Sweet Briar supporters filed into last week's Supreme Court of Virginia hearing. The state's top court issued a ruling within days. Photo: Christian Hommel

Supreme Court ruling opens door for new leadership at Sweet Briar

“Good news,” tweeted Amherst-area Delegate Ben Cline. “VA Supremes endorse our Sweet Briar argument. Back to Bedford Circuit for rehearing and hopefully injunction to stop closure!” With its opinion rendered less than two business days after an already accelerated hearing, the Supreme Court of Virginia has sent a message, according to legal analysts, that the […]

Off to the races: The elections are over — long live the elections!

Off to the races: The elections are over — long live the elections!

Well, there you go. The feverish excitement of Virginia’s primary season is over, with literally dozens of voters flooding the polls, and now almost every general election candidate is busy preparing for the big show in November. We say “almost” every candidate, because there are still a number of too-close-to-call contests mired in recounts across […]

Louis Schultz says city ineptitude caused the four-foot sinkhole on property he owns.
Photo: Martyn Kyle

Charlottesville v. Schultz: City sues in latest Steephill skirmish

While Dominion is suing landowners in its pursuit of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, closer to home, Charlottesville is flexing its own eminent domain muscle and has filed a survey-seeking petition against a landowner who for years has accused the city of illegally taking his property. That would be Woolen Mills resident Louis Schultz, who’s been arrested […]