Lynchburg teenager Jamisha Gilbert died of hypothermia. File photo

No foul play: Investigators say Lynchburg teen died of hypothermia

A Lynchburg teenager who disappeared last November and whose remains were found nearly a week later in a heavily wooded area died of hypothermia, investigators revealed at an afternoon press conference in Lynchburg. Eighteen-year-old Jamisha Monique Gilbert disappeared on November 29 and her 2002 Honda Accord was found crashed about two miles from the location […]

The Ix complex, a former industrial site now home to shops and restaurants, is getting a makeover led by Brian Wimer. Photo courtesy Brian Wimer

Ix Art Park gets funded

Four days before the Kickstarter campaign expired, the Ix Art Park project hit its $20,000 goal, unleashing promised matching funds from the Ix property developer Ludwig Kuttner and big smiles from the man leading the effort. “The success of the campaign suggests that the community wants this,” said Brian Wimer, who has been overseeing efforts […]

The University of Virginia. Photo:  Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

UVA increases tuition by 4.3 percent

The UVA Board of Visitors today approved a 4.3 in-state tuition hike, an increase the University plans to use to support a major faculty hiring push. The total cost of an in-state education at UVA—including tuition, fees, room and board, and books—will rise by $949 to $27,417, according to reports by Newsplex and The Daily […]