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State confirms first two cases of Omicron in northern Virginia, but officials aren’t saying exactly where

Somewhere in the northern part of Virginia, officials have confirmed the state’s first two cases of COVID-19 caused by the new Omicron variant of the virus. It’s unclear exactly where the variant was detected. Officials have broadly said that someone in the state’s Northwest Health Planning Region tested positive for Omicron on Thursday.  The Northwest […]

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These are Brackney’s demands, as detailed in her formal complaints and letter to the city

The city of Charlottesville has until Nov. 26 to pay its former police chief, RaShall Brackney, $3 million in damages, or she says she will sue. The ultimatum came in a formal demand letter Brackney’s attorney sent to the city earlier this week.  “Please be advised that if our client is forced to proceed with […]

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Former Police Chief Brackney demands $3 million from city, alleges wrongful termination

Former Police Chief RaShall Brackney is demanding $3 million from the city of Charlottesville and has lodged a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that her Sept. 1 termination was unjust. Standing in front of city hall on Tuesday morning, Brackney and her attorney, Charles Tucker of The Cochran Firm, accused Charlottesville’s former […]

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Another interim city manager takes the helm amid intense upheaval in Charlottesville’s city hall

Charlottesville’s new interim city manager, Marc Woolley, introduced himself to the city in a virtual conference Friday afternoon. Woolley, 52, will begin officially Dec. 1. He will be immediately confronted with a couple looming deadlines. The city’s overdue updated comprehensive plan has finally passed through the Planning Commission and is before the Council to approve. […]

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Here are all the Charlottesville-area organizations offering Pfizer vaccines to kids ages 5-11

The first Pfizer vaccines for children between ages 5-11 will be available in the Charlottesville area on Saturday. The vaccine received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week. Multiple local organizations will have the pediatric dose, but health officials say supplies will be […]

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ELECTION RESULTS: Wade, Pinkston win Charlottesville City Council, Paige keeps Albemarle County School Board seat

A crowd of about 100 gathered at Champion Brewing in downtown Charlottesville on Election Night. As the first frost of the season began to move in, conversations happened over chilled beers while television screens displayed the results of the gubernatorial election. While the governor’s race was called in favor for Republican Glenn Younkgin after midnight, […]