Government & Courts

The organizers of Lockn’ music festival in Nelson County have settled with the Virginia ABC, which had revoked the festival’s alcohol license for drug and lighting violations at the 2013 event. Photo: Chris Pecoraro

Lockn’ license intact: ABC accepts cash to move on

Lockn’ Music Festival has settled with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control, which had threatened to yank the festival’s alcohol license because some festivalgoers smoked pot and the lighting wasn’t bright enough at the 2013 event. In a compromise settlement dated December 5, the festival’s caterer, Best Beverage Catering, will pay the ABC $12,500 to make […]

Construction on Market Plaza is set to begin next summer. Photo courtesy Woodard Properties

City Council okays Market Plaza

City Market came one step closer to a permanent home by 2017 after City Council unanimously approved a permit for Market Plaza on December 1. The nine-story, L-shaped structure and plaza will occupy the parking lot used by City Market since 1993 and now owned by developer Keith Woodard. Market Plaza will house up to […]

Nathanael Greene Primary School called police when a 4-year-old went out of control. Photo: Greene County Schools

Preschooler handcuffed and shackled in Greene

An allegedly out-of-control 4-year-old prompted a call to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in October, according to a report by Hawes Spencer on WVTF radio. The child apparently raised a ruckus in a pre-K classroom at Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Stanardsville when he allegedly threw blocks, climbed over desks, and hit, scratched and kicked […]