A grand jury will decide this month whether to maintain a second-degree murder charge for Jermaine Leon Thurston, 22, who fatally shot 21-year-old Lamont Antonio Reaves in June. If the charges hold, Thurston could serve up to 40 years.
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.
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 […]
UVA President John Casteen III welcomed the incoming class on Sunday, August 21. Among them, 180 students are transfers from Virginia’s community colleges, the highest number yet.
“We welcome you in a special way, because we have valued the collaboration of that system from its very beginning,” Casteen said.
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 […]
An Albemarle teen\’s appeal to circuit court proved fruitful on Wednesday, August 16, when a jury acquitted him of threatening to blow up two Albemarle high schools on the seventh anniversary of the Columbine shootings.
It may come as a surprise, but lazily drifting down a secluded section of the James River on an inner tube with a few buddies and a six-pack is considered drinking in public, and it’s illegal. Drinking on the river caught up to five teens Sunday, August 13, when a 16-year-old boy fell on Rock […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Senator George Allen spoke to a few hundred policemen from all over Virginia at the Fraternal Order of Police\’s state convention on Wednesday, August 9. He thanked them for their endorsement, and got overwhelming support for his positions on crime and other issues.
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 […]
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 […]
Two gay teens who say they want to serve in the armed forces, but won’t lie about their sexuality, were denied applications on Wednesday, August 9, at the local recruitment center on Zan Road. Wyatt Fore and Rachel Miller, both 19, acting as part of Soul Force’s national “Right to Serve” campaign were turned away […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kevin Leon Smith, 18, was arrested Friday, July 28, while burgling an Albemarle home, and faces more than 40 chargesâmostly theftsâin the city and county.
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 […]
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 […]
Just inside the double-locked doors, past the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail’s lobby, the air is stuffy and hot. Inmates in orange jumpsuits line a narrow, tiled hallway-alking, joking, dragging their feet.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Crocsâgardening 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…
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.