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NAACP challenges legality of Confederate names on Virginia schools  Washington Post

RICHMOND — A local chapter of the NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit against Hanover County and its school board over two schools that commemorate ...

Lessons learned: High school head football coaches recall lasting impact from first coaching job  Inside NoVA

We asked local high school head football coaches what their first coaching job was and an important lesson they learned from that experience that they still ...

Congratulations to the 2019 class of Lee-Davis High School

Commencement ceremonies for the 2019 classes of Hanover County Public Schools -- Patrick Henry Atlee, Lee-Davis and Hanover high schools -- were ...

Lee-Davis High School receives prestigious honor  WTVR CBS 6 News

Lee-Davis High School will be honored at a recognition ceremony in Boston this summer.

Former Lee-Davis H.S. football standout killed in shooting  8News

A graduate of Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville who went on to play football at the College of William and Mary was killed in a shooting in Norfolk ...

Editorial: Wrap up, August 10, 2019

The Declaration of Independence finally arrived in London on this date in 1776. Although the British public was aware of the ongoing rebellion in the Colonies, ...

Dolan, Earls lead L-DHS class as valedictorian and salutatorian

MECHANICSVILLE – Virginia Dolan and Alex C. Earls are leading the 2019 Class of Lee-Davis High School as valedictorian and salutatorian with grade point ...

Hanover votes to keep Confederate school names  WWBT NBC12 News

On Tuesday, the Hanover School Board voted to keep the names of Lee Davis High and Stonewall Jackson Middle. A survey finds most people in Hanover ...

Petitions gain support over keeping, renaming Lee-Davis High School  WWBT NBC12 News

The debate continues over petitions to change or keep the name of Lee-Davis High School. There are two online petitions gaining the support of people in ...

A Virginia community steeped in Civil War lore grapples with a desire for change  The Washington Post

Residents and alumni debate renaming Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville.

Groups call for removal of Lee-Davis, Stonewall Jackson school names in Hanover

As a student at Lee-Davis High School in the late 1960s, Nannie Davis watched with humiliation as her white peers swayed and cheered to the sounds and ...

Woman found dead inside car near Hanover's Lee-Davis High School  WWBT NBC12 News

Hanover Sheriff's Office deputies are conducting a suspicious death investigation on Route 360 stemming from a traffic crash near Lee-Davis High School.

Hanover Board of Supervisors ousts School Board member who voted for changes to Confederate school names

A Hanover County School Board member who voted to change the names of two schools honoring Confederate leaders has lost her seat on the board.

Hundreds remember slain football player Nate Evans: ‘Shine bright baby… mama loves you’  WTVR CBS 6 News

WILLIAMSBURG -- Friends, family, teammates, coaches, and faculty packed Kaplan Arena at the College of William & Mary Monday night to remember W&M ...

Mother of Nate Evans - Lee-Davis grad and W&M running back - wants his legacy to involve more than night of his murder

The mother of Nate Evans, the Lee-Davis High School graduate and William & Mary football player shot to death in Norfolk on March 21, wants her son's legacy ...

Racist messages found in Lee-Davis bathroom

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Administrators at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville have launched an investigation after a student reported finding racist ...

Two Confederates claim titles in Holiday Classic

MECHANICSVILLE – Six area teams finished in the top ten at the Lee-Davis Holiday Wrestling Classic Saturday in Mechanicsville, but it was Sussex Central of ...

How a former Hanover County Teacher hacked the emails of celebrities, coworkers and family members  WTVR CBS 6 News

A former Hanover County Teacher has been charged with federal crimes related to the online hacking of celebrities - and people at the school where he worked.

Former Lee-Davis student sentenced to 6 years for Hanover crash that killed two friends

A former Lee-Davis High School student was sentenced Thursday to serve six years in prison for the deaths of two friends who were passengers in the pickup ...

This Hanover teacher got a new car for being a good teacher

Hanover's top teacher gets new car for a year. ASHLAND — Be the best teacher, get a new car. That's what happened for Sara Salvato, a special education ...

L-DHS band hosting Tournament of Champions

MECHANICSVILLE – The Lee-Davis High School Marching Band, under the direction of Austin Nicholas, will present the 23rd Annual Tournament of ...

Hanover should keep Confederate school names, majority of survey respondents say

An overwhelming majority of respondents to a Hanover County School Board survey said the board should keep the names of two schools named after ...

Renovation vs. replacement considered for aging schools

ASHLAND -- Hanover County school officials are keeping a forward-looking eye on their collection of aging schools and devising a plan to meet those future ...

