Photo: Amanda Maglione

The ruins of Afton Mountain: Eyesores along a scenic byway

Thousands of visitors come to Virginia every year to tour the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. As they soak in the natural beauty where the two meet off Interstate 64 at Rockfish Gap, with views stretching out across the Shenandoah Valley, they soak in something else less appealing, although breathtaking in its own way: […]

Wes Bellamy. Photo: Mina Pirasteh

Wes Bellamy makes another bid for City Council

Wes Bellamy lost to Bob Fenwick in the 2013 Democratic primary for Charlottesville City Council by five votes—a frustratingly small margin, he said. But now, as the 28-year-old teacher and youth mentor launches his second bid for a Council seat, he’s glad he didn’t win last time around. A lot has happened in two years, […]

Get ready for the spring real estate market

Get ready for the spring real estate market

Traditionally spring is the time of year when many people put their homes on the market, and buyers come out to see what is available.  There are many reasons for this.  The holidays are over, the air is warmer and landscapes are alive with blooming plants and trees.  Children are still in school in the […]

Seven Oaks sans oaks has   a new owner. File photo

Seven Oaks sells—finally

After nearly seven years on the market, Seven Oaks, the Greenwood estate owned by Dave Matthews Band manager, MusicToday founder and real estate tycoon Coran Capshaw sold October 31 for $5.5 million. The 100-acre historic estate was listed for $12.5 million when it went on the market in 2008. The new owner is an entity […]