Police have arrested Slade Allen Woodson and charged him with 12 felony counts stemming from the Interstate-64 and Waynesboro shootings that took place a day earlier. State police also took a 16-year-old male from Crozet into custody, who’s charged with 10 felony counts, stemming only from the I-64 shootings. State police recovered a weapon that […]
On April 20, 2008, Bob Gibson’s byline will appear for the last time in The Daily Progress as its political correspondent, ending his 31-year career at the paper where he built his reputation as one of the best reporters in the state. Gibson, 58, is set to become the executive director of UVA’s Sorensen Institute […]
Way back when the 21st century was young and the president was just a horse’s ass instead of a deceptive, calculating horse’s ass, I worked for a Realtor in Bethesda, Maryland—one of the top-selling Realtors in the nation, she’d have you know. And the first thing she did when she got yet another multi-million-dollar listing […]
A second person has been taken into custody in connection to the shootings on Interstate-64 and Waynesboro. A 16-year-old male from Crozet is currently in Virginia State Police custody.
On the last day of February, the highest court in the Commonwealth delivered this message to aggrieved UVA hospital patients: Litigate away! The Virginia State Supreme Court rejected a plea by UVA’s Health Services Foundation of charitable immunity, ruling that UVA hospital doctors can be sued for malpractice. With its ruling, the court sent three […]
More features: Caught! How Thomasine Wilson got trapped in the payday lending cycle Advance America’s pocketbookThe numbers on America’s biggest payday lender Leading the lending fightVirginia Organizing Project has headed the charge against predatory practices Q: Why go to a payday lender?A: Because there aren’t better options You call this reform?Legislation moves interest rates from […]
More features: Caught! How Thomasine Wilson got trapped in the payday lending cycle Advance America’s pocketbookThe numbers on America’s biggest payday lender Know the scoreCredit reports 101 Leading the lending fightVirginia Organizing Project has headed the charge against predatory practices You call this reform?Legislation moves interest rates from bad to worse With their triple-figure annual […]
More features: Caught! How Thomasine Wilson got trapped in the payday lending cycle Advance America’s pocketbookThe numbers on America’s biggest payday lender Know the scoreCredit reports 101 Q: Why go to a payday lender?A: Because there aren’t better options You call this reform?Legislation moves interest rates from bad to worse Much of the credit for […]
The fact that two members of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council voted to keep the names of anonymous donors to UVA from public eyes could mean a couple things.
One night late in June 2007, William Miller Herndon was found on the 800 block of Hardy Drive in the Westhaven public housing complex, unresponsive and with multiple gunshot wounds.
Adjusting mortgage rates, national foreclosures on the rise, threats of a looming economic recession…times are tough. Just ask the Georgia man who donned a ski mask and walked into a bank, pointed a gun at the teller and said, “You took my house, now I’m going to take your money.” The FBI is still looking […]
According to a 2005 study, female students at UVA experienced “high rates” of sexual violence. Sociology researchers Jacqueline Chevalier and Christopher Einolf found that among a sample of 750 senior women, 17.6 percent were victims of rape, 10.8 percent were victims of attempted rape and 34.3 percent were victims of unwilling sexual contact. But if […]
It’s hard to compete with Flannery O’Connor. Even if it is just a letter to a librarian, bitching about critics and lamenting the brain-dead old ladies that populate her town, as up-and-coming writers go, “O’Connor” is never a name you want to follow in a journal. But for all the offerings of the latest Meridian, […]
As the county grows, building out its open land with retail, residential and mixed-use projects like Hollymead Town Center and Albemarle Place…
After 10 years and seven violent sexual attacks that had been linked to him, Nathan Antonio Washington stood up in Charlottesville Circuit Court in his striped jail uniform and offered apologies to his family, his victims and the community he had kept on edge for nearly a decade.
It’s really just four flat-screen TVs, stacked in a two-by-two square, not impressive in their size.
The actual e-mail, like so many others, is gone. It was from Frank Dubec, the publisher of this newspaper, who is a little more Yahoo in the Swiftian sense than you’d think for a guy charged with balancing budgets. Bobcattin’: The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Paper Sort Facility takes in 4,000 to 5,000 tons of […]
In the face of what UVA Executive Vice President Leonard Sandridge called “a very heavy patient load” at the UVA Hospital, there are plans to break ground this summer on a long-term, acute-care hospital just west of the city. The 40-bed hospital will cost around $24 million, according to Thomas Harkins, the director of UVA’s […]
Looking for a job? Although we’re facing the prospect of an economic recession (just saying the word will make it come to pass, some experts tell us, so our apologies for tanking the economy), the Charlottesville area has the economic cushion provided by UVA, which, it seems, is perpetually hiring. So not to worry, job […]
Coming home from catching a movie on UVA Grounds, Chris Martin pedaled his bike up the hill on W. High Street, heading east. It was just after 11:30pm, and as he got to the first blinking stop light, a man got out of the back of a Ford Explorer and said to Martin, “Hey, I […]
After forensic detective Mark Fields finishes hanging a piece of cloth from the blackboard, he peels off his latex gloves and turns to face the classroom of PVCC students. “Does anybody care if I wear a tie?” he asks them. Nobody cares. “Good,” he says, and snaps the clip-on tie from his collar. Fields is […]
A 50-year water supply plan that includes the expansion of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir and the construction of a pipeline received approval by the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), though people opposing the plan say that it is not yet a done deal.
After a 101′ proposed building on W. Main Street laid bare the murky process of proffers—those extra improvement or bundles of cash offered by developers to offset their project’s impact—the city is working to create proffer guidelines for developers. But if a bill that would kill the state’s proffer system is passed in Richmond, the […]
In a September 17 editorial column in The Cavalier Daily, Josh Levy bemoaned the financial help some students receive to attend college. “Financial aid encourages people who have no business being in college to attend,” wrote Levy, pointing out two perceived problems. First, he argued, bad students drag down good students. Second, “our workforce will […]
Two girls, probably in their early 20s, get in the line that has formed in front of the concession stand.
Todd Lucas is a natural public speaker. With his close-cropped hair and nearly perfect sense of timing, he talks with an aggressive brand of humor that isn’t so much of the in-your-face variety as it is a “Get a load of this” inclusiveness. With his arms waving, chin jutting out and his ever-present laser pointer […]