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Faulconer employee Nick Stanley goes to work repairing the engine and transmission from one of the company’s dump trucks.

Firm lays foundation in Louisa

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Faulconer Construction Company is ready to join what they perceive to be a growing economy in Louisa County. The contracting firm’s new 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building off of Three Notch Road near Ferncliff opened for business at the beginning of April. “We feel the economy is starting to change. It’s the right time for us to take the next step of growth as a company,” Faulconer executive vice president Fran Burke

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Faulconer employee Nick Stanley goes to work repairing the engine and transmission from one of the company’s dump trucks.

Firm lays foundation in Louisa

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Faulconer Construction Company is ready to join what they perceive to be a growing economy in Louisa County. The contracting firm’s new 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building off of Three Notch Road near Ferncliff opened for business at the beginning of April. “We feel the economy is starting to change. It’s the right time for us to take the next step of growth as a company,” Faulconer executive vice president Fran Burke

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  • Mineral cutting ties with trees

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The trees lining Mineral Avenue at Miller’s Market have impaired the view of drivers turning onto the road in recent years. As a result, town council voted to remove the trees as soon as possible.

    Residents have voiced their opposition to the stretch of trees that line Mineral Avenue for almost a year now. In its monthly meeting on Monday night, members of Mineral Town Council finally took action. Based on a suggestion in a monthly report from Mineral Town Manager Sal Luciano, council voted 4-1 to remove approximately 10 trees that run the stretch of road from E. Fifth Street and W. Sixth Street

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  • Mineral resident faces 18 counts of attempted murder

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Nicholas Secret

    A Mineral man is facing multiple attempted murder charges and one count of arson for his alleged role in trying to burn down a home with 18 people sleeping inside. Nicholas Charles Secret, 26, received a direct indictment from the Louisa County Grand Jury on Monday, July 14, for 17 counts of attempted murder and a true bill on one count of attempted first degree murder and arson. In the

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Louisa head coach Mark Fischer barked out commands during the team’s conditioning drills this past week.

Back in business at The Jungle

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

His commands clearly cut through the morning air on Tuesday during a simple conditioning drill. Through certain stretches, the coach would hunch over, focus his gaze on selected youngsters, and monitor the most intricate of details. In a pre-practice huddle, it was made clear that progression would be praised, excuses would be ignored. It was, quite simply, classic Mark Fischer. It may have been a vintage scene, but it offered

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  • Louisa Little League sends five teams to states

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The end of the line arrived for most little league programs across the state this past weekend, but for most of the teams in Louisa Little League, the fun has just begun. Five teams – four baseball and one softball – are headed to their respective state championships in the upcoming week after giving dominating performances in last week’s District 14 playoffs. “It’s always good when you can send just

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  • Grant given for Louisa field hockey camp

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Camp instructors Kelsey Stanley (l to r) and Kate Chisholm, both former LCHS players, hold up the brand new equipment that will be used at the camp.

    Most young female athletes in Louisa spend their days dreaming of becoming the next great batter on the diamond, a dominant scorer on the hardwood or maybe even a commanding midfielder on the soccer field. The sport of field hockey hasn’t invaded those dreams yet though, mostly due to people’s unfamiliarity with the game. Kate Chisholm and Kelsey Stanley – two former stars for Louisa County High School’s field hockey

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Lifestyles

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Mineral Hillbillies during the annual Louisa Fireman’s Parade on Thursday, July 3. Louisa Fire Chief Robert “Perk” Perkins, who for the first time wasn’t able to make the short drive to attend the event due to his declining health, can still say he’s never missed a parade.  The route took a decided turn to the west as parade participants strayed from the regular route to file past Perkins’ Harris Creek Road home.

Louisa’s parade tribute to its chief

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

A little rain didn’t stop the 72nd annual Louisa Fireman’s Parade from going on as scheduled on Thursday, July 3, but the procession was anything but routine. Everything was moving along according to the usual plan when all the fire trucks and ambulances took a sudden and unexpected turn to the west and disappeared from the line-up. Unbeknown to parade-goers, the vehicles were headed to the home of long-time Louisa

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  • A journey not quite finished, Louisa teacher still active

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rosetta Robinson

    As a high school senior in 1969, Rosetta Robinson sat in the advisor’s office at A. G. Richardson High School and was told that she’d be lucky to attain a job any higher than a low-end vocational job. Back then, students were assigned one of four levels based on their perceived academic potential. “When you got into those groups, you stayed in those groups,” Robinson said. “You could feel like

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  • Trevilians Schoolhouse makes move

    Posted on June 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Members of Rollin Wheels worked to relocate the Trevilians schoolhouse during the morning of Thursday, May 22. The schoolhouse now sits on the property of Walton Park in Mineral.

    If you traveled through Mineral around noon on Thursday, May 22, you probably found yourself in the middle of one of the most unique traffic jams in the town’s history. That’s because the old Trevilians Schoolhouse was uprooted, put on axles and moved down the road to Walton Park at the request of the building’s owner, Sally Johnson. “The town is glad to have it,” Mineral Vice-Mayor Bernice Wilson-Kube said.

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Entertainment

AARP trip

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Louisa AARP is planning a cruise to the Panama Canal Feb. 16 through Feb. 27, 2015. The 12 day, 11 night cruise will leave Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and will visit Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, Panama Canal, Panama, Colon, Panama, Limon, Costa Rica, Ochos Rios, Jamaica and then back to Ft. Lauderdale. The cost of the trip includes round trip airfare from Washington Dulles, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes and transfers

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  • Mineral Bluegrass Festival returns to Walton Park

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The bluegrass is headed back to Mineral The 31st annual Mineral Bluegrass Festival will be held at Walton Park in Mineral from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19. Fifteen performers are scheduled to take the stage during the three-day event that organizers estimate will draw 2,500 spectators. “People love bluegrass, regardless of who is playing,” said George Shifflett, of Shifflett Family Entertainment, who is organizing the event. “They come

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  • Independence Day fireworks shows in Louisa

    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    What is Independence Day without a few fireworks to celebrate the occasion? Louisa residents have two options this year to enjoy a fireworks show. On Friday, Small Country Campground, located at 4400 Byrd Mill Road, will kick off the evening with sparklers for the kids at 8:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display over Lake Ruth Ann beginning at about 9 p.m.  The cost is $10 per carload. During the

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