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Vol. 29, No. 44 | Richmond Suburban Newspapers | March 6, 2013

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Cash proffer policy stirs new debate

Budget plan: real estate tax intact

By Jim Ridolphi for The Mechanicsville Local Less than three months after eliminating Hanover County’s cash proffer policy, the Board of Supervisors deferred action on a measure that would have reinstated some of those levies targeted for road improvements. The proposal, that establishes baseline figures for cash proffer guidance, cleared the board’s Community Development Committee by a 2-1 vote, but found the going much tougher in front of the full panel. Public Works director Michael Flagg and Planning director David Maloney presented the Business and Residential Development Road Improvements Transportation Policy that, in essence, restores proffers on some residential development in the county. For developments with less than 50 lots, that cash proffer see PROFFER, pg. 18 `

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County Administrator Cecil R. “Rhu” Harris Jr. presented the Hanover County Board of Supervisors with a budget proposal of $372.6 million during the Feb. 27 meeting.

County Administrator Cecil R. “Rhu” Harris Jr. presented a $372.6 million budget that contained few surprises last Wednesday to the Hanover County Board of Supervisors. The proposed budget maintains the county’s 81 cents per $100 of assessed value real estate rate, but features slight raises in county water and sewer charges and represents an overall increase of $1.3 million over last year’s budget. The General Fund bud-

get is actually decreased by 0.2 percent. The increases in county water rates are estimated to add about $2 to each bill, and sewer rates are projected to increase each bill by about $.75. The board will consider the budget proposal during a series of departmental presentations leading up to an April 3 public hearing date. Following the public hearing, supervisors are scheduled to adopt the 2013-2014 plan during see BUDGET, pg. 24 `

Local resident takes school finance job A Hanover County resident, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has been named assistant superintendent of Business and Operations for Hanover County Public Schools. T. David Myers replaces Dr. Michael Thornton, who left the position last month when he assumed a

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SJMS student competes on Jeopardy Kids Week School, Vessels won’t breathe a word of how her recent match for Jeopardy’s Kids t’s a good thing Xan Vessels is good at keep- Week went until the show airs in August. ing secrets. The Jeopardy journey Despite persistent questions from her friends see SJMS, pg. 26 ` at Stonewall Jackson Middle

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similar position in Norfolk. Myers has held various financial roles with school divisions in the Richmond Metro area since 1994. He most recently served as the assistant superintendent for Business and Finance with Chesterfield County see FINANCE, pg. 26 `

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Six-year-old Jacelyn Shaffer of Mechanicsville went from store to store, inviting each to partner with her in giving back to the community by donating food to Hanover Safe Place. Her father, Kurt Shaffer, said she walked away with more than 60 boxes of cereal, a great sense of pride and satisfaction that she will be helping lots of families in need. Hanover Safe Place is a nonprofit organization that is committed to promoting freedom from Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “As parents, we greatly appreciate the values that Girl Scouts is instilling in Jacelyn at such an early age,” Kurt and his wife Jenny said. “These are life lessons that build her character and strengthen our community. We are thankful for her Girl Scout troop leaders Kelly Pace and Sandy Fisher for volunteering their time for such a worthy cause. Our gratitude also extends out to all the local stores that donated, but especially to assistant manager Shane Goins of the Mechanicsville Walmart.

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‘Growing Mushrooms’ to be topic of PRGC meeting The Pamunkey River Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, in Rooms 111-113 at the Shady Grove United Methodist

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Church at 8209 Shady Grove Gardener. All are welcome. Road in Mechanicsville. For more information, conThe program will be “Growing Mushrooms” by tact Susan Blankinship, presiJane Ruffin, Hanover Master dent, at 804-932-3451.

Incident Reports........3 Letters to the editor...6 Obituaries ....10, 12-13 Celebrations ........... 20 Calendar ................. 27 TV grids..............28-30 Church news .......... 31


| Crime, Accidents, Fire & Rescue Feb. 15 

A suspect was found in possession of a controlled substance at a location on Elmont Road.

Feb. 22 

A suspect was found in possession of a controlled substance at a location on Mechanicsville Turnpike.

Feb. 24 



An unknown suspect stole items at a location on Craney Island Road. Suspects were found in possession of alcohol and under the age of 21 at a location on Stephens Manor Drive.



Suspect fled the scene of an accident at a location on Atlee Road.







A suspect assaulted a victim at a location on Belsches Road.



Unknown suspect/s damaged property at a location on Colony Drive.



A suspect threatened a victim at a location on Chestnut Church Road.











A suspect passed bad checks at a location on Bell Creek Road.

Feb. 27

Feb. 26

Feb. 25 

A suspect used a victim’s information without permission at a location on Sliding Hill Road.

Unknown suspect used a victim’s information without permission at a location on Morning Dew Lane. A suspect used a victim’s information without permission at a location on Ashcake Road. An unknown suspect obtained money fraudulently at a location on Lakeridge Square Court.

A suspect was found in possession of a controlled substance at a location on Mechanicsville Turnpike. A suspect assaulted a victim at a location on Taylors Creek Road. A suspect passed bad checks at a location on Bell Creek Road.



A suspect stole items at a location on Bell Creek Road.



An unknown suspect stole items at a location on Mechanicsville Turnpike.



A suspect stole items at a location on Pole Green Road.



Unknown suspect/s stole items at a location on New Ashcake Road.

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Community meetings set Wayne Hazzard, who represents the South Anna District on the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, will hold these community meetings this month: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at Elmont Elmont Elementary School at 12007 Cedar Lane in Ashland. 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Cochrane Rockville Library at 16600 Pouncey Tract Rd. in Rockville. 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education at17205 Mountain Rd. in Montpelier. Hazzard invites all residents to attend and participate. He said he wants citizens to tell him what he can do to better serve them. He will give an update on current county business and answer questions on topics, including the budget.

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The announcement was made on Friday, Feb. 22, by Hanover County Public Schools. In the tradition of the program, each of the Hanover Scholars honored a Hanover educator who significantly influenced his or her academic success. One hundred fifty-six teachers and counselors from grades K-12 were recognized as Honored Educators. Hanover Scholars are recognized under the following criteria: • The student is enrolled in and attending HCPS prior to the end of the junior year and meets one or both of the following: • Has earned a cumulative GPA (grade point average) at the end of the junior year (including summer school grades) of 4.0 or better; and is enrolled for the current school year (senior year) and/or has taken a total of at least four weighted credit courses from among those included in IB (International Baccalaureate), AP (Advanced Placement), Advanced, and/or Dual Enrollment course options. or • Is identified as an IB Diploma Candidate with at least 75 hours completed

The annual recognition was initiated by the Hanover County School Board in 199495 to acknowledge excellence in academic achievement. The lists of honorees are: 2012-2013 Hanover Scholars Megan K. Allan, Chelsea M. Acree, Jacob R. Alter, Gerado H. Alvarez, Kimberly V. Anton, Natalia E. Arauza, Rene A . Archeiga, Alexandra W. Armbrecht, Kyle A. Armstrong, Rebecca S. Arrington, Emma L. Baillie, Christina N. Baker. Dominic E. Balducci, Kristina D. Balducci, Olivia G. Balducci, Harold A. Barney, Jonathan M. Barni, Samantha M. Barnitt, Blake S. Bauserman, Samuel W. Bean, Sarah C. Benson, Caitlin A. Bernadowski, Lorenzo H. Bilbao. Mitchell C. Billeter, Michael J. Billups, Matthew C. Bishof, Kristen M. Black, Allyson A. Boggess, George L. Boggs IV, Nathan S. Boone, Kimberly P. Biosher, Melissa K. Bostic, Nancy W. Bradshaw, Paige E. Brazee, Melissa L. Bresko. Emily A. Brockenbrough, Rachel A. Brown, Joshua B.W. Brown, Meredith C.

Joshua C. Carter, Zachary R. Carter. Julia E. Chambers, Audrey L. Chancellor, Katelyn N. Chapman, Daniel Y. Chen, Karrie L. Chenault, Abby K. Chenault, Haley J. Childress, Eva M. Childrey, Patrick S. Christian, Casey C. Clark, Taylor A. Clark, Brooke M. Clevinger, Mae C. Collins. Cody S. Collins, Shane P. Condon, Amber L. Cooper, Dana N. Courtney, Robert M. Creger, Chandler S. Crescentini, Kelly A. Culberton, Rachel M. Culpepper, Jeremy J. Cummings, John B. Dages, Thomas A. Dandridge, Joshua A. David, Emily M. Davidson, Caroline C. Davis. Cassandra M. Davis, Boyd Maxwell H. Davis, Joseph A. Davis. Emily T. Deaton, Kyla K. Denison, Christian F. DiFruscio, Rachel S. Doggett, Jared S. Dorton, Savannah B. Dotson, Elaina H. Dove, Jacob N. Ducey, Nathan T.Dunham, Mary K. Dustin. Lauren A. Earley, Caleb D. Ebert, Steven E. Edmunds, Zachary F. Edwards, Davis B. Ellenberger, Brian J. Elliott, Abigail G. Elliott, Emre C. Ercelebi, Megan A. Escobar, Jessica D. Evans, Anne V. Evans, Kevin A. Eye, Jessica L. Fairly. see SCHOLARS, pg. 8 `

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A 30-year tradition continues at Church of the Creator in Mechanicsville with Boy Scout Troop 535. Shown are, from left, front row, Michael Norman, Same Norman, Grey Shannon and Koty Lewis; middle row, Steve Norman, Peter Garrett, Jr. and Hank Keiper; and, back row, Scoutmaster David Norman.

pledge. I love that Creator is able to host Boy Scout Troop 535 and support its values that help strengthen these young men’s character through family, community and faith. Scout Sunday is the perfect opportunity each year to bring Troop 535 and

Creator’s parishioners together to worship,� Burk added. Troop 535, which was established in 1972, meets at Creator at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. The troop, which has produced 41 Eagle Scouts, participates in all kinds of activities

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OPINION | The Local Views From the editor

LETTERS

Stand up and be proud of your country

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Are you patriotic? Most will automatically respond “Yes.” And, one would hope they are being honest in that assessment. On Feb. 23, this writer who will readily admit to still being a kid at heart (it’s that Peter Pan never grow up mentality) went to the circus. Yes, surrounded by children of varying ages and their parents, I was in the front row and excited about what was to take place. It was an awe-inspiring moment when a noble horse entered into the Richmond Coliseum with the U.S. flag being carried by its rider. The ringmaster asked the crowd to join him in singing our National Anthem. OK, I can’t sing. Never claimed I could. Never will say I can. But, when I’m asked to join in on “The Star Spangled Banner,” the lyrics emerge. While the words are stirring and emotional, I will sing — albeit softly — to one of the most significant songs ever written. As the horse galloped around the ring, one couldn’t help but notice the number of people who, while standing, appeared motionless — even bored. Unbelievable! Worse yet, many failed to put their hand over their heart as we sang our nation’s beloved anthem. I don’t care what your politics or beliefs are. When “The Star Spangled Banner” is performed, you show respect. Acknowledging its relevance to our country is a given. This is a no excuses situation. Too often, the freedoms we enjoy and the sacrifices many have made throughout the years are taken for granted. With age, I suppose, comes the reality and true meaning of being patriotic. Here’s one American who will stand proud and sing. Feel free to join in and be thankful you have the opportunity and privilege. In other news, Del. John Cox, R-55, has opted not to seek re-election. Last Thursday, he talked about that decision and his plans for the future. We will detail his story in next week’s edition. We’ll stay tuned to the buzz about who wants that seat in the Virginia General Assembly. Things may get interesting as election time nears and the campaigning gets into full swing. Melody Kinser

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Supporter urges Bolling to endorse GOP nominee Ever since Bill Bolling’s first state Senate campaign in 1995, I have worked in some way on all his campaigns in general elections, primaries, and conventions. In his 2005 campaign for lieutenant governor, he was regarded as well to the right. Fast forward just eight years and he is now seen as a moderate insider. Bill Bolling has not changed. I share the lieutenant governor’s frustration in the midstream change in nominating process. With the deck stacked against so much Bill Bolling, I was ready to help him defy the odds at the convention. I understand why he felt the need to drop out late last year. As one of his more consistent supporters, I encourage the lieutenant governor to abandon all talk of an independent bid for governor and to endorse the Republican nominee. Third-party bids always end badly for Republicans. Such a bid would divide the Republican Party to such a degree it could jeopardize the down-ballot statewide contests, even the Republican majority in the House of Delegates, and far beyond this cycle. If Ken Cuccinelli proves to be as disastrous as the lieutenant governor suspects, he should keep his powder dry this time, running in 2017 as the “I told you so” candidate. If he plays it smart, he will have the gratitude of Republicans everywhere regardless of this year’s outcome and I will be the first one to campaign for him once again. Even if Ken Cuccinelli is not the ideal candidate, making it easy for Terry McAuliffe is a ticket on the Titanic. Nat Atkins Mechanicsville

Treasurer accepts donations for the county’s coffers In the Feb. 20 issue of The Local, Christiane and Max Riederer wrote at great length to urge the Hanover County Board of Supervisors to raise real estate taxes “back to at least their pre-2006 level.” The Riederers hastened to add that they “were willing to pay the additional taxes” to see Hanover County Public Schools funding increased. It is an attitude that The Local assures me is shared by many here in the county. As the parent of a child entering the Hanover County Public Schools myself, it saddens me to learn that the Riederers — and anyone else in Hanover County who feels

that they currently keep too much of what they earn — are laboring under the misapprehension that they must wait for a summons from the Board of Supervisors to turn over more of their wealth. For those of you apparently untouched by the economic contractions of the past five years, and who are itching to pay whatever bill our unelected and unaccountable Hanover County School Board wishes to submit, I have good news: nothing is stopping you. According to T. Scott Harris, Hanover County Commissioner of the Revenue, the county is allowed to accept voluntary contributions to its coffers. One simply makes out a personal check to “Hanover County Treasurer” and writes “donation” on the memo line. Now, since I know those clamoring for property tax hikes will want to be the first in line to volunteer, here is the address: M. Scott Miller, Hanover County Treasurer, P.O. Box 200, Hanover, VA 23069. And as those same people are all-too-comfortable with getting their hands on other people’s property, they are welcome to use my pen. Joseph Pierro Mechanicsville

Area salaries list has county schools employees paid well Sunday’s (Feb. 24, 2013) Richmond Times-Dispatch showed the salary of the area’s highest paid (with our tax money) officials and also what the school systems pay in the region. In comparing the three largest populated localities, City of Richmond and the counties of Henrico and Chesterfield, Hanover County pays more by far: the schools principals’ see LETTERS, pg. 17 `

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The Center for Creative Development Inc. presented “The Meeting� by Jeff Stetson at Hanover High School on Feb. 23. In 1987, playwright Stetson penned “The Meeting,� which imagines what would have happened if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had met to discuss the issues of their day. “I think King and Malcolm realized that they needed each other and this play is a way to educate the public to both sides of the coin,� Tony Cosby said. For the past six years, Cosby has been performing in productions of “The Meeting� and he has been re-enacting King’s speeches for more than 30 years. The performance also featured Toney Cobb as Malcolm X and Ted Moody as Malcolm’s bodyguard. St. Elizabeth’s Gospel Choir entertained the audience prior to the one-act play.

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The Hanover Pound at 12471 Taylor Complex Lane in Ashland has this dog and cat for adoption. “Sadie’ is a 5-month-old female chow/mix. She is a sweetheart. She loves everybody from humans to other dogs. She will have long hair and loves to be brushed. She is looking for a friend to call her own. She is up-to-date on all of her shots and has been spayed. She is heartworm (negative). “Chris� is a 2-year-old male orange tabby. He is a very sweet and handsome boy. He loves other cats and loves to be scratched behind the ears. Chris is very friendly and outgoing. He is looking for his own couch to call his own. He is up-to-date on all of his shots. He has been neutered and is FELV/FIV (negative). For more information on adopting Sadie and Chris or any of the other animals at the Hanover Pound, call 365-6485. You also can visit the website to see other animals available for adoption at http://hanovercounty. animalshelternet.com/.

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The Hanover Humane Society is trying to find homes for this dog and cat. Boots is a male border collie mix born in 2007. Hanover Humane took him in from another local shelter in February. He is energetic and friendly. He is good with other dogs and very friendly to people. The fee to adopt Boots is $150. He is neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccinations (DHLPP, Bordetella and Rabies). Boots is on heartworm preventative and has bee microchipped. He comes with a month of free pet health insurance. Marco is a young male tabby, who is spunky, fun and affectionate. He was born in March 2011. He has been in a loving foster home and enjoys the company of other feline friends. Marco has an assertive play style. He likes to chase, ambush and wrestle and needs a confident friend who enjoys doing the same. He would probably do okay with a nice, friendly dog, as well as older children. He just moved to the adoption center at PetSmart’s Virginia Center Commons location so people can see his handsome face and hopefully give him a chance at a loving, forever home. Marco has been thoroughly tested and vaccinated. He is neutered and microchipped. The fee to adopt him is $85. Anyone interested in Boots or Marco may e-mail info@hanoverhumanesociety. org or call the kennel at 804-798-8248 to arrange a visit. The kennel is located at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland.

