Former registrar Sheri Iachetta was asked to resign two days after the November election. Staff photo

Iachetta pleads guilty to four misdemeanors in city cell phone scandal

In a plea agreement in Charlottesville General District Court January 28, former city registrar Sheri Iachetta pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of intentionally removing city property, as did co-defendant Stephanie Commander. Both women originally were charged with multiple felony embezzlement counts for approving or using cell phones paid for by taxpayers. Iachetta was charged with six […]

Downtown businesses are angry after Second Street SW was suddenly closed to allow for renovations at the old Regal movie theater. Staff photo

Second Street closure irks restaurant owners

About 20 years ago, the plan to open Second Street and have traffic cross the Downtown Mall brought dire predictions the pedestrian mall would be ruined. Two weeks ago, the street closed with virtually no notice, and restaurant owners are making dire predictions that they’ll be ruined. Martin Horn Construction got a permit to close […]