On Monday, local chapters of the Virginia Education Association, which is a union of teachers and school staff, held a demonstration downtown in support of allowing school and other public employees to engage in collective bargaining. The state recently lifted the ban on such collective bargaining that had been in place for decades.
Charlottesville lit up Oatmeal, the 30-foot, 30-year-old Norway Spruce tree, on the Downtown Mall on Friday evening.
The Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, and the “Star-Spangled Banner” kicked off a rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on Saturday. In front of Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market in Henrico County, surrounded by red signs, American flags, and over a thousand supporters, Youngkin took the stage. Following former Republican governor Jim Gilmore and current […]
On Saturday afternoon, the energy shifted outside of Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Cabell Branch Library as he stepped out on stage. Enthusiastic cheers turned into ecstatic screams. A sea of cellphones sprouted out of the crowd to document his casual stroll across the stage. Flashing a smile to a crowd of over a thousand, former […]
While many Black-owned businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronnie took a leap of faith and launched a new business. The store has left its Angus Road location, and Ronnie recently celebrated its grand opening in the shops at Stonefield.
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Throughout the past year, shouts of “Black lives matter” and “defund the police” have reverberated through the streets of Charlottesville. Some of those voices have now taken up another call: “Free Palestine.” On Thursday, more than 100 University of Virginia students and community members gathered at the George Rogers Clark statue, which has been a […]
The Downtown Mall is the beating heart of Charlottesville’s social scene and stands as one of the biggest draws to out of town visitors. Making it a designated open container zone could be the solution to a local restaurant industry ravaged by the pandemic. The Alcoholic Beverage Control bill, SB1471, which could allow localities to […]