A KickOn-sponsored college party at VCU. Photo courtesy KickOn

Party app sets its sights on UVA

A mobile app billing itself as “the modern-day digital Van Wilder” has landed at UVA, and the creators want students here to help it take off. KickOn is designed to hook partygoers up with party hosts, said company rep Kate Talbot. Unsurprisingly, college students are the target demographic, and Talbot said the company ID’d several schools […]

Vandalism has held up completion of a fence meant to block trespassers from crossing the railroad tracks near the Corner, say police. Staff photo

Mind the gap: Vandals frustrate Corner fence project

The city built it, and still they come. A 7-foot metal fence now stretches along more than 1,000 feet of railroad track from the 14th Street train trestle on the Corner north beyond the end of Elliewood Avenue, a barrier built with $385,000 in Federal Highway Administration funds. That is, it would stretch that length, […]