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Though Family Dollar may be struggling in certain areas across the country, local officials feel the store has a bright future in Louisa County.

Family Dollar fight on falling sales could affect Mineral store

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

A national retail store chain that has two locations in Louisa County and had Mineral officials fighting for its services is now in a fight of its own to cut losses and combat sagging sales. In an April 10 press release, Family Dollar announced it will close 370 stores nationwide  by the end of the year due to poor financial results in their second quarter sales. “Family Dollar is taking

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Though Family Dollar may be struggling in certain areas across the country, local officials feel the store has a bright future in Louisa County.

Family Dollar fight on falling sales could affect Mineral store

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

A national retail store chain that has two locations in Louisa County and had Mineral officials fighting for its services is now in a fight of its own to cut losses and combat sagging sales. In an April 10 press release, Family Dollar announced it will close 370 stores nationwide  by the end of the year due to poor financial results in their second quarter sales. “Family Dollar is taking

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  • Sheriff’s office arrests wanted man from Louisa County

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    A Louisa man  who was listed on the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office’s “Most Wanted” list was taken into custody on Thursday, April 17. Dennis James Eddy, 24, of Bakers Branch Road, is accused of felony breaking and entering with intent to commit murder, rape or arson, and a vandalism charge, according to Captain Jack Poindexter. Eddy’s former girlfriend called 9-1-1 on Wednesday, April 2 to report that Eddy had forced

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  • Plane lands in Louisa front yard

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    A Mississippi father and son were traveling in this 1980 Cessna when it force-landed in front of a Louisa County home on Friday, April 11.  The two suffered minor injuries and were transported to University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

    Not many people can say they’ve had a plane crash in front of their house, but Beverly Coleman can­—and she is grateful that those onboard suffered only minor injuries and her house was spared. A friend’s sister called Coleman while she was at her son, Dabney’s, track meet at Louisa County High School on Friday, April 11 to let her know that an airplane had crashed in the field directly

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Head coach Kevin Fisher said his seniors have no intentions of looking back to last year’s disappointing season.

Louisa Lions determined to turn page

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

Louisa may be in the midst of a two-game losing streak, but they’ve seen worse. If you really want to see a Lion droop his shoulders, ask him about last year’s 4-16 season. Ask him about the attitude that team had. “Last year, we’d be too worried about a game that happened yesterday instead of the work that needed to be put in today,” senior ace Thomas Dunnavant said. “Everybody

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  • Visiting Flucos flummox Louisa

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Third baseman Josh Holley was just short in his attempt to steal home on an errant pitch during the bottom of the first inning. Photo by Chan Powell.

    The bats went cold and the score went south for Louisa in their matchup versus Fluvanna on Monday. The Lions struggled at the plate en route to a 3-6 defeat under their hometown lights. “We couldn’t find a way to get a leadoff hitter on, and the bats just went dead tonight,” Lions head coach Kevin Fisher said. “The kids battled, they were fighting, but we’re in a tough stretch

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  • Raeshawn Bishop, Louisa’s man on the fast track

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop’s performance at Louisa’s latest match put him atop the school’s all-time scoring list for outdoor track athletes. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

    When Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop cleared the six-foot-two-inch bar at Louisa’s outdoor track meet on Saturday, April 5 at Woodberry Forest, he didn’t just glide over a suspended bar, he soared past the competition and into the record books. Bishop came into the first track meet of the year knowing that anything better than a subpar performance would vault him ahead of former Louisa great Sean Robinson on the school’s

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Lifestyles

A doublewide home on Cooke Place in Mineral was destroyed by fire on Thursday, April 3 during the early morning hours.

Fire displaces couple, Red Cross to the rescue

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

A Mineral man escaped injury after his double-wide mobile home on Cooke Place went up in flames in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 3. Walter Sprouse said he had fallen asleep in front of the television that evening. In the early morning hours he was awaked by the frantic barking of his five Chihuahua’s and he saw flames coming out of the bedroom. Grabbing all the dogs, Sprouse

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  • ‘Art of the Patterns’ adorn Louisa Middle School

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mia Burton, a kindergartner who attends Jouett Elementary School, got an up close look at some  art made by classmates and herself.

    Amidst hanging ornaments, musical performances and art-adorned walls, Louisa locals were presented a smorgasbord of student-generated masterpieces during the annual Louisa County Public School Arts Festival on Saturday, April 5. Now in it’s 27th year, the festival has become one of the most anticipated school-run events in the county. Thousands of proud parents, grandparents and friends were in attendance to get an up-close look at a variety of aesthetic works

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  • Unique play to bring Gospel of Mark to life

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Audience members will surround the action during “The Mark Drama,” where 15 performers will take guests through the entire gospel of Mark.

    A revolutionary Christian drama that has gained widespread attention across Europe is set to bring its act to America, with local churches ready to organize and host the play this June. The play, called “The Mark Drama,” takes viewers into the life of Jesus as told in the book of Mark.  Londoner Andrew Page created the drama ten years ago, molding his approach and the actor’s styles after the methods

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Entertainment

A performance by The Young Bullrushes, Gilboa Christian Church’s youth harmonica group, will be one of various musical performances given during Country Church Day.

Country Church Day has been a community mainstay for 100 years in Cuckoo

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

A century ago, Dr. William Forrest – then pastor of Gilboa Christian Church – conceived the idea of holding an annual springtime festival for his congregation; one that would commemorate the integral role that the church had played in the nation, community and life of locals. While Forrest and members of the inaugural celebration may be long gone, the sense of pride, tradition and respect they helped forge lives on.

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  • Concert series to strike chord on Lake Anna

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Thanks to a combination of inspiration and perspiration, members of the Lake Anna Business Partnership have arranged for an intriguing concert series to be held at Anna Point Marina throughout the upcoming summer. The six gigs, which will average about two-and-a-half hours in length, will be held one night per month from April to September. The idea for the event is the direct result of brainstorming sessions by LABP President

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  • Encore présentation of ‘Smoke on the Mountain’

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

    In an encore presentation, Louisa Arts Center will present Smoke on the Mountain May 2 through May 4 with the original cast. Last fall, Louisa Arts Center launched a Little theater program with a fully realized production of Smoke on the Mountain. The show was a huge success, with all performances sold-out. Smoke on the Mountain is a hilarious gospel bluegrass musical comedy. It tells the story of the first

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