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Republican Dave Brat (left) and Democrat Jack Trammell, candidates for Virginia’s 7th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, square off in a debate Tuesday at Randolph-Macon College.

U.S. House candidates square off on familiar ground

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 10:40 am

With Election Day just around the corner, two of the candidates running in the race for Virginia’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives went head-to-head in a debate at Randolph-Macon College Tuesday night. Democrat Jack Trammell and Republican David Brat, who are both professors at the college, addressed a number of hot-button issues.

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Death of Hopewell man in Hanover ruled homicide

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Following a ruling from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the discovery of a dead body in a burned minivan on a rural road in Hanover County this past August is now a homicide investigation.

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Sports

Kwatavyous Blackwell gets room to run for the Patriots and would have the first score of the game in Patrick Henry’s 33-13 victory over John Marshall Friday.

Patrick Henry still in the hunt

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

It was a cold but perfect night for high school football last Friday night as the 1-6 John Marshall Justices took on the 3-4 Patrick Henry Patriots in Ashland. The Justices came into this game with a win over J.R. Tucker and put up a strong fight against Patrick Henry, but the Patriots would prevail 33-13 for their third straight win.

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  • Randolph-Macon falls to Guilford

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Jake Connolly pulls in an 8-yard pass from Zac Naccarato in Randolph-Macon’s lone scoring drive against Guilford during Saturday’s homecoming game.

    A depleted, banged-up Randolph-Macon Yellow Jacket football team took to Day Field Saturday in front of thousands of Homecoming fans and alumni, hoping to slow down the top-rated passing offense in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

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  • Hanover shuts down Lee-Davis upset hopes

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Hanover QB Clayton Cheatham has the second of his three touchdowns for the Hawks in their 39-14 win.

    Hanover didn’t panic after falling behind 14-3 after one quarter at Lee-Davis, scoring the game’s final 36 points to improve to 5-3 with a 39-14 win. With the loss, the Confederates fell to 2-6, seeing their playoff chances evaporate on a disappointing Senior Night.

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Lifestyles

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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Entertainment

Diversions week of October 30, 2014

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Crafters Wanted Concord Baptist Church is having a Church Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are needed. Please call (804) 514-5879 for details.   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.   Through Nov. 14 “Earth, Sea and

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  • Whistle Stop Theater presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    "The Little Mermaid" runs this weekend at Firehouse Theater in Ashland.

    Hans Christian Anderson’s famous fairy tale is given a modern twist that is no less magical in “The Little Mermaid,” performed by the Whistle Stop Theater. Written and directed by Louise Keeton, the production will run this weekend, Oct. 25-26, at Ashland’s Firehouse Theater.

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  • Olde Time Holiday Parade accepting applications

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade

    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.

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