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Bennett and Helmick take top honors in leading AHS ’18 grads By Melody Kinser Managing Editor


ECHANICSVILLE -Carolyn Bennett will lead the Atlee High School Class of 2018 as valedictorian with a grade point average of 4.676. The salutatorian is Mason Helmick, who as a 4.64789 GPA. Bennett is the daughter

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She served as drum major of the Atlee High School Marching Band her senior year and was a section leader during her junior year. She was president of the Student Council Association

(SCA) and president of the National Honor Society, and a member of the BETA Club, SODA, Atlee Indoor Drumline, National Honor Society, and National Latin Honor Society. Bennett was a percus-

sionist in the All-State Band and All-District Band percussionist, as well as a percussionist in the Atlee Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. She has been a percussionist in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) and a percussionist in the Central Virginia Wind Symphony (CVWS). She has volunteered with Read To Them in Richmond and VCU Medical Center. She also has been a volunteer percussion teacher for Music To My Ears. Bennett performs with 4G Youth Band at Shady Grove UMC, and has been an iTunes recording artist with Red Amp Studio. Bennett plans to attend the University of Virginia see ATLEE, pg. 4 

$24.5 million budget OK’d by town council debt service payment that we have to make for two very large projects: the town hall ASHLAND -- Ashland project and the pool,” Farrar Town Council unanimous- said. ly approved a FY2018-2019 The budget contains a budget that includes funding $1.1 million transfer from the for two legacy projects, a new reserve fund, but $750,000 is Ashland Town Hall and the slated for a “one-time paypool at the Tuesday, down” on the newly June 5, regular acquired debt for meeting. construction costs The $24.5 milon those two projlion budget includes ects. a $10.5 million gen“Think of it as eral fund allocation if you were buying in addition to $14 a home or a car million in capital and putting more project funding. money down,” Town Manager Farrar said. FARRAR Joshua Farrar said The approved the more than budget also con8 percent increase is not so tains several tax rate increases, substantial when other por- a one-cent addition to the real tions of the spending plan are estate tax, a 1 percent increase examined. in the meals tax and a 1 per“That does seem like a sub- cent increase in lodging. stantial increase, but we must The new budget also conremember the majority of that increase is based on the new see BUDGET, pg. 7 

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Rain or shine: It’s Strawberry Faire time in town By Lorie Foley Ashland Strawberry Faire

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ASHLAND -- Ashland will be celebrating all things “strawberries” on Saturday with the Ashland Strawberry Faire, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 16 on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. There is some-

thing for everyone at the 37th annual Faire. Enjoy shopping for plants, jewelry, furniture, crafts, home décor, clothing, fine art, bath and body products, photographs, handmade soap, and of course, strawberries. Meet Hanover County businesses, local government services and nonprofit organizations and learn what they offer.

Plan to eat lunch at one of the many food vendors. From hamburgers to gyros, there will be plenty of options for the thousands anticipated to visit the Ashland Strawberry Faire this year. Don’t forget to have strawberry shortcake see FAIRE, pg. 5 



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GRTC is adding Ashland stop to Kings Dominion Express Service Contributed Report RICHMOND – Beginning Sunday, June 24, a new stop on the Kings Dominion Express 102X will service the Town of Ashland. This route adjustment provides a direct way for employees and riders from Ashland to conveniently connect with jobs or entertainment at Kings Dominion seasonally between spring and fall. Town Manager Josh Farrar said, “We understand

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that many Ashland residents lack access to quality reliable transportation. We are hopeful this partnership between Kings Dominion, GRTC, and the town will serve as a great pilot project to help us better understand the need within the community, and whether ridership warrants continuation or expansion in the future.� GRTC’s CEO David Green said, “Our service allows guests of Kings Dominion to enjoy a convenient ride to and from the park. We also enable Kings Dominion employees to reliably get to and from work, and we are glad to welcome Ashland riders aboard later this month.� Ashland passengers will board the 102x Kings Dominion Express at a new bus stop on Junction Drive in front of the Roses department store at the Ashland Junction Shopping Center. Express service will continue onward to Kings

to pursue a degree in neurobiology. “In reflecting on my time in high school, I can only feel an immense sense of fortune and gratitude for all of the incredible people I have had the chance to cross paths with during our short four years,� she said. “The teachers and students of the Atlee community have impacted my life more than they will ever know, and I am truly excited to see what the future holds for us as a

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Effective June 24, a new stop will be added to the Kings Dominion Express 102X with service to the Town of Ashland.

Dominion, then return to Ashland and proceed south to Downtown Richmond. The fare for Kings Dominion employees (with employee ID) is $3 per trip. The general public fare is only $5 per trip, allowing park visitors to avoid the cost of gas and parking, save wear and tear on their cars, and fully relax by letting someone else do the driving when they

visit Kings Dominion. The 102x remains a success story of a positive public-private partnership that fosters employment opportunities for youth and has increased ridership for GRTC. For detailed route and schedule information, visit or call the GRTC Customer Service Center at 804-358-GRTC (4782).

class.� Helmick’s parents are Brent and Nicole Helmick of Mechanicsville. He has served as a section leader in the Atlee High School Marching Band and a principal clarinet in the Wind Ensemble. He was a member of the Jazz Ensemble, BETA Club, National Honor Society, track and field his senior year, and tennis his freshman through junior years. Helmick is an Eagle Scout and a student leader of the Youth Group at Hope Community Church of the

Nazarene. He has been a member of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. He will be attending Liberty University, but said he is undecided on a major. “I’m sure that I’ll miss seeing everyone I know every day, but I can’t say that I’m not excited for college,� Helmick said. “I’m very proud of my achievements and I’m honored that I get to represent my class. Being at Atlee has been a great experience and I’m glad that I got to spend it with this senior class.�


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Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 7400 block of Pole Green Road/Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 7400 block of Pole Green Road/Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 7400 block of Pole Green Road/Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 7000 block of Pole Green Road/Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 7100 block of New Hunter Road, Mechanicsville.

