Courteney Stuart

Courteney Stuart
Courteney Stuart is an award-winning journalist with more than 17 years experience. She started her career in Richmond, Virginia in 1996 as assistant editor at both Style Weekly and its sister publication, Inside Business magazine, and spent 11 years at the Hook in Charlottesville, where she served first as senior editor and then as chief editor. She is the recipient of more than two dozen journalism awards from the Virginia Press Association, including multiple first place prizes for investigative reporting and feature writing. Her written work has appeared in publications including Las Vegas Weekly and Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and she has appeared on numerous national television news programs including Dateline NBC, Primetime Crime, Nancy Grace, as well as on the Headline News, Investigation Discovery and E! News channels.

Sage Smith. Photos courtesy Charlottesville police

Two years after Sage Smith’s disappearance, family wants answers over discrepancies in missing person cases

In September, days after 18-year-old UVA student Hannah Graham disappeared, the City of Charlottesville donated $10,000 to the reward fund for information in her case. This week, two years after 2011 Charlottesville High School graduate Sage Smith disappeared, city officials announced they would add $10,000 to the reward fund in her case as well. The […]

Emily Holter. Photo courtesy Charlottesville 29

Five Finds on Friday: Emily Holter

On Fridays, we feature five foods finds selected by local chefs and personalities. Today’s picks come from Emily Holter, of Sweethaus, the Charlottesville cupcake cafe that is poised to open a second location in Brooklyn. Holter’s picks: 1)  Wings and Nachos on football Sundays at Wild Wing Cafe.  “Doesn’t get much better than throwing on a jersey and hunkering down for a […]

Hannah Graham's parents, Susan and John Graham, first publicly pleaded for assistance in locating their missing daughter at an afternoon press conference on Sunday, September 21. Photo: Max March

One month after Hannah Graham disappeared, parents issue another plea

Marking one month since their 18-year-old daughter Hannah Graham disappeared after last being seen on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Susan and John Graham issued another statement on Monday expressing gratitude for the extensive search effort and pleading for anyone with information in the case to share what they know. “It is heart-breaking for us that the person or persons who know where Hannah is […]

Hannah Graham. Photo: Charlottesville Police Department

Tempo restaurant releases statement on Hannah Graham

Statement by Brice Cunningham, owner of Tempo Restaurant concerning the investigation into the disappearance of Hannah Graham The Tempo Restaurant family joins the entire Charlottesville community as it continues its search to find Hannah Graham and return her to her family. As longtime members of  this unique city, we share the resolve to ensure that Charlottesville […]

One victim of a possible sexual assault was found along 15th Street near these railroad tracks. Photo: Max March

Weekend of violence: Wertland area rocked by alleged assaults in the days around Hannah Graham’s disappearance

More than a week after 18-year-old Hannah Graham disappeared in the early hours of Saturday, September 13, Charlottesville police are offering limited information on several alleged assaults that occurred near UVA Grounds. While the alleged assaults and Graham’s disappearance all occurred within the same 48-hour period, police say they are unrelated and in one case […]

Jesse Matthew posed for a photo with his cab for The Hook newspaper in September, 2007. Photo: Meg Miller

Hannah Graham case POI worked as cab driver

As police search for a person of interest in the Hannah Graham case after losing track of him on Saturday, September 20, details about his employment history are emerging. “On Saturday, we became aware that several years ago Jesse Matthew worked at Yellow Cab,” said Yellow Cab of Charlottesville owner Mark Brown, who told C-VILLE that […]