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Unite the Right rally turns violent, three die

A 32-year-old woman died following today’s long-anticipated white nationalist assembly in Emancipation Park, and two Virginia State Police pilots perished in a crash late in the afternoon near the Bellair neighborhood. The Unite the Right rally erupted in violence and was shut down before it ever began when city and county leaders declared a local […]

UVA's Rotunda. Photo by Karen Blaha

Dispatches from the University of Virginia….

By Bonnie Gordon It’s getting really noisy here.  In a few days local and national news cameras will capture pictures of a large Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Right-wing spokesmen say they demonstrate against a City Council vote to move two statues of confederate generals. But really, the demonstration will transform generalized white resentment […]

Northern copperhead is the venomous snake you're most likely to encounter here. Note the Hershey’s Kiss-like pattern. Photo John White, Virginia Herpetological Society

In brief: Snake doppelgangers, North Korea release and more

Don’t tread on these Venomous snakes and their harmless twins Along with mosquitoes and ticks, other bites to avoid this summer are from snakes. The good news is, only two of Virginia’s three venomous species—the timber rattlesnake and northern copperhead—are found in the Charlottesville area, while the eastern cottonmouth hangs in the southeastern part of […]