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Supervisors approve 40-home development along Chamberlayne

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Chickahominy District residents can expect to see a small new residential development in their area soon. April 22, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to build a neighborhood with 40 single-family homes and a commercial component along Chamberlayne Road near its intersection with McKenzie Drive, which is close to Henry Volunteer Fire Department Station 6. The decision came after the applicant made many adjustments to the proposal after hearing

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The Ashland Planning Commission is recommending denial of this iteration of the Ashland Neighborhood proposal.

Planning Commission issues feedback on Ashland Neighborhood proposal

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

The Ashland Planning Commission on April 22 issued a list of recommendations for the 196-unit residential development proposed for the western side of town. Rogers-Chenault, Inc., has submitted a proposal to build 107 single-family houses and 89 townhouses bounded within Route 54 and Chapman Street. The townhouses would be age-restricted to 55 or older, and the project’s overall density would be 3.7 units per acre. Currently, the undeveloped 52.5 acres

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  • Changes coming to Hanover High’s specialty center

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Hanover High School's specialty center is scheduled to receive an overhaul in the fall of 2016.

    The makeup of Hanover High School’s more than 10-year-old specialty center will receive an overhaul in the fall of 2016. April 14, the School Board unanimously approved a redesign proposal that will establish a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy and a Health Science Specialty Center at the high school’s existing center. Some of the proposal was part of a recommendation from a facilities work group on how to better

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  • Board of Supervisors approves $397.6 million budget

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

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    After several months of presentations, meetings, and public hearings, the budget process for the next fiscal year is officially complete. The Hanover Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a $397.6 million plan for Fiscal Year 2016 on April 15. Hanover’s plan includes a 2 percent salary increase for all county and school employees, which is merit-based; however, both the county and school division have their own set of standards to determine

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Sports

The victorious Yellow Jackets softball team.

Yellow Jackets softball wins first-ever ODAC title

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Just three weeks ago, some observers of Randolph-Macon softball wondered if 2015 was a season that just wasn’t meant to be, coming off a rare home doubleheader loss to Roanoke. But head coach Kevin Proffitt didn’t waver in his belief in the team, and especially the leadership of his three seniors. Sunday in Salem, it paid off as history was made. For the first time ever, the Yellow Jackets are

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  • R-MC baseball finishes regular season third

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Michael Trentham connects on a double to drive in a run for R-MC. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

    The regular season is complete. Randolph-Macon baseball now sets its sights on the 2015 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament, but not before surviving another heavyweight conference fight. It didn’t matter that Emory and Henry was in last place in the conference. The Wasps came to Ashland knowing the ODAC Tournament wasn’t in their future, and they gave the Yellow Jackets all they had. Thus, Randolph-Macon, after cruising to a

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  • Davis resigns as Randolph-Macon basketball coach

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Nathan Davis at Monday's press conference. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    For only the fourth time in the past 40 years, Randolph-Macon is in search of a new men’s basketball coach. And it can be argued that Nathan Davis, who resigned late Sunday evening after six years at the helm in Crenshaw Gymnasium to return to Bucknell University, this time as head coach, left the shortest, but perhaps the most impressive mark on a storied program. Davis’ tenure marked the most

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Lifestyles

Lisa Powers.

Volunteer brings color to South Anna Elementary School

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

When Lisa Powers volunteers, she surrounds herself with opportunities that involve one of her passions—art. Since 1998, Powers, a Montpelier resident and artist, has immersed herself in the community in a few different capacities. However, the most recent has been her involvement at South Anna Elementary School, where she has dedicated her time in a few ways, but most recently she has been creating colorful paintings on the interior walls.

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  • Girls inspired to help families battling colitis

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Ambria Ingram, Amir Massenburg, and Asia Ingram.

    After three young Mechanicsville girls saw their loved one suffer through a digestive disease a couple of years ago, they were inspired to help others who are diagnosed with the illness. For the past few years, Asia Ingram, 14, Ambria Ingram, 16, and their 15-year-old cousin, Amir Massenburg, have banded together to raise awareness of ulcerative colitis. The main reason they said they want to give back to others who

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  • Volunteer has served in many ways

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Dana Nelson.

    Many may know of Hanover resident Dana Nelson from Operation Hope, the organization he co-founded with Katie Stilwell, and their efforts, along with the community, to fundraise and create three all-inclusive playgrounds for children with disabilities to enjoy. However, Nelson’s volunteer efforts in the county extend beyond his more well-known work with the community project. A big portion of his efforts involved him giving back to Hanover’s schools in more

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Montpelier Center board member Wayne Galbraith (far left) and artist David Turner (far right), with help from others, place Turner’s “Spilling the Wind” statue in front of the center. (H-P photos by Paige Baxter)

Art, music land in Montpelier April 25

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:10 am

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—no, really, it is a bird, just not an organic one. It’s a sculpture of an eagle that is temporarily situated outside of the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education. This eagle, which was sculpted by artist David Turner, is one of many outdoor and wildlife-themed works of art that will be exhibited at the center’s April 25 event, Art and Music on the Green.

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  • Diversions, week of April 23, 2015

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Art Is On Fire

    The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education 18th annual Celebration of the Arts – Art Is On Fire! featuring the second annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition taking place Saturday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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  • Ashland Chalk Walk returns May 2

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Ashland is about to get more colorful, at least until the next rainfall.

    The Ashland Main Street Association is calling for artists of all ages to claim their squares of concrete canvas at the 2015 Ashland Chalk Walk. The sixth annual celebration of temporal fine art will be held Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the plaza of the Ashland Branch Library. The goal of the Chalk Walk is to raise awareness of the Ashland Cultural Arts District by

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