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Composed of 15 organizations, the group Not on Our Fault Line has recently spoken out against a proposed third unit at North Anna, calling it too costly and too risky.

Group protests third nuclear reactor at North Power Station

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

Fresh on the heels of the news that the 2011 Mineral earthquake may have been the most felt earthquake in U.S. history, 15 organizations have banded together to oppose the construction of a third reactor at the North Anna Power Station. The group, which calls themselves Not on Our Fault Line, formed just over a month ago and is an alliance of organizations aimed at preserving the environment. So far,

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  • Town hires new treasurer

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Liz Nelson

    The town of Louisa has filled the two-month treasurer vacancy last held by Carol Brown. Liz Nelson, formerly of Virginia Community Bank, was hired as town treasurer at the Louisa Town Council’s January session and will start on March 9. Nelson has worked for VCB for 15 years in a variety of positions. She has been a teller, customer service representative, administrative assistant and has managed the mortgage department as

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  • County attorney to make a change of work venue

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Michael Lockaby

    The firm hired by the County of Louisa to defend the department of human services against two civil suits has hired County Attorney Michael Lockaby. Lockaby, who had been hired by the county in July of 2013, plans to leave sometime in April for his new position with the Salem-based firm of Guynn & Waddell PC. It was such a “rare opportunity” that Lockaby says he couldn’t pass it up.

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Business News

A racing-themed restaurant was the dream of Kelly Coleman and her husband, Don, when they decided to open an eatery of their own.

Restaurant caters to the race car enthusiast

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

The NASCAR season is just beginning to rev up, and one little restaurant in the town of Louisa is well on track to becoming a popular little detour on the town’s main thoroughfare. Owner Kelly Coleman opened The Pit Stop Coffee and Café, a race themed restaurant on Main Street in August, and has already gained a group of regulars. Establishing the restaurant is a dream of Coleman’s, who has

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  • Nominations needed for Louisa Chamber’s Business Person of the Year

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Louisa County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2015 Business Person of the Year Award. If you know of an individual whom you believe is worthy of this recognition and meets the outlined qualifications, please fill out the application and submit their name and information by 5 p.m. on March 2, 2015. The Business Person of the Year Award is given not only to recognize the recipient’s

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  • New doctor at Louisa Health and Wellness

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Health and Wellness Center of Louisa welcomed Dr. Ross Isaacs to their clinic on Janu. 19. Isaacs is a general practitioner with considerable experience in internal medicine and nephrology. He comes to HWCL from Central Virginia Community Health Center in Buckingham County where he was practiced since 2008. Isaacs completed his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles and attended medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajuara.

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Technology

Editorial

You ever notice…?

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

I know Andy Rooney was probably best known for bringing our attention to things with the, “Did you ever notice…” question, and George Carlin was also a master of pointing out the ridiculous in the everyday. But I’m going to give it a try on a much smaller scale here. I was assisting with a “Search-and-Find” on the back of a kids’ menu and was tasked with finding a pirate’s

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  • The cyclists will ride again

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    By Jason Murphy With spring around the corner, Virginia’s motorists are bound to see more bicyclists on the road, hopefully. I don’t say that in the sense that I hope for more people on bikes, but that those who do brave the narrow, curvy, hilly roads of central Virginia are physically seen and recognized as another vehicle on the road. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, cyclists are considered

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  • We need Congress to fix the Freedom of Information Act

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical law for making sure the public has a fighting chance to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. More benignly, FOIA has been used to better understand the development and effects – positive and negative—of the

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