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A tour of Charlottesville’s many murals

Dozens of murals brighten the walls of restaurants, businesses and street corners around the Charlottesville Area. Many of these works of art were created through Tom Tom Founders Festival’s annual “City as Canvas Mural Project,” in which local and regional artists are invited to reimagine and often paint places around Charlottesville. The “Paint & Poetry” […]

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Albemarle creates wireless service authority to expand rural Internet service

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors took a step forward in bringing high-speed Internet access to underserved areas of the County Wednesday by approving the creation of a wireless service authority. Forming the Albemarle Broadband Authority will create a management structure that allows the County to partner with private companies, more easily pursue state and federal […]

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Could Downtown Mall trees be on the chopping block?

As Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall enters its fifth decade, the health and future of the willow oaks that line the former roadway have been cast into doubt. As the trees continue to grow, their close canopies and the tight metal grates at their bases threaten their long-term health, and saving them could be an expensive proposition. […]

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CATEC to turn old school bus into food truck

An old school bus is set to be transformed and used as a food truck by students at Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center, allowing students to practice their craft, run a business and engage with the community. Students from the Building Trades and Automotive programs are scheduled to complete the construction by January, installing a […]

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Missing records: Albemarle fails to post majority of past year’s meeting minutes

In the past year, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has held 23 regular meetings. As of July 1, only four of those meetings have had meeting minutes approved and posted on the county’s website. Minutes are the public record of what is discussed and decided at board meetings. When Charlottesville Tomorrow started its review […]

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City and County to encourage walking and biking to school through programs and infrastructure

Both the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have plans underway to utilize Safe Routes to School this fall, a national program that helps localities get their children walking and biking to school more. Charlottesville’s plans to encourage and enable safe walking and biking center around programs and events, while Albemarle is currently focused on […]