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Chemicals proposed for hydrilla removal at Lake Anna

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

If hydrilla makes a comeback this summer at Lake Anna, Dominion and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have approved the use of chemicals to halt its growth. The invasive water plant thrives in warm, clear, shallow water. The non-native weed was found in a few spots at the lake last year, but the hope is that the colder than usual winter months may have stunted its growth.

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  • Class of 2015 says goodbye to pods

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, the pods will be gone and students will begin class in the new Louisa County High School.

    The weather forecast is looking bright for Friday evening’s graduation commencement at the Louisa County High School Football Stadium. But even if were to rain, there is no doubt that the 330 members of this particular group would take it in stride and, somehow, make it work. “I’m so excited for them,” said first year LCHS Principal Lee Downey. “The biggest word that comes to my mind when describing this

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  • $2.2 million grant could bring all-inclusive park to Louisa

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A proposed $2.2 million grant earmarked to bring an all-inclusive park and playground to Louisa County is gaining momentum. Jane Shelhorse, director of Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, expects to present additional information to the board of supervisors during its June 1 meeting. “We’re going to be bringing this to the next board meeting with some more costs so they can make a decision,” Shelhorse said. “It sounds fine

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  • Robert Shelton returns to Louisa alma mater

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Robert Shelton led Louisa County High School’s basketball team to the 1994 state finals.

    In 1994, Robert Shelton led Louisa County High School’s boys’ basketball team to the Group AA state championship finals as a player. Two decades later, Shelton hopes to duplicate that feat, this time as a coach. Shelton was named the school’s boys’ varsity basketball coach  during Tuesday’s school board meeting. He succeeds Brian Wilson, who stepped down after four seasons. “When the opportunity came and there was an opening, I

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  • Elementary math educator named Louisa County’s Teacher of the Year

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    There is always that one teacher that students remember as having made a real difference in their lives—the one who took the time to listen to them and made the effort to help them “get it” in a particularly tough subject. At Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, that educator is fifth grade math teacher Laurie Corker. A  pink-shirted sea of colleagues who attended the annual Louisa County Public Schools’ Teacher of

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  • Mistrial declared in Quick trial

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    On Tuesday, May 12, attorneys for all six defendants in the Kevin Quick murder trial were granted motions for a mistrial after a list of juror’s names and contact information was brought out of the Charlottesville courtroom Thursday by an unidentified defendant. The first four motions were granted for Halisi Uhuru, Shantai Shelton, Mersadies Shelton and Anthony Stokes before 1 p.m. The remaining two defendants motioned for mistrial after interviewing

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  • Gang Ties: A series about growing up in a gang culture

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Fate, destiny and choices *This is the beginning of a series showcasing gang culture in Charlottesville as the murder trial for Waynesboro Reserve Captain Kevin Quick begins in U.S. Federal District Court in Charlottesville.   The first time Frank Johnson got caught with a bag of pot was in the fourth grade. Innocently enough, Johnson was raising his hand in class to use the bathroom and the baggie slid out

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  • Tree tipping kicks off age-in-place community

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 9:00 am


    Rather than a ground breaking or a ribbon cutting ceremony, developers of Sunset Coves, the county’s first age-in-place community at Lake Anna, celebrated the start of road construction with a tree tipping on Monday, April 13. Joining in the festivities with the developers were the engineer, excavating team, future residents, real estate agents and local elected officials. Weather permitting, the road should be completed by the end of June. “We

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  • Louisa seniors get a ‘free ride’ courtesy of Busch Gardens

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park President Carl Lum believes that school is difficult enough without students having to deal with the kind of adversity Louisa County High School’s Class of 2015 has dealt with for the past four years. When he learned that the high school’s seniors have had to spend their entire high school career in a mobile campus following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August of 2011, he knew

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