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.

Four Richmond-area high schools compete in international robotics competition

1 injured in single-vehicle rollover crash in Hanover

  1 person injured in Mechanicsville house fire

  'More than proud of him’: Virginia teen accepted to 14 schools

The newest Hanover crime-fighter is an adorable bloodhound

Plan ahead to avoid traffic trouble on race day

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  Hanover deputy released from hospital following possible fentanyl exposure

Lt. Brad Clark receives 2019 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

New sponsor-a-highway initiative aims to clear roads of litter

Community celebrates life of Hanover teacher, husband killed in Kitty Hawk, NC

  Law enforcement warns of tax letter scam

  Driver charged in crash that killed Hanover teacher, husband in NC

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

Hanover holding e-waste recycling event

  89-year-old Mechanicsville woman gets her hearing back after two decades

Charlottesville man charged with 5 counts of soliciting a juvenile

Hanover leash law expands to entire county beginning April 1

Atlee English teacher named Hanover innovator of the year

  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.

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.

Hanover man recognized for using CPR to save boy’s life

The resolution also designates Feb. 20 as CPR Awareness Day in Virginia.

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.

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.

Hanover sheriff’s deputy involved in crash

A Hanover Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle was involved in a crash Wednesday night.

Hanover schools unveil newly renovated auditoriums

Patrick Henry High School in Hanover christened its newly renovated auditorium with a musical performance on Monday.

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.

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.

Winners announced in VSBA central region art contest

The winning artwork will be framed and displayed in Charlottesville and Richmond.

Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill ceases production

A Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill is ending production less than a year after it reopened.

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.

2 taken to hospital following two-vehicle crash

The crash occurred near Route 1, along Washington Highway and North Lakeridge Parkway.

  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.

  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.

Man arrested after displaying fake sword in Mechanicsville

The man complied with deputies and was arrested without incident.

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.

Mechanicsville man charged with producing child porn

Police executed a warrant based on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  King George man killed in 4-vehicle crash on I-95

VDOT cameras show that two tractor-trailer trucks are involved in the incident.

  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.

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.

Deputies search for person who shoplifted at Marshalls

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored hat and light colored jacket.

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.

Kings Dominion to remove Volcano: The Blast Coaster

There were no details released on when removal of the ride would begin.

Hanover schools launches anonymous bullying reporting tool

The anonymous digital reporting tab is located on the homepage of every Hanover County public school.

Hanover Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for Senior Citizens Police Academy

The application deadline is Mar. 15.

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.

  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.

Hanover 5th grader advances to Regional Spelling Bee

The Regional Spelling Bee will be Mar. 9 at the Library of Virginia.

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  Hanover schools look to hire new counselors, focus on students with disabilities

There is also a 3 percent pay raise in the budget proposal.

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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

When and where can you recycle your Christmas trees?

Lights, decorations, ornaments and stands should all be removed prior to dropping off a tree.

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.

VSP responds to 2 crashes in the same location; 3 injured

All three injuries were minor.

Hanover County Animal Control offering rabies vaccine clinic

If your four-legged friend needs its rabies vaccination - here is your chance!

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.

Publix set to open in Mechanicsville

The supermarket will be located along the Mechanicsville Turnpike at Brandy Creek Commons.

  Woman steals iPhone with a baby in her arms

The woman took the display phone while holding a baby in her arms.

Suspect carrying baby wanted in Hanover shoplifting

The theft occurred Dec. 19 in the 9200 block of Chamberlayne Road.