Five years after white supremacists rallied around Charlottesville’s Lee statue, Confederate legacy groups have sued the city in an effort to stop the Swords Into Plowshares project.
“Given the effectiveness of it, and given plastics pollution, I am in support of it,” Councilor Michael Payne said. He added that the city will distribute reusable bags to low income community members.
Temperatures will top 100 degrees this weekend in Charlottesville. Here’s where you can get cool and other local resources.
As the city considers joining Albemarle County in imposing a tax to reduce plastic bag usage, food justice advocates worry it could create more barriers to food access.
An increase in area median income will increase the number of people eligible for housing assistance — but not the amount of assistance available.
Bread & Roses installed a new walk in cooler in June that it hopes will allow it to double the number of local chefs it can help get their start in a culinary career.
“If it weren’t for Premier Circle, I’d be homeless,” said Sunshades, a shelter guest.
The bus service has no plans to move the stop or open a new terminal.
But it’s not just about the bikes. They teach people to ride and help them map out safe biking routes. “There are times that we give bikes to people and we’re nervous that they’re not going to have a safe way to get to work,” said Lauren Riegl.
Filmmakers Lorenzo Dickerson and Jordy Yager say we need to understand the history of the destruction of the neighborhood better. “Raised/Razed” premieres Saturday at the Jefferson School and will air on public television in May.