Hanover

Hanover County launches new ride program for seniors and disabled

Hanover DASH will help eligible residents travel to medical appointments, shopping, banking, and formal social activities

  Mechanicsville hosts annual Christmas parade

Holiday portraits in exchange for animal shelter donations

  Residents concerned about potential truck traffic on quiet Hanover road

Ashland police issue warning about counterfeit money

  ‘It’s serendipitous’: Hamilton cast member, Hanover native reflects on journey

  Officers renew call for safety after several deadly pedestrian crashes

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Hanover County Public Schools seeks input on 2020-21 calendar

Hanover holding rabies vaccination clinic Dec. 14

  Horse recovering after being shot; Sheriff’s office investigating as animal cruelty

Hanover County Schools surprised with $10,000 donation from Dollar General

Hanover deputies searching for burglary suspect

Lanes open after multi-vehicle accident

  Hanover County School Board to discuss possible resolutions to NAACP lawsuit

The Hanover County School Board will take up the hot topic issue of changing the name of two schools that are named after Confederate leaders.

Police make arrest in robbery of Ashland bank

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 804-365-6140 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

2 Central Va. schools win ‘Virginia is for Learners’ video contest

Out of 31 submissions, three winners were selected, with two of the winners being Goochland High School and Hanover County High School.

Hanover County launches ride program for senior citizens, disabled residents

The program will be offered to Hanover residents who are disabled and/or 60 years of age or older starting Dec. 12.

Woman crashes car after fleeing traffic stop in Hanover; child injured

Man charged with 10 counts of child porn possession

Hanover sheriff’s office searching for missing 16-year-old girl

  Disabled Montpelier woman gifted new handicap ramp

  ‘It’s quite an honor’: 93-year-old veteran receives honorary high school diploma

  Salvation Army of Central VA kicks off Angel Tree, Red Kettle Campaigns

1 injured, residents displaced in early morning house fire

Hanover Fire-EMS battled a house fire on South Anna Drive that displaced three residents Saturday.

  Middle school student can draw world map from memory

Brooks Tunstall, who is in eighth grade at Oak Knoll, can draw a fairly accurate map of the world from memory in just 15 minutes.

Kings Dominion WinterFest returning for holiday season

Winterfest at Kings Dominion is returning for the holiday season once again!

Child air-lifted after being seriously injured near Ashland Berry Farm

A child was seriously injured in the face after an accident.

Man charged with DUI in head-on crash that killed 2 in Hanover

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140.

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle on Mechanicsville Turnpike

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Mechanicsville Turnpike Sunday.

3 drivers, 1 juvenile seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-295

State police said the crash happened on Wednesday afternoon near Exit 34 on I-295 south.

Nine post office boxes targeted by thieves in Central Virginia

The USPIS is working to reinforce the affected boxes, which are still in service.

  U.S. Postal Service investigating local mail theft

Inspection Service says Richmond, Henrico and Hanover collection boxes were targeted.

  Records show sheriff’s office hasn’t turned in unclaimed money in past 5 years to state

No unclaimed money has ever been given to the State Literary Fund, at least in the past five years, according to the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s own records.

  Va. localities lift burn bans after soaking rain

When it's in place, a burn ban makes it illegal to burn brush, grass, leaves, trash, debris or any other flammable material.

Police identify man killed after losing control of 3-wheeled vehicle on I-95

An investigation shows that the man was driving a 2019 three-wheeled Vanderhall when he crashed.

Gas leak closes roads near Walmart in Hanover

Hanover Fire and EMS urged residents to avoid the area of Sliding Hill Road.

Company to build new wheelchair ramp for Hanover family

A company in Ruther Glen is going to build a new wheelchair ramp for a Montpelier family who is in need of one.

3 people wanted for stealing cash from Virginia Lottery kiosk

The men stole the money on Aug. 3 at the Travel Centers of America located at 10134 Lewistown Road.

Ashland teen last seen leaving for school found safe

Carmela Angelina Reyes, 14, was last seen around 7 a.m. Wednesday when she left for school.

Fuel assistance applications due by Nov. 8

Benefits are based on the amount of money available for the program and the number of qualifying applications received across the state.

1 injured in crash that closed Mechanicsville Turnpike

The crash occurred in the 6100 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike near Westhaven Drive.

  Hot, dry weather impacting Virginia crops

Some farmers are reporting smaller than usual crops this year due to dry, hot weather.

  Heavy traffic expected for NASCAR races

Races are being held Friday and Saturday nights.

  Hanover Sheriff’s Office to hold active shooter response presentation

The presentation is designed to assist individuals become better aware and prepared should an active shooter event occur wherever you are.

  Hanover auto body shop ransacked, drums of oil spilled

The search is on for the crooks who ransacked an Ashland auto shop over the weekend.

Ashland police to provide free child seat checks

The event is part of Child Passenger Safety Week, which continues through Sept. 21.

  Undetected water leak destroys couple’s kitchen; insurance won’t pay

Home insurance covers accidental or sudden damages like a pipe bursting and flooding a room in your home, but a slow leak that causes damage over time is not.

