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Frosties Rail Stop is located right off of Main Street in Louisa, next to small-town landmarks such as the water tower and railroad tracks. Owner John Fenner said it all plays a role in the new restaurant’s vintage appeal.

Vintage eatery joins Louisa scene

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

When retired policeman John Fenner took a walk-up trailer and launched a shaved-ice business in the parking lot of Kenny’s Central Tire and Auto in Louisa last summer, he figured it to be a one-time gig. A few months and one rented building later, Fenner now finds himself the owner of his very own charming walk-up eatery, Frostie’s Rail Stop, in Louisa, which opened Labor Day weekend. “We love the

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  • Housing Choice waiting list opens online

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The Virginia Housing Development Authority and Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation will open the online Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List on Oct. 7 for Fluvanna and Louisa counties from 1 until 4 p.m. at vhda.apply4housing.com VHDA is one of 42 housing agencies across the state that administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. VHDA administers more than 9,600 vouchers in Virginia that do not have a local housing agency. VHDA works with

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  • Local bank invests in furthering local adult education

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A Wells Fargo grant of $2,000 was recently presented to Adult Community Education Executive Director Susan Fletcher by Wells Fargo Branch Manager June Myers and Assistant Manager Colleen Crill. In making this grant, Wells Fargo Community Affairs Manager Anna Bard stated that Wells Fargo is proud to support the organization’s commitment to the Adult Community Education program in Louisa. Also, Myers has been recognized by Wells Fargo for her outstanding

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  • New projects at Louisa County Airport

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Airport Manager Jarrod Powers checks one of the antiquated lights at the end of the runway at Louisa County Airport. A new lighting project is in the works for the airport abd the IDA has signed a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The Louisa County Industrial Development Authority is looking at paying approximately $30,000 for a $1.3 million runway light project for the Louisa County Airport, along with $220,000 for an estimated $1.4 million new terminal project. These two projects have been on the IDA’s airport improvement plan for a number of years. According to IDA Chairman Bernie Estes, the lights have been in the plan for three years and the terminal

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  • Rehab center names employee of the year

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Each year, Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center hosts a special dinner for its 12 employees of the month and announces the business’ employee of the year honoree. The 2013 employee of the year was Janelle Carter, a licensed practical nurse who has been with the center for two years. All 12 employees of the month are in running for the honor of employee of the year. Residents, colleagues, family, friends

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  • Business is booming in Louisa

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hey Gorgeous Boutique is owned and operated by Eleanor Perkinson, who has brought a feel of old Hollywood with a modern twist to her women’s consignment shop. The boutique held its grand opening ribbon cutting on Saturday, Aug. 2. Perkinson, who has a love for fashion, decided to open a shop to help women feel beautiful. Women who bring in their clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry for consignment receive half of the sales price that is set by Perkinson. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clothing store is located on Main Street in Louisa.

    There has been a big boom in local business this year, which is helping to strengthen Louisa County’s economy and has gotten people excited for the future of the county. “The new business growth we are experiencing is encouraging and I expect the positive momentum will continue,” Andy Wade, director of Louisa County Economic Development said. “We still face challenges as a smaller rural community competing with larger population centers

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  • Save green during the tax free weekend

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Shoppers can save a little money on their back to school expenses this weekend by taking advantage of the annual three-day sales tax holiday starting Friday, August 1. Approved school supplies that cost less than $20 per item are exempt from the state sales tax, as well as clothing that costs less than $100 per item. Pens, paper, textbooks, crayons and pencils, as well as jeans, shirts, socks, underclothes and

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