Lee-Davis community in mourning as police investigate crash that killed senior, alumnus

The Lee-Davis High School community was in mourning Monday as police investigated whether alcohol or other distractions led to Saturday's single-vehicle ...

Former Lee-Davis assistant principal sentenced for having sex with student

A former Lee-Davis High School assistant principal pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of indecent liberties with a minor by a custodian for having repeated ...

Prosecutors seek 3-year sentence in ‘celebgate’ hacking case  WTOP

Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of nearly three years in prison for a former Virginia high school teacher convicted of hacking into private ...

Hanover County Public Schools summer food program kicks off  8News

The schools are providing free breakfast and lunch to summer school students, any child 18 years old or younger and all students enrolled in the Hanover Parks ...

Ex-Virginia high school teacher sentenced to 3 years in 'celebgate' hacking case  WJLA

A former Virginia high school teacher has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for hacking into private digital accounts of celebrities and others.

'We have to speak up now': Hanover supervisors met with song, prayer, criticism over KKK rally

In their first meeting since a white supremacist group rallied in Hanover earlier this month, members of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors were met ...

Structure fire in Hanover County prompts warning to citizens  8News

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Hanover crews said fire was shooting up from the side of a home Friday night. Crews issued a warning for residents to ...

Head-on crash in Mechanicsville leaves 2 critically injured  8News

Emergency crews are on the scene of a head-on collision that trapped three people in Mechanicsville.

In Va. community where Civil War ties run deep, schools named after Confederate figures find broad support  The Washington Post

Thousands of community members chimed in on the proposed renaming of Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School near Richmond.

Patrick Henry High School unveils newly renovated auditorium  8News

Patrick Henry High School unveiled it's newly renovated auditorium during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.

L-DHS recognizes Freshcorn and Ward as ’18 honor graduates

MECHANICSVILLE – With grade point averages of 4.73 and 4.712, Caroline G. Freshcorn and Alexander Michael Ward lead the 2018 Class of Lee-Davis High ...

House fire injures 1 person in Mechanicsville  8News

A house fire in Mechanicsville sends one person to the hospital.

Racially-charged incident prompts public concerns

ASHLAND -- A recent racially-charged incident at Hanover High School prompted responses from several speakers during a public comment period at last ...

Hanover School Board plans to combine Gandy and Clay students in new elementary school

The youngest students at two Ashland elementary schools may end up schoolmates before they enter middle school.

Driver killed when vehicle rolls, lands on roof in Hanover  8News

One person was killed in a crash after their vehicle rolled and landed on its roof Monday afternoon.

VIDEO: Man carrying plastic sword while covering face arrested at Hanover intersection  8News

Authorities in Hanover County arrested a 23-year-old Mechanicsville man who was spotted near the intersection of Atlee Road and Mechanicsville Turnpike on ...

Lee-Davis names Hall of Fame Class of 2016  Richmond Times-Dispatch

MECHANICSVILLE – The Lee-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced the five members of its induction Class of 2016.

Tomato time: Hanover’s Tomato Festival returns this weekend  8News

The festival runs Friday (5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville.

Doran runs for Cold Harbor seat

MECHANICSVILLE -- James Doran is announcing his candidacy for the Cold Harbor District seat on the Hanover County Board of Supervisors.

Mechanicsville teen, last seen on Sunday, found safe  8News

The Hanover County Sheriff's Office have safely located a 14-year-old girl who was last seen at her home in Mechanicsville on Sunday evening.

Hanover firefighters battle blaze at abandoned building  8News

Hanover Firefighters are working to put out a fire at an abandoned building on Mechanicsville Turnpike.

On esports 'signing day,' 19 Richmond-area students get scholarships to play video games in college

ECPI University is launching esports teams in Richmond at its two campuses.

Accident shuts down Walnut Grove Road in Hanover  8News

A single-vehicle accident has shut down a road in Hanover County Saturday morning.

Elusive emu on the loose in Hanover County  8News

A big bird is ruffling feathers in Hanover where there's an Emu on the loose.

Lee-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2015

Versatility was the theme when the Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed its second class Friday night during the halftime of the Confederates' ...

Ashland Strawberry Faire honors scholarship recipients

ASHLAND – Ten Hanover County Public Schools students received scholarships last Wednesday evening from the Ashland Strawberry Faire.

Hargreaves, Kramer and Young lead Lee-Davis Class of 2016

Evan Hargreaves achieved the honor of being named valedictorian at Lee-Davis High School with his grade point average (GPA) of 4.75.

