Graelyn Brashear



Dr. Zachary Bush, right, opened alternative clinic Revolution Health Center in Scottsville. Dr. Martin Katz was a partner there, and both told their patients: “You have the power to heal yourself.”

John Robinson

At a rural Albemarle clinic, two doctors are teaching patients that health is in their heads

When UVA-trained endocrinologist Zachary Bush decided to start his own alternative practice devoted to helping patients lead healthy lifestyles, stubbornness played a big role in where he decided to put it. “I was told it wouldn’t work in rural Virginia,” he said. “People told me, ‘You could start a plant-based diet program in Charlottesville or […]

Convicted murderer George Huguely is escorted into the Charlottesville Circuit Court to receive his final sentence. Photo: John Robinson

Huguely asks state appeals court for new trial

George Huguely is appealing his second-degree murder charge, claiming he was denied his right to representation during his trial last February in Charlottesville and citing a number of other objections. The Daily Progress’ Samantha Koon had the story yesterday, reporting that Huguely appears to have hired new lawyers. Attorneys Paul D. Clement of Washington, D.C. and […]

Allie Tran, who works in UVA Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit, followed in her mother’s footsteps when she became a nurse. Photo: John Robinson

Open hearts: Is compassion something you can teach?

When Dorrie Fontaine became dean of UVA’s School of Nursing in 2008, a subtle shift in how nurses were taught to tackle tough situations—the death of a young patient, a family pushing back on end-of-life decisions—was already under way. Toward the end of her tenure, former Dean Jeannette Lancaster partnered with philanthropist Tussi Kluge to […]

State Senator Creigh Deeds. File photo.

Deeds weighs in on surprise Virginia Senate redistricting

The surprise redistricting bill Republicans pushed through the Virginia Senate yesterday has raised a lot of questions: Did Governor McDonnell’s office know his fellow party members were plotting a mid-decade overhaul that, if it sticks, would likely hand Republicans a State Senate majority? Could the redistricting stand up in court, considering Virginia’s constitutional restrictions? And where […]

Coran Capshaw. Photo by Ashley Twiggs.

Coran Capshaw married in private ceremony

Charlottesville’s own entertainment emperor Coran Capshaw has tied the knot. Capshaw, 54 and the founder of Red Light Management, married Parke Fontaine Eager, 44, on January 2 in what sources close to the family said was an intimate event at Capshaw’s Crozet home. Little is known about the famously private Capshaw’s bride, who is a […]

Students nibble carrots at the Buford City Schoolyard Garden, one of two Charlottesville community gardens recognized by the Piedmont Environmental Council following a yearlong contest. Photo courtesy of PEC.

Row by row: City community gardens get kudos

When the Piedmont Environmental Council kicked off a contest to seek out and recognize the best community gardens in central Virginia last spring, its members weren’t quite sure what to expect. By year’s end, they were holding 22 applications: big plots, small plots, old ones, new ones. The diversity and strong showing, especially from Charlottesville […]

John Freeman, a 25-year-old UVA grad, is the man behind the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Facebook success. Photo: Graelyn Brashear

Charlottesville’s Facebook page goes viral

Every marketing firm and tourism board in the country is searching for social media’s magic bullet, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau might have found it. With a small budget and a young social media coordinator’s instinctive touch, the CACVB’s Facebook page has shot to the top of national user engagement ratings. John […]