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Occupy Charlottesville looks to the future, readies for inevitable

Occupy Charlottesville looks to the future, readies for inevitable

In the two months since the first organizers occupied Zuccotti Park in New York City to protest national economic inequality, similar encampments sprung up throughout the country, each of them claiming public space as a way to spread their messages. Since cities around the nation began breaking up these groups, the movement is facing the […]

Getting past Vinegar Hill

Getting past Vinegar Hill

The destruction of Vinegar Hill in the 1960s in the name of urban renewal and the displacement of the many African-American families who lived there have caused irreparable damage to race relations in Charlottesville.

Dede Smith won. Now what?

Dede Smith won. Now what?

A radiant Dede Smith gladly subjected herself to a whirlwind of affectionate embraces and congratulatory handshakes last Tuesday night at Vivace Restaurant on Ivy Road, moments after the final vote tally revealed she had won one of the three open seats on Charlottesville’s City Council. 

Council's elected Dems design next steps

Kathy Galvin: The Architect Galvin ran a successful City Council campaign on the message of intelligent design, an idea she promoted through her slogan “Greener, Smarter, Stronger by Design.” She believes that developing the city’s growth and entrance corridors appropriately and giving residents the ability to become self-sufficient will help narrow the “pervasive” income and wealth […]

Change of occupation

Thanksgiving may be a time of transition for Occupy Charlottesville. The movement is debating whether to physically decamp from its current base in Lee Park for the winter, with the idea of coming back stronger and better organized in early spring.

Elections 2011: The battle of the signs

Elections 2011: The battle of the signs

It’s finally here, Election Day 2011. The issues are hot, the candidates are ready, but are voters? Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced yesterday that voter turnout throughout Virginia is expected to be low, around 20 percent of registered voters