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When Trey Dillard and his father moved their excavation company to Troy in 2007, the market was strong and their hopes ran high. They were eager to bring the then 41-year-old Charlottesville business to their home county and were excited by the prospects of strategically locating near the projected growth area of Zion Crossroads.

Then the recession hit.

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Don Weaver. Photo by David StempleThe new high school is a hit with one county supervisor and it might not be who you’d suspect. At the Lake Monticello Owners Association meeting Thursday (Aug. 23) Don Weaver (Cunningham), reported on the opening of the new high school.

“One of the nice things that happened this year is the opening of the new high school,” Weaver said. “They have a culinary department, an auditorium that seats 1,000 - it’s really very magnificent.”

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Master Gardeners included Joanne Henry, Lucretia Blythe, Frank Persico, Jim Roberts and David Dukovy (on the tractor)After years gardening with children at Central Elementary, Fluvanna Master Gardeners are creating a new garden at Carysbrook Elementary.

On Saturday (Aug. 18) a group of master gardeners shoveled soil into six, four by eight foot beds alongside the former middle school where classroom trailers used to be. Each bed is raised 18 inches to make it easier for students with special needs including those in wheelchairs, to garden, said Lucretia Blythe who is charge of the program.

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Fluvanna players celebrate. Photo by David Stemple.It did not take long for the Flying Flucos to christen the end zone at the newly named Phil Browning Field. The Flucos kicked off in their opening home game on Friday (Aug. 24), and on Prince Edwards’ third play, a bad snap led to a fumble that was recovered by senior linebacker Devon Goode at the Prince Edward seven yard line. On the Flucos first play from scrimmage, sophomore wide receiver Jalen Harrison ran a nice fade route to the left corner of the end zone and senior quarterback Dashan Tibbs lofted a perfect pass into Harrison’s hands for a touchdown. Senior place kicker Cristian Franco added the extra point, and the Flucos led 7-0, only two minutes into the game.

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Flo MarksEven at age 70, Flo Marks didn’t take retirement very seriously. At least, it certainly didn’t slow her down, until now.

An avid golfer, she started a group called the Pink Flamingos that uses experienced golfers to mentor beginners in an eight-week program. She was also an adjunct professor of statistics at Longwood University, president of the Fluvanna County League of Women Voters, on the state board of the League of Women Voters, and a frequent volunteer at the Fluvanna SPCA. Add a comment

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