75 carvers turned 30 pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns at Carver Rec Center for Halloween 2014.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

Pumpkin Carving Winners, Flea Market at Carver Recreation Center Last Friday 75 carvers turned 30 pumpkins into some frightening and fun jack-o-lanterns at the Jefferson School City Center’s Carver Recreation Center. “All of our pumpkins made it safely to the Downtown Safe Halloween Festival on Saturday,” said Dan Carpenter, Carver Recreation Center Manager. At the […]

Peter van der Linde (left) at his Zion Crossroads facility in 2012. Staff photo

Van der Linde disputes claims of recycling slowdown

An Albemarle County supervisor has questions about a temporary slowdown in operations at a local recycling plant, but Peter van der Linde says his facility is running strong—and is about to see a big upgrade. Samuel Miller District Representative Liz Palmer serves on the county’s Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee, which is tasked […]

Newsplex General Manager Jay Barton is temporarily acting as news director as the station reorganizes following layoffs. Photo: Courteney Stuart

Airing out: Increased fees lead to staff cuts at Newsplex

Seven people are out of work at the Newsplex television stations, according to the stations’ General Manager Jay Barton, who said the reduction in staff was prompted by an “exponential” increase in the affiliation agreements with the networks that provide the programming, and was achieved through layoffs and attrition. “The bottom line is the bottom […]