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Hanover County meetings could go live

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Hanover citizens may no longer have to take time out of their busy schedules to stay up to date on what’s happening in their local government and school division. Chairman Sean Davis said the board of supervisors decided at its Oct. 8 meeting to have county staff review all options for broadcasting their meetings to the public on various platforms.

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The Hanover Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying suspects in the recent theft of two ATVs from Bass Pro Shops.

Hanover Sheriff’s Office investigating ATV thefts from Bass Pro

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

The Hanover Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help with identifying two suspects involved in the theft of two ATVs stolen from Bass Pro Shops on Lakeridge Parkway shortly before midnight Sept. 25.

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  • Liberian educator stranded in Va. as Ebola rages at home

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Emile Sam-Peal (left) with a group of Lott Carey students in Liberia. (Photo courtesy of Lott Carey Mission School)

    On a recent flight from Atlanta, Ga. back to Richmond, where he has been staying for the past several months, Emile Sam-Peal said everything was going smoothly with the passenger next to him until Sam-Peal revealed this one tidbit about himself: he was from Liberia, a country synonymous with the deadly disease Ebola.

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  • Hanover seeing bus driver shortage

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm


    The wheels on the bus may still go ‘round and ‘round, but it’s gotten hard to find people to make them turn in Hanover. During an Oct. 14 joint education committee meeting, Superintendent Jamelle Wilson said the division is experiencing a shortage of substitute bus drivers.

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Bender Vaught takes off on a 68-yard option  run  on the second  play of the game Saturday to score his first of three first-half touchdowns for the Patriots.

36-3 win gives Patriots momentum in post-season hunt

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:53 am

On a crisp Saturday afternoon, the 2-4 Patrick Henry Patriots took on the 1-5 Thomas Jefferson Vikings. The Patriots offense was red-hot, tallying a total of 310 yards on 45 plays as they rolled over Thomas Jefferson 36-6. Patrick Henry also averaged 6.9 yards per play and had 11 first downs for the game.

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  • QB, winning return for Hanover Hawks

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Hanover quarterback Clayton Cheatham gets past Armstrong’s Rayshaad Hood Friday in his first appearance back after a hand injury.

    Entering week seven of Friday night football, Atlee looked to solidify their playoff position, Hanover sought an end to a frustrating losing streak, and Lee-Davis faced a mountain in its quest to keep postseason hopes alive. In the end, the spotlight fell on one man.

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  • Randolph-Macon volleyball retakes first place after loss to W&L

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Randolph-Macon’s Courtney Lowers spikes as W&L’s Mackenzie Shands defends Saturday.

    Junior Katie Rossberg led all players with 16 kills and 43 total attacks as the Randolph-Macon volleyball team swept Virginia Wesleyan Wednesday to reclaim sole possession of first place in the ODAC.

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Dougee Zeno, seated at the piano in this family photo, is remembered as an entertainer who could hold “the audience in the palm of her hand.” (contributed photo)

Curtain closes for beloved Ashland entertainer

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

When Dougee Zeno took the stage, all eyes were on her and only her. Those who knew her best said her voice and skill at the piano could capture an audience like no other entertainer. Zeno, who was known by many outside the state and locally for her participation in several notable musicals, died Sept. 5 at the age of 89.

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  • Youth hopes to curb playground blues

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Ethan Lynne, right, with his  mother  Karen and sister Lucy install a “Buddy Bench” at Henry Clay Elementary School Saturday morning. Ethan raised enough funds to place a bench there and another at John Gandy, where he is a fifth grader. (Contributed photo)

    After seeing some of his peers alone during recess time, one 10-year-old elementary school student began to wonder how he could help them. That’s when Ethan Lynne, a fifth grader at John M. Gandy Elementary School, heard about an idea for a “buddy bench.”

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  • Hanover Senior Rides hopes to expand

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Charles “Charlie” Rasnick, director of Hanover Senior Rides, hopes to be able to expand his program in Hanover County. (Contributed photo)

    The lack of public transportation options in Hanover sometimes makes it hard for the elderly population to get around. One local program, Hanover Senior Rides, hopes it has a solution.

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"The Little Mermaid" runs this weekend at Firehouse Theater in Ashland.

Whistle Stop Theater presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Hans Christian Anderson’s famous fairy tale is given a modern twist that is no less magical in “The Little Mermaid,” performed by the Whistle Stop Theater. Written and directed by Louise Keeton, the production will run this weekend, Oct. 25-26, at Ashland’s Firehouse Theater.

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