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Though publicly funded, Jaunt refuses to reveal former CEO’s questioned travel expenses

UPDATE: Since publishing this article, Jaunt Inc. responded to Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Freedom of Information Act request for the questioned expenses made by its former chief executive officer Brad Sheffield. In Jaunt’s response, the corporation estimated it would cost $505.83 to fill the request. This is a developing story.Despite being government owned, and almost entirely taxpayer […]

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Local health district is now vaccinating individuals with high-risk medical conditions

As local supplies continue to increase, the Blue Ridge Health District has started vaccinating people with high-risk medical conditions. The district last week began vaccinating individuals with such conditions as it continues to give doses to people age 65 and older, health care workers and some essential workers. The expansion comes as the local health […]

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How Charlottesville’s health care system handled its toughest year in recent history

It was one year ago that local leaders gathered for their final in-person meeting before government business went virtual.  Four days later, the first Charlottesville resident tested positive for COVID-19. “It is wild to think we are coming up on a ‘one year anniversary’ of our first case,” said Kathryn Goodman, a spokeswoman for the […]

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Here are the Charlottesville pharmacies that are offering COVID vaccines

By next week, COVID-19 vaccines may be available at multiple pharmacies in Charlottesville. The federal government last week expanded its Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to include more multiple stores in addition to CVS that can now distribute vaccines in Virginia.  Details are still vague on which pharmacies will have vaccines and when. Here is everything […]

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This group may be responsible for a sudden decrease in Charlottesville shootings — and they need help

A burst of gunfire woke Claude Booker Jr. from a deep sleep one night last November. The 13-year-old felt a rush of terror. His thoughts turned immediately to his little cousin, asleep upstairs in his aunt’s South First Street home. The shots continued as Claude leapt to his feet, forgetting his glasses, and tore up […]