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Vinson, Linda Cumby, Bob and Janice Bullock and Cathy Vinson headed to what would become an encouragement/compassion/pastors’ equipping school ministry week. Rest was limited for the five as they traveled to multiple areas per day, many remote areas of poverty. These

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These photos show the work of a team from Hanover Friends Church during a ministry trip to Jamaica. The photo at right shows one of the remote and poverty-stricken areas the team traveled to in an effort to provide aid.

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Though it had been years since Hanover Friends had sent a team to Jamaica, a few others quickly caught the vision for going and the plans grew. The team became five as Pastor

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Bernard Bosher BOSHER, Bernard E., 87, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with his Lord on February 26, 2013 at his home. Mr. Bosher was born May 26, 1925 in Richmond, Va. to Robert and Mollie Bosher. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary P. Bosher; his beloved son, Robbie; his parents and his brother, Robert. Mr. Bosher is survived by his beloved son, David Bosher; devoted daughter-in-law, Ruthie Bosher; beloved granddaughter, Megan Middleton and her husband, Ryan; beloved grandson, Jeremy Worley and his wife, Kim; and a great-granddaughter, Ella; beloved granddaughter, Carissa Mathews and her husband, Trip; great-grandson, Robbie; and great-granddaughter, Tori; his sister, Joyce Powell of Charles City, Va.; his sister, Betty Alexander of Richmond, Va.; and his dear cousin, Jim Hufner of Mechanicsville, Va., and his

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wife, Alice, and their daughters, Dee Hufner and Joann Hufner. Other surviving relatives include many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as, devoted friends. Bernard grew up in Richmond and in Hanover County and served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army’s Ninth Infantry Division in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, among other achievements, for his valor and sacrifices in several theaters of action, including the D-Day Invasion at Utah Beach, the Hurtgen Forest, the Ardennes and the capture and crossing of the Bridge at Remagen. After the war, he served for several years as a guard at Spandau prison in Berlin, Germany. He was an electrician by trade and was a lifelong member of IBEW Local 666. He was an avid collector, a well-read and self-taught expert on Civil War history, an avid UVA sports fan and a harmonica player. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, completing several crosscountry trips over the years. But foremost, he was a kind and humble man who made each person he met feel important, always showing an interest in and finding time to the listen and talk to everyone. He was a former member of both New Bridge Baptist Church

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and Sandston Baptist Church and was a current member of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. The family received friends Feb. 28 at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. A memorial service for Mr. Bosher was conducted on March 1 at Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church.

Dennis Carneal CARNEAL, Dennis K., 55, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Carneal; his brother, Earnest E. Carneal Jr.; also three nieces, Terri, Allie and Courtney; and two nephews, Wesley and Jonathan. The family received friends March 3, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, where services were held March 4. Burial was in Wrights Burying Ground. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Wrights Burying Ground in care of Thelma Carneal, 20427 Penola Rd., Ruther Glen, Va. 22546 see OBITUARIES, pg. 12 

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DISHMAN, Carole Binns, 76, died February 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Eulalia Binns. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Claude W. Dishman; sistersin-law, June Hale, DISHMAN Helen Traylor, Edith Grant, Betty Webb and Frances Dishman; and brotherin-law, Clyde Dishman. She is also survived by her childhood friend, Claudia Pratt, and many other close friends. She was a 50 year member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was employed by C&P Telephone Company for 10 years and then worked for the State Department and retired after 15 years of service. The family received friends February 27 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, followed by a service. Interment was at Greenwood memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity .

3 at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville. A reception celebration was held at the Rutland Community House directly after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C&F Bank c/o Baylin Johnson.

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KING, Mrs. Evelyn Moorman, 89, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. King and daughter, Linda Mann. Evelyn was a member of the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Madison (Charles) and Cathy Linebrink (Lawrence, Jr.); seven grandchildren, Thomas Mann Jr., Matthew Myers, Cameron C. Madison, Lawrence A. Linebrink III, Christiana M. Linebrink, Sarah O. Linebrink, and Donathan W. Linebrink. Family received friends March 3 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, Va. 23231, where service were held March 4. Interment followed in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville United Wayne Johnson JOHNSON JR., Wayne Methodist Church, 7356 Atlee Leslie passed away February Rd Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. 28, 2013. He is preceded in death by his father, Wayne L. Jean Pauli PAULI, Jean Lassiter, 83, Johnson Sr. and his maternal passed away on February 26, grandfather, Wray Proffitt. 2013. She was Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Amy Johnson; his born in Suffolk, son, Baylin Wayne Johnson; Va., to the late mother, Diana Hogge (Frank); Hettie Daughtrey and sisters, Heather Pitts and Kara Lassiter Eugene Riddick Hogge; maternal grandmother PAULI Oma Rawles; paternal grand- Lassiter on Feb. parents, CL and Rita Johnson; 9, 1930. She was preceded in aunts, Betty Tucker, Martha death by her husband, Alvin Morris, and Tina Doub; uncles, Frederick Pauli, to whom she Wray Proffitt Jr., Kenneth was married at First Baptist Proffitt, Michael Johnson, and Church in Richmond, Va., on Steve Johnson; many cous- Oct. 20, 1951. She was also preins and extended family; and ceded in death by her siblings, numerous friends that were Norman Eugene Lassiter, Alma like family. A celebration of Lassiter O’Berry, Margaret Wayne’s life was held March Lassiter Lux, Frances Lassiter

Early, Harold Joseph Lassiter and Robert Francis Lassiter. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Mary Ellen Pauli and Timothy Dunham Smith of Richmond, Va., and Karen Pauli Wells and Gregory Lee Wells of Charlottesville, Va. Survivors also include her four grandchildren, Tyler Johnston Pauli Smith of Atlanta, Ga., and Sarah Elizabeth Pauli Smith of Richmond, Va., as well as Carter Lee Wells and Anne Randolph Wells of Charlottesville, Va. Jean was an active member of the community who volunteered extensively for the arts and politics. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Fairfield Presbyterian Church and was the co-founder of Girl Scout Troop 166. She served on the Boards of the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Ballet and was a founding member of the Dorset Woods Civic Association, as well as a founding member of the Goochland County Republican Woman’s Club. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a longtime member of The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club. She and her husband were charter members of Willow Oaks Country Club. She loved knitting, needlepoint, playing bridge and golf (she once won first place in the Willow Oaks Country Club’s Ladies Day Tournament), and engaging in political debate. The family received friends Feb. 28 at the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville, Va. After a private burial service, a memorial service was held March 1 at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church, 6930 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. The family received friends after the memorial service at the home of Mary Ellen Pauli and Timothy Smith, 4700 Charmian Road, Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors. see OBITUARIES, pg. 13 


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Catherine Robertson ROBERTSON, Catherine K., 68, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2013. Left to cherish her memory, are her loving husband, Lemuel C. “Robbie” Robertson Jr.; children, Robin Brooks (Todd), Lemuel C. “Buddy” Robertson III and Stephanie Walker (David); three grandchildren, Rebecca, Caroline and Logan; brother, Samuel Kouri (Margaret); sister, Betty K. Hicks; and a host of family and friends. The family received friends March 2 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd. Services were held March 4, at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Rd. Interment was at Washington Memorial Park.

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TURNER, Adam K., age 31, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, died suddenly on March 3, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Donnie and Debbie Turner, and numerous aunts, TURNER uncles and friends. Adam had a passion for hunting and driving trucks. He will be missed greatly by his many friends. His remains rest at Bliley’sCentral, 3801 Augusta Avenue, where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. A Mass of the Ressurection will be said 10 a.m. Thursday, at Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville. Interment to follow. see OBITUARIES, pg. 30 

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Battlefield Post 9808 in Mechanicsville recently ensured that firefighter/medic Rochelle Gerber and District Chief Steve Taylor were acknowledged for their service to the citizens of Hanover. Gerber was named an EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Provider of the Year and Taylor was named Firefighter of the Year. The VFW manages the Emergency Responder Awards Program annually and the ceremony and presentation is described as “a very tasteful and appropriate affair.� Taylor and Gerber said they were honored for their great skills, their achievements and performance with Hanover Fire/EMS. Taylor’s long history and leadership role with Henry Volunteer Fire Company Station 6 was referenced. Gerber was commended for her “excellent patient care skills and her consistently great management of emergency calls.� Shown are, photo at left, Gerber, left, with Mike Boehme, a VFW official, and, photo at right, Taylor earns honors from VFW Post 9808.


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$99,339 year and teachers at $49,110 year average pay. That is almost $10,000 year more for principals and $2,000 to $3,000 year more for teachers than the counties that have a population two to four times more than Hanover. Hanover County has a population around 100,000 residents to Chesterfield’s 394,000 residents. Hanoverians pay more not just to school employees but the county administrators. Hanover County Attorney makes $249,387 year. Chesterfield’s County Attorney makes $ 196,043 year, Richmond’s City Attorney $180,000 and Henrico $211.181. Also, our county manager makes $238,100 year. Not to mention the perks and extras they receive. Why? Chesterfield and Henrico have almost four times more taxpayers and could pay more tax money than Hanover County. Instead the taxpayers in Hanover are paying more for the same services. Again, why? I am sure they are all qualified but a county of 100,000 residents should be paying a lot less. It’s apparent the Hanover County Board of Supervisors is not looking out for the best interests of their residents/taxpayers to authorize such large salaries. Upon reading the newspaper it appears that Hanover County Public Schools employees have nothing to complain about. They are the highest paid school employees in this region on average. As for the argument that you get what you pay for is not cutting any more. Just place an ad that the county is looking for a county attorney and/or a county administrator and I will bet you will get hundreds of applications of qualified people at a lot less money. As a Hanoverian, I don’t need a tax increase on my prop-

A lot of middle class people also hahe lost their jobs. The unemployment office expects you to use your precious gas to drive all over town going into offices to seek employment. Grocery prices have hiked up to an unbelievable level. Gas prices are soaring. How do you expect an unemployed person to afford gas to go job hunting, pay a mortgage, pay bills, pay car payments and insurance, buy groceries and, oh, by the way, we are now going to charge you to let your student participate in sports! What happened to the lottery money that is supposed to be allocated to the schools? When I was in school, our teachers taught six classes of 25 to 30 students per class. There was never an issue of classroom overcrowding. There was discipline in the classroom as well as in the entire curriculum day at the school. The teachers taught respect from the students. Somehow the school systems in that era managed to control the budget without putting the burden on the parents.

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erty or any other tax scheme. The Board of Supervisors needs to cut the county’s budget accordingly as pay checks are decreasing in the private sector due to ObamaCare and more federal and state taxes coming soon, not to mention gas and groceries sky rocketing prices. Private sector employees might get a small percent salary increase if any at all. The last thing Hanover taxpayers need is a tax increase from their elected officials, the stewards of our tax money. It is evident that the taxpayers in Hanover County are over-taxed to be able to pay such outrages salaries. We need a serious tax cut on property taxes and cuts in other areas. Tom Chorinos Mechanicsville

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amount could vary, but Flagg suggested a baseline starting figure of around $2,300. The policy is designed to replace road funds eliminated with the county’s proffer policy last November. For developments with more than 50 lots the starting figure was about $4,500, but Flagg said those are beginning numbers and the cash proffer required would depend on the impact of the project. The numbers are based on a 15-year horizon projecting costs of county road projects and other factors. South Anna District supervisor Wayne Hazzard questioned the wisdom of the policy, and asked if the fee applied to only the road portion of the proffers. Jim Ridolphi for The Local He also said expecting new residents to foot Public Works director Michael Flagg, left, and the bill for the entire county’s road improvement Planning Director David Maloney presented a road improvement plan that included baseline projects seems unfair to him. proffers for new development during the “If you live in Ashland, you don’t have to pay Wednesday, Feb. 27, meeting of the Hanover anything. If you live out where I do and have 10- County Board of Supervisors. acre lots, then you don’t have to pay anything,” slated to pay for about one-fourth of the proHazzard said. “And then, from a commercial posed projects estimated to cost $15 million over standpoint, I find out they’re not paying either. the next 15 years. I’m a firm believer in a little fairness here, and I “It’s not all assigned to development,” he said. want to make sure we’re doing the right thing.” see PROFFER, pg. 26 ` Flagg pointed out that development is only

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Markham gets for life for killing estranged wife As he lay bleeding on the floor after murdering his estranged wife and leaving her boyfriend for dead in the closet where the two tried to hide from him, Ryan Markham urged police to “just let me die.” That was June 2, 2012. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Markham stood before a packed courtroom of some 200 people, equally divided between his supporters and the loved ones of his victims. And he wept. Bending over at the waist and for a moment placing his head on the table

Harris berated Markham for apologizing to virtually everyone but the woman he killed, for disregarding the law by violating the protective order his wife had obtained against him, and for a killing so premeditated that he had told a waitress earlier in the day to watch the news because of the mayhem he was about to cause. Sentencing guidelines ranged from a low of just more than 25 years to a high of just more than 42 years. But Harris said the crimes called for a severe departure. Markham pleaded guilty to murder, aggravated malicious wounding

in front of him, Markham begged family members to care for his two sons, apologized for having “fallen short” of his family’s hopes for him, expressed sorrow for the man in the front row whom he had shot six times, and celebrated his discovery of God’s grace. And turning to Hanover County Circuit Judge J. Overton Harris, Markham said: “Your honor, I’m nothing but a man. I’m far from perfect. I deserve to be severely punished.” Harris sentenced Markham, 33, to two life terms and an additional mandatory eight years for using a firearm.

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he marriage of Laura Beth Kephart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kephart of State College, Pennsylvania, to Carter Bruce Bowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bowen of Mechanicsville took place on December 21, 2012. Officiated by the Honorable Judge Thomas Jordan, the ceremony was held at the Carnegie Inn in State College. The bride is the granddaughter of Helen Hess and the late Roy Hess and of William Kephart and the late Emily Kephart. The groom is the grandson of the late Jim and LaVerne Kutz, formerly of Richmond, and of the late Mary Bowen of Richmond

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and the late Robert Bowen of Glastonbury, Connecticut. The bride received her B.S. in Nursing from Duquesne University and her master’s degree in Nursing from Cal State, Fullerton. She is currently employed as a Nurse Anesthetist with the Keiser Hospital in Santa Clara, California. The groom graduated from Atlee High School and received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. After nine years in the United States Navy, he currently attends Stanford University pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration. The couple honeymooned at Lake Tahoe and they reside in Palo Alto, California.

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is currently employed with Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. Aaron is a 1997 graduate of Liberty High School in Bedford Va. and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is employed with Ridenhour where he teaches music. An October wedding is planned in Roanoke where couple with reside.

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ships, and tell the story of preservation in Hanover County. Anne Geddy Cross, president of Preservation Virginia, said, “We are looking forward to new ideas as we continue to preserve, promote and interpret this national treasure.” She said she has been receiving calls from concerned citizens asking if Scotchtown is closing or being sold. “This is absolutely not true. We want to engage more of the public from all over the county with Scotchtown and are looking for new ideas for programming and partnerships, etc.” Geddy Cross said they chose to conduct the meeting

in Hanover “in hopes of having people from all parts attend the meeting.” Scotchtown is best known as the home of Patrick Henry during the tumultuous years leading up to the American Revolution. It was at Scotchtown that he formulated the ideas of his famous “Liberty or Death” speech and it was from the house that he rode to St. John’s Church in Richmond on March 23, 1775, to deliver it. Scotchtown was built around 1720 by Charles Chiswell. It was acquired by Preservation Virginia in 1958. The house has been restored to its appearance during Patrick

Henry’s life and is open for tours seasonally. Visitors can explore the grounds, listen to a cell phone tour, enjoy the birding trail, shop in the museum store, or participate in one of the site’s many hands-on classes and special events. Preservation Virginia, a private nonprofit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia’s cultural, architectural and historic heritage. For more information, visit www.preservationvirginia. org. Preservation Virginia is on Facebook and Twitter.

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(cancer education classes), Patient Navigator Program (Personal Cancer Guide), Hope Lodge (lodging), online communities and support, www. cancer.org and the help line 1800-ACS-2345, all at no cost to the survivor or their family. What started in 1985 as one man’s quest has expanded into the community and is now celebrating a milestone few other com-

munities can boast. With meeting this year’s goal, Relay For Life of Mechanicsville will surpass raising more than $2 million. The Relay For Life of Mechanicsville is scheduled for May 4 and 5 at Lee-Davis High School. Those who want to join as a survivor, sponsor or team member may contact Amy Swartz at amy.swartz@cancer. org or 804-527-3777.

said tonight, the $2,300 is a number that we all know, and we all realize that’s our base rate per house. With that in mind, I can’t see the need to have a cash proffer policy when we just finished saying we are going to evaluate each one individually,” Hazzard said. County Attorney Sterling Rives said a policy was necessary for several reasons, not the least being the legality of defending a set policy as opposed to an ad hoc process. Beaverdam representative Aubrey Stanley said he suggested not gutting the proffer policy entirely back in November, and was open to a re-examination. He acknowledged the county’s previous proffer policy was over-expanded at its $19,000-

plus price tag. “At the time, I was hoping we could go halfway, leaving some for schools and some for transportation. I was concerned at the time about the road proffers I’d made in my district,” Stanley said. “I thought this (the policy) was moving forward.” Rives said a policy was necessary for several reasons, not the least being the legality of defending a set policy as opposed to an ad hoc process. Maloney said the policy is designed to make the assessments more equitable, and, in most cases, reduce the road portions proffer. “Through this policy, we’re not looking at increasing anybody’s proffer. We would be

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Kaitlyn Sorensen received the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, on Jan. 31. Her achievement was celebrated by Troop 280 and friends at Gather and Glaze in Mechanicsville. Kaitlyn’s project was to increase awareness of the need for books for low-income children in the Richmond metropolitan area and to provide donations to support this need to CMoR (Children’s Museum of Richmond). She led multiple badge and project discussion sessions in return for the opportunity to collect used books. Her own personal love of reading motivated her throughout this project where she was able to successfully collect and donate 2,075 books to the CMoR Book Bank. Kaitlyn is a seventh grader at Oak Knoll Middle School and her Girl Scout Troop is sponsored by the Fairfield Presbyterian Church.

