Headlines

Finn Proctor and DarlaWhen Finn Proctor, 7, of Troy, entered his chicken, Darla, for a chance to win a local “Cutest Critter” contest, he never imagined he would get kickback.

But that’s what happened once the chicken settled in beside other more traditional pets in the running. So Finn sent a video response to naysayers about being nicer.

It quickly went viral, gathering over 5,000 views in only two days.

Finn and Darla’s two-year relationship began when Finn brought Darla and two other baby chicks who desperately needed homes to live with him and his family. Darla and her “siblings” weren’t in the best of health but Finn made it his mission to try to make them well.

“I help take care of all our chickens,” he said. He also posts social media updates on his feathered friends. Add a comment

Read more...

Supervisors advertise 92.5-cent tax rate

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night (Feb. 22) to advertise a 2018 real property tax rate of 92.5 cents per $100 valuation.

Add a comment

Read more...

Fire destroys Lake Monticello home

A young girl was instrumental in getting her family to safety when a fire broke out at their home on Patriot Lane in Lake Monticello shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 21).

Add a comment

Read more...

Aerial viewThe controversial proposed development that rocked Fluvanna County, known first as Walker’s Ridge and then as Poplar Ridge, is officially over.

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors approved Feb. 15 a request by the land’s owner, Hotel Street Capital, LLC, to put its 232 acres into a conservation easement.

“The effect of this [conservation easement] is to restrict land in perpetuity,” said County Attorney Fred Payne. “It’s a serious step.”

The land sits primarily on the western side of Route 15 at its intersection with Route 644 near Palmyra, adjacent to Camp Friendship.

Add a comment

Read more...

Family escapes house fire

A Lake Monticello family, including an 8-month-old baby, was displaced after a fire destroyed much of their roof on Tuesday morning (Feb. 21).

Add a comment

Read more...