Simple assault was reported in the 8000 block of Water Way Drive, Mechanicsville.

Credit card fraud, $200 in six months, was reported in the 9000 block of Hopkins Branch Way, Mechanicsville.

Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 9600 block of Interstate 95 South, Doswell.

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Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 9100 block of Chamberlayne Road, Mechanicsville.

Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 7500 block of Mechanicsville Byway, Mechanicsville. Unlawful purchase or possession of alcohol was reported in the 16500 block of Pouncey Tract Road, Rockville. Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 6300 block of Banshire Drive, Mechanicsville.

Petit larceny building was reported in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.

Simple assault was reported

in the 16000 block of Theme Park Way, Doswell. 

Concealment, price altering merchandise, $200, was reported in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.

MECHANICSVILLE – The biggest event in Mechanicsville is fast approaching and now is the time for vendors wishing to participate in the 2018 Hanover Tomato Festival to register. The 2018 Hanover Tomato Festival is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Pole Green Park located at 8996 Pole Green Park Lane in Mechanicsville. With attendance reaching upwards of 42,000 people, this is known as “the event” in the community every year. Of special significance in 2018 is the fact that the festival

will be celebrating its 40th year of paying homage to the divinely delicious Hanover Tomato. While the welcome mat is out for vendors (and you know you want to be part of the 40-year observance), the festival is the primary fundraiser for the Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department, which started the

Simple assault was reported in the 7500 block of LeeDavis Road, Mechanicsville.

Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 10300 block of Washington Highway/Cedar Lane, Glen Allen.

Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 9200 block of Susquehanna Trail, Ashland.

Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 7300 block of River Pine Drive, Mechanicsville.

Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 16000 block of Theme Park Way, Doswell.

Petit larceny building was reported in the 7000 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville.

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Grand larceny building was reported in the 14000 block of Mountain Road/Ashland Road, Glen Allen. Petit larceny building was reported in the 10300 block of Chamberlayne Road, Mechanicsville.

Destruction of property, monument, was reported in the 8300 block of Mary Mundie Lane, Mechanicsville.

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Tomato festival vendors needed By Melody Kinser Managing Editor

reported in the 13400 block of Liberty School Road, Ashland.

event at the location of the old station, with a handful of vendors. As always, the Hanover Tomato took center stage with profits from the sales going to support the BCVFD. Fundraising efforts aided in the purchase of equipment and training. To become a vendor, and join the rows and rows of various wares, go to Options for vendors include: Standard Booth fee, $200, and Premier, $300. Premier spots are corner booths; the fee includes load in/out assistance with access to a carted trailer driven by event staff to and from see VENDORS, pg. 7 

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OBITUARIES | Death Notices & Funerals EMILY J. CARSON Emily J. Carson, RN, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2018. Emily was surrounded by her family and friends at her CARSON home in Ashland. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Carson; parents, Mike and Jennifer Dzielak; and brother, Jonathan Dzielak. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at her home at 12194



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DONNA FLINN GILL Donna Flinn Gill, of Ashland, passed away on May 24, 2018. She is survived by her mom, Jean Mooney; husband of 44 years, Donnie Gill; daughter, Brandon (Damon); son, Wesley (Ashley); grandchildren, Lexi, Pete, Reinsley, Meadow and Cutter; sister, Tammy; brothers, James, Trey and Troy; and many loving nieces, nephews, family and GILL friends. Donna was preceded in death by her dad, Walter Flinn; and a brother, Terry Flinn. A memorial service and celebration of Donna's life was held at noon on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Belmont Recreation Center at 1600 Hilliard Road in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 5700 Cleveland St., Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

The West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home at 11020 West Broad Street in Glen Allen was in charge of arrangements.

ELIZABETH HOLLINS “BETSY� ISBELL Elizabeth Hollins “Betsy,� 71, of Rockville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph David Isbell Jr.; and sister, Susan Vaughan Rice. She is survived by her mother; Kathleen Nash Isbell; daughter, Becky Chalmers; son, Jonathan David Isbell (Ella), grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Judah and Cyrus; two brothers, Joseph ISBELL David Isbell III and Charles Edwin Isbell. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 13, 2018) in Springfield Christian Church Cemetery at 18285 Vontay Road in Rockville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Springfield Christian Church Cemetery Fund.

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DAVID HENRY LEWIS III David Henry Lewis III, of Reedville, died peacefully in his sleep on October 18, 2017. He was the eldest son of the late Rt. Rev. and Mrs. David H. Lewis Jr. He is survived by his brothers, Dabney N. Lewis of Richmond, Robert O. Lewis and his wife, Eleanor, of Montpelier, and William M. Lewis and his wife, Ann, of Richmond; by his nephews, Catesby P. Lewis and his wife, Mary, of Richmond and Cary N. Lewis and his wife, Aina, of Barcelona, Spain; by his nieces, Caroline L. Lewis of Kalispell, Montana, and Rose M. Lewis of Richmond; by a devoted aunt, Katharine M. Dulaney of Ivy; and by his cousins, Catherine N. Stratton of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Cary S. Boyd of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Laura S. Thoresby of Folkestone, England, and Pat Henry of Bellevue, Washington. David was a gifted athlete and an accomplished artist. He was a graduate of Douglas LEWIS Freeman High School, attended the University of South Carolina, was a Coast Guard veteran, and was dedicated to his family and friends. He had lived on the Chesapeake Bay for 35 years. His family thanks his caregivers of the Northern Neck, especially Leslie Hall, and the staffs of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, and Lexington Court in Richmond. A service will

be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 851 Owensville Road in Ivy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, Christchurch School in Christchurch, or another charity.

