Give us a hand: Five local nonprofits worth your attention

Give us a hand: Five local nonprofits worth your attention

The term nonprofit belies some big numbers: According to a joint economic report from Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Commonwealth University, the state’s nonprofit sector employs 235,100 people, collects $40 billion in revenues annually and spends $38 billion per year. Charlottesville is a critical part of that landscape. Nonprofit expenditures per capita in the city […]

Six people are charged under the federal racketeering statute in connection to a slew of allegedly gang related crimes, including the abduction and murder of Kevin Quick (pictured). Photo courtesy Waynesboro Police

Gang charges: Accused killers of Kevin Quick go on trial

Fifteen months after Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick was allegedly abducted and killed in a case that put a spotlight on the presence of gangs in Central Virginia, six people will stand trial on racketeering, murder and other charges in U.S. District Court. The sprawling legal proceeding, which began with jury selection on Monday, […]

Rick Randolph wants to succeed Jane Dittmar as Scottsville supervisor. Photo courtesy Rick Randolph

Dittmar won’t seek reelection to BOS, endorses Randolph

Since the 2011 election, the Scottsville District has had three representatives to the Albemarle Board of Supervisors: convicted sexual batterer Chris Dumler, four-month interim-supe Petie Craddock and former Chamber of Commerce president and mediation company founder Jane Dittmar. Now the district is looking at a fourth, because Dittmar announced she won’t seek another term in […]