Judge Norman Moon heard arguments on September 25 in a lawsuit alleging that an exclusive deal between Wintergreen Partners and the Charlottesville-based Roy Wheeler Realty is a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. After Mountain Area Realty, a firm based in Nellysford, filed a second amended complaint in U.S. District Court, Wintergreen Partners in turn […]
There was something almost impish in the way City Councilor Dave Norris cast his vote to approve an easement for the Meadowcreek Parkway (MCP). In the two or three seconds between the clacks signifying the four other councilors votes and the time his vote registered on the board, Norris seemed to grin at the surprise […]
Earlier today Ken Boyd had stood in front of microphones and TV cameras and promised to walk more. It was part of the kickoff for the Local Motion program, encouraging Charlottesville and Albemarle citizens to exercise. Right now, Boyd is already making good on his promise. He walks along the side of the road in […]
The toss itself is at once casual and perfect. The dog biscuit has just enough arc to land about 6′ in front of the barking dog in the driveway, bounce once and then find enough purchase on the blacktop to skid to a stop at the dog’s feet. Mid-bark, it bends its head down to […]
During the 1960s, city planners and developers bulldozed hundreds of predominately African-American communities across the nation to make way for freeways, public buildings and private development. Such projects were grouped under the name “urban renewal,” though they displaced thousands of citizens nationwide. Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill was one of those communities. Maurice Cox, UVA architecture professor […]
Back in July, The Rutherford Institute threatened to do it, has done it and now has to try to do it harder.
A group of protesters—four of them in prom gowns, sashes and tiaras—set up camp Monday morning at the Lewis and Clack statue on the corner of W. Main and Ridge/McIntire streets. They were protesting the celebration of Columbus Day and the statue itself.
So here’s a fun little problem: You’ve got plans for a 101-room boutique hotel on the Downtown Mall. The Mall has almost everything your upper-crust hotel dweller could ever want. Jewelry store? Check. High-end stationery? Oh yeah. Fine dining? Yup. Buskers to get you some of that local flavor? Sure. Parking? Well… For all of […]
The City of Charlottesville is looking for, in language that can only be described as compassionate corporatism, a “director of customer care.” The job requires a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration and pays anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 a year. Think you got what it takes? C-VILLE lists what we think the potential […]
The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) task force made two arrests September 27 and seized approximately $11,400 worth of cocaine and marijuana in two separate undercover operations.
If you’re in the market for a house, you may have heard something or other about some sort of “credit crunch” or “mortgage meltdown.” It’s been in the news just a wee bit, insomuch as “a wee bit” translates to “plastered on every available media space for the last two months.” So with all the […]
The sandwich can tell us a lot about a person. For instance, in its earliest days, the sandwich said something like “you’re a compulsive gambler who’s caught a hot streak.” But since those days, it’s grown into a symbol of the workaday laborer, a mark of a nation on the move along its interstate system, […]
As Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo stood in front of City Council once again to make his case for installing surveillance cameras on and around the Downtown Mall, Councilor Julian Taliaferro said, “Chief Longo, I only have one question. Do you think this will make a difference?” Longo looked up at the former fire department […]
On Friday, September 14, just hours before classes at Monticello High School let out for the week, Albemarle County Police responded to a call from a resident of Stone Creek Apartments, which abuts MHS, about a possible shooting. An object had broken a first-floor apartment window, nearly missing a man who was in the apartment […]
Nathan Antonio Washington, the man arrested for two sexual assaults linked to the serial rapist, has been tied to another sexual attack. A DNA sample obtained from Washington matched DNA evidence found at the scene of the sexual assault that occurred in a Waynesboro motel in 1997, according to The Daily Progress. That assault was […]
The city police department is still looking for the person who shot three people in the early hours of September 9 while they sat in a car in the parking lot at 200 Water St. Zinele Brown, a 28-year-old Albemarle County resident; Jarret Jackson, a 20-year-old Charlottesville resident; and a 19-year-old male whose name hasn’t […]
Election day is just around the corner. A seven-week-long corner. Nonetheless, it’s prime time for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidates to get their messages out. And what better way than via the Internet?
By 7pm, the Social Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church had swelled with folks in sport coats and sharp dresses. They mingled shoulder to shoulder, some looking at the artwork that hung from each of the four walls, others trying to squeeze by each other, moving from one conversation to the next. The bright, […]
When you get right down to it, there are three types of honkers who drive past the weekly anti-war protest in front of the Federal Court House every Thursday. You’ve got your tootlers, the ones who smile and beep their horns in two or three short bursts to the folks standing on the corner of […]
Correction appended Daniel Strickland had a friend that, like a lot of people nowadays, wanted to move to Charlottesville. So Strickland did what most anyone would do: He jumped on the Web to start researching neighborhoods and available houses. What he found, though, was a dearth of what he calls “good Charlottesville real estate websites.” […]
The questions were inevitable. Even if former Virginia Governor Mark Warner was technically at UVA's Darden School of Business as part of its Career Discovery Forums—a special additional speaker, according to its website.
It was a quick decision, in that it was a decision at all, one that took no more than 10 minutes at the September 4 City Council meeting. The city granted UVA air rights and easements for a pedestrian walkway to be built over Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) as a part of the University’s South […]
Even though City Council backed the proposed 101′ building on the corner of W. Main and Ridge streets last Tuesday night, Councilor Dave Norris called the Planning Commission’s earlier decision to reject rezoning for the building "momentous." Three weeks prior to Council giving the project a thumbs-up, the Planning Commission recommended that Council deny rezoning, […]
Thanks to an $850,000 loan from the City of Charlottesville, 57 units of Dogwood Housing will remain affordable for the next five years.
Ray Durand's garage stands tucked away behind his white brick house on Pantops. John Miska unloads donations from Bed, Bath & Beyond out of the bed of his old red pickup truck. Miska lugs another box past Durand.
Roughly a hundred or so people mill around in the Charlottesville City Council chambers Thursday night, finding seats, waiting for the Gang Awareness and Education Town Hall Meeting to begin.
Since 1998, a lone question tucked away on the government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form has stopped at least 200,000 potential college students from receiving financial aid, according to the U.S. Department of Education. That was the year that Congress passed the Higher Education Act Aid Elimination Policy, adding a new FASFA […]