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Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash on I-295 in Hanover

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:34 am

State officials continue to investigate the cause of a crash that occurred in the early morning hours Sunday and claimed the lives of two Mechanicsville men. Preliminary investigation concluded that a 1999 Cadillac was traveling north on I-295 when it ran off the road to the right and stuck an overhead sign support, causing the vehicle to catch fire.

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The suspect in Thursday's hit-and-run was driving a car resembling this one.

Ashland Police seek hit-and-run suspect who injured cyclist

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm

The Ashland Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured a bicyclist last week.

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  • Public weighs in on Hanover school budget

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    With the arrival of the fall season, the school division has gotten a jumpstart on planning the budget, and Tuesday night, members of the public were allowed to weigh in. Five residents spoke on behalf of various education-based organizations in support of the Hanover School Board’s pre-budget initiatives for 2015-2016.

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  • Policies under review after airing of 9/11 film

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Superintendent Jamelle Wilson

    After the viewing of a controversial video about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by some Hanover students caused several citizens to raise pressing questions, the school division has decided to review its policies concerning instructional materials.

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Bender Vaught breaks free from Bryant Bonzali for a big gain against J.R. Tucker during Friday’s homecoming win. Vaught   rushed for 71 yards and led the team with eight tackles on defense.

Patrick Henry has a happy homecoming

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

In their second of only four home games this season, the Patriots delivered, shutting down the single wind offense of J.R. Tucker while leading from start to finish in a 27-13 win to improve to 2-4, keeping hopes very alive for a playoff berth in the 5A North Region.

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  • With QB injured, Hawks drop third in a row

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Henrico quarterback Andre Taylor eludes the grasp of Hanover’s Sean Sopall only to be greeted by Blake Johansen during a driving rainstorm. (H-P photo by Joel Klein)

    The Hanover Hawks defense pitched a shutout at unbeaten Henrico Friday night for over 47 minutes, but crucial late penalties gave the Warriors a chance, and they delivered on a 6-yard touchdown pass to Kadofi Wright with 16 seconds left for a 7-3 win, handing Hanover its third straight defeat.

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  • Hanover volleyball pulls off Atlee upset

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Atlee’s Zaliah Carey (left) and  Molly Jarvis defend a spike from Hanover’s Kylie Tuxford Tuesday night as the Hawks win three of four sets over the rival Raiders.

    Last year, a sophomore-laden Hanover Hawks girls volleyball team just wanted to stay in the same gym as the eventual state champion Atlee Raiders. Tuesday night, the Hawks started slow, cleaned up the mistakes and launched comebacks to knock off Atlee in four sets.

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Dougee Zeno, seated at the piano in this family photo, is remembered as an entertainer who could hold “the audience in the palm of her hand.” (contributed photo)

Curtain closes for beloved Ashland entertainer

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

When Dougee Zeno took the stage, all eyes were on her and only her. Those who knew her best said her voice and skill at the piano could capture an audience like no other entertainer. Zeno, who was known by many outside the state and locally for her participation in several notable musicals, died Sept. 5 at the age of 89.

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  • Youth hopes to curb playground blues

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Ethan Lynne, right, with his  mother  Karen and sister Lucy install a “Buddy Bench” at Henry Clay Elementary School Saturday morning. Ethan raised enough funds to place a bench there and another at John Gandy, where he is a fifth grader. (Contributed photo)

    After seeing some of his peers alone during recess time, one 10-year-old elementary school student began to wonder how he could help them. That’s when Ethan Lynne, a fifth grader at John M. Gandy Elementary School, heard about an idea for a “buddy bench.”

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  • Hanover Senior Rides hopes to expand

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Charles “Charlie” Rasnick, director of Hanover Senior Rides, hopes to be able to expand his program in Hanover County. (Contributed photo)

    The lack of public transportation options in Hanover sometimes makes it hard for the elderly population to get around. One local program, Hanover Senior Rides, hopes it has a solution.

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The Ashland/Hanover Olde Time Holiday Parade accepting applications, deadline Oct. 27

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

The Ashland/Hanover Olde Time Holiday Parade has extended their application deadline for this year’s parade to be held Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. The deadline to apply is Oct. 27. If you participated last year you will receive an invitation in the mail. If you have not participated and would like to, you may contact the parade committee by email at  For questions, please call (804) 349-6750.

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  • Diversions week of October 16, 2014

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Trebujet launchers

    Crafters Wanted Vendors are needed for the Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department’s Fall Festival and Parade Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, please call (804) 338-8697 or email to   Independence Christian Church is looking for crafters for their annual Craft Show Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $25 for a space. Please call (804) 798-0643 for more information.

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  • SpookieFun Fest, 2 nights of fun

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    SpookieFun Fest is a Holiday Adventure for Children The annual Taylor’s SpookieFUN Fest is back. Children 11 and under are invited to attend this seasonal event, which will include flashlight candy hunts, trick-or-treat booths, games, rides, monster mash dance area, drive-in movie featuring Monster House. We look forward to seeing everyone in costume at this free event. Be sure to bring your trick or treat bags, too. There will be

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