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City man turns himself in after shooting

Nineteen-year-old Marcel McArthur Turner of Riverside Avenue in Charlottesville turned himself in to police on Monday, August 21, after shooting and wounding another Charlottesville man. Turner shot the victim, Earl Dudley, who was riding in a car near the intersection of Carlton and Nassau streets in the Belmont neighborhood.

Indie Senate candidate can’t be derailed

Independent Senate candidate Gail “For Rail” Parker’s got a steady platform to build rail across Virginia, which she says will reduce emissions, save lives and even fix Iraq (less oil, more peace in the Middle East). Recently, C-VILLE tread the shaky ground on and off the platform of this third-party candidate.—Meg McEvoy C-VILLE: How much […]

Just another development

Just another development

The future site for North Pointe, a mixed-use development planned for Route 29N, just north of Profitt Road, seems less like a “places we’ll lose” and more like a place we’ve already lost. The now wooded land would be yet another link in a chain of developments—Forest Lakes South, Hollymead, Forest Lakes—that run along the […]

UVA\’s Blue ridge hospital site stagnates

UVA\’s Blue ridge hospital site stagnates

Property values for the 45 or so historic buildings at UVA Foundation’s Blue Ridge Hospital site are dropping fast as land values in the area off Route 20, south of Charlottesville, continue to rise. This means adaptive reuse of the buildings on the 140-acre property may become even less worthwhile for UVA.    According to the […]

Libertarian Arin Sime on county development

Libertarian Arin Sime on county development

Arin Sime, vice chair of the Jefferson Area Libertarians, isn’t the first from his party to comment on Albemarle County’s mountain overlay and phasing and clustering ordinances, which would limit development in the county’s rural areas. Here, some of Sime’s hands-off opinions on property rights and county development.

Keeping kids out of the news

Recently, the case of several Albemarle teens convicted of plotting to blow up their school has sparked lawsuits between media organizations seeking information and judges keeping the case on lockdown. The Daily Progress has already run photos and full names of two teens and, pending another court hearing, more info on the kids’ trials could […]

Two county teens confess to church vandalism

Two Albemarle teens confessed Friday, August 11 to setting a wagon near Alberene Church on Plank Road on fire and defacing the church kitchen with condiments on Sunday, August 6. The vandalism is not suspected to be a religious attack.    Albemarle spokesperson Lee Catlin says the youths lived near the church. The wagon fire could […]

$10M for addition to UVA’s official country club

$10M for addition to UVA’s official country club

Sure, UVA’s all about education, but it’s also quite the savvy real estate company. The University of Virginia Foundation, UVA’s primary real estate management firm, manages $230 million in real estate holdings all over Albemarle County. It’s also the parent company for the Boar’s Head Inn, which is set to add 17,000 square feet of […]

Jeffersonian liberal hits local radio

Jeffersonian liberal hits local radio

Pissed off about how the government is handling the issues? Want to spout off on stem cells, gay rights, The PATRIOT Act, Iraq? If you’re of the mind that even a little Limbaugh is too much, local talk radio now offers broadcasts from the other side of the spectrum. National progressive radio host and self-described […]

Serve booze, serve time

A Virginia law that makes it illegal for parents to serve alcohol to minors in their homes has now been in effect for a month. The law says parents can serve their own kids, but can get locked up for serving other people’s. Though the law went into effect July 1, questions remain about how […]

Civil liberties group stands up for christian rockers

Civil liberties group stands up for christian rockers

A Charlottesville-based civil liberties group will appeal a court decision against a Christian rock band that was barred from performing at a school-sponsored event. The Rutherford Institute represents members of the band Pawn, who say their constitutional rights were violated when school officials at the Rossford Exempted Village School District in Rossford, Ohio, kept them […]

Crozet intersection gets poor marks

As development continues in Crozet, increasing traffic means some intersections aren’t making the grade. The intersection of Routes 240 and 250 gets an “F” for drivers trying to turn left from 240, according to Lou Hatter, spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation. This means travelers heading to Charlottesville from one of Crozet’s major roads […]

Inmate breaks from work crew in city

Inmate breaks from work crew in city

A man with only four months left to serve made a dash for freedom Wednesday, July 19, when he jumped from an Albemarle County work crew truck at the corner of Avon Street and Elliott Avenue. Spokespeople for the County say this is the first escape incident since the 18-month-old program began, and it remains […]

Property owners, cops crack down

An Albemarle County Police Department program that allows landlords to evict problem tenants more easily is catching on. About seven apartment communities in the County have been certified as “Crime Free Multi-Housing” and police estimate another two dozen will seek certifications. Critics say it might make finding housing even more difficult for poorer or comparatively […]

BOV approves new cancer care center

On Thursday, July 27, the UVA Board of Visitors Buildings and Grounds Committee approved the design for a $59 million, eco-friendly cancer care center to be built at the heart of the medical center complex. With tons of glass providing natural light and even an herb garden, the center reflects national trends in sustainability and […]

Local farmers association protests national animal ID program

Local farmers association protests national animal ID program

The Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (VICFA), a statewide organization with leaders locally, has formed a national grassroots organization to lobby against the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), the group announced last week.    NAIS seeks to keep track of all livestock through microchip technology. Federal officials say the system will allow them to chase […]

The $5 tomato

The $5 tomato

It’s a sunny summer day and, at 2 in the afternoon, a shopper browses through Feast, one of the chicest, most expensive groceries in Charlottesville. She may be wearing clogs, sandals or a pair of those colorful Crocs—gardening shoes that sell for $30 a pair. Her practical, well-crafted shoes squeak slightly on Feast’s polished hard pine floors as she moves through the lush carousels, an Italian leather tote hanging off her shoulder…

Dean of African-American affairs placed on leave

Dean of African-American affairs placed on leave

UVA’s Dean of African-American Affairs M. Rick Turner was placed on administrative leave on Friday, July 14, after signing an agreement with federal prosecutors to avoid prosecution. According to the feds, Turner lied about his knowledge concerning the activities of a drug dealer in a July 2005 investigation.