Fluvanna Review

A grand jury indicted Daniel Edward Wright, 40, of Fredericksburg on four charges Monday, June 22 in connection with the rape of an underage female near Kidds Store, said Investigator David Wells of the Fluvanna County sheriff’s office.
Wright was indicted on four felony charges: one count of rape by force/helplessness, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of breaking and entering with the intent to commit rape, said Wells.
The attack occurred on June 10 at 10:17 p.m. on the 4380 block of West River Road.
Wright is not currently in custody. The sheriff’s office is waiting for the capias, or the order to take Wright into custody. “The sooner we can get him in custody, the better,” said Wells.  His office is already in contact with authorities in Fredericksburg and Stafford.
“The victim and the offender knew each other,” Wells said, explaining that he did not believe the attack was random and that Fluvanna residents likely do not need to fear.
Wright’s hearing is set for July 10.

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Erin Edgerton won Best In Show.There were not many entries in this years’ annual photo contest sponsored by Fluvanna County Parks and Recreation but those who participated showed some awe-inspiring work including Erin Edgerton, one of the youngest entrants at age 15.

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Award-winning barbecue, eight hours of live local music, and beer from 15 craft breweries on a summer afternoon at beautiful Pleasant Grove – who could ask for more? The Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual BBQ, Bands & Brews event is Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate, and children aged 12 and under get in for free. Beer tokens may be purchased for $5 each.
“Now our attendees can pay an additional $5, and be a judge for a day,” explained Scott Valentine, president of the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce. “They can sample all five BBQ vendors’ foods…it will be a ‘People’s Choice’ on who wins.” Judging will be over at 2 p.m., so people interested in helping to pick the next winner should be sure to get there before then. 
“Our returning champion, Buckshot BBQ, will be there to defend their title,” Valentine said. Buck Island BBQ, Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ, Red Hub, and B Blues BBQ will also be competing for bragging rights.
Valentine added that he felt that last year, the chamber “got it right,” and that there will be few changes in this year’s program. One big difference, however, is that now Pleasant Grove House is open to the public – so attendees can tour the house and see the transportation history exhibits. Another change is the new stage, which should improve the quality of the sound of the bands that are playing.
A returning favorite at this family event will be the children’s play area, available for an additional fee. Also, if they make arrangements ahead of time by calling the chamber office, families can bring a small tent or canopy to set up in a designated area for a $20 fee. “The last two years have been very hot, and shade was a valuable thing to have,” Valentine said with a laugh. “So far, at least, it looks like this Saturday should be cooler than in previous years.
“We will have a lot of vendors this year,” Valentine said. “Some returning vendors from last year and a lot of new ones,” he said, adding that new vendors have been calling all week. At last count, at least 40 vendors were planning to attend.

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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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Lake candidatesLake Monticello Owners Association members will vote for two new board members on June 30. Running for the two seats are Dick Cummings, Page Gifford and Charles Harrelson. The election will fill vacancies created by the expiration of the second three-year term of Don Fickes and the vacant term created by the resignation of Benita Ellen in January.

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