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Kat and Kip Campbell with a red stag bagged in New Zealand.Fluvanna native Kip Campbell may be a rare breed in that he’s making a living doing something he loves - and he’s doing it from his home base of Fork Union.

Like many rural Virginians, Campbell, a 1999 graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, grew up hunting.

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Some of the school’s playground equipment is rusty and unusable.Fluvanna’s beautiful, bright, modern high school  sharply contrasts with other school buildings in need of repair where roofs leak and playground equipment is rusty or non-existant.

Money is tight. At Carysbrook Elementary – the former Fluvanna Middle School – a vinyl banner identifies the school.

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Margarett Trombley during WW IIMargaret Trombley was born in Lynton Devon, England, also known as “Little Switzerland” on September 29, 1923. The area is touted as being one of the most spectacular panoramas in England. For Trombley, it was always a memorable childhood oasis until World War II reared its ugly head, changing the resident’s lives forever.

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Wayne Schmidt, an 84-year-old Habitat volunteer, performed the golden shovel ceremonyThe Fluvanna County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the groundbreaking of its new community, Cedar Ridge, earlier this summer.
The event, at the Palmyra Fire Station on Rt. 15, featured refreshments, music by Jake Miller’s Lake Christian Church Praise Band, and an introduction to the chapter’s new organizational initiative, New Beginnings.

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Center head Lisa BaileyThe Piedmont Crossroads Visitors Center is likely one of the area’s best-kept secrets, but it shouldn’t be! It’s smart and professional and showcases what’s available in Fluvanna, Louisa and Orange counties, as well as highlighting tourism spots in the region.

The center is located at exit 136 on U.S. 64 (Zion Crossroads) in the Best Western. There’s plenty of signage on that highway, but unlike many accommodations at exits, Best Western is in a business park across from Walmart making its entrance from Rt. 33 less obvious.

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