In brief: Relay renamed, Del. Bob Marshall targets porn and more

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Zach Buckner. Photo: John Robinson Zach Buckner. Photo: John Robinson

Name changer

Relay Foods, the Charlottesville-based online grocer, merged with Door to Door Organics six months ago and announced January 2 that it will begin operating solely under the Door to Door brand come January 15. Zach Buckner founded Relay in 2009, and a release noted, “We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge this bittersweet moment in Relay Foods history.”

Porn menace

Delegate Bob Marshall offers the upcoming General Assembly a resolution to declare pornography a public health hazard that leads to adultery, hypersexualization of teens, deviant sexual arousal and normalizes violence and abuse of women and children, the Washington Post reports.

Year-end shooting and stabbing

A 29-year-old male was stabbed twice around 2:14am December 30 at Holly’s Deli on East Market Street. Glover Lloyd Jackson, 40, is charged with malicious wounding. Later that day, a 16-year-old was shot twice on Sixth Street SE. His injuries are non-life threatening.

Reported rape

A student reported to UVA Police January 1 that she was raped between 7pm the previous night and 6am at a residence on Chancellor Street. City police are investigating and looking for a white, college-aged male who was described as 6′ tall with a thin build and brown hair.

Photo: Tom McGovern
Photo: Tom McGovern

Donuts go, donuts come

With a line out the door, Charlottesville institution Spudnuts fried up its last sinker December 30. That same day, 5th Street Station’s leasing company announced Krispy Kreme will give the city another shot. The hot and fresh purveyor closed its former Emmet Street location in 2004.

Growth chart

Remember dropping off your compost each week at City Market last year between April and October? The GreenBlue-sponsored program in its second year saw a 17 percent increase in drop-off compostable material over 2015. And take it from the local nonprofit: All of that decayed organic stuff really added up.

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Not bad!

Total number of pounds collected: 7,583

Average weight of drop-off: 6.3 pounds

Average number of weekly participants: 38

Number of compostable bags distributed: 2,292

Number of volunteers: 92

Hours of staff time: 248

Pounds of CO2 emissions avoided: 269

WhERE DOES IT ALL GO?

The compost GreenBlue volunteers collected at City Market was transported by Natural Organic Process Enterprises to the Black Bear Composting facility in Crimora, though the latter company closed at the end of 2016. NOPE has indicated it will continue to serve the Charlottesville area during City Market season by transporting compostable items to a facility in Waverly.

Residents can also drop off their compostables at the McIntire Recycling Center through June 30—waste must be brought in compostable bags, which can be picked up for free on-site.

Quote of the week

Coach Tony Bennett. Photo by Matt Riley“The first thing I said to our team when we walked into the locker room was ‘Welcome to the ACC.’ I said, ‘If you are not right, and you are not executing all of the way through, you will not be successful.’”—UVA Coach Tony Bennett after his team’s nail-biter 60-58 loss to Florida State December 31.

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