Latest News

( 3 Votes )

“You’ve got to work within your budget.”
“I have no idea where the money would come from.”
“I’d love to say we have a magic wand, but we’re in a very bad condition.”
“I don’t see how we can do it.”

After hearing those comments from the Board of Supervisors, no one seemed surprised at the “no” vote Wednesday (Oct. 17) on the school’s funding request.

Add a comment

Read more...

( 3 Votes )

Superintendent meets with teachersAfter two recent attempts to seek additional money from the Board of Supervisors, Superintendent Gena Keller listed a series of money saving options at a special meeting today that included closing schools, eliminating some sports or furloughing employees. Add a comment

Read more...

( 4 Votes )

Charley KingreaA Fluvanna County businessman, who owns a jewelry store near Palmyra, has been arrested on drug charges in Charlottesville.

He also faces other drug charges in Fluvanna.

Charley F. Kingrea, 45, the owner of CK Jewelers, faces four drug-related felonies that are alleged to have occurred on Oct. 5, according to court documents. Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) task force officers arrested Kingrea on that same day.

Add a comment

Read more...

( 2 Votes )

Gene and Jennie Kowalski received the Solitude plaque from Judith Mickelson, executive director of the Fluvanna Historical Society.   Photo by John Lloyd.Solitude gave way to celebration Oct. 14 as the Fluvanna County Historical Society held its annual fall meeting on the grounds of the historic Palmyra estate.

Combining the tasteful elegance of a bygone era with the relaxed atmosphere of a neighborhood block party, the setting proved ideal for members to hear fascinating accounts of Solitude’s role in shaping the county’s history. Attendees stationed their lawn chairs in the front yard of the Greek Revival-style home, soaking up the afternoon sunshine and enjoying the hilltop view of the Rivanna River and the surrounding countryside.

Add a comment

Read more...

( 1 Vote )

Flucos learn practical skills for careers in science, technology

William Carothers and Frank Crivaro display the robot they created in Joe Mayes’ Principles of Engineering class.The statistics are sobering. Fifty percent of U.S. college graduates under age 25 are jobless or underemployed, according to a report released by Drexel University and the Economic Policy Institute in April. Total student loan debt has topped one trillion dollars. In Virginia, a college graduate owes on average over $23,000 in student loans.

Not all the economic forecasts are bad, however. There is a silver lining hidden behind those figures for university graduates who receive degrees in high-tech and health-related fields. While jobs in the arts and humanities continue to decline, the demand for engineers, computer scientists, and nurses is on the upswing.

Add a comment

Read more...