Susan Elliott, Charlottesville’s climate protection program coordinator, shows off an existing electric car charger at Mayer Electric Supply in the Ix complex. Photo: Christian Hommel.

City underwrites effort to expand electric car chargers

Charlottesville is giving a shot in the arm to its nascent electric car scene, something officials believe will be good for the local environment—and the local economy. The city is now accepting applications for a new mini-grant program that will steer $50,000 from an existing public green initiatives fund to businesses that install charging stations, […]

Virginia ranks 12th for deer collisions nationwide, according to State Farm statistics. File photo.

Oh, deer: November the deadliest month for road run-ins

Love is in the air for white-tailed deer this month. Unfortunately for humans, there’s nothing romantic about a smashed car, and deer-vehicle collisions soar in November as the randy animals roam through woods, over fields, and into roadways during the peak of their mating season, which coincides with the start of deer hunting season. According […]