While editors and reporters at The Central Virginian will come and go, The CV will remain Louisa County’s community newspaper. The CV covers topics that are of interest to our readers, and as the new editor, I will do my best to carry on the tradition of keeping you informed of important events in the county and sharing your stories with the rest of the community.
It is customary to share some personal background information in a first editorial, but I’ll make it brief. I was born and raised in Fredericksburg and graduated from Fredericksburg Christian High School. In the mid-90s, I moved to northern Virginia and worked in the telecommunications industry for nearly a decade, before continuing my education and graduating from George Mason University.
I do not recall visiting Louisa County during my time in Fredericksburg, but I began visiting Lake Anna in 2003 to visit my in-laws. I became a CV reporter in early 2011 and my wife and I moved to Lake Anna shortly thereafter. We have enjoyed living in Louisa County immensely.
As a reporter, I have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and share their stories with our readers. While reporters cover numerous beats, some of my favorite stories came from readers who wanted to share their experiences with the rest of the community.
While social networking sites such as Facebook allow you to share your recent accomplishment or experience with hundreds of friends, we would also like to share them with our thousands of readers. So, I hope that you will continue to call or email us with your stories, or post them on the Your News section of The Central Virginian website.
Although I have met some of you while conducting interviews or while attending public meetings and events in the past two years, I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting most of you. I hope that we will get the chance to meet in person, so please feel free to introduce yourself when you see me, or stop by the office when you have a chance.
I’d love to talk with you about your concerns or ideas about how The CV can better serve the community, or simply have an enjoyable conversation.