DENNIS SHARPE Dennis Sharpe, 64, passed away on June 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marylene; his parents, Grayson and Nina; sister, Debbie; and brother, Steve. He is survived by brother, Howard; and sisters, Lydia, Patricia and Ninafaye; his stepchildren, Donna, Chris and Debra; and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired after 35 years from Doswell Stone Quarry. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Spring Grove Memorial Park Cemetery. Lacy Funeral Home in Mineral was in charge of arrangements. The online guest may be found at www.

ELIZABETH BRINCKERHOFF THOMAS Elizabeth Brinckerhoff Thomas, known as “Betty Fay,� died on June 8, 2018, at the age of 89. Her life was a gift to all who knew her. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Harry Thomas “Ike� Jr., M.D. Ike and Betty Fay adored each other and enjoyed life while sailing, playing tennis, dancing, camping and spending time with the family. Betty Fay was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She met Ike when she was a camper

at Camp Allegheny, where he was a lifeguard. During their life journey, Betty Fay supported Ike through Physical Therapy School, Medical School and OB-GYN training. After Ike completed his education, she returned to school earning a B.A. in English and graduating with honors. As an English major, she was fond of writing verse. She shared deep friendships. She had three close groups of friends: the “Wild Hairs,� the “Fab Five� and the “Lunch Bunch.� She was the daughter of the late Margaret Glass and Henry Brinckerhoff. She was predeceased by her brother, Hank Brinckerhoff. She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Brown (Bob) of Ashland; sister-in-law, Audrey Cary of Lynchburg; children, Peggy Montgomery, M.D. (John) of Ware Neck, Steve Thomas (Lindsay) of Powhatan, Susan Bowers (Ford) of Chapin, South Carolina, and Laura Nelson of Bedford; grandchildren, Blake and Shane Montgomery, Travis and Ross Thomas, Ford, Penn and Brinck Bowers, Jessie Nelson; and six great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, in the Commons at Westminster Canterbury. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Research, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Bon Air, or Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. (Editor’s note: To submit obituaries, send to Melody Kinser at mkinser@mechlocal. com. Her phone number is 804775-4622. We do not charge for obituaries or photos.)

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These young people will be heading to Boys and Girls State, respectively, June 17-23. They are being sponsored by American Legion Post 175 and Post 175 Auxiliary. Principal funding is being provided by the Rotary Club of Mechanicsville, Lions Club of Mechanicsville and American Legions Post 206 of Ashland and Post 90 of Beaverdam. The group received an orientation Sunday, May 20, enthusiastically conducted by Noah Campbell and Madison Lee, both of whom attended these events last year. The boys will be at Radford University and the girls at Longwood University. Shown are, from left, front row, Kip Vehorn, Justin Davis, Jack Gable, Kristin Williams, Chloe Shermer and Emily Callahan, and, back row, Ben Dibble, Cameron Boxley, Libby Klinger, Kaitlin McLendon, Anna Holzem, Grace Phillips and Georgia Temple. Tyler Palicia and Madison Gardiner also will be attending. The rising high school seniors said they are excited about their upcoming experience.

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Hanover in Action Pavilion The Hanover in Action Pavilion, sponsored by Cool Spring Rec Center, will be showcasing performances by active groups such as jazzercise, silver sneakers, martial arts, ballet, dance, gymnastics, and yoga. The Pet Pageant and the Patrick Henry High School Robotics Club also will join the fun at the Hanover in Action Pavilion. Sean Hartigan, who is rehearsing the role of Bert in the Center Player’s production of “Mary Poppins,” will be the emcee for the Pet Pageant. Action Avenue (a/k/a Patrick Street) will never be the same!

Dunk Tank For $10, guests get three chances to dunk local public

officials for charity. The Dunk Tank is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with town staff, town council members, Ashland Police Department and Hanover County Board of Supervisors. Thanks to the sponsorship of Ferber’s Tire & Auto, all proceeds from the Dunk Tank will go to charities chosen by the public officials. The Dunk Tank will be in the Kids Zone.

Kids Zone The Kids Zone will be full of activity, including the “Berry” walk, a 5-Sided sports game, bounce house and other games. Play the games and win prizes, including a chance to win a bike!

BARKing Lot Come see adoptable dogs, learn about box turtles, meet baby cows, kiss a lovable dog, ride a pony, and drink strawberry milk at the BARKing Lot, sponsored by Fin &

Feather of Ashland. The BARKing Lot, located by the R-MC Welcome Center, will offer shade and water for furry friends visiting the Faire.

Mister and Miss Strawberry Pageant Join radio personality Bill Bevins as he emcees the Mister and Miss Strawberry Pageant at the Blackwell Stage, sponsored by Railside Law Group and the Town of Ashland. This Faire tradition is a non-competitive event for children between the ages of 3 and 16 years old. Tompkins Jewelers is sponsoring the Pageant this year and donating tiaras for pageant winners. Penelope Clementine Rose, the 2017 “Spirit of the Faire,” will crown the 2018 winner.

