Virginia ranks 12th for deer collisions nationwide, according to State Farm statistics. File photo.

Oh, deer: November the deadliest month for road run-ins

Love is in the air for white-tailed deer this month. Unfortunately for humans, there’s nothing romantic about a smashed car, and deer-vehicle collisions soar in November as the randy animals roam through woods, over fields, and into roadways during the peak of their mating season, which coincides with the start of deer hunting season. According […]

And the winners are: Jane Dittmar (D), Scottsville; Diantha McKeel (I), Jouett; Liz Palmer (D), Samuel Miller; Brad Sheffield (D), Rio. Contributed photos.

Albemarle County feeling blue after big Dem wins

Election day delivered a big shakeup in Albemarle as Democrats swept three races for seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and a left-leaning independent took a fourth. Democratic newcomer Jane Dittmar had the biggest margin of victory, taking 57.73 percent of the vote in the Scottsville special election to Republican Cindi Burket’s 42.05 […]