COVID relief funding has ended and now the rural town of Scottsville has to cut its budget by 25 percent
By Erin O’Hare for Charlottesville Tomorrow
New sidewalks. A new evacuation siren. Body cams for police officers. Upgrades to the farmers’ market, the place to be on a Saturday morning.
These are some of the things that COVID-19 relief money made possible for Scottsville, a small town of about 500 people at the intersection of rural Albemarle, Fluvanna and Buckingham counties. Things the town’s annual budget, which was around $644,000 before the pandemic, couldn’t accommodate.
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By FauquierNow Staff
The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County has been named one of 11 recipients of a Virginia Museum of History and Culture’s Commonwealth History Fund grant. The local association will receive $50,000 from the fund.
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By Emily Hemphill for Cardinal News
Marco Sanchez never would have considered himself a “snake guy.”
Spending the entirety of one’s life in the most biologically diverse place on Earth can dull one’s astonishment to every creature that crosses one’s path. It wouldn’t have been too long ago – just four years – when Sanchez would have glanced at the small, coiled snake and done what he always did when coming across these slithery reptiles: kill it. But not this time. After studying the unknown creature for a few moments, he knew exactly what to do.
Bring it to Alex.
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By Bill Lohmann for Richmond Times-Dispatch
Matthew Cunningham long ago gave his heart to his grandmother. Twenty years ago, when she was deathly ill, he gave her something else: part of his liver.
Three years ago — in February 2020 — his sister, Megan Cunningham Hawkins, did the same for their mother, who was suffering from the same disease as their grandmother.
Two siblings, two liver transplants, two lives saved and one family with the tightest of bonds.
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By Jennifer Holton for The Farmville Herald
Prince Edward County’s population data isn’t exactly accurate. That’s one of several problems the staff at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center sees with the 2020 U.S. census results. Though the census records population data every decade, every year demographers with the Weldon Cooper Center develop population estimates for Virginia and its counties.
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