Ryan McCrimmon

Several local environmental groups have come together to call on Dominion Power to incorporate more renewable sources in its long-term energy plan for Virginia. Photo: Heather Hughes

Charlottesville environmental organizations make the case for renewable energy

Local environmental groups have teamed up to challenge the long-term plans of the state’s largest power provider, Virginia Dominion Power, citing a report released last Tuesday by third-party energy think tanks. The report, commissioned by Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition, which includes local organizations Appalachian Voices and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), claims that […]

Photo: Christian Hommel

Charles McRaven: Renaissance man

Charles “Mac” McRaven sits in the basement of a house he built, flipping through a book he wrote about a trade he’s mastered. As the 78-year-old master craftsman describes his work in a smooth Arkansas drawl, he radiates energy, passion, and wisdom gained over a half-century in the field. Among the country’s preeminent stonemasons, builders, […]