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Hanover board requests state study sludge

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm

One of the Hanover Board of Supervisors’ chief priorities on its legislative agenda for the 2015 General Assembly session is to ask the state Department of Environmental Quality to study the potential health risks and environmental impacts of applying industrial sludge on land in Hanover.

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An recently-passed ordinance in Ashland is aimed at making downtown a destination for shopping, arts and culture and entertainment.

Ashland Town Council OKs business zoning change

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm

A rarely divided Ashland Town Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a controversial revamp of the town’s commercial zoning laws. The motion to approve the several-times-deferred plan came from Council member Faye Prichard, who had long indicated support of the proposal, but who also noted at the outset of Tuesday’s meeting that the process had been testy on both sides.

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  • Bells for the fallen at Hanover tribute

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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    Three shrill sounds split the still air last Thursday during a solemn ceremony at the Harman-Taylor Training Center as local officials paid tribute to the 343 firefighters that perished 13 years ago trying to save lives as the World Trade Center collapsed into rubble.

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  • Retracing firefighters’ final footsteps

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Ladders crossed in tribute during the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in Richmond. (contributed photo)

    Some of Hanover’s firefighters joined numerous others Sept. 7 in putting themselves in the boots of emergency personnel who lost their lives 13 years ago when the Twin Towers fell in New York City. During the annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb held at the SunTrust building in Richmond, hundreds of firefighters climbed 110 stories to honor the 343 victims' memory.

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Randolph-Macon’s John Byrd scores for the Yellow Jackets during Saturday’s home opener in Ashland. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

Yellow Jackets win home opener in Ashland

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:37 am

After falling 42-3 in their season opener in Baltimore to Johns Hopkins, the Yellow Jackets sought not just more offense and better defense, they sought purpose and a return to their identity. Even though the scoreboard read Randolph-Macon 48, Averett 16 at game’s end, they left the stadium with questions still unanswered.

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  • Raiders gridiron rolls over Patriots 56-0

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Patrick Henry quarterback Tyler Sikkar runs up the middle against Atlee during the Patriots’ 56-0 loss to the Raiders Friday.  The team now prepares to face Lee-Davis in the annual Tomato Bowl matchup. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    Friday night in Ashland, it was Patrick Henry who was clearly outmatched, by size, speed, and talent, as the Raiders, now the county favorite to make a deep postseason run, won going away 56-0.

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  • Hanover Hawks top J.R. Tucker 45-13

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Hanover’s Brooks Coombs carries the ball for one of three touchdowns against J.R. Tucker Friday. (H-P photo by Joel Klein)

    Brooks Coombs rushed 27 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns as the Hanover Hawks moved to 2-0 Friday night with a 45-13 win at J.R. Tucker. Quarterback Clayton Cheatham was six-of-nine passing for 69 yards.

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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)

Beaverdam Ruritans host second annual beer festival

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

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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  • Fund will keep Rockville man’s memory alive

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Family hopes a scholarship fund will help Gabriel Pearce’s memory live on. (Contributed photo)

    The memory of one 22-year-old Rockville man who died this summer will live on. To make sure that happens, Gabriel “Gabe” Pearce’s sister, Alisa Pearce, created a scholarship fund in honor of her younger brother, a Henrico County sheriff’s deputy.

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  • Volunteer firefighter humbled by recent recognition

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Todd Williams, volunteer firefighter with Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Company, in full fire gear. Williams was one of three “Hometown Heroes” from Hanover.

    For his dedication to the fire department and his efforts to go above and beyond his duties, Mechanicsville's Todd Williams was named as one of Allen and Allen’s “Hometown Heroes” for 2014.

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Diversions week of September 18, 2014

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:27 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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  • Ashland Street Parties declares ‘end of summer’

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Ron Moody performs during a past Ashland Street Party.

    Ashland Street Parties brings its 2014 season to a close Sept. 20 with a performance by Street Party regulars Ron Moody and the Centaurs. The “End of Summer” street party is presented by Ashland Ace Hardware. Music, dancing and fun will be ongoing from 6:30 – 11 p.m., at the Ashland Library Plaza.

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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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