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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Comments for Fall Line Trail accepted through November 30

The Virginia Department of Transportation will accept comments on the proposed Fall Line Trail through November 30, 2022. You can make your comments to VDOT in any of the following ways:

Mail: 

VDOT

Attn: Roy Soto

c/o Fall Line Trail Public Hearing

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2022

New Fire Station approved for Mechanicsville area

Fire Station 17 conceptual rendering

The Board of Supervisors has approved Hanover Fire Station 17, which will be on the south side of Laurel Meadow School Road, just west of Lee-Davis Road, adjacent to the Laurel Meadow Elementary School.  

The budget adopted for Fiscal Year 2023 by...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Hanover County seeks input on proposed Strategic Plan

The Hanover County Board of Supervisors is considering updates to its five-year Strategic Plan for the County government. The Board is seeking public comments and feedback on the proposed plan, particularly the content. The proposed plan and its individua...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Help "Make the Holidays Bright" for those in need

Are you looking for ways to make the holidays brighter for others? The Hanover County Department of Community Resources has a list of organizations seeking holiday assistance for those they serve. “In person” volunteering needs may be limited, but this ye...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Two Hanover volunteers receive Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award

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On October 25, 2022, David and Judy Fuller received a Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award in the category Independent Group (family, friends, neighborhood or other informal group organized as volunteers for a project or organization). In 2...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Brenzovich, Corbin win top award given by Hanover CSB

Harris Award 2022 winners

The 2022 recipients of the Jean C. Harris Award for Excellence given by the Hanover County Community Services Board were awarded on October 26, 2022. William “Bill” E. Brenzovich, Sr. and Cristy A. Corbin were recognized and honored for the critical role ...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Board takes action to reduce the impact of upcoming personal property tax bills

The Hanover County Board of Supervisors acted on October 12th to lessen the impact of rising personal property values on taxpayers.    

For this tax year only, passenger vehicles, SUVs and trucks weighing less than 10,000 pounds will be a...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

New family visitation room unveiled at Hanover Department of Social Services

DSS family visitation room 10-24-22

A new family visitation room for families in crisis, children needing immediate placement, family visitations, intake interviews and more was unveiled on Monday, October 24, at the Hanover Department of Social Services building.   

The sp...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Reception at Hanover Museum of History & Culture celebrates expanded exhibit

Fearnow stew sign

A reception for the expanded “Leaders & Legacy: Women of Hanover” exhibit at the Hanover Museum of History & Culture drew a large and enthusiastic crowd on the evening of October 13th.    

The exhibit recognizes women from all wal...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Ground broken on new Horticultural Learning Center

Horticultural Learning Center groundbreaking

Ground was broken on a Horticultural Learning Center in Hanover County on October 14. The center, a multi-year project undertaken by Hanover Master Gardeners, will sit on 1.10 acres next to the Taylor Complex building at 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Hanover DASH program reduces rates for riders!

Hanover County is happy to announce that the copay cost to riders who make reservations for the Hanover DASH specialized transportation program has been reduced from $8 to $6 per ride, effective immediately.

“We are making every effort to provide a quality...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Young boy sworn in as Hanover firefighter

Javi Guzman 10-10-22

Javi Guzman, a 7-year-old Hanover boy, has faced a lot of challenges, including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and a fire at his family’s house, but on Monday he experienced a dream come true.

He became a Hanover County firefighter.

Javi was sworn in by Fire/EMS Ch...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

New waiting room for children in J&DR Court is unveiled

Judge Hoehl and Girl Scouts

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday, October 7, in the Hanover Courts Building at Hanover Courthouse, unveiling a new waiting room for children who are about to testify in court.

This new space creates a warm and inviting environment for children tes...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Fuel Assistance applications can be made beginning October 11

The Hanover County Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for the Fuel Assistance Program on October 11, 2022. 

