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Planning Commission defers action School board on Rural Conservation amendment takes no action By Jim Ridolphi for Ashland-Hanover Local

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ANOVER -- Hanover County officials originally approved the creation of RC Preservation Zone in 1996, and about two dozen landowners have taken advantage of the classification in the years that have followed. Earlier this month, the Hanover Planning Commission considered an amendment to the ordinance that would

allow more than one preservation lot in the Rural Conservation District. The RC district is comprised of two components — one containing clustered lots in the residential section and a conservation area of common open space that includes a preservation lot that allows the owner to build a home. The ordinance change would allow that preservation lot to be divided into two lots, each with a minimum area of 10 acres. Only one dwelling would be allowed. RC density would not be

affected. Commissioners held a work session prior to last month’s regularly scheduled meeting to study the complexities of RC Zoning and the implications of an ordinance change. Planning Director David Maloney said about two dozen landowners have projects listed as RC District zoning. “We’ve preserved about 7,000 acres in open space,” Maloney said during the workshop. see PLANNING, pg. 5 

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on NAACP suit By Jim Ridolphi for Ashland-Hanover Local ASHLAND -- There are only 13 schools remaining in Virginia with names of Confederate leaders according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. That’s down from 21 in 2018 as Roanoke, Richmond and other communities have chosen to change the school names that have long been objectionable to the African American community and others. Two of those remaining schools are located in Hanover County, and the objections of the county’s NAACP and others have been consistent and clear. An effort to change the names in 2018 fell short when the Hanover County School Board voted 5-2 to maintain the current names and mascots of Lee-Davis High School, the Confederates, and Stonewall Jackson Middle School, the Rebels. Some board members in favor of keeping the names said their votes partially relied on a public survey where more than 13,000 county residents expressed a desire not to change the names. The efforts to change the

ROGER BOURASSA names and mascots were amplified earlier this year when the NAACP filed a lawsuit against the school board demanding the change, citing First and Fourteenth amendment violations. At a school board meeting earlier this month, board members issued a press release announcing a special meeting that occurred last Friday to discuss a possible settlement in the case. The press release announced that the special closed session meeting would “discuss a possible resolution to the pending lawsuit filed by the Hanover County Unit of the NAACP.” When that meeting was see NAACP, pg. 5 


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Clay Spring members teach how to make a floral design Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com ASHLAND – Clay Spring Garden Club members Elizabeth Moorehouse and Mary Wiblin presented the program for the Nov. 12 meeting at the First Baptist Church in Ashland. Using the theme “Making a Floral Design Together,� Moorehouse and Wiblin led club members in a step-by-step floral design tutorial centering on Creative Line Design and Line Mass Design. Members were provided with all materials with which

to create their designs and were able to take them home to grace their holiday tables. Exhibit themes were “Pumpkin Pie,� where a pie pumpkin is featured in the arrangement, and “Let’s Get This Straight,� a parallel design using fall colors and consisting of three or more groupings of plant material. Karen Fritter received Best of Show for her “Pumpkin Pie� design. The next meeting will be held on Dec. 10 and will be a Christmas party with members Photo submitted by Laura Follo bringing gifts to donate to the Elizabeth Moorehouse and Mary Wiblin of the Clay Spring Garden Club demonstrate floral design techniques. Christmas Mother charity.

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Deputy Phillip Miller was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by American Legion Beaverdam Post #90. The ceremony took place during a recent meeting of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors. Commander Kevin Glathar is shown with Miller and Col. David R. Hines, sheriff. Jim Sisk is at the right rear. Firefighter/medic Josh Thornbloom was awarded Firefighter of the Year by the post. He is shown with Fire Chief Jethro Piland. Also taking part in the ceremony was Adjutant Eugene Truitt of AL Post 90.


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Setting fire to woods, fence or grass was reported in the 14300 block of Scotchtown Road/Pine View Lane, Doswell. Grand larceny building was reported in the 16600 block of Mountain Road, Montpelier.



Grand larceny building was reported in the 7300 block of Clark Circle, Mechanicsville.



Possession of marijuana, subsequent offense, was reported in the 37 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville.



Possession of marijuana, subsequent offense, was reported in the 10200 block of Washington Highway, Glen Allen.



Carrying concealed weapon, first offense, was reported in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.



Assault and battery of a family member was reported in the 14100 block of Trails End Drive, Montpelier.









Sale and distribution of marijuana, ½-ounce to 5 pounds, was reported n the 10300 block of Sliding Hill Road/Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland. Threat to extort money was reported in the 10400 block of Atlee Station Road, Ashland. Destruction of property, monument value, $1,000, was reported in the 10300 block of Springs Drive, Ashland. Simple assault was reported in the 16100 block of Theme Park Way, Doswell.

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Grand larceny, $500 or more not from a person, was reported in the 11500 block of Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover.



Receiving stolen goods was reported in the 8100 block of Mechanicsville Tunrpike/Elm Drive, Mechanicsville.



Profane and threatening language over a public airway was reported in the 10900 block of Leadbetter Road,

Possession of marijuana, subsequent offense, was reported in the 92 block of Interstate 95 South, Ashland.



Simple assault was reported in the 7300 block of Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville.



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



Possession of marijuana, first offense, was reported in the 9300 block of Woodlawn Farm Drive, Mechanicsville.



Simple assault was reported in the 7300 block of Barnette Avenue, Mechanicsville.



Petit larceny, $500 not from a person, was reported in the 6700 block of Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville.

   

                     

  

                   

                 

BEAVERDAM – The Beaverdam Elementary School PTA and Beaverdam Fire Department will host a Santa Breakfast and Shopping Event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Beaverdam Fire Department at 16150 Trainham Rd. in Beaverdam. All items, including socks, hats, ornaments, massagers, screwdriver sets, fidget spinners, backscratchers, dog toys, bath salts, jewelry, stuffed animals, arts and crafts, Barbies, cars, and banks. The breakfast, which is being prepared by the fire department, includes pancakes, sausage, fried apples, and beverages.

             





   



 

           

     

The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for kids aged 2 to 10, and kids under 2 will eat free of charge. The BES Percussion Ensemble will perform at 10 a.m. Those interested in donating baked goods or helping on the day of the event may sign up at https:// www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c0a45a5a62ca1f58bespta2. Anyone interested in being a vendor for the Santa Shop (for children only) may contact Kathy Lilly at Kathylil00@ yahoo.com, 804-883-2044 (home) or 804-370-6538 (mobile). Also, the Red Cross Bus will be there to support the Drew Goodman Memorial Blood Drive.

