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Winner of Flash Fiction Contest announced

Each year, C-VILLE Weekly and WriterHouse team up for a fiction contest. Some years have centered around themes, while others have been completely left up to the writers’ imaginations. This year, the only caveat was that the piece had to be a work of “flash fiction”—500 words or fewer. David Ronka’s “The One I Think […]

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Opinion: A plan to reduce sexual assault at UVA

The following opinion piece by Jeffrey C. Fracher, Ph.D. and Bruce R. Williamson, Jr. ran in C-VILLE’s December 17 issue. The recent controversy over the Rolling Stone article does nothing to change the fact that the Sexual Misconduct Board (SMB) at the University of Virginia is a system broken beyond repair. It needs to be […]

Behind older homes in the city’s 10th and Page neighborhood, a new student housing complex is nearing completion. Charlottesville is one of Virginia’s least affordable places to live, but making the market more equitable is a tall task. Photo: John Robinson

Mailbag: Charlottesville’s housing crisis is self-inflicted

Free market housing Recently this paper published an article about the well-documented problem of Charlottesville’s housing unaffordability. It claimed that nearly half the city’s population now pays over 30 percent of income on housing, making it Virginia’s second-costliest city. To a degree this problem exists because many residents here are unemployed or hold low-wage jobs. […]

Mailbag Jan.8-Jan.15: Guns, guns, guns

Mailbag Jan.8-Jan.15: Guns, guns, guns

Line of fire News is finally getting out of the controversial decision by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission to build an open air police firing range at the old Keene Landfill in southern Albemarle [“Albemarle County approves new police training facility despite neighborhood opposition,” November 13]. The Board, with the persistence […]