Memorial held in Richmond for slain William & Mary student  WAVY-TV

Family and friends gathered Friday morning to remember a William & Mary football player who was shot to death in Norfolk.

Lee-Davis crash victim’s brother: ‘You are not invincible’

RICHMOND, Va. -- Lee-Davis High School held their prom at the Richmond Convention Center Saturday night without one of their own. Senior Dylan Ballard ...

Hanover County BUS ROUTES | Routes and Bus Numbers

Listed in alphabetical order. Bus routes and times are subject. to change. Daily updates can be found at: ...

Williams: ‘The idea of honoring men who were part of the enslavement of my ancestors was really challenging’: Lee-Davis alumnus reflects on divide over name change

As an all-state running back at Lee-Davis High School, Avi Hopkins had greater success toting the football for the Confederates than he did in changing hearts ...

Tornadoes keep Richmond-area students in schools for hours after normal dismissal times

As tornadoes tore through the Richmond region on Monday, school systems scrambled to keep students safe in buildings for hours after they would normally be ...

More than 13,000 people responded to Hanover's survey on changing Confederate school names. Here's what they said.

The comments range from defenses of the Confederacy to the full script of the “Bee Movie.”

After multiple transplants, beloved custodian welcomed back by hundreds at Hanover school  8News

It was a very special day at Pole Green Elementary School on Monday as students and staff welcomed back a part of their family.

Former Lee-Davis assistant principal charged with more underage sex crimes

A former assistant principal for Lee-Davis High School has been charged with committing sex crimes against a minor on at least four occasions.

Hanover Schools vote to keep Confederate names  WTVR CBS 6 News

The decision came after the Hanover School Board asked the community for feedback about a possible name change.

Second man charged in W&M football player death  Virginia Gazette

A Portsmouth man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of William and Mary student and football player Nate Evans. Jerry Collins Spady, 22, ...

Purple Heart veteran brings lessons of integrity, sacrifice to Mechanicsville high school wrestling team

When designing his family's home, J.P. McGuire insisted on one indulgence: The garage would be his man cave.

County schools’ enrollment follows state trends

ASHLAND -- Hanover County student enrollment has been on the decline or remained level since 2005, and this year's projections indicate more of the same for ...

Richmond man pleads guilty in 'Celebgate' computer hacking case

A former Hanover County teacher pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to hacking-related charges in a scheme that obtained private information from ...

Hanover County company under investigation for not paying workers  8News

A business based in Hanover County is accused of not paying its workers.

Hanover County home severely damaged in early-morning fire  8News

A house in Hanover County is severely damaged after a fire broke out early Friday morning.

A look at this week's high school basketball holiday tournaments

Schedules for the high school basketball games being played over Christmas break.

9 recruits graduate from Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy  8News

Nine of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office's newest recruits graduated from the Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy at a ceremony held at Life Church in ...

Mechanicsville teenager killed in New Year’s crash  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. — A Mechanicsville teenager was killed in a New Year's Day crash in Richmond. The victim in Monday afternoon's crash was identified as ...

Richmond teachers to receive free CPR training

RPS teachers can get free CPR certification. RICHMOND — Teachers in Richmond Public Schools will now be able to receive CPR certification for free.

Alcohol a factor in crash that killed Lee-Davis students, survivor says

HANOVER, Va. – All occupants in the vehicle that struck a tree in Hanover -- leaving four badly injured and two dead – had been drinking alcohol and smoking ...

All-region teams for high school baseball and softball

The area's best baseball and softball players, as chosen by the local coaches.

Gloria Clodfelter, co-creator of Mechanicsville Christmas festivities and mother of USS Cole victim, dies at 64

MECHANICSVILLE — A family whose name has been known for spreading joy, as well as suffering great tragedy, has lost its matriarch.

Police: Chesapeake man arrested in killing of W&M football player  Virginia Gazette

A Chesapeake man was charged and arrested Monday in connection with the killing of William and Mary football player Nate Evans.

Singer Jason Mraz marries in Mechanicsville  Richmond Times-Dispatch

Singer Jason Mraz wed longtime girlfriend Christina Carano in Hanover County on Sunday.

Salvato recognized as HCPS Teacher of Year

ASHLAND – Sara Salvato, a Special Education teacher at Lee-Davis High School (LDHS), has been selected as the Hanover County Public Schools Teacher of ...

78-year-old Georgia man dies after 2-vehicle crash on I-95  8News

A 78-year-old Georgia man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover County on Tuesday.

