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Teen hopes to raise awareness with ‘Girls Rising’

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

One 16-year-old’s future plans changed after watching a documentary. Sydney Tinker, a junior at Patrick Henry High School, watched the film “Girls Rising,” which shares the story of several young girls in impoverished countries and how they overcome the struggles of their daily lives. It not only pulled on her heart strings, but it also sparked something in her.

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  • Longtime volunteer has passion for helping others

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm


    One of the county’s first reserve deputies continues to volunteer his time helping Hanoverians in need and working alongside paid law enforcement in the field fighting crime. For as long as the unit has existed, Lt. Wayne Pugh has worked as one of the Hanover Sheriff’s Office’s reserve deputies, who serve the department just as a career officer would. He said he was one of the first five officers when the department first started the reserves program in 1979.

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  • Volunteer sees serving as spiritual duty

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Brad Dugai serves with Ashcake Volunteer Rescue Squad, where he volunteers as a paramedic and as station president.

    One active Hanover resident stumbled into a volunteer position with Hanover Fire-EMS. Brad Dugai, of Mechanicsville, said he never really expected to end up volunteering with the rescue squad. In fact, during his college years, Dugai wanted to be a physician but he said he “didn’t have the vision to see it through.”

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  • Ashland Theater welcomes real-life ‘Titans’

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Rufus Littlejohn directs questions during the post-movie “Q&A.”

    Saturday afternoon, members of the 1971 T.C. Williams team came to the Ashland Theater for a special showing of “Remember the Titans,” with proceeds from the event helping to renovate the beloved theater.

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  • Hanover teen helps special needs population

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm


    For six years, one Patrick Henry High School senior has spent several hours each month giving back to the special needs community. After volunteering with the county parks and recreation department, she decided that she would like to make a career out of helping individuals with disabilities.

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  • Outgoing postman left his stamp on Ashland

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Michael Key makes a mail delivery last Thursday along Thompson Street in Ashland. The longtime, local mailman retires Friday after more than three decades with the postal service.

    Michael Key never knew what to expect during his shifts making 360 mail deliveries around Ashland. Friday, one of the town’s most beloved mailmen will retire from his post after serving more than 30 years at the U.S. Postal Service.

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  • Volunteer spends retirement with man’s best friend

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm


    Ever since one Hanover resident can remember, he’s owned a dog. So, when he retired from Hanover’s public utilities department and decided he needed something to fill his time with, the answer was simple− he would apply to help out at the Hanover Humane Society.

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