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Kathy and Barry Krevansky with their therapy dog, Nitro, lift spirits and bring joy to hospital patients who may be missing their own pets at home.

Louisa’s old dogs turn new tricks

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Louisa County Animal Shelter and Louisa Humane Society sees a lot of dogs come and go, but one dog in particular stands out among the lot. Nitro, a mid-sized white Jack Russell mix, was fortunate enough to escape the confinements of the animal shelter and was placed into foster care through the humane society. Nitro’s good fortune continued when Kathy and Barry Krevansky adopted Nitro on Oct. 31, 2013.

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    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

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    There aren’t many eight-year-old girls in this country who can say they got a letter from the leader of the free world, but Taneya Jackson of Louisa can—and she can up it another notch—she also received one from the first lady. Taneya wrote to President Barack Obama and the first lady in September after gaining encouragement from Alex Zahn, a motivational speaker she met while participating in his Charlottesville YouTube

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  • Ties to the Civil Rights movement

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

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    Local Renaissance Man Melvin Burruss has lived in New York, California and Texas. But when he semi-retired last year, the Vietnam veteran decided to enjoy a quieter, more slow-paced existence and finally settle down full-time in Louisa County, where his family has deep roots. A full century before the Civil Rights movement, Burruss’ great-great grandmother, Ellen, purchased some land of her own in the Zion Crossroads area, and the family

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  • Community matriarch celebrates a century

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

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  • Rotary looks to grow in downtown Louisa

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

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  • Louisa’s service clubs in sharp decline

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A dozen years ago, when John Skelly arrived at his monthly Belmont Ruritan Club meetings, he was joined by nearly all of his fellow 82 members of the organization. The discussions for how to further the national group’s mission of “fellowship, goodwill and community service” were often lively, upbeat and promising. Today, Skelly is still attending the meetings, but instead of being met with packs of enthusiastic colleagues, he’s met

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  • Local church bringing outreach center to Mineral

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Calvary Chapel of Louisa preacher Dave Hansen was all smiles while working on restoring the Mineral Avenue building on Monday.

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