As the city’s largest employer, the University of Virginia has an outsized impact on the income gap. Photo by Patrick Neil

YOU Issue: Charlottesville leads in income inequality

Here’s what readers asked for: I would like to see a series of articles addressing the economic gap in our town and area.—Mo Nichols By Jonathan Hanes Income inequality has reached massive levels over the past few decades, as wages for poor and middle-class Americans have stagnated while those for top earners have skyrocketed. And […]

Tony will soon be cruising the streets of Crozet.
Courtesy Albemarle County

In brief: Robo designated driver, Thanksgiving casualties, Bigfoot erotica and more

Tony the self-driving shuttle Perrone Robotics cranked up the driverless vehicle heat last week with the awkwardly acronymed Tony—TO Navigate You—which will soon be autonomously tooling around Crozet. In a partnership with Albemarle County and JAUNT—Jefferson Area UNited Transportation, another awkward acronym—Perrone will test drive the shuttle near its facility in Crozet before it begins […]