During the hectic rush of the holiday season—between Thanksgiving and New Years—it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day rush of juggling work, home and family life.
It’s also a time to look back and think about what has happened over the course of the year and onward to what we hope to accomplish in the future.
I am grateful to The Central Virginian’s readers and advertisers for making it possible for me to come to work each day and do something that I love. And I believe that’s how all of the staff here at The CV feel.
Working for a newspaper is tantamount to a community service role. We are serious about our responsibility to keep you informed about what is happening in our local government, schools and courts. We also record the births, deaths and marriages of the county’s residents.
We share with you the good, the bad, the beautiful and the not-so-great. And we have learned that the majority of people in Louisa County are kind, caring, generous and committed to this place we call home and the people who live here.
What’s so great about working at the hometown newspaper is the fact that we get to meet people from all walks of life, share their stories and record their lives.
It’s a humbling experience when people are willing to share their most personal stories—those who are facing tremendous loss, medical obstacles, financial hardships or even opening up about their accomplishments—with our staff.
Working at the local newspaper is a constant learning experience. We have to learn as much as we can about the issues so that we can accurately explain it to you.
Unfortunately, when we do make a mistake, it’s very public for all to see. That’s why we work so hard to get the facts and verify everything, because you rely on us for a fair and accurate representation of what is happening.
Without each and every single one of you—our readers and advertisers—we would not be able to accomplish this every single week.
So, thank you for your confidence and trust in us, and we ask that you continue to support The Central Virginian in the coming year. We welcome your input, your ideas and your commentary. This is YOUR hometown newspaper.
We consider ourselves your community partners and we look forward to being a part of your lives and recording this county’s history in 2014.