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Frank Brown with his Congressional Gold MedalFluvanna’s local Montford Point Marine walked the halls of Congress June 28 and came back with a medal.

Frank Brown, 87, is one of the first waves of black men to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Brown was 18, when he joined the Corps in 1943.The troops were segregated from whites and were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949. They weren’t allowed to enter the nearby base of Camp LeJeune.

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Sign at Haislip FarmTwo deep mud pits of Virginia clay top a small hill at Haislip Farms Mud Bog near Kidds Store in Fluvanna County.  When they’re in use, souped-up trucks with large tires race through them, slowed by the torpor of the muck.

But today the hill is quiet and the pits sit untouched, dried by the sun in such a way that all that remains of the mud is dust.  It seems the land itself is in mourning, a fine powder of red ochre rouge settling on everything, a solemn reminder of life’s impermanence.

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Terry and Stephen Edwards checked out after buying groceries at E W Thomas during the cash mob event.The storm that ripped up trees and caused days-long power outages throughout Virginia, also hit a local grocer hard.

And the Fluvanna community came to its aid.

Saturday is always E W Thomas’ busiest day, said owner Beth Thomas.

So the June 29 storm that cut the power to her store for two days, cut into the grocer’s best sale hours besides wiping out all the food that needed refrigeration. Add a comment

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Erin Edgerton won Best In Show.There were not many entries in this years’ annual photo contest sponsored by Fluvanna County Parks and Recreation but those who participated showed some awe-inspiring work including Erin Edgerton, one of the youngest entrants at age 15.

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County Administrator Steve Nichols started his job in a maelstrom. The Board of Supervisors had just fired five department heads. Contentious budget negotiations were underway.
 Staff was on pins and needles.

One of the first things Nichols decided to do was to conduct a survey – to take the staff’s pulse, so to speak. The web-based, anonymous survey was conducted May 9 – 28, Nichols said.
 In all, 122 county employees out of 145 total, including constitutional officers, agency heads and staff answered 20 questions about morale, training opportunities, communication and the county’s perception of the job they are doing.

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