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Community Commentary/Opinion: Open letter to landlords from Cville Community Cares asks for a waiver of rent during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Landlords of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange: We are living in unprecedented times, and successfully containing and getting through this pandemic will require unprecedented responses from all of us. As landlords, you have a unique and critically important way to contribute to the […]

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Area closings, delays and cancellations of note

Need to add, modify or remove an event? Contact Elliott Robinson at The recreational area around Sugar Hollow Reservoir now is closed, “as visitors trying to access Sugar Hollow Reservoir recreational area have significantly increased in recent days,” according to a news release. Additionally, the Encore Shop at Ivy Materials Utilization Center, the Book […]

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Parents are finding new ways to teach their kids at home

Related Articles: With schools closed, districts and volunteers work together to feed kids Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage Ongoing COVID-19 Coverage: Virus casts shadows over area restaurants In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam has shuttered the schools, and parents in our community, with help from teachers and administrators, are adjusting to the new […]

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UVa classes to remain online the remainder of the semester; Final Exercises canceled

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Virginia on Tuesday night announced that all classes will be held online for the remainder of the academic year and the original plan for Final Exercises has been canceled. “We do not make this decision lightly, as we know how disappointing it will be to […]

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City, county schools closed to students on Monday

As a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, classes on March 16 have been canceled in Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s public schools. School-related trips or activities of more than 100 people have also been canceled. Canceled city schools activities include Parent University, the ArtConnections open house and the District 13 orchestra assessments at Buford […]

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UVa announces affordable housing and community engagement plans

This is a breaking story and new information will be updated throughout the day The University of Virginia today announced its goals to support the development of between 1,000 and 1,500 affordable housing units in Charlottesville and Albemarle County on parcels owned by the university and the UVa Foundation. “As an anchor institution, we feel […]

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Hiring of more minority teachers, better communication among city schools’ parents demands

Related Articles: In the Principal’s Office: Burnley-Moran’s leader Korab developed passion for education at early age The Walker playground project is almost underway. Here’s what you need to know. Charlottesville City Schools’ teachers don’t represent the diversity of the community or the student body, Annie Suttle said. “It’s important to have who you are as […]