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$6.97M lawsuit against Hanover dismissed

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

A Hanover judge recently dismissed a lawsuit that claims Hanover favored an outlet mall developer over a local company in a dispute over the placement of a potentially profitable electronic sign near the site of the pending retail center.

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Ashland police arrest woman in elder fraud case

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Tuesday, Ashland police investigators arrested Angela Chisholm, 51, of the 13000 block of Cedar Lane in Hanover County for six felonies, including grand larceny, embezzlement and other fraudulent activities involving financial transactions from accounts belonging to a 71-year-old family member in her care.

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  • Hanover schools weigh pay scale changes

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm


    Nov. 11, Hanover school division staff recommended a few changes to employees’ salaries in order to make the district more competitive in the job market. Charla Cordle, assistant superintendent of human resources, presented the school board with several recommendations that would increase some employees’ salaries in the school division.

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  • Rutland’s recycling initiative proceeds

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

    A truck picks up curbside recycling in Ashland, one of several areas in Hanover County where the service is offered. Rutland hopes to join their ranks. (Photo courtesy of Hanover County)

    Rutland residents could soon have the convenience of curbside recycling in their neighborhood. Recently, the board of supervisors approved a request to hold a December public hearing for residents to provide input on the matter.

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Hanover High’s Ryan Mallory and Tanner Lacey tackle Heritage’s Timothy Holden-Bethea Friday night in the Hawks’ second-round loss.

Heritage’s passing game too much for Hanover

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

As they trudged off the field in Newport News, the Hanover Hawks football team knew that missed opportunities had cost them dearly. On a frigid Friday night, the Hawks could not stop the hot passing game of Heritage quarterback Malik Deloatch, as the Hurricanes ended Hanover’s season with a 34-12 victory in the second round of the 4A South Region playoffs.

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  • Hawks fall to Midlothian, finish 2nd in state

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:23 am

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    Hanover and Conference 20 rival Midlothian met for the fourth time in 26 days Friday at the Siegel Center in Richmond. The Trojans were 2-1 in the previous three meetings, all of which extended to the maximum five sets. No one expected anything different in the final showdown.

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  • PHHS standouts commit to UVa., JMU

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:09 am


    Quietly, Patrick Henry athletics have been graduating student-athletes into major college sports. This past week, softball shortstop Paige Mitchell signed to play her college ball at James Madison, joined by baseball standout Chesdin Harrington, who signed with the University of Virginia.

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James “Jimmy” Smith behind the register at Ashland Feed Store, where he was a fixture for nearly three decades. Smith died Nov. 17 at 76. (Contributed photo)

Longtime Ashland Feed Store employee remembered

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

When a customer walked into the Ashland Feed Store, they expected to see the usual retail items sold at the business − feed, gardening supplies and more − but they also expected to see one specific person greeting them when they walked through the door.

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  • Volunteer efforts relieve Ashland police

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Ken Mills with friends and family as he directs traffic during last year’s holiday parade in Ashland as a member of the Ashland Police Department’s citizen task force. (contributed photo)

    Though the floats and local organizations are the stars of the Olde Time Holiday Parade, local law enforcement helps make sure people are safe and traffic flows during the event. And, in order to help relieve full-time paid officers that day, individuals like Ken Mills volunteer a few hours out of their weekend to direct traffic.

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  • Giving back to community keeps 72-year-old going

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm


    One 72-year-old Hanover resident doesn’t let his age slow him down one bit. Jack Luck, who is semi-retired but still a partner at Luck Chevrolet, dedicates as much as time as he can giving back to the community. “My wife says I need to slow down,” Luck said. “But it keeps you going.”

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Guests craft Christmas decorations during the 2011 Deck the Halls event at Pine Grove Farm in Ashland.

Annual ‘Deck the Halls!’ supports Hanover Safe Place

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

This holiday season, decorating your home for Christmas can double as a way to give back to the community. This year’s “Deck the Halls!” supports Hanover Safe Place and will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Farm, the home of Carolyn and Jerry Peart, 12438 Elmont Road, Ashland.

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  • Diversions week of Nov. 27, 2014

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Through Dec. 27 In Our Gallery at The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education: Nov. 1-Dec. 27. Eighth annual Grand Local Artists Show and the third annual Hanover County Landmarks & Legends: Small Works of Art Show. The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier. (804) 883-7378; Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday

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  • Local library branches hold Family Game Night, Storytimes

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    All Library branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. Ashland Branch Library   Teen Movie and Pizza Night Friday, Nov. 14, 6 – 8 p.m. See a great movie with your friends on the big screen! Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. American Girl Movie Morning Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – noon. Ages 5-12. Celebrate the fun of American Girl books and movies! 

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