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Emily Edwards, a senior at Lee-Davis High School, has been accepted into Lynchburg College. She was awarded the Founder’s Scholarship for academic achievement and will pursue a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. Emily said she looks forward to serving within the Lynchburg community and abroad. She is shown with Kenneth R. Garren, Ph.D., president of Lynchburg College.

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“Prior to the recession, we were able to invest in our employees with competitive salaries and benefits, pay increases and educational assistance. Unfortunately, this proposed budget does not include any compensation increases for our employees but will reinstate the career development programs so that we can remain competitive with our peers and demonstrate to our employees the value we see in their professional growth.” Citing the delay in capital improvement projects for the past four years, Harris said it’s time for the county to draft a plan to address long-term technology and construction projects such as libraries, courts and

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an April 10 meeting. Declining revenues for the fourth year in a row made balancing this year’s budget challenging, but Harris said economic indicators point to a recovering economy. The news regarding the tax rate was tempered by the fact the proposal contains no raises for county employees, including teachers, and no additional funds for the school system. The county administrator said that’s a trend he’d like to reverse, but tight budgetary restraints wouldn’t allow it. “Of course, It’s something I would have liked to do,” Harris said.

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schools. Harris said the past four years of declining revenues also prompted cuts in county services, many of which he wants to restore. “While I would like to begin restoring selective levels of service, at our current tax rate we can only maintain what we have until our revenue growth is more significant and sustainable,” Harris said. Real estate revenues are down, while sales tax revenues show slight increases. The county’s five-year economic forecast indicates a slowly recovering economy, with a recovery for real estate expected in 2015. Working with less revenue has become standard operating procedure for county officials, and Harris said declining revenues would have required an 8 cents increase in the tax rate to accommodate the depleted funds. More than half of the county departments are showing decreases from last year, while increases at other departments are minimal. A large chunk of the increased spending is slated for public utilities upgrades required by federal regulations. A number of audience members, including Hanover County School Board members and Hanover County Public Schools administrators, did not have the opportunity to speak at the meeting since the budget was an agenda item. Chris Pace, a member of the leadership team at Friends of Hanover Schools, said he was disappointed with the tax rate proposal. “To have the public outcry that we had and not even to consider a tax rate increase is a disgrace,” he said following the board’s decision to advertise the

2351 or scoutmom@comcast. net. Information on the church, Continued from pg. 5 b located at 7159 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville, can the annual Epiphany service. For more information, con- be found at http://www.creatortact Susan Garner at 804-387- family.net/.

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current tax rates for this year’s budget. Those pinning any hopes on a change in the tax rate occurring after their public hearing had those expectations dashed by the timetable. Harris said the county has traditionally adopted a tax rate by mid-April, and said the treasurer needs time to print and mail county assessment bills. Supervisors chairman Canova Peterson said the board could change the tax rate following a public hearing on April 3, if members were so inclined, but that seems unlikely with the time schedule. “Yes, but you run it into a big time restraint,” County Attorney Sterling Rives said. While a change downward in the rate requires no public hearing, an increase in the rate would require another public hearing. Rives said the budget must be approved by April 30. Chickahominy District supervisor Angela Kelly-Wiecek said the schedule did not allow time for any changes the board might suggest. “Tonight, we advertise the rate for going forward, and we can decide on rates that are less, but we cannot decide on rates that are more,” she said. “In previous years, haven’t we given ourselves a little room so that if we see something in the detailed presentations that disturbs us or causes us to pause that we have some room to move on that? Would that not also give our citizens greater ability to come forward and tell us what they think?” Contained in the proposal are funds to restore three unfunded positions in the Sheriff’s Office, but funding for the agency remained basically level.


School budget, proffers top Davis town hall meeting Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com Sean Davis, who serves as vice chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors and represents the Henry District, recently updated many issues facing citizens in a town hall meeting. On Jan. 29, more than 175 residents attended the meeting at Rural Point Elementary School. “While we are the best county in the nation, we are certainly not immune to the effects of this prolonged economic downturn.” Davis said. A presentation on cash proffers was included in the session, with Davis saying he is one to take on tough issues and he wanted to clear the air on what

he called “a lot of bad information.” “We eliminated the current cash proffer policy. The system was so broken that it couldn’t be fixed. We directed the county administrator, the county attorney and the staff to bring us a plan to address the current levied cash proffers,” Davis said. “We are close to having a recommendation. This is the course that we charted on Nov. 29 and it is the course we are on now.” “We are taking a detailed and systematic approach to addressing this issue,” he added. Davis also gave a detailed explanation of the newly created Reserve Capital Improvement fund. “The creation of this fund allows us to address the capi-

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relationship came after a three-year separation, financial difficulties, custody issues, the death of Sabrina Markham’s father, a foreclosed home, and Ryan Markham’s emotional problems as he struggled to make support payments and put in long

tal improvement needs without raising taxes on the citizens. It was simply a sound fiscal move.” He said school-related concerns also were addressed. Among those speaking about the matter were teachers, who said budget-related issues topped their concerns. “There is no doubt that we have the finest schools around and Lisa [his wife] and I thank you all for your service. This is a fact,” Davis continued. “Now, while I can’t look back and focus on the future at the same time, I do need to know how we have found ourselves with some of the issues that our students, teachers, parents and principals are facing,” he said. “Did we not focus on priorities

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More than 175 citizens recently turned out for a town hall meeting hosted by Sean Davis, vice chairman and Henry District representative on the Hanover County Board of Supervisors.

when times were good? That is a relevant and reasonable question.” Col. David R. Hines, sheriff of Hanover County, also participated in Davis’s meeting. The sheriff presented an update on his office and fielded questions from those in attendance.

hours at his job at a paper company. Family members of Ryan Markham described him as a loving father and friend; scores of supporters stood in the courtroom to be acknowledged. But a similar number then stood on behalf of Sabrina Markham, who had dreamed of becoming a beautician. Outside the courthouse, Sabrina

Davis also had representatives from Hanover County Public Schools and the Planning Commission and members from the Hanover Council on Aging, Community Services Board, the County Administrator’s office and the Henry District School Board representative available for citizen input and concerns.

Markham’s sister, Tina Reichwein, praised the sentence imposed by Harris and said that difficulties between the families never will be resolved. The thought she can’t rid from her mind is of Markham, armed with the rifle, having to step over his two young sons’ toys to reach their mother and take her life. She had hushed the courtroom dur-

He said he fielded questions for an hour and 45 minutes and stayed another hour after the meeting to speak with citizens and address specific concerns. “I really do love serving,” he said. “I am truly honored to have this opportunity to serve.” Davis can be contacted at smdavis@hanovercounty.gov.

ing her testimony, describing how the two young boys have fears that their father will get out of prison and attack them. At the funeral, she said, the boys couldn’t help thinking their mother had died because she was stuck inside the coffin and couldn’t get out. “There are lots of things that go on in their heads,” she testified.

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Interviews for Boy’s and Girl’s State to be held March 10 and 17 Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com Interviews for scholarships to American Legion Boy’s State and Girl’s State will be held from

The American Legion 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 and March 17. They will be Post and Auxiliary Unit sponconducted at American Legion sor most of the delegates from Post 175 at 8700 Bell Creek Hanover County. Candidates must be rising Road in Mechanicsville.

high school seniors as of the end of the current school year. Both Boy’s State and Girl’s State will be held this year June 16-22. Boy’s State, sponsored by

the American Legion, will be at Radford University in Radford. Girl’s State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, will be at Longwood University in

Farmville. Interested students are urged to visit the Boy’s and Girl’s State websites at www.vaboysstate. org and www.girlsstate-va.org.

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too far and the board asked staff to find a way to eliminate or renegotiate the cash proffers already in place in an expedited fashion. “What we have here does more than we asked for,” Peterson said. “This is dealing with setting up new proffers. I’m not going to put any lipstick on it. This is a cash proffer policy that you’re recommend-

ing to us tonight.” He acknowledged the proposal does provide the county with a means of working through those outstanding proffers and said he could support that portion of the proposal. “I have a real problem reinstituting a long-term cash proffer policy, which we all determined is not an appropriate way of raising funds from our com-

munity,” Peterson said. He expressed a concern that this policy could go the way of the old policy with increased levies each year, and said the idea of “government creep” caused him pause. Flagg said his department was trying to define a “universe” and establish baselines with the proposal. Chickahominy representa-

tive Angela Kelly-Wiecek also noted the need for a set of rules and said this proposal accomplished that goal. “I see this partially as a way to assist our staff and to offer them some measure of understanding and protection,” KellyWiecek said. Peterson said assuming proffers are the only way to raise revenues is misguided.

“There are many different ways to fund this that includes all of our citizens,” he said. “Then, why didn’t we raise the tax rate?” Kelly-Wiecek asked. “We’ve got to have an honest conversation.” That conversation will continue at the board’s March 13 meeting after Cold Harbor representative Elton Wade moved for a deferral.

aged 10 through 12. She made a note of the date to take a test online, then completed the 30 timed questions on a variety of subjects on Oct. 30. Two weeks later, she learned she’d been picked to audition in New York City with 21 other kids on Dec. 2.

“It’s very nerve-wracking,” Vessels said of the audition experience. At that level, potential contestants are judged not just on their smarts, but on their personality and screen presence. “You just hope that you can get picked, that you said the right thing, that you

had a good personality.” Vessels told them all about herself – her age, her interest in writing and art, her love of learning new words and her hope to eventually be a phenomenologist, or someone who studies unexplained phenomena in nature. At that audition, Vessels and the other hopefuls from across the eastern United States and Canada were told they’d hear back from the folks at Sony Pictures Television after Christmas. And then the waiting began. “Oh, it sort of nags at you

every day,” Vessels recalled. Throughout the long month she waited for the call, Vessels’ thoughts returned often to her hopes she’d be picked from the thousands of game show hopefuls who were waiting for the same call. When the phone rang on Jan. 4, Vessels saw “Sony Pictures Studio” on the caller ID. Her mom, Janeen, sent her out of the room while she talked to the game show representatives. When Xan returned, she got the good news. “I sort of freaked out a little,” Vessels said, laughing. Vessels and the 15 other contestants who were picked to appear on the show were flown to Los Angeles, all expenses paid, with one chaperone each. Vessels’ grandparents and two uncles flew out, too, turning the weekend before the taping into an impromptu vacation. The family hit all the hot spots: the Getty Museum, the Griffith Observatory, the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign. On Monday morning, the time came to get down to business – Vessels and the other contestants had to be awake, fresh and ready to roll in their hotel lobby at 7:30 a.m. From there, they boarded a

bus to the TV studio, where they went through makeup, practice rounds and recording promos for Kids Week. Taping of games began at noon, but Vessels was in the last round of competition, at about 3 p.m. “The game was very fastpaced and you had to have quick reflexes,” said Vessels. Her mother added that the timeline plays out very much like viewers see on television – the whole match took about 25 minutes. The kids stand on stools that come out of the floor behind the iconic Jeopardy podiums to give them the boost needed to make up for their short stature, Janeen noted. Contestants on Kids Week, set to air July 29 through Aug. 2, get to keep their winnings. There are minimum prizes of $15,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third. Vessels won’t say how the game went, but will say she’s glad she had the experience. “I feel pretty proud of myself that out of thousands of people I was one of the 15 that got a chance to be on the show,” Vessels said. “And it could look good on a college application.”

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looking at a process whereby any road proffer would actually be decreased,” he said. Supervisors chairman Canova Peterson and Hazzard said the cash proffer policy places the burden on too few when it comes to development. Peterson said the plan goes

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FHanover Humane Society will hold a veterinary Wellness Clinic begins at 4 p.m. and concludes at 5:45 p.m. at its facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland. The clinic provides routine vaccines, heartworm testing, and other preventive services. The clinic does not treat sick or injured animals. No appointments. Visit www.hanoverhumanesociety.org for more information.

FA community meeting to discuss the future of Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 8050 St. Paul’s Church Road in Hanover. Anyone interested in the historic home of “the orator of the American Revolution” is invited to join in an informal discussion.

FMessiah Lutheran Church and All Souls Episcopal Church at 815 Atlee Road will host weekly simple bread and soup suppers during Lent at 6:30 p.m. followed by a musical, meditative Taizé service. For more information, call 804-746-7134. FSt. Paul Lutheran Church’s midweek Lenten Worship Service begins at 7 p.m. at 8100 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville. For more information contact Rev. Rodney Bitely, pastor, at 804-427-7500 or www.saintpaullcms.com. The mid-week Lenten theme is “Fellowship with the Father: The Lord in Prayer”.

FSalem Presbyterian Church (Studley Rd.) will host a monthly Sing-A-Long at 10 a.m. Hymns and songs of Easter will be sung. The Hymn of the Month is “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”. Learn about why the bunnies and eggs are included in this season. Bring a friend for a time of food, fun, and fellowship.

FMechanicsville Tea Party meeting begins at 7 p.m. at 8700 Bell Creek Road. A review of the 2013 session of Virginia’s General Assembly. Learn the good, bad and ugly news that Virginia’s elected officials visited upon us in the last 60 days. For more information about this free event visit www.mechanicsvilleteaparty or call 804-513FThe Edmund Ruffin Sons 5766. of Confederate Veterans Camp’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. The Friday, March 8 speaker will be Frank Ernest the FSpeaker Courtney Lynch Commander of the SCV’s Army will talk at 7 p.m. at New of Northern Va. Do you have Song Church at 7450 Colt’s a Confederate soldier in your Neck Road in Mechanicsville. family’s history? If so, you may Courtney Lynch is a cofounder like to join SCV. SCV is an inter- of Lead Star, an author, and national historical organization former marine who shares her dedicated to the preservation heart for helping others achieve of the honor of the American the leader within. For more Confederate Veteran. The SCV information, call 804-559-6064 will assist in tracing your ances- or email churchoffice@newstor’s Confederate service and ongumc.org. Visit www.newshelp put together a period-lim- ongumc.org. ited family tree linking you to your ancestor. For information, Saturday, March 9 e-mail rader.james2@aol.com or FHanover Humane Society call 804-874-5336 or visit www. will hold a dog adoption at its fireeatersscv.org. facility at 12190 Washington

Highway in Ashland from 9 a.m. to noon. Cat adoption stands will be set up at the Mechanicsville and Virginia Center PetSmart stores from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www. hanoverhumanesociety.org for available animals and adoption information.

