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Golf versus garden in McIntire Park

It’s not the first time that the future of McIntire Park has divided residents of Charlottesville. First, there was the Meadow Creek Parkway. Then came the YMCA. Now, it’s golf versus botanical garden in the master planning process for the eastern side of the city’s biggest park.

Attorney for homeless plaintiffs mulls next move

Jeffrey Fogel, attorney for the five homeless men who filed a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the City of Charlottesville’s panhandling ordinance, was not surprised about the suit’s dismissal. Rather, Fogel was surprised about how District Court Judge Norman K. Moon dismissed it. “The normal course is that the defendant files an answer and […]

Gov. McDonnell honors UVA Center for Global Health founder

Gov. McDonnell honors UVA Center for Global Health founder

“For many years now, I have been working in the area of how microorganisms, bacteria and parasites in particular, cause trouble in our gastrointestinal track, and you could say that I am nothing but a diarrhea doc.” Dr. Richard Guerrant’s accolades, however, tell a very different story. Most recently, Governor Bob McDonnell named the 68-year-old […]

Can Charlottesville become a city by the river?

Can Charlottesville become a city by the river?

Since the beginning of time, a river was a community’s source of wealth and prosperity and today, cities like San Antonio, Texas and Savannah, Georgia have capitalized on the river running through their downtowns by making their waterfronts vibrant with shops and restaurants. The city’s Parks and Recreation department is working to expand the trail […]