UVA's Google Books agreement "called for 500,000 books in our collection over 5 years," says Martha Sites. "We've exceeded our target."
In an unexpected turn of events, Walmart withdrew its special use permit request to build a super-structure off of Routes 3 and 20 near Fredericksburg. The Orange County Board of Supervisors previously granted the mega-corporation the permit, which would have allowed Walmart to build on 55 acres near a major Civil War site. Wilderness Battlefield, […]
The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority could double the size of its existing water treatment facility near Riverview Park. Residents want to know if such a move could double the accompanying stench.
Just before President Obama took the stage at the Charlottesville Pavilion on October 29, Congressman Tom Perriello delivered a well-honed stump speech
Just before President Obama took the stage at the Charlottesville Pavilion on October 29, Congressman Tom Perriello delivered a well-honed stump speech about successes from his first (and only) term. Among these was bringing electric vehicle (EV) tech jobs to Charlottesville. The crowd responded with rapturous applause. Even if Perriello never spelled out exactly to […]
The George Washington National Forest has the largest roadless acreage in the Eastern U.S., but plans for natural gas drilling would demand considerable development.
If change is in the air at the McIntire Recycling Center on McIntire Road, you’d never know it in the days just after Labor Day weekend. Cars line the parking lot, as locals young and old carry bags of hand-sorted recyclables around the property, and drop them into segregated bins of plastics, metals and various […]
In tough economic times, we often turn inwards for answers to our elusive happiness, for happiness is a big-ticket issue. Psychiatrists sell it by the bottle, clergymen offer it in the hereafter and stock brokers dangle it like a carrot in the form of tempered retirement funds. There’s that old bit of wisdom that says, […]
“Males can’t hurt you,” exclaims Ken Hall to a crowd of about 30 onlookers. “Only the female has the ability to sting.” A short brunette wearing a George Strait t-shirt turns and says otherwise to her beau. Mind you, it’s easy for Hall to say as he is wearing his beekeeping suit that looks more […]
As the morning fog lifts from the rolling hills of Barboursville Vineyards, Melissa Close-Hart, executive chef at the Palladio Restaurant, is busy opening boxes of fresh local produce with her sous chef, Mike Yager, and three assistants. Later, from this assortment of basil, mint and mushrooms, they’ll prepare fresh garnishes for their handmade pastas and […]
The name Anthony Dale Crawford is one that many Central Virginians would like to think of as locked up with the key thrown away.
On Thursday, April 29, Woolen Mills resident Louis Schultz was arrested and charged with attempted malicious wounding after rolling his car towards a group of city workers who were repairing a leaky sewage pipe on Steephill Street, near his home on E. Market Street. Schultz’s reasoning was simple: Steephill Street is private property, and the […]
Five years after it was designated a historic site, the Jefferson School finally has a starting date for a long-planned redevelopment to preserve its character.
There is a point where you are so deep in the woods, with trees looming large and their leaves stitched across the skyline, that you feel the vastness of the landscape and can’t shake the sense that you are out of your element. Tree frogs yammer back and forth while birds chirp wildly. Something scurries […]
When the first issue of Scottsville Weekly landed on April 16, it caused an immediate stir. Seven candidates for town council were asked where they stood on a number of issues, including whether they support legalizing marijuana. As one might imagine, the remainder of the questionnaire fell on deaf ears when five out of seven […]
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I have a theory about Charlottesville. I say it is a mirage. If you are not convinced, let me tell you about the time I watched a gal named Angel wearing knitted, arm-length gloves with the fingers cut off as she talked organic gardening with a woman decked out in a business suit. Or when […]
Interest in a “simpler time” is nothing new. But revived awareness of the primitive Southern mountaineer has touched a new generation of musicians and fashionistas that look to their legacy as a poignant example in protest of modern consumer culture. Indeed, their voices echo out in the backporch verse of Carter Family yodels: “Carry me […]
On February 3, Judge Daniel Bouton of the Orange County circuit court heard arguments from attorneys concerning the proposed Wal-Mart to be built on Route 3 near Fredericksburg
On a recent weekend night in Belmont, a group of four people stroll along Hinton Avenue on the way back to their SUV. Two women sport Burberry trench coats and designer scarves, and carry Coach handbags, while their male counterparts wear wool blend peacoats, ranger dark wash jeans and designer loafers or Terra Plana shoes. […]
The Belmont-Carlton Neighborhood Association (BCNA) finally got to speak its mind on what many consider the severe noise problem in Belmont’s commercial zone
Things are heating up with regards to the noise issue in Belmont. Although official discussion has been deferred until February, City Council will hold a special session this Thursday, where the Belmont-Carlton Neighborhood Association (BCNA) is expected to hand down recommendations on what a noise ordinance could entail. Belmont restaurant and music hall Bel Rio […]
These days, the media in Charlottesville has been awash in the unlikeliest of topics: garbage. Solid waste, that is. For months we’ve been reading and hearing about the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s lawsuit against Van der Linde Recycling, a private waste collector that sees itself as working towards a greener future for the […]