Republican Robert Tracci announced he wants to be commonwealth's attorney. Submitted photo

Republican challenges Lunsford for Albemarle prosecutor job

A former federal prosecutor has filed to run as a Republican in the Albemarle race for commonwealth’s attorney against two-term incumbent Denise Lunsford, the Democratic nominee. Robert Tracci, 43, served as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the Department of Justice in Charlottesville. He worked as a deputy assistant attorney at the U.S. Department of […]

UVA President Teresa Sullivan keeps her job and gets a raise. Photo: UVA Public Affairs.

Sullivan extended

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted May 19 to extend President Teresa Sullivan’s contract until July 31, 2018. Her current contract is set to end on July 31, 2016. A provision in the newly passed contract stipulates that Sullivan’s successor could assume office as early as November 1, 2017. If the board has […]

Attorney Jeff Fogel sues the city again over stop-and-frisk records, and Westhaven resident Rosia Parker says she's been harassed by police. Staff photo

NAACP, PHAR file FOIA suit over stop-and-frisk records

The man who successfully sued Charlottesville over a panhandling law has now filed suit on behalf of the Public Housing Association of Residents and the local branch of the NAACP. Attorney Jeff Fogel said at a May 21 press conference that Charlottesville police denied his Freedom of Information Act request to see narratives of stops and […]

Charlize Theron stars in Mad Max: Fury Road, a cinematically thrilling revival of the vagabond Aussie policeman’s post-apocalyptic battles. Photo: Warner Bros.

Film review: Fury Road takes the Mad Max series to new greatness

There have been plenty of good/above average blockbusters in recent years that leave you thrilled, invigorated, entertained and properly conditioned to buy the eventual mega-deluxe Blu-ray special edition. But Mad Max: Fury Road is no ordinary blockbuster. You won’t just be entertained. You’ll wonder why anyone has ever bothered to make a movie that isn’t […]