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South Anna supervisor seeking State Senate seat

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm

South Anna Supervisor Wayne Hazzard is switching gears. Hazzard announced last Friday that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for the 12th District State Senate seat. The position is up for grabs following Sen. Walter Stosch’s announcement that he was retiring from the post that represents parts of Hanover and Henrico.

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  • Meeting streaming initiative moves forward

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm


    Citizens are one step closer to being able to watch board of supervisors’ meetings from anywhere with Internet access. Jan. 20, the board’s rules committee chose to recommend that supervisors move forward with streaming their meetings on the web.

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  • Hanover schools float 1-percent raise

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm


    Things aren’t looking bad for Hanover schools and its educators, but things haven’t looked up either, because this year’s school budget doesn’t look much different from the 2015 spending plan.

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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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Editorial: Board should OK streaming plan

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm

A proposal to live-stream county government meetings online is leaving the committee level for a full vote by the board of supervisors next month. It appears as though former chairman and Henry District supervisor Sean Davis’ promise that his proposal wouldn’t die in committee has come true. We applaud the board members on the rules committee for furthering this initiative, which we hope will greatly expand citizen engagement and government

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Jan. 29, 2015

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Photoshop mishap is an embarrassment Virginia must be too close to D.C. It’s hard to believe the stuff going on around this area. The McDonnells, the take-another-whack-at-it subdivision, the Joe Morrissey jailhouse victory, Eric Cantor lecturing on “How to win an election” and now the Hanover Republican Women’s Club. I’m not sure how it works in politics but I’m from West Virginia and when we doctor up or Photoshop a

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  • Editorial: Policy updates burden teachers

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    See no evil. Speak no evil. Hear no evil. Fear not! Hanover students will not have to endure any contradictory or “controversial” viewpoints if their parents say so. Last week, the Hanover School Board approved a set of narrow-minded policy changes in response to mounting criticism over the airing of Thomas Friedman’s “Searching for the Roots of 9/11” in a Hanover High School classroom last fall. We had criticized the

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