Business

Buyin' Ryan: Mega-builder claims 24% of home market
Published on Apr 6th, 2009
36 comments Ryan Homes offers the region-hopping "Belvedere" model for around $280,000 in the Holly Hill development in Greene County. COMPUTER RENDERING COURTESY RYAN HOMES Just when you thought local builders...
Minor makes $200 mil. bid on Maryland racetracks
Published on Apr 6th, 2009
23 comments While his $31 million Landmark Hotel faces an indefinitely long work stoppage while he slugs it out with his lender in court, Internet entrepreneur and Charlottesville native Halsey Minor has...
Times-Dispatch lays off 59
Published on Apr 2nd, 2009
9 comments Despite what he called the "funereal" name of the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed March 21 by the Virginia Press Association, Media General chair J. Stewart Bryan vows the company will "stick...
Ballooning: Rug shop fine inflates over $3,000
Published on Apr 1st, 2009
14 comments "I'm 60 years old; I'm not a child," protests Mahmood Pasha after being hauled into court for defying the county's balloon ordinance. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE To former rug shop owner Mahmood Pasha,...
Bennett hire official: Coach will earn $1.7 mil. per year
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
20 comments Tony Bennett has been the head coach for the Washington State Cougars for the last three seasons, two of which resulted in NCAA Tournament bids in 2007 and 2008. PHOTO BY ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS He...
Daily Progress lays off 6 employees
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
11 comments A week after pulling in 21 awards at the Virginia Press Association annual meeting in Norfolk, Daily Progress publisher Lawrence McConnell announces that six employees will be without jobs, including...
Snap o' the day: Knife-wielding chicken seeks revenge
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
5 comments People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have some of the more memorable protests around– we still haven't forgotten the naked protester from 2006. On March 30, chicken-suited Kristina...
Richmond Renegades abruptly fold
Published on Mar 27th, 2009
4 comments Less than seven months after the Richmond Braves played their final baseball game at The Diamond before moving to Georgia, the city's other major professional sports franchise has announced they will...
Former UVA money boss blasts 'overindulgence'
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
5 comments Adding to the continuing fall-out over UVA's billion-dollar-disappearing decision to put 35 percent of its endowment in private equity, now comes a former UVA official blasting the strategy as "...
Supervise this! Shop owner displays anti-Slutzky sign
Published on Mar 25th, 2009
63 comments Charlottesville Piano owner Tom Shaw put up his sign because he believes Albemarle County supervisor David Slutzky is "fiscally brain-dead." PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES The calendar may say March, but...
Copyright squawk: 'Cleaver' scribe challenged on title
Published on Mar 24th, 2009
10 comments Patricia Barth's Planned Parrothood website warns that violators of her copyright and trademark will be prosecuted.. Jenny Gardiner was pretty excited when she inked a deal with a Simon &...
Cost of rocking: Will locals pay to see big gigs?
Published on Mar 24th, 2009
7 comments Within 24 hours, three Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famers and one Country Music Hall of Famer announced Charlottesville dates. From left to right, Metallica, Jackson Browne, David Byrne and George Jones....
Snap o' the day: New AG
Published on Mar 20th, 2009
2 comments No, this isn't Bob McDonnell, who resigned February 20 to run for governor. Bill Mims now has the attorney general job until January 16, 2010, and he was in town March 20 to spur lawyers to a Legal...
The Greenbrier goes bankrupt
Published on Mar 19th, 2009
3 comments The posh Greenbrier resort, storied destination of presidents and captains of industry and formerly the site of America's most extensive Cold War bunker, has gone bankrupt, but owner CSX will sell it...
Help wanted: UVA may pay big money for new coach
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
9 comments If UVA wants Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith, it may have to shell out more than $1.75 million. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ATHLETICS WANTED: Atlantic Coast Conference university...
UVA cuts ribbon with Northrop Grumman
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
3 comments On Wednesday, March 18, UVA cut the ribbon on Town Center Three, its latest addition to its northern Albemarle Research Park. The building will primarily house new office and lab facilities for...
Delta expanding CHO-Detroit service
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
5 comments Officials at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport announced Wednesday, March 18 that Delta Airlines has expanded its service from CHO to their Detroit hub from a 34 seat plane to a Canadair Regional...
Wednesday morning, coming down
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
1 comments Walking back to the Hook office, this reporter spotted a worker at the top of the Landmark Hotel shell works on taking down the motorized lift on the site. The conveyance once took supplies up to the...
Craig Winn's house for sale
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
10 comments If you have $9.95 million, you can buy the 50-acre estate and home of the mastermind behind Charlottesville's mercurial dot-com, ValueAmerica. Dubbed "Winndom" during the billion-dollar days of the...
Wood recycling facility killed
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
1 comments Three weeks after the Keswick site was panned by the Albemarle Planning Commission, a proposed wood recycling center, to be located on the site of what was once seen as an outdoor theater, lost its...