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Zaxby’s set to open in Mechanicsville on May 6
The location will serve 55 guests and feature a farm-house style interior design with brick walls and rustic lamps.
Driver escapes SUV before train crashes into it
Man who struck, killed firefighter charged with involuntary manslaughter
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Four Richmond-area high schools compete in international robotics competition
Four Richmond-area high school robotics teams compete in FIRST Champtionships in Detroit, Michigan
Published April 15, 2019 at 11:42 PM
1 injured in single-vehicle rollover crash in Hanover
A man was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash early Saturday morning in Hanover County.
Published April 13, 2019 at 8:27 AM
1 person injured in Mechanicsville house fire
Hanover Fire and EMS says crews responded to the scene around 2:30 a.m. Friday to find fire and smoke throughout the home.
Published April 12, 2019 at 4:54 AM
'More than proud of him’: Virginia teen accepted to 14 schools
In the coming months, Tyler McCormick will be walking across the graduation stage with a 4.6 GPA.
Published April 11, 2019 at 5:58 PM
The newest Hanover crime-fighter is an adorable bloodhound
Jud was donated by a family who had a 17-year-old son who unexpectedly died and the deputy who received the dog named Jud honor of the boy.
Published April 11, 2019 at 3:57 PM
Plan ahead to avoid traffic trouble on race day
Drivers attending the races this weekend are urged to plan ahead.
Published April 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM
Students create ancient Rome products
Hanover Co. barn destroyed, trees uprooted from confirmed tornado
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Hanover deputy released from hospital following possible fentanyl exposure
The exposure is believed to have happened while the deputy performed chest compressions on the patient.
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Published April 10, 2019 at 2:58 PM
Lt. Brad Clark receives 2019 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award
The award commemorates the life and achievements of Deputy Chief Ray Downey, who lost his life in service during the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
Published April 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM
New sponsor-a-highway initiative aims to clear roads of litter
The Ashland District of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Hanover County announced a new approach to the war on litter.
Published April 8, 2019 at 5:03 PM
Community celebrates life of Hanover teacher, husband killed in Kitty Hawk, NC
The funeral had a huge turnout, with some guests waiting outside the building during the service.
Published April 6, 2019 at 9:58 PM
Law enforcement warns of tax letter scam
The letter references the garnishment of wages, bank accounts and property seizures as a method of collection if the debt is not paid.
Published April 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM
Driver charged in crash that killed Hanover teacher, husband in NC
According to police, the driver of the pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and struck Holly Nicolette, her husband and a child.
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Published April 5, 2019 at 3:14 PM
NASCAR fans can get autographs, cheer on church fighting hunger at Kroger
Nascar drivers will sign autographs and take part in shopping competition at Mechanicsville Kroger that supports the fight against hunger.
Hanover sheriff warns residents of tax collection scam
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an attempt to collect money purportedly to relieve tax debt.
Abandoned building burns on Mechanicsville Turnpike
Multiple fire crews were called to a fire at an abandoned building late Sunday on Mechanicsville Turnpike.
Hanover Sheriff’s Office searching for robbery suspect
The robbery occurred at a Hanover business located in the 11200 block of Elmont Road.
Hanover youth league coach remembers former player Nathan Evans
The former Hanover youth football player was shot and killed last week in Norfolk.
Published March 30, 2019 at 9:33 PM
Hanover holding e-waste recycling event
If you have some e-waste to get rid of - mark this down on your calendars!
Published March 30, 2019 at 8:30 AM
89-year-old Mechanicsville woman gets her hearing back after two decades
Mildred Austin from Mechanicsville has suffered from extreme hearing loss for two decades, but now she’s getting her hearing back courtesy of Beltone Hearing Care.
Published March 28, 2019 at 6:37 PM
Charlottesville man charged with 5 counts of soliciting a juvenile
Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 56-year-old Frank Marion Saxon, Jr. with five felony counts of soliciting a juvenile.
Published March 28, 2019 at 9:37 AM
Hanover leash law expands to entire county beginning April 1
The law is not new, but Hanover County is reminding residents of its annual expanded implementation.
Published March 27, 2019 at 1:05 PM
Atlee English teacher named Hanover innovator of the year
Christina Dobson received $1,000 from the Hanover Education Foundation, a wireless keyboard and mouse, a CD writer and an engraved award.
Published March 26, 2019 at 1:53 PM
Chesterfield officer saves choking baby’s life
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Richmond Police investigating after woman possibly hit by car
Insurance agent urges people to check coverage before severe weather hits
Forecast: Tornado watch until midnight for parts of area
Damage reported as storms move through Virginia
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Sound too good to be true? Police warn of scams as weather warms up
In the spring and summer, you may get a knock on your door for someone asking to do some sort of service, such as resurfacing your driveway.
Published March 26, 2019 at 5:36 AM
Missing 14-year-old girl found safe
Elizabeth Ann Pluger was last seenwearing black sweat pants with gray or white lettering down the leg, a black sweatshirt with large bright pink or orange design and a black beanie hat.