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FThe Hanover Family Support Group meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the CSB Board Room, 12300 Washington Highway in Ashland. Any county resident who desires support and guidance regarding a family member FPamunkey River Garden with mental illness is welcome. Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at No registration or fee. For inforShady Grove United Methodist mation call 804-365-4222. Church, in rooms 111-113, 8209 Shady Grove Road, Wednesday, March 13 FA Lawn Care/Landscape Mechanicsville. The Program will be “Growing Mushrooms” Workshop, sponsored by the by Jane Ruffin, who is from- Atlee Ruritan Club, is schedHanover. All are welcome. For uled from 9 to 11 a.m. at New more information, contact Highland Baptist Church, 9200 Susan Blankinship, president, at New Ashcake Road. Presenters will be from Southern States and 804-932-3451. the Hanover County Extension Service. Danish and coffee will Sunday, March 10 FHanover Humane Society be served. The workshop is free, will set up a cat adoption stand but space is limited. Call 804at the Virginia Center PetSmart 789-9365 to register. store from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit www.hanoverhumanesociety. FThe New Virginians (a club org for available animals and for women new to the Richmond adoption information. area in the last two years) will have its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, Tuesday, March 12 FThe Mechanicsville AARP 1700 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, VA Chapter 5407 will meet from 10 23228. March is “Friendship Month” a.m. to noon at Shalom Baptist for the club this year. Members have Church, 6395 Mechanicsville planned fun activities. The cost for Turnpike, Mechanicsville. The the luncheon is $25 for club mempublic is invited. For more bers and their guests. Reservations information, call Katie Briggs at for the luncheon are requested by noon on March 6. Contact member804-447-3060. ship@thenewva.org FThe Arthritis Foundation is offering Tai Chi at the FMessiah Lutheran Church Church of the Redeemer in and All Souls Episcopal Church Mechanicsville. The class meets at 815 Atlee Road, will host from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays weekly simple bread and soup through April 30. The program suppers during Lent at 6:30 p.m. uses easy to learn, gentle move- followed by a musical, mediments that improve physical tative Taizé service. For more strength, flexibility, balance and information, call 804-746-7134. well-being. The fun and interactive classes are suitable for Thursday, March 14 every fitness level. Cost is $48. FThe Cool Spring Chapter Pre-registration is required and of MOMS Club is looking class size is limited. Contact Jo for moms who are interested Ann Widner, RN, at 804-370- in making friends with other

ax submissions to calendar to 730-0476, email to events@mechlocal.com, or mail to 6400 Mechanicsville Tnpk., Mechanicsville VA 23111. Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday for the following week’s issue. Calendar announcements cannot be taken by phone. We reserve the right to edit all items submitted to The Local.

moms and activities and friendships for your children, ages infant to elementary school. Spring Open House/St. Patrick’s Day Party will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Honey Meadows Clubhouse, rain or shine. Snacks and fun games planned for the kids with cool prizes! Moms will also get a chance to win prizes by playing”Let’s Make a Deal,” so come with your purses stocked! Contact Chelsea Ferguson for more information at chelsea. ferguson@comcast.net.

will hold their Annual Mulch Sale. Pre order mulch for pickup or delivery on from 8 a.m. to noon (also on March 23 and April 13). $3.50 per 2 cubic feet of shredded hardwood upon pre-ordering. Special pricing on over 75 bags. $10 delivery fee for 10 or more bags, or you can pick up at the school at no charge. Delivery up to 10 miles from the school. Order online at www.atleemulch.com or call 804-803-1382 or mail order to: Atlee Mulch, 9207 Atlee Branch Lane, Mechanicsville, Va., 23116. Cash, check or credit FThe Hanover Towne card accepted. All proceeds Garden Club will meet at 7 go to Atlee athletes and are p.m. on at the New Hanover extremely appreciated. Presbyterian Church on Rt. 301 in Mechanicsville. The program FHanover Humane Society will be “Turn that Florist Bunch will hold a dog adoption at its into something special” pre- facility at 12190 Washington sented by the well known floral Highway in Ashland from 9: designer, instructor and enter- a.m. to noon. Cat adoption tainer David Pippin. Guests stands will be set up at the are welcome. Please RSVP to Mechanicsville and Virginia rene3den@comcast.net if you Center PetSmart stores from plan to attend. Reshments will 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www. be served. hanoverhumanesociety.org for available animals and adoption FTestifying Toastmasters, information. the only open Toastmasters club in Eastern Hanover, meets FSpring Fling 2013 at the Hanover Church of the is from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at Nazarene [8391 Atlee Road, Broadus Memorial Baptist Mechanicsville, VA 23116] Church, 5351 Pole Green at 6:30 on the second and Road, one mile east of Pole fourth Thursday of the month. Green Elementary. Have fun Improve your communication with inflatables, a petting zoo, skills, increase your self-con- The FUN BUS, antique cars, fidence, and do both in a safe hot dogs, popcorn, games and environment. For more infor- prizes. Fore more informamation, please contact Sandy tion call 804-779-2700 or visit Sanders, P.R. vice president, www.BroadusChurch.org. at eesjresquire@netscape.net. Testifying Toastmasters is a FEpworth United community service of Hanover Methodist Church in King Church of the Nazarene. William County will host its Annual Pancake breakfast and

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WEDNESDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30 5 PM

5:30

COMCAST 4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

7:30

8 PM

8:30

9 PM

9:30

NFL Live (N) Å

Around

Interruption SportsCenter (N) Å

College Basketball: North Carolina at Maryland. (N)

World Poker Tour

Table

Redskins

SportsNet

SportsNet

2010 Heads Up Poker

NBA Basketball: Wizards at Timberwolves

(8-ABC)

Dr. Phil (N) ’ Å

8 News

8 News

News

ABC News

Wheel

The Middle

The Dr. Oz Show (N) ’

News

News

News

9

(6-CBS)

11

(35-FOX) Maury ’ Å

12

(12-NBC) News

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

Divorce

Jeopardy!

Neighbors

10 PM

NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs. (N) (Live) Mod Fam

SportsNet

Suburg.

Criminal Minds ’

Nashville ’ Å CSI: Crime Scene

News

FOX News at 10 (N)

Two Men

Two Men

Inside Ed.

News

NBC News

Ent

Inside Ed.

Whitney (N) Whitney ’

Chicago Fire ’

News

Tonight Show w/J. Leno

Judge Alex

Judge Mathis ’ Å

Judge B.

News

There Yet?

Payne

Arrow Trust but Verify

College Basketball

Law Order: CI

Chris

Chris

Funniest Home Videos

Rules

Rules

WGN News at Nine (N)

Funniest Home Videos

News

Business

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

A 60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo (My Music) ’

Aaron Neville: Doo Wop

News

News

Rules

(57-PBS) Caillou

Tiger

Super Why! Dinosaur

Charlie Rose ’ Å

Expeditions Rudy Maxa

Great Performances Å

NCIS Brothers in Arms

NCIS In the Dark ’

NCIS Defiance ’ Å

NCIS Kill Screen Å

Wild Kratts

Law & Order: SVU Rules

Supernatural ’ Å

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

NOVA

(:01) White Collar Å

CSI

››› “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007) Matt Damon. Å (DVS)

Boston’s Finest (N)

Southland (N) ’ Å

Boston’s Finest Å

Southland

Seinfeld ’

(TNT)

››› “The Bourne Identity” (2002) Matt Damon. Å (DVS)

35

(WTBS)

Friends ’

37

(A&E)

The First 48 Å

39

(SPIKE)

44

(DISC)

Weed Country ’ Å

Amish Mafia ’ Å

49

(NICK)

Parents

Parents

SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Drake/Josh

50

(DISN)

Dog

Gravity

Gravity

Gravity

Good Luck

53

(FAM)

’70s Show

’70s Show

’70s Show

’70s Show

››‡ “Alice in Wonderland” (2010, Fantasy) Johnny Depp.

60

(LIFE)

Wife Swap ’ Å

Wife Swap ’ Å

Wife Swap ’ Å

Wife Swap ’ Å

Wife Swap ’ Å

56

(AMC)

CSI: Miami ’ Å

CSI: Miami ’ Å

CSI: Miami In the Wind

CSI: Miami L.A. Å

››› “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) Å

301

(HBO)

(3:00) “I, Robot” (2004)

Beyoncé: Life Is but a Dream Å

320

(MAX)

›››› “Million Dollar Baby” (2004) ‘PG-13’ Å

King

The First 48 Å

King

The First 48 Å

Seinfeld ’

Seinfeld ’

Family Guy

Big Bang

Big Bang

Big Bang

Big Bang

Big Bang

Conan (N) Å

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

››‡ “The Guardian” (2006, Drama) Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward. ’

THURSDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30 5 PM

Amish Mafia ’ Å Jessie ’

›› “Fantastic Four” (2005) Ioan Gruffudd. Premiere. ’

Amish Mafia Holy War

Weed Country Rippers

Wendell

The Nanny

Full House

Full House

Full House

Pixie

Austin

A.N.T. Farm Jessie ’

›››‡ “Forrest Gump” (1994) Tom Hanks. ‘PG-13’ Å

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

7:30

8 PM

8:30

9 PM

Around

Interruption SportsCenter (N) Å

College Basketball: Kentucky at Georgia. (N) (Live)

Action Sports ’ Å

Halls Fame

Redskins

SportsNet

Caps

NHL Hockey: Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals. (N) (Live)

(8-ABC)

Dr. Phil (N) ’ Å

8 News

8 News

News

ABC News

Wheel

9

(6-CBS)

The Dr. Oz Show Å

News

News

News

11

(35-FOX) Maury ’ Å

12

(12-NBC) News

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

9:30

Late Show W/Letterman

Ent

Inside Ed.

Community Parks

1600 Penn

Judge Alex

Judge Mathis ’ Å

Judge B.

News

There Yet?

Payne

The Vampire Diaries ’

Beauty and the Beast

TMZ (N) ’

Law Order: CI

Chris

Chris

Funniest Home Videos

How I Met

How I Met

WGN News at Nine (N)

Electric

News

Business

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre

Two Men

How I Met

The Office

How I Met

Super Why! Dinosaur

Charlie Rose ’ Å

Expeditions Rudy Maxa

Members’ Choice

NCIS Family ’ Å

NCIS Identity Crisis ’

NCIS Leap of Faith ’

NCIS Designated Target

NCIS Lost & Found ’

34

(TNT)

The Mentalist ’ Å

The Mentalist ’ Å

The Mentalist ’ Å

The Mentalist ’ Å

NBA Basketball: Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks.

35

(WTBS)

Friends ’

Friends ’

Seinfeld ’

Family Guy

37

(A&E)

The First 48 Å

The First 48 Å

39

(SPIKE)

(:13) Jail ’ Å

(4:49) Jail

(:25) ›› “Fantastic Four” (2005, Action) Ioan Gruffudd. ’

44

(DISC)

Property

Property

Property

Property

49

(NICK)

Parents

Parents

SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Drake/Josh

50

(DISN)

Dog

A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm Good Luck

Jessie ’

53

(FAM)

’70s Show

’70s Show

››‡ “Twilight” (2008) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson.

60

(LIFE)

Wife Swap ’ Å

56

(AMC)

›› “The Cave” (2005, Horror) Cole Hauser.

301

(HBO)

››› “Napoleon Dynamite” (2004)

320

(MAX)

(3:05) ››› “Hanna”

FRIDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30

COMCAST

(8-ABC)

9

(6-CBS)

11

(35-FOX) Maury Å

12

(12-NBC) News

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

’70s Show

Seinfeld ’

’70s Show

Wife Swap ’ Å

Auction

Melissa

Seinfeld ’

The First 48 Å

Auction

Dance Moms Å

Auction Kings ’ Å

5:30

Dance Moms Å

(:35) ›› “Lake Placid” (1999) ‘R’

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

Big Bang

NCIS Stakeout ’ Å Big Bang

The First 48 (N) Å

7:30

Rules

30 Rock ’

Funniest Home Videos

Simpsons Friends ’ Rules

Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Giants

Psych Å (DVS)

Law-SVU

NBA Basketball: Clippers at Nuggets

King of the Nerds Å

Conan (N) Å

The Nerds

After the First 48 (N)

(:01) The First 48 Å

First 48 Bellator

Auction

Auction

Property

Property

Auction

Auction

Property

See Dad

See Dad

Full House

Full House

The Nanny

The Nanny

Friends ’

Friends ’

Friends

Austin

A.N.T. Farm Jessie ’

A.N.T. Farm Jessie ’

Wizards

›› “Charlie St. Cloud” (2010, Drama) Zac Efron.

The 700 Club ’ Å

Prince

Project Runway Å

Project Runway A Sticky Situation (N)

Double

Double

Double

Runway

The Walking Dead

Comic Men

Freakshow

Immortal

Comic Men

Real Sex

In Bruges

Good Luck

›› “The Lucky One” (2012) ‘PG-13’

Immortal

Comic Men

Admission

Girls Å

Enlightened Cathouse

››‡ “Meet the Fockers” (2004) ‘PG-13’ Å

8 PM

8:30

9 PM

›› “Volcano” (1997) ‘PG-13’ Å

9:30

Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å

Table

Redskins

SportsNet

SportsNet

Wizards

NBA Basketball: Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets. (Live)

Dr. Phil ’ Å

8 News

8 News

News

ABC News

Wheel

Jeopardy!

The Dr. Oz Show (N) ’

News

News

News

10 PM

NBA Basketball: Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics. (N) (Live) Last Man

Malibu

Good Luck

Freakshow

Around

Divorce

Tonight Show w/J. Leno

Auction

ACC

NBA

Two Men

News

Bellator MMA Live (N) ’ (Live)

NFL Live (N) Å Cavalier

Two Men

Auction

“Secret of the Wings” (2012) ‘G’ Å

(:45) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (2011) Å

5 PM

NCIS ’ Å

iMPACT Wrestling (N) ’ Å

›› “Christine” (1983, Horror) Keith Gordon. Å

››‡ “Final Destination 5” ‘R’

Family Guy

The First 48 Fatal Call

King

Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic

(USA)

King

News at 10

Law & Order: SVU

33

The First 48 Å

SportsNet

News

NBC News

King

Redskins

(:01) Elementary Å

News

Friends ’

SportCtr

ACC

(:01) Person of Interest

Inside Ed.

Tiger

SportsCenter (N) Å

(:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live

Glee (N) Å (DVS)

(57-PBS) Caillou

MARCH 7, 2013 11 PM 11:30 12 AM News

Big Bang

24

Enlightened

(:02) Scandal ’ Å

American Idol Finalists Announced (N)

Wild Kratts

Wife Swap

Grey’s Anatomy Å

Big Bang

News

(:01) Dance Moms Å

Zero Hour Chain (N) ’

CBS6 News Extra (N)

WordGirl

8

SportsTalk

Big Bang

(23-PBS) Fetch! With

(CSN)

10:30

CBS News

News

Prince

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

10 PM SportsNet

Wizards

The 700 Club ’ Å

(:45) ››‡ “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004)

College Basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan State. Basketball

Friends ’

(:31) “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

FamFeud

23

(ESPN)

Shake It

Judge Judy Judge Judy FamFeud

Walker, Texas Ranger

7

Friends ’

Austin

America’s Supernanny

›› “Hall Pass” (2011) ’ ‘R’ Å

NFL Live (N) Å

Jeopardy!

Friends ’

Good Luck

›››‡ “The Descendants” (2011) ‘R’ Å

Banshee ’ Å

Duck D.

Amish Mafia ’ Å

The Nanny

››‡ “Twilight” (2008) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson.

Wife Swap ’ Å

Men-Work Duck D.

››‡ “The Guardian” (2006) Kevin Costner.

Amish Mafia The Devil’s Cut: Unshunned (N) Å

“Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy”

(:15) ››› “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Å

5:30

COMCAST

Rules C. Rose

Psych (N) Å (DVS)

34

Friends ’

Friends ’

Easy Yoga Pain

NCIS Cover Story Å Friends ’

Currents

Simpsons

NCIS Devil’s Triangle ’

(USA)

4

Late Show W/Letterman

Survivor: Caramoan

American Idol The female semifinalists perform. (N)

33

Divorce

SportsNet

Big Bang

24

8

(:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live

CBS6 News Extra (N)

Electric

(CSN)

News

Big Bang

WordGirl

(ESPN)

Halls Fame

CBS News

(23-PBS) Fetch! With

7

SportsCenter (N) Å

SportsTalk

FamFeud

23

4

MARCH 6, 2013 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

Judge Judy Judge Judy FamFeud

Walker, Texas Ranger

Poseidon

10:30

Shark Tank (N) ’

SportsNet

10:30

“Serena the Sexplorer”

MARCH 8, 2013 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

NBA Basketball: Rockets at Warriors SportsTalk

(:01) 20/20 ’ Å

Table

Redskins

News

(:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live

SportsNet

CBS News

CBS6 News Extra (N)

Undercover Boss (N) ’

Golden Boy Young Guns

Blue Bloods (N) Å

News

Late Show W/Letterman

Judge Judy Judge Judy FamFeud

FamFeud

Big Bang

Big Bang

Kitchen Nightmares (N)

Touch Broken (N) Å

News at 10

Two Men

Two Men

Inside Ed.

News

NBC News

Ent

Inside Ed.

Fashion Star

Grimm Face Off (N) ’

Rock Center

News

Tonight Show w/J. Leno

Judge Alex

Judge Mathis ’ Å

Judge B.

News

There Yet?

Payne

Rules

30 Rock ’

Law Order: CI

Chris

Chris

Funniest Home Videos

News

Business

Walker, Texas Ranger

News

News

FOX First

Nikita Reunion (N) Å

Cult Being Billy (N) ’

TMZ (N) ’

How I Met

How I Met

WGN News at Nine (N)

How I Met

How I Met

King

Funniest Home Videos

Simpsons Friends ’ Rules

23

(23-PBS) Fetch! With

WordGirl

Electric

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Washington McLaughlin Suze Orman’s Money Class Financial strategies.

24

(57-PBS) Caillou

Tiger

Super Why! Dinosaur

Charlie Rose ’ Å

Expeditions Rudy Maxa

Doo Wop Discoveries (My Music) ’ Å

Doc Martin City Slickers

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Great Perf.

Law & Order: SVU

CSI: Crime Scene

After Lately

Wild Kratts

33

(USA)

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

34

(TNT)

The Mentalist ’ Å

The Mentalist Red Hot

The Mentalist ’ Å

The Mentalist Red Moon

›››‡ “Inglourious Basterds” (2009, War) Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent. Å (DVS)

35

(WTBS)

Friends ’

37

(A&E)

Dog the Bounty Hunter

39

(SPIKE)

Gangland

Friends ’

Friends ’

King

Dog the Bounty Hunter

(:39) Gangland Most Notorious Å

Seinfeld ’

Seinfeld ’

Family Guy

Family Guy

›› “Failure to Launch” (2006) Å (DVS)

Dog the Bounty Hunter

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

(5:51) Gangland Å

››‡ “The Transporter 2” (2005, Action) ’

Bering Sea Gold Dirtville

Bering Sea Gold Å

King

Seinfeld ’

44

(DISC)

Yukon Men ’ Å

Bering Sea Gold Å

49

(NICK)

Parents

Parents

SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Turtles

50

(DISN)

Dog

Austin

Austin

Austin

Good Luck

53

(FAM)

’70s Show

’70s Show

’70s Show

’70s Show

60

(LIFE)

Flip This House Å

Hoarders Å

56

(AMC)

(2:30) ›› “Predator 2”

›››‡ “Predator” (1987) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Å

301

(HBO)

›› “Battleship” (2012) Taylor Kitsch. ’ ‘PG-13’

320

(MAX)

Dragon

28

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

Dallas Å The Office

The Office

There Yet?

