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The Fluvanna Flucos held their first football practice on the field at the new high school on Monday (July 30).The Fluvanna Flucos’ football team practiced for the first time on its new, artificial turf field Monday (July 30). This isn’t your father’s artificial turf – remember the fake grass outdoor carpet over plywood?

This turf is thick, plush and even has little bits of “dirt” (loose, black pieces of rubbery stuff, technically) that pop up when the guys run or the ball bounces. And there isn’t the hollow feeling of running on loose fiber board. It’s solid. No special turf shoes needed, it’s so grass-like. Add a comment

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Pages from the 2012 yearbookFor Fluvanna County High School underclassmen, the wait to get their 2012 yearbooks will end sooner than they thought. Originally slated to be handed out the second week of school, yearbooks will now be available for pick up and purchase at the high school’s Back to School Open House on Wednesday (August 8).

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Chris VanSlooten, FUMA aquatics director.More than 2,000 swimmers and their families are coming to Fork Union for two days of racing this weekend.

Fork Union Military Academy is opening its doors to the Jefferson Swim League for its annual swim championship July 27 and 28, said Chris VanSlooten, FUMA aquatics director. Add a comment

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The Daughtry BandIn 2006, Fluvanna County High School Graduate Chris Daughtry hit the big time, when he made it to the final three on Fox’s hit television show American Idol. Today, not only is he one of the most famous person ever to come out of Fluvanna County, he is also the first American Idol artist to have two consecutive number one albums and the third highest grossing American Idol contestant of all time. Add a comment

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Fork Union Fire Chief Jamie Baughn with Jason Brown. Photo by Ruthann Carr.Even when Senior Airman Jason Brown flies missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, his heart is firmly grounded in his Fork Union home.

Brown, 28, grew up going to cookouts and Easter Egg hunts at the Fork Union Fire Station. His brother, Ryan Brown, has been a volunteer with the station since he was 15. So when the airman got a chance to show his appreciation for the people he considers hometown heroes, Brown took it. Add a comment

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