Fuel Assistance is a temporary program that helps eligible households with the costs of heating their homes. T...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2022

New company announces plans to offer broadband services in Hanover

Glo Fiber, powered by Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (Nasdaq: SHEN), has announced that they have reached agreements with municipal officials to deploy next generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services to areas within Hanover ...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Hanover Social Services seeks info on those with disabilities for assistance

We’ve all become unfortunately familiar with the trauma that can be caused by tropical storms, hurricanes, floods and even earthquakes in recent years.  To help prepare for the next emergency, the Hanover Department of Social Services wants to ma...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Updating information about your septic systems

State law requires septic tanks located in the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas (CBPA) be pumped out at least once every 5 years.   The Department of Public Works monitors compliance of these state requirements for Hanover County. The program re...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Hanover County Recognizes September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month 2

The Hanover County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed September “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in Hanover. Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and the Supervisors acknowledge there are young residents battling this d...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Hanover County launches new website for broadband updates

Connect Hanover site image

Hanover County has launched a new website to provide up-to-date information about the “Connect Hanover” project. The Connect Hanover initiative will provide access to broadband internet to all unserved areas in the County. The website link is connecthanov...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Jo Ann Hunter named new Hanover Senior Director of Community Development

Jo Ann Hunter

Hanover County Administrator, John A. Budesky, is proud to announce the appointment of Jo Ann Hunter as the new Senior Director of Community Development. Hunter brings with her over 20 years of experience in local government, leadership, and community dev...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Hanover County’s wastewater facilities recognized nationally for excellence

DPU Awards 8-24-22

All four of Hanover County’s wastewater treatment plants have been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for exceptional performance. The facilities have been honored with the NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards. The Peak Perf...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Hanover County’s school-based mental health services recognized for excellence

Hanover County’s school-based mental health services program has received a 2022 achievement award from The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo). The VACo Achievement Awards recognize excellence in local government programs in the areas of innovation, ...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Catey Dickensheets named Director of Human Resources

Catey Dickensheet 8-10-22

 

County Administrator John A. Budesky announced today the appointment of Catey Dickensheets to serve as Hanover County’s Director of Human Resources. Dickensheets, a long-time Hanover County resident, officially begins her new role September 1.

Di...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Parts of Hanover County to gain a second cable choice

Shentel Priority Map

Some Hanover County residents will soon have another cable option. The Hanover County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement granting a non-exclusive cable television franchise to Shenandoah Cable Television, LLC., also known as Shentel. Cable TV ...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

VDOT posts truck restriction signs on five roads

Through Truck Restriction sign

VDOT has posted through-truck restriction signs on five roads: Atlee Station Road (Rt. 637); Atlee Road (Rt. 638); New Ashcake Road (Rt. 643); Ashcake Road (Rt. 657); and Peaks Road (Rt. 657). The restrictions do not apply to pickup or panel trucks or any...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Hanover County Public Utilities Receives Outstanding Water Treatment Award

DPU award 6-22-22

The Doswell Water Treatment Plant has once again received outstanding honors from the Commonwealth. Hanover County’s Department of Public Utilities has received the 2022 Gold Award for Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance from the Office of Dri...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Citizens and Planning Representatives Will Help Guide Hanover's Comprehensive Plan

First CPT Meeting

The Community Participation Team (CPT) held its first meeting last night at the Mechanicsville Library to provide direction on Hanover County’s Comprehensive Plan. The CPT is an advisory group appointed by the Hanover Board of Supervisors to pro...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

New Montpelier Library and Recreation Center Approved

MontpelierLibrary

Hanover residents will soon be able to enjoy a new library and recreation center in Montpelier. The Hanover County Board of Supervisors approved Wednesday a conditional use permit for the Montpelier Recreation Center and Library project. The plan calls fo...

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Hanover County Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Board enhances tax relief for elderly and disabled residents

The Hanover County Board of Supervisors has significantly increased tax relief for the elderly and disabled.

Changes adopted on April 13 include:

  • Increasing the net combined financial worth, excluding the value of the home, that may be held by elderly or di...
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Hanover County Press Releases

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News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2022

Hanover Parks and Recreation Receives State Awards

Department staff receiveing VRPS awards

Over 400 delegates, exhibitors, speakers, and volunteers from around the state gathered in early November in Virginia Beach, Virginia for the 68th Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society. The conference is a learning exchange and pro...

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Parks & Recreation Press Releases & Updates