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Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
We hope you all participated in Election Day in whatever way you are able. And we hope this year’s Voter Guide helped you navigate some of the races in central Virginia.
Republican Bob Good will continue to represent the 5th District of Virginia, while Democrat Abigail Spanberger will continue to represent the 7th in Congress.
In the counties of central Virginia, there were some competitive races in:
- Louisa County for the school board, Louisa Town Council and mayor of Mineral
- Orange Town Council seats
- Boards of supervisors in Prince Edward County
- Leadership positions in Farmville
Midterm elections matter and local elections for town councils and school boards and mayors matter too. Thanks for giving us your feedback about what you wanted to know from candidates. That said, there were many positions where candidates ran unopposed, or there were no candidates at all. As we think about our coverage of democracy moving forward, we’ll be continuing to focus on how communities engage with local government. And we’re looking forward to making an even more comprehensive voter guide in 2023.
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Giving you information and context, along with on-the-ground perspectives on the issues that matter to you, is the north star for Charlottesville Tomorrow. As we consider the future of the city, we’ve got a new installment in Changing Charlottesville today. This one is about Belmont — once called “Belle Monte” — and how this neighborhood has changed over the years. It was the first neighborhood to see houses flipped and resold at much higher prices, in the early 2000s.
This whole project is about how the city has changed in the last decade, which we hope will help you imagine the future. Using data sets from the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ALICE Project and the Charlottesville Open Data Portal, we’ve put numbers to some of the harder-to-see — or entirely invisible — shifts. And we’re giving you tools to explore the data for yourself.
Here are some other neighborhoods to explore:
It has expanded with townhouses and apartments since its first single family homes were built in the 1960s.
Rezoning efforts here could help create more housing for students, and alleviate housing pressure on other parts of town.
The neighborhood was named for wealthy and educated Black families, “the Stars.” Here’s how it has changed.
Thanks so much for joining us — and please stay safe in the storm! (Here’s where you can find updated information from NBC19.)
Angilee Shah, editor-in-chief