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Pippin named board chair

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

Ava Pippin has been elected chair of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board. She is the first Louisa County resident to be selected as the PVCC Board chair in the college’s history. Pippin was appointed to the PVCC Board in 2008 by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, served as vice-chair from 2013-2014 and now succeeds Laila Bare as the board’s leader. Sean J. Moynihan, representative to the PVCC Board

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  • Louisa schools are about to open for new school year

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools students will return to class on Wednesday, August 13.  Open houses, which give families a chance to connect with their child’s teachers, will be held at all schools in the days before. On Friday, August 8, Louisa County Middle School and Louisa County High School will conduct Open House from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. On Monday, August 11, elementary schools will conduct their Open Houses

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  • Focused on their game

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Eight-year-old Bryce Snyder enjoys playing Asteroid Invasion, a game that he created in one week during an Engineering for Kids camp at the Louisa Arts Center.

    Nine-year-old Lucas Hufner delivered a challenge to his 13 peers at the Louisa Arts Center on Friday. “None of you can beat my game!” he boasted, looking over his laptop screen. And as the challengers pass by one by one, Hufner is proven correct. His smile beams across the room. The reason for Hufner’s elated sense of pride lies in the fact that the game is indeed his own, the

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  • Recent Louisa graduate joins jarheads

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Growing up, James Cusick would sit on the floor of his bedroom with his toy soldiers, visualizing what it would be like to be in combat. Every scene was spurred on by the memory of his father, Joseph, a paratrooper in the Korean War, or his uncle Charlie, who was in the Marines. The passion continued in the years ahead as well, with Cusick watching whatever military mini-series popped up

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  • Former Louisa High School principal moves to central office

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tom Smith, former principal of Louisa County High School, has been named director of secondary education for Louisa County Public Schools. He made the short move across the parking lot recently to set up his office in the LCPS Central Office Building. The position is relatively new, combining additional responsibilities to those of former Director of Accountability Services Thomas Schott, who moved on to become superintendent of Highland County Public

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  • Success is feedin’, seedin’, weedin’ and breedin’

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County High School FFA Chapter officers for 2014-2015 are Kristin Seay, president; Beth Richardson, vice president; Chelsea Bickley, secretary; Riley Smith, treasurer; Kylie Hoffman, reporter; Courtney Whisenant, sentinel; Brianna Harlowe, historian; and Hunter Watkins, student advisor.

    When Paul Harvey gave his infamous FFA speech in 1978,  “So God made a farmer,” little did he know that those words would have such an impact.  Since then, his speech has inspired a truck advertisement and, more recently, the Louisa FFA Chapter’s tee-shirt design and slogan, “Feedin’, seedin’, weedin’ and breedin’ since 1928.” That tee-shirt was entered into the National FFA Organization’s annual Chapter Tee-Shirt Contest, in which designs

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  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary staff prepares for July move

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary School principal enjoys the space of her new office, which she moved into at the beginning of this month.

    Glancing out of the spacious windows that allow natural light to illuminate her office, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School principal Candace Wilkerson couldn’t keep a smile off of her face. Just like her office, the future of her school is bright. Wilkerson was able to move in to the new $11 million, 85,000 square-foot building two weeks ago, marking a new era for elementary education in the county. “It was surreal,”

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