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March 30, 2018
Fluvanna County held a memorial ceremony on Tuesday for William Young, a victim of an 1892 lynching in Palmyra. A similar commemoration is gaining momentum in Charlottesville. On March 19, Charlottesville’s City Council voted, 4-0, to expedite its plans to memorialize John Henry James, the victim of an 1898 ...
March 20, 2018
When Union soldiers marched into Charlottesville and Albemarle County on March 3, 1865, over half of the population became officially free. So began a period of hope and intense political activity for African Americans in the area. One elderly slave told a Union soldier at the time, "I's prayed ...
February 01, 2018
The University of Virginia no longer will consider Lambeth Field as a potential site for a new softball stadium. At a Board of Visitors meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Building and Grounds Committee voted to table the Lambeth option and move forward with three other possible sites. The university previously had ...
January 24, 2018
State Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg, on Jan. 8 filed a resolution and a budget amendment to study building a U.S. 29 eastern bypass around Charlottesville. Peake said SJ32, which asks the Virginia Department of Transportation to research the feasibility of such a project, is the next step after the ...
January 20, 2018
The developer of the Waterhouse building in downtown Charlottesville is disputing a legal notice that says four condominiums in the building — each valued at approximately $1 million — will be sold in an auction later this month. In an interview Thursday, Bill Atwood said he was surprised to see the notice ...
January 17, 2018
Participants will learn construction, maintenance skills in new partnership If all goes according to plan, 20 units of affordable housing in Charlottesville that are currently uninhabitable due to disrepair will be brought back to life in a collaboration between two local nonprofits, the area’s community college and the city ...
January 12, 2018
With the unanimous support of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Greenmont Hopworks will be expanding its hops processing business near Keene to support Virginia’s growing craft beer market. Supervisor Rick Randolph sees the business as a chance to expand agriculture and tourism in the region. " There will be more ...
October 28, 2016
A Charlottesville nonprofit corporation is working to create affordable homeownership opportunities in the area as real estate values continue to rise. The Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust held an open house earlier this week at CitySpace to raise awareness of the organization among local government officials, real estate professionals and ...
July 17, 2016
Something for almost everyone! Whether you’re a train advocate or a fan of cars, you should be happy to know that Virginia has won a grant of $165 million to improve both highway and rail infrastructure in Northern Virginia.
June 23, 2015
AGENDA 1. Franklin Street Rezoning 2. River Corridor
July 01, 2014
Albemarle County and Charlottesville officials created a path forward Tuesday on three issues that both localities’ governing boards agreed need immediate attention. An overhaul of the county courts complex, the creation of a regional transit authority and plans for recreation and development along the Rivanna River emerged as priorities for ...
March 31, 2014
AFTON — Solid Ground Shelters is working to change the perception that camping and comfort are mutually exclusive. The company offers glamorous camping, or “glamping,” for people who don’t want to rough it or who simply want to enjoy the outdoors with more comfort, style and convenience than they might ...
March 23, 2014
Writing about cooking, biodiversity and coal ash found common ground over the weekend during a Virginia Festival of the Book event sponsored by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The Charlottesville-based SELC hosted three authors whose works, though differentiated in topic, all imbue a sense of place, specifically of the South ...
January 12, 2014
Charlottesville nonprofit Wild Virginia held a training session Saturday to help those interested in protecting the George Washington National Forest provide feedback on projects the U.S. Forest Service has advertised. Those projects ranged from controlled burns, logging and road cuts to providing input on natural gas leases in the ...
September 15, 2013
Will Cockrell, Planner, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission Where were you born (and raised, if different)? I was born and raised in Hanover County, Virginia. We grew up in the southwestern part of the County, near Short Pump. I never thought I would say this, but 'back when I was ...
November 01, 2012
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS Thursday, November 1, 2012 Germanna Community College Daniel Technology Center 18121 Technology Drive Culpeper, VA 22701 Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today announced a public meeting so that the public may discuss projects and ...
October 23, 2012
A three-member panel recently spoke at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, marking the 40th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, as part of the Rivanna Conservation Society’s Clean Water Forum. “I’m absolutely blessed to be a part of a program like this,” Robbi Savage, executive director of the ...
August 08, 2012
Ideas of how farmers and homeowners can help improve stream quality and thus help clean the Chesapeake Bay were discussed at an informational breakfast Friday morning. About 30 people attended a presentation on stream stewardship tips, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Rivanna Conservation Society. The breakfast, held at ...
February 14, 2012
2/9/12 * The Hook [ full text ] A pile of debt, another warm winter, and the state's unwillingness to accept a dead appraiser's valuation for millions in already-spent conservation tax credits have pushed the company running Wintergreen Resort to the brink of insolvency, as reported Monday morning in ...
November 03, 2011
11/3/2011 * The Hook [ full story ] According to the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors’ third quarter report, the current “float down” in local inventory is indicative of a return to a balanced market, one that offers advantages to neither buyers nor sellers. Declining inventory– effected by fewer new listings ...
October 17, 2011
10/16/2011 * Daily Progress [ full story ] A new study piles on evidence that many streams in the Rivanna River Basin are in bad health, and much of the water degradation has to do with how the surrounding land is being used. About 70 percent of the streams examined do ...
December 02, 2010
11/28/2010 * Daily Progress [ full story ] Signs and banners proclaiming “FOR LEASE” and touting available square footage years ago replaced the illuminated marquees of national retailers and grocery stores in some of Waynesboro’s largest shopping centers. Decals and posters fade in those storefronts and windows not covered over ...
November 16, 2010
11/16/2010 * C-Ville Weekly [ full story ] Seventeen years after the Charlottesville City Market’s inaugural season selling food, flowers and crafts in a “temporary” Water Street parking lot location, City Council is taking nominations for a limited-term task force to study potential permanent sites for the growing market, which ...
October 04, 2010
10/2/2010 * Daily Progress [ full story ] The Very Light Car designed and built by Edison2 — a company led by Charlottesville entrepreneur Oliver Kuttner — recently won the $5 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize after demonstrating its ability to travel farther than 100 miles on a single gallon of gas ...
April 30, 2009
4/30/09 * The Hook [ full story ] Steve Williams will man the helm of the five-county Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. He brings 25 years of experience from California, Iowa and most recently, New Hampshire, and is undeterred by Virginia’s miserly reputation for transportation funding. “There are 50 states ...
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