Government & Courts

Daisy is buried on a hilltop on the sprawling campus. Photo: Norm Shafer

Second suit filed in fight to keep Sweet Briar College open

As both sides in a legal battle over the announced closure of Sweet Briar College weigh their options after a judge put a 60-day hold on efforts to shutter the school, another lawsuit looms. Filed April 17, it comes from students who say they are victims of a breach of contract who may incur tens of thousands of […]

Sex for sale:  Or, how to become a confidential informant

Sex for sale: Or, how to become a confidential informant

For a good time, call “HoTT & spicy,” “IHOP—International House of Pleasure,” or “SeXy HoT” under the escort section of, where dates can run $200 an hour—or $70 for 15 minutes. Back in February, Albemarle County Police arrested six people at the Courtyard Marriott on Hillsdale Drive who posted or were lured by ads […]

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Crozet man charged in fatal Augusta crash

A Crozet resident has been charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter and failure to yield stemming from an April 20 car crash in Augusta County that claimed the lives of a Waynesboro mother and daughter. According to a release from the Virginia State Police, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was westbound on Route 250 […]