Published March 25, 2019 at 6:35 PM
Hanover man recognized for using CPR to save boy’s life
The resolution also designates Feb. 20 as CPR Awareness Day in Virginia.
Published March 22, 2019 at 6:17 PM
Kings Dominion holding job fair March 30
The park has several positions it is looking to fill in different departments like the food and beverage team, merchandise, rides, games and more.
Published March 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Hanover deputies searching for pair accused of gift card theft
The incident occurred at a business located in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road.
Published March 21, 2019 at 9:40 AM
Hanover sheriff’s deputy involved in crash
A Hanover Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle was involved in a crash Wednesday night.
Published March 20, 2019 at 11:19 PM
Hanover schools unveil newly renovated auditoriums
Patrick Henry High School in Hanover christened its newly renovated auditorium with a musical performance on Monday.
Published March 18, 2019 at 8:53 PM
Juvenile arrested in Florida over social media threat to Hanover High
The threat was made March 16, prompting deputies to respond to Hanover High School.
Published March 16, 2019 at 9:16 PM
Fire causes severe damage to Hanover home
Multiple fire trucks were called to the scene just before 4 a.m. for the blaze on Caruthers Way.
Published March 15, 2019 at 8:29 AM
Winners announced in VSBA central region art contest
The winning artwork will be framed and displayed in Charlottesville and Richmond.
Published March 12, 2019 at 4:13 PM
Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill ceases production
A Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill is ending production less than a year after it reopened.
Published March 11, 2019 at 5:22 PM
Hanover County deputies mourn K9 Cojack after sudden death
Cojack worked to locate missing individuals and recover evidence in criminal investigations for the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
Published March 11, 2019 at 2:17 PM
2 taken to hospital following two-vehicle crash
The crash occurred near Route 1, along Washington Highway and North Lakeridge Parkway.
Published March 9, 2019 at 4:56 PM
Hanover students donate 28,000 packs of Ramen to USO
Students from Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Hanover, collected nearly 30-thousand packages of Ramen noodles as part of their annual Ramen Noodle Drive for USO.
Published March 8, 2019 at 6:40 PM
How to spot warning signs of sexual abuse in children
Derek Short remains behind bars almost a week after police arrest and charge him with multiple felonies relating to child pornography.
Published March 5, 2019 at 6:42 PM
Man arrested after displaying fake sword in Mechanicsville
The man complied with deputies and was arrested without incident.
Published March 5, 2019 at 5:37 PM
Hanover opens applications for free preschool program
Hanover residents with children who will be 3 by Sept. 30 are invited to apply for the Hanover Preschool Initiative for the 2019-2020 school year.
Published March 5, 2019 at 4:55 AM
Mechanicsville man charged with producing child porn
Police executed a warrant based on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Published March 4, 2019 at 1:22 PM
Ex-Hanover teacher sentenced to nearly 3 years in ‘celebgate’ hacking case
Christopher Brannan was the fifth person charged in the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people.
Published March 1, 2019 at 11:01 AM
After 17 years, Ashland police plead for help solving man’s murder
Anyone with information is asked to call investigator Matt Hileman at (804) 412-0625, or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
Published February 25, 2019 at 2:15 PM
School custodian grateful to be back at work after double-transplant
Tyrees Dandridge knew the important of the transplant first-hand. His older brother died while waiting for one.
Published February 25, 2019 at 1:52 PM
Gun found in Hanover woman’s carry-on bag at RIC
This is the second gun to be found at Richmond International Airport this year.
Published February 22, 2019 at 4:53 PM
Hanover schools make adjustments to school calendar
Since schools were closed for snow on Wednesday, the district is updating its calendar to make up the day.
Published February 22, 2019 at 8:08 AM
Lt. Clark named Virginia Career Firefighter of the Year
Clark was killed Oct. 11, 2018, while rendering aid to a vehicle on I-295 as Hurricane Michael moved through Virginia.
Published February 22, 2019 at 5:33 AM
Suspect on the run after stealing 4 iPhones in Hanover
The sheriff’s office says the suspect entered a store in the 7200 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike on Feb. 13 and took the phones from a display area.
Published February 19, 2019 at 10:27 AM
Police investigate after driver hits 2 people crossing road
Ashland police are investigating after two people were hit by a car while crossing the road.
Published February 13, 2019 at 3:44 PM
King George man killed in 4-vehicle crash on I-95
VDOT cameras show that two tractor-trailer trucks are involved in the incident.
Published February 12, 2019 at 3:34 PM
Virginia native sentenced 40 years for producing child porn
Christine Alyce Slayman, formerly of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty on August 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida to two counts of producing child pornography with a six-year-old boy.
Published February 12, 2019 at 1:10 PM
Mechanicsville woman featured in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month campaign
Colon and rectal cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and woman.
Published February 11, 2019 at 6:40 PM
Deputies search for person who shoplifted at Marshalls
The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hat and light colored jacket.
Published February 11, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Police search for 2 men who used stolen credit card at Walmart
The Ashland Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the two men who used a stolen credit card at Walmart.