Duck D.

Duck D.

Duck D.

›› “Transporter 3” (2008) Jason Statham. Premiere. ’

Bellator MMA Live ’

Gold Rush - The Dirt (N)

Yukon Men (N) ’ Å

Bering Sea Gold (N) ’

Yukon Men ’ Å

Bering Gold

Turtles

Turtles

Full House

The Nanny

The Nanny

Friends ’

Friends ’

A.N.T. Farm ’ Å

Jessie ’

Jessie (N)

Jessie ’ Å

Dog

Good Luck

A.N.T. Farm Shake It

Good Luck

Funniest Home Videos

Funniest Home Videos

Funniest Home Videos

Funniest Home Videos

Funniest Home Videos

The 700 Club ’ Å

Prince

Hoarders Å

Hoarders Å

Hoarders Å

Hoarders Å

Hoarders Å

(:01) Project Runway

Hoarders

The Walking Dead Clear

Comic Men

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

Banshee

Banshee

Jessie ’

Turtles

March 6, 2013

“Very Harold & Kumar 3D”

Full House

››‡ “Constantine” (2005, Fantasy) Keanu Reeves. Å

(:15) ››‡ “Tower Heist” (2011) Ben Stiller.

(:40) ›‡ “Taxi” (2004) Queen Latifah. ‘PG-13’

The Mechanicsville Local

Law & Order: SVU

A 60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo

››‡ “Wanderlust” (2012) ’ ‘R’

Game

(7:50) ››‡ “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004)

Quickies

Friends ’

Freakshow

Immortal Girls Å

Girls in Bed Lingerie ’


SATURDAY AFTERNOON 12 PM 12:30 1 PM

1:30

COMCAST 4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8 9

College Basketball: Syracuse at Georgetown. (N)

NHL Hockey: Washington Capitals at New York Islanders. (Live)

(8-ABC)

Raceline

WEN Hair

(6-CBS)

College Basketball

Cook Safe

(35-FOX) Paid Prog.

Paid Prog.

12

(12-NBC) LazyTown

Skiing

13

(65-CW)

Animal Atl.

(WGN)

Into Wild

Law Order: CI

23

(23-PBS) (9:30) Members’ Choice

24

(57-PBS) Thomas

Angelina

Athlete

Feel Good

Derm

Basketball

The Taste Seduction ’

College Basketball: UCLA at Washington. (N) (Live)

On Spot

(TNT)

Boston’s Finest Å

(WTBS)

(11:00) ››‡ “The Holiday” Å

37

(A&E)

Flipping Boston (N)

39

(SPIKE)

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8

(8-ABC)

Paid Prog.

9

(6-CBS)

College Basketball

SportCtr

NBA

NBA Basketball: Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder. (N)

Now Eat!

Cash Cab

13

(65-CW)

Law Order: CI

Antiques Roadshow

Kitchen

NCIS Lt. Jane Doe ’

NCIS Bait ’ Å

NASCAR Racing

›› “Brother Bear 2” (2006), Mandy Moore

PGA Tour Golf

››› “Doubt” (2008, Drama) Meryl Streep.

›‡ “Underclassman” (2005) Nick Cannon.

(11:00) “The Hot Chick”

››‡ “O” (2001)

23

(23-PBS) Moyers & Company ’

Currents

Real Va.

Members’ Choice

24

(57-PBS) Tiger

Martha

Arthur

Wild Kratts WordGirl

Sid

Cyberchase Electric

Back

››› “Knocked Up” (2007) Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl. Å

“The Ugly Truth” (2009)

34

(TNT)

Forensic

››› “Road to Perdition” (2002) Tom Hanks, Jude Law. Å

››› “The Town”

35

(WTBS)

(11:30) ››‡ “Mamma Mia!”

(:45) ››‡ “17 Again” (2009) Zac Efron. Å

My Big Fat

37

(A&E)

(11:00) ›››‡ “Ghost” (1990)

Barter Kings Å

Barter

(:10) ›› “Transporter 3” (2008) Jason Statham.

39

(SPIKE)

33

(:45) ›››‡ “Inception” (2010)

›› “Failure to Launch” (2006) Å (DVS)

(:01) ››‡ “The Transporter 2” (2005) ’

Victory

Paid Prog.

NHL Hockey: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals. (N)

(USA)

›› “The Invasion” (2007) Å

Beyond Scared Straight

(WGN)

15

Basketball

College Basketball: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest.

(35-FOX) › “The Hot Chick” (2002) Rob Schneider.

Law Order: CI

SportsCenter Special (N) Sport Sci.

College Lacrosse

(12-NBC) Cook Safe

College Basketball

MARCH 10, 2013 2:30 3 PM 3:30

2 PM

College Basketball: Illinois at Ohio State. (N) (Live)

College Lacrosse

12

This Old House Hr

35

4

11

“Mickey Blue Eyes”

Members’ Choice

34

1:30

PGA Tour Golf

Law Order: CI

(11:30) ››› “Inside Man” (2006) Å

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 12 PM 12:30 1 PM

COMCAST

Golf

›‡ “Queen of the Damned” (2002), Aaliyah

(USA)

33

College Basketball: Marquette at St. John’s. (N)

Action Sports ’ Å

11

15

MARCH 9, 2013 2:30 3 PM 3:30

2 PM

Beyond Scared Straight

Raymond Beyond Scared Straight

Barter Kings Å

Kitchen Nightmares ’

Kitchen Nightmares ’

Kitchen Nightmares ’

Kitchen Nightmares ’ Amish Mafia ’ Å

44

(DISC)

Property

Property

Property

Property

Auction

Auction

Auction

Auction

44

(DISC)

Silver Rush ’ Å

Amish Mafia ’ Å

Amish Mafia Holy War

49

(NICK)

Kung Fu

Kung Fu

Rangers

SpongeBob Parents

Parents

Parents

Parents

49

(NICK)

Victorious ’ Å

Winx Club

Monster

“Barbie in the Pink Shoes” (2013) Premiere. ’

50

(DISN)

Good Luck

Good Luck

Good Luck

Gravity

Gravity

Shake It

Shake It

50

(DISN)

“Ramona and Beezus”

Jessie ’

A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm Dog

53

(FAM)

(11:30) ››‡ “A Lot Like Love”

Coyote

53

(FAM)

(11:00) ›› “The Wedding Planner”

60

(LIFE)

“Special Delivery” (2008) Lisa Edelstein. Å

60

(LIFE)

The Client List Å

The Client List Å

56

(AMC)

“The Undefeated” Å

56

(AMC)

“Mad Max 2”

›‡ “Catwoman” (2004) Halle Berry. Å

301

(HBO)

(11:30) “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011)

301

(HBO)

Boxing

Fight Game Watch

320

(MAX)

(:15) ››› “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”

320

(MAX)

Rise Apes

››› “Bridesmaids” (2011) Kristen Wiig. ’ ‘NR’

(:40) ›› “Contraband” (2012) ‘R’

8:30

9 PM

MARCH 9, 2013 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

(ESPN) (CSN)

Constantin

John Guare ››‡ “I, Robot” (2004) Will Smith. ’ ‘PG-13’

SATURDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30 5 PM

7

›› “The Boy She Met Online” (2010) Å

›››‡ “Predator” (1987) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Å

(:05) “Bad Girls From Valley High”

5:30

COMCAST 4

Gravity

›› “Letters to Juliet” (2010) Amanda Seyfried.

6 PM

6:30

Pool Boys

7 PM

7:30

8 PM

9:30

›‡ “When in Rome” (2010) Kristen Bell.

The Client List Å

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

10 PM

College Basketball: Missouri at Tennessee. (N)

College Basketball: Kansas at Baylor. (N) (Live)

College GameDay (N)

College Basketball

SportsNet

SportsNet

Table

Redskins

NBA Basketball: Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards.

10:30

College Basketball: Duke at North Carolina. (N) SportsNet

You Again ›‡ “Bride Wars”

“League-Gentle.” “Sherlock Holmes-Game”

SportsCenter (N) Å

SportCtr

Heckman/Martinez

8

(8-ABC)

ESPN Sports Saturday (N)

News

ABC News

Wheel

Jeopardy!

Once Upon a Time ’

20/20 ’ Å

News

(:35) CSI: Miami Broken

9

(6-CBS)

College Basketball: Notre Dame at Louisville. (N)

News

CBS News

Hollywood

Kids News

Person of Interest Å

48 Hours ’ Å

48 Hours Cold as Ice (N)

News

Box Office

11

(35-FOX) “Mickey Blue Eyes”

Big Bang

Two Men

Two Men

Cops (N)

The Following ’ (PA)

News at 10

Hell’s Kitchen ’ (PA)

12

(12-NBC) PGA Tour Golf

Chicago Fire Viral ’

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

Basketball

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Tuesday, March 19

FThe Arthritis Foundation is Continued from pg. 27  offering Tai Chi at the Church of 3rd annual Auction Sale from 5 the Redeemer in Mechanicsville. The to 7 p.m. at 11 Epworth Road. class meets from 1 to 2 p.m. on Donations for adults are $10., chil- Tuesdays through April 30. The prodren 10 and under, $5., and meals gram uses easy to learn, gentle movewill be served eat in, drive-through ments that improve physical strength, or take-out. Breakfast menu is pan- flexibility, balance, and well-being. cakes, sausage, bacon, apples, tea The fun and interactive classes are and coffee. The proceeds will go to suitable for every fitness level. Cost is $48. Pre-registration is required the church’s building fund. and class size is limited. Contact Jo Ann Widner, RN, at 370-3906 for Sunday, March 17 F Hanover Humane Society will information or to pre-register. set up a cat adoption stand at the FThe Hanover Republican Virginia Center PetSmart store from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit www.hanoverhu- Women’s Club’s monthly meetmanesociety.org for available ani- ing begins at 6 p.m. at the Calabash Seafood Restaurant mals and adoption information. MONDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30

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in Mechanicsville. The guest speaker will be Corey Stewart, Chairman At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and Republican candidate for Lt. Governor. For additional information about the meeting or becoming a member of the HRWC contact Lisa Bradford, President at rnbradford@hughes.net or visit our website at www.hrwomen.com.

information, call 746-7134. FHanover Humane Society will host a veterinary Wellness Clinic starting at 4 p.m. and concluding at 5:45 p.m. at its facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland. The clinic provides routine vaccines, heartworm testing, and other preventive services. The clinic does not treat sick or injured animals. No appointments. www. hanoverhumanesociety.org

Wednesday, March 20

FSt. Paul Lutheran Church midweek Lenten Worship Service begins at 7 p.m. at 8100 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville. For more information contact Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor at 427-7500 or www.saintpaul-lcms.com.

FMessiah Lutheran Church and All Souls Episcopal Church at 815 Atlee Road, will host weekly simple bread and soup suppers during Lent at 6:30 p.m. followed by a musical, meditative Taizé service. For more

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OBITUARY Continued from pg. 13 

Mary Utley UTLEY, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, 91, of Mechanicsville, departed this life on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Wesley Utley Sr. of Richmond. She is survived by three children, Keith Wesley Utley Jr. (Rita), Mary Lou Harrison, widow of the late James “Butch” Harrison, and William “Bill” Utley (Ann); six grandsons, Utley, Kevin, and Brandon Harrison, and Keith III, Michael and Chris Utley; five greatgrandchildren, Kalli, Ross, April, Dale, and Taylor; four sisters, Theo Verlander, Gladys Brown, Ellen Sauvager, Frances Lowery, and many nieces and nephews. The family received friends March 1 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where services were held March 2. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.

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MECHANICSVILLE CHURCHES ASSEMBLY OF GOD Mechanicsville Christian Center: Families encountering Christ Sun. 9 & 11AM, children’s ministries Wed. 7PM, students Sun. & Thurs. nights, small groups. 8061 Shady Grove Rd. www.mccag.org The Bridge – We want to build a Bridge to Christ, to spiritual maturity, and of hope to the world. Our vision is to be “less church, more fulfilling.” No matter where you are or what season of life you’re in, be our guest on Sunday mornings at 10:30. We are located at 8026 Walnut Grove Road, 442-6565. Please check us out online at thebridge2hope.org

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All Souls Episcopal Church Worshiping at Messiah Lutheran, 8154 Atlee Rd, SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:30am Holy Eucharist • 10:45am Christian Ed Nursery Provided • 804-559-9302 Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 7pm The Rev. Amelie Allen Wilmer, Vicar Email: allsoulsepiscopalva@gmail.com Visit our website: www.allsoulsva.org Immanuel Episcopal Welcomes You! 779-3454 3263 Old Church Rd. Sun 9a&11a Holy Eucharist. Adult Ed.-10a, Children’s Ed.-11:30a, Nursery 10-12. Refreshments at 12:15p. immanueloc.org

The Episcopal Church of the Creator 7159 Mechanicsville Pike, 746-8765 Christ Centered, Biblically Focused 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Nursery provided @ 9:00 am & 10:15 am Christian Education 9:30-10:15 am www.creatorfamily.net email: creatorcontact@comcast.net

EVANGELICAL FRIENDS Hanover Evangelical Friends 6420 Mech Trnpk. 804-730-9512, friendlychurch.org Worship: Sundays 8:30 or 11am, w/Sunday School @ 9:45. Daily preschool & after school child care.

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST Hanover Baptist Church ( 3 mi from Va Ctr Commons Mall). Practical Bible preaching & conservative, sacred music. Active teens & children’s master club. Family oriented & God-centered. Emphasize personal salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior. 798-7190 www.hbcva.org LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH 4000 Creighton Rd., 1.8 mi. west of I295. "The Church With Your Family At Heart" Sunday School 9:45; Worship 11:00 Evening Service 6:00; Wednesday Evening AWANA (KJV) 7pm, Prayer Service 7:30 Pastor Don Sumpter. Find out more on our web: landmarkbaptistrichmond.org Rural Point Baptist Church 6548 Studley Road, 730-3226 www.ruralpointbaptist.com

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INDEPENDENT CHRISTIAN Fairmount Christian Church, 559-8070 6502 Creighton Rd. Sunday AM Worship Traditional 8:15 & 11:00, Contemporary 9:30 & 11:00, Bible School at 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00. Rick Raines, Senior Minister; Chris Santasiere, Associate Minister; Mike Langley, Associate Minister; Tracy Thomas, Worship & Music Minister; Mike Campbell, Youth Minister; Rose Williams, Children’s Director. fairmountchristian.org Gethsemane Church of Christ 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM 804-779-2044 Bill Wines, Senior Minister www.gethsemanechristian.org

LUTHERAN Messiah Lutheran Church & School 8154 Atlee Rd. 746-7134 www.mlcas.org Sunday Service- 8:00 am & 11am, Sun. School 9:30. Preschool for 3 -5 yr olds. Child Care 7am-6pm St Paul Lutheran Church (LCMS) 427-7500 8100 Shady Grove Rd, saintpaul-lcms.com Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor; Sunday School 9:15am, Worship Service 10:30am, Nursery Available.

