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Albemarle superintendent holds community forum at AHS

Matt Haas, superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, continued his countywide listening tour with a community forum at Albemarle High School on Wednesday evening. Haas, who officially assumed his position on July 1, is seeking input from Albemarle students, parents, employees and community members to help him develop a strategic and operational action plan. During […]

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Scottsville bridge replacement plans shared with public

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to replace a “structurally deficient” bridge over Totier Creek in Scottsville by 2023. The James River Road Bridge is a one-lane, wooden bridge with steel beams. VDOT estimates that 1,100 vehicles travel across the bridge every day. “Most times, you find lower volume secondary roads — usually 400 cars […]

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Seminole Square redevelopment partially approved

Seminole Square’s aging shopping center is getting a facelift. The Charlottesville Planning Commission unanimously approved a redevelopment of Seminole Square that could allow the 32-year-old center to provide a more pedestrian-focused experience. As Charlottesville’s Entrance Corridor Review Board, the planning commission has the power to approve or deny designs in entrance corridors like the city’s […]

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Pilgrimage to begin with film screening on lynching

As a student in Albemarle County, Hannah Ayers learned about the lynchings of African-Americans, but that history always was in the sidebar of her textbooks.  Several years ago, Ayers and her husband, Lance Warren, decided to make a documentary to bring that history into the center of the American story.  Ayers and Warren edited the […]

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Albemarle to decide where to preserve land

Dina Gilison Brigish spent her childhood in the New York countryside, 35 miles from Manhattan. As the years passed, the city began to absorb the area she knew. “I literally saw every piece of property get divided up into a subdivision and it all go away,” Brigish said. “I always felt if there was anything […]

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Albemarle supervisors question need for bond referendum

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has declined the county School Board’s request to put $96 million for school improvement projects on a bond referendum this November. The supervisors maintained their support for the potential issuance of $59 million in debt through a bond referendum on Election Day, with $47 million dedicated to projects identified […]

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Albemarle to join lynching remembrance project

Albemarle County is joining local efforts to memorialize John Henry James, who was lynched there in 1898. On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors discussed collecting soil from the lynching site as part of the Equal Justice Initiative memorial project.    According to EJI research, more than 4,000 racial terror lynchings occurred across the South from […]

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Charlottesville trains workforce to fill construction needs

Related Articles: How can Charlottesville build an inclusive tech sector? Tom Tom panel contemplates future of education, workforce development Funding push made for public housing resident training program Mujtaba Mohammad Asif had repaired air-conditioning units at a local hotel for about two years when he asked his employer for a promotion. The hotel responded that […]

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Murray High School graduation emphasizes lifelong learning

Murray High School graduated 26 seniors Thursday night in an intimate ceremony that celebrated their individuality. Murray, a public charter school within the Albemarle County school division, enrolls 100 students and fosters a supportive environment by modeling instruction after Dr. William Glasser’s “Choice Theory,” and  employing a mastery learning model that allows students to redo […]