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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sage Garden owners Roberta and John Mann and their golden retriever Tara.The proposal. It’s one of those family stories their now grown children have heard countless times. John and Roberta attended the same high school in New Jersey, but never met until they ran into each other in Colorado several years later. They started dating and discovered how much they had in common. When John felt it was time to pop the big question, Roberta had a question for him.

“Yes, but only if we live on a farm,” she replied. “I’m going back East to be closer to my family, and I’m going to buy a farm. Are you on board?”

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