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Charlottesville kicks off the holiday season with the Charlottesville Grand Illumination — here’s what you need to know

Oatmeal, the 30-foot, 30-year-old Norway Spruce tree, will light up the Downtown Mall on Friday evening.  The city of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia Community Credit Union will be presenting the city’s Grand Illumination on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ting Pavilion. The tree will stand in the middle of City Hall […]

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UVA librarians offer first peek at the contents of Albemarle’s ‘Johnny Reb’ time capsule

University of Virginia special collections librarians gave their first peek into what remains of Albemarle County’s “Johnny Reb” time capsule in a blog post published Friday.University and county officials are keeping the full contents of the 111-year-old capsule a closely guarded secret until the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library’s historic preservationists present their […]