Joe Morrissey. Photos: Scott Elmquist, file photo

Chamber piece: Democrats fight an uphill battle for Senate control

As we wander toward this November’s General Assembly elections, one thing is perfectly clear: There is no way in hell that Virginia’s Democrats are going to retake the House of Delegates. In fact, it’s a near-certainty that the House will stay in Republicans’ hands until at least 2020, when the nation’s decennial census will trigger […]

C-VILLE editor-in-chief Courteney Stuart and news editor Graelyn Brashear with the paper's two "best in show" awards at Saturday's Virginia Press Association banquet in Roanoke. The staff took home 11 awards, plus the two additional accolades, which are given to top entries in several publication categories. Photo courtesy VPA

C-VILLE honored at 2015 Virginia Press Association awards

In its first time entering the Virginia Press Association Awards competition in more than a decade, C-VILLE Weekly walked away with 11 awards, as well as two additional “best in show” nods. In selecting news editor Graelyn Brashear’s July 9, 2014, story “From cancer center to courtroom” as the best in show for non-daily writing, […]

The intersection of Route 20 and Route 250 on Pantops is set to become the second Albemarle interchange equipped with red light cameras. Photo: Jack Looney

Supe questions sustainability as red light camera program expands

A second Albemarle County intersection is set to be equipped with red light cameras after years of discussion and studies, and while the expansion of the photo ticketing program enjoys wide support on the Board of Supervisors, not everyone is happy about it. Police and county officials have enthusiastically announced the installation of cameras at the […]

Scott Eastwood (yes, Clint’s son) stars in The Longest Ride, a dramatic love story in a rodeo setting filled with saccharine and sacrifice. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Film review: The Longest Ride plays to short attention spans

The Longest Ride, like all Nicholas Sparks movies, is overlong, contrived and blatant in its pandering. Yet by being one of the most preposterous Sparks adaptations yet—a mishmash of pop-country neo-Americana with Barry Levinson-esque nostalgia and good old-fashioned sexy wish fulfillment—there is enjoyment (or at least begrudging respect) to be found in how openly and […]