Alexis Zeigler, designer of Living Energy Farm, stands in front of the first finished building at the off-the-grid, zero-fossil-fuel- 
emitting community 
in the works. Photo: Christian Hommel

Off the grid: A model for environmentalism made easy

It’s affordable, actually sustainable and certainly not the modern American lifestyle most have become accustomed to, with multiple cars per family, smart phones for everyone and streaming video on demand. The 5-year-old project called Living Energy Farm is an off-the-grid, zero-fossil-fuel-emission community in the works in Louisa County, described in two words by its creator: […]

A driverless car suscessfully navigated Market Street with no harm to the baby inside.
Staff photo

Baby on board in roll-away car

A 2011 Dodge Avenger left running in the parking lot at Guadalajara with a baby in the backseat July 26 rolled across Market Street and crashed into a truck in the parking lot beside the Charlottesville Recreation Center. The baby was unharmed, according to Charlottesville Police’s Steve Upman. Originally the car was believed to be […]

The people of McGraw Hill Financial do not plan to relocate SNL Financial from its Charlottesville location. Staff photo

Sold: SNL bought by McGraw Hill Financial

On Monday, McGraw Hill Financial announced it had signed a definitive agreement to buy Charlottesville-based SNL Financial for $2.225 billion in cash from privately held New Mountain Capital. Jason Feuchtwanger from McGraw Hill says his company is committed to Charlottesville as a strategic location and no layoffs are planned for current SNL employees. SNL, which […]