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The intersection located at Routes 522 and 208 at Ware’s Crossroads was the site of another traffic accident on May 17.
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Accidents continue to plague Ware’s Crossroads intersection

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

A Louisa County intersection is causing controversy due to its traffic record. The intersection, located at 522 and 208 at Ware’s Crossroads, has been the scene of many collisions in the county. A motor vehicle crash occurred on Sunday, May 17,  involving a 42-year-old male and a 47-year-old woman near Dickinson’s Store in Mineral. Medics responded to the scene following calls placed to law enforcement by witnesses at the intersection.

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  • Lake Anna Resort sunk by planners

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A proposal for Lake Anna Resort has been passed along to the Louisa County Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of denial by the planning commission. Planners denied developer Ed Blount’s request to rezonethe property across from Lake Anna Plaza to a planned unit development (PUD) based on what they viewed as insufficient information. “There’s still a lot of questions to be answered,” Planning Chairman Eric Purcell said. According to

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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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Virginia’s tax free holiday

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Virginia is no stranger to hurricanes, tornadoes, tropical storms, earthquakes and flooding. That’s why the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is a great time to prepare for emergencies while saving some money at the same time. The week-long holiday begins Monday, May 25, and exempts 22 categories of smaller items from the state and local retail sales tax. The exempt items include batteries, flashlights, bottled water, tarps, duct tape, fire

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  • New Louisa firm offers a healing touch

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Carrie Ferrel prepares the massage table at her Main Street office for her next client at Louisa Orthopedic Massage.

    Carrie Ferrel, owner of Orthopedic Massage Therapy in Louisa opened just shy of Thanksgiving of last year and  word quickly spread.. “I almost sold out of gift cards at Christmas,” Ferrel said. “Clients went out and spread the word like wildfire.” At Ferrel’s office, her clients’ ailments vary from spinal fusion to knee replacement, shoulder and back pain as well as foot problems. “I have a couple people who just

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  • CV staff brings home 20 newspaper awards

    Posted on May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Central Virginian staff brought home 20 awards following the Virginia Press Association’s annual news and advertising awards banquet in Roanoke on Saturday, April 18. The winning entries ran the gamut from writing to photos to page and advertising design produced during the 2014 calendar year. The entries were as varied as the judges comments that accompanied them. “I am incredibly proud of our talented news and advertising staff,” CV

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Louisa is a boring place to live

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

What do under 21-year-olds do in this town anyway, besides loiter in the Micky-D’s parking lot late at night? Even the adults I speak to tell me the same thing, “If you want to do something, drive to a city.” So now I’m left with an hour commute to and from the city late on a Friday night. I find this alternative unacceptable. Louisa is growing, that’s a fact. We’ve

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  • Discount shopping

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I don’t believe in a zombie apocalypse, even though I love The Walking Dead, but I think I know what it might be like.  Recently, I visited the Kmart in Colonial Heights…a store that’s going out of business.  It was…chaos; allow me to spin you a yarn. The news was delivered to me that the store was closing, another commercial casualty in a rust belt of abandoned dreams.  (Maybe “dreams”

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  • Things that should never be said…

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    “That’s my jam!” This is a desperate cry for attention and an announcement to everyone within earshot that you not only conform to the trendy, but embrace it. If a song is, indeed, your “jam,” then you’ll like it in 20 years when it’s piped into an elevator, like Dexys Midnight Runners are today.  But, so often people yell that in a club where a DJ is so busy mixing

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