Graelyn Brashear



Trash talk: Single stream, dirty MRFs, and redefining waste

Trash talk: Single stream, dirty MRFs, and redefining waste

Baled plastic bottles—many likely from Charlottesville curbside containers—await pickup at TFC Recycling in Chester. The single-stream plant can process 6,600 tons of recyclables a month. (Photo by Ash Daniel) This pile of newsprint and ink cost you nothing, but there’s stiff competition for it all the same. Recyclable materials—including the weekly in your hands—have been […]

Green Scene

Green Scene

Forecasts for the 2012 hurricane season predict an average number of Atlantic storms, but a UVA climatologist says we’re in for an uptick in activity soon. (Photo: Zuma Press/zumapress.com) ’Tis the season: Risk of hurricanes average now, but what’s on the horizon?   The 2012 hurricane season officially began last Friday, but mother nature had no […]

BH Media deal discussed

BH Media deal discussed

Berkeshire Hathaway’s purchase of 63 daily and weekly newspapers owned by Media General—including the Daily Progress and the Richmond Times-Dispatch—is still keeping people talking. Especially media wonks like us.

Sharon Love files suit against UVA, coaches

Sharon Love files suit against UVA, coaches


The mother of slain UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love has filed another civil suit in the death her daughter, this time against the University of Virginia, its athletic director, and two UVA men’s lacrosse coaches, saying they should have stopped George Huguely’s violent behavior before he beat Love to death two years ago.

Mixed-income housing coming on Elliott Avenue

Mixed-income housing coming on Elliott Avenue

One of the largest plots of undeveloped city-owned land near Downtown—long used as a dumping ground for fill dirt and debris—is slated to become a new 47-unit mixed-income neighborhood, ushered into being by a builder-nonprofit partnership that some say is a model for the future of low-income and public housing development in Charlottesville.