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Blue Knights help child with third annual bike ride

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

The third annual Evan Adams Memorial Benefit Ride kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Court Café and Pub in the town of Louisa at 9 a.m. to raise money to help a six-year-old boy with neurogenic bladder syndrome and kidney reflux. Leland Crickenberger went for a  routine visit to his doctor in October of 2012 and was diagnosed shortly afterward. He underwent three surgeries to track the progress

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  • Louisa student delves into Chinese language and culture

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    When faced with the dilemma of choosing a second language to learn, most students opt for the sultry syllables of Spanish or the romantic stylings offered with French. Louisa County High School sophomore Andrew Morris wasn’t impressed with those choices. Instead, he opted for Chinese. “It just seemed more interesting and a lot more fun,” Morris said. And while those same students likely spent their summers at the beach or

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  • Louisa World War II veteran shares his Army experiences

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Russell Anderson views his enlistment photo as he reminisces about his time in the U.S. Army during World War II.

    Ninety-five-year-old Russell Anderson of Louisa credits a double hernia caused by lifting a 100-pound bag of potatoes with saving his life. Anderson served in the United States Army during World War II feeding the troops, first as a cook and later as an accomplished baker. Before his scheduled surgery to repair the hernias,  Anderson’s entire company was sent to the Battle of the Bulge, where he said three-quarters of his

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  • This Cuckoo home is about family

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

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

    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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