Marion Dudley thought she was going to lose her home in 2004. Local developer HT Ferron met with Dudley and her neighbors in Sunrise Trailer Court that year to tell them they would have to vacate the Belmont neighborhood in a matter of months. Dudley, who spent most of her life as an introvert avoiding [...]
Editor’s note: We used comments in this story that we later realized were shared privately via Facebook—which means we shouldn’t have run them. We talked with the person affected and apologized, and this post came out of that conversation. Please give it a read. City officials have put an end to live music at the [...]
If it weren’t for the Charlottesville Police Foundation, Charlottesville police officers Cory Culbreath and Robbie Oberholzer wouldn’t be living in the city they serve. Relatively low salaries and today’s harsh lending environment are making home ownership increasingly difficult for police officers and other public servants, forcing many to live in surrounding, less expensive counties. But [...]
Dan Mahon has one of the coolest jobs in Virginia. While other Albemarle County staff are stuck behind desks, this ponytailed child at heart spends most of his days running around Albemarle’s parks and trails, which serve as both his office and his backyard. As Albemarle’s Outdoor Recreation Supervisor, Mahon’s duty is to develop and [...]
The next round of federal funding for City of Promise is up in the air, but it looks like the cradle-to-college outreach program that came to Charlottesville’s low-income neighborhoods a few months ago is here to stay. Director Sarad Davenport’s team of staff and community members is growing, and last Monday, City Council passed a [...]
As the weather heats up, so does a contentious Charlottesville issue—the presence of panhandlers and loiterers on the Downtown Mall. In response to complaints from business owners, the City of Charlottesville made an effort to break up a regular crowd that frequently occupies Central Place near Second Street by quietly taking away several fountain-side benches. [...]
Over the course of 16 days, anger, confusion, and ultimately resolution washed over UVA’s Grounds in the turmoil following President Teresa Sullivan’s removal. Here’s the breakdown of the saga—one resignation and one reaction at a time at a time—from the moment the surprise announcement came to the day she was reinstated. The bomb drops Instead [...]
Two weeks after UVA students and faculty followed Rector Helen Dragas to her car after a marathon closed-door Board of Visitors meeting yelling “Resign!,” Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the much-criticized Board leader would keep her seat. And despite the anger directed at her for her role in orchestrating the ultimately unsuccessful ouster of President [...]
While the University continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Board of Visitors’ decision to push out President Sullivan, a peer institution on the West Coast is experiencing the end of a similar saga
The Legal Aid Justice Center has filed a class action lawsuit against the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority claiming the CRHA’s mismanagement has led to unfair and unlawful utility overcharges for the majority of the city’s approximately 2,000 public housing residents.
“I think everybody recognizes that the process was deeply flawed, and I don’t condone it,” newly appointed interim President Carl Zeithaml said of his predecessor’s ouster at yesterday’s press conference on Grounds.
Among the conspiracy theories and questionable motives surrounding UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s surprise resignation, one truth has emerged: Students, faculty, and alumni are furious.
Rector Helen Dragas adjourned the Board of Visitors’ meeting at 2:38am. Students and faculty lined the sidewalks surrounding the Rotunda, asking press members for details.
Julie Truelove, who just wrapped up her first year as a nursing student, was one of at least 2,000 Wahoos to stand on the Lawn yesterday in protest of Sullivan’s resignation.
Members of the Faculty Senate Executive Council met with Rector Dragas Monday morning to discuss concerns over UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s recent resignation, and Faculty Senate Chair George Cohen came away saying they had “a cordial discussion”—despite acknowledging that he’d asked the rector to step down.
Peter Kiernan, the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees chairman who stated in a leaked e-mail that he was aware of the Board of Visitors’ decision but sworn to secrecy, sent a letter to the UVA community yesterday announcing his own resignation from the Board of Trustees.
UVA President Teresa Sullivan was hired under a 5-year contract
(File photo) For city residents, keeping a dog on a leash is commonplace. But in the county, where backyards are more spacious, some have come to expect to see animals running around untethered. Now thanks to a new Albemarle County’ ordinance, allowing a dog to run freely on another’s property is a Class 4 Misdemeanor, [...]
Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler said he wanted to see for himself how the proposed Western Bypass would interact with the environment, so he hiked the 6.2 miles before Wednesday’s vote. (Photo by Aaron Richardson/The Daily Progress) Last week the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors continued arguments over the long-debated route 29 Western Bypass. [...]
After just two years as President of the University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan is stepping down in what the University Board of Visitors is calling a “mutual decision.”
The UVA community is reacting to the sudden resignation of University President Teresa Sullivan Sunday, expressing shock at the abrupt announcement that she would be stepping down August 15 after only two years in the position. According to an e-mail sent to the UVA community Sunday by University Rector Helen E. Dragas, Sullivan’s departure was [...]
Plans to complete the long-contested Meadowcreek Parkway through McIntire Park cleared another hurdle last week when a federal judge dismissed the case filed by the Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park, which is attempting to block the planned interchange with the 250 Bypass.
River Bend Vice President Alan Taylor is excited to develop the land between Fifth and Avon streets into a shopping center featuring Wegmans, a high-end grocery store with devoted followers. (Photo by John Robinson) Turns out the rumors are true—Wegmans is coming to town. River Bend Management, a local developer owned by Coran Capshaw, [...]
River Bend Management announced today that it has signed a lease agreement with Wegmans Food Market, a grocery store known for its low prices and extensive prepared food section.
Under its new management, SLS will remain in Charlottesville and fill several new positions, according to CEO Thane Kerner. Silverchair Holdings will use the divestiture proceeds to inject new capital into Silverchair Information Systems, its other subsidiary.