Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Photo: Skyclad Aerial

Zero crimes, zero cases: Charlottesville’s progressive pandemic response has long-term implications

  As the pandemic took hold in mid-March, Charlottesville and Albemarle’s criminal justice decision-makers started letting people out of jail. Two months in, it looks like the emergency measures have paid off: The Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail has not reported a single coronavirus case among inmates, and those transferred to house arrest have not posed any […]

During the shutdown, Mark Lorenzoni and his family have continued to advise and support runners, including creating a way for customers to test new shoes without having to go inside the shop. Photo: Zack Wajsgras

Running strong: Ragged Mountain Running Shop’s Mark Lorenzoni tries to focus on the positive

Mark and Cynthia Lorenzoni opened Ragged Mountain Running Shop on Elliewood Avenue in 1982, and they’ve been pillars of the Charlottesville community ever since. Every year, Mark trains hundreds of athletes, from newbies to elite runners, and directs a dozen local races, all without pay. Under lockdown, Mark has kept the training going, emailing workouts […]