Ann Mallek and Lawrence Gaughan were the first contenders in the Board of Supervisors race. Photos: John Robinson, Jackson Smith

No rush to the races: A look at this year’s county contests

In Charlottesville, five candidates had tossed their hats into the ring by February for three open City Council seats. In Albemarle, which has open seats for constitutional offices as well as the Board of Supervisors, it’s April, and candidates don’t seem to be in much of a hurry to declare they’re running. Only two races […]

The fight to save Sweet Briar College in Amherst heads to the Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday, June 4. Photo by Norm Shafer

Judge agrees to hear motion to block Sweet Briar closure

It’s been a good week for the activists trying to keep Sweet Briar College from closing. Nearly six weeks after the Amherst County college’s board of directors announced it planned to shutter the school at the end of the spring semester, the nonprofit Saving Sweet Briar announced it had raised $10 million in pledges from […]