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Close shave: American Safety Razor says it'll emerge from bankruptcy
Published on Jul 30th, 2010
12 comments Verona employees hope the company can trim debt as well the Flicker used to trim women. AMERICAN SAFETY RAZOR American Safety Razor, the shaving discounter that employs hundreds in Verona, has...
Baldi watch: Bel Rio owner's absence prompts media scramble
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
32 comments Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Since the Hook first reported last week on the mysterious disappearance of Bel Rio owner James K. Baldi, local reporters have busily dug up new...
Head-shop hit: Attack--- and response--- stun Corner shop owners
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
46 comments Seth Meachum decided to install security cameras after his father was attacked in Roots Rock Reggae. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Lloyd Meachum never saw it coming. He had worked on the Corner for 11...
Wild fire: Blaze chars Wild Wing Caf�©
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
50 comments Flames tear through the Caf©'s porch. PHOTO BY JESSICA WILKINS An early morning fire at Wild Wing Caf© on West Main Street has been extinguished with no injuries, but there may be water and smoke...
Feast fresh, feast local
Published on Jul 26th, 2010
0 comments Mark your calendar, foodies. On Saturday, August 7 the Piedmont Environmental Council is having a fundraising feast for its Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign at Whole Foods Market on Route 29 North....
Have a yen for Ten past ten?
Published on Jul 26th, 2010
1 comments Okay, so it’s midnight on a Friday and you have a craving for chilled udon noodles or a crispy rock shrimp tempura. What do you do? Head over to Ten, of course. The fancy Japanese joint above the...
100-mile chef: Brookville's lunch a taste of things to come
Published on Jul 23rd, 2010
27 comments Chef Harrison Keevil hard at work in Brookville's kitchen today. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR If you like locally sourced food cooked exquisitely, Dish suggests you wander down to Brookville Restaurant on...
DP launches new website
Published on Jul 21st, 2010
18 comments The Daily Progress appears to have launched a fancy new website. It also features some citizen journalism with a bunch of local blogs, photos and websites featured. You can even subscribe to get the...
X Prize finals begin for Kuttner's cars
Published on Jul 20th, 2010
4 comments The finals stage of the Progressive Automotive X Prize kicked off on Monday with three of Edison2's Very Light Cars in competition. As previously reported, the futuristic cars, made by a team of top...
Snap: Clayton & Son in morning light
Published on Jul 19th, 2010
2 comments Scene along U.S. 250 near the Mechums River. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The topsoil and mulch business located at the confluence of Routes 240 and 250 in Western Albemarle gleams in morning light. Photo...
Hockey hero: Local man saves the Ice Park!
Published on Jul 16th, 2010
34 comments "I hope more people get to know how much fun ice skating and hockey are, and will participate in the sports," says Roberta Williamson, left, with new owner Mark Brown, his daughters, Annabel and...
Get hoppin'
Published on Jul 15th, 2010
0 comments Like beer? Why not help make it. The folks at the Blue Mountain Brewery are inviting people to come out on August 2 from 10am to 7pm for their annual Hop Picking. If you volunteer you get a free...
WaPo covers Kuttner's car
Published on Jul 13th, 2010
17 comments A Washington Post reporter visited Oliver Kuttner's Lynchburg-based car company, Edison2, to see how the team is holding up as they work furiously to prepare for the finals of the Progressive...
Twittering taste buds
Published on Jul 13th, 2010
0 comments Some local Tweeter geeks have started the hashtag #cvilleyum to chronicle the journey of their taste buds during Restaurant Week this week, and share info on what some places are offering,...
Tony G's opens in Ruckersville
Published on Jul 12th, 2010
5 comments Chef Tony Bonanno fires it up at Tony G's Grill in Ruckersville. PHOTO BY COURTESY TONY G'S Former Northern Exposure chef Tony Bonanno and Carmello’s George Hatzigeorgio have teamed up to create...
York Place lets the dogs out
Published on Jul 12th, 2010
11 comments Harry the Hot Dog caught in the act of condimenting himself at The Downtown Hotdog Company. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Harry the Hotdog has a new home on the Downtown Mall. Who’s Harry the Hotdog? you ask...
Straight up: Distillery construction begins in Nelson County
Published on Jul 8th, 2010
0 comments Of course, ââ?¬Ë?stills are nothing new in Nelson County; but a legal one producing the county’s first authentic 'Scottish' single malt whiskey might be. This summer, the Virginia Distillery Company...
Local farmers feeling the heat
Published on Jul 7th, 2010
5 comments Asparagus pops out of the ground at the Food Hub's Educational Farm at Maple Hill in April, but the recent heat wave has parched farmer's fields. PHOTO BY EMILY MANLEY While local foodies love their...
Chock full of Chick-fil-A
Published on Jul 6th, 2010
0 comments Waynesboro is getting its first Chick-fil-A next week and franchise operator Jay Hawkins will be hosting a First 100 event. What does that mean? Well, 100 people will be eating a lot of chicken for...
Party politics: Perriello works the bar
Published on Jul 3rd, 2010
1 comments "Would you care for a cocktail? PUBLICITY PHOTO On July 15, Congressman Tom Perriello takes a break from comedy (  la his new tv ad) and battling Tea Party activists to work behind the bar at Siips...
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