Blackwell Stage Performances The entertainment lineup for 2018 is an eclectic mix of traditional, R&B, soul and

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rock ’n’ roll. The Hanover Concert Band leads off the day, followed by Hanover Idols Jason Call and Madison Cox. Patrick Henry High School alum Alex Roberson is bringing his band, Honest Debts. Pumphouse, Counter Point and South Bound Express Band round up the entertainment docket.

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The Black Creek Adult Choir of the Black Creek Baptist Church will present the patriotic musical, “Freedom!,” at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 6289 McClellan Rd.

Sunday through Friday, July 1-6 The Annual Homecoming will be held July 1 with morn-

ing worship at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and evening worship at 3 p.m. at the Byrd Grove Baptist Church a Kents Store. A revival will follow July 2-6 with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service and 8 p.m. service, with Rev. Earl T. Howerton Jr. of Little Zion

Baptist Church in Colonial Beach. Guest choirs will perform nightly.

Saturday, Sept. 29 The Lee-Davis High School Class of 1973 will hold its 45th reunion at Creamfield Farm in

Mechanicsville. The event will be catered by Smokey Bottom BBQ. Organizers are in need of address/phone updates for classmates and in search of “1970s era” faculty members that would like to take part in the reunion. Invitations

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Congratulations to all the graduates! By Melody Kinser Managing Editor

from private schools, as well as those who are home-schooled. Our wish is for success on life’s path.


oday we wrap up our four-week series on the honor graduates for Hanover County Public Schools. Their stories are always a favorite to write and learn about the plans these young adults have for their futures. It is so impressive to look over the accomplishments and involvements of the honor graduates (valedictorian and salutatorian). Their extraordinary commitment to their education and community is incredible. On Saturday, members of the Class of 2018 from Atlee, Lee-Davis, Hanover and Patrick Henry high schools will be taking part in commencement ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, at the E.J. Wade Arena at the VCU Stuart Siegel Center, located at 1200 W. Broad St. in Richmond. As always, we will have complete coverage in our June 20 edition. We are always excited to share the special day with you. A special thank you to Chris Whitley, HCPS public information officer, who coordinates with school counselors in getting the information and photos about the division’s honor graduates. We also extend our most sincere congratulations to those seniors graduating

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Congratulations to R-MC Randolph-Macon College’s Class of 2018 set a record with over 340 graduates. The Ashland campus was abuzz with all the energy of an amazing day filled with the joy of preparing for life’s next chapter. Thank you to Anne Marie Lauranzon, R-MC’s director of marketing and communications, for helping make our coverage a smooth process. And thanks to Joel Klein, the newest member of our freelance pool of photojournalists, for getting photos of the commencement ceremonies.

We all love strawberries! The Ashland Strawberry Faire will fill the streets of R-MC from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, featuring vendors, entertainment and, of course, strawberries! Yum! We’re taking part this year and hope to see you there. Stop by our booth -- 109 -- to say “Hi.” We’re looking forward to being a part of this Ashland tradition.

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The 1978 Class of LeeDavis High School will hold its 40th reunion at The Via Club at Pebble Creek in Mechanicsville. As arrangements continue to progress, invitations will be arriving soon. For more ifnormation or details, go to the Facebook page at (Lee-Davis Class of 1978), or contact Judi Craft Culver at judi.culver@gmail. com or 804-387-6153.

Ongoing Families Anonymous Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Creator located at 7159 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville. The group is a self-help fellowship for the friends and family members of addicts who are in need of understanding and healing themselves. For more information or details, call Sandy at 804-730-4812 or email sandy. Overcomers Outreach and Women’s Codependency, a Christ-centered anonymous support program offering hope and healing for recovering alcoholics, addicts and their families meet every Monday at 7 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Christian Center at 8061 Shady Grove Road in Mechanicsville. For more information, call 804-3669645 or email kjfaith1@gmail. com.

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Jane Cook, center, accepts her diploma from Mayor Jim Foley, left, and Council Clerk Joseph Collins at the June 5 meeting. Eleven participants began the course and all received diplomas for completing the Citizens Leadership Academy.

next year when it comes to creating the FY 2019-2020 budget. We did not present you with easy choices this year.” Mayor Jim Foley described the budget as transformational. In other matters, Kim Hynes, executive director of Central Virginia Waste Management Association,

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Eleven participants earned certificates as graduates of the town’s Citizens Leadership Academy. Mayor Jim Foley presented certificates to each of the graduates, and Town Clerk Joseph Collins noted many of the current students have achieved a number of successes and some have shown interest in serving on town boards and committee, and one even had a successful run for town council.

presented council with an update on trash collection and recycling services in the town. Hynes outlined a slight increase in the trash collection fee, about 50 cents per household, and signaled future concerns regarding recycling. The town provides residents both services at no cost. CVWMA serves 13 localities and depends on private companies to collect trash and recycling. In recent months, China has greatly restricted the amount and type of recyclables it accepts from the United States, causing the value of mixed paper to nothing. With virtually no return on more than 60 percent of recyclables, those private providers are turning to CVWMA for assistance. A $20 per ton rebate to the agency’s customers has been suspended, and officials are attempting to educate the public on providing more “clean” recycling. For example, the elimination of plastic bags is just one of those goals. It all adds up to uncertainty in the recycling world, according to Hynes. Foley asked if this might

mean a return to the days of separated recycling at the curb. Hynes said technology might provide a better solution, long-term. A storm on May 27 left Public Works crews busy,

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the booth space for set-up and breakdown. The vendor will be responsible for loading items on/off the cart) and parking in designated premier parking lot with separate load in/out zone for easier access. Add-on options for Standard and Premier Booths include additional booth spaces ($150 each), a 15x15 tent installed at the booth ($200), table and chairs delivered to the booth space ($25) and electrical hook-up ($75). Hanover County Tomato Festival Committee members and Hanover County Parks and Recreation leadership and staff welcome local vendors who make or sell unique tomato-related products, community-based businesses and organizations. The goal is to make this year’s festival memorable at four decades. More information may be found at or email or call Hanover County Parks and Recreation at 804-365-7150.

