Graelyn Brashear

Rivanna Master Naturalist trainees explore an Albemarle County stream. The 40-hour Master Naturalist course offers instruction in a wide range of ecological and environmental topics. Photo: Ida Swenson

Rivanna Master Naturalists gear up for 2014 training

Starting in February, two dozen locals will give their Tuesday nights over to the study of rocks, plants, and birds—and together will pledge to devote nearly 1,000 hours annually to environmental study and education. They’ll be 2014’s class of Rivanna Master Naturalists, the newest members of a statewide corps of highly trained volunteers. Charlottesville is […]

Newly re-elected Charlottesville CIty Councilor Kristin Szakos on election night. Photo: Christian Hommel.

Democrats win Charlottesville City Council seats

For more of our election wrap coverage, check throughout the day. To see the blow-by-blow from last night, scroll back through our election day liveblog. After a late night waiting on a delayed vote count, Charlottesville Democrats celebrated big wins on election day, with incumbent Kristin Szakos and her running mate Bob Fenwick taking […]

Landmark hotel. Staff photo.

Developer Dewberry fires back over city’s demands to secure former Landmark site

Seven stories above the “Coming summer 2009” sign that’s still plastered above a boarded-up ground floor entryway of what was to be the Landmark Hotel, a splash of colorful graffiti blooms across a bare concrete ceiling. It’s not the only street art to grace the unfinished building that looms over Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Somebody’s tagged the inside of […]

Meredith Woo. Photo: UVA Media Relations.

UVA Dean Meredith Woo to step down in May

The dean of UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Meredith Jung-En Woo, announced in a letter to students and faculty Monday that she will step down next May. Woo came to UVA from the University of Michigan in 2008 on a five-year contract. It was extended for an additional year last spring. […]