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Absentee voting available today

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

From the office of Virginia Department of Elections Saturday, October 25 marks the first of two Saturdays before the November 4, General Election, in which Virginia voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office. These two Saturdays of absentee voting provide additional non-workday opportunities for voters who may not be able to make it to their polling place on Election Day, or to their voter

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  • Mineral to welcome Family Dollar

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Family Dollar will officially open on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Mineral.

    After months filled with community protests, work stoppages and on-site vandalism, Family Dollar is set to open its doors to the Mineral community. According to Family Dollar Public Relations Manager Bryn Winburn, the variety store will open its doors to the public on Nov. 6. “Since the great recession, it’s now in vogue to save money on the things that you use every day,” Winburn said. “Family Dollar is a

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  • Zion well water talks hit rock

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Doubts were cast and tempers flared at the Planning Commission’s Oct. 9 meeting to continue a second month of discussions about what should be done to fix what Planning Chairman Eric Purcell termed “a colossal mistake” made last year in a joint meeting with the board of supervisors. While attempting to help the county fast-track construction of a federally mandated wastewater project in Zion Crossroads, known as “the purple line,”

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Bernie Estes presents Olivia Ryan with a plaque expressing appreciation for her service on the IDA.

Realtor honored for work on Industrial Development Authority

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Louisa County Industrial Development Authority hosted a luncheon in honor of Olivia Ryan and her 10 years of service to the group. And while fellow IDA members celebrated her achievements, Ryan deflected the attention and praised the others at the table. “The IDA is a collective effort all the way,” Ryan said. “We trade and build on the strengths of all our members.” With more than a decade of

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  • Louisa can cash in on safe driving contest

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

    It’s a widely known fact that motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause for death amongst teenagers. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2,650 teenagers in the United States were killed in automobile accidents in 2011, while 292,000 more were treated in emergency departments in related incidents. And while being just 6.4 percent of licensed drivers in America, those ages 15 to 20 are responsible for

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  • Products that can aid in self-defense

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Katrinia Duff, a consultant for Damsels in Defense, has an array of tools that women can use to protect themselves and their families in a dangerous situation.

    Many women are unprepared in the event they find themselves in dangerous or threatening circumstances. But Louisa resident Katrina Duff has all the confidence in the world that she can defend herself and her family. Not only is she a fantastic shooter, but she also knows how to use all the non-lethal tools that are available to her. Duff got a quick education when she was living near Quantico and

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Thoughtless? I think not

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

As we approach the holiday season, we are all faced with that great challenge. You know, the one where we stand facing the façade of a clothing or electronics or home goods or pet or shoe or sporting goods store and have that question reverberating through our heads.  “What do I get them?”  It’s a question that’s been pondered since the first caveman shoved a handful of weeds at his

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  • I don’t know why

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    There really are many things I don’t know. I don’t mean obvious things, like cold fusion, and string theory, and why train crossing gates only drop down when I’m in a hurry.  I mean other things…things I’m sure other people know, but I just don’t. Here’s my first example…Did you know you get to pick what’s on the other end of your silverware?  I know, right?  I was amazed the

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  • Cheering and grumbling over Sunday hunting

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    By Andrew Woolfolk This past March, a little known bill called “HB 1237” was signed into law by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The subject of the bill had generated – and continues to generate – intense debate among Virginians. Still, the bill garnered little attention when it passed. But what it enacted is a huge change that affects many members of our community. As of July 1, 2014, hunting on

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