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Hanover Planning Commission defers mixed-use development

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:23 am

The fate of a proposed mixed-use planned community along Chamberlayne Road is unknown for the time being. The Hanover Planning Commission at its May 21 meeting delayed making a recommendation on the proposal, which would include the construction of 116 single-family homes, 130 townhomes, and 295 apartments. Applicant Scotchtown Partners LLC requested to rezone 103.68 acres at the corner of New Ashcake Road and Route 301 from Agriculture, A-1, to

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New graduate Corvin Sandford gets a congratulatory hug from Dr. Mark Malin. Sandford earned special honors, as he was awarded one of two Smithey Mathematics Medals.

Randolph-Macon College graduates 299

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Randolph-Macon College’s largest graduating class, 299 Yellow Jackets, moved their tassels from right to left atop their ceremonial hats and said goodbye to their home of the past four years May 30. As the college’s newest alumni began to welcome the start of another journey, commencement speaker and R-MC alumna Sue Schick, a CEO and chief growth officer with UnitedHealthcare, left the class with one large piece of advice, or

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  • Three killed, two injured in I-295 crash

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 11:23 am


    Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 295 southbound at the 40.2 mile marker around 2:54 p.m. May 29 in Hanover County. According to the State Police, the incident began around 2:50 p.m. when Chesterfield County Police requested State Police’s assistance with stopping a suspect in a double homicide that was traveling on I-295 north bound around the 37 mile marker. The 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

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  • Smoke alarm alerts passer-by of fire in Ashland apartment

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Hanover Fire-EMS crews extinguished a fire in an Ashland Woods apartment Thursday morning.

    Thanks to a man hearing a smoke alarm, Hanover Fire-EMS was able to extinguish a small residential fire before it could injure anyone. Fire-EMS crews were dispatched to a reported apartment fire at 1511 West Omni Court at the Ashland Woods Apartment Complex just before noon May 28. One of the apartment maintenance staff members happened to be passing by and heard a smoke alarm going off inside of the

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The competition can’t keep up with Atlee’s India Lowe as she approaches the last hurdle in the 300-meter low hurdles, which she finished in 44.15, a new meet record.

Lee-Davis boys, Atlee girls triumph in track

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

Conference title? Check. Region championship? Ditto. Now, for both the Lee-Davis boys and Atlee girls outdoor track teams, one brass ring remains. For the Confederates, it’s a chance to defend a 5A state championship. For the Raiders, it’s an opportunity at redemption. Both teams were victorious Saturday at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) 5A South Region Track and Field Tournament, held at Atlee High School. While Lee-Davis cruised to

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  • Hanover girls soccer season ends

    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Midlothian pressures the Hawks’ defense as Allison Bunn (No. 2) tries to reclaim the ball from Trojan Jessica Scruggs.

    It was tough enough for Hanover Hawks girls soccer to have to face a team the caliber of Midlothian for a chance to hoist the Conference 20 Tournament Championship trophy. Then, Mother Nature got involved. The Hawks ended up playing the Trojans in one match over two days, sitting through multiple storm delays both Thursday and Friday before finally returning to the field at Glen Allen High School Friday evening

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  • Lee-Davis defeats Atlee in softball

    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Kendall Ramey rounds second base after hitting a homerun for Atlee in the sixth inning to tie the game at 1-1.

    SOFTBALL: In a classic battle delayed over 24 hours by rain, Lee-Davis scratched home a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to win back-to-back Conference 11 Tournament championships with a 2-1 victory over Atlee Friday night at Mills Godwin High School. Kylie Stonebreaker, who was named Conference 11 Pitcher of the Year, struck out 21 Raiders over her 10 innings of work. Ella Alvis scored the championship-clinching run

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Brianne Adams as BES’s mascot.

Volunteer spreads school spirit at Beaverdam Elementary

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 10:51 am

When Brianne Adams, a Beaverdam-area resident and mother, attended South Anna Elementary School as a child years ago, she said her family could not afford to buy the school’s spirit wear because it cost a pretty penny. “Even back in the 80s at South Anna, it was so expensive to have a [South Anna] T-shirt or sweatshirt that I never owned one unless I found it at the Goodwill,” Adams

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  • One year after near-fatal accident, still going ‘GWKStrong’

    Posted on June 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Grayson Kirby, one year after a near-fatal accident. Doctors estimated he had a 1 or 2 percent chance of survival.

    Nearly a year ago, a farm-vehicle accident landed Studley-area resident Grayson Kirby in the hospital near death and with numerous serious injuries, including one that shook his brain within his skull. Kirby, 32, said doctors told his family he had a “1 to 2 percent chance of living.” And, after six weeks at University of Virginia Medical Center and four weeks at rehabilitation facility, Sheltering Arms, Kirby was able to

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  • Volunteer is a ‘watchdog’ at Liberty Middle School

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Gary Perkins.

    When Gary Perkins, a Montpelier resident, first walked into his child’s school, he said he instantly felt the energy and passion of the teachers and staff that work there. That’s part of the reason why Perkins, a retired federal government employee, lends a hand when he can at Liberty Middle School with its Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program. The program, which currently has about 20 participants, is designed

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2015 Strawberry Faire

Diversions week of June 4, 2014

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm

The 2015 Ashland Strawberry Faire will be held Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ashland Strawberry Faire is held in historic Ashland, on the streets adjacent to the Randolph-Macon College campus the week after graduation. It is a traditional celebration to promote the community and feature the strawberry harvest. The Faire is a free, community and family-oriented event during which non-profit groups and churches raise funds and offer something for everyone. There are vendors selling arts, crafts, plants, and antiques to the thousands who attend. There are local businesses featured from Ashland and Hanover. Among the many attractions are two stages, featuring local entertainment from brass and jazz bands, choirs, dancing, pipes and drums to Little Miss and Little Mr. Strawberry contests and much more. There are activities for children from face painting to pet adoption. For more details, visit (H-P file photo)

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  • West Hanover Boys to play final concert June 5

    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Calvin Smith and Doug Duff play the mandolin and fiddle, respectively.

    After 15 years of entertaining the Montpelier community each month, the West Hanover Boys will play their final concert June 5. “We just turned 102,” guitarist Tommy Mills joked. That may not be the case, but four members of the bluegrass, country, and gospel band are now over 80. The group’s final performance begins at 6:45 p.m. this Friday at their usual home base, the Montpelier Center for Arts and

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  • Tomato Festival accepting applications for Tiny Miss/Little Miss pageant

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Tiny Miss and Little Miss Tomato Festival pageant.

    What little girl doesn’t love tiaras, dresses, and tomatoes? Even if she doesn’t go for the fruit, she may still be eligible to participate in the 2015 Tiny Miss/Little Miss Hanover Tomato Festival pageant. The Hanover Tomato Festival is now accepting applications for the Tiny Miss and Little Miss Hanover Tomato Pageant. The pageant and reception will take place on Saturday, June 27, at East Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad. Entry

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