Hannah Graham's parents, Susan and John Graham, first publicly pleaded for assistance in locating their missing daughter at an afternoon press conference on Sunday, September 21. Photo: Max March

One month after Hannah Graham disappeared, parents issue another plea

Marking one month since their 18-year-old daughter Hannah Graham disappeared after last being seen on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Susan and John Graham issued another statement on Monday expressing gratitude for the extensive search effort and pleading for anyone with information in the case to share what they know. “It is heart-breaking for us that the person or persons who know where Hannah is […]

The downtown Charlottesville offices of Norfolk-based MMM Design stand locked and dark on the morning of Monday, October 13. Staff photo

Belmont Bridge design firm folds, city to seeks new contractor

The architectural and engineering firm tasked with the controversial Belmont Bridge redesign has abruptly gone out of business, forcing the city to seek a new contract in a project that’s already seen years of debate and absorbed more than $1.2 million in public funds. Norfolk-based MMM Design Group announced in a September 9 letter to […]

UVA epidemiologist Costi Sifri says the chance of a local Ebola outbreak is slim, but doctors are prepared for the worst. Photo: Melody Robbins

Local docs, experts talk Ebola preparedness

Just two weeks before a diagnosis of Ebola in U.S. hit the news, local doctors were quietly testing a patient for the deadly virus at UVA’s infectious disease clinic. The test results were negative, but that doesn’t mean the threat of Ebola is something they’re taking lightly. In light of the recent epidemic of the […]