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Public funding for Vinegar Hill Monument debated

A planned public sculpture that would commemorate Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill neighborhood has thus far failed to raise the private funding needed for its construction. Major funding from city taxpayers also appears unlikely after a discussion by Charlottesville City Council last week failed to reach a verdict on a contribution of $25,000 in city funds. Council […]

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Sculptor unveils model for Vinegar Hill monument

A community that saw its homes and businesses razed now has a clear view of a shining monument that will permanently honor the past and, at least the sculptor hopes, spark conversations about the future. Thursday at the Jefferson School City Center, New York-based sculptor Melvin Edwards shared a small model of his monument to […]