NAZARENE Hanover Church of the Nazarene 8391 Atlee Rd, (hanoverlife.com) Atlee Christian Academy -- PK-5th grade atleechristianacademy.com (746-3900)

PRESBYTERIAN MECHANICSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN Atlee and Signal Hill Rd. Nancy Clark, Interim Pastor Tel. 746-5496; www.mechpres.org You are welcome to join us on Sundays: 9 am Contemporary 10 am Sunday School Classes 11 am Traditional SALEM Presbyterian Church - Loving members, biblically-based teaching & preaching. Join us in our historic sanctuary! Worship 11AM, fellowship after. 5394 Studley Rd. Pastor: Sandi Shaner 746-0732

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Meadowbridge Seventh-Day Adventist Church 7400 Antique Lane Mechanicsville, Saturday Services: Sabbath School, 9:30am. Worship Service 11am. Wed. evening Prayer Meeting & Kids Clubs for Children of all ages, 7pm. Church phone #746-2788

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Black Creek Baptist Church , 6289 McClellan Rd. Sunday School, 9am; Worship 10:15am (Nursery prov.); Wed. night prayer service 7pm. 1st & 3rd Wed. Children in Action, Preschool to 5th grade, 6:45-7:45pm. Dr. Darden Battle, Pastor, Youth Pastor, Reverend Craig Secor & Chris Thomas, Music Director. Church 781-0330. www.blackcreek.org

New Hope Baptist - Located at 5452 Spotslee Circle, Mechanicsville. Sunday school 9:45 am, Morning worship 10:30 am, afternoon 1pm, Wednesday Prayer & Bible study 7:30 pm. L. Ronald Staley, Pastor. For more info 321-2110. www.sovereigngraceinmechanicsville.org

Broadus Memorial Baptist Church , 5351 Pole Green Rd. Mechanicsville 23116. 8:45am Traditional Worship 10am Bible Study for all ages, 11am Contemporary Worship, Phil Peacock, Pastor. #779-2700 broaduschurch.org Cool Spring Baptist Church 9283 Atlee Station Rd. For info, activities & worship times visit www.cool spring.org or call 746-0800 FCC - Fellowship Community Church Teaching the Word of God and watching for the miraculous. Hanover High School 9:45am www.fellowshipcc.com Grace United Family Church “Where Grace Unites Us” 8700 Bell Creek Road Mechanicsville 23116 Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Visit us on Facebook Contact: 335-6728 /graceunitedfc@gmail.com “Come as you are” -- See you Sunday! Glenn Hawkins, Pastor Hillcrest Baptist Church 11342 Hanover Courthouse Rd. 730-1500. Wed Eve 6 p.m.-Dinner & Study, Sun 11am Svc 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. hbchanover.org Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Rd, 746-7253 Dr. Rev.Tim Madison Sunday Schedule: 8:30am Contemporary Worship, 9:45 Bible Study & 11am Traditional Worship New Bethesda Baptist Church 9019 New Bethesda Rd. 779-2101 Todd Combee, Pastor Sunday School 9:30AM, Worship 10:45 am. Bible Study/Youth activities; 6:00 pm Wednesday Dinner/Prayer/Youth/Children 6pm www.newbethesda.org New Highland Baptist Church Worship 8:30 am & 11 am, Sunday School 9:45am Pastor Robert Lee 9200 New Ashcake Road, Mech. 550-9601 www.newhighlandbaptist.org Shalom Baptist Church 6395 Mech Trnpk 746-7737 Rev. Mark Miller Sunday School 9:45am, Worship 11am, Wed. 6:30pm Children Bible Study / Youth Alyx Christian, Minster to Children Jean M. Dart, Music shalombaptist.net

UNITED METHODIST Enon United Methodist Church 6156 Studley Rd; 746-4719 Rev. Dr. Jeff Harlow, Pastor Rev. Sandra Stanley, Director of Children & Youth Join us for Sunday School, for all ages, 9:45am Worship Service at 11am (Nursery provided) enonchurch@verizon.net www.enonumc.org Lebanon United Methodist Church, 8492 Peaks Rd, 746-0980, R. Spencer Broce, Pastor Sunday Worship 9am & 11am (Nursery Provided) Sunday School all ages. 10 am. Staff Youth Director. www.lebanonumc.org Mechanicsville United Methodist Church 7356 Atlee Road, Join us for Sunday School at 9:45AM, Worship at 8:30 & 11 am. & Wed. night worship service at 6:45pm. Kerry D. Boggs, Pastor. 746-5118 Shady Grove United MethodistCelebrate Christ on Sunday Mornings. Traditional worship: 8:15 & 11:00. Contemporary worship: 9:45, Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00- All Ages. Nursery for preschoolers at all services. Corner of Meadowbridge & Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville. Jay Kelchner Pastor. 746-9073 shadygroveumc.org

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Social Services officers discuss benefits, demand in demand for the agency’s ser- Cold Harbor District while Fuller is from Mechanicsville. vices. Lynn H. Saunders and David Four-year terms are appointed With a mission to help those by the Hanover County Board who are least able to help them- W. Fuller moved into their new of Supervisors. selves, the newly-elected chair positions on July 27. Both are Saunders, in the role and vice chair of the Hanover now in their seventh year on of chair, said she sees firstCountySocialServicesAdvisory the board. see NEED, pg. 25 ` Saunders represents the Board talked about the increase

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Local teen taking talents to Texas By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com Abram Dean’s “first real thing” in terms of performing paid off earlier this year when he captured the title of Hanover Junior Idol. Thanks to some encouragement from his mom Debbie Lunsford, he took the leap into the world of music. And now the 16-year-old from Mechanicsville is preparing to move to Texas to pursue his dream. On Aug. 20, Abram and his mother will head to Dallas where he has been accepted to study — and hone his skills — with the Linda Septien Entertainment Group. Debbie said she suggested Abram enter the Hanover Arts and Activities Centersponsored Idols competition because he “wants to get into this music thing, so let’s see TEEN, pg. 14 `

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Taylor Dragum, Alex Goleski, Laci Miller, Courtney Chenault and Madison Cox cheer on the Atlee All-Stars on Saturday, July 31, during the opening game of the Tournament of State Champions at Mitch Stadium near Huntington, W.Va. For more, see Sports, page 32.

School district again expects full accreditation For the ninth consecutive year, Hanover County Public Schools will again receive 100 percent full accreditation. According to Dale S. Theakston, communications specialist, the accreditation is determined based on the 200910 Standards of Learning assessments. Preliminary information from the Virginia Department of Education indicates the accreditation status. Final accreditation reports are expected on Sept. 15.

County receives VACo honor Hanover County has been recognized by the Virginia Association of Counties as the recipient of the 2010 Achievement Award for the Dominion Resources Greentech Incubator. The county was honored for its model local government program in the category of Community/Economic

Development. VACo received 60 entries for the statewide contest. Former Hanover County assistant administrator Marilyn Blake joined Lane Ramsey, former Chesterfield County administrator, and Tedd Povar, associate director of the Virginia Institute of Government, in judging this see HONOR, pg. 4 `

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No fencing with questions of safety at RIR By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com The devastating crash during the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway has initiated questions of spectator safety nationally. Over two dozen race fans were injured by flying debris when the car driven by rookie Kyle Larson flew into the protective fencing. The residual impact of that incident at Daytona was felt at every race track across the country and attention has not only become focused on how such an event could occur but if it could happen elsewhere. Accidents are an everyday part of NASCAR and wrecks at the longer superspeedways often result in mechanical carnage. However, it is extremely rare when such events carry into the realm of bystanders. At Daytona, parts of Larson’s car traveled either through or over the protective fencing with disastrous results. Remarkably, no one was killed and none of the 12 drivers involved were injured in the crash, including Larson, who climbed from his Chevrolet which had nothing remaining beyond the fire wall. The odds of everything aligning perfectly to create the outcome at Daytona are astronomical. Nearing the finish line, the tight pack of competitors was driving four wide on the steeply angled track. The wreck began

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A wreck during the season opening Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway left 28 fans injured when Kyle Larson’s car flew into the protective fence strewing parts into the stands. The incident opened questions about safety at other tracks around the country including Richmond International Raceway, above. While such accidents are extremely rare, being prepared is they key and RIR continually reevaluates its safety plans and equipment.

when Regan Smith moved to block Brad Keselowski. The two made contact and began to slide sending the rest of the drivers into a chaotic scramble to avoid a collision. As a result, Larson T-boned the side of Keselowski’s car and went into a spin setting up a nearly head on collision with Brian Scott and Justin Allgier. It appears that

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impact began the disintegration of the front end of Larson’s car, sending one tire rocketing skyward. Likewise, the angle of the track, multi-car turbulence and speed propelled Larson into an airborne spin. The car then struck the fence at the crossover gate, which is arguably the weakest point in the barrier because there are no high tension support cables

running though that area as elsewhere around the track. The fencing tore away under the full weight of the car and the configuration of the gate area may have contributed to the further disintegration of Larson’s front end sending debris flying into the stands. While scrutiny was placed on how the injuries occurred, less attention was focused on

the actions of the track’s emergency response team and the fact that, for the most part, the fence did was it was supposed to do; prevent the car itself from reaching the seats. While one tire and smaller parts did injure spectators, the engine and major front end components of Larson’s vehicle were stopped just inside the fence area. Richmond International

Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier was in Daytona but had left the track before the accident occurred. Watching the replays on television, Bickmeier’s thoughts gradually turned to Richmond. “Everything goes through your mind,” he said. “If I were back here, knowing all the preparation that our team goes through in regards to handling a major incident like that.” Bickmeier said it was such preparation that prevented the outcome of Daytona from being much worse. “I know that the medical personnel, the track workers, got a lot of praise for how coordinated the effort was, the work they did to get to the injured parties and everything. That makes you feel good. The things you practice and train for and put in place really did work.” While accidents happen every week in motorsports, it is extremely rare when fan injuries are a result. Nine spectators were injured in 2009 when the car of Carl Edwards flew into the catch fence at Talladega in an accident similar to Daytona. In the 1990s, six fans were killed in two separate accidents involving high speed racing. Three spectators died at Charlotte during an IndyCar Series race in 1999 while the same number of fatalities occurred in a 1998 CART U.S. 500 race at Michigan. see FENCE, pg. 35 `


Sports drives both fans and local business

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From left: RIR President Dennis Bickmeier, Hanover Business Council chair Mark Creery, Richmond Flying Squirrels General Manager Bill Papierniak and Sports Backers Director of Sponsorship and Development Jeff Fitch address local business members during a breakfast meeting at Randolph-Macon College.

the area through RIR Cares. Likewise, the Flying Squirrels works with local schools and Sports Backers promotes youth programs. Yet, much of what each sports business does is more community based.

R-MC wins NCAA opener 69-60 By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com The Randolph-Macon College Men’s Basketball team took advantage of 84.6-percent shooting from the foul line, including 6-for-6 down the stretch to capture a 69-60 victory over Stevens Institute of Technology in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx, NY. The win assured R-MC of their sixth consecutive 20-win season. Senior forward Lamar Giggetts led all scorers with 19 points in the contest while sophomores’ Marcus Badger

and Connor Sullivan added 14 and 10 points respectively. Sophomore Joe Hassell and junior Andre Simon scored nine points each. The contest marked the second consecutive game senior center Dylan Cole has not played due to an ankle injury suffered in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference semifinals. R-MC head coach Nathan Davis lists Cole as day to day. However, Davis is pleased with how the other Yellow Jackets have stepped up in Cole’s absence. “I think they’ve been playing well, Akeem (Holmes) and Dre (Simon) and Joe; see NCAA, pg. 35 `

“For the three of us, we’re looking for people to get outdoors and spend time with their family,” Papierniak said. “Whether you’re going to run a race, watch a race or watch a ballgame, any of those things it’s about spending time with family.” As such, the trio draws huge numbers to the Richmond area which, in effect, helps to drive local businesses. Each sports property presents a unique and successful strategy to involve the pubic. Besides being a host for baseball, the Flying Squirrels has developed one of the most successful Kids Clubs among professional sports. “It’s free to join and we have right now about 25,000 members,” Papierniak said. “It’s larger than almost any club as far as kid’s clubs that I know of whether that’s major or minor sports. I don’t know if there’s a bigger one out there.” A kids club with 25,000 members attracts many times that number of family members to the

Richmond area. For two weekends a year, RIR puts on Virginia’s largest sporting event drawing international media coverage through NASCAR. The immediate residual effect is business increases for area hotels and restaurants, but the track also invests back into the region through what they call Own the Home. “That strategic initiative is really about engaging the local community and our connectivity to the local community, not just on the charity side, but spending money in the community,” Bickmeier said. Over the past 15 months, RIR has completed nearly $10,000,000 in capital improvement projects with 80 to 90 percent done by local contractors. They also recently changed over to a local advertising agency. Likewise, the track started promoting the area to fans the minute they arrive in town through greeters and signs at the airport, rental car counters and local restaurants. “We draw

a lot of tourism and we draw a lot of people from outside the region,” Bickmeier said. “When they come here we want them to know they’re in Richmond and they’re in a big event.” Bickmeier also pointed out that the NASCAR races present far more important prospects for local economic leaders. “It’s a good opportunity to show people who may be interested in relocating their business here what we have to offer from a sport and entertainment standpoint as well,” Bickmeier said. “If you look at the sponsors of our cars, they’re Fortune 500 companies,” he added. “The CEOs of those companies come to the races because they want to see what their investment is doing on the race track. They’re here. You have them captive, take advantage of that opportunity to showcase our area.” Often overlooked is the economic impact and business opportunities created by Sports Backers events. The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k draws 40,000 runners and their families to the Richmond area each year. Likewise, in its fourth year of existence, Dominion Riverrock has become the nation’s largest outdoor lifestyle event, drawing

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By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com Athletics is often considered an important part of life for fans living in Central Virginia, however, sports are rarely thought of as a driving force behind area businesses. An early morning meeting of the Hanover Business Council, on Thursday at Randolph-Macon College, did it’s best to persuade local businessmen and businesswomen of the later. Richmond Flying Squirrels General Manager Bill Papierniak joined forces with Richmond International Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier and Sports Backers Director of Sponsorship and Development Jeff Fitch to conduct a presentation on why sports are an important economic factor throughout the area. The charity work of each Richmond sports business has been evident for years. “All of our properties do a great job of in-kind donations as well as monetary donations,” Bickmeier said. Last year RIR alone donated approximately $400,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout

65,000 people to the area. “By and far sports tourism is the primary draw of overnight visitation in Richmond,” Fitch said. Sports Backers also played a major role in Richmond being voted as the best city in America for outdoor enthusiasts by Outdoor Magazine last October. Fitch pointed out that such results make a major impact on companies when it comes to thoughts of relocation. “Quality of life and the opportunities for employees to be active and to live an active lifestyle, to live a high quality of life, is one of the things that determine where they either want to grow their business or place their business,” he said. Each of the three sports business leaders also indicated local sports tourism will grow further when the Washington Redskins move their training camp to Richmond. “There’s a lot of opportunities and I think we’ll just scratch the surface this year,” Bickmeier said. While sports provide a relaxing escape for all involved, their residual impact on the local economy cannot be overlooked.

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Local trio takes VIS state basketball titles

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By Dave Lawrence For The Mechanicsville Local After the end of last year, three Hanover County basketball stars, with promising high school careers ahead of them, left their respective schools in search of greater opportunity. They cashed in guaranteed local star status for new schools, new teams, new challenges, a lot of optimism and a lot of uncertainty. Two of the players, Nick Douglas and Justin Peebles, left Hanover High School for Christchurch School in Middlesex County. The third, Raymon Minor, left Patrick Henry for Benedictine. Both teams cleaned up in the Virginia Independent Schools last week, winning upset victories Saturday to claim their respective division state titles. Douglas and Peebles played most of the second-seeded Seahorses’ 57-49 overtime victory over top-seed Virginia Episcopal to claim the VIS Division II title. Minor likewise played most of the game in the fourth-seeded Cadets’ 62-56 victory over No. 2 Bishop O’Connell. Both games

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were played at Virginia State University. All three had the potential to be the big stars at their respective Hanover County schools, but all three sought environments that would push them to become even better. “I looked into Christchurch academically and for basketball. I just decided it was the best spot for me,” said Douglas. “At Christchurch you have your own dorm with a parent. They make sure you are doing your work. It’s more structured than a normal public school. It’s a better fit for me.” Minor, a football and basketball standout at Patrick Henry, was also interested in a more rigorous environment. “I just wanted to go somewhere to better myself,” Minor said. “At PH, they couldn’t really get me where I wanted to be, so I had to transfer. I still love everybody there. They still come to support me – my coach comes to support me. … It’s all good.” Minor could have been a senior, but is repeating his junior year at Benedictine. The goal, for him and the others, is to get better prepared for college

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A trio of Hanover County basketball players transferred to private schools last fall and reaped the rewards on Saturday. Former Patrick Henry standout Raymon Minor, (32) above left, along with Hanover standouts Nick Douglas, (5) left, and Justin Peebles, (15) above, made major contributions as their respective teams won VIS state companionships at Virginia State University. Minor and the Benedictine Cadets knocked off #2 seed Bishop O’Connell for the Division I title while Christchurch, with Douglas and Peebles, upset Virginia Episcopal for the Division II state championship.

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and more. “It’s harder classes, pushing me every day,” Minor said. “It’s really college classes, getting me ready for college, SAT classes. … I’m around good people, an all-boys’ school, military. If I want to go into the Army or whatever, I can go there.” Douglas and Peebles transferred to Christchurch together with Manchester’s Devin Robinson. Ironically, Peebles’ journey began when he met

Seahorse coach Ben Thompson at a tournament at Benedictine. “Coach Thompson talked to us after the game,” Peebles said. “I looked into [transferring] immediately after. [Douglas] was already looking into it before me. … His dad told my parents about it and we decided on it together.” All three had to get used to sharing the spotlight on their new teams. “Their roles definitely

changed coming in,” Thompson said of Douglas and Peebles. “It’s tough at first, but they gradually accepted their roles. Both of them were big-time scorers, I guess, at Hanover. Then to come here and sacrifice a lot for the betterment of themselves and for the betterment of a team and a team goal was huge. They’re reaping the benefit right now.” The transfers have had significant impact on their respective teams’ fortunes. Robinson led the Seahorses with a double-double – 21 points and 11 rebounds. Douglas and Peebles both helped keep the ball moving on offense and combined for eight of the Seahorses’ 26 rebounds. Minor led the Cadets with nine rebounds and scored eight points. Benedictine coach Robert Churchwell III said the Minor’s

impact was “huge.” “He’s an incredible player,” Churchwell said. “He’s working hard, getting better every day. He’s a leader out there.” While Hanover managed to reach the Central Region playoffs this year, the Hawks were knocked out in the first round. Patrick Henry did not survive the Colonial District tournament. Going from teams with fairly dim postseason chances to state champions was quite a change. “It’s crazy. We had a good team,” Minor said. “[Patrick Henry] won districts one time, but not a state championship. It’s my first time coming to a state championship, first time making it to the playoffs in football.” But it was a good change. “I’m just glad we won a state championship,” Peebles said.


