Fluvanna Review

Historic photographI can’t remember the first time I went to a store, but I do remember when the store would come to us. The Raleigh Man drove a bright yellow enclosed wagon pulled by a horse, and he would come by our place about once every three months. His arrival was a big event for our mother, and also for us kids. The Raleigh Man sold a lot of small things the nearest store would not have. It was really interesting to see the great variety and quantity of merchandise he could pack in a wagon. Add a comment

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A fully-loaded propane tanker overturned on Ridge Road in Fluvanna around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 6), according to a press release issued by Cheryl Elliott, emergency services coordinator.

“There are no injuries, breaches or leaks from the accident, and a 500-foot buffer around the tanker has been established. There is currently no need for residential evacuation due to the accident,” according to the release.

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) de-energized a section of electric distribution line beginning near Bybee’s Church Road, affecting locations down the line, said Greg Kelly, CVEC communications manager. “CVEC will attempt a partial restoration of service while the tanker is being cleared to reduce the number of affected members,” he said. “Once the tanker has been cleared, the line will be re-energized.”

The Fluvanna Fire Department is working with the truck’s owner to upright the truck, according to the release.

Ridge Road between Bybee’s Church Road and Rising Sun Road was closed for the afternoon, according to the release.

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Supervisors honor Rudy GarciaThe Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors clashed over the definition of good stewardship as it examined $29,000 in additional money for county staff pay Wednesday night (Aug. 17). Some supported stewarding funds by keeping an eye on dollars spent while others championed stewarding people by looking out for county workers.

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The Fourth of July this year was dreary and overcast with frequent periods of drizzle and some short bursts of heavy rain. Athletes at Lake Monticello were undeterred.

The annual Spirit 5K run came off on schedule at 7 a.m. Although it drizzled before the start, the runners were mostly dry during the event. The threatening weather did reduce the number of participants this year, but a substantial 164 athletes participated.

 

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Fee upheld in separate court case

A former Lake Monticello resident lost his battle against what he saw as “double-dipping” dues charges by the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA).

But in a separate court case on Sept. 6, the fee, which affects about 300 families, was upheld by a judge, said Catherine Neelley, LMOA general manager.

When Dan Carre’s employer transferred him to Pennsylvania in the summer of 2015, he tried unsuccessfully to sell his Lake Monticello home. Eventually he decided to rent it out instead – but was surprised to learn that he was on the hook for amenities fees for both himself as property owner and for his renter.

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