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ANOVER – Hanover FireEMS has released the list of Santa Runs for Ashland area volunteer fire department scheduled this holiday season.

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Sunday, Dec. 8 – Henry St. north of Randolph-Macon College (1), Berkley Woods Subdivision, A&B Streets, 100 block of Berkley Street, 500 & 600 block of North Center Street east, Henry Apartments, Northwest Henry Lane, 200 block of Berkley St., Burruss Apartments, Smithtown Road, and Ashland Towne Square. Monday, Dec. 9 – South

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Center Street southeast side (1), Virginia Street, East Francis Street, 1000 block of Maple Street, Kilby Station Road, 100 & 200 block of New Street, MacMurdo Street, 100 & 200 block of Arlington Street, Maiden Lane, Lee Street, and 100 & 200 block of Robinson Street. Tuesday, Dec. 10 – North Center Street west side (1), West Patrick Street, North James Street (North Snead to Thompson), Mullen Drive, North Snead Street, Wesley Street, John Street, Henry Clay Road, Thompson Street north side, Chapman Street, Cross Road, and Clover Hill Drive. Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Dale Avenue, South James Street, Duncan Street, Early Street, South Center Street southwest side, Oaks Apartments, Ashland Manor Apartments, Cox Lane, Stebbins Street, Race Course Street, West Francis Street, Hanover Avenue, South Snead Street, Beverly Road, Lee Avenue, Cubs Lane, and Thompson Street southern side. Thursday, Dec. 12 – Palm Leaf Subdivision, 500 block of Pleasant Street, and Sedgefield Subdivision. Friday, Dec. 13 – College Avenue, Caroline Street, North Taylor Street, Calhoun Street, Louisiana Street, Macon Circle, Henry Place, North Cottage Green Drive, Trotter Mill Close Apartments, Hanover Apartments, Laurel Woods Apartments, Vaughan Road, and Jamestown Road. Sunday, Dec. 15 – Woodside Lane, Providence Subdivision, Woodstate Estates Subdivision, and Wintercrest Subdivision. Monday, Dec. 16 – Omni Park Place (1), Omni Apartments, Slash Cottage Subdivision, and Lance & Bridle Subdivision. Tuesday, Dec. 17 –

Country Club Hills & River Run Subdivisions, Stanley Park Drive, and Ashland Park Drive. Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Oakhill Estates Subdivision, Fox Mill Run, Melton Road, Ashland Heights Road, Ashglade Court, Cheroy Road, Cheroy Woods Subdivision, Mount Herman Farms, and North Woods Subdivision. Thursday, Dec. 19 – Myrtle Street, Short Street, Randolph Street, Henry Clay Apartments, 300 block of Robinson Street, South Taylor Street, 300 block of New Street, and Arlington Square Apartments. Friday, Dec. 20 – North James Street north or Snead Street, Elm Avenue, Park Avenue, Linden Street, North Macon Terrace Subdivision, Carters Hill Subdivision, and Misty Pines Apartments. Santa Runs will begin at 6 p.m. the streets listed are the basic order that will be followed each night. Remain at the roadside and Santa Claus or his Elves will come to you. Do not approach the fire truck. You should hear the fire truck coming. There will be a little notice, so pardon the noise. While the runs are being performed, firefighters may – at any time – have to leave for an emergency call. Santa and his Elves move swiftly so he can make it to all of the boys and girls, so understand the haste. Since 1890, Station 1 has remained a volunteer organization; donations are always accepted and appreciated. Those who miss Santa on the above dates will have an opportunity to see him at a special appearance from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, in Downtown Ashland. He will be visiting the various businesses.

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HANOVER COURTHOUSE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY 5 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Route 54 (between 301 and the Taylor Complex). Liberty Oaks Lane, Depot Road, St. Pauls Church Road, 301 (between Depot Road and Route 54), Hickory Hill subdivision, Jennings Road, Mount Hermon Road, Goddins Hill Road and Mount Eagle Subdivision. 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 – 301 (between Norman Bridge Road and Hill Crest Road). Cady’s Mill Road, Peaks Road (between 301 and Mount Hermon Road, Hill Crest Road, Glebe Hill Subdivision, Chestnut Church Road, Foxal Road and Georgetown Road (between 301 and Chestnut Church Road). 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 -- 301 (between the Caroline County Line and River Road). River Road (between Williamsville Road and 301), County Courthouse Complex, Normans Bridge Road, Hanover Quarter Road and Fire House Road. If Santa and the crew have to stop the Santa Runs for weather or an emergency, call for service, the make-up date will be Sunday, Dec. 15. Updates on Santa Runs, as well as information about vol-

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He said he did not think the ordinance change would “open the floodgates” for development in rural portions of the county. Each of the current RC District zonings is unique and features different elements. “I think that was the intent in allowing that flexibility in the land design,” Maloney said. The ordinance change was prompted by a homeowner who occupies a lot on one of those RC zoned properties located on a.75-acre site, and wants to expand the lot size of his property. The owner of that cluster lot also owns the preservation lot.

But other owners of RC tracts spoke in favor of the amendment. “There’s a lot of other implications, including lending, mortgages and will issues. If you look at it from a business or legal standpoint, it just makes logical sense for the county to allow it,” said Patrick Ashley whose family owns Hickory Hill, a 755-acre preservation lot in Beaverdam. Beaverdam resident Martha Wingfield said her concerns were focused on using an ordinance change to address the problem of one. “I remain concerned about using this ordinance amendment to address what I think Mr. Maloney said in the work session is a ‘one off ’ kind of situation,” Wingfield said.

“I think we are at this point because there was a poorly designed rural cluster, and now somebody feels like they can’t possibly sell their lot,” she continued. Wingfiled noted the history of RC zoning and what prompted its creation. “It was brought about because of a tension between wanting to protect, preserve and support rural and agricultural land and what is the right way to have some development in that area,” Wingfield said. She said the zoning “allowed development in the rural areas at a higher density than had ever been allowed before in exchange for protecting farmland, rural land the forest land.” Wingfield also suggested

it might be time to reexamine the current RC Zoning policy in general. Maloney addressed that issue also. “A lot of issues were brought up both earlier this afternoon at the work session and by several speakers this evening as to the need to maybe take a step back and look at the RC District and our rural policies in general,” the planning director said. Larry Leadbetter noted the immense amount of information gathered both at the public hearing and earlier workshop session and suggested the panel defer a recommendation until its January meeting. That motion carried by 7-0 vote.

