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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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  • Class of 2015 says goodbye to pods

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, the pods will be gone and students will begin class in the new Louisa County High School.

    The weather forecast is looking bright for Friday evening’s graduation commencement at the Louisa County High School Football Stadium. But even if were to rain, there is no doubt that the 330 members of this particular group would take it in stride and, somehow, make it work. “I’m so excited for them,” said first year LCHS Principal Lee Downey. “The biggest word that comes to my mind when describing this

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  • $2.2 million grant could bring all-inclusive park to Louisa

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A proposed $2.2 million grant earmarked to bring an all-inclusive park and playground to Louisa County is gaining momentum. Jane Shelhorse, director of Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, expects to present additional information to the board of supervisors during its June 1 meeting. “We’re going to be bringing this to the next board meeting with some more costs so they can make a decision,” Shelhorse said. “It sounds fine

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Business News

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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Technology

Editorial

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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