Published February 9, 2019 at 11:25 AM
Kings Dominion to remove Volcano: The Blast Coaster
There were no details released on when removal of the ride would begin.
Published February 9, 2019 at 9:43 AM
Hanover schools launches anonymous bullying reporting tool
The anonymous digital reporting tab is located on the homepage of every Hanover County public school.
Published February 6, 2019 at 11:18 AM
Hanover Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for Senior Citizens Police Academy
The application deadline is Mar. 15.
Published February 3, 2019 at 1:46 PM
Shoplifting suspect caught on camera hiding items in his jacket
The suspect is described as a white male mid-20s to early 30s about 5-foot-6 wearing a dark jacket and jeans.
Published January 30, 2019 at 1:19 PM
Behind the curtain: Theater teacher awarded for family-like atmosphere
Meg Switzer, a theater teacher at Lee Davis High school, took over the program three years ago with more and more students joining the program.
Published January 29, 2019 at 10:53 AM
Hanover 5th grader advances to Regional Spelling Bee
The Regional Spelling Bee will be Mar. 9 at the Library of Virginia.
Published January 28, 2019 at 6:20 PM
Project Sticker Shock aims to reduce underage drinking
Deputies will accompany some youth leaders to businesses to place stickers on beer, wine coolers and other alcohol products that might appeal to underage drinkers.
Published January 28, 2019 at 5:01 PM
Hanover County Public Schools holds teacher job fair
Interviews are conducted by invitation only, with a limited number of slots available. The deadline to apply is Feb. 6.
Published January 24, 2019 at 11:26 PM
Community helps horse center after fire kills two ponies, destroys barn
Friends and family are now helping the horse farm rebuild after a devastating barn fire killed two horses.
Published January 23, 2019 at 6:29 PM
Do you recognize him? Hanover bank robber still on the run
The FBI says the man entered the M&T bank on Sliding Hill Road on Dec. 7, approached a teller, produced a demand note and said he was armed with a gun.
Published January 23, 2019 at 2:46 PM
Hanover firefighter injured while responding to warehouse fire
Crews were called to the 11000 block of North Lakeridge Parkway just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Published January 22, 2019 at 6:39 PM
What you need to do to prepare for the freezing weekend temperatures
It's important to be prepared when temperatures start to drop this weekend.
Published January 18, 2019 at 10:45 PM
Hanover schools look to hire new counselors, focus on students with disabilities
There is also a 3 percent pay raise in the budget proposal.
Published January 17, 2019 at 3:39 PM
Hanover offering free tax prep assistance
Beginning Feb. 5, the Hanover County Department of Social Services will help file tax returns every Tuesday starting at 5 p.m.
Published January 16, 2019 at 5:15 AM
Data breach in Hanover online payment system may have exposed credit card numbers
The online payments made through the Click2Gov portal between Aug. 1, 2018, and Jan. 9, 2019, were impacted.
Published January 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Another Central Virginia store robbed by knife-wielding suspect
Officials said they were called to the 9400 block of Chamberlayne Road for a robbery around 11:37 p.m.
Published January 15, 2019 at 3:51 PM
VDOT, crews monitor roads, ice across central Virginia
Crews continue to monitor ice and road conditions after winter weather moved through central Virginia this past weekend.
Published January 14, 2019 at 11:28 PM
Places north, west of Richmond see inches of snow
As temperatures drop and the ground gets colder, officials want you to stay off the roads.
Published January 13, 2019 at 11:44 PM
Funeral set for Hanover sheriff’s office lieutenant who died after battle with cancer
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Lt. Michael T. Tilley after his five-year battle with cancer.
Published January 12, 2019 at 1:11 PM
When and where can you recycle your Christmas trees?
Lights, decorations, ornaments and stands should all be removed prior to dropping off a tree.
Published January 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM
Former teacher to spend 2 years in prison for sex crimes involving minor
Miranda Pauley had worked with the school system for 15 years, first working as a substitute and then promoted to a teacher in 2006.
Published January 11, 2019 at 4:27 PM
VSP responds to 2 crashes in the same location; 3 injured
All three injuries were minor.
Published January 9, 2019 at 9:56 AM
Hanover County Animal Control offering rabies vaccine clinic
If your four-legged friend needs its rabies vaccination - here is your chance!
Published January 7, 2019 at 9:12 PM
Tractor-trailer overturns on I-95, sends driver to hospital
Daniel Mays, 68, of Georgia, was wearing his seat belt while driving the tractor. Mays was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Published January 4, 2019 at 8:56 PM
Publix set to open in Mechanicsville
The supermarket will be located along the Mechanicsville Turnpike at Brandy Creek Commons.
Published January 4, 2019 at 12:58 PM
Woman steals iPhone with a baby in her arms
The woman took the display phone while holding a baby in her arms.
Published January 3, 2019 at 6:28 PM
Suspect carrying baby wanted in Hanover shoplifting
The theft occurred Dec. 19 in the 9200 block of Chamberlayne Road.
Published January 3, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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