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UVA's Rotunda. File photo

Rolling Stone backtracks on UVA rape story; friend, police, Attorney General react

As criticism of shortcomings in its reporting of an alleged 2012 gang rape at UVA reached a fever pitch, Rolling Stone magazine’s managing editor today issued a mea culpa, saying the publication now has doubts about the account given by Jackie, the 20-year-old University student whose story launched a firestorm of reaction in Charlottesville and beyond, including a […]

The planned entrance to the market as seen from the pedestrian crossing at First and Water streets. Images courtesy Powe Studio Architects, PC

Tall order: Market Plaza plans move forward

The decision to grant permits for a nine-story Water Street office and apartment building that will be home to the City Market is now in the hands of the City Council. Developers Gregory Powe and Keith Woodard’s Market Plaza concept was selected by Council in June, one of multiple proposals for the redevelopment of the […]

Peter van der Linde (left) at his Zion Crossroads facility in 2012. Staff photo

Van der Linde disputes claims of recycling slowdown

An Albemarle County supervisor has questions about a temporary slowdown in operations at a local recycling plant, but Peter van der Linde says his facility is running strong—and is about to see a big upgrade. Samuel Miller District Representative Liz Palmer serves on the county’s Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee, which is tasked […]

Remains identified as missing UVA student Hannah Graham

Remains identified as missing UVA student Hannah Graham

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond has confirmed that the remains found near a vacant home south of Charlottesville on October 18 are those of missing 18-year-old UVA student Hannah Graham, police announced Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Graham family and Hannah’s friends during this incredibly difficult time,” read a release […]

Charlottesville’s André Hakes and Catherine Gillespie, pictured above with their son, were probably the first same-sex couple in Virginia to receive a marriage license. Photo: Breanna LaRocca

Historic moment: Charlottesville pair were likely first same-sex couple to get Virginia marriage license

When André Hakes and Catherine Gillespie held up their hands to receive the oath of marriage from Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk Llezelle Dugger on October 6, everybody who had crowded into Dugger’s office to watch and cheer knew the pair were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Charlottesville. What nobody realized […]

Albemarle County Police Chief Steve Sellers spoke to reporters about the ongoing search for missing UVA student Hannah Graham at a press briefing Monday. Photo: Courteney Stuart

Jail witness, high school friend describe suspect as search for Hannah Graham continues

Reporting from this previous report by Courteney Stuart contributed to the following story. The search for missing UVA student Hannah Graham is now almost four weeks old, and while the number of TV cameras in Charlottesville and the size of search parties combing the surrounding counties for the 18-year-old second-year begins to shrink, police won’t clarify whether […]