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Shiloh’s Rosenwald school. Photo by the late Paul Spraggs, courtesy of The Fluvanna Historical Society.A century and a half ago Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation which is seen throughout history as the beginning of the end of slavery. During slavery, it was illegal for enslaved blacks to learn to read and write. When the Civil War ended, states didn’t jump at the opportunity to educate newly freed slaves.

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James L. KardosCharlottesville Police filed four felony and one misdemeanor charge against the Charlottesville man who kept police at bay at a Lake Monticello home in FluvannaCounty for nine hours Friday (Feb. 22). No one was injured.
James L. Kardos, 23, holed up with a firearm in his parent’s house on Clark Court, said Fluvanna County Sheriff Ryant Washington.
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The Flying Flucos are in a nationwide contest for best high school sports mascot. And they need your help.
USA TODAY High School Sports is letting fans choose the best high school sports mascot in the country, from A (the Auks in Delaware) to Z (the Zizzers in Missouri), according to a press release. The contest begins Monday (Feb. 25) at 11 a.m. and ends at March 25 at 3 p.m.

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School Superintendent Gena Keller and her Board sat up front with the Fluvanna Board of Supervisors Wednesday night (Feb. 20) and were up front about fiscal year 2014.
Ultimately, Keller hopes to get about $14 million.
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The Fork Union Military Academy swim team and coaches presented the admiral with the plaque they received for winning the 2013 VISAA State Championship Meet. Photo by 
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 </script>“Together We Rise,” was the theme Fork Union Military Academy Swim Coach Chris VanSlooten named for the 2013 swim and dive season. Together is exactly how they rose straight to the top by winning the 2013 VISAA State Championship meet in Richmond, snatching two state records and qualifying four of their swimmers as All-American (top 100 in the nation) on their way up.
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