughn is the other

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  • Editorial: Time to pay

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The Hanover School Board has sent the message that non-resident families with students here will be expected to pay tuition if they want to stay enrolled in Hanover County Public Schools. And it’s only fair that they do. Hanover County taxpayers collectively will pay over $4,300 per student in the 2015-16 school year, and that’s not including the taxes they pay to the state government. The school division’s current tuition

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  • Letters to the Editor, week of May 21

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Thanks to Hanover sheriff’s deputies On May 5, I was involved in a two-vehicle accident that totaled my car. Thankfully, no one was hurt. I just want to publicly thank the two Hanover deputies that came to my aid. They were very caring and professional and followed up with me in the following days. I appreciate our law enforcement and what they do to assist citizens in time of need.

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  • Editorial: No limits

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

    CNN’s Chris Cuomo said on Twitter earlier this month, “Hate speech is excluded from protection. Don’t just say you love the Constitution. Read it.” [Tweet edited only for proper capitalization and punctuation.] He’s wrong, of course. Even if he was merely opining that hate speech should be excluded from constitutional protection, he’s still wrong. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting

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  • Letters to the Editor, week of May 14

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Ashland Neighborhood proposal is ‘most unimaginative’ I attended the Town Council meeting on May 5 and was impressed by both the presentation by the town staff and the informed comments made by citizens about the proposed large residential development at the western entrance into the town of Ashland. I am not a native of Ashland but when we moved here in 1946, Ashland was quite a different place. My parents

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  • Op-Ed: In whom can we place our trust?

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    By Ragan Phillips In the Spring 2015 issue of the Hanover Review, Wayne Hazzard, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, penned a note for the public. Mr. Hazzard writes, “…I think 2015 is going to be a good year because of the way your Board of Supervisors started it. The very first vote …was approval of a resolution to allow “IN GOD WE TRUST” to be displayed in our Administration

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