Government & Courts

Anson Parker's latest adventure: running for City Council. Photo courtesy Anson Parker

Anson Parker’s Republican fun run for City Council

The announcement that Anson Parker is running as a Republican candidate for City Council is only the latest making of news for the 37-year-old programmer, who’s resided in Charlottesville the past 19 years. Back in 2004, he started Treebay to sell used items on eBay and funnel the proceeds toward alternative energy. At that time he was […]

Incumbents Kathy Galvin and Dede Smith, and challengers Wes Bellamy, Lena Seville and Mike Signer want one of three City Council seats up for grabs.

Dem primary buzz: Five candidates vie for three City Council seats

With the Democratic primary looming June 9, several former councilors offered their prognostications on who will get the nomination for three open City Council seats. And historically a primary win means the election is a done deal in November in this majority Dem town—although Republicans are offering wild-card candidate Anson Parker in hopes of changing […]

Former Charlottesville High football player Tsaye Simpson is found not guilty of murder. Photo Charlottesville Police

Tsaye Simpson acquitted in murder trial

Tsaye Lemar Simpson was found not guilty on May 29 on all counts relating to the October 2013 death of UVA dining staff coworker Jarvis Brown. Simpson, 23, had been charged with first-degree murder and three weapons charges for shooting and killing Brown, 22, with a shotgun in the Fry’s Spring neighborhood. After Simpson’s defense […]