Due to a reporting error, the listing for Ash Lawn-Highland’s Fourth of July celebration was mistakenly listed as “free.” The events scheduled for Independence Day were included in the regular price of admission to Ash Lawn-Highland. We hope that the kind folks at Ash Lawn-Highland will forgive the error because, much like freedom, admission isn’t free.
Due to a reporting error in last week’s cover story [“Why doesn’t Charlottesville have a strip club?”], we stated that real estate agent Ellen Pratt has listings for small condos at the Barringer and other properties. Though Ms. Pratt can and would love to show you those listings and even sell them to you, she is not the Realtor who originally listed those properties for sale. We apologize to Ms. Pratt and the Realtors who listed those properties for any confusion we caused.
Due to a reporting error in “Where the money isn’t,” May 22, 2007, we incorrectly stated that The Paramount Theater’s auditorium was sponsored by Hunter J. Smith. It is the Paramount’s ballroom that is named after Hunter J. Smith. The auditorium itself is not named.
Due to a data entry error, the write-up in last week’s calendar for the April 6 David Sedaris reading at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center incorrectly included the phone number for the Wilson School of Dance. We hope that fans of Sedaris’ humor appreciated the mix-up, and we commend the good-natured way that the folks at the Wilson School handled it.
In “Beebe to serve 18 months” [Courts & Crime News, March 20], it is stated that William Beebe pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault in an incident at a 1984 UVA fraternity party. In fact, Mr. Beebe pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual battery, as is stated later in the piece.
Due to a reporting error, public housing advocate Holly Edwards was identified last week [“City public housing faces huge cuts,” Government News] as a public housing resident in Westhaven. In fact, she is a Belmont homeowner. C-VILLE regrets the error.
Due to a production error, the final sentence of last week’s feature story, “Something in the air,” a quote from Avir’s Keith Holland, was cut short [in our print edition]. The correct sentence is: “If we happen to make money along the way—as Dr. Laufer says—we won’t complain about that either.”
Due to an editing error, we need to correct a correction in last week’s issue. (Are you following?) Last week’s correction (p. 19) stated that we incorrectly identified a circuit court judge candidate in our article “Who are you outside the law,” Courts & Crime News, December 19. That’s correct; however, we incorrectly corrected the error in the correction by saying we misidentified a candidate as Patricia Brady when, in fact, her name is Elizabeth Brady. In fact, we misidentified her as Elizabeth Brady when her name, in fact, is Patricia Brady. Phew. (Are you still following?) We greatly apologize to Ms. Patricia Brady (again) for the original mistake and for the mistaken correction.
In an article about circuit judge candidates [“Who are you outside of the law?” Courts & Crime News, December 19], we incorrectly reported the name and marital status of one of the candidates. Her name is Elizabeth Brady, not Patricia Brady, and she is unmarried. Apologies to Ms. Brady.
Last Thursday, six days before the third anniversary of the Unite the Right rally, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted 6-0 to remove the statue of a Confederate soldier, known as “Johnny Reb,” which stands outside the county courthouse. The Board of Supervisors vote comes after the
A chorus of “We gon’ be alright” bounced out of DJ Flatline and DJ Double U’s speakers, signaling the beginning of Saturday’s Black Joy Fest. The festival was the first event hosted by the newly formed Charlottesville Black Youth Action Committee. Young people tossed beanbags back and forth at
As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in our area, life has become increasingly dangerous for those who do not have a place to call home. To protect these vulnerable community members, local shelters have pivoted from their usual operations and redoubled their efforts over the
Comeback kids? On August 4, UVA announced that move-in and the beginning of in-person classes will be delayed by two weeks, meaning face-to-face instruction will start on September 8. University President Jim Ryan released a video August 7, explaining that the decision to delay was made in
Building bridges After nearly two decades of municipal hiccups and mishaps, the city’s plan to replace the Belmont Bridge is finally coming to fruition. On Monday evening, City Council conducted a first reading on an allocation for the project: The state will pay $12.1 million, the federal
By Claudia Gohn University administrators around the country have expressed concern about whether students would show up for a non-traditional school year (and, accordingly, pay tuition). UVA’s incoming freshmen have shown that they’re so eager to begin their halcyon college years, they’ll do
By Emily Hamilton On August 1, residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle became subject to a new set of coronavirus restrictions: in-person gatherings of more than 50 people are banned; restaurants and other venues such as wineries, breweries, and distilleries can operate at only 50 percent
In June, State Senator Jennifer McClellan announced her candidacy for governor of Virginia. McClellan is a 14-year veteran of the Virginia legislature who grew up in Petersburg. In this year’s session, she was a sponsor of significant clean energy and abortion access bills, as well as
Millions of people hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail annually. Thousands take to the trail in Charlottesville’s own Blue Ridge backyard. But only a few hundred ambitious adventurers make the full 2,190-mile trek between Georgia and Maine. Last year, longtime Charlottesville resident Jesse
On July 5, Dominion Energy abruptly canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, an $8 billion project that would have carried natural gas 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina. Environmental activists of all persuasions spent six years fighting the project before finally prevailing over the
Just a quick drive from the most urban sections of Charlottesville is a unique wild environment—acres of boulder forests, sunny woodlands where blueberries grow, and a creek with architectural ruins along its banks. It’s all part of a 144-acre property called the Heyward Community Forest,
Since the violent arrest of an unhoused man on the Downtown Mall earlier this month, Defund Cville Police—along with numerous other activists and community members—have continued to call for the creation of a local mobile crisis unit, which would respond to emergency calls that the police are
Closing the loop The Rivanna Trail has encircled Charlottesville for more than 20 years. Earlier this month, the trail became a little more complete, when a 140-foot-long pedestrian bridge was lowered into place over Moores Creek, closing one of the few remaining gaps in the trail’s 20-mile
Second chance City Council approves Flint Hill development After nearly an hour of discussion, and midway through a meeting that lasted until 2:30am, City Council voted July 20 to move forward with the Flint Hill housing development, a set of new homes to be constructed in Fry’s Spring. Last
By Sydney Halleman Amy has a lot of school spirit. A third-year at the University of Virginia, she’s been active in the UVA community since her first year. She holds leadership positions in multiple clubs. “I go to all the football games,” Amy says. “And I love wearing my UVA gear.” But her
It’s been nearly two months since the murder of George Floyd, but protests against police violence continue around the country, including here in Charlottesville. Over a hundred protesters took to the streets July 17 to amplify Black women’s voices and struggles, and demand justice for those
By Claudia Gohn The latest addition to IX Art Park’s medley of flowery, psychedelic art is a series of circles, painted six feet apart from each other on the ground. The new paint is one part of IX’s plan to begin holding in-person concerts, after the coronavirus pandemic rendered them
Statue disposal Many of Richmond’s Monument Avenue Confederate statues are gone, but debate over their removal continues, and people have wondered where the toppled statues are being stored. This week, some sharp-eyed Richmonders noticed a large collection of monument-shaped tarps standing
In normal times, one in six Charlottesville residents—nearly 8,000 people—lack adequate access to affordable, healthy food. That’s 6 percent higher than the statewide food insecurity rate. And with thousands of citizens newly unemployed due to COVID-19, our food insecurity numbers have
Broker Charles Almy’s wife Katharine was involved in one of Albemarle’s longest—and most bizarre—lawsuits. She sued author John Grisham, St. Anne’s-Belfield development director Alan Swanson, and his wife Donna for emotional distress from accusing her of writing anonymous letters and for going