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$7K plane tickets, $11K hotel bills — Jaunt reveals the ‘numerous’ travel expenses over which its former CEO resigned

Jaunt Inc. has released the “numerous expenses for goods, services and travel” that were flagged as unreasonable by auditors and led to the resignation of its former chief executive officer.Company receipts show that between June 2019 and March 2020, former CEO Brad Sheffield and other members of Jaunt’s leadership team traveled twice to Paris, once […]

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Abre clínica de vacunación contra el COVID-19 para hispanohablantes en Charlottesville

A partir del 26 de abril, el Distrito de Salud Blue Ridge tiene una clínica de vacunación contra el COVID-19 para hispanohablantes que operará todos los lunes de 4:30 a 7:30 de la tarde. Está ubicada en la antigua tienda de JCPenney en 1600 E Rio Road, Charlottesville. El distrito requiere que las personas hagan una […]

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Researchers predict new variant-propelled surge in COVID cases will hit Charlottesville in May

Researchers predict another surge in COVID-19 cases will strike Charlottesville and the surrounding health district at the end of April and continue through May. The main driver is the arrival of the new U.K. variant of the virus — which is far more contagious than the original strain. The B.1.1.7 variant is already in all […]

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Local health district opens to Phase 2 of COVID vaccination effort Monday

On Monday, everyone in the Blue Ridge Health District will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. The district’s vaccination effort will move into Phase 2, which includes anyone ages 16 and up. In order to receive a vaccine from the district, residents must first “pre-register” with the Virginia Department of Health. Once they have pre-registered, […]

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Health District opens to Phase 1C

The Blue Ridge Health District opened to Phase 1C in its COVID-19 vaccination effort Thursday. People who have pre-registered through the state system and qualify as one of the essential workers in Phase 1C will begin receiving invitations from the health district to make vaccine appointments as soon as today. Officials expect all invitations to […]

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Virginia Supreme Court sides with city of Charlottesville in Confederate statues case

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the city of Charlottesville in its yearslong battle against a group seeking to stop the city from removing its Confederate statues. The state’s high court vacated a lower court’s ruling that the city had violated state law when it attempted to remove its statutes in 2017. “The […]