  Deputies seek to identify man who filmed woman while shopping

The man was wearing a white T-shirt, red and black shorts, and red shoes in the incident on July 14.

Hanover sheriff’s office looking for missing teenager

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Hanover County to host Disaster Preparedness Workshop

The interactive, three-hour workshop is set for Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.

Hanover cancels DMV connect service

DMV Connect will be at the Hanover County Government Complex on Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Patrick Henry Road closed in Ashland through at least Monday

VDOT reported the closure is between Woodside Lane and I-95.

  Company repairs work on faulty gutters

One homeowner said Leaf Filter fixed the problem with his new gutters, but another homeowner featured in the story says he’s still having issues.

  Non-profit in Ashland offers therapeutic horseback riding for cancer patients, survivors

In Ashland, there’s a new type of “therapy” being used to help cancer patients and survivors, and no medication or chemo is involved.

Hanover County Schools now using online payment system for school fees

Hanover County parents can now pay for their child’s school fees online.

  Hanover NAACP continues to call for schools named after Confederate leaders to be changed

The Hanover NAACP is continuing to call on county leaders to change the names of two schools named after Confederate leaders.

Fairfax music teacher convicted of sex crimes against children

Ryan Thomas Pick, 41, of Woodbridge, was convicted in Hanover County of two counts of using a communication system to procure a minor for an unlawful act and one count of solicitation of a minor under the age of 15.

  Lawsuit challenges Hanover schools named after Confederate leaders

The Hanover Board of Supervisors recently ousted a school board member who voted to change the names of Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

  Homeowners upset over poorly installed gutters

Homeowners in Chester and Mechanicsville are upset after a company poorly installed new gutters, promised to fix it and then never showed up to redo the job.

Missing Hanover teen found safe

The Hanover Sheriff's Office says a missing teen has been found safe.

  'I just want to know why’: Mother pleads for answers in 1999 shooting death of Hanover teen

Aug. 8 will mark 20 years since Sara Bruehl, 18, and her two friends were shot at while driving along I-64 near Exit 205 for Bottoms Bridge.

  Virginia Flaggers banned from Goochland festival; now calling for boycott

The Virginia Flaggers, a group that supports Confederate heritage, believe it was denied renting a booth because of political reasons, and are now calling for a boycott.

Hanover house fire possibly caused by lightning strike

Crews were called Wednesday afternoon to Sunshine Court near Sawyer Lane.

School drive collects supplies for Hanover students

The drive is being held July 8 - August 5 at locations around Hanover County.

Hanover schools holding job fair for substitute positions

The job fair is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Atlee Public Library at 9161 Atlee Road in Mechanicsville.

  Pastors, community hold peaceful protest in Hanover following KKK recruitment event

Dozens of people gathered for a peaceful protest outside the Hanover County Government building in response to a Ku Klux Klan rally held a few weeks ago.

New state forensic science lab to be built in Mechanicsville

The new 283,000 square foot facility is expected be complete by 2024.

Air tank explodes due to vehicle fire on I-295

Wrecker hauling two vehicles caught fire and then caused a small brush fire on side of highway.

Hanover deputies seek to identify larceny suspects

Deputies were called to a business on the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road on July 15 for the report of a larceny.

Animal Control issues warning about pets in hot cars

Signs of heat stroke in a pet include heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, unsteadiness, staggering gait, vomiting and a deep red or purple tongue.

Driver killed after vehicle rolls, lands on roof

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said they were called just after 3 p.m. to a single-vehicle crash at Peaks and Hillcrest roads.

Crash damages power pole, causes road closure

No one was injured in the crash.

Man who tried to rob Hanover business caught on camera

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an attempted robber.

Quick response limits fire damage to Hanover house

A house fire only caused a small amount of damage in Hanover Friday morning.

  ‘Get out of my county!’: Virginia mother confronts KKK recruitment group

As members of the Loyal White Knights from Pelham, North Carolina demonstrated in Hanover, the mother said she let the group know that hate is not welcomed here.

Ku Klux Klan group gathered outside of Hanover courthouse, deputies say

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said deputies received reports of protested at Hanover courthouse.

  Virginia man fighting County over right to keep toilet decoration in yard

During the winter months, the toilets and urinal can be seen displayed with lights coming out of them, but in the summer Cassick sad he converts them into improvised flowerpots where he houses his cactus plants.

Virginia official ousted, voted to remove Confederate names

A Virginia county school board member who voted to change two school names honoring Confederate leaders has lost her seat on the board.

Missing 75-year-old Ashland man found

William Winston was last seen about 7 a.m. in the area of East Omni Court in the Ashland Woods Apartments.

  'New neighborhood watch’: Doorbell cameras helping homeowners, law enforcement

Neighbor by Ring allows residents to share videos of criminal activity like home break-ins and like stolen packages right at their fingertips.

  Central Va. woman hospitalized in Dominican Republic on honeymoon

Skylar Martin was hospitalized Sunday after several hours of vomiting, a fever and loss of consciousness.