Fluvanna Review

Fluco wrestlingIn a rare home wrestling match on Jan. 12, the young Fluvanna County High wrestling team fell to Albemarle 18-54 but bounced back to top Louisa County 48-27 and Monticello High 42-33.

Fluco Coach Michael Gore noted after the match that although his squad is very young, he is pleased that they are working hard and developing rapidly. The team has only one senior, Ian Dillon, and he is a very tough competitor. In this meet, Dillon took the mat three times for the Flucos at 160 pounds. In all three of his matches, he won by a pin. He showed extraordinary quickness – his movements were comparable in speed to a wrestler 30 pounds lighter. Dillon was able to quickly achieve take-downs for two points against all his opponents. Once he had his opponent down, if he was not satisfied that he had the opponent in an unfavorable enough position, he let the opponent escape for one point, and simply took him down again. Ultimately, this strategy worked, as he pinned all three opponents without ever being in any visible danger.

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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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Andrew Pullen, Lee Ware, Tom Garrett, Jim Gilmore, Nick Freitas and Mel Sheridan. Photo by Tricia JohnsonOver 100 guests flocked to the home of Mel and Donna Sheridan in Kents Store on Saturday (July 30) to attend a fundraiser for Tom Garrett, Republican candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives.

Garrett is campaigning against Jane Dittmar, a Democrat, for the seat vacated by the retirement of 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt. The 5th District, which encompasses all of Fluvanna County, is the largest congressional district in the state.

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Think twice before you light up a cigarette the next time you drive.

Virginia is cracking down on smoking in a motor vehicle with young children around. As of July 1 it will be against the law to smoke in a vehicle, whether moving or at rest, if a child under age 8 is in the vehicle.

Breaking this law will be deemed a secondary offense, “which means we cannot initiate a traffic stop or take enforcement action unless there is some other criminal violation,” said Lt. Dave Wells of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.

The offense will be enforced much like seat belt violations, Wells said. “If a driver is stopped for another offense and they are smoking with a person younger than 8 in the vehicle, they can be ticketed,” he said. “The burden is on us to prove that the child is less than 8 years of age.”

Breaking the law will result in a civil penalty punished by a $100 fine which will be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Literary Fund, according to Virginia code.

People breaking the law will not be arrested but may receive a ticket, Wells said.

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Residents waited more than three hours through an intense work session of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday (Aug. 17) focusing on land use policies in the county. When they finally got a chance to speak, they overwhelmingly supported keeping land use as it currently exists. All seven of the residents who spoke urged the Board to keep land use in place in its current form. Land use, which gives significant tax breaks to land owners who dedicate their properties to farming, forestry, or open space, has come under the microscope in recent months.An eighth resident, Channing Snoddy, vice president of the Fluvanna Farm Bureau, sparred with Supervisor Tony O’Brien during the work session. O’Brien has been the driving force in the recent call to examine how land use is applied in Fluvanna.

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