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gaveled to order on Friday, the school board immediately entered closed session. Ninety minutes later, they emerged and began a public session that included Action Items. Action Items on the board’s agenda usually are accompanied by a vote or deferral, but in this case, board chair Roger Bourassa addressed the agenda item with a simple sentence. “The board is not taking any action on this item tonight,” Bourassa said. Seconds later, John Axselle moved for adjournment. The no action was perceived by some as a defeat for proponents of a name change. Others maintained it means a costly, and potentially damaging, lawsuit continues without resolution as legal fees continue to mount with the discovery process proceeding ahead at full speed. “Members of Together Hanover are deeply disappointed that Hanover County Public Schools chose to make poor use of potentially mil-

lions of citizens’ tax dollars to continue with the lawsuit and to continue with venerating the Confederate and segregationist causes in our schools,” said Rachel Levy, speaking for Together Hanover, a community citizens group that has actively campaigned for the name changes. “We urge the school board to come to their senses and do the right thing: settle the lawsuit and change the names,” Levy added. “I’m glad they didn’t give in,” said Grayson Jennings, the only member of the public that attended the meeting and waited for the result. He said school board members should reflect the views of their community and said the issue involves heritage and history.

Jennings proudly displayed a Lee-Davis t-shirt at Friday’s meeting. Others took to Facebook to express their support of the non-action that appeared to signal a non-settlement position. “Finally a governing body who pays attention to the will of its citizenry. Thank you for not caving to the blackmail and bullying tactics of the naacp (sic),” one poster wrote. NAACP president Robert Barnette said, “I am disappointed that the school board decided not to take action to resolve the lawsuit” following Friday’s decision. Shortly after the board’s action, the local NAACP announced a meeting scheduled for this week in Ashland that would address the current

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Remembering a day that will live in infamy By Melody Kinser Managing Editor e always seemed larger than life. He could be tough if necessary but when it came to his God, his family and his country, he was truly devoted. The morning of Dec. 7, 1941, brought the young sailor from the hills of West Virginia into a world of unspeakable horror. Dad’s oldest brother, Herman, was onboard the USS Raleigh when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. There isn’t a Dec. 7 that I don’t think about him and the fact that I’m the only person he ever shared the story of that fateful day. Dad started to take a seat at the kitchen table as Uncle Herman prepared to talk to me. He said, “No, brother, you have to leave the room.” Dad didn’t question the directive. I just told Uncle Herman to talk -- to take me back to that day in 1941. He looked down at the table and started to relay the events of the attack. He was only 19 years old, having entered the

U.S. Navy at 17 after pleading with his mother to approve his early enlistment. He knew he could help with the family’s financial responsibilities by entering the military. Without any of the communication tools we have due to today’s technology, the family did not learn whether he had survived the assault for three days. He swam to shore after the Raleigh was hit by a torpedo. While some people have stereotypical perceptions about people from West Virginia and Appalachia, there is one certainty: We are raised to be strong. Herman epitomized a leader and he was as our family’s patriarch. I did see a surprising side of him on that afternoon that he talked about the events of Dec. 7, 1941. He spoke softly as his memories took him back to scenes he would never forget. I was madly taking notes on a ledger pad as he spoke -- I didn’t want to miss anything because I knew this would be a one-time opportunity. He never talked about the attack with his wife or son.

It was probably in the late 1980s when I wrote his story, and, yet, here I sit typing as chills go up my spine. Dad was able to convince Uncle Herman and his wife to join him and Mom on a trip to Hawaii. Although it had been more than 40 years since he had been there, his knees nearly buckled as they approached the site of the USS Arizona. I’m sure he became overwhelmed with memories. When he died in 2009, he was honored for his service. I can still see the flag-draped coffin. He may not have talked much about that day in 1941, but that country boy survived and served his nation proudly. On the 50th anniversary in 1991, Uncle Herman, with my Dad’s encouragement, took part in ceremonies at the Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia. He received a medallion for his service to the United States on Dec. 7, 1941. On Saturday, I’ll think about him and those who did survive, as well as those who lost their lives. They are the real heroes.

Watching sports teams will provide lots of inspiration By Jim Ridolphi Contributing Columnist Looking for inspiration? Not me. I’m completely full of it after a weekend where sporting events once again provided an injection of positivity, optimism and affirmation. I made my way to Goochland

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post season. It’s a group of young athletes that can only be described as inspired in their efforts. The Bulldogs faced the unenviable task of playing most of their regular season against Region 2 schools, and then stepping up to Region 3 to face post-season opponents. They have

more than proven they belong in the new classification, and, in a two-week time span, they’ve scored 100 points against their opponents 28. The wins are great, but the atmosphere surrounding this team is even more meaningful. The team and the see INSPIRATION, pg. 7 

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The AARP Mechanicsville Chapter 5407 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Union Baptist Church at 6231 Pole Green Rd. in Mechanicsville. Carolyn Bowles, the 2019 Hanover Christmas Mother, will be the guest speaker. Pamela Bridgeforth from Senior Connections will attend to accept the gifts from the members for local needy families. Members will supply gifts for the Hanover Adult Center. All national members of AARP are invited to enjoy a potluck luncheon provided by the members. For more information, call Larry Gooss at 804-839-2347.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 The Town of Ashland Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Ashland Town Hall at 101 Thompson St. in Ashland.

Thursday, Dec. 12 The Town of Ashland Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at Ashland Town Hall at 101 Thompson St. in Ashland.

Friday, Dec. 13 Beaverdam American Legion Post 90 will host a BINGO game at 7 p.m. at the Post Hall at 17662 Beaver Dam Rd. Proceeds from the game will help fund the Legion youth programs, such as the U.S. Constitution Oratorical Contest, Boys State, Youth Law Enforcement program and other youth activities. Last year over $3,500 was awarded to students affiliated with Post 90.  The U.S. Constitution Oratorical Contest allows students to develop their understanding of the Constitution and develop their speaking skills. The National winner will receive over $25,000 in scholarship monies.  The Post contest will take place in early January. Any student interested in the contest may contact Commander Kevin Glather at 540-4468785. Everyone is invited to the BINGO game for a night of enjoyment and support of Post activities.   Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be holding a membersee CALENDAR, pg. 10 


Macmurdo residence featured on walking and house tour Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com ASHLAND – The Ashland Museum will host a Holiday Guided Walking and House Tour at 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. This will be the sixth annual tour through an historic Ashland neighborhood with a tour of one of an historic home. Participants will walk along James and Howard streets. Once a part of the Ashland Race Course, the RF&P Railroad began developing this area in the late 1880s. The group will look at the different architecture of the homes and hear some of the quirky Ashland stories relating to them. The tour will continue out to South Center Street and stop at the Macmurdo house for a wine and cheese reception. Built in 1858 on a 10-acre lot, the Macmurdo house at 713 S. Center St. is one the earliest homes along the railroad tracks. Four generations of the CW Macmurdo family lived in the Greek Revival home. The family hosted some interesting visitors, including

