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Richmond man killed in head-on crash in Hanover

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

A Richmond man is dead and several individuals are injured following a head-on collision last night. According to Maj. Michael Trice, Dec. 23, at approximately 10:20 p.m. the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the crash on Hanover Courthouse Road between Hill Crest Road and Georgetown Road.

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Hanover school volunteers could see increased scrutiny

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:08 am

School officials have not yet made a decision regarding whether the division will begin giving background checks to volunteer coaches. Dec. 9, the school board agreed to research, along with division staff, whether “additional levels of scrutiny” are needed for all volunteers working for the schools.

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  • Ashland hires firm to hone its brand

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Town officials hope Ashland will get an economic boost with the recent selection of a Richmond firm to help unify the Center of the Universe’s branding message.

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  • Sounding the siren for the Christmas season

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Santa rides atop a Station 6 firetruck in one of the volunteer fire company’s circa-2003 Santa Runs. (Contributed photo)

    In Hanover, when the holiday season begins, local residents don’t only buy Christmas trees or attend festive parties, they also expect to see Santa Claus riding on top of one of the county’s firetrucks through their neighborhood.

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Atlee’s Loumond Dandridge rushes toward his first touchdown against Lee-Davis, making it 7-0 Raiders in the first quarter, as Nathan Evans (#3) gives chase.

Sports Year in Review: Randolph-Macon, Atlee and Lee-Davis

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

In what seemed to be a blink of an eye, 2014 has come and gone. But it has left behind many memorable moments, games, and personalities in the world of Hanover County sports.

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  • R-MC crashes the boards in win over Averett

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Lamont Moore battles an Averett defender for an offensive rebound Dec. 18. Key plays from Moore helped force an overtime Randolph-Macon win.

    Junior forward Lamont Moore breathed life into a moribund Yellow Jacket team, grabbing six of his eight rebounds on the offensive end, scoring six of his eight points in a second half stretch that saw him help keep the Averett Cougars from within reach, as Randolph-Macon survived in overtime, 74-69.

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  • Tigers top Patrick Henry in 51-41 contest

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Shea Burch gets a pass off for the Patriots against J.R. Tucker Wednesday night.

    It was a big game for the Lady Patriots of Patrick Henry as they took on the J.R. Tucker Tigers in Ashland Dec. 17.Patrick Henry was on a two-game losing streak. They would look to improve to 4-4 on the season. Meanwhile, the Tigers were 4-1 and were ranked 10th in the RVA Sports Network Top 10 poll.

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Lifestyles

Cathy Williams, of the Country School Quilters, delivers a cartful of handmade quilts to veterans at McGuire VA Medical Center. The group is now in its third year making quilts for McGuire patients.(Contributed photo)

Group helps give veterans a cozy Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

Some Hanover residents are helping make the holiday season a little brighter for veterans undergoing dialysis treatments at McGuire VA Medical Center. Karen Arbaugh, a member of the Country School Quilters, was one of many group members who made roughly 40 quilts for local veterans.

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  • Brother volunteers repair homes, lift spirits

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Tommy and Jimmy Davis (from right) take a break after helping Mark Allieng cut down a tree at his Hanover home. The Davis brothers volunteer much of their free time doing home maintenance projects across the county.

    One Hanover duo fills a lot of their free time doing one thing – helping repair homes for those who can’t afford the work. The two brothers, Jimmy and Tommy Davis, joined forces in 2005 to work on homes in Mississippi that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. “We’ve been working together ever since,” Jimmy said.

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  • Volunteers with a mind of their own

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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    Volunteerism is changing in Hanover County as citizens find a need and take matters into their own hands. According to Community Resources Administrator Lisa Adkins, more Hanover citizens are starting their own programs for various causes than when she first started working for the department for 15 years.

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Entertainment

Diversions week of December 18, 2014

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Nutcracker performance at Atlee High School Dec. 20 The Concert Ballet of Virginia will be performing the Nutcracker at Atlee High School this Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2:30 and 7:30, and then again Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Hanover County has 19 dancers represented in the ballet this year. Dancers listed from left to right in the back row: Zach Allen, Spencer Menditto, Chris Gatewood. Third row: Madison Bray,

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  • ‘Nutcracker’ performances upcoming at Atlee High

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

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    The Concert Ballet of Virginia, the state’s oldest continually operating ballet company, presents the full-length version of “The Nutcracker” during the 2014 holiday season. Performances will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Atlee High School Theater.

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  • More movies, holiday jazz concert coming to Ashland Theater

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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    This weekend, the Ashland Theater features showings of "The Goonies" and "Polar Express" followed Monday by a special holiday jazz concert from area high school students.

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