Reports of Dr. Iain Gainov’s death appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
The hottest new market for local real estate magnates is… Lynchburg? You heard it right. That stodgy bastion of religious conservatism, home of Jerry Falwell, is poised for an urban renaissance. A pair of local builders have become major players in Lynchburg, saying the real estate market there is poised to make huge gains in the coming years.
“Yeah! Way to go!” cheered Rick Jones on the news that City Council gave his company, Management Services Corporation, the go-ahead for a new student apartment complex near the Corner. The Board of Architectural Review had denied MSC the right to build the 28-unit Sadler Court Apartments at 225-227 14th St. NW. Jones appealed, and on Monday, May 15, City Council overruled the BAR’s decision.
Consultants galore descended on Sutherland Middle School this week to present their ideas for the future of Route 29N. Delivering the expected lip service to mixed-use centers and walkable spaces, land-use consultants Community Design + Architecture and transportation consultants Meyer, Mohaddes Associates presented three primary concepts for planned growth to an audience of concerned locals on Thursday, May 18. On Saturday, they held more workshops for those who just can’t get enough land-use planning.
When the top brass of Qroe Companies rolled through town last week to unveil its plans for the 2,300-acre Scott Farm located nine miles south of Charlottesville, they wanted to make sure everyone knew that theirs is not the standard by-rights rural development plan.
You know how we elect qualified people to make decisions for us? That whole representative democracy thing? Well, it’s not working out so well here in Virginia.
For someone who quips in speeches that he’s unemployed, Mark Warner sure has been busy lately.
Mac McDonald, the “Voice of the Cavaliers,” announced last Wednesday morning that, as of June 1, he will no longer be a regular on WINA 1070 AM’s morning show. Program Director Jay James says McDonald is leaving to focus on his duties at UVA sports, which will be expanding to include more personal appearances and Web duties. Sports Director Jed Williams will fill in at WINA for the interim.
The man responsible for reversing a UVA football losing streak died Monday, May 15.
Dear Cyranose: If by “it” you mean your solitary state, if by “it” you mean the endless nights you spend alone even when entwined in the arms of another, if by “it” you mean the existential state of emptiness that eventually crushes everyoneâ¦no, it’s not your nose. It’s your species. Enter by yourself, exit by yourself: That’s the way we do it around here.
Pillaging the earth and exploiting poor workers is all well and good, but sometimes the CEO of a major corporation needs a new challenge.
In over my head
Who, me? Canoe? This indoorsy gal takes a trip down the James River.
It’s always nice to have at least some idea where the money is going. Or, in the case of most UVA students, where their parents’ money is going. Lately, this has proven to be the source of some concern to a group of UVA students who don’t want to see any of their families’ money invested in companies that do business in Sudan, or with the Sudanese government.
In February, Jeremy Harvey left Charlottesville on the midnight train to Las Vegas. The shady local banker (and past C-VILLE cover boy) left his girlfriend and her children to remarry his ex-wife, 81-year-old newspaper heiress Betty Scripps. Now, however, it appears that Harvey, 62, has left Scripps after just three months. According to multiple sources familiar with his status, Harvey is back in town and living in his Colthurst mini-mansion with the girlfriend he demurred for Scripps. Scripps and Harvey were married for the first time from 1997 to 2004.
Now that Charlottesville police have confirmed that an attack near Friendship Court in late April, which left one teen so badly beaten he had to get two metal plates inserted into his face, was the work of the Bloods street gang, Charlottesville is left wondering how and why the Bloods came to town. For a little perspective on who the Bloods are and how they operate, C-VILLE called national gang expert and consultant Robert Walker with the organization Gangs Or Us. Here’s some of what he had to say.âNell Boeschenstein
Ralph Sampson, the 7’4″ former UVA basketball star and 1983’s No. 1 NBA draft pick, faces trial soon for a string of charges related to allegedly false statements he made in a child support case, according to the Associated Press.
There are certain words that, through sheer overuse, lose all meaning. “Natural” would be an example. (Is there any such thing as an unnatural egg?) “Green” is another one, describing everything from floor wax to insulation to architectural theories.
“Three soldiers killed.” But oil prices keep going up, and so the early-morning TV news will switch to prices at the pump. Dogs must be fed and phones answered.
The federal drug and conspiracy case against Louis Antonio Bryant, the alleged drug dealer and ringleader of local gang the Westside Crew, continues into its second week of testimony on Monday, May 15. The first week prosecutors brought to the stand numerous police investigators, as well as former associates of Bryant\’s who had dealt with or bought drugs from him.
Chuck Taylor started at WTJU-91.1 in 1979, when he volunteered to DJ for Charlottesville’s first FM station. Just a few years later, he got involved in the station’s management (still as a volunteer), and in 1993 was hired full-time as WTJU’s general manager, although he continued to host a radio show until 1997. Born in the ’50s, Taylor has spent his adult life watching college radio’s rise.
UVA can pretty much build what it wants, where it wants in Charlottesville. Even so, sometimes UVA has to slum it (like the rest of us) and rent.
The dog days of summer are just around the corner. And what better way is there to kill some time and beat the heat than participating in medical experiments?