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Celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang

The best thing about staying in town for the long July 4th weekend is that you can’t wave a sparkler without hitting a parade, concert or fireworks display. What follows is a list of some our favorite Independence Day happenings. July 1-4 July 4th Jubilee: The United States is having a birthday, and Wintergreen Resort is […]

The fire started at Ike's Underground and black smoke spread to the surrounding businesses.
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Fire started at Ike’s Underground under investigation

It was nearing lunchtime on the Downtown Mall when smoke began pouring out of the building that houses Ike’s Underground Vintage Clothing and Strange Cargo, Miso Sweet and Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. Next door at OpenQ, CEO Otavio Freire was in his office, which “filled up very quickly with smoke,” he says. “The smoke was […]

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In brief: Bad tantrum, McDonnell lucks out and more

Twins tragedy An encounter between Louisa twins Ron and Tron Jasper and Charlottesville twins Jarreau and Rahsaan Reid last September at Cavalier Crossing apartments resulted in a first-degree murder conviction June 21 of Ron Jasper, 30, for the death of Rahsaan Reid, 26. Jasper said he shot Reid in the face in self-defense. The jury […]