University of Virginia graduate Elliot Rosenberg has been lucky enough to attend two soccer matches in Brazil since the 2014 FIFA World Cup began. But while soccer fans from every corner of the globe fill hotels and hostels across a dozen cities, Rosenberg is working around the clock on an ambitious entrepreneurial endeavor, pairing visitors […]
UVA Medical Center has sued more than 30,000 people over unpaid bills since 2010. One woman is pushing back.
A Charlottesville man died early Sunday morning after he was shot in front of a Prospect Avenue home in what police say is a homicide—the city’s third since May. Otis Edward Scott, 27, was shot in the 700 block of Prospect Avenue at 2:16am, police said. By the time officers arrived to the scene, Scott’s […]
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PVCC Culinary Arts Students Bake Up New Skills, Delicious Desserts this Summer Wander around the Jefferson School City Center halls mid-afternoon this summer, and your nose will be in for a delicious treat. Now through July 12, the students in Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC)’s Culinary Arts program have begun Introduction to Baking. Nineteen students […]
Members of a large task force formed by the city to look into unequal rates of arrest and incarceration among black and white kids in Charlottesville are clamoring for more action. The outcry comes in the wake of a recently completed study presented to City Council by the same task force, which found that black […]
Just how much radio can Charlottesville support? Our little city already has a relatively large number of stations for its size: a total of 15 at last count.
A man wanted in connection with the May homicide on Hardy Drive turned himself in on Monday, June 30, according to Charlottesville Police Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts. Avery F. Gray, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder in the May 17 death of 36-year-old Charlottesville resident Oscar Nathaniel Brown. At press time, a preliminary hearing date […]
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings in the comments section. The Charlottesville City Council and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hold a joint meeting […]
Exploding fireworks and Vanderbilt players dogpiling each other around the pitcher’s mound were the last images of the 2014 College World Series, and Virginia left TD Ameritrade Park dejected, but not disappointed, as the baseball program’s most successful season in school history came to a close in a 3-2 loss in game three. Vanderbilt’s win […]
Summer Camp in Full Swing at Carver Recreation Center This summer the Jefferson School City Center’s Carver Rec is hosting a pre-teen camp for youth in grades 4th through 6th grade. The camp lasts from June 16 through July 25 and registration is open and ongoing until the camp reaches capacity. “Parks and Rec offers […]
After a decade of assessments by its volunteers, local watershed monitoring group StreamWatch has reported that 70 percent of streams that drain to the Rivanna River are failing state water quality standards. It’s far from an ideal finding, but as the citizen science organization points out, the situation could be worse. In a report released […]
“We have a budget—that’s the good news,” Del. David Toscano said Monday afternoon. The House minority leader and Charlottesville rep was on his cell, en route to Richmond for an evening legislative session to vote on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s budget vetoes. The good news, at least for any remaining hopes of bipartisan agreement on Medicaid […]
With their backs against the wall in an elimination game, the UVA baseball team showed resiliency as they bounced back from a 9-8 loss Monday night to even up the College World Series championship by securing a 7-2 victory Tuesday in Omaha. After sophomore ace Nathan Kirby uncharacteristically got rocked for eight runs in a single […]
From the arts to finance to farming, these young guns of Charlottesville and Albemarle are the ones to watch.
The Western Bypass is down for its dirt nap, and all eyes are on the implementation of a $230 million package of alternatives aimed at easing congestion on Route 29 through Albemarle County. In a unanimous vote in Richmond last Wednesday, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) allocated the funds for the local projects as part […]
A proposed pipeline that would move fracked natural gas from extraction fields in West Virginia to southeast Virginia and North Carolina is generating angry opposition in Nelson County, where residents whose lands may lie in its path are raising concerns about property damage and pollution. The Dominion Southeast Reliability Project, a 450-mile-long pipeline extension, would […]
Neither natural elements nor any team in its path has so far been able to stop the UVA baseball team, as it defeated Ole Miss (48-21) 4-1 Saturday—the second win over the Rebels in a week—to earn its first ever bid to the championship of the College World Series in Omaha. The win pushes the […]
In dramatic fashion for the second time in three nights, UVA baseball pulled out a down-to-the-wire win in the opening round of the College World Series on Tuesday, this time in 15 innings to take down fellow top-seed Texas Christian University 3-2. The win puts the Cavaliers one victory away from advancing to the best-of-three championship series. […]
Early this month, the Albemarle County Planning Commission heard from not one but two private school headmasters at its regular meeting in Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building. The institutions themselves were very different: Tandem Friends School, a 44-year-old Quaker middle and high school, and Regents, a small Christian K-through-12 academy founded in 2010. […]
The Women’s Initiative’s Eboni Bugg Shares What Inspires, Sustains Her If you stop by The Women’s Initiative office at Jefferson School City Center, don’t be surprised if you don’t find Eboni Bugg there. Her role as Therapist and Outreach Coordinator has her in the office as much as out. “As a therapist, I provide individual […]
Like a scene in a movie, the kidnapper allegedly knocked out his female victim with a chemical-soaked rag and hauled her to an abandoned house where he seized her cell phone and began taunting her boyfriend with text messages. “She’s so sexy when she’s passed out,” read one. “IMMa warm her up,” read another. It […]
“That genie is out of the bottle, and it’s not coming back in,” said Belmont resident Peter Krebs, one of more than a dozen people to address city council on Monday night during a public hearing on the future of the Belmont Bridge. At issue is a decision over whether to use already approved state funding […]