Fluvanna Review

John and Theresa AtkinsWhere can you find fantastic barbecue in Fluvanna?  The answer lies in what BBQ Connection’s pitmaster and owner, John Atkins, calls “the best-kept secret in Fluvanna County.

As a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and certified barbecue judge, Atkins is no stranger to good barbecue. Judging by the talent, passion and flavor that lies in a small building just past Fork Union, BBQ Connection and its award-winning barbecue will not stay a secret for very long.
There is no denying that you can usually find multiple barbecue joints in every town, but Fluco residents probably have no idea of the history and talent behind BBQ Connection and the husband and wife team who run it.

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Leslie TruexLeslie Truex, a former social worker, is now a freelance writer who writes non-fiction articles and books. But under the pen name Jenna Harte, Truex writes mysteries and romance.
As a young girl Truex dabbled in fan fiction. Later, as an adult, she tried her hand at original fiction. But when a small writer’s group started in Fluvanna about eight years ago, Truex joined to study the craft of writing and getting published. Her first fiction, a mystery-romance called Deadly Valentine kicked off a series in 2012 which made the semi-finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013. Add a comment

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Coal ash ponds at Dominion Virginia Power’s Bremo Power Plant are leaking contaminants into the environment, according to a report from scientists at Duke University.

The study, conducted in the summer and fall of 2015 by scientists at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke and funded by the Southern Environmental Law Center, showed that 21 facilities in five different states are leaching coal ash contaminants.  In Fluvanna, the team tested water from a creek above the power plant and then below the plant, where the creek joined the James River. Water from the James River itself was tested as well.

 

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They waited until the end of the meeting to announce the biggest news.

The Fluvanna County School Board Wednesday night (Nov. 9) voted unanimously to grant Superintendent Gena Keller’s request for resignation.

As of Jan. 1, Assistant Superintendent Chuck Winkler will become the interim superintendent.

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Village StationTraffic zips by Village Station, located on Rt. 15 in the heart of Palmyra.
Rumored to have been a car dealership and a restaurant in the past, more recently it has been home to a church group, Avon, and a thrift shop. However, the building’s shabby and aging appearance has made it less than appealing to those driving by.
But now Corven Flynn of Akarion Realty and other young business people with imagination see something different. They want to rebuild Village Station into a destination – not a place people drive by on their way somewhere else.

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