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Hanover High School's specialty center is scheduled to receive an overhaul in the fall of 2016.

Changes coming to Hanover High’s specialty center

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:07 am

The makeup of Hanover High School’s more than 10-year-old specialty center will receive an overhaul in the fall of 2016. April 14, the School Board unanimously approved a redesign proposal that will establish a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy and a Health Science Specialty Center at the high school’s existing center. Some of the proposal was part of a recommendation from a facilities work group on how to better

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  • Board of Supervisors approves $397.6 million budget

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Hazzard

    After several months of presentations, meetings, and public hearings, the budget process for the next fiscal year is officially complete. The Hanover Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a $397.6 million plan for Fiscal Year 2016 on April 15. Hanover’s plan includes a 2 percent salary increase for all county and school employees, which is merit-based; however, both the county and school division have their own set of standards to determine

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  • Former School Board member running for Mechanicsville supervisor

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Glenn Millican.

    Longtime Hanover School Board member Glenn Millican announced he will seek election to the Board of Supervisors to represent the Mechanicsville District. Millican, who served on the Hanover School Board from 1990 to 2014, said in a statement to the media he is most concerned about how the current Board of Supervisors has handled Hanover’s law enforcement, emergency services, county schools, long-term finances, and growth. “These are service areas that

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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

    Walsh

    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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Technology

Editorial

Editorial: Don’t leap

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:58 am

Jumping to conclusions is never advised. An object lesson has arisen this past week, in which a small Missouri city’s mayoral election became national news, providing a reminder to all communities that most situations are multi-sided. The Huffington Post’s headline on the topic reads, “Police, Officials Resign After Small Missouri Town Elects First Black Female Mayor” while Mediaite’s headline is “Missouri Town Elects Black Female Mayor, Police and Gov’t Officials

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  • Letter to the Editor, week of April 23

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Scholarship will help PHHS student The Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship applications are currently being passed out to any graduating senior at Patrick Henry High School that plans on attending VCU in the fall. The scholarship amount is $2,500. The deadline to have the applications turned in is this coming Friday, April 24. So please go pick up an application and get it turned in ASAP. The Pearce family will be

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  • Editorial: All schools age

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Buildings are not immortal. Hanover County Public Schools has quite a few buildings in its inventory, with 25 schools plus a central office housing roughly 20,000 bodies each day. Six of those facilities predate 1950. The Beaverdam Elementary building dates back to 1930. Henry Clay and Battlefield Park were constructed in 1936, and Washington-Henry’s present facility came shortly later in 1938. John M. Gandy Elementary was built in 1949, along

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