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tains relief for many business owners who now pay the Business Professional Occupancy License (BPOL). Currently, owners of businesses with more than $100,000 pay the fee. The amended policy now allows business owners up to $1 million before the tax is levied, making it the highest threshold in the state and lowest BPOL rate in the region. There are no new positions outlined in the budget, and benefits remain the same. Farrar said this year’s fourmonth budget discussions were dominated by two major subjects. “The two large capital projects are what drove the majority of our decision-making this year,” Farrar said. “I think we have put up a great and conservative plan to accomplish those, leaving us in a better position than we were this year

age occurred to an underground culvert located near Hill Carter Parkway. Portions (lanes) of that road have been closed due to the damage, and town officials wasted no time in authorizing work to begin on those repairs. The cost of the repair would normally require an approval from town council, but those figures were not available at meeting time, but Farrar stressed the importance of getting the work started as soon as possible. “In the interest of our community and public safety, I don’t want to wait until June 19 (next scheduled meeting),” Farrar said. “That’s why we are having this conversation tonight. We’re not going to have all the details we want, but we are going to ask for your blessing to move forward and we will bring you back a budget (for the project) on the 19th.” The repairs should take from three to six weeks to complete and will require some road closures that will be announced on the town’s website.

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R-MC athletes shatter records, expectations By Rob Witham For the Hanover Local ASHLAND – When Randolph-Macon junior pitcher Colin Selby became only the fourth Yellow Jacket drafted by a Major League Baseball team this past week, the moment placed an exclamation point not just on the historic season produced by the baseball program, but on a 2017-18 academic year which has provided a bevy of highlights, historic moments, and championships. Selby was drafted in the 16th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the highest draft pick in Randolph-Macon history. Head Coach Ray Hedrick said the process of getting the right hander in draft position was literally years in the making. “Colin had a great start this season, opened some eyes with his velocity,” Hedrick said Monday. “We knew it was there. He had to get his body in shape and get healthy. As it relates to this season, he’s kind of prepared for this since the middle of March.” Hedrick heard from multiple teams about Selby, but the Pirates showed prime interest. Selby is expected to report to the Bristol Pirates of the Appalachian League, who begin their season June 22. Selby’s gain is RandolphMacon’s loss, who also said goodbye to standouts Rick


“They knew the time, effort and dedication level it took to be consistent and compete at that level, and they raised the bar,” Hedrick said of his seniors, who won a program record 125 games in four years. “I think, in a situation like this, all of the pieces have to fall into place, things have to go your way, and it was an exciting time for our program.” Hedrick’s Yellow Jackets have made the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament 13 consecutive seasons. Making that tournament has long been an expectation when practice officially opens each season. Now the Yellow Jackets are ready to make a NCAA Tournament bid a seasonal expectation, too. To do so, Hedrick looks to his returnees who made immense contributions this year, from second baseman Jeff Butler and starter Nick Roth III to catcher Reece Yeargain and center fielder Ryan Duphorn – all ready to take the experience of 38 wins, the College World Series and a final national ranking of No. 3 in the nation and use it to raise standards at Randolph-Macon even higher than before. Dave Lawrence/The Local But baseball isn’t alone in Randolph-Macon’s Michael Nickles (right) is congratulated by teammates Zach Evans (47) and Joseph Tuzzolo (16) after Nickles setting higher expectations. connected for a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the Yellow Jackets’ 14-2 win over Bridgewater on March 24. Despite a loss in their NCAA Spiers, Cole Migliorini, Joseph All but Tuzzolo played major clinching a College World Series that experience, as sophomores, regional final, RandolphTuzzolo, Christian Cok and roles in 2016 when the Yellow bid, falling just short in the was critical in RandolphAtlee product Cody Thompson. Jackets were 90 feet away from region final. Hedrick believes Macon’s success this year. see SHATTER, pg. 9 

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Macon softball completed a season unlike any other in its two-decade history, shattering the single-season record for wins with 40, five more than the 2017 team accomplished. Despite playing in the same conference as two-time national champion Virginia Wesleyan, the Yellow Jackets have won 132 games in the past four years, earning three NCAA bids in the process. The pitching staff of junior Candace Whittemore (Patrick Henry), ODAC Freshman of the Year Madie Rhoads, and fellow freshman Kayley Scott (Lee-Davis) led the nation during the Division III regular season in earned run average. One wonders what may have happened with a full season from freshman left fielder Kaitlyn Deeter, who hit .352 in 23 games with 17 runs and 16 RBIs before being injured. The Yellow Jackets will return all but one starter, first baseman Harley Jones, come 2019. Their regular season doubleheader split at Virginia Wesleyan in April, ending the Marlins’ 41-game winning streak, will be a reminder during the grind of the offseason of how far Randolph-Macon softball has come, and where it needs to go. The work and progress on the diamonds on both sides of the railroad track was an extension of both success for those programs, but also for most Randolph-Macon athletic endeavors in 2017-18. In women’s basketball, a roster of 10 players, just enough bodies to carry out five-onfive practice drills, persevered, improved, and believed, as Randolph-Macon, led by multiple All-America honoree sophomore Kelly Williams, not only earned legendary head coach Carroll LaHaye her 600th career victory at rival Lynchburg in January, but also the program’s

