Lisa Provence



State Senator Bryce Reeves say Virginia deserves "strong conservative leadership," and that's why he's running for lieutenant guv.
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Reeves announces run for lieutenant governor

State Senator Bryce Reeves, R-17th, becomes Albemarle’s second legislator to announce a run for statewide office in 2017. Delegate Rob Bell, R-58th, said in December he’d make a second run for attorney general. At a March 7 kickoff, Reeves said, “Public service is in my blood.” The owner of an insurance company in Spotsylvania, Reeves […]

In an abrupt change of heart, Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 now lists Star Wars, The Revenant, Hail, Caesar! and Deadpool as screening February 19, even though they're on the bill at Violet Crown as well.
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Regal relents, shows Star Wars

A week ago, C-VILLE reported how Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 refused to show the highest grossing film ever, Star Wars, if it was shown at independent movie chain Violet Crown in downtown Charlottesville. In an abrupt change of heart, Regal lists Star Wars, The Revenant, Hail, Caesar! and Deadpool as screening February 19, even though they’re […]

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Bad parking, not entitlement, says supe

The photo of Supervisor Rick Randolph’s BMW convertible hogging two spaces popped up on two local media sites today. “Is this Car-gate?” asks Randolph about the photograph submitted to Scottsville Weekly and the Schilling Show. Randolph, who represents the Scottsville District on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, says he was late to a meeting at the Mudhouse at Mill […]

People who say Erich Reimer is unqualified for student government? “Haters,” he says. “I’ll be saving a few tweets for them later.” Submitted photo

Make UVA Law great again

The presidential primaries aren’t the only races going on. At UVA School of Law, Erich Reimer found inspiration in The Donald for his run for Student Bar Association vice president and Student Council representative, and promises to build a wall between the law school and main Grounds—and make undergrad Student Council pay for it. “We […]

Delegate David Toscano is house minority leader. Photo by Delegate Mark Levine

Make the General Assembly great again

February 16 marked crossover, when each house in the General Assembly sends its bills to the other body. From the House of Delegates floor last week, House Minority Leader David Toscano chastised legislators who continue to try to curtail gay and transgender rights, saying such moves are bad for business, according to radio station WINA. […]

Have you seen this snowplow?
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Truck catches fire, plow stolen

D&D Lawn Care got hit with a double whammy February 11 when one of its trucks caught fire and a snowplow attached to the truck was stolen. The truck was traveling on U.S. 29 southbound near Fabrics Unlimited when it burst into flame Thursday morning. Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department was there within three minutes […]

In an abrupt change of heart, Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 now lists Star Wars, The Revenant, Hail, Caesar! and Deadpool as screening February 19, even though they're on the bill at Violet Crown as well.
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Movie monopoly? Regal faces lawsuits around the country

In 2000, Charlottesville had seven movie theaters. For most of 2015, it had one—Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 and IMAX—until the Violet Crown Cinema opened downtown late last year. “That’s one theater too many for Regal,” says Adam Greenbaum, owner of the Visulite in Staunton and the beloved Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville, which closed in […]

Return of Kings was founded by Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh, 36, a Washington, D.C., native and microbiologist, according to the International Business Times.

‘Neomasculinist’ group plans February 6 meetup in Charlottesville

Charlottesville — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a group founded by a self-described “pickup artist” is planning an international meet-up day February 6 in 165 cities and 43 countries—including Charlottesville’s Lee Park. The group Return of Kings has been described as “misogynistic” and “pro rape.” It was founded by Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh, 36, a Washington, D.C., native […]

Delegate Steve Landes is vice chair of 
the appropriations committee and has made cuts to the governor’s budget—and added funding to local entities like the Frontier Culture Museum and Focused Ultrasound Center.
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Jammed session

The General Assembly is in full swing and the No.1 agenda item is to craft a two-year budget. Governor Terry McAuliffe’s budget included Medicaid expansion, which the Republican-controlled legislature has repeatedly said was DOA, so there was that going into the session. Here’s what some of our many local legislators have been up to. Delegate […]

There were still plenty of unshoveled sidewalks 24 hours after the January 25 deadline, like this one on West Main in front of the bus station.
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City cites 90 for not shoveling sidewalks

It was pretty challenging being a pedestrian after winter storm Jonas dumped more than 15 inches on Charlottesville. City code requires that sidewalks be cleared within 24 hours after the snow stops. Once City Manager Maurice Jones declared the storm officially over the evening of Saturday, January 23, citizens received a slight reprieve because it […]

Anthony Martin ends his term as Nelson commonwealth's attorney in February. Publicity photos

Randy Taylor prosecutor Anthony Martin resigns

Anthony Martin, the Nelson County commonwealth’s attorney who got a murder conviction without a body in the case of missing teen Alexis Murphy, resigned from his position January 26 after being reelected in an unopposed race in November. In an e-mail, Martin says, “[R]eally it boiled down to wanting a change after 10 years of prosecution. […]

Todd Howard awaits a decision from the ABC about whether he’ll face more penalties for selling too many drinks.

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The ratio: ABC regs threaten Escafé

Escafé is a popular place to get a drink, a place a group of people out on the town might choose for a nightcap later in the evening. “It’s an end-up place,” says owner Todd Howard. And that has the restaurant in trouble with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. That’s because to get […]

George Huguely was a lacrosse player set to graduate from UVA in 2010 when he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Yeardley Love, a death he contends was accidental.
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Huguely files habeas corpus petition

Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder for the 2010 death of his former girlfriend Yeardley Love and sentenced to 23 years in prison. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal, and his attorney filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus January 19 […]

Robert Hurt was a Virginia state senator in 2009. He was elected to Congress in 2010, and will not seek a fourth term.  [Photo via Douglas Graham/Roll Call Photos/Newscom]

Eye on the door: Hurt heading back to Chatham

  Typically when a mid-career politician says he’s not seeking reelection, it means he’s looking at a run for higher office or is involved in a scandal. U.S. Representative Robert Hurt laughs when asked which prompted his decision to not run for a fourth term. “I was first elected in 2000,” the Republican legislator says […]