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CACF creates new fund to aid people impacted by coronavirus

It’s only been a day since Virginia declared a state of emergency, and yet many area residents’ lives have already changed. With the two-week closure of the public school system comes a cascade of impacts for parents and children. Concerns have gone from stockpiling emergency supplies and washing hands more frequently to disrupted work schedules, […]

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Charlottesville Airport and travelers proceed with caution

Related Articles: Health officials to region: Don’t panic over COVID-19, but prepare Toilet paper, paper towels, Clorox wipes scarce for local shoppers Area closings, delays and cancellations of note It’s business almost as usual for the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.  As of Friday, scheduled flights are still taking place with passengers flying in from New York, Chicago, […]

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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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Thriving Charlottesville: Nonprofit Conscious Capitalist Group aims to remedy wealth gap

Organization ⦁ Robert Gray and Derek Rush launched the Conscious Capitalist Group a month ago, serving opportunity youth, or those who aren’t on track to attend a four-year university. The program operates at two sites, the Boys and Girls Club on Cherry Avenue and the Blue Ridge Youth Detention Center, serving children grade seventh through […]

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Apartment complex in urban ring that offers affordable housing listed for $7.7 million

Park’s Edge Apartments sits on about 3.3 acres on Whitewood Road. It’s a short drive off U.S. 29, minutes from downtown Charlottesville and near Albemarle High School. The complex sits across the street from Charlotte Yancey Humphris Park, giving its residents various wooded walking paths as their front yard. Park’s Edge also features amenities like […]

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How annual property assessments work: Sales drive them

The city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County recently completed their 2020 reassessments. While the assessor’s offices for both localities calculate the value of properties, it’s the real estate sales that take place during the year that play a large role in determining the final numbers.  Charlottesville Of the city’s 15,138 taxable properties, home properties increased […]

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Local, state, federal officials continue work to enhance rural broadband access

Several state lawmakers, Albemarle County officials, the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and Firefly Fiber Broadband — a subsidiary of the co-op — gathered Thursday at Crozet’s Midway electrical substation to announce plans for expanded fiber optic buildout to enhance rural broadband. The project is a result of CVEC teaming up with the Albemarle Broadband Authority […]

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Charlottesville Women In Tech celebrates 5th birthday

The sky’s the limit for Charlottesville Women in Tech, as the organization on Wednesday marked its fifth birthday with a celebration at Skybar. A crowd of more than 30 people gathered for refreshments and socializing. The organization offers resources, support and networking to women in the Charlottesville area who work in or are engaged in science, […]