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Wes Bellamy speaks at the Monumental Justice Virginia Campaign press conference. Photo: John Robinson

‘Put up or shut up’: New organization will lobby Democratic legislators for statue removal

The campaign to take down Charlottesville’s statues of Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee has taken on a new tenor with the election of a Democrat-majority government in Virginia. The Monumental Justice Virginia Campaign, a new organization dedicated to removal of the statues, launched with a press conference at the Free Speech Wall […]

“The Dell” public basketball courts will be demolished and replaced with the Contemplative Commons by fall 2023.
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Fond (and not so) farewells, statue drama, and more

Priorities Weeks after self-appointed Confederate monument defenders began monitoring downtown parks, city police arrested two Charlottesville residents for allegedly vandalizing the Stonewall Jackson statue in Court Square in the wee hours of the morning of December 19. Nic McCarthy-Rivera and former C-VILLE writer Jesse Tobias Beard have been charged with misdemeanor trespassing and felony vandalism. […]