Archive for October, 2012

State agriculture department advises farmers to prepare for Sandy now

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all farmers to prepare ahead of time for power outages, structural or crop damage, insurance claims and damage that could accompany Hurricane Sandy, also dubbed Frankenstorm and the Perfect Storm. … Continue reading

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Request for workforce housing on Rte. 33 Greenecroft property withdrawn

By Susan Gibbs   On Tuesday, September 11, Ted Corp, LLC won the tentative support of a majority of Greene County supervisors to place a workforce apartment development on a portion of the Greenecroft property zoned for commercial development on … Continue reading

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VDAC declares Greene a disaster area; assistance, loans available

Late last week the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs declared Greene County a primary disaster area due to losses caused by drought and related disasters that occurred during the 2012 crop year. According to that VDACS news release, … Continue reading

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Applications for energy and other assistance now available online

With cold weather fast approaching and the economy still shaky, some county residents may need energy assistance – or food assistance, cash assistance, child care assistance or Medicaid. Greene County residents, like all Virginians, can now check their eligibility and … Continue reading

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Ruckersville BEST WESTERN PLUS receives even more top awards

After winning award after award ever since it opened in late 2006, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Charlottesville Airport Inn & Suites in Ruckersville was recognized with both the M.K. Guertin Award and the Champion Customer Care Award at Best Western … Continue reading

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The Rosebrook Inn: a romantic getaway steeped in history

By Susan Gibbs Set at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rosebrook Inn is one of the places to gather in Greene County. In warm weather guests celebrate their occasions in the pavilion, where they feast on the meal … Continue reading

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Supervisors give thumbs up to artisans trail

The Greene County Board of Supervisors has given its unanimous support to county participation in the Artisans Center of Virginia’s Artisan Trail Network. Participation in the Network will cost the county its support, not its dollars, the Center’s executive director, Sherrie Smith, … Continue reading

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On Election Day, trust your head, not the press or the polls

By Susan Gibbs The 1948 presidential race was heated. President Harry S. Truman, who succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, had, on December 5, 1946, established the President’s Committee on … Continue reading

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Two proposed amendments to Constitution of Virginia on Nov. 6 ballot

Election Day 2012 is fast approaching, and while voters are familiarizing themselves with what each candidate stands for, they might also familiarize with the two questions that are asked on this year’s ballot. “There are two proposed amendments to the … Continue reading

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