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The odds of a similar accident occurring at RIR are exponentially greater than the those which created the perfect storm of a wreck at Daytona. Because of the narrower track, drivers in Richmond rarely force a fourwide pack heading down the front stretch. Likewise, because of the ¾ mile configuration, drivers rarely exceed 160 miles per hour. In recent history, the only accident to bring a car into contact with the fencing at RIR occurred during the September 2005 Busch Series race when Mike Wallace turned the car driven by Martin Truex Jr. onto its side along the back stretch. In that instance, both cars were coming out of turn two when Wallace forced Truex into the wall. Wallace’s car then continued to press against Truex until he was forced up the wall and onto his side, sliding the length of the back stretch. Though Truex’s car never became airborne, as it slid on its side, the front right tire did briefly connected with the fenc-

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they’ve been playing well,” Davis said. “When someone goes down, someone else has to step up.” R-MC took an early 11-6 lead against Stevens only to see the Ducks rally to tie the game at 13-13 with under 10 minutes to play in the first half. However, the Yellow Jackets responded with a 22-13 run to take a 36-25 lead into the locker room. In the second half, R-MC continued to widen the margin, taking their biggest lead at 16 points with under 18 minutes remaining in the game. But the Ducks, from nearby Hoboken, NJ, refused to go down without a fight. Stevens battled back with a 21-4 run of

Photo by Jason D. Smith courtesy of RIR

The protective fencing at RIR, as at every NASCAR track, is backed by tension cables to prevent fan injuries during wrecks. Before every event, the fencing and track are both inspected as an added safety measure.

ing then bounced away and no debris appeared to reach the stands. Furthermore, because the accident occurred along the backstretch during a Busch Series race, the seats were unoccupied. If the Daytona accident brings about any changes in NASCAR they will not come overnight. “I think it’s prob-

ably going to be a little bit of a process,” Bickmeier said. “I think we’ve got to wait until our company and NASCAR look at what happened before we start hearing some things at the other tracks.” Late last week NASCAR was still investigating the Daytona accident and were in the process of reconstructing Larson’s

car, examining video replays and consulting fence experts to discover what went wrong. NASCAR announced they will have an evaluation completed in time to implement changes before their next superspeedway race at Talladega in May. They will then determine if changes need to made at other tracks around the country.

their own to tie the game 46-46 with 10:50 to play. Neither team yielded down the stretch as Stevens found an answer for every Yellow Jacket basket. Badger finally pushed RMC’s lead to three points, 63-60 on a jumper with 54 seconds remaining then along with Simon went 6-for-6 from the line to seal the win. “It was very physical,” Davis said. “I thought both teams competed and we fortunately made a few more plays down the stretch than they did.” With the win, the Yellow Jackets advance to the round of 32 and will travel north once again, to face Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Ma. on Mar. 9. WPI comes into the contest with a with a 26-2 record

and ranked #4 by D3hoops. com. Their two losses came in back-to-back games against Springfield and MIT, both of whom made the NCAA field. Over the course of the season, the Engineers played five teams in the tournament field. However, that group went 1-4 in the opening round. In comparison, RandolphMacon played seven teams in the field, which went 4-3 in the first weekend of play. Having played the fifth toughest schedule in the country could continue to pay dividends for the Yellow Jackets as they go further into the NCAA tournament. “I would like to think it helps as far as having played against good people, it’s nothing new,” Davis said. “It’s certainly easier and more convenient to play at

home but there’s not much you can do about it. You’ve got to go play.” As of Monday afternoon the R-MC coaches had not seen film of WPI but expected to receive the tapes by later in the day or early Tuesday morning. WPI is a very young team with only two seniors and two juniors. The Engineers play in the NEWMAC and are led by a pair of sophomore guards Marco Coppola, 16.0 points per game and Sam Longwell, 12.8 ppg. Junior forward Ryan Kolb averages 13.8 ppg and six rebounds. As a team, WPI shoots .454 percent from the floor and .375 from 3-point range while holding opponents to .405 shooting. R-MC had not completed travel plans for the nine hour trip to Worcester, Ma. and the

Bickmeier pointed out that safety in NASCAR is an ever evolving process perpetuated by events such as the accident at Daytona. Sixty years ago, the track in Richmond was surrounded by wooden fences which eventually evolved into metal guardrails. “From guardrails to a wall to a fence, a bigger fence, to a bigger fence, to an even bigger fence,” Bickmeier said. Most recently, Steal and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barriers were installed along the backstretch at RIR following an accident that injured driver Jeff Gordon two years ago. “You plan and you prepare for everything but you learn every event, whether it’s your event or somebody else’s event,” Bickmeier said. “I think safety is always evolving.” Likewise, much of what track workers do goes unseen to the public or media. “Our guys inspect everything whether it be fencing, walking the track, the walls, whatever that is,” Bickmeier said. “So much of that goes undetected to the fans and the media but that’s what

our job is. Our job is fan safety. That’s what we do.” The track continually reviews and updates emergency measures to deal with incidents if they ever do occur. “We’re very coordinated with outside agencies,” Bickmeier said. “Putting these events on, people always look at it as two weekends a year. We work 365 days a year to prepare for those two races. “We don’t just pick up and do the same old stuff we did last year,” Bickmeier said. “We review last year and make improvements.” Last Sunday evening, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart made an unpublicized trip to the Halifax Health Medical Center to visit with fans that were injured in the Saturday race, which he won. Stewart’s victory lane celebration was highly subdued when he learned fans had been injured in the accident and he made the visit after being knocked out of the Daytona 500 early on Sunday. Stewart took exception to the incident being not only a driver but a team owner and the owner of Eldora Speedway in Ohio.

prediction of a midweek snow storm could complicate things further. “We’re still trying to figure that out,” Davis said. “We’re waiting on game times. We’ll probably have to leave on Thursday so we can practice on Friday.”

CABRINI 80, H-SC 78 A 3-poniter by the Tigers’ Greg Lewis (Hanover) lipped out at the buzzer allowing Cabrini to escape Hampden-Sydney with an 80-78 win. Lewis scored 13 points in the contest while teammate Harrison George led all scorers with 25. For complete game story go to www. mechlocal.com CNU 84, RUTGERS-NEWARK 72 Nik Biberaj scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Captains snap a five-game losing streak in the Division III tournament. VA. WESLEYAN 76, DEL. VALLEY 61 Tre Ford scored 20 points, and D.J. Woodmore added 15 as the Marlins beat the Aggies in the first round of the Division III tournament. VWC will face Christopher Newport in the second round this Saturday. EMORY 77, RANDOLPH 56: Colton Hunt scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Randolph (21-7) ended its season with a loss to the Eagles (206) in the first round of the Division III tournament at Atlanta. Jake Davis led Emory with 25 points.

Game information provided by Randolph-Macon College. RANDOLPH-MACON (20-9) – Simon9, Giggetts 19, Holmes 2,Badger 14, Sullivan10, Robinson0, Jackson0, Moore 2, Hassell 9, Walker 4, Hamilton 0. Totals 22 22-26 69. STEVENS INSTITUTE (22-6) – Skrelja 18, Jones 18, Gan 11, Sabatino 0, Thompson 11, McManamy 0, Meszaros 0, Schwartz 2. Totals 22 13- 17 60. 3-point goals – R-MC: Sullivan 3; SI: Skrelja, Jones, Thompson. Halftime – R-MC 35, Stevens Institute 26

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Residential for Rent ∫ APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED Efficiency- $550. mo + deposit. Includes utilities, dish network, bathroom, private entrance. No pets. No smoking. Available April 1st. Call 873-3023. King William - Colonial Square 2-bdrm, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer, excellent location. From $695/mo. $350 off 1st mths rent through 2012. Open 7-days a week by appt. Call 804-769-0867, www.colonial-squareapartments.com Windmill Way, 2-bedrooms, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher in the island, balcony or patio. From $815. www.windmill-way.com Open 7-Days a week by Appointment 804-340-2828

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HOUSES FURNISHED Old Mechanicsville -3 BR 2 BA - 7275 Grace Lane. New Heatpump & Central air. Available April 1st. $1000. month + deposit. Call 746-3780 for more information.

Call Diane with Hollins Specialties Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly Bonded and Insured 543-3971 Pixiedust Cleaning Services A wave of my wand & the dust will be gone! Comm/Res. Insured & Bonded # 61585968. Call for Free Estimate today!! Pixie Pierce 804-517-0173 T-N-T Cleaning Inc. offers regular & Spring cleaning for res/comm. & new construction. Bonded. Ins. Call 746-8805

HAULING Abandoned Junk Cars Wanted Pay $300 up to $1,000. Cash on the spot. No title needed. Same day pickup, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free towing. Lic. salvage dealer & vehicle remover. 804-247-5263

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Davis Financial Services, LLC Tax Preparation Serving Hanover & Surrounding Areas Convenient - I can come to You

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Business & Service Directory CHILD CARE Affordable Child Care for All Ages. Infants welcome. Mechanicsville Elementary School district. Lots of Experience. Call 804-445-4808 (must dial 804)

Childcare in my Mechanicsville home. Two full time, 6 weeks/ infants openings. Please call 804247-9231 for more information. FT/PT openings in a Great, Learning & Loving Day Care. 25 yrs exp. Call 909-2333.

CHILD CARE INFORMATION SERVICES Mother of 5 with over 20 years child care experience has immediate openings for full-time & after school care. Lots of activities. Mech. Bus line Lots of References. Call 441-5856

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FIREWOOD & FUEL Firewood - Oak & Hickory. Small & Large Load Delivered. 804-746-1281

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Bed - New Mattress Set in Plastic w/ warr. Full $99, Queen $109, King $189. Delivery/Lay -A-Way. Call 804-218-0680.

Education & Instruction ARTS & MUSIC GUITAR LESSONS -Beginners, Intermediate, Professional. No theory, just learning by ear. Bring a CD, I’ll teach you what you want to learn. $20 per half hour. Have guitar, great! Any style blues, rock, classic rock, progressive, metal... Call 723-5799 or 316-0866.

PIANO LESSONS! For Children and Adults. Beginners welcome. 22 years teaching experience. Hanover Courthouse area. Debbie Pompano 804-537-5433

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WANTED RESIDENTIAL ALL CASH for your house immediately.... Call Larry Powers with ERA Woody Hogg and Assoc at 804-740-9120

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2011 Cherokee 28A+KS 28’ Travel Trailer- Shed Kept, Very Clean. 2 Slides- kitchen & sofa sleeper slide & bunk bed. Queen master, Curtain privacy for sleeping areas. Awning, A/C unit, gas furnace. Refrig/freezer runs off elec/gas. Gas stove/oven, microwave. Extra supplies. $17,500. 804-854-3717.

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YARD & ESTATE SALES 23059 - Childrens clothing & toy consignment sale. Sat 3/9, 7:30 am-12:30 pm, 1/2 price sale 1-4 pm. Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Rd. www.Christchurchsale.org YARD SALE - Saturday March 9th, 8am-1pm 7458 Fullview Ave, 23111 Household items, toys Electronics, table/ 4-chairs & More!

SKILLED LABOR CONSTRUCTION Company seeking part time painters and carpenters for older home remodel work. Must have valid identification and be able to complete an application. Starting pay $10. - $14. per hour depending on experience. Call 804-647-1232.


HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS CARPENTRY Affordable Home Repairs Carpentry, Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows Gutters & Decks. Lic/Ins. Jim Martin, 347-3812

CHIMNEY CLEANING Hanover Chimney Sweeps - Serving area since 1981. Ins. Chimney & Gutter Cleaning. 746-1056

CONCRETE/BRICK Overstreet Enterprises, LLC. Concrete Driveways, Sidewalks, Garage Floors, Footings & Exposed Aggregate Call 833-4005

DRIVEWAYS 5% off with this ad - DRIVEWAY SEAL COATING Hand Applied - Commercial Grade Call Seal This! LLC 248-1654 www.richmondsealing.com

ELECTRICAL Affordable Generator Installations Sales, Service, and Repairs Free Estimates Call 746-4350 www.mallory-electric.com Always Call Brent Electric Master Electrician 30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Mech Res. Free Est. Lic/Ins. 804-833-5184 CRH Electric - Licensed Master Electrician Affordable rates. Service change, additions, receptical replacement, all trouble shooting. www.crh-electric.com or Call 439-3470 BBB Danny Electric Specializing in Residential Service. Professional work that you can afford! Lic/Ins. Danny Hinton, 804-640-5044

EXCAVATING A SUPERIOR LANDSCAPE Commercial and Residential Excavation Clearing & Site Work, Road & Driveway Construction & Repair, All Size Ponds, Grading, Shore Line Repairs & Erosion Control. Lic. Fully Ins. 746-2605

FENCING **Fence Scapes** 559-8797 Custom Wood, Chain-Link, Vinyl, Ornamental Aluminum. www.fencescapesllc.com *SUPERIOR FENCE CO* for the BEST VALUE on a Quality Wood Fence. Call 559-2211 Repairs & Improvements of All Sizes Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Winters Fencing 627-2935 Best Prices! Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates.

FLOORS Flooring Installation - Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Call William, 804-640-1153 Better Business Bureau Accredited

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Hardwood, Laminate & Tile Flooring – Floor Refinishing, Rejuvenation & DUST FREE options More than 15 years of experience - Lic. & Insured Call Derrick 804-928-6564 or 804-426-5989

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Mechanicsville Garage Door Sales & Service. Licensed & Insured. 254-0398

GENERAL CONTRACTORS Locklear Construction - Renovations, Additions, Siding, Decks, Garages, Porches, Barns. All Types of Repairs everything from replacing windows, doors, siding to rot repair and Storm Damage Repair. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Member BBB. Call 730-0589 or 382-7570. Purcell Construction Call Hunter Purcell 972-2215 www.PurcellConstruction.Biz Additions ∂ Barns ∂ Siding & Windows ∂ Roofing ∂ Home Repairs Decks ∂ Porches ∂ Inter/Exter Renovations ∂ Insurance Claims Welcome Free Est. ∂ Lic/Ins ∂ Res/Comm ∂ 29 yrs exp ∂ BBB Wagner Builder LLC- Fine Custom Homes for over 25 years. We specialize in custom new homes, renovations, additions and repairs. VA Class A Licensed Contractor/ Fully insured/ EPA Certified, Lead safe renovator. 804-240-2689 / 804-240-2774 wagnerbuilder@aol.com

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HEATING/AC BELL CREEK Heating- Cooling Service & Preventative Maintenance. 31 yrs exp. Lic. BBB 559-1045. FRESH AIR Heating, Cooling, & Indoor Air Quality - Call for Service or Replacement Estimates www.freshairva.com 804.730.1999 Old Castle Enterprises Heating & Cooling Service, Preventative Maintenance, & Sales Replacement Estimates. 20 years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 804-314-0122

HOME REPAIRS Stanley Home Improvement Repairs inside & outside your home. No job too small. 20 years experience. Licensed & Insured Ken 262-8845 or 840-0464 Drywall Repairs- Small jobs welcome. Clean & Dependable. Licensed & Insured 30 years experience. Dean~ 803-8417

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Herring Home ImprovementWindows, Decks, Sheds, Repairs. Licensed & Insured. Call 537-5755 Seward’s Home Repairs Residential & Rental Property Painting, Power washing, & Repairs. No Job too small! Licensed & Insured. Call Larry, 402-6548. Virginia Repair Services Any of your Home Repair Needs siding, sheetrock,plumbing,decks, roofing, flooring Free estimates. Call Brandon @804-477-4258 Wheelchair Ramps, Stair Lifts, Bathroom Safety Bars, etc. Lic/Ins The Ramp Man 804-467-7061 rampmanllc@hotmail.com

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Overstreet Enterprises, LLC. Irrigation, Sod, Mulch, Grading & Seeding Aeration, Mowing, Drainage & Tree Work Call 833-4005 R. J. Davis Lawn Care, Inc. Complete Lawn Care Service, 798-0492 rjdavislawncare.com Sandy Valley Lawn Care - Insured Mulching and Yard Clean Up Mowing, Pruning, Trimming 779-7046

PAINTING Affordable House Painting & Repairs Int. & Ext. Painting, Staining, Power Washing, Textured Ceilings, Sheetrock & Wall Papering Lic. & Ins. - Kevin Taylor, 241-5016

A BROWN’S HOUSE WASHING ROOF STAINS REMOVAL 804-937-8351 Affordable Powerwash Houses, Roofs, Decks, Lic & Ins. 550-2345 Serving Mechanicsville for over 15 years JAY-M’S POWER WASHING Houses, Decks, Driveways Free Estimates - Licensed & Insured 730-4969 / 363-6988 Mobile Perfection Auto Detailing & Powerwashing. Locally Owned & operated for 10 Years! Lic/Ins. Autos, Houses, Decks & Much More! Comm/Res. 804-539-9682. www.mpadrichmond.com Perdue’s Power Washing Est. 1995 Res/Comm. House, decks, sealing, gutter cleaning, fences, cement, roofs. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates Senior Discount! Call Ernie Perdue, 328-1668

LAWN CARE NORMAN’S TREE & LAWN CARE SERVICE. GRASS CONTRACTS, SEEDING, AERATION, MULCHING, LEAF REMOVAL, TRACTOR WORK & MORE. FREE EST. LICENSED & INSURED. CALL 769-7197 1-Call for all your Lawn Care needs. Mulching, Leaf Removal & more. Insured. Free Est. L & J Landscaping & Tree Service, LLC. Call 229-2694 A SUPERIOR LANDSCAPE Commercial and Residential Landscaping Including design installation & maintenance, 12-month contracts, irrigation installation & maintenance, hardscapes, driveway stone, drainage issues, outdoor lighting, mulch delivery & leaf removal services with curbside pickup. Licensed and insured. (804)746-2605 KJLC Landscape Management Commercial & Residential Landscape Grading, Pavers, Sidewalk, Patios & Retaining Walls, Drainage, Weed Control, Fertilization, Aeration, Seeding, Pruning, Mulch. Call 746-0827, ext. 2. Advertise with The Mechanicsville Local Call 746-1235 for more details!

