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Walmart surrenders at Wilderness

Walmart surrenders at Wilderness

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, […]

Smell you later?

Smell you later?

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.

Charge it!

Charge it!

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 education of Melissa Close-Hart

The education of Melissa Close-Hart

 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 […]

Woolen Mills man: City took private property without due process

Woolen Mills man: City took private property without due process

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 […]

Scottsville town councilor takes on marijuana issue

Scottsville town councilor takes on marijuana issue

 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 […]

Green thumbs for hire

Blue Ridge Backyard Harvest Matt Bierce, Guinevere Higgins, Mike Parisi 806-6157 info@blueridgebackyard.com Free initial site assessment and esti-mate. Installation, design, maintenance and consultation fees vary depending on project type and scale.    C’Ville Foodscapes Angel Shockley, Kassia Arbabi, Patrick Costello, Sam Pierceall, Sky Blue and Wendy Roberman 806-6255 info@cvillefoodscapes.com Simple lawn transformation (sod re-moval, tilling […]