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City workers make more than their county counterparts

Nearly five years have passed since we last shared with you the salaries of the 10 highest-paid employees in both Charlottesville and Albemarle. And not much has changed. Charlottesville still pays its employees better than Albemarle, and many of the names in the top 10 of jurisdictions remain the same. This time around, however, all […]

UVA slims acceptance rate to 29 percent

For the record number of 21,839 University of Virginia applicants eagerly anticipating their decision letters, the wait is finally over. The Office of Admissions is mailing the letters today.








Chickens raise concerns when barnyard is backyard

Chickens raise concerns when barnyard is backyard

Most Charlottesville residents must drive several miles to the more rural corners of Albemarle County in search of farm-fresh eggs. For a few downtown Charlottesville residents, however, fresh eggs may soon be as close as their own backyard. Matilda Matheson, 5, right, and Helen Matheson, 8, sit with two of their chickens. The Mathesons haven’t […]

Locals protest gay marriage ban

Locals protest gay marriage ban

Organizer André Hakes evoked Martin Luther King, Jr. in a speech to the crowd, proclaiming, “We want the right to be judged by the content of our character. We come in peace, we are unashamed and we are proud to be Americans.”

New Whole Foods waiting on site plan

New Whole Foods waiting on site plan

Despite the apparent halt in construction on the site of the future Hydraulic Road Whole Foods, the project is still progressing, says Alan Taylor of Riverbend Management, Inc., a company in the Coran Capshaw empire. “We’re still working with the city on getting final site plan approval,” he says. “Once we have that, we’ll continue […]

Once again, lawmakers take on predatory lending

Once again, lawmakers take on predatory lending

New year, same legislative agenda. At least that’s the story when it comes to payday lending regulations. New laws targeting payday lenders went into effect January 1, extending repayment periods and limiting the amount of sequential loans a borrower can obtain. Lenders, however, have quickly discovered ways to get around the new law, putting frustrated […]

Wind turbines generate more debate

Wind turbines generate more debate

If you’ve ever dreamed of brandishing a lance and racing at windmills like a modern-day Don Quixote, your fantasy may soon become a reality. Though the Albemarle County Planning Commission has been debating the addition of a wind turbine ordinance for about eight months, the Commission seems close to formulating a resolution. Jason Ivey, vice […]