Community

Supes crack down on 'moonscapes'
Published on Aug 7th, 2009
4 comments Hollymead Town Center inspired a new county ordinance August 6 that requires contractors to install permanent vegetation nine months after grading a site. Parts of the north 29 shopping center have...
Continued: No date set for Morris murder retrial
Published on Aug 3rd, 2009
2 comments Barbara Shifflett Morris, center, with supporters of her husband, Butch Morris, whose August 3 court appearance yielded no decision on whether he'll face a second trial for the murder of her first...
Wallboard delivery to Shadyac center
Published on Aug 1st, 2009
1 comments Four months after the groundbreaking, a workman delivers a load of wallboard at 8:39am July 29 into a fourth-story window of the annex at the First Street Church Project, a multi-purpose community...
BOS to consider grass ordinance
Published on Jul 31st, 2009
15 comments The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has requested an ordinance that would require unkempt grass at unoccupied dwellings in the urban ring to be cut. A draft of the ordinance goes to the Board...
Boys of summer: McIntire All-Stars play for State title
Published on Jul 28th, 2009
6 comments McIntire Little League's 11-12-year old All-Stars battle for the State Championship tomorrow. PHOTO COURTESY MCINTIRE LITTLE LEAGUE After winning the District 14 Little League Championship in...
Movie star Salatin coming to town
Published on Jul 21st, 2009
0 comments Next week, Charlottesville gets a visit from the most famous farmer from the Shenandoah Valley town of Swoope, Joel Salatin. He'll be signing copies of his new book, Everything I Want to Do Is...
Out to pasture: Bundoran redefines house and farm
Published on Jul 21st, 2009
7 comments Bundoran Farm in North Garden hopes to be the State's premiere "preservation development." PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR On Virginia Governor Tim Kaine's recent visit to dedicate the Albemarle CiderWorks,...
No biggie: Letter doesn't stop Meadowcreek Parkway
Published on Jul 20th, 2009
6 comments VDOT needs a permit to put a culvert in a tributary of Shenks Creek; the Army Corps of Engineers needs more information. FILE PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK A four-paragraph July 16 letter from the Army Corps...
Restaurant Week(s)? Bel Rio, Fossett's offer encore
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
0 comments C&O owner Dave Simpson, center, with his Bel Rio partners Jim Baldi and Gareth Weldon, says the Belmont eatery will offer a Restaurant Week-style deal next week. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR By...
The Bridge hosts 3 Shoddy T.V.s' "open mic night" for local filmmakers
Published on Jul 13th, 2009
0 comments The Bridge hosts 3 Shoddy T.V.'s "open mic night" for local filmmakers. Anyone and everyone is invited to screen and discuss their work, but all films should be five minutes or shorter. "Show off...
Grip & grin: Bell awards citizen lawmakers
Published on Jul 12th, 2009
3 comments PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Delegate Rob Bell handed out plaques July 7 in front of the Albemarle Circuit Court to eight citizens who came up with some of the new laws that went into effect July 1....
Drumroll, please: Group exiled until Council acts
Published on Jul 10th, 2009
11 comments William "Whit" Whitten hopes a "common ground" can be reached between drumming fans and foes. PHOTO BY CAMERON FELLER When City Council cast a dragnet just last year to end amplified music on the...
Historic Key West parade delights
Published on Jul 6th, 2009
1 comments For over 40 years, the Key West Fourth of July Parade has thrilled neighbors and visitors alike in the Key West subdivision on Route 20 North. This year was no exception, as in recent years the...
21 years later: Alcohol, infidelity key to murder?
Published on Jul 6th, 2009
1 comments Butch Morris arrives at Albemarle Circuit Court with his attorney, Dana Slater, and the murder victim's widow, now his wife, Barbara Morris. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER The trial of Alvin Lee “Butch” Morris...
CCDC opens "(In) Play: Green Spaces Competition"
Published on Jul 2nd, 2009
0 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center opens its exhibition showcasing entries for the annual James River Building Council's Green Spaces Competition, which "challenges designers to address...
CCDC: "(In) Play: Green Spaces Competition
Published on Jul 2nd, 2009
0 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center presents the entries for the annual James River Building Council's Green Spaces Competition, which "challenges designers to address the relationship...
Latest cutback: WHTJ chops office, not shows
Published on Jul 2nd, 2009
1 comments We don't live here anymore. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Fewer than two years ago, WHTJ hosted a splashy kick-off party for its Terri Allard-hosted program, Charlottesville Inside-Out. Today, the public...
Admit defeat? Plaintiffs lose one battle against Parkway
Published on Jul 1st, 2009
21 comments Construction on the Meadowcreek Parkway will continue after Judge's ruling, for now. FILE PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK After waiting for nearly six weeks, a group of Charlottesville citizens fighting...
Saturday "Munsch" in Belmont
Published on Jun 30th, 2009
1 comments Bel Trio: Jim Baldi, Dave Simpson, and Gareth Weldon bring "Munsch" and the "Window on the Belmont Riviera" to Downtown Belmont. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR C&O Restaurant owner Dave Simpson...
Spending spree: Cards filched from Farmington
Published on Jun 26th, 2009
0 comments Have you seen this man? PHOTO COURTESY ALBEMARLE POLICE Police are looking for a man who went on an $8,000 Nikon-camera-buying spree June 12 using stolen credit cards lifted earlier at Farmington...