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coaches affirm each week that these men are learning more about life, than football. Values, ethics, responsibility and accountability are constantly reinforced, and no coach is ever too busy to take advantage of that coachable opportunity. In reality, the success of their story was written much earlier in the season, when the hard work and sacrifice began to pay off, and a team became a family. It’s a success they will carry for a lifetime. These Bulldogs are winners. I watched a group of athletes with no less enthusiasm or dedication as I attended my son’s power soccer tournament in Richmond. Sportables of Richmond sponsors the league and the annual tourney that includes both power soc-

Stonewall Jackson. Confederate officers running the cavalry training camp at the Ashland Race Course were frequent dinner guests. The house looks much like it did when first built with some unique 19th century features. Now owned by Beth and Bill Harrison, Bill’s oil paintings and those of other artists adorn the walls. After a short reception, the tour group will return to the Museum. The 90-minute tour will be offered at 2 and again at 4 p.m. Each tour begins and ends at the Ashland Museum at 105 Hanover Ave. The walking tour portion will be about 60 minutes. Tickets are $15 in advance for museum members, $25 in advance for non-members, and $30 at the door for all on Dec. 8. Reservations are encouraged, as each tour has limited space. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Ashland Museum outreach programs. For more information, or to purchase a ticket, visit www.ashlandmuseum.org, email ashlandmuseum@comcast.net, or call 804-3687314.

cer and wheelchair basketball competition with teams from around the state. As I snapped a few pictures of Jack’s game, I couldn’t help but realize the contrast of the previous night’s group of athletes, and the team members on the court. It dawned on me that these seemingly different athletes had much more in common than first glance might suggest. In fact, I saw the same enthusiasm, dedication, effort and tenacity in the faces of the kids who maneuvered those chairs, some requiring full concentration and effort to make the simplest move, as I had witnessed less than 24 hours earlier in Goochland. A goal brought the same kind of celebration that a 90-yard interception return had prompted the night before. I felt the same sense of pride

when Jack scored a goal as the numerous fathers who had celebrated the night before. I, like them, would have traded places with no one in the world at that moment. Like the Bulldogs, this group of athletes packed up at the end of the day and departed headed on their mission, different but similar to that of the Bulldogs. The Sportable Kids, known as The Hive, will take the memories and smiles of the day to a world of challenges where the smallest results require maximum effort. For the Bulldogs, it’s really not much different. Both groups provide inspiration and hope for a future that athletes like these will one day lead. More importantly, they offer all of us a message that hope and hard work still produce results, and that extra ounce of determination can have the most amazing results.

Ashland Museum History Talks series picks up in the new year, co-sponsored by the Ashland Museum and the Hanover Arts and Activities Center.  7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 -- Stewart Roberson, Ph.D., former superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools, will discuss the value a strong public education system. Free and open to the public, at The Center, 500 S. Center St.  7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 -- Cameron Patterson, Moton Museum, Farmville, will discuss Moton High School’s student-led fight for equal education and civil rights beginning in the 1950s. Free and open to the public, at The Center, 500 S. Center St. Untold Stories – Growing Up in Ashland/ Hanover, Black and White Experiences is cosponsored by The Center, The Hanover County

Black Heritage Society, The Ashland Museum, and Downtown Ashland Association.  4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Patrick Henry High School. A program of oral histories with six Hanoverians sharing their stories about growing up in the county in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Free and open to the public. For more information on any of these programs, email ashlandmuseum@comcast.net or call 804-368-7314. Worth Noting: In 2020, the Ashland Museum will celebrate:  The 300th anniversary of Hanover County.  The 150th anniversary of Public School Education in Virginia.  The 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage and the 19th amendment.

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One championship down, one to go Patriots win Region 4B championship, move on to state semifinals By Nick Vandeloecht Richmond Suburban News ASHLAND – Patrick Henry’s best season in nearly two decades continues. After stunning the region’s top seed Louisa two weeks ago with Will Dorsey’s clutch 33-yard field goal in the final seconds, the fourth-seeded Patriots got two field goals from the junior kicker, a go-ahead touchdown from Jordan Allen and a game-clinching interception from Zeik Williams to defeat seventh-seeded Dinwiddie 13-6 and win the Region 4B championship. “It was everything,” Allen said of getting the win. “To come out here, shock the world two times, back-to-back this week, past week in Louisa, it’s a blessing man.” Patrick Henry (10-3) is advancing to the state semifinal round for the first time since falling short of the state title in 2001. “It’s history. It’s history in the making,” Williams said. “We just worked hard. We knew what we had to do all week and came out ready and fought hard and won this game.” “We have a true team,” Patrick Henry coach Ken

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rushing score to restore the lead to his team. “That’s the biggest game I’ve ever been in in my life,” Allen said. “To go down there and score, win the game, I’ll never forget that.” Williams iced the contest when he hauled in his second pick of the night with 57 seconds remaining. “We just had to pursue the ball, use technique, good technique,” Williams said. “I just got thrown in there and I just made some plays. It felt great.” Wakefield praised his defender. “How about Zeik Williams? We were talking in a meeting on Sunday, we were like: ‘Hey, who can play this spot?’ “ Wakefield said. “He stepped up, makes a huge interception at the end of the game to seal the deal. ... Dinwiddie’s a heck of a program with some great tradition. Our guys were able to step up through adverse conditions.” Williams’ first interception and a fumble recovered by Nick Sikkar twice set up short fields James Wallace/Times-Dispatch for their offense, and Dorsey Patrick Henry players celebrate their 13-6 victory over visiting Dinwiddie in the Region 4B championship game Friday night. bookended both drives with Wakefield said. “We showed game at 6-6 on Antonio Tucker’s Alex Sikkar shifting to wide tipped by a Dinwiddie defender field goals of 32 and 37 yards to goal-line rush, Allen, who dur- receiver, led his Patriots down- into the hands of Patrick Henry lift his team into a 6-0 halftime that tonight.” After Dinwiddie covered 90 ing the game took over under field on a long drive with the receiver Ryan Matosky. Allen yards in seven plays to tie the center with starting quarterback help of a 25-yard pass that got capped the drive with a 10-yard see PATRIOTS, pg. 9 

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will play on the road against Region B champ Stuarts Draft (12-1) in the state semifinals next week. “I’m still living the moment,” Tyler said. “I dreamed last night it was going to be like this [winning]. But it hasn’t really sunk in yet.” This is a program that went 46-260 from 1986-2016, had 13 winless seasons and endured two of the longest losing streaks — 53 and 41 games — in the Virginia High School League.

