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County supervisors approve new regulations for farm wineries

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved an ordinance that sets a series of requirements that farm wineries, breweries and distilleries must meet in order to host weddings. The new regulations govern on-site production, traffic and setbacks, as well as the hours that establishments may have outdoor amplified music at weddings. The board […]

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CATEC board cuts administrator with funding request approval

The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center will lose one of its four administrators next year, following the center board’s approval of a $2.3 million funding request Tuesday night. It adds an instructor and an instructional assistant, raises staff salaries by an average of 2 percent and eliminates the strategic planning officer position. CATEC Strategic Planning […]

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Contraline opens permanent lab on Harris Street

In a nondescript storefront across from the Habitat Resale Store on Harris Street, a small biomedical engineering firm is hoping to revolutionize male contraception. Contraline, founded by University of Virginia graduate Kevin Eisenfrats and the late Dr. John Herr, a professor of cell biology and biomedical engineering at the university, moved into its first permanent […]

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Poverty, enrollments growing in city schools

Poverty affects minority students in Charlottesville City Schools at more than three times the rate it affects white students, and poverty has grown concurrently with diversity in the division over the last 20 years. In 2015, more than 86 percent of black students in the division and more than 74 percent of other minority students […]