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Cuckoo Place, a historic landmark, has returned to its previous grandeur after a two-year restoration.

This Cuckoo home is about family

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton recalled she was shocked, but also appreciatively overwhelmed by the support of others as she first viewed her ancestral home three years ago on the afternoon of August 23. Cuckoo Place had been severely damaged by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake since the epicenter was less than five miles south. Both Dr. Jane, as she is known by friends in the community, and her husband Dr. Percy

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  • Farewell to Louisa’s chief

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Fire Chief Franklin “Perk” Perkins was laid to rest on Aug. 15.

    An outpouring of community members paid their last respects on Friday, Aug. 15, to a man who was an icon in Louisa County and a mentor and friend to many. Robert Franklin “Perk” Perkins Jr., 89, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and was laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery after a memorial service at the Louisa Volunteer Fire Station. Perkins had battled lung cancer since May of 2013. He was

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  • Mineral girl places in coop’s youth art contest

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lexi Vonetes holds the July issue of Cooperative Living where her artwork is shown as the third place winner in the second grade class of the 2014 Youth Art contest held each year by Rappahannock Electric.

    Eight-year-old Lexi Vonetes of Mineral recently won third place in the second grade division of the 12th annual 2014 Youth Art contest sponsored by Cooperative Living magazine published by Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. In the magazine’s July issue, Lexi’s artwork was among the top 18 works of art displayed. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade across Virginia were invited to submit their artwork illustrating the theme “Here’s How I Help Other

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  • Secrets of finding treasure in others’ trash

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tripp Walton’s favorite pastime is bidding at storage unit auctions.  It’s tough work, but Walton has found quite the treasure trove from other people’s forgotten castoffs, such as this cabinet.

      Christmas doesn’t just happen once a year for Bumpass native Tripp Walton, it happens almost every month. And the presents he gets can’t fit under a tree. Heck, they could barely fit into a room. That’s because for the past three years, Walton has delved into the world of storage unit auctions, where bidders gather for the public sale of units that have gone unclaimed for extended periods of

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  • Home saved by an astute Louisa deputy

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Neal and Irene Hart were all smiles when Pultz visited them at their house on Friday, Aug. 8.

    Sitting at the dinner table of their home near Lake Anna on Friday, Aug. 8, Neal and Irene Hart are all smiles. They know that, had it not been for the man sitting across from them, Deputy Sheriff J.W. Pultz of the Louisa County Sherriff’s Office, their home of 12 years likely wouldn’t still be standing. In fact, they might not be either. That’s because during the afternoon of Saturday,

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  • Louisa guitar shop becomes a popular hangout

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Banjo player Mike Nickle and his wife, Diane, are two of nearly a dozen musicians who show up every Thursday night to play bluegrass at Cars, Guitars and More.

    The music never stops on Thursday nights at Cars, Guitars and More, a quaint little music shop along Davis Highway in Louisa. Rustic bluegrass staples such as “I’ll Fly Away” and “Black Eyed Susie” resound, with the end of one song’s note leading into the beginning of another. The musical display is the definition of a team effort. Need a capo for your guitar? One of the dozen musicians surely

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  • No man–or dog–left behind in Louisa

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Instructors JoEllen Cimmino, director of Animal Disaster Services, and Rhonda Embrey, CART and SART member, demonstrate how to provide emergency oxygen to a pet in distress.

    When natural disasters occur and people have to evacuate their homes, many pet owners are faced with making the difficult decision of what to do with their beloved animals. There have been many cases of residents refusing to leave their homes because they were not allowed to bring their pets with them to the emergency shelters, hotels or other points of safety. This places not only the homeowner, but also

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