Fluvanna Review

Gasoline spillGov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Friday (Sept. 16) in response to a possible gasoline shortage that may sweep the state.

A gasoline leak was reported on Sept. 9 from the Colonial Gas Pipeline in Shelby County, Alabama – the same pipeline that runs through eastern Fluvanna. The pipeline was shut off within four hours.

The halt of the transport of millions of gallons of gasoline each day through the pipeline system is anticipated to cause a fuel crisis, including a possible gasoline shortage in parts of the southeast.

Four other governors have joined McAuliffe in issuing states of emergency in order to temporarily loosen some of their regulations in an attempt to mitigate the shortage.
McAuliffe’s order lifts restrictions on the distances and number of hours that can be driven by gasoline tanker trucks in an attempt to compensate for some of the loss of gasoline normally transported by pipeline.

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Logan GibsonThe Flying Flucos’ baseball team ended regular season play on Wednesday, May 18, with senior Logan Gibson throwing a masterful no–hitter against the Charlottesville Black Knights. Gibson struck out 13 and walked three in this seven–inning contest. The only ball hit by Charlottesville that had a chance of being a hit came so early in the game that its significance was not recognized at the time. Add a comment

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Alison Salanova, Walter Salanova, and Brittney Koczan beside the mobile kitchen.Walter and Alison Salanova, owners of Villa Nova’s Restaurant, learned about the devastating flood in West Virginia that killed 26 people and left scores homeless through news outlets and social media.

But when their daughter’s boyfriend told the family firsthand about the destruction and chaos he saw when he visited the flood-ravaged area, the Salanovas felt the need to help.  “We heard so many heartbreaking stories of people just losing everything,” Alison Salanova said.  “A lot of volunteers from our area were going to help with relief efforts, and we just felt we were called to go, too.” Add a comment

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Nichols focused his suggestions more on enhancing systems already in place than on establishing new taxes and fees. But one new initiative – a meals tax – sparked a Board argument by touching too closely on a frequent philosophical impasse.

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The Fluvanna County Rescue Squad (FCRS) took the first step toward giving ownership of their rescue squad building in Palmyra to the county on Aug. 4 with an overwhelming vote from their membership. Add a comment

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