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Re-Store ‘N Station owner eyes summer opening

Construction of a controversial convenience store and gas station on U.S. 250 near Western Albemarle High School will begin before spring, according to a consultant associated with the project.    “The owner of Re-Store’N Station … is planning to start the site and road work in the next 30 to 60 days,” said Jo Higgins […]

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Thomas announces re-election campaign

The race for three seats on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors next year got off to an early start.    “I am throwing my hat back in the ring to run for the November 2013 election,” said Supervisor Rodney S. Thomas at the beginning of Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. “I don’t want to be […]

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VDOT to complete bypass environmental assessment this week

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s environmental office is putting the finishing touches on a document intended to persuade the Federal Highway Administration that work can proceed on the Western Bypass of U.S. 29 in Albemarle County. To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, VDOT has conducted an environmental assessment to explain to the FHWA […]

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Albemarle residents pan proposed Comprehensive Plan changes

Several Albemarle citizens appeared before the county Planning Commission on Tuesday to express their outrage at the proposed update of the Comprehensive Plan, a document mandated by Virginia law that establishes general planning policies for localities. “I am appalled at this Comprehensive Plan,” said county resident Clara Belle Wheeler. “Please consider this Comprehensive Plan a […]

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Stonefield opens for business today

Cash registers will ring for the first time at Albemarle County’s newest retail development today when Pier One Imports begins business at its new location at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Hydraulic Road. Stonefield, which long was known as Albemarle Place, has been in the planning stages for many years and ownership has changed […]

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Albemarle panel briefed on natural resources

The Albemarle Planning Commission got into the details of the Comprehensive Plan update Tuesday with a work session on the county’s natural resources and rural areas. “We’re starting to get closer to the right form to make it more readable,” Commissioner Don Franco said.   Since 1980, the county has sought to discourage people moving […]

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Hundreds show at Western Bypass meeting

Well over 500 people packed the auditorium at Jack Jouett Middle School on Thursday to weigh in on an environmental assessment that the Virginia Department of Transportation has conducted on the Western Bypass of U.S. 29. VDOT produced a draft EA in order to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act. The last environmental study […]