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.

“There is strength in numbers,” said Gil Harrington, pictured here embracing Alexis Murphy’s aunt, Trina Murphy (left). “We have a big number of people.” Photo: Help Save the Next Girl

Call to action: Friends, family of Central Virginia victims come together after Jamisha Gilbert’s death

Three days after the body of 18-year-old Lynchburg teen Jamisha Gilbert was discovered, the families and friends of nine missing or murdered young people from Central Virginia came together on Saturday, December 7, to issue a call for community action. “This is not right!” exclaimed Ronald “B.B.” Shavers, head of the Lynchburg-based nonprofit youth group […]

And the winners are: Jane Dittmar (D), Scottsville; Diantha McKeel (I), Jouett; Liz Palmer (D), Samuel Miller; Brad Sheffield (D), Rio. Contributed photos.

Albemarle County feeling blue after big Dem wins

Election day delivered a big shakeup in Albemarle as Democrats swept three races for seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and a left-leaning independent took a fourth. Democratic newcomer Jane Dittmar had the biggest margin of victory, taking 57.73 percent of the vote in the Scottsville special election to Republican Cindi Burket’s 42.05 […]

Update: Arrest in Woodland Drive shooting

Update: Arrest in Woodland Drive shooting

Charlottesville police have made an arrest in last month’s shooting death of 22-year-old Jarvis C. Brown. Twenty-one-year-old Charlottesville resident Tsaye Lemar Simpson has been charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police responded to a 911 call to the 2500 block of Woodland Drive in the Fry’s Spring neighborhood […]

"We cannot grow Virginia's economy by suing scientists," said Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAufliffe, referring to former UVA professor Michael Mann, whose work was the subject of a lawsuit by Ken Cuccinelli. In his campaign speech, McAuliffe stressed job creation, education and his progressive position on social issues. Photo: Courteney Stuart

Clinton stumps and charms in Charlottesville

It may be nearly 13 years since he left the Oval Office, but Bill Clinton can still pack an auditorium. On Wednesday, October 30, Clinton arrived at the Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall to stump for Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor. With only six days before the election, Clinton, McAuliffe and […]