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.

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Revokn’: ABC hammers Lockn’ with harshest penalty

More than two months after hearing evidence regarding violations at last year’s Lockn’ Music Festival, the Virginia Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control has issued a ruling in the case, and it’s bad news for the Nelson County event’s organizers. “…only one penalty is appropriate,” wrote ABC hearing officer Clara A. Williamson, as she recommended the harshest possible penalty against […]

A Charlottesville police investigator enters Alhamraa restaurant on Saturday morning, May 10. Photo: Courteney Stuart

Update: Details emerge in Alhamraa homicide

A homicide that occurred in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Alhamraa Moroccan restaurant in downtown Charlottesville took place as the business was unusually full of patrons celebrating multiple birthday parties at the restaurant, according to Ix property developer Ludwig Kuttner, in a prepared statement. Kuttner expresses “great sorrow” for the family of the […]

The Ix complex, a former industrial site now home to shops and restaurants, is getting a makeover led by Brian Wimer. Photo courtesy Brian Wimer

Ix Art Park gets funded

Four days before the Kickstarter campaign expired, the Ix Art Park project hit its $20,000 goal, unleashing promised matching funds from the Ix property developer Ludwig Kuttner and big smiles from the man leading the effort. “The success of the campaign suggests that the community wants this,” said Brian Wimer, who has been overseeing efforts […]

Jeanne Doucette leaves Charlottesville District Court with her attorney, Bruce Williamson. Photo: Courteney Stuart

‘Down goes Frazier’: Three convictions but little clarity after Mall beating trial

Three of the four people charged with misdemeanor assault for their involvement in a pre-Christmas altercation on the Downtown Mall were found guilty on Friday, March 21, in Charlottesville General District Court. After hearing testimony from nearly a dozen witnesses including four Charlottesville police officers and three independent eyewitnesses, Judge Robert Downer handed down verdicts […]

Former Venable Elementary School teacher Corey Schock now faces federal charges. Staff photo/inset Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail

Venue change: State seeks to drop child porn charges against Venable teacher, hand case to feds

One month after Venable Elementary School teacher Corey Schock was arrested on child pornography charges, federal prosecutors are taking over the case. According to a motion filed March 10 in Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, the state is seeking to drop the current charges against Schock—two for possession of child pornography and one for […]