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ninth ODAC championship and first since 2014 with an epic triumph over Emory and Henry on Feb. 24. Williams led the nation in scoring (25.4 points per game), was second in rebounding (18.2 rebounds per game) and set ODAC championship records for most points (79) and rebounds (60) in a single tournament. With two years left with Williams, All-ODAC performer Charlotte Woods and others – plus four key recruits coming this fall – the Yellow Jackets should be more than primed to defend their conference crown. Men’s basketball had a successful regular season, but, again, struggled come tournament time, bowing out in the ODAC championship quarterfinals. Head Coach Josh Merkel and a host of returnees must determine how to carry good regular season play deeper into February, and, eventually, into March. Despite losing almost their entire defense to graduation from the 2016 ODAC Champions, Randolph-Macon football improved throughout the season. The high point of another winning campaign was their fourth straight win over Hampden-Sydney. Hopes for 2018 rest on the maturation of the defense plus another

strong season from tailback Tre Frederick, who rushed for 1,345 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2017. One program embodies the combination of building on past success and for the future. Inside Crenshaw Gymnasium are the office of head women’s volleyball coach Bill Rogers, and the new office for Randolph-Macon’s men’s volleyball. Rogers and his Yellow Jackets, coming off a third consecutive ODAC title in 2017 led by ODAC Player of The Year Miranda Hall (Hanover), have aggressively scheduled again, expecting to make an NCAA tournament run. Meanwhile, men’s head coach Jared Horrigan is literally putting together his first team, scheduled to debut in January. Built in 1927, Alumni Gymnasium is being renovated to become the new home court for men’s volleyball. It’s further evidence that a grand mixture of success, program building, and overcoming adversity – combined with the superior academic performance found from Yellow Jacket student-athletes across all sports – made the 2017-18 a season to remember at Randolph-Macon College. Rob Witham can be reached at

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Hanover County Planning Commission has set Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Building at Hanover Courthouse, Hanover, Virginia, as the day, date, time, and place for a public hearing to consider the following cases, at which public comments will be accepted: REZONING C-6-18(c), CYNTHIA AND RAYMOND PILKINGTON, JR. Request(s) to rezone from A-1, Agricultural District to RS(c), Single-Family Residential District with conditions on GPIN 7796-73-9766, consisting of approximately 1.38 acres, and located on the north line of DeWitt Drive (State Route 1896) approximately 130 feet east of its intersection with Cudlipp Avenue (State Route 1206) in the CHICKAHOMINY MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT. The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Suburban General (1.5-3.0 dwelling units per acre). The proposed zoning amendment would permit the creation of one additional building lot for a gross density of 1.45 units per acre. (PUBLIC HEARING)

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Hanover County Board of Supervisors has set Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Building at Hanover Courthouse, Hanover, Virginia, as the day, date, time, and place for a public hearing to consider the following cases, at which public comments will be accepted: REZONING C-5-18(c), HALEY FAMILY, L.P. Request(s) to rezone from A-1, Agricultural District, to AR-6(c), Agricultural Residential District with conditions on GPIN 7890-11-8139, consisting of approximately 56.9 acres, and located on the north line of East Patrick Henry Road (State Route 54) east its intersection with Cedon Road (private road) in the BEAVERDAM MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT. The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Agricultural. The proposed zoning amendment would permit the creation of nine (9) building lots for a gross density of one (1) dwelling unit per 6.32 acres. (PUBLIC HEARING) CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP-8-17, RIVERSTONE PROPERTIES, L.L.C. (GRAHAM REAL ESTATE, L.L.C.) Request(s) a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Section 26-130.12 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a self-storage warehouse facility on GPIN 8714-97-5670, consisting of approximately 5.6 acres, zoned B-3(c), General Business District with conditions and located on the east line of Lee-Davis Road (State Route 643) across from its intersection with Brandy Run Drive (private road) in the MECHANICSVILLE MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT. The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Suburban High (3-7 dwelling units per acre). (PUBLIC HEARING) SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS SE-8-18, STEPHANIE AND LEONARD ZANNIN Request(s) a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Section 26-21.3 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a commercial dog kennel and dog training facility on GPIN 8764-02-9621, consisting of approximately 19.66 acres, zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and located on the east line of Westwood Road (State Route 619), south of its intersection with Cattail Run Drive (private road) in the COLD HARBOR MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT. (PUBLIC HEARING) SE-11-18, HANOVER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Request(s) a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Section 26-334.2 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit modular classroom on GPIN 8707-46-1121, consisting of approximately 34.69 acres, zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and located at the terminus of Learning Lane (State Route 9184) approximately 0.44 mile south of Whippoorwill Road (State Route 653) in the BEAVERDAM MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT. (PUBLIC HEARING) ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ORDINANCE 18-07, REVISED SUBDIVISION ROAD STANDARDS AN ORDINANCE to amend the Hanover County Code, Chapter 25, Subdivision Ordinance, Sections 25-53, 25-56, 25-57, and 25-66 to add requirements to ensure public safety, including clarifying the required widths of public and private roads, ensuring that private roads are properly maintained by an owners’ association, and that, where the Subdivision Ordinance and the fire code or other requirement of the fire marshal are inconsistent, the more restrictive requirement shall apply. (PUBLIC HEARING) Copies of the above case may be reviewed in the Planning Office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 10

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A complete copy of the proposed ordinance and related information is available at the office of the County Administrator any regular working day between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All persons wishing to comment on the proposal may appear at the stated time and place.




NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL PROPERTY HANOVER COUNTY, VIRGINIA On July 9, 2018, or as soon thereafter as papers can be prepared and filed, proceedings will be commenced by the County of Hanover, Virginia, under the authority of Section 58.1-3965 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, to sell, at a date and time to be announced, the following parcels for payment of delinquent real estate taxes: 1. FRANCIS, Jenny

0.362 acres, Improved, 216 Wesley Street, GPIN 7870-53-9457

2. FUQUA, Alan D. FUQUA, Cheryl R.

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3 acres, corner of Studley Road and Bird Dog Drive, GPIN 8727-11-1326

4. HINSON, Martin L. HIINSON, Sue T.

1.11 acres, Improved, 8297 Beatties Mill Road and 8301 Beatties Mill Road, GPIN 8745-42-9289

5. LEAGUE, James Grant

17.827 acres, on Ashcake Road, GPIN 7798-174589

6. MARTIN, II, John J.

0.488 acres, Lot 4, Block E, Section 3, Lereve Manor, Improved, 6301 Morning Glory Road, GPIN 8724-43-0353

The owner of any property listed above may redeem it at any time before the date of sale by paying all accumulated taxes, penalties, interest and costs thereon, including reasonable attorney’s fees set by the Court and the pro-rata costs of publication. The owner may contact Sands Anderson PC at 540-373-2504 or 800664-5699 for redemption amounts. Partial payment of delinquent taxes, penalties, reasonable attorneys’ fees, interest or costs shall not be sufficient to redeem the property, and shall not operate to suspend, invalidate or make moot any action for judicial sale. NOTE: This Notice is NOT an advertisement for a public auction. To receive notice of the public auction by mail or electronically, please send a written request to Sands Anderson PC at P.O. Box 907, Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0907.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Hanover County Board of Supervisors has set June 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Hanover County Administration Building, 7516 County Complex Road, Hanover Courthouse, Hanover, Virginia, as the time, date and place for a public hearing concerning quitclaim of certain drainage easement, utility easement and water and sanitary sewer easement interests affecting GPINs 870624-3693 and 8706-23-4300, located within Chickahominy Magisterial District in Hanover County, Virginia.


All persons desiring to be heard on the above may appear at the above time and place. Plats showing the subject easement interests are available for inspection in the County Administrator’s Office, County Administration Building, during the regular business hours of 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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TOWN OF ASHLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that on the 19th day of June 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ashland Town Hall, 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA, the Ashland Town Council will conduct a public hearing pursuant to Virginia Code section 15.2-2204 for the purpose of receiving input, and may approve the following: ORD2018-10 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR ACCESSORY APARTMENTS DAVID AND STEWART LUTHER HAVE APPLIED FOR A TEXT AMENDMENT TO LOWER THE MINIMUM LOT AREA IN R-2 ZONING FROM TWENTY THOUSAND (20,000) SQUARE FEET TO EIGHTEEN THOUSAND (18,000) SQUARE FEET TO ALLOW FOR AN ACCESSORY APARTMENT. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-06 AMENDS THE ASHLAND TOWN CODE, CHAPTER 21, “ZONING,” ARTICLE XXV, “SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS,” SECTION 21-264 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR ACCESSORY APARTMENTS, SUBSECTION (B), ITEM (3), TO EIGHTEEN THOUSAND (18,000) SQUARE FEET IN R-2 ZONING. A copy of ORD2018-10 may be obtained by contacting Town Hall at (804) 798-1073. Written comments may be submitted to planning@ or Town of Ashland, P.O. Box 1600, Ashland, VA 23005. All interested persons may attend and express their views. Any person with a disability requiring assistance in order to participate in this public hearing is asked to contact Town Hall in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.



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Contest Rules  You must be at least 18 years or older to enter.  No purchase necessary to vote.  All entries must be received in our office by Friday, June 27, 2018, 5:00 PM.  Limit one vote per category per person.  Must vote in ten categories for ballot to be counted.  The 2018 Local’s Choice Contest includes Hanover County and the town of Ashland businesses only.  The 2018 Local’s Choice Contest winners will be determined by the highest number of votes from the entries received, by the contest deadline.  The 2018 Local’s Choice Contest results will be published in The Mechanicsville Local and Ashland-Hanover Local on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  The contest results do not reflect the views of The Mechanicsville Local and Ashland-Hanover Local. View complete rules online at local-s-choice-contest-rules-hanover-county-virginia-richmond-suburban/article_1854ee84-6823-11e8-a6c8-cbfc468af256.html

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hile couples remember the sentiments and the style of their engagements forever, the engagement ring serves as the lasting symbol of that momentous occasion. Choosing the right engagement ring is complicated. Such a decision involves knowing what a future spouse desires in a ring and balancing those desires with budget. Shopping for an engagement ring can be both nervewracking and exciting. But there are ways to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Listen carefully anytime jewelry is discussed Getting an idea of which style of jewelry the love of your life prefers requires keeping your eyes and ears open anytime jewelry is mentioned. Subtle hints may be dropped and pages to magazines may be folded back to provide a nudge in the right direction.

It’s also perfectly fine to ask for your future spouse’s input, particularly if you’ve already spoken about marriage and know that an engagement is on the horizon.

