Graelyn Brashear

Graelyn Brashear began her career in journalism at New Jersey's Asbury Park Press, where she covered municipal beats for number of Jersey Shore towns, wrote features, and formed a deep attachment to newsrooms and the kind of people who fill them. She moved on to online news network Patch.com in 2010, where she served as a local editor for the small town of Barnegat. She joined C-VILLE as news editor in March of 2012, and while she remains the staff's token New Jersey apologist, she's very happy to be back in her native Charlottesville.

Peter DeMartino, executive director of Thrive—formerly AIDS Services Group—believes providing HIV-informed primary care will help the community take big strides toward ending the spread of the disease. Photo: Martyn Kyle.

Charlottesville AIDS care center announces closure

Charlottesville’s only AIDS services organization (ASO) is permanently closing, the 29-year-old nonprofit announced this week. Thrive, formerly known as AIDS Services Group, sent media outlets a press release late Thursday explaining that the group’s board made the unanimous decision to shut down Wednesday night. “This was not an easy decision,” reads a statement from the […]

Students line up to ask questions of police and other officials at a forum in UVA's Newcomb Hall Theater Friday afternoon. Staff photo

UVA students express anger at forum with police, march out in protest

Tensions ran high in UVA’s Newcomb Hall Theater Friday afternoon as students confronted police and other public officials at a forum organized by the University’s Student Council in response to the arrest of Martese Johnson, the African-American third-year student involved in a bloody confrontation with Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) officers on the Corner early […]

Martese Johnson, left, stands with his lawyer Daniel Watkins at a press conference on the Downtown Mall on Thursday, March 18. Staff photo

Martese Johnson: ‘How could this happen?’

At a Thursday evening press conference on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Martese Johnson’s lawyer told reporters his client, the 20-year-old African-American UVA student whose bloody arrest by ABC officers on the Corner early Wednesday morning has sparked outrage, would “fight the criminal charges against him with the utmost vigor.” Johnson, who was joined at the press conference […]