Here’s new shop site
Published on Mar 14th, 2008
5 comments Click and then look to the mid-upper left, and this is where that new, just-approved Fifth and Avon Center shopping center is going. (That's I-64 running vertically along the left, Avon Street...
Staunton to get multiple porn trials
Published on Mar 6th, 2008
4 comments In Staunton Circuit Court today, a hearing in the case of the town's new adult video store After Hours Video, its owner Rick Krial (at left, with his attorney Paul Cambria answering a reporter's...
City passes noise ordinance
Published on Mar 3rd, 2008
21 comments Despite a plea from a music promoter who says he'll probably have to cancel some patio shows, the city of Charlottesville amended its noise ordinance tonight to empower police to use mobile sound-...
Snap o’ the day: Halsey’s hotel
Published on Feb 27th, 2008
0 comments Internet titan Halsey Minor's luxury hotel really looks like it's going to happen, now that green wooden construction barricades were erected between Friday and Monday around the old Boxer Learning...
Box opened, found to contain noodles
Published on Feb 22nd, 2008
1 comments The brown paper covering the former Atomic Burrito location on Second Street for the past few months– you know, the stuff on which some trickster had written "Hooters - Coming Soon"– has...
Free rides: CTS usage up 11.5%
Published on Feb 20th, 2008
9 comments More frequent service, better on-time performance, and free rides for Wahoos. The head of Charlottesville Transit Service says these are three factors that led CTS to a ridership spike of 11.5...
Van Halen tickets still available
Published on Feb 20th, 2008
15 comments Two days away from the Charlottesville show, Van Halen has still not sold out the house at John Paul Jones Arena. A JPJ official concedes that the facility expects a crowd of "upwards of 12,000-13,...
Farewell, Ron Martin
Published on Feb 15th, 2008
16 comments Late last year, homebuilding legend R.D. Wade announced he was closing the construction side of his 42-year-old business in the face of the housing market slump. Now there's another high-profile...
Food Lion not site of terrorist plot
Published on Feb 8th, 2008
2 comments The explosion yesterday morning at the Forest Lakes store occurred during repairs when a hand-held butane torch with a small cannister caught on fire. A worker put the torch down and presumably ran...
Snap o’ the day: Fashionable sunset
Published on Feb 8th, 2008
0 comments This is last night's sunset as seen from the Fashion Square mall parking lot in front of the Red Robin restaurant at 5:56pm and looking to the west (obviously) over Shopper's World.
Staunton porn case prompts statewide crackdown?
Published on Feb 4th, 2008
7 comments When Staunton prosecutors levied eight felony obscenity charges against the owner of After Hours Video in November, obscenity cases were few in Virginia. Now it appears Staunton may have started a...
Snap o’ the day: Meadowbrook peel
Published on Feb 4th, 2008
0 comments Perhaps emblematic of its tumultuous conversion from a mere shopping center to its current status as the the Meadowbrook Shopping Centre, this sign along Barracks Road has peeled back recently to...
Snap o’ the day: our visitor center
Published on Jan 31st, 2008
0 comments Think the folks at 600 College Drive are snoozing? Think again. Quoting from a Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau release dated today: Brochures have been moved from behind...
Cashier at Staunton porn shop indicted
Published on Jan 25th, 2008
5 comments In December, the Hook reported on the case of Rick Krial, the owner of Staunton adult video store After Hours Video who faces eight felony obscenity counts after undercover police purchased 10 DVDs...
Kid Rock tickets on sale Feb. 2
Published on Jan 25th, 2008
0 comments After long delaying official confirmation, John Paul Jones Arena officials have announced that Kid Rock is indeed coming to Charlottesville. Tickets– priced between $25 and $45– go on...
CHO: longer runway means more directs
Published on Jan 23rd, 2008
6 comments The local airport director explains to the Cavalier Daily how adding 800 feet to its main runway could eventually mean fatter jets and direct service to Boston, Orlando, Newark, and Chicago.
Boxer/Fidelity building demo to commence
Published on Jan 22nd, 2008
3 comments A $350,000 demolition of the former Boxer/Central Fidelity Bank building at 200 East Main on the Downtown Mall is scheduled to begin in a "couple of weeks," according to a representative for Minor...
Bill would strike a blow for Highland wind farm
Published on Jan 21st, 2008
8 comments State legislators may soon make life easier for a company looking to build a controversial wind farm in Highland County. A new bill in the General Assembly would exempt certain small electricity-...
Electric sabotage? Not!
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
5 comments The alleged vandalism/sabotage of two electrical towers in Ivy– serious enough to warrant an FBI investigation– turned out to be neither. Dominion Virginia Power now says it was all a...
STAR blinks out of I-81
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
2 comments STAR Solutions, the big business consortium that seems to have terrified many localities in the Shenandoah Valley with its $13 billion plan to put tolls and/or extra lanes on I-81, backed away...