Speakers at Henrico School Board meeting debate Deep Run High School teacher’s comments about Israel-Hamas war
An abnormally large crowd assembled at the Henrico School Board meeting Feb. 22, after Henrico Schools removed a Deep Run High School teacher from her classroom. Social studies teacher Catherine Massalha was recorded by one of her students in her ninth grade world history class making comments in December on the conflict in Gaza, stating that Israel committed war crimes against Palestinians and calling Hamas a group of “resistance fighters.” The student’s father sent the 12-minute recording of Massalha’s remarks to the conservative-leaning Defense of Freedom Institute and spoke to the Washington Examiner, which published audio of the recording on Jan. 31.
131-home mixed-use project proposed in east Ashland
A proposal currently making its way though Ashland’s zoning approval process would add new for-sale homes as well as retail and restaurant space to the east side of the town.
Town of Ashland looking for artist to create large-scale artwork for western entrance
Calling all creatives! The Town of Ashland in Hanover County is seeking an artist or team of artists to create a large-scale public artwork at the western entrance of Downtown Ashland, situated at the intersection of US Route 1 and England Street.
Taste the Top 5 Unforgettable Pizzas in Ashland
This article presents five must-try pizzas in Ashland. Have you had a chance to sample any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
EPA officials visit Brown Grove to hear community concerns
Atanya Lewis said she didn’t know the full story of Brown Grove when she was growing up there. Her grandparents considered the history of their community, built by formerly enslaved people, too painful to talk about at the time. But the Virginia community has recently been named a Rural...
Police seek tips 22 years after Ashland man's murder
Truman Stanley was killed in his home along the 500 block of North James Street in Ashland at some point Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 and Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, according to Ashland Police.
Hanover man gets life sentence after murdering Bridgewater College officers
Alexander Campbell, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Bridgewater College Officer John Painter and Campus Safety Officer J.J. Jefferson.
Crash on I-95 North in Hanover caused 4 miles of backups
A crash on an exit ramp of Interstate 95 North is causing significant delays, with drivers experiencing 4 miles of backups.
2 Henrico schools to serve as Virginia’s representatives in national ‘We the People’ competition
For the first time ever, Virginia’s two high school representatives in the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition are both Henrico County schools. Freeman High School, which won its third state championship in the civics-based competition, and Glen Allen High School, which was...
Multiple lanes were closed on I-295 in Hanover due to crash
Multiple lanes are closed on Interstate 295 in Hanover County due to a crash, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
Johnson joins Yellow Jackets
Northside defensive end/tight end Griffin Johnson committed to play football for Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. in the fall. The 6’3 210 lb. Johnson was a defensive stalwart for the Panthers at defensive end and linebacker and posted a team-high 11.5 tackles for loss and a pair of quarterback sacks.
Lottery player hits jackpot, then goes to the movies. ‘I had a hard time concentrating’
“I was dumbfounded for a minute,” the Virginia man said. “I thought, ‘This is not real.’”
Hanover County Community Resources searching for service projects
Hanover County’s Department of Community Resources is searching for service projects as part of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), a nationwide event encouraging youth to give back to their community. Projects are needed for Youth Service Month, April 12-May 12, preferably during GYSD Weekend, April 26-28. Interested organizations may...
Groovin’ in the Garden, makes a comeback after a 10 year hiatus
The adorned outdoor concert series, Groovin' in the Garden is coming back to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, after a 10-year recess.
Mechanicsville, February 27 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Christ Chapel Academy basketball team will have a game with Grace Christian School on February 27, 2024, 18:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
‘It’s violating and devastating.’: Items stolen from new Black History Month exhibit
The Hanover Tavern is a historical landmark in Hanover County, but now, there is a little less history in that tavern.
Handgun found under Caroline County felon’s pillow, police say
A Caroline County man has been arrested after deputies found a handgun beneath his pillow while executing a search warrant, according to the Caroline County Sheriff's Office.
Glen Allen student earns recognition in Virginia Department of Aviation art contest
The Virginia Department of Aviation has announced the winners of the 2024 Virginia Aviation Art Contest, which included one student from Glen Allen who received an honorable mention award in the Senior Category. Nitya Boggavarapu, a student from Glen Allen, won honorable mention in the Group III – Senior Category...
People Moves: Heaton Named Chief Operating Officer of Markel Group
Markel Group Inc., headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, named Mike Heaton as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Heaton most recently served as executive vice president at Markel Group. From 2016 to 2022, he served as president of Markel Ventures and was the chief operating officer of Markel Ventures before that.