“To do this here, at a school that was probably the most frowned upon, had some of the worst history …” said Thomas Jefferson coach P.J. Adams said. “We live by the quote, ‘We won’t let history determine our actions and our future.’ ” The action in this one might be talked about for years. There were plenty of big plays, big mistakes and big momentum swings. The Vikings got inside King William’s 15-yard line three

times in the first half. One drive ended with a bad snap on a field goal. Another ended with a fumble, and the third ended on downs. The Cavaliers (9-4) scored on an 81-yard drive aided by a penalty after they came up short on a fourth-down run. At the end of the first half, they also had one crack from Thomas Jefferson’s 3-yard line and two from the 1 but failed to score. Adams says the Vikings are a second-half team. They tied

the game on their first possession of the half, then recovered a fumble to set up Ron Rhone’s 29-yard TD pass to Jayden Vaughan. Rhone, subbing for injured Jaylen Tyler, was 13-of-20 for 239 yards. Tyler was on the sideline with cast on a dislocated pinky on his throwing hand. Adams said if Tyler regains the mobility in the finger, he could play next week. Claiborne (88 yards rushing) tied the score with a 1-yard run. Shamar Graham, who limped off and applied ice to a sprained ankle in the second quarter, put Thomas Jefferson back in front. He ripped off a 66-yard TD, hurdling one tackler and stiff-arming two others to get away. His 2-point conversion run gave the Vikings a 22-14 advantage early in the fourth quarter. Graham had 152 yards on 19 carries. Thomas Jefferson seemed to put the game away with 7:21 remaining when Jacobi Harrison took a swing pass from Rhone and went 50 yards to make it 30-14. King William, getting effective passing from Lance Alfonso (23-35, 210 yards), scored, then scored again after Graham’s fumble was recovered at the 10. Claiborne’s 2-point conversion

Camden Byrd rolled out a sack and Cedric Carter made a tackle at the line of scrimmage, the Patriots got the ball back on a pick by Chase Allen. They also held Dinwiddie just shy of converting a fourth down run in the second quarter, forcing a change of possessions at the Patriot 27. The Generals (7-6) didn’t let a 5-5 regular-season record – their first non-winning regulation stretch since 2006 – stop

them from reaching their fourth straight third-round playoff game. “These guys were warriors to go through the season they had,” said Dinwiddie coach Billy Mills II. The Generals stayed in the fight despite not being able to turn to Robert Barlow, who scored seven touchdowns in their first-round win over Monacan but sat out of Friday’s game due to injury.

“Our defense played unbelievable, lights out, couldn’t say enough about how they played,” Mills said. “They kept us in the game. It’s just one of those things where we cracked a little bit there at the end and let them get that one score. Hats off to Patrick Henry, they made the plays that we didn’t make. That’s the way this game goes. I’m proud of my guys.” The Patriots will look to cut down on penalties that hurt

them early in Friday’s game. Through it all, defense kept the Patriots in it. The Generals in the third quarter drove to the Patriot 15 with the game tied at 6-6, but Chase Allen broke up a pass to force fourth down. Dinwiddie’s field goal attempt sailed wide. Patrick Henry travels next weekend to play either Lake Taylor or Churchland in the final four. Wakefield and his Patriots are looking forward to

By Tim Pearrell Richmond Times-Dispatch RICHMOND – Thomas Jefferson’s first regional football title in the 90-year history of the school seemed in hand with less than 7½ minutes left on Friday. With less than a minute left, it seemed out of hand. Mistakes and King William’s resilience quickly melted a 16-point lead to a tenuous 30-28 margin, and the Cavaliers had the ball on the Viking 21 after an unscripted, unsuccessful run on what was supposed to be a punt. King William got to the 12. Facing fourth-and-1 with 54 seconds remaining, the Cavaliers elected to go for it. The handoff went to ever-dangerous Demond Claiborne. Thomas Jefferson’s Jayden Tyler flew in from his outside linebacker position, attached himself to one of Claiborne’s leg in the backfield and held on for all he was worth with his 5-foot4, 130-pound body. His teammates arrived and finished taking down Claiborne for a 3-yard loss as Thomas Jefferson held on for a 30-28 victory that gave the Vikings the Region 2A championship at Huguenot and erased years of futility. Thomas Jefferson (11-2)

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lead. Williams added a tackle for loss and a pass deflection to help force two first-half punts by Dinwiddie, and Nick Sikkar stuffed a receiver on a screen pass for a loss of 3 yards in the Generals’ first drive. Cedric Drumgoole intercepted a pass by the Patriots in the second quarter, but after

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King William running back Jalen Young finds running room in the Cavaliers’ 30-28 loss to host Thomas Jefferson in the Region 2A championship game at Huguenot Friday night.

to tie the game was stopped just short. The Cavaliers had Thomas Jefferson in a fourth-and-13 situation at the Viking 23 with 2:12 left. Adams said he called for a punt, but Harrison took off and was stopped at the 21. “It was a bad play,” Adams said. Tyler made a great one. “We got sloppy in the fourth up 16 [points],” Adams said. “When you get in that type of situation, somebody’s got to be special. He was special tonight.” The Vikings celebrated for a long time. They went up into the stands with their fans, posing for pictures as Graham, a senior, held the regional championship trophy. “This feels better than anything I could ever imagine,” Graham said. “It’s the best.” Tim Pearrell can be reached at tpearrell@timesdispatch.com. King William 7 0 7 14 — 28 T. Jefferson 0 0 14 16 — 30 KW — Claiborne 3 run (Lynch kick) TJ — Rhone 1 run (Williamson kick) TJ — Vaughan 29 pass from Rhone (Williamson kick) KW — Claiborne 1 run (Lynch kick) TJ — Graham 66 run (Graham run) TJ — Harrison 50 pass from Rhone (Graham run) KW — Claiborne 1 run (Lynch pass from Alfonso) KW — Robinson 10 pass from Alfonso (run failed)

“the opportunity to go out there and play and execute and … let the chips fall where they may.” Nick Vandeloecht is sports editor of Powhatan Today and Goochland Gazette. He can be reached at nvandeloecht@powhatantoday.com. Dinwiddie P. Henry