Hanover County sues man over year-round tacky lights display  8News

One man told 8News he is being sued by the county for leaving his lights and decorations throughout the year.

Police: ‘Heavy rainfall’ could be factor in fatal crash on I-295; woman killed not identified  8News

A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Hanover County on Friday afternoon. According to Virginia State Police, "At the time of the crash, there was ...

Hanover School Board solicits feedback over Confederate-named schools  WTVR CBS 6 News

ASHLAND, Va. – The Hanover County School Board has asked the community for feedback in response to recent public interest and discussion surrounding the ...

Teen gets 6 years for crash that killed two friends

HANOVER — A former Lee-Davis High School student was sentenced Thursday to serve six years in prison for the deaths of two friends who were passengers ...

Teen indicted in Mechanicsville crash that killed two from Lee-Davis

Seth Fleming, accused of killing two friends after driving a pickup truck into a tree in Hanover County in April, has been indicted by a grand jury on two counts.

Hanover County father shoots and kills son before turning gun on self  8News

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities in Hanover County made a disturbing discovery after responding to a 911 call in Mechanicsville Tuesday ...

VCU's education school has received its largest donation

Retired VCU professor pledges $1.75M gift. RICHMOND — A retired professor in Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Education has given the school ...

I-95 reopens after tractor-trailer hauling trash crashes near Kings Dominion  8News

All lanes on I-95 in Hanover County have reopened after a crash involving a tractor-trailer that closed a portion of the interstate for hours Friday morning.

Former Richmond standouts Click and Mummau had memorable time as Virginia Tech walk-ons

It was perhaps the most memorable play of last year's Camping World Bowl loss to Oklahoma State for Virginia Tech. Facing a fourth-and-10, the Hokies ...

2 horses killed in fire that destroyed local equestrian center  8News

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — It was a devastating morning for Patti Driscoll. She's owned and operated the Beaverdam Equestrian Center for 25 years.

Student charged with attempting to poison Hanover County teacher  8News

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRiC) — A student in Hanover County has been charged with a felony after allegedly attempting to poison a school teacher.

65-year-old woman struck, killed by SUV on Mechanicsville Turnpike  8News

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Hanover Saturday night, according to authorities.

Racist fliers found near Randolph Macon College  8News

Ashland Police are investigating after racist fliers were found on private properties in Ashland and Hanover Counties, including just outside Randolph Macon ...

Storm damage in the Richmond area from the remnants of Hurricane Florence

Shingles ripped off of Lucky Chinese Restaurant in Victorian Square Shopping Center on Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 following storms on Monday. SHELBY ...

School board shows hand regarding name change

ASHLAND — Although no formal vote was taken at a Hanover County School Board workshop early last week, a clear consensus did evolve during a Thursday ...

Hanover teen pleads guilty in crash that killed friends

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. - The driver charged in crash that killed two young men on Cold Harbor Road in Hanover last April pleaded guilty inside a Hanover ...

Residents share road safety concerns after pedestrian struck, killed in Hanover  8News

As police investigate Cordle's death, residents who spoke with 8News believe it's time to make Mechanicsville Turnpike reasonable safe for pedestrians.

Developer proposes apartment project in Mechanicsville

Before Larry Shaia finished developing Charleston Ridge Apartments last year, there hadn't been an apartment community built in Hanover County in nearly 20 ...

Prosecutors recommend prison sentence in 'celebgate' hacking case  CBS19 News

Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of nearly three years in prison for a former Virginia high school teacher convicted of hacking into private ...

Hanover mom who lost son in deadly crash working to prevent future heartbreak  WRIC

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — A Hanover County mom whose son was killed in a drunk driving crash says she's forgiven the young man who was behind ...

37-year-old Ashland man killed in Wednesday evening crash  8News

Authorities say a man is dead after a crash in Hanover County Wednesday evening.

Hanover County mourns the loss of firefighter killed in line of duty  8News

Lieutenant Brad Clark and other firefighters from Hanover Station 6 were responding to a crash on I-295 when a tractor trailer driver plowed into the back of their ...

Data breach of Hanover’s online payment system could put residents’ credit card info at risk  8News

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A data breach of the online payment system used by Hanover residents to pay their utility bills has potentially left several ...

Sentencing delayed for former Hanover teacher in 'Celebgate' iCloud hacking case

Sentencing has been delayed for a former Hanover County teacher convicted of hacking-related crimes that netted private information from hundreds of people, ...

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