The Board of Supervisors could vote to adjust the comprehensive plan boundary at the September 9 meeting.

Residents petition BOS to slow comp plan amendment

People living around the property at the Interstate 64/U.S. 29 interchange, which the Albemarle Board of Supervisors is considering adding to the growth area to attract a West Coast brewery, are circulating a petition to slow the process. “We started being concerned about a factory across the street surrounded by a rural and residential area,” […]

Benjamin Dick was photographed in his law office in 2006.
Photo Jen Fairello

Legendary attorney, Foxfield president Benjamin Dick dies

Stetson-wearing James Benjamin Dick, longtime Charlottesville attorney and colorful president of the Foxfield Racing Association, died August 29 at age 67 in Winchester, the town where he was born. Dick graduated from Virginia Military Institute and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. His penchant for Stetsons started at Fort Leavenworth, where he once […]

Matthew Shannon was killed on the Crozet train tracks on September 2. Photo courtesy of his family

Crozet man killed by train

On September 2 around 8:25pm, Albemarle police say a 22-year-old male was hit and killed by a train in Crozet about 100 yards east of Starr Hill Brewery. This man has been identified as Matthew Michael Shannon of Crozet. No criminal activity is suspected, according to police spokesperson Carter Johnson. “We’re coping with family and […]