News & Notes

New Insurance Agent in Lovingston

A mother of six children took over the State Farm Insurance office in Lovingston in Nov. 2018 after Mac Harvey retired.

Angela McKinney whom, as the daughter of a Marine, traveled around the country while growing up, has 10 years of experience, and chose State Farm because “they are all about protecting people and their families and building relationships in the community”, she said. “We’ve been excited about serving the Nelson County community!”

Angela and her husband Mel will be moving to Roseland soon. Five of their six children are “mostly grown” now, but they have a child that will be entering kindergarten at Tye River Elementary.

For more information, please see the ad on page 5.


North Branch School Announces New Head of School

North Branch School recently announced a new head of school for the 2019-20 school year. Smith Coleman has been selected to succeed founder and head teacher Charlotte Zinsser Booth. Mr. Coleman’s new role will begin July 1.

Ms. Booth founded the school in September 1983. With her guidance, North Branch School has grown from a handful of students to more than 110 students enrolled this year. Ms. Booth will retire at the end of this school year.

Mr. Coleman earned a Bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington in Economic History, a Master’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University, and a Certificate in Educational Leadership from James Madison University. Mr. Coleman has administrative experience in a variety of educational settings and worked with the Orange County public school system for seven years teaching an experiential and place-based program for various grade levels.


Union Bank & Trust Is Now Atlantic Union Bank

If you hadn’t heard, Union Bank & Trust changed their name on May 20, 2019. The name change brings consistency to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic where the bank has become a growing provider of financial services.

“We are excited to officially launch our new brand with the same commitment to service and relentless focus on our customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region,” says Duane Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of Atlantic Union Bank.

“Now that we have unified our brand under a distinctive name and logo, customers can easily identify with their bank from Virginia, to Maryland and North Carolina,” Smith said.

In addition to the added convenience and expanded geography, customers can still expect that local touch supported by the products and services of a much larger institution.

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