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This updated plan for the Westland project (formerly Ashland Neighborhood) shows color-coded lot width ranges.

Council hears updates on Chapman Street rezoning, Carter Park Pool

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Rogers-Chenault Inc. has shaved a few more units off its residential rezoning application for the project previously called Ashland Neighborhood. Todd Rogers of RCI gave a presentation to the Ashland Town Council during the “citizen input” portion of the agenda May 19, though he said all the information he shared that evening would be repeated when the matter officially returns to council’s agenda June 16. He said he wanted council

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Gerald Luna and Sarah Newton.

Parents arrested in infant death

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The Ashland Police Department has charged the parents of an infant with felony child neglect after an investigation into their child’s death in October of 2014. According to the APD, on Oct. 21, 2014, at about 1 a.m., Ashland police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive infant at a motel located in the 600 block of North Washington Highway in Ashland. The child was transported to a local

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  • Sheriff’s Office seeks community’s input for reaccreditation efforts

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Col. David Hines, Hanover sheriff.

    The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve reaccreditation by verifying it meets professional standards, and the agency would like the community’s input during this process. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, which are outlined below. Public Information Session: Members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information session on

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  • Bruington resident found dead at Mechanicsville gas station

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm


    A Bruington woman was found dead at a Mechanicsville gas station Tuesday afternoon. The Virginia State Police is investigating and does not believe the death to be suspicious. The next day, police identified the deceased as Robin G. Reilly, 60, of Bruington, Virginia. At 1:10 p.m. on May 19, a Virginia State Police trooper was at a gas station on the 7400 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, when an off-duty firefighter

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Lydia Hall turns the ball upfield to start the Patrick Henry offense.

Eagles defeat Patriots in girls soccer; weather ends game after 40 min.

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:12 am

They’ve come a long way. The Patrick Henry girls soccer team began 2015 with a victory over J.R. Tucker on March 17. The Patriots wouldn’t taste victory again for over a month. Patrick Henry fell victim to county rivals Atlee and Lee-Davis, seeing the final defeat of their five-game losing streak come at home to one of the top teams in the state, Mills Godwin, by an 8-0 count. But

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  • Lacrosse postseason begins

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    The Patriots’ Ben Schubert starts an attack in May 11 lacrosse action. Schubert scored one of the many goals that led to Patrick Henry’s 13-8 win over Fluvanna. High school lacrosse heads into postseason play this week.

    LACROSSE: The 5A “South/East Group” tournament gets underway for both boys and girls May 21 in Chesterfield. The Atlee Raiders, being the number two seed in both tournaments, have a bye through to the semifinals. Lee-Davis will face Mills Godwin in the first round of both boys and girls at 7 p.m. Thursday at River City SportsPlex, located next to Southside Speedway. A win for Lee-Davis would place them in

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  • All four county softball teams have chance for region tournament play

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Kylie Stonebreaker pitches for Lee-Davis. (H-P file photo)

    Follow the merry-go-round of county high school softball with us. Lee-Davis beat Patrick Henry, who, in turn, shut out both Atlee, who handed Lee-Davis their first loss, and Hanover, who were swept by Lee-Davis but completed a sweep of Atlee with a 7-6 win last Thursday. Dizzy yet? The music stops and the regular season ride comes to a close May 21 as Atlee becomes the last team to play

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"Independent Press in D.C. and Virginia" is now available through the History Press.

Doswell author shares history of independent press in Virginia and D.C.

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:15 am

Independent, or “underground,” newspapers were popping up on college campuses across Virginia in the 1960s and 1970s, as they strove to bring about social change and discuss controversial national issues. Author Dale Brumfield, a Doswell resident, has been working to preserve their history. Brumfield’s first book on the subject, “Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene,” was nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award in nonfiction.

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  • Volunteers celebrated in annual county ceremony

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Winston Smith accepts the Spirit of Youth award for outstanding volunteerism.

    From feeding the hungry, to raising money to buy water filters for third-world countries, to preserving local history, and more, Hanover volunteers serve a wide assortment of causes, and their selfless efforts were recognized during the county’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration May 12 at Hanover High School. “Hanover’s spirit of volunteerism is a source of great pride among all of us,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Wayne Hazzard said at

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  • Volunteer supports others with disabilities

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Justin Spurlock.

    For being 31 years old, Justin Spurlock, a new Mechanicsville resident, has a fairly normal life for someone at his age—he works full-time as a drafter at a Glen Allen roof consulting firm and spends time with friends and family. However, Spurlock goes through the daily motions just a little differently than most. That’s because he suffers from a serious spinal injury from a car accident in 2002. The accident

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

Tomato Festival accepting applications for Tiny Miss/Little Miss pageant

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

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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  • Diversions, week of May 21, 2015

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Harpeth Rising

    Harpeth Rising will be giving their first performance in Ashland, at Ashland Coffee & Tea, Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. AC&T is located at 100 N. Railroad Avenue. Admission is $15 at the door, or $12 in advance by calling (804) 798-1702 or visit

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  • Taylor’s Family Fishing FUN event set June 6

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Parks and Recreation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Fishing Adventures, and Bass Pro Shops present the annual Taylor’s Family Fishing FUN event Saturday, June 6. From 4 to 7 p.m. the pond at Courthouse Park will be swimming with excitement. Add that fish tale to your children’s memory during this free event that is open to the public. Attendees will receive goodies, a fishing certificate of participation,

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