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acyn Barton has been named president of Woody Funeral Home and Cremation Service and Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, effective Dec. 1. Barton will replace Bernard “Bernie” Henderson, who will be president emeritus, serving consulting and special projects roles for Woody and Nelsen. Barton was previously location manager of Woody Funeral Homes, and before that served as location manager for Nelsen Funeral Homes. Barton will become the funeral home’s first female president since the funeral

home was established in 1905. Henderson has been with Woody Funeral Home since 2010 and has served as president of Woody Funeral Home since 2014. As incoming president, Barton will be responsible for overseeing the operations of all three Woody Funeral Home locations in the Richmond area as well as the two Nelsen Funeral Home locations. Barton has worked in the funeral business for 16 years, serving as a funeral director in communities in seven different states. A job opportunity with Nelsen Funeral Homes brought her to Richmond

from Pittsburgh in 2015. Barton said she fell in love with the history and culture of Richmond. She and her family reside in the Sandston area. After a near fatal horseriding accident, Barton, a world champion mounted shooter, was inspired to pursue a career in funeral service to help people who found themselves in that same dire situation. Barton earned a degree in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College, a bachelor’s in business administration from Fort Lewis College, and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Regis University. A citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Barton received tre-

mendous support from her Native American nation to complete her education and she has been grateful to provide funeral services for many different Native American groups across the country. In her spare time, Barton is an accomplished artist whose memorial portraits are displayed at the distinguished Joseph Gawler’s Sons Funeral Home in Washington, D.C. She also enjoys visiting area historical sites with her family, gardening with her daughters, and exploring the Richmond area on her Vespa. Henderson said, “My decision to semi-retire was made possible by the comfort of knowing that Lacyn is positioned to lead Woody

and Nelsen Funeral Home forward. I have treasured the honor of leading Nelsen and Woody, and I will continue to serve on a reduced basis, but we are excited to have Lacyn who has the ability and commitment to add new leadership to the legacy of these venerable providers of funeral services to the families of our community.” Nelsen Funeral Home and Crematory was established in 1892 with locations in eastern Henrico and Ashland. Woody Funeral Home and Cremation Service has served metropolitan Richmond since 1905 and has locations in western Henrico, Mechanicsville and Midlothian. Since 2017, these

LACYN BARTON firms have been led by the same executive management.

Donations continue to come in Firefighters receive Valor for Hanover Christmas Mother Awards for response to crash Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com DOSWELL – Carolyn Bowles, the Hanover Christmas Mother, would like to thank the following for their donations: Margaret Alexander; Cynthia Balderson; Janice Barrett, Madeline Cutting, Tommy Barrett in memory of James & Louise Spicer; David & Kay Beazley; Bennett Funeral Home; Alvin M. Best III; Doug Buerlein. Harry H. Caccia; Sally & Hugh Campbell; Von & Diane Campbell; Lillian Chenault; Roger Clarke; Sarah & Craig Cooley in memory of Rusty Norment and Mildred & Broaddus Norment; Roger & Pauline Cronin. Verna & Leroy Crowder; Michael & Judith Dellaripa; Joanne Diana; Harry R. Dixon; Linda English; R. Kern Eutsler;

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T. Nelson Flippo; Joan M. Floyd; Buddy Fowler; Thomas & Karen Fritter; W. Pettus Gilman. Gracious Girls Bible Study; Fred & Carlease Griffin; Margaret A. Gwaltney; June D. Hale; Virginia Hall; Barbara D. Haney; Beverly S. Harding; Betsy Harris; Maxine Hazelgrove. Walter L. Henry Jr. in memory of Barbara Tucker Henry; Dorothy Hite; Benjamin W. Hutcheson; Molly Hyer; Independence Ruritan Club; Elizabeth Irby; Nancy Jett; J.H. Knighton Lumber Co. Inc.; R. Gordon Kay; Kroger. Betty B. Lennon; Garland Lloyd; Loving’s Auto Body; Claude Lowry; Raymond & Phyllis Lumpkin; Kathy May; Mr. & Mrs. Dan J. McCarthy; Thomas & Linda McKittrick; Lewis V. Mills Sr.; Gay & William R. Mitchell.

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J. Harrison & Cecilia G. Moncure; Betty Moore; Betty Padgett; Harvey A. & Betty Phillips; Barbara Poston; Mrs. Ruby K. Pugh; Dina & Benjamin Pully; Donald L. Richardson; Mr. & Mrs. Bennie L. Ritt. R.J. Tilley Plumbing & Heating Inc.; Peyton & Carolyn Roden; Rosen & Underdown, CPAs PLC; Jane Ruffin; Darlene Sadler; Jeffrey & Rebecca Sagles; L.F. & I.V. Shaw Jr.; T.E. & Leslie Shelton. Fred F. Small; Betty B. Smith; Stanley Construction Co. Inc.; John & Joanne Stevenson; Trinity Church Beaverdam; John Tucker; Marie W. Turner; W.W. Vaughan; Sylvia Walker; Louise West; Peggy Wharton. If you have not made your donation, send it to: Hanover Christmas Mother, P.O. Box 39, Doswell VA 23047.

Staff Report news@mechlocal.com RICHMOND – Six Hanover Fire-EMS firefighters were honored with bronze awards for their response to the Oct. 11, 2018, fatal crash on Interstate 295 that claimed one of their own. Lt. Brad Clark lost his life during Tropical Storm Michael and two firefighters were injured in the crash. The six firefighters were among 21 recipients of the 30th annual Valor Awards on

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Hanover Fire-EMS honorees were: Capt. David “D.J.” Johnston and firefighters Christopher Elish, Jacob Smith, Colin Bunn, Jeremiah Sheehan and Matthew Sutphin. The banquet recognizes courageous acts of first responders in the region. Hosting the event are members of the Retail Merchants organization. For the second year running, no one received the highest honor, a gold award. 10th Annual Homemade Cookie Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade cookies plus other tasty holiday items for eating and gift-giving, including baked goods, jams/jellies, candy, fudge, and Buckeyes, will be on sale. For more information, call Ellen at 804-798-6937.


