Graelyn Brashear



Allie Cooper. Photo: Eli Williams

Saying goodbye

Whenever I hear anyone make a snide remark about a “townie,” I glare and then I puff out my chest. Who do these students think they are? They are the ones here temporarily, taking advantage of our turf. I moved to Charlottesville in seventh grade, and came to UVA as a first-year in 2009. My […]

The house at 920 Rugby Road, where federal investigators say three Charlottesville residents were manufacturing fake IDs. Photo: Graelyn Brashear.

UPDATED: Details emerge following fake ID ring raid

This is an updated version of a story that ran last Wednesday, shortly after the three Charlottesville residents arrested earlier in the week for manufacturing fake IDs appeared in court for the first time. Secret surveillance at the Charlottesville post office. Swapped license plates. Luxury cars paid for in cash. A stockpile of money and […]

The Biscuit Run parcel from the air. Photo: Jack Looney.

Judge says state devalued Biscuit Run property

An Albemarle judge has handed a big win to developers in the battle over Biscuit Run, ruling last week that the state under-appraised the 1,200-acre parcel south of Charlottesville by $45 million in a deal that traded tax credits for development rights. “This is a huge victory,” said Craig Bell, attorney for Forest Lodge, LLC, […]

In the nine months since UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s attempted ouster, the University’s communications department has been completely restructured—and brought directly under the president’s command. Photo: John Robinson

UVA rebuilds its communications department, hands Sullivan the reins

As the first anniversary of the attempted ouster of UVA President Teresa Sullivan approaches, a major restructuring of the upper levels of the University’s administration is underway, as still-new Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hogan reshuffles his business and fundraising chiefs. But an even bigger management shift has gotten less attention. Sullivan has reorganized, renamed, and […]