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Ashland Chalk Walk set May 3

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

The 2014 Ashland Chalk Walk will take place Saturday, May 3 in the Plaza in front of the Ashland Library. The event is the fifth annual Sidewalk “Chalk Art” event hosted by the Ashland Main Street Association with many Ashland businesses and individuals assisting through their generous sponsorships. The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. All participants must pre-register for the event and may secure registration information,

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  • Ashland Library hosts popular book sale

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    The Friends of the Ashland Library will host its Spring Book Sale Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the Richard S. Gillis, Jr., Ashland Branch Library, 201 S. Railroad Avenue in Ashland. More than 1,000 donated books will be available for purchase. Hardbacks sell for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents. Children’s books are 25 cents each or five for $1.

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  • John Marshall Class of 1964 holds 50th reunion

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:20 am

    The John Marshall, Class of 1964, will hold its 50th year reunion at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17.  A tour of the school at noon Saturday morning is scheduled. Please contact Kenny Winston at (804) 798-1995 if you have not been contacted. For additional information, you may go to the website at

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Registration now open for Ashland Railroad Run

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Come Race the Rail Saturday, April 26. Registration is open for the 36th annual Ashland Railroad Run. Come race the rail at one of Central Virginia’s longest established road races! This certified 10k race is a favorite spring ritual among runners from across the Commonwealth and beyond! This is our sixth year as a green race – and the Green Fair will be back again this year on the lawn.

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Harrises celebrate 50th Anniversary

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

Burt and Carolyn Harris of Ashland, will celebrate their 50th anniversary April 4. They are the proud parents of four children; Leisa, Bubba, John and Chris, who have blessed them with 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a great-grandchild on the way. Happy Anniversary! We love you.

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  • Collier/Ingram

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm


    Mrs. Debra Jones of Ruther Glen, Virginia and Mr. Jud Collier of Richmond, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brooke Collier, to Mr. Justin Thomas Ingram, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ingram, II, of Clearfield, Pa. Miss Collier is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and works in Business Development for General Dynamics Information Technology. Mr. Ingram

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  • Flemings welcome baby boy

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Jeremiah Fleming

    John, Stephanie and big brother Corbin Fleming of St. Stephens Church are proud to announce the birth of Jeremiah Jace. He was born Jan. 2, 2014 at 3:24 p.m. weighing in at 8lbs 11.5 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Robbie Sue Blankenship of Mechanicsville and Bobby and Brenda Stanley of Hanover. Many great-grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins were very excited about his arrival. A special

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Workshop for dog owners upcoming

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

With the arrival of spring and nice weather, you and your four-legged best friend may be thinking of visiting your local dog park. Or, perhaps you are considering a doggie daycare or boarding facility while you are away from home. With this in mind, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks is pleased to offer an educational workshop, “Dog Parks, Day Care And Your Dog” Wednesday, March 26 at 6:45 p.m. at

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  • Santa Paws Tree to benefit homeless animals in Hanover

    Posted on December 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Would you like to help homeless animals this holiday season? During the month of December, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks is sponsoring a Santa Paws tree for the collection of donated items needed for animals housed at the Hanover County Pound. The Pound’s wish list includes: canned and dry dog and cat food; towels, sheets, blankets (these may be used/clean or new), raw hides or other chew treats; new or

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  • Rabies clinics slated

    Posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    All dogs and cats (including so-called ‘barn cats’) are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies at four months of age. You also must have tags and a valid license proving the vaccination. Hanover Animal Control makes it easy for people to get their pets vaccinated by holding rabies vaccination clinics throughout the fall and winter. Vaccines will be administered at a cost of $7 per dog or cat.

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Miss Ashland Pageant accepting entries

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm

This March, local girls will compete for the title of “Miss Ashland” while helping raise money for cancer research. Local nonprofit Wine For Cures is accepting entries for the inaugural Miss Ashland Scholarship Pageant, set for March 8 at Patrick Henry High School. The purpose of the pageant is to provide education and training scholarships for the winners while raising funds for cancer research through the non-profit organization Wine For

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  • Lord of the Bricks robotics team headed to state championship

    Posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm


    Lord of the Bricks FTC Team 7039 is headed to State Championships! The team competed this past weekend on Saturday, January 11 at the Southwest Virginia FTC Regional Qualifier at Southwest Virginia Community College. The five-member team competed consistently well, advancing in 6th place out of 24 teams into the semi-final rounds. They were a finalist for the PTC Design Award and took home the trophy as the recipient of

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  • Former H-P staff writer publishes books

    Posted on December 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Former H-P staff writer and Atlee High School alumnus Daniel Sherrier has launched two fiction series, “Earths in Space” and “RIP.” Previously published as ebooks, the first volumes are now available in print through “Earths in Space” follows a team of explorers traveling through a universe full of alternate human civilizations. Their whimsical leader, Amena, just wants to discover something amazing in outer space, but she faces disappointment upon

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HCHS Quarterly Meeting

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Hanover County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting Sunday, April 6, 2014: 2:00pm Location: Mechanicsville Branch Pamunkey Regional Library 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111 Topic: Pages from Hanover’s Rich Agricultural Heritage: Edmund Ruffin Speaker: Dr. Walter P. Hempfling, Biologist and Hanover Master Gardener

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  • Deadline set for $1K scholarship

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Camptown Charities, will award a $1,000, one-year scholarship to an eligible graduating senior at each of Hanover’s four high schools. Scholarships are open to graduating Hanover County high school seniors who intend to continue their education in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, junior college or a vocational training school. This scholarship is available only to students

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  • Hanover Preschool Initiative now accepting applications

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The Hanover County Public Schools Hanover Preschool Initiative (HPI) is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. HPI is a free, full-day preschool program with an experienced teaching staff that enables students to engage in an exciting curriculum and a stimulating learning environment. School bus transportation is available in most areas. The program provides meals and supplies with guidelines. HPI is available to children who will be three or four

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RSVP for volunteerism celebration

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Hanover’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration will be Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Hanover High School auditorium. This free event is open to the public. The celebration pays tribute to all volunteers active within the county, as well as honoring Hanover’s Spirit of Volunteerism award nominees and announcing the 2014 award recipients. This year’s special guest host is Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and

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  • Volunteer tour guides sought for Rural Plains home, battlefield

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    The Rural Plains Foundation seeks new volunteer tour guides for the National Park Service’s Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains in Hanover County. The next training session is Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guides will offer tours of the Rural Plains house and the associated Civil War battlefield on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m., starting April 5. Built in 1723, Rural Plains is the

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  • Western Hanover Relay sets date for 2014 event

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Exciting changes are coming to the 2014 Western Hanover Relay For Life. The community’s 17th annual event, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the grounds of Kings Dominion Camp Wilderness, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the

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