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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Hanover County Board of Supervisors has set Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 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: REZONINGS C-3-19(c), PRUITT PROPERTIES, INC. AND NORTH GAYTON COMPANY Request(s) to rezone from A-1, Agricultural District, B-3, General Business District, and M-2, Light Industrial District, to B-3(c), General Business District with conditions, and M-2(c), Light Industrial District with conditions, on GPINs 7788-15-2041, 7788-15-2118, 7788-15-1221, 7788-04-8723, 7788-04-7819, 7788-04-4309 and 7788-04-6230, consisting of approximately 19.79 acres, and located on the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Washington Highway (U.S. Route 1) and Lewistown Road (State Route 783). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Business Industrial. The proposed zoning amendment would permit a convenience store with fuel sales on the B-3 zoned property and speculative industrial development on the proposed M-2 property. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: South Anna REZ2019-00025, TAB OF VIRGINIA, L.C. Request(s) to rezone from B-3, General Business District, to M-2(c), Light Industrial District with conditions, on GPINs 7788-12-8054, 7788-02-6199, 7788-01-9897, and 7788-11-0531, consisting of approximately 50.0 acres, and located on the west line of Washington Highway (U.S. Route 1) approximately 400’ north of its intersection with Knotty Pine Lane (private road). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Business-Industrial. The proposed zoning amendment would allow for an industrial park. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: South Anna REZ2019-00026, PATSY M. AND CHARLES C. SMITH Request(s) to rezone from A-1, Agricultural District to AR-6(c), Agricultural Residential District with conditions, on GPIN 8737-00-7672, consisting of approximately 21.5 acres, and located on the west line of Williamsville Road (State Route 615) approximately 1,450 feet south of its intersection with Studley Road (State Route 606). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Agricultural. The proposed zoning amendment would permit the creation of one (1) additional building lot for a gross density of one (1) dwelling unit per 10.75 acres. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Henry REZ2019-00027, CD RESTAURANTS, INC. Request(s) to rezone from B-2, Community Business District, to B-3(c), General Business District with conditions, on GPIN 8714-77-2796, consisting of approximately 2.0 acres, and located on the south line of Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. Route 360) approximately 500 feet east of its intersection with Meadow Drive (State Route 1120). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Commercial. The proposed zoning amendment would permit tire sales and service. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Mechanicsville CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS CUP2019-00008, SPYGLASS PROPERTIES, 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 facility for vehicles on GPINs 8704-93-0604 and 8704-93-1422, consisting of approximately 4.86 acres, zoned B-3, General Business District, and located on the east line of Zip Drive (State Route 1498) approximately 300’ north of its intersection with Elm Drive (State Route 1108). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Commercial. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Mechanicsville SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS SE2019-00005, GOOD FARMS HOLDINGS, L.L.C. Request(s) a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Section 26-21.18 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a contractor’s equipment storage yard on GPINs 7830-66-4095 and 7830-65-4695, consisting of approximately 34.94 acres, zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and located on the north line of Mountain Road (U.S. Route 33) across from its intersection with Rhyne Lane (private road). (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: South Anna SE2019-00010, GADSEN GUNS, INC. Request(s) a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Section 26-131.5 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a dwelling for use by the proprietor of a business on GPIN 7826-67-8651, consisting of approximately 0.86 acres, zoned B-3, General Business District, and located on the north line of Beaver Dam Road (State Route 715) at its intersection with Beaverdam School Road (State Route 739. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Beaverdam SE2019-00011, CHARLES N. KIRBY, JR., Request(s) a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Section 26-21.18 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a contractor’s equipment storage yard on GPIN 8707-57-3758, consisting of approximately 10.09 acres, zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and located on the west line of Chamberlayne Road (U.S. Route 301) approximately 325 feet north of its intersection with Pine Ridge Road (State Route 1930). (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Beaverdam

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ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ORDINANCE 19-08, MULTIPLE PRESERVATION LOTS IN THE RC, RURAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT An Ordinance to amend the Hanover County Code, Chapter 26, Zoning Ordinance, Section 26-51, to provide that more than one preservation lot may be permitted in the RC, Rural Conservation District, under certain specified conditions. (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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Hanover County Planning Commission has set Thursday, December 12, 2019, 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: REZONINGS REZ2019-00023, HOMETOWN REALTY SERVICES, INC. Request(s) to rezone from A-1, Agricultural District, and R-1, Single-Family District, to RS(c), Single- Family Residential District with conditions on GPIN 8706-62-5060, consisting of approximately 12.98 acres, and located on the east line of Shady Grove Road (State Route 640) at its intersection with Old Oaklawn Drive (State Route 1201). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Suburban General (1.5 – 3 dwelling units per acre). The proposed zoning amendment would permit the use of the dwelling as office. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Chickahominy REZ2019-00024, CALDWELL PARTNERS, L.L.C. AND HHHUNT CALDWELL, L.L.C., Request(s) an amendment to the conceptual plan and proffers approved with rezoning request C-14-14(c), Mary Lynne McDougle, et al. (Scotchtown Partners, L.L.C.), on GPINs 8706-58-5695, 8706-49-5063, 8706-58-3434, 8706-58-6162, 8706-48-8991, 8706-59-0093, 8706-58-8910, 8706-69-3782, 8707-60-1621, 8707-61-2365, 8707-51-3243, 8707-51-3841, and 8707-61-6614, consisting of approximately 107.56 acres, zoned RS(c) Single Family Residential District with conditions, RM(c) Multi-Family Residential District with conditions, and B-3(c), General Business District with conditions. The request is also to rezone approximately 15.89 acres from A-1, Agricultural District and RM(c) Multi-Family Residential District with conditions to B-3(c), General Business District with conditions. The property is located on the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Chamberlayne Road (U.S. Route 301) and New Ashcake Road (State Route 643). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Multi-Use. The proposed zoning amendment would permit reconfiguration of the overall commercial and residential development, reduces the number of apartments from 286 to 232 units, and increases the number of townhomes from 131 to 185 units. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Chickahominy REZ2019-00028, NANCY ROBERTSON COMBS, Request(s) to rezone from A-1, Agricultural District, to RS(c), Single Family Residential District with conditions, on GPIN 8706-06-6722, consisting of approximately 10.0 acres, and located on the north line of Combs Drive (State Route 2181) at its intersection with Cool Spring Road (State Route 652). 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 25 building lots for a gross density of 2.5 units per acre. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Chickahominy CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS CUP2019-00006, WOODSIDE FARMS OF VA, L.L.C. Request(s) a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Section 26-20.14 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a recreation facility/events venue on GPIN 7787-06-9949, consisting of approximately 10.0 acres, zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and located on the south line of Cedar Lane (State Route 623) at its intersection with Woodside Farms Drive (State Route number pending). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Suburban General (1.5 – 3 dwelling units per acre). (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: South Anna CUP2019-00007, HOMETOWN REALTY SERVICES, INC., Request(s) a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Sections 26-59.6 and 26-59.10 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit use as an office and a recreational facility on GPIN 8706-62-5060, consisting of approximately 12.98 acres, zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and R-1, SingleFamily Residential District (pending rezoning request, REZ2019-00023, to rezone to RS(c), Single-Family Residential District with conditions), and located on the east line of Shady Grove Road (State Route 640) at its intersection with Old Oaklawn Drive (State Route 1201). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Suburban General (1.5 – 3 dwelling units per acre). (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: Chickahominy CUP2019-00009, MARK T. MOTLEY Request(s) a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Section 26-20.14 and 26-130.1 of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance to permit a recreation facility/event venue on GPIN 7787-37-3848(part), consisting of approximately 1.57 acres, zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and B-3, General Business District, and located on the east line of Washington Highway (U.S. Route 1) approximately 925 feet north of its intersection with Old Telegraph Road (State Route 661). The subject property is designated on the General Land Use Plan Map as Commercial. (PUBLIC HEARING) Magisterial District: South Anna Copies of the above cases may be reviewed in the Planning Office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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Annual holiday gift basket project for older adults seeks donations Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com RICHMOND -- The 30th Annual Holiday Gift Basket Project, sponsored by Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging, is seeking donations to help pack and distribute gift baskets to older adults in need, who are isolated, or have no family to help during the holidays. This project addresses social isolation and is an important initiative of the Agency that pro-

