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Letters to the Editor: Week of September 27-October 3

Letters to the Editor: Week of September 27-October 3

On the path to planetary destruction For those of us concerned that the race to completely destroy the Earth’s biosphere might be behind schedule, not to worry. This year’s worldwide forest fires, heat waves, droughts and historic-level hurricanes could prove to break all records. According to the National Fire Information Center as of September 15, […]

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Winner of Flash Fiction Contest announced

Each year, C-VILLE Weekly and WriterHouse team up for a fiction contest. Some years have centered around themes, while others have been completely left up to the writers’ imaginations. This year, the only caveat was that the piece had to be a work of “flash fiction”—500 words or fewer. David Ronka’s “The One I Think […]

Letters to the editor: Week of September 13-19

Letters to the editor: Week of September 13-19

Permanently drape the statue My wife, Jill, and I have longtime ties to Charlottesville, so we watched with horror and sadness as the white supremacist violence played out on the news. Last weekend we were back downtown and could not help visiting the park where the statue of General Robert E. Lee stands shrouded in […]

Letters to the editor: Week of August 16-22

Letters to the editor: Week of August 16-22

Make them pay If the alt-right wants another permit to demonstrate in Charlottesville, why not charge a fee of about $75,000 to $100,000? The KKK rally cost city taxpayers almost 60 grand, and this last weekend will cost even more. If the city is accused of price gouging, it can always argue that’s just business […]

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Opinion: A plan to reduce sexual assault at UVA

The following opinion piece by Jeffrey C. Fracher, Ph.D. and Bruce R. Williamson, Jr. ran in C-VILLE’s December 17 issue. The recent controversy over the Rolling Stone article does nothing to change the fact that the Sexual Misconduct Board (SMB) at the University of Virginia is a system broken beyond repair. It needs to be […]

Behind older homes in the city’s 10th and Page neighborhood, a new student housing complex is nearing completion. Charlottesville is one of Virginia’s least affordable places to live, but making the market more equitable is a tall task. Photo: John Robinson

Mailbag: Charlottesville’s housing crisis is self-inflicted

Free market housing Recently this paper published an article about the well-documented problem of Charlottesville’s housing unaffordability. It claimed that nearly half the city’s population now pays over 30 percent of income on housing, making it Virginia’s second-costliest city. To a degree this problem exists because many residents here are unemployed or hold low-wage jobs. […]

Best of C-VILLE 2013: Vote for your favorites!

Best of C-VILLE 2013: Vote for your favorites!

These are your finalists! You nominated more than 480 of your favorite people, places, and things in Charlottesvile in the Best of C-VILLE Primaries. Now, vote the best of the best into the winners’ circle. Vote now until midnight on Sunday, June 30. Best of C-VILLE 2013 hits stands Tuesday, August 20. Click HERE to […]

Mailbag Jan.8-Jan.15: Guns, guns, guns

Mailbag Jan.8-Jan.15: Guns, guns, guns

Line of fire News is finally getting out of the controversial decision by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission to build an open air police firing range at the old Keene Landfill in southern Albemarle [“Albemarle County approves new police training facility despite neighborhood opposition,” November 13]. The Board, with the persistence […]