Government & Courts

There were still plenty of unshoveled sidewalks 24 hours after the January 25 deadline, like this one on West Main in front of the bus station.
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City cites 90 for not shoveling sidewalks

It was pretty challenging being a pedestrian after winter storm Jonas dumped more than 15 inches on Charlottesville. City code requires that sidewalks be cleared within 24 hours after the snow stops. Once City Manager Maurice Jones declared the storm officially over the evening of Saturday, January 23, citizens received a slight reprieve because it […]

The petition already has over 400 signatures and Christopher Woodfolk hopes to reach 500 by the end of the night.

UPDATED: STAB students praised for presenting to City Council

Three St. Anne’s-Belfield seniors hoped to draw attention to the current positioning of a nearly hidden plaque that commemorates the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Vinegar Hill that was razed by urban renewal in the ’60s. The students presented a petition to City Council February 1. Christopher Woodfolk, 17, says he and his classmates created the […]

Anthony Martin ends his term as Nelson commonwealth's attorney in February. Publicity photos

Randy Taylor prosecutor Anthony Martin resigns

Anthony Martin, the Nelson County commonwealth’s attorney who got a murder conviction without a body in the case of missing teen Alexis Murphy, resigned from his position January 26 after being reelected in an unopposed race in November. In an e-mail, Martin says, “[R]eally it boiled down to wanting a change after 10 years of prosecution. […]