motes healthy aging and helps seniors remain independent in their homes and communities. It also brings extra holiday cheer to those in the greatest need of support. The most needed items include gift cards from grocery stores and pharmacies, nonperishable food items (low or no sodium), household supplies and emergency preparedness items (radios, flashlights, lanterns and batteries). Thursday, Dec. 12, is the final date to deliver donations to Senior Connections at 24 East Cary St. (corner of 1st and Cary Streets) in Richmond.

Other emergency needs, such as payments of utility bills and transportation assistance, can be met through monetary contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses wishing to support this Project. Make checks payable to Senior Connections. Note “2017 Holiday Gift Basket Project” on the memo line of your check. You may mail or deliver your check to Senior Connections. The final date for contributions also is Thursday, Dec. 12. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information, contact Diane Foster at 804-343-3009 or dfoster@youraaa.org.

About Senior Connections Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging is a private, nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Agency, established in 1973 as part of a nationwide network of Area Agencies on Aging, provides direct services, information and referral, education and advocacy for seniors and caregivers residing in the City of Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Hanover County Board of Supervisors has set Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 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 GPIN 7881-12-8201, located within Ashland Magisterial District in Hanover County, Virginia. All persons desiring to be heard on the above may appear at the above time and place. A plat of the subject real estate is available for inspection in the County Administrator’s Office, County Administration Building, during the regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cecil R. Harris, Jr., County Administrator

Staff Report news@mechlocal.com HANOVER -- Breakfast with Santa will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Hanover Courthouse Volunteer Fire Company Station 5 located at 13326 Hanover Courthouse Rd. in Hanover. The menu includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, hot cinnamon apples, and beverages. The

costs are $8 for adults and $4 for children aged 2 to 10. Children under 2 are admitted free of charge. All proceeds directly benefit Hanover Courthouse Volunteer Fire Company Station 5. Funding is utilized for training, daily operations, and public relations. For more information, contact Brian Pillow at 804-690-6375.

Hanover #10 Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 14 Staff Report news@mechlocal.com ASHLAND – Hanover Fire Station #10 will host Breakfast and and Pictures with Santa

from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10414 Leadbetter Rd. in Ashland. The cost is $7 for those over 10, with children under the age of 5 to 10 being admitted free of charge.

‘A Hanover Christmas’ scheduled at Camp Hanover Staff Report news@mechlocal.com MECHANICSVILLE – “A Hanover Christmas” will be presented from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at Camp Hanover at 3163 Parsleys Mill Rd. in Mechanicsville. Open to the public, this event is suitable for all ages and

physical abilities. More than “just another live nativity,” the experience features interactive and dramatic re-enactments while leisurely strolling along a candlelit wooded path. Those who take part are the invited to relax in the front of the fireplace for a time of fellowship. Homemade holiday treats and performances by local

musicians and choral groups will be included. Those who wish to stay overnight may do so; accommodations are available. For more information, or to get involved “behind the scenes,” call 804-779-2811 or visit www.CampHanover.org. Harry Zweckbronner is the program director.

Hanover Concert Band to perform Dec. 17 Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com ASHLAND -- The Hanover Concert Band will bring its musical Christmas gift to the county at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 17, inside the Hanover Arts and Activities Center at 500 S. Center St. in Ashland.

The one-hour concert of Christmas music will be presented with the hall decorated and set up in “Boston Pops” style with tables, chairs; and beverages and finger food provided by the musicians and their families. The concert is free, but those

attending are asked to bring non-perishable food for the area food banks. Band members said, “This is a musical way we can thank everyone for sponsoring the band with attendance at our concerts and for providing 501(c)(3) financial support.”

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New ride program starting for seniors, those with a disability

Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade Photo by Joel Klein for The Ashland-Hanover Local

Randolph-Macon College students carry a banner to start the 50th parade.

Tinley, 7, left, and sister Addison, 10, right, from Florida enjoy a warm beverage amd great view on Thompson Street with cousin Caylee, 8 of Glen Allen.,

Little Miss Strawberries are shown above; below are R-MC Softball team members.

Participants in the very first Ashland Old Time Holiday Parade, Julie Lindenzweig Bode, Lelia Palmore Wehman and Anne Nelson Harris Morck served as Grand Marshals in the 50th annual event.

HANOVER – On Thursday, Dec. 12, Hanover County will be launching a new service for residents of Hanover who are 60+ years of age or who have a disability. Hanover DASH is a new specialized transportation program to help eligible residents travel to medical appointments, shopping, banking, and formal social activities. This pilot program is funded by a grant from the Department of Rail and Public Transit to help expand access and increase independence for older adults and persons with a disability. Riders can call 365-DASH (3274) to apply for the program. Once enrolled, the rides, which will be a door-to-door service, will be coordinated by the county’s vendor, Roundtrip. Riders will be able to book rides online, use the Roundtrip Call Center, or an app and have a driver pick them up. For a cost of $6 one-way or $12 round-trip, the driver will take the resident to an appointment, grocery store or other allowable destination anywhere in Hanover or within seven miles of the county. A 10% discount is available if you book the ride online. The vendor, Roundtrip, does not take cash, only credit, pre-paid or debit cards. Rides will be available

between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Advance notice will not be required, except for those needing a specialized vehicle such as a wheelchair van. Ambulatory riders will be served through non-shared passenger vehicles. This service is available to all income levels. Application forms are available at www. HanovereDash.org. The Department of Community Resources will manage the Hanover DASH program and will review your application and verify your eligibility. “We believe that this new specialized transportation program will make a big difference for many of our residents, and we are grateful to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Board of Supervisors for making this possible,” said Deputy County Administrator Jim Taylor. “Hanover County has identified the need for specialized transportation for some time, and it’s exciting to see a new service taking shape.” Information submitted by Tom Harris, Hanover County public information officer.

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