Graelyn Brashear



Senate hopeful Tim Kaine gave a rousing introduction of Barack Obama during the President's campaign stop in Charlottesville last week. Photo: Sarah Cramer

Tim Kaine highlights Virginia’s importance at DNC

When former Virginia governor and Democratic National Committee chairman and current U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Kaine took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte yesterday, he immediately called attention to his own state—and he didn’t have to look too far to find the Virginia delegation in the DNC crowd. Delegates from the Old […]

Soundboard. Image by WTJU.

Soundboard, Aug. 31: On the radio with C-VILLE

Each week, the C-VILLE news team joins reporters from Charlottesville Tomorrow at WTJU 91.1 FM’s on-Grounds radio station for a straight-from-the-source news show that touches on the big stories of the week. Last Friday’s topics included UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s town hall meeting with the Faculty Senate, the Meet Yer Eats Labor Day farm tour, the […]

Tickets were handed out for Obama's August 29 campaign appearance starting Sunday. Photo: Graelyn Brashear

Got an Obama ticket? Get there early

If you picked up a ticket to see President Obama at the Pavilion during his Charlottesville visit Wednesday, don’t wait until the last minute to head Downtown. As with previous presidential visits, the Secret Service essentially owns the east end of the Downtown Mall starting Wednesday morning, said interim Charlottesville Fire Marshal Gary Whiting. nTelos […]

A line stretched from the local Obama campaign office on the Downtown Mall up to Market Street Sunday as supporters waited to claim free tickets to a Wednesday campaign event. Photo: Graelyn Brashear.

Charlottesville Obama tickets available through Tuesday

Hundreds lined up outside local Obama for America offices Sunday for free passes to the President’s Wednesday campaign appearance in Charlottesville, and despite the enthusiastic showing, tickets to the event at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion are still available. The campaign will distribute tickets between noon and 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the following locations […]

A sign directing voters to an Albemarle polling place. File photo.

Is targeting voter fraud in Albemarle County worth the effort?

As debate over Virginia’s controversial new voter ID law rages on, Republicans on the Albemarle County Electoral Board have quietly orchestrated an investigation into what they say are serious vulnerabilities in local voter registration lists. It’s a crusade that’s raised legal questions over improper reproduction of court documents and divided the three-member Board. But vocal […]

President Barack Obama is set to make a campaign stop in Charlottesville August 29.

Obama to visit Charlottesville Aug. 29

Obama will make a campaign stop in Charlottesville next week. The President will visit Wednesday, August 29, according to a regional press spokesman, though event time and location haven’t yet been announced. The Charlottesville stop will round off a tour of college towns that includes Ames, Iowa and Fort Collins, Colorado. Obama’s last visit to […]

UVA President Teresa Sullivan speaks with reporters on August 21. Photo: Graelyn Brashear.

Sullivan speaks with press on Carr’s Hill

It was hard not to draw comparisons yesterday when UVA President Teresa Sullivan met with reporters on Carr’s Hill—her first press conference since she was forced out and then reinstated this summer. Back in June, managing a press corps swollen with TV and print journalists from Washington and beyond became several staffers’ full-time jobs. There […]

C-VILLE news wire. File photo.

Election e-mail: Watching the race via inbox

There’s no better reminder that we’re in the throes of election season than my inbox. The number of campaign e-mails I get on a daily basis—buildup from years of C-VILLE news editors getting added to the media lists of one flak or another, by request or otherwise—is astounding. And amusing, considering most of them are […]

Sharon Love claimed in her May suit against UVA that the University was partly to blame for the death of her daughter, Yeardley Love, in 2010. Photo by Kevin Dietsch.

UVA to fight pair of wrongful death suits

UVA has been named as a defendant in two separate wrongful death suits in three months, fallout from a tragic year at the University. But how much blame lies at school’s doorstep in the unrelated 2010 deaths of lacrosse star Yeardley Love and Virginia Quarterly Review managing editor Kevin Morrissey? Love’s mother filed a $30 […]

On Facebook and mea culpas

On Facebook and mea culpas

Usually, the best way to correct a misstep is to talk about it. We found ourself in that position last week, so we’re here to start a conversation—and eat a little crow. Last week’s story on a dispute over permitted partying in the Market and Meade area included some quotes that it shouldn’t have, quotes […]