Al Gore grew a beard, expanded his waistline and ducked out of the limelight when he lost the 2000 presidential election.
On the night after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, his regional field director and youth vote director for Charlottesville stood at the front of a 150-seat lecture hall at the University of Virginia, sharing re-election plans with 20 members of the University Democrats. Volunteer coordinators for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign began [...]
It may have been a grim 2011 for Virginia Democrats overall, but Delegate David Toscano, D-Charlottesville, bucked the trend. Now, Toscano faces one of the more challenging tasks of his political career
Support grew one cupcake sale at a time, and it culminated in a reworded Bob Dylan song in a Crozet gymnasium
Charlottesville City Schools have decided to embrace the uncertainty that comes with adopting new technology on a large scale as they implement the use of tablet computers in the classroom this year.
On July 3, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt manned a microphone at Skyline Drive Milepost 51 and christened Shenandoah National Park (SNP) as he marveled at its restorative powers.
Two candidates, Republican James Norwood and Democrat Christopher Dumler, have emerged as potential heirs to the Scottsville District seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors.
On January 4, about 20 local parents sat in Greenbrier Elementary and peppered Charlottesville Superintendent Rosa Atkins with questions about the school division’s middle school revamp.
In a teenage culture where texting is sometimes more common than talking, Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, wants to ensure there are clear ways to police the perverse.
They met in living rooms to craft arguments, stood on the curb of Route 250 to plot traffic flow
He took his idea to the people with an eight-city “Exit the Liquor Business” tour. His team unveiled a formal plan, chock-full of financial projections and answers to concerns. McDonnell’s privatization plan calls for the state to auction 1,000 retail liquor licenses to the highest bidding stores. Yet even with all that bustle, Governor Bob [...]
Soon after U.S. Senator Mark Warner took the microphone September 9 in the atrium of the new Bavaro Hall at UVA’s Curry School of Education, it became clear that the intent of the Democratic senator’s visit was not to wax poetic over the status quo. U.S. Senator Mark Warner remarked that top-tier universities have been [...]
If you walk through the doors of the ABC store on West Main Street with fantasies of mojitos and margaritas watering your mouth, you’ll find your buzz is soon killed. The store has more in common with the sterile confines of a dentist’s office than a tropical paradise. Sure, there are random glimmers of personality: [...]
Mark Brown had never stepped foot inside the Charlottesville Ice Park until roughly six weeks ago, when he approached the 25,000-square-foot building with an eye towards buying it. Now, the park has a new owner, a new name and, to hear Brown tell it, more than a few new ideas for its future. From full-time [...]
This fall, the 78-year-old Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) Bridge—long overdue for an overhaul—will finally receive more than lip service. The Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) Bridge, which connects the Fry’s Spring neighborhood to the portion of JPA that leads to UVA, will likely be out of service to cars for 16 months while it is fixed [...]
$10.5 million renovation for long-discussed project could start as early as October
Ten UVA engineering students are interning this summer at a Rolls-Royce jet-engine factory in Indianapolis.
Since January, Albemarle County Supervisor Ken Boyd has organized meetings with area business leaders to craft an economic “action plan.” The plan seeks to foster a more business-friendly culture in Albemarle that would attract more companies, expand the county’s commercial tax base and increase tax revenues without facing the potentially volatile issue of raising tax [...]
Representatives from Schnabel Engineering Associates on Tuesday showed Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority board members the early designs of a new dam for the Ragged Mountain Reservoir.
Earthen dam cheaper the sooner we act, says RWSA Executive Director Tom Frederick
As its June 30 closing date approaches, the Charlottesville Ice Park faces the real possibility of lying dormant
Pundits throughout the media realm are pontificating on Arizona’s new immigration law, and Virgil Goode recently added his voice to the fray. Will former congressman Virgil Goode throw his hat in for a third-party run? Seems unlikely, but he can still combat political correctness around the Fifth District. Goode, the Fifth District’s former Republican congressman, [...]
"The first thing we ought to do is get every state in the union to lock arms with Arizona and say, ‘You’re exactly right’"
When he began leading the University of Virginia’s investment management firm, he oversaw roughly $2.5 billion in assets. More than five years and one Great Recession later, Chris Brightman, CEO of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company, resigned for “personal reasons,” with an endowment pool totaling $4.4 billion, according to a January 31 investment [...]