West Main Street links the University of Virginia to the city’s Downtown Mall and surrounding businesses, and it can be argued that it also connects the city’s past with its future.
Last week, police moved to break up Occupy encampments in Los Angeles and Philadelphia and arrested and charged hundreds of occupiers.
Of the 18 members of Occupy Charlottesville arrested, 8 are men and 10 are women; several live in and around Belmont and only one is listed as homeless.
Cuccinelli was previously linked with a run for Senate against Democratic Senator Mark Warner, but has apparently changed set his sights on executive office.
Protesters huddled on the sidewalk chanting Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and thanking the members who decided to get arrested for their courage.
“Quite simply, the University is not a campground and is not set up to support an indefinite encampment," reads a letter UVA administrators sent to Occupy Charlottesville.
Covering Occupy Charlottesville is like trying to catch an eel barehanded. You think you have a good grip, but it keeps slipping away.
Since City Council’s decision to open dialogue between Occupy Charlottesville and city staff to find an alternate occupation location, the group has been contemplating its next move
The crowd gathered in the City Council chambers for Monday night’s meeting was the largest Councilor David Brown had ever seen in almost eight years as an elected official.
Inmates at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Troy, Virginia will soon be able to earn a degree from behind bars.
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 [...]
With a potential expiration date for the group’s camping permit looming (November 26), Occupiers have decided to lobby City Council for an extension.
“What is the nature of Lee Park? Is it a neighborhood park or is it a 24/7 free speech zone?” said Mayor Dave Norris. “Since that is more of a policy question rather than a permit, more of a procedural question, than that’s where City Council needs to weigh in.”
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.
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.
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 [...]
PVCC expects five inmates to graduate in Spring 2013.
A former member said the group has lost touch with its original message and said the movement as a whole is in a “downward spiral.”
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.
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
Voter turnout at 1pm was 13 percent. Only 59 people have cast their ballots in the Venable precinct so far