Graelyn Brashear



The Western Bypass. File image.

As feds call for Bypass alternatives, state official says it’s time to consider selling right of way

This story includes reporting from a previous article that ran last Thursday. The day before a marathon public hearing that wrapped with a local vote to oppose the Western Bypass last Wednesday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ended its year-and-a-half-long silence on the project by sending the Virginia Department of Transportation back to the drawing […]

Claire Kennedy Ogilvie. Photo: Charlottesville Police Department

Update: Police arrest Charlottesville woman for abduction, assault of wife of Delegate David Toscano

Update: Wednesday 12:38pm Citing a conflict of interest, Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman has recused his office from prosecuting the woman charged with breaking and entering, abduction, and malicious wounding in an incident involving State Delegate David Toscano’s wife Nancy Tramontin on Monday, February 24. “I have known David and Nancy for many, many years […]

Paul Wright recently launched Bypass29Now, an advocacy group supporting construction of the Western Bypass. Staff photo.

New survey shows more than half of locals want the Bypass—so what’s next?

Since last November’s elections removed from state and local office some of the biggest champions of the proposed Western Bypass, the decades-long debate over whether to build the 6.2-mile, $244 million road around Charlottesville has been in a holding pattern. Albemarle County has seated new anti-Bypass appointees on the area’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, which could […]

Dr. Lynn Dengel, a breast surgeon at Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Virginia Breast Care, joins local peers in sticking to the recommendation that women start getting annual mammograms at 40. Photo: Elli Williams

Health issue 2014: Local docs on the controversy over breast cancer screening

This story is part of our 2014 health issue, which also includes articles on concussions in young athletes, rhabdomyolysis, and gluten intolerance. Just over four years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent, federally funded panel of physicians—rocked the cancer community when it changed its breast cancer screening guidelines, recommending that women get mammograms […]