The Atlantic Coast Pipeline could run through these Nelson County mountains. Photo: Jack Looney

Impact study: Pipeline nears approval, opponents fire back

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline July 21, and it said the proposed 600-mile, $5.5 billion natural gas pipeline will have a “less than significant” impact on the environment. “The [final environmental impact statement] paints a terrifying picture of a bleak future,” says Ernie Reed, […]

Sam Shepard played family patriarch Robert Rayburn in the Netflix series “Bloodline” with his former Charlottesville neighbor Sissy Spacek.

In brief: Death of a playwright, opine on pot and more

Curtain call Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Sam Shepard, author of Buried Child, died July 27 from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a family member. Shepard lived with actress Jessica Lange on a farm near Scottsville for 10 years until the mid-’90s. He was 73.   Teacher in custody Longtime Charlottesville High […]

Jason Kessler's insurance policy for his August 12 rally in Emancipation Park has been canceled. Photo by Eze Amos

Coverage denied: Insurance for rally canceled

White nationalist-event organizer Jason Kessler obtained a special event insurance policy for his Unite the Right rally planned for August 12 in Emancipation Park, although the city does not require one for demonstrations. Good thing for Kessler, because newly uncovered problems with the insurance policy and with the certificate issued as proof of it have […]