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Panelists Glenn Millican Jr., John Gordon and Ann Gladstone speak to those gathered for a recent Hanover  Democrats meeting in Ashland on the subject of whether politics is affecting the school board appointment process in Hanover County.

School board appointment process in Hanover chided

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

The unexpected ouster of two former long-time members of the Hanover School Board has cast a limelight on the appointment process and whether it’s the proper way to choose new board members. Sept. 13, the Hanover Democrats hosted a panel discussion on a few topics including the process of appointing school board members by the county board of supervisors versus an elected board at their regular meeting.

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Randolph-Macon College president Robert Lindgren alongside U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (left) as the senator addresses a crowd of students Monday on campus. (H-P photo by Paige Baxter)

U.S. Senator visits Randolph-Macon for Q&A

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Monday, some Randolph-Macon College students were given an in-person update of what’s been going on in Congress, during a “Q & A session” with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D) on their campus. Sept. 22, in the college’s Brock Commons, Kaine allowed students to ask any questions, which bounced around from topics such as his job, a trip he took to Honduras, and climate change.

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  • Ashland is site of Bay grant announcement

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Grant recipients gather on the lawn in front of Town Hall as a $9.8 million grant is announced for water quality initiatives throughout the Bay region Tuesday.

    The Center of the Universe served as a central location Tuesday to announce $9.8 million of grant funding for environmental initiatives throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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  • Ashland Town Council OKs ‘Tourist Home’

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Visitors to Ashland will soon have a new place to stay in the town’s quaint, historic downtown following action last week to allow a “tourist home” on the floor above of a Railroad Avenue business. Sept. 16, town council approved a conditional use permit request from Sharon McKenna that will allow up to 10 people to stay in the space above The Chifferobe at 106 South Railroad Avenue.

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Sports

Patrick Henry’s Cade Harris gets a shoulder ride after the Patriots upset rival Lee-Davis 17-14 in the Tomato Bowl Friday. Harris helped secure the win with a key interception to stop Lee-Davis’ final scoring attempt in the fourth quarter. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

Character, persistence pays off for Patriots in win over rivals

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 12:12 pm

After being outscored 72-0 by Hanover and Atlee, and given almost no chance to come to Mechanicsville and leave victorious, the Patrick Henry Patriots, behind a rejuvenated offensive line and a freshman quarterback, upset the Lee-Davis Confederates 17-14 in the 56th Tomato Bowl Friday night in Mechanicsville.

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  • Randolph-Macon tops Sewanee, 34-20

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Randolph-Macon’s Deshaun Rogers, a Lee-Davis High School graduate, breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Sewanee’s Stephen Jackson during the Yellow Jackets’ win Saturday. R-MC starts conference play this weekend at Emory & Henry. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    Randolph-Macon won the coin toss Saturday at high noon at Day Field and optioned to defer to the second half. The Sewanee Tigers proceeded to option their way through the Yellow Jackets in the first half. But the Jackets limited the Tigers to two late field goals, setting the stage for a second half domination that carried Randolph-Macon to a 34-20 victory.

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  • Atlee, Hanover winning streaks continue

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Atlee’s Malik White hands off to A.J. Zollar during the Raiders’ 49-7 win over Douglas Freeman Friday. (H-P photo by Joel Klein)

    Any naysayers of Atlee football should be silent now. The Raiders improved to 3-0 Friday with a 49-7 pasting of previously unbeaten Douglas Freeman, a far cry from the 24-14 loss Atlee suffered at the hands of the Rebels at this same point in the season.

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Lifestyles

Immigrants pledge their allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony at Scotchtown last week, where 51 individuals hailing from 26 different countries became Americans.(H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

51 immigrants turn U.S. citizens at Patrick Henry’s home

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Last Wednesday, 51 individuals became American citizens at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, during the 10th annual naturalization ceremony held at the renown Patriot’s home, where they obtained all the same rights and freedoms as U.S.-born citizens. And for many, it was an emotional time and a moment they’ll never forget.

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  • Carnival, blood drive raises childhood cancer awareness

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    From left: Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Company members Joe Mallory, Jeff Males, Scott Mallory, Matt Middleton, Kenny Jones, Alcie Hall and Christopher Perry with Drew Goodman as he is named an honorary member. (Photo courtesy of Gina Goodman)

    Two years ago, the Beaverdam community was mourning the loss of a beloved child. This weekend, they will come together to shed more light on childhood cancer ­while remembering Drew Goodman, who died at the age of 12 from the disease.

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  • Beaverdam Ruritans host second annual beer festival

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Volunteers pour a beer from Breckenridge Brewery during Saturday’s Second Annual B’dam Brew Jam in Western Hanover. (H-P photo by Paige Baxter)

    Competing with other beer festivals, Pedal Fest in Richmond and Chesterfied’s Chamber Craft Beer Festival, last Saturday, Sept. 13, the Beaverdam Ruritan Club offered their own Western Hanover spin on the typical beer event that may be held in Richmond or other larger localities in hopes of putting this one on the map

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Entertainment

Classic Car Cruise-In

Diversions: Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Crafters Wanted Ashland Volunteer Fire Department is looking for crafters for a craft show Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 for 8×8 space. Please contact Audrey Roberts for more information at (804) 349-5629.   Crafters wanted for the 24th annual Short Pump Ruritan Club Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 25. It will be held at short Pump Middle School – 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. For information, call

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  • The Rural Plains Foundations presents ‘The Defiant Sheltons’

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Rural Plains play

    The Rural Plains Foundation presents two free performances of “The Defiant Sheltons” Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 and 4 p.m., at the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at “Rural Plains,” 7273 Studley Road, in Mechanicsville.  The afternoon also includes house tours and refreshments. An original drama written for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, “The Defiant Sheltons” recounts the Shelton family’s experience as battle raged round their home, Rural

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  • Hanover Tavern presents ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Va Rep Dr Ruth

    Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” by Mark St. Germain Friday, Sept. 12 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 19. This one-woman biographical account tells the incredible life story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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