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Republicans rally around candidates

It was a beautiful evening Saturday (Sept. 23) at the Layz S Ranch and Fluvanna Republicans took advantage of it.

At the annual Fluvanna Republican fundraiser there was food, like-minded folks, candidates and lots of “Hurrah for our side!”

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Emancipation Proclamation monument to join Confederate monument in Civil War Park

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors ended almost a year of debate by voting Wednesday night (Sept. 20) to place the county’s Emancipation Proclamation monument in Civil War Park in the village of Palmyra.

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Modesto farmWalking through a greenhouse at Modesto Farms on Rolling Road is a treat for the senses.

See beautiful bedding plants, feel the breeze and hear the music.

To the Goin family, growing means more than planting and tending. It also means learning and embracing change.

Like discovering that plants grow better with music, and circulating air makes seedlings strong and disrupts flying pests. And using other plants to control insects is better than chemicals.

Gene Goin, Jr., is just carrying on the tradition of his great-great-grandfather, Judge Eugene Newton Wood, who built the family homestead, said his mother Claudia Goin, who with her husband, George, and son owns the 575 acres they call home.

“My great-grandfather was very conscientious of how nature can work for him,” she said.

The house, finished in 1896, is basically a smaller house inside a bigger one, George Goin said. “Air between the two acts as insulation,” he said.

Claudia Goin said she figured her grandfather, who oversaw the construction, also helped fell trees. “Only heart pine would do,” she said. Add a comment

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Fluvanna schools earn full accreditation four years in a row
Bus request sparks debate

Fluvanna County Public Schools are fully accredited for the fourth year in a row.

That makes the school system one of only 22 in the state that can make the same claim, Superintendent Chuck Winkler told the School Board at its meeting Wednesday (Sept. 13).

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Community gathers to honor Rigsby, remember 9/11

County first responders, officials, and citizens gathered at the Community 9/11 Memorial on Slice Road Monday night (Sept. 11), both to mark the 16th anniversary of the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., and to honor former Lake Monticello firefighter Dakota Rigsby.

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