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Sixth Street murder suspect faces phone evidence

Sixth Street murder suspect faces phone evidence

READ MORE Click here to read a previous cover story about Demonte Burgess and George Huguely. On June 10, three defendants charged in connection with the city’s first homicides since October 2008 were slated to appear in Charlottesville General District Court. While court dates for 22-year-old George Huguely and 19-year-old Demonte Burgess were moved to […]

Both George Huguely and Demonte Burgess will be in court on Thursday. Will their fates be as different as the worlds they come from?

Both George Huguely and Demonte Burgess will be in court on Thursday. Will their fates be as different as the worlds they come from?

George Huguely Demonte Burgess [Editor’s note: After C-VILLE went to press, the date for George Huguely’s next appearance in Charlottesville General District Court was postponed from June 10 to October 7. Demonte Burgess’ hearing was postponed from June 10 to August 12.] The 22-year-old gets his uniform first. The college senior, except where he’s from […]

Westhaven Afterschool Program closes

Westhaven Afterschool Program closes

The rule for students at the Westhaven Afterschool Program used to be “No homework, no entry.” If Harold Folley can’t find the funds to sustain the program for another year, the rule might become “No entry, no homework” instead. Until recently, elementary school students from Westhaven (pictured), the 126-unit public housing project on Hardy Drive, […]

Casteen urges graduates to step out courageously

Casteen urges graduates to step out courageously

Save for the 1907 bronze sculpture of Homer at one end of UVA’s original campus and the life-size, marble Thomas Jefferson at the other, the closest thing to a statue at Sunday’s 181st graduation exercises was University President John Casteen, who appeared both timeless and unshakeable before a crowd of thousands of graduates, his wife […]

19-year-old charged in city murder

19-year-old charged in city murder

Nineteen-year-old Demonte Burgess has a history with Sixth Street S.E. Last August, he was arrested for trespassing on the 700 block, near the Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority’s public housing development, after local police asked him not to return to city housing. Now, Burgess is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Miguel […]

UVA lax believes in life after Love

UVA lax believes in life after Love

 After his team’s 18-4 dispatching of Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday evening, UVA men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia told reporters how important it was for his team to “stay together for a while more.” For last Saturday’s 18-4 defeat of Mount St. Mary’s, the UVA men’s lacrosse team donned shirts honoring slain fourth-year student-athlete Yeardley […]