Government & Courts

A drone used in Darren Goodbar’s introduction to drone technology course took this photo of Piedmont Virginia Community College while class members controlled it from the parking lot. Photo courtesy of Darren Goodbar

Cheers and fears: Locals weigh in on drones

In March 2013, Charlottesville was the first city in the United States to pass an anti-drone resolution, which declared Charlottesville a No Drone Zone. This moratorium ended July 1 and—you guessed it—the drones are here. Darren Goodbar, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, pilot in the Air National Guard, served overseas in Afghanistan as an […]

Jane Dittmar greets supporters before announcing her run for the 5th Congressional District.
Staff photo

See Jane run

Albemarle Board of Supervisors Chair Jane Dittmar chose the front of the County Office Building to announce her run for Congress September 17 because “this was where I began my public service and where I was sworn in,” she said. That was not quite two years ago after she won a special election, and now […]