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Friday night bites at Lake Anna

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

Having a big mouth on a Friday night might land you a big hook to the jaw. If you happen to be a bass with a big mouth, you’re likely to be landed by a big hook to the lip. The Friday Night Fishing Series at Lake Anna is organized by Carlos Wood, his three sons — Nathan, Justin and Kevin —along with Joyce Brooks who handles the registration for

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  • Charlottesville man who led troopers on high speed chase in Louisa sentenced to more than seven years

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Curtis Watson, 33, of Charlottesville, will spend the next seven and one-half years in prison for new convictions, including eluding police and probation violations related to previously suspended sentences on a number of charges including manslaughter. Watson appeared in Louisa Circuit Court on Monday, Sept. 29. Watson was arrested after driving up on a Virginia State Police license enforcement checkpoint on Three Notch Road in Louisa County in June 2013. 

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  • Green Springs resident announces candidacy

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Deborah A. “Debbie” Hoffman, of Gordonsville, has announced her candidacy for election to the Louisa County School Board representing the Green Springs district in the Nov. 4 General/Special Election.    Hoffman, who is currently serving in this position, was appointed by the school board in February 2014 to fill the vacancy created by the loss of long-time board member Brian Huffman. Hoffman is a lifelong resident of the Green Springs

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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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Technology

Editorial

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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  • Here’s to Louisa’s ‘Best of the best’

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Over the summer, The Central Virginian’s readers weighed in to let us know who they think is the “best of the best” in a variety of categories. From best breakfast, lunch and dinner spots, to best vet and hardware store, readers weren’t shy about mailing in their top picks. In this issue, we present the second annual “Best of the Best,” chosen entirely by our readers. This special section lists

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  • What we really ought to call things

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    There are things in life that we’ve given names, thoughtful names, names that are powerful and weighty; however, I submit that we could be more honest with some of our names.  Allow me to suggest a few changes. We should just call the news, “What Went Wrong Today.”  We can call morning shows, “Weather, What Went Wrong Yesterday, What We Think Will Go Wrong Today, and Traffic Sucks.”  No, it’s

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