Best of C-VILLE

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Kenny Ball: Pounding pavement

“Nothing has ever been planned in my life,” said Kenny Ball. When Ball arrived in Charlottesville in the 1980s for a job working with and showing horses, he never dreamed that 30 years later he’d own a successful antiques shop and be training with the area’s top marathon runners. He’s passionate about everything he does, […]

Best attorney 2013: Tucker Griffin Barnes

Tucker Griffin Barnes 207 W. Rio Rd. 973-7474 tgblaw.com Runner-up: Ed Lowry of Michie-Hamlett 500 Court Square, Suite 300 951-7200 michiehamlett.com In 1995, inmate Robert Lee Brock claimed he violated his own civil rights by drinking alcohol against his religious beliefs and subsequently getting arrested. Once imprisoned, he sued himself for $5 million, then asked […]

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Best French 2013: l’étoile

l’étoile 817 W. Main St. 979-7957 letoilrestaurant.com Runner-up: Petit Pois 201 Main St. 979-7647 petitpoisrestaurant.com And we thought there were too many dining options in Charlottesville! Turns out, there are even more in Paris, with over 5,000 restaurants currently in operation. Locally, our taste of the City of Love doesn’t come better than at l’étoile, […]