The first Story Slam featured "Grits" as the subject matter at the African American Heritage Center. Tonight's theme is "Gravy."

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

Story Slam Tonight at African American Heritage Center The second Story Slam kicks off at 6:30pm tonight, October 3, at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. October’s theme is “Gravy” and eight story-tellers will compete for best story of the night. The winner earns a place in the Story Slam-off, where the winners of […]

VDOT recently released a detailed rendering of the proposed grade-separated interchange of Rio Road and Route 29. Image courtesy VDOT

Route 29 panel urges VDOT to include bike and pedestrian plans

The Virginia Department of Transportation is on track to begin $230 million worth of road projects along Route 29. According to a state mandate, all four components of the plan, dubbed the Route 29 Solutions, must be completed within the next three years. But as the long-anticipated alternative to the Western Bypass moves forward, stakeholders […]

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Vaping: The cigarette alternative picks up steam in Charlottesville

Brooke Jenkins was an unlikely smoker, and an even more unlikely quitter. A devoted athlete, she successfully avoided cigarettes in high school by playing soccer and hanging around other health-conscious jocks. But when she went on to Eastern Carolina University to play on the Division I soccer team, she was shocked to see that cigarettes were everywhere.