Have a good idea on the shape of the stone All gemstones need to be cut in particular ways so that they reflect light and sparkle. Stones are also cut in specific shapes that provide the overall form of the stone. These include round, princess, emerald, oval, marquise, and pear, among others. Many people have distinct preferences when it comes to the shape of the ring. Keep in mind that some shapes are more common than others and some may be more expensive as well. According to Long’s Fine Jewelers, round cut diamonds are the most popular today and also some of the most expensive. Marquise and oval also tend to be pricey. Princess and emerald cut diamonds may be more affordable, offers Genesis Diamonds.

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When choosing an engagement ring the four Cs to consider are the stone’s cut, carat, clarity, and color.

Know all the specs Buying an engagement ring means being armed with a lot of knowledge. In addition to shape, there are the four Cs to consider. These refer to the stone’s cut, carat, clarity, and color, and will determine the financial value of the gemstone. Take some time to learn about each of the four

Cs so you can make a more informed decision when visiting the jeweler.

Shop around Not all jewelers are the same, and you want to find one with whom you feel comfortable and believe you will get the best value for your money. Believe it or not, you

can purchase the ring in two parts --opting to shop for a setting from one place and a stone from another. Jewelers will often do whatever is necessary to make their customers happy, so don’t be afraid to ask for customization. Engagement ring buyers may also want to consider gemstones other than dia-

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arents have long relied on coupons to help them reduce the cost of raising their families. While it might once have been necessary to scan grocery store circulars and break out the scissors to take advantage of store discounts, more and more consumers are now turning to digital coupons offered via their mobile devices to save money. According to eMarketer, a firm that covers digital marketing, media and commerce, the number of adults who redeem coupons via their mobile devices is expected to rise to roughly 104 million people by 2016. That’s a significant uptick from the number of digital couponers in 2014, when a little more than 78.5 million adults took advantage of digital coupons offered via their mobile devices. The growing popularity of mobile coupons has sparked increased interest among marketers, as eMarketer projects that 44.5 percent of marketers will offer mobile coupons in 2016, compared to just 36.5 percent in 2014. Families looking to save money on their next shopping trip would be wise to take their mobile devices along with them. - Metro Creative


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2018 Local’s Choice Contest Rules – Hanover County, Virginia – Richmond Suburban News 1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE OR NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. Employees of the Richmond Suburban News and its affiliates which are owned by BH Media Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) are eligible to vote but are not eligible to win prizes (if any) associated with this Contest. Void where prohibited. 2. Agreement to Official Rules. By participating in the Local’s Choice (also referred to as the “Contest” or “Promotion”), participant fully agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in disqualification from the Promotion. This Contest is not intended to be used for gambling purposes. If it is determined that a participant is using the Contest for gambling purposes, that participant will be disqualified. 3. Eligibility. Voting under this Promotion is open to United States residents who reside within 100 miles of the Richmond Suburban News office located at 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116 who are the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of participation, and who have the capacity to enter into legally binding contracts and satisfy all eligibility requirements. Nominated business contestants are only eligible to participate in the Promotion if they have a physical storefront within Hanover County, Virginia or the town of Ashland, Virginia. 4. Voting Process. Participants may vote for business contestants Wednesday, June 13, 2018 through Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. by writing in the business contestants on an official Local’s Choice ballot. Official Local’s Choice ballots will be located in the Sponsor’s publications (The Mechanicsville Local or Ashland-Hanover Local) on June 6, June,13, June, 20. Official ballots may be mailed or personally delivered to The Mechanicsville Local, 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116. Entries must be received by Sponsor by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to be eligible. Only one ballot per person, and only one vote per category per ballot is allowed. All ballots must include name, address, email address and telephone number and must list a minimum of ten (10) business contestants to be counted. Ballots that are incomplete, illegible or damaged are void and will not be accepted or eligible. Any participant suspected of using a proxy for voting, concealing one’s true identity, using the name of a fictitious person or a real person without such person’s authorization will be disqualified. All registration information submitted by voters to the Promotion must be valid. In the event the Sponsor believes a ballot was not valid or violated these rules, any votes related to such ballot will be disqualified. Votes may not be sold, bought or paid for. 5. Business Winners . Winners will be determined by the total number of votes received during the voting period. The business contestants that receive the most, second most, and third most votes in a category will be the First, Second and Third place winner, respectively, for that category and will be published in The Local’s Choice publication on August 15, 2018. In the event of a tie, the tying businesses will all receive the award. All prizes are non-transferable. 6. General Conditions. By participating in the Promotion, participants agree to comply with and to be bound by the Official Rules and by all interpretations of the Official Rules by the Sponsor. Decisions of


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Sponsor shall be final in all matters relating to the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable. Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and may be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until a completed form W-9 is received. If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the entry was made. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of the Promotion and award the prize from among the eligible entries received prior to the date of the withdrawal. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from this Contest any person they believe has violated these Official Rules. A participant grants to the Sponsor and its affiliates the right to use and publish his/her proper name and address online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest. By accepting a prize, a winner grants the Sponsor the right to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation. Participants agree (a) to release and hold the Sponsor and all of its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Contest; (b) that under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for any punitive, incidental or consequential damages; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of- pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. 7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Contest, each participant assumes all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance and/or use of any prize and releases the Sponsor from any such liability. The Sponsor is not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God, lost, late, misdirected, postage-due, unintelligible, returned, undelivered entries or email, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Contest or Website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Website’s terms of service, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. The Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Contest, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized Website access. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like methods of play will void all such plays, and may subject that participant to disqualification.

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