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City schools test vegetarian lunch menu

City schools test vegetarian lunch menu

 The black bean and brown rice taco that chef Martha Stafford presented to the School Community Nutrition Committee (SCNC) at Charlottesville High School last Wednesday night was anything but ordinary. The black beans were prepared with cumin, oregano and bay leaves. Onions and green bell peppers, inexpensive and in season, were sautéed, and garlic, tomato […]

PVCC predicts record 5,600 students

PVCC predicts record 5,600 students

 At the September meeting of the Piedmont Virginia Community College board, PVCC President Frank Friedman told board members that the school’s budget was slated for a $900,000 cut. An infusion of $500,000 in federal stimulus money helped to soften the blow to the college’s $18.9 million budget for the current academic year. Now, according to […]

Landmark Hotel owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Landmark Hotel owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

 On September 1, Minor Family Hotels, LLC—which owns the Landmark Hotel on the Downtown Mall and is overseen by CEO Halsey Minor—filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal bankruptcy court in Lynchburg.  Halsey Minor says his company’s Chapter 11 filing will expedite litigation surrounding the stalled Landmark Hotel and help him see the project […]