Delegate Matt Fariss hopes industrial hemp will be a crop that helps revitalize Southside, and now it’s legal for universities to grow it for research.
Illustration Jason Crosby

New laws: What’s legal, what’s not

Virginians may begin to see hemp production and more public breastfeeding with the new laws that went into effect July 1, several of which were inspired by local events and people. Jesse Matthew, the man accused of killing UVA student Hannah Graham and linked by DNA evidence to the case of slain Virginia Tech student […]

This moving van won't be moving today.
Staff photo

14th Street bridge eats another truck

A Student Services Moving and Storage truck became the latest victim of the 14th Street bridge and its unyielding 10-foot clearance. The truck heading westbound on University Avenue was jammed under the bridge around 8:45am Thursday. A woman who answered the phone at Student Services says no one was injured and it’s not the first […]

Debra Weiss rents a guest house made of refurbished materials called the Recycled House. She doesn’t buy the “bugaboo” that out-of-state moguls will buy up houses to turn them into short-term rentals and ruin neighborhoods.
Photo: AMANDA MAGLIONE

Slow rules: City still trying to come up with Airbnb regs

The day before this story went to press, 444 local properties were listed on popular short-term rental site Airbnb. The amount of lodging tax collected by Charlottesville? Very little. To be fair, some of those listings are in Albemarle County, and the numbers available on the website vary from day to day. City officials estimate […]