A bus crash in North Chesterfield County left about 35 people injured, including an unknown number of UVA students. Photo courtesy of the Virginia State Police

Unknown number of UVA students in bus crash

  Virginia State Police have determined that speed was a factor in the November 29 motorcoach accident by an Abbott Trailways driver in North Chesterfield County. The bus, driven by Thomas B. Chidester of Salem, was en route to the University of Virginia around 7:15pm when the driver lost control on the curve of a […]

Volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician Laura Hedger hopes more people realize they can train to become a volunteer firefighter. Photo: Amy Jackson

Volunteer core: ‘Tis the season to give back

The holiday season is a time when giving and sharing is on everyone’s mind. And that is especially true of volunteers who give their time and share their skills with numerous organizations in the community year-round. So many organizations rely on volunteers for not only day-to-day upkeep tasks such as touching up paint or mending […]

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Unsettled: Syrian refugees and the politics of fear

You know, it takes a special kind of politician to unite elected officials from all points of the political spectrum. When was the last time you can remember a lone figure whose bold actions drew the same response from his own party and his opponents, from liberals and conservatives, and, indeed, from all right-thinking Americans? […]

Look for the Cavaliers' spell out during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo Bill Ross

Virginia band marches to Macy’s for Thanksgiving Day Parade

  This week, families and friends will come together to celebrate Thanksgiving by eating turkey and watching football. For many families, the Macy’s 89th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will also be on the agenda, and for.Virginia fans, it will be even more exciting. The Cavalier Marching Band will appear for the first time in UVA […]

John Wayne Jordan is back in custody after a brief Gator getaway.
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John Wayne Jordan escapes by Gator—briefly

John Wayne Jordan, 50, a trustee at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, disappeared on a John Deere Gator and was on the lam for about 11 minutes from the time he was reported missing until he was captured November 24. Jordan was working for the Virginia Department of Forestry on Natural Resources Drive and was […]

Joe Mallory, far right with beard, listens while attorney Scott Goodman debriefs supporters who came to court. Staff photo

Machete maelstrom: Mallory can continue to coach

Popular youth coach Joe Mallory, 43, made news earlier this year when the Charlottesville Cavaliers were disqualified from the boys National Travel Basketball Association’s championship tournament for playing a girl on the team. In September, Mallory was in the news again, this time for brandishing a gun near Greenbrier Elementary School. That incident resulted in […]

Local musician Katie Wood launched the booking company Valence Shows to take on the duty of filling the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar’s live music calendar. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Tune up: A new generation of concert bookers finds its niche

“A valence bond is when atoms are held together by the electrons they share. It seemed really fitting for how music events can bring community members together through the things they share,” says Katie Wood, describing her new endeavor, Valence Shows. Under this moniker, Wood is one of the newest live music bookers in town. Wood’s […]