Hey, neighbor! Sugar, spice and everything nice about the 19 city ‘hoods you live in

Hey, neighbor! Sugar, spice and everything nice about the 19 city ‘hoods you live in

You might say that neighborhoods are a little like snowflakes—no two are the same. At least, that’s true of Charlottesville, where you’ll find family-friendly Fry’s Spring bordering the student-lined sidewalks of JPA or the lavish homes in North Downtown near the storied streets of Starr Hill. Each spot has its own vibe, its own draw—whether […]

Unrevealed in her confidential settlement with Rolling Stone is how much Nicole Eramo had to pay to defend her reputation.
Photo by Eze Amos

Court costs: After winning jury trial, Eramo settles

Nearly two years after filing a more than $7.5 million defamation suit against Rolling Stone, its parent company and “A Rape on Campus” reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely—and five months after a jury awarded her $3 million—former UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo settled her case, likely for much less. The November 19, 2014, Rolling Stone article […]

The Daily Progress' abundance of Virginia Press Association awards did not prevent layoffs as circulation continues to decline.
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Daily Progress and Newsplex lay off staff

The same week the Daily Progress won a whopping 42 awards at the April 8 Virginia Press Association banquet, including 13 first-place plaques, the paper, which is owned by a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, laid off three employees. The Progress, like many other former Media General-owned newspapers, thought it had been thrown a […]

Dan Grogan at his Albemarle High polling place uses visual aids to illustrate the “wacky districts” drawn by both Democrats and Republicans.
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An ‘insidious’ and ‘invasive’ threat to democracy

It’s the issue former President Barack Obama will focus on, joining people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and HBO’s John Oliver, who consider it the biggest threat to the United States’ representative government. The menace is not one that comes from outside the country, but a homegrown tradition dating back to the earliest days of the republic: […]

The Revivalists will headline the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington on
Saturday with support from People’s Blues of Richmond and Moogatu. Photo by Travis Shinn

Infinity Downs Farm launches with Earth Day concert

In 2013, Dave Frey and his partner, fellow music promoter Peter Shapiro, started the Lockn’ Festival, a multi-genre musical blowout that takes place in late summer on the sprawling Oak Ridge Farm in the Nelson County town of Arrington. Over the past four years the event has brought an array of heavyweight acts in roots, […]

Timberlake’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain is so fond of its regulars that framed photos of them are displayed on one wall. Photo by Emily Sacco

Timberlake’s customers are like family

It’s quarter after noon on a Wednesday and Debbie Kirby stands behind the lunch counter at Timberlake’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain. She adjusts the side ties on her red cotton smock before filling a tall red plastic cup with cola and hustling it over to one of the three men sitting at a small, […]

Neuroscientist Kelly Barford helped organize the April 22 local March for Science, starting at IX Art Park. On April 12 members of Cville Comm-UNI-ty met at Three Notch’d Brewing Company for a fundraiser and to make signs for the march. Photo by Eze Amos

‘Facts not quacks:’ Locals gear up to march for science

The University of Virginia received $143 million in biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2016. With President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he plans to cut $5.8 billion from the NIH’s budget, local neuroscientist Kelly Barford says it’s time to march. As a member of Cville Comm-UNI-ty, a group of UVA […]