LAWN CARE PLUS - Complete Lawn Care Landscape & Hardscape Solutions Year Around Maintenance Fully Lic/Ins. Free Est. 730-2367

ALLSHOUSE PAINTING Powerwashing, Sheet Rock Repairs, Gutter Cleaning, Commercial/Residential. Lic/Insured. Int./Ext. Call 730-6531 or 402-6531

DAVE’S PAINTING COMPANY CALL 730-4263! E.J. HornungExcellent References. Interior & Exterior. Great Rates. 746-5613 Guy Stinchfield Painting & Repair Int./Ext. Painting, Carpentry, Drywall Repair, Pressure Washing, Wallpaper Removal Lic/Ins. 20 yrs exp. Refer. Free Est. 804-439-7700 New Paint for the New Year! We accept all credit cards. Dianes Painting & Carpentry-804-651-6134 www.dianespainting@AOL.com. Painting By George Interior & Exterior Reasonable Rates. Call 550-3260 PCT Remodeling Exterior/Interior Painting. Licensed/Insured. 264-9352

PLUMBING Gary’s Plumbing Repair Service. Lic./Ins. 218-1467

It Fitz Plumbing 30 Years Experience ∂ Repair & Renovation Call 804-767-0979 Paul Brown Plumbing - 28 years in business. New Residential, Light Commercial, Renovations, Additions & Service. We do it all! Senior Citizen Discounts. Call for free estimate, 804-746-5030.

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Howard Tree Service Trimming & Take Downs. Stump Removal. If it’s tree work - we do it! Insured. Free Est. Michael 746-7546 or 779-7011 day/night. MC/VISA/Discover.

Davidson Roofing Co. Residential roofing & repair specialist. Lic/ Ins. GAF authorized installer. Free Est. George Davidson 804-672-0540 / 804-263-5121. BBB. www.davidsonroofing.com

Pay it Forward Tree Service - Full Service, Log Split & Storm Damage. Pay what your budget will allow. Minimum climb price. Line Clearance Certified. 18 yrs. exp. Insured. Call or Text Troy 804-387-3434

PREPARE FOR SPRING STORMS! R. L. Elliott Enterprises, Inc Full Service Tree Care

Todd W. Martin Committed Experience for Over 20 Years! New & Re-roofs - Residential & Commercial Flat Roofs, Repairs, Storm Damage, Standing Seam Metal & Copper, gutter installation. Class A Licensed - Fully Insured Call us today for your FREE Estimate 559-4144 Or email us at info@mrcva.com We Accept VISA/ MC/ AM Express

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Certified Arborist MA - 0454A 804-559-8733 www.ElliottTreeService.com Fully Licensed & Insured Serving Mechanicsville over 22 years Mention this ad & receive 10% off pruning or removals. R. Miller, Inc. - 75’ Bucket Truck, Removal, Trimming, Stumps. BBB. Free Quotes. Insured. 730-6563. Now operated by Ernie’s Tree Service

PCT Remodeling Tile / Kitchens & Baths Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. Call 264-9352

TREE SERVICE A People’s Tree Service Professional work at a reasonable rate. Insured. Free Estimates. Mulch. Call 730-2163. 1% DONATED TO ST. JUDES CHILDREN’S HOSPITA L

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1 Call For All Your Tree Needs L & J Tree Service, LLC. Stump Removal, 24 hr. Emergency Service Free Est. Fully Ins. Call 229-2694 ADAM S. MEDEK MEDEK TREE SERVICE, INC. Resid. & Comm. Services Tree Removal, Pruning, Stump Grinding Emergency Services Class A VA License Fully Insured – accepting VISA/MC/AmEx Call today for your FREE EST.746-8580 A SUPERIOR LANDSCAPE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL TREE REMOVAL SERVICES Pruning, Stump Grinding, Emergency Services and Grapple Trucks available. Certified Arborists, Free estimates, licensed and insured. 804-746-2605 Ernie’s Tree Service - Trimming, Removal & Stump Grinding. Free Est. 75ft. Bucket Truck. BBB. 730-6563 or 833-9663

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Riverside Roofing & Construction- Specializing in Affordable New & Re-roofs, Repairs, Vinyl Siding, Thermal Windows. Class A Lic. & Ins. Free Est. Over 25 years experience. Call 804-370-5009.

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We are seeking an experienced retail banker with significant banking experience to handle all aspects of their individual branch in operations and sales. Successful candidate will participate in activities that generate new business such as sales calls. Will also provide loans to borrowers within prescribed lending authority while adhering to the Bank’s loan policy. https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=3942261 HEAD TELLER, EAST HANOVER OFFICE, MECHANICSVILLE, VA

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Chief Operating Officer (F/T) wanted in Richmond, VA. M-F, 40 hrs/wk. Work with the President to develop & accomplish goals. Must possess at minimum a Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration or Management & two years experience as Business Development Manager or related in the IT staffing industry, managing & developing accounts, handling strategic planning, & mentoring IT staff. Send resume to: A. Vakkalanka, Rites, LLC, 8501 Maryland Drive, Suite 104, Richmond, VA 23294.

Body Shop Estimator Candidates should have estimating experience as well as experience working with various insurance companies. Job duties include: estimating automotive body repairs by ascertaining body damage; developing estimates; preparing work orders; contacting insurance companies; maintaining customer rapport and updating customer on repairs. Please send resumes to pbwrichmond@yahoo.co m.

INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE Electricians & Helpers - Skilled electricians & helpers with at least 2 years of experience. EOE. Need to pass drug test & be able to work a 40 hour work week. Hazzard Electrical 804-798-9247

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS Trimming, Topping, Tree & Stump Removal, Firewood. Lic. & Ins. / Res. & Comm. 804-937-3671 William A. Silva Jr., Owner/Operator

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Wait Staff & Golf Staff Mattaponi Springs Golf Club is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing, reliable individuals to join our team . Part-time/Seasonal - Wait Staff (must be at least 21), Cook, Golf Shop and Outside Golf Staff. Playing Privileges on an Award Winning Course, Discounted Meals, Uniforms Provided. Apply in person at 22490 Penola Rd Ruther Glen, VA. or Call 804-633-7888. Growing local landscaping company is seeking candidates for the following positions: Lawn Care Technicians & Helpers: Must have experience with landscaping & grass cutting. Irrigation Tech - P/T Must be experienced. Must have good driving record for all positions. Call 804-798-0492 Plant Order Puller - Sandy’s Plants in Mechanicsville is hiring seasonal employees to work outside 40+ hours per week March through June pulling plant orders. Must have a strong work ethic. Drug test required. 746-7092


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Garry Smith 909-9626

Joe Sperry 417-1251

Bob Broaddus Lizzy Hogg Losi Carolyn Fleischer Becky Morgan Sonny Haynes 427-5099 370-1144 334-8064 427-5145 357-3921

Rural Point

Here is a rare opportunity to own an all brick home on 15+ acres close in in Hanover! This stately 4 bedroom brick cape cod features hardwood floors on both the first and second floors! Dining room, living room and a family room. Large eat-in kitchen with fireplace. Living room and family rooms also have fireplaces. Full unfinished basement. Lovely wooded lot with circular drive! Home being sold “as is.”$335, 000 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969

Bluffs At Bell Creek

Lovely end unit with over 2000 square feet. Loaded with upgrades! Features a formal dining room, custom kitchen with granite tops, and a lovely great room! Seller is leaving the refrigerator and supplying a one year ERA Buyers warranty! Beautifully appointed and one of the larger end unit, townhouses. Great location and excellent schools! $224,950 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more information.

Patriots Landing

Orleans Brookfield II Model! Water view lot w/panoramic view of the lake! Open floor plan features a custom kitchen with a large morning room/breakfast nook. First floor has a living room, formal dining room and an office w/hardwood floors. Full walkout basement! Second floor master bedroom w/master bath suite plus 3 lg bdrms. Finished third floor has private bath. There is also one year buyer’s warranty! $675,000 Please call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more information.

Lake Anna

This lovely Transitional sits on a waterfront lot on beautiful Lake Anna! Great for your primary or second home! This home is located in the Hanover Land with over 12 Acres Jerdone Castle subdivision and features open foyer with hardwood flooring, Great Hanover location! The land has been soil tested 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, master bedroom with master bath, breakfast nook, for septic system and the driveway has been put in. 12.22 formal dining room and open great room, bonus room and more. This wooded acres. $149,950 home comes with a 1-year home warranty. $599,950 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more information. Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969

Waterfront – Hanover School District

Over 2 acres on the water. This property is located in the very nice and quiet Mattawan subdivision. Perfect for the person that wants to build on the water and still be close to town. A very rare find in Hanover County! Imagine building your own custom dream home on the water with gorgeous views in almost every direction! A great investment for builders who are looking for a unique piece of property! $135,000. Please call Steve Wills at 869-3489

Green Bay

Rancher on 3.05 private acres. This home is only 4 year old with vinyl siding with a large eat in kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Nice rear deck! You can buy this home for payments less than renting! $169,950 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more information.

Pine Slash Don’t miss this waterfront custom brick home that sits on a 3 acre private lot in the Pine Slash subdivision. This home offers 3000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms w/ downstairs master suite, 2.5 baths,& 2-car side entry garage. The exterior offers a pier on the water, brick exterior, country front porch, rear deck, & 2-zone heating/cooling system. The interior is pristine, w/large formal living & dining rooms with hardwood flooring & formal moldings. The family room offers vaulted ceiling, fireplace, & Blue Ray surround sound system. The kitchen is huge, w/granite countertops, breakfast nook, custom oak cabinets,& tile flooring. The downstairs master suite has hardwood flooring, walk-in closet, & master bath w/ granite double vanity, tile floors,& jetted tub. $424,950

Please call Kevin Morris at 804-652-9025 for more details.

River Front Property

Hillside Ave

Conveniently located off Three Chopt Road! This home features a family room with hardwood flooring plus a fireplace, 3 bedrooms and dining room with hardwood floors. Office for in-home work! All appliances convey. Nice backyard with rear deck. $179, 950 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969

Let Us Handle the Hassles! •Screen Tenants with Credit Report •Advertise Property and Collect Rent •Inspect Property and Protect Your Investment Contact Joe Inge, Property Mgr. www.ERAWoodyHogg.com 804-427-5119 rentals@erawoodyhogg.com

Black Creek

A horse lover’s dream, with a 7 stall barn, indoor wash stall, tack room, and hay loft. Approx. 4 acres of fenced, mature/established pasture. Large shed/outbuilding includes a work area and storage. This rancher has approx. 4500+ sf with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Huge open kitchen with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, Buckingham Park formal DR and FR with FP. The master bedroom/bath are located on the 1st floor; Brick cape cod in the Freeman High School district! Features 4 the master is huge ,with large walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms on the 1st floor bedrooms, 2 full baths and a family room! Great lot! This one is both have oversized walk-in closets, and each bedroom has its own vanity and Jack in move in condition! All appliances convey and seller is providing & Jill bathroom. The full basement includes a man cave with a stone FP, along with custom bookcases, full bath, and two bedrooms. $545,000. a one year ERA Warranty!! $189,950

Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969

Brickshire

This is a wonderful opportunity to live on a golf course! Almost a half-acre, level lot on the 7th green! Brickshire offers great golf Mansfield Woods plus access to 4 other courses in the area! Take advantage of the clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and walking trails! You can buy this Choice wooded, 2.83 acres in Mansfield Woods. lot and build later or hold for the future. Lot is selling for less than Build now or hold to build later. Use your own builder or ours! $56,500 half the original sales price! $59,500 Call woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 Call woody Hogg at 804-357-0969.

Call JJ Cox at 804-301-8366 jjcoxrealestate.com

This transitional home is located on the Appomattox River, has tons of flair and a unique style. Approx 400ft of River Front, ideal for boating, swimming, and fishing. Huge in ground pool located within a huge patio, and above there is a nice size balcony that looks over the pool and the River. Hardwood floors, 4/5 bedrooms , 4.5 baths with approx 4300sf. In the basement there is a huge Man Cave with Fireplace, wet bar and bathroom. Up Stairs there is a huge play room, Office or 5th bedroom. $519,950 Please call J.J. Cox at 804-301-8366 jjcoxrealestate.com

Mansfield Woods Spacious Two Story Colonial (2382 finished sq. ft.) on 1.23 acre wooded corner lot. Brick front and vinyl sided. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, front to back family room, formal dining room, eat in kitchen. Rear entry 2 car garage and attached deck! Seller is providing a one year ERA Warranty! Mansfield Woods features all lots of an acre or larger! $219,950

Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more info

New Kent

Beautiful Cape Cod located minutes from the New Kent Winery. The Kitchen is huge and opens to the Dining area and the beautiful New Florida Room. Hardwood Floors throughout the first floor. 1st Floor Master Bedroom with a Master Bath. On the 2nd floor there are two huge bedrooms with another full bathroom. Large heated storage area upstairs. Located minutes to shopping, Dining and local entertainment. Also just a short drive to Williamsburg and Richmond. This home is a must see! $229,950 Call J.J. Cox at 804-301-8366 jjcoxrealestate.com

Summer Walk CT

Words can not describe this lovely, upgraded colonial! Located on a cul-de-sac lot with a view of the lake! Beautifully landscaped lot! Features an in-law suite with its own ceramic tiled bath and full kitchen! Third floor is finished and also has a full bath. The kitchen has been completely updated with granite countertops, a Viking gas-cooktop stove and upgraded appliances, all of which convey. The lovely attached morning/Florida room receivesthemorningsunandmakesagreatroomtorelaxorentertainin.Inadditiontothe wraparound deck, there is a screened porch! There is a gazebo plus a detached building that is currently being used as a studio. The sellers are providing a one-year ERA buyer’s warranty. A must see, $450,000.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more information.

Possum Trot

5.78 private, wooded acres! Vinyl sided cape with a newer dimensional, shingled roof and vinyl siding! Features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an eat in kitchen and a large utility room! Sellers are leaving the refrigerator and purchasing a one year ERA Buyers warranty. Large, three bay, detached over sized garage with garage door openers. Very private lot! $209,950 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more information.

Mechanicsville

Lovely house located in a private cul-de-sac w/3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Located in the Hanover High School District, minutes to Shopping, Dining and Local Entertainment. There is a open feel from the time you enter through the front door, & when you exit through the French Doors to a huge Deck on the back. Call and set up your private tour.$177,999 Call J.J. Cox at 804-301-8633 jjcoxrealestate.com

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Bell Creek Reserve

Better than new townhome with 2 huge bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and garage. Open floor plan, kitchen with Corian counters, black appliances, maple cabinets, breakfast bar, dining area. Large family room with upgraded carpet and ceiling fan. Upstairs has two private suites with walk-in closets, full bathrooms with tile floors. The master features double closets, trey ceilings with fan, and an oversized walk-in shower. The second suite has a tile bathroom with tub/shower, walk-in closet, and a ceiling fan. Other features include an Energy Star package, rear patio, fenced yard, plantation blinds, custom paint, and sealed garage floor. The Reserve has so much to offer, including a maintenance-free lifestyle with pool, playground, and clubhouse. $199,950.

Call John Thiel for more details at 804-467-9022

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Montrose Terrace

All brick rancher with full walk-out basement! Features 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Lovely hardwood floors. Living room, dining room (with fireplace), large family room with a brick fireplace. This home has lots of space for a growing family and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac lot. All appliances convey and the seller is providing a one year buyer’s ERA Warranty. Great value! $145,000 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969 for more information.

March 6, 2013

PRICE REDUCED $3,500 toward closing costs! Cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod on large lot. First floor has kitchen, dining area, office, 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Second floor has a bedroom with sitting area and a full bath. New heat pump, replacement windows and large shed. $115,000 Kathy Carmichael 683-0011

New Betheseda

Berkeley Forest

Beautiful 4 BR, 2.5 BA brick-front Transitional with special arched doorways, hdwd floors and crown molding. Formal LR and DR, huge kitchen with granite countertops and FR with gas FP. Hardwood floors throughout the entire second floor. Paved driveway, oversized front entry garage and back deck. $349,900. Kathy Carmichael 683-0011

5 bedroom cape cod with detached 4 car garage with an unbelievable apartment over the garage. All of this is situated on 2 acres in the Hanover High School district! Great opportunity for an in law apartment with full kitchen and bath separate from the main house. The garage has 12 foot/ plus ceilings and make a great area for a car enthusiast and has a half bath in the garage! This is an unusual find! $299,950 Call Woody Hogg at 804-357-0969


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