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Head Start in Orange County

Head Start in Orange County

Orange County Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten Programs are now accepting applications for children ages birth through 5 years of age for the upcoming 2019/20 school year. You must be an Orange County resident to apply. There is no cost to families for participation, stop by any of the Orange County Public Schools for an application.

Albemarle Alumni Scholarship Fund

Albemarle Alumni Scholarship Fund

It is always Scholarship time and the Albemarle Alumni has established a scholarship fund for deserving graduating seniors at Albemarle High School. Last year, they were able to present nine scholarships totaling $9,500. For more information, go to their web site www.albemarlealumni.com and click on menu item Scholarship Program. If you would like to help,…

Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) and WriterHouse encourage adults to submit an original poem for a chance to win a prize in their fourth annual Poetry Contest for Adults. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm. You can find the entry form and contest rules at…

Benefit for Meals on Wheels

Benefit for Meals on Wheels

Join Fluvanna Meals on Wheels at Cunningham Creek Winery on Saturday, March 30th from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm for their first ever Quilt Auction, over 20 handmade quilts and many silent auction items. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Please visit www.mealsonwheelsfluvanna.org to purchase. Proceeds will benefit our senior and disabled…

Charlottesville News

Louisa County Proposes Teacher Pay Raise

Louisa County School’s proposed 2020 budget includes a pay raise for teachers – the $72.5-million-dollar budget will allow a 3 percent pay increase for all employees plus a step increase for teaching staff resulting in a 4.3 percent raise – School Superintendant Doug Straley: STRALEY: “Our employees are our most precious resource – if we…

Police Identity Waynesboro Man Killed In Sunday’s Crash

The Virginia State Police has identified the man killed in Sunday night’s crash on Interstate 64. 56-year-old Kenneth Owens of Waynesboro was westbound in Louisa County when he ran off the right shoulder at approximately 9:30 pm Sunday near mile marker 135 where he hit a disabled vehicle on the side of the road —…

CHS Students Walkout Against Racism

On their first day back after racist online threats closed Charlottesville schools for two days last week, students at Charlottesville High School walked out of class Monday to bring attention to racial issues in the school division. On Friday, a 17-year-old male was arrested in connection to the threat that targeted African-American and Hispanic students…

Girlfriend-Killer Gets Life In Prison

On Monday, a man in Louisa County was sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend in 2017. Gregory Veres was sentenced to life for first-degree murder, plus ten years for leaving the scene of a car crash — Veres was reportedly driving at 60 miles an hour when he struck and killed Dawn…

Joe Thomas in the Morning