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Historical society starts new chapter with Daughters of Zion exhibit

More than 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon to place flowers at Charlottesville’s historic Daughters of Zion Cemetery. The Decoration Day event is part of recent efforts to memorialize local African-American history. A charitable society of African-American women, the Daughters of Zion founded the graveyard in 1873, 10 years after the opening of the segregated Oakwood […]

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Local scholarships aim to expand college access

The Charlottesville Scholarship Program celebrated its newest class Wednesday at CitySpace. “This is why we do what we do as School Board members and educators,” School Board Chairman Juandiego Wade said. “We want to see our students realize their full potential and go on to bigger and better things.” The program was started in 2001 […]

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Area teachers celebrated at Golden Apple Awards

Forty public and private school teachers from Charlottesville and Albemarle County were recognized Wednesday for their excellence in the classroom.   Sponsored by Better Living Building Supply & Cabinetry, the Golden Apple Awards honor outstanding teachers of any discipline, at any grade level. Parents, students, colleagues and community members nominate the teachers to the selection […]

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Barred from affordable housing

Past criminal convictions can haunt those seeking to rent a home  Dana Monroe is the primary caretaker for her uncle, who is disabled. Several years ago, her uncle’s health worsened and doctors decided to amputate one of his legs. Her uncle’s bedroom, however, was not on the ground floor. “At that time, he had to […]

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Albemarle Planning Commission approves high school center

The Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday cleared the way for the county school division to open a high school student center in the Seminole Place industrial facility. In December, the Albemarle County School Board voted to pursue the phased construction of satellite centers to expand the county’s high school enrollment capacity. Students would go […]

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Baker-Butler students brainstorm business solutions

Social entrepreneurs from Hampden-Sydney College visited Albemarle County this week to meet with young design consultants at Baker-Butler Elementary School. “It’s interesting to see how thoughtful the students could be,” said Tanner Beck, co-founder of Pan Clothing. “We have gotten more value out of this than I would have anticipated.” Beck and co-founder Jacky Cheng, […]

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Albemarle School Board passes $186.8 million budget, calls for capital project funding

The Albemarle County School Board on Thursday turned its attention to potentially unfunded capital projects after approving a balanced $186.8 million operating budget for fiscal year 2019. Rosalyn Schmitt, director of planning and budget for the county schools, said the Board of Supervisors’ latest draft of the county’s five-year Capital Improvement Program would include $35.1 […]

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Albemarle schools preparing to lease Seminole Place facility for high school center

The Albemarle County School Board this week will consider approving the lease of 42,200 square feet in the Seminole Place industrial facility for use as a high school student center, administrative offices and professional development space. Albemarle launched the High School 2022 initiative two years ago to generate ideas for expanding student-designed, interdisciplinary and community-based […]

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Toscano visits local schools to discuss safety

Albemarle County school officials met with Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, on Tuesday to contribute to the Virginia House of Delegates’ ongoing study of school safety issues.  Toscano is a member of the House Select Committee on School Safety. Established in March in response to a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in […]