Of the three venomous snakes in VA, copperheads can be found statewide. 

Photo courtesy of Edward Wozniak D.V.M., Ph.D.

Snake bites are up—and that’s normal

Virginia summers are notorious for a rise in snake sightings, and while you may be aware of this, your pet sure isn’t. One local vet sees between four to eight snake bites a week during the summer. “I would say that we see a lot of snake bites, but not necessarily compared to those seen […]

Maria DeHart (round sunglasses) marches on towards the Governor’s Mansion. 

Photo Courtesy of Dave Parrish Photography

UVA students join March on Mansion protest

Four “brides” decked out in distressed wedding gowns joined the March on the Mansion demonstration July 23 to protest Governor Terry McAuliffe’s relationship with the fossil fuel industry. UVA third-year Maria DeHart was one of four women sporting glitzy wedding dresses that were caked in debris, torn and accessorized with chains. They walked in unison […]

The 2016 election is not Tim Kaine's first rodeo. He campaigns for the U.S. Senate with Mark Warner and wife Ann Holton in 2012.
Photo John Robinson

In brief: Kaine elated, McAuliffe irked and more

Former guv on Dem ticket Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton chose former Virginia governor and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate July 22. The former Democratic National Committee chair heads to the convention in Philadelphia this week. Killing on Earhart Street Denzel O. Morton, 23, was shot early July 17, Charlottesville’s […]

The Dem VP candidate okayed Jens Soering's return to Germany in 2010—to no avail.
Photo Clements Mayes

VP candidate and convicted murderer in spotlight again

Former UVA student Jens Soering has spent more than 30 years in prison while protesting his innocence. And Tim Kaine, shortly before he left the Governor’s Mansion in 2010, agreed to repatriate Soering to Germany, a move that was immediately overturned by his successor, Bob McDonnell. Now Kaine has been tapped to be the Democratic […]

A proposed citywide culling could help manage the deer population. File photo

‘Medieval solution:’ Resistance emerges to plans for potential deer culling

  Calling the potential deer culling in Charlottesville a “Trumpian solution to a practically nonexistent problem,” one city resident says policymakers should consider non-lethal alternatives before condoning a city-sponsored killing. “We all live in Charlottesville because we appreciate the natural world and what it adds to our human life,” Holly Court resident Laura Jones wrote […]