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Incivility at council meetings defended

Some say politeness insignificant compared with need for change Since the deadly Unite the Right rally Aug. 12, locals have come before Charlottesville’s City Council to demand answers about the summer, air their grievances and press for change from their government. Over the past six months, meetings have been punctuated with screaming matches, confrontations, calls […]

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Southwood redevelopment to be completed in phases, designed by residents

Ten years after Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville purchased the Southwood Mobile Home Park in Albemarle County for redevelopment, construction is still years away. But a group of residents working closely with Habitat staff and architects plans to bring the vision of redevelopment to reality in phases. Habitat leaders and staff are committed to […]

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Local company develops ultrasound technology to facilitate anesthesia delivery

To relieve pain during childbirth and various surgeries, many patients are given anesthesia through an epidural or a spinal injection in their lower back. Most anesthesiologists use touch to find where to insert the needle, often missing the target space within the spine at least once for each patient, which can cause various complications. Will […]

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New mural painted by community enriches Crozet’s Starr Hill Brewery building

Another colorful mural now faces Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, thanks to dozens of community volunteers who recently picked up paintbrushes and brightened the front of Starr Hill Brewery. Starr Hill partnered with the Charlottesville Mural Project, a program of the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, for logistical support. “It’s an effort to get people out […]

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New Albemarle teachers encouraged to internalize core values and take risks at division orientation

Albemarle County Public Schools held its annual New Teacher Academy this week at Henley Middle School, welcoming the new educators who soon will be in their own classrooms and offices as students return to school later this month. Through talks from division leaders, various workshops and meetings with colleagues, the two-day New Teacher Academy was […]