Charlottesville can support a Cracker Barrel
Published on Mar 29th, 2012
0 comments I read the article about Cracker Barrel's decision not to come to Charlottesville [March 1: "Staved off: Cracker Barrel bypasses Fifth Street"]. I can't believe that a town this size, a hot spot for...
What do you think of this warm weather?
Published on Mar 28th, 2012
Amenities and price contribute to quick turn
Published on Mar 28th, 2012
0 comments 1/25/12  Albemarle  Jon Christopher Williams to William R. Bibb, 2635 Martin Kings Road, $124,000  Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Ronald G. Harris, 75...
Water wasters: Worrell decries waste, centralization
Published on Mar 27th, 2012
13 comments   Related story Draining feeling? Lawsuit challenges dam-pipeline plan The latest UN-designated World Water Day, according to a panel of environmental experts gathered at McGuffey Arts Center...
Early spring: What's wrong with this picture?
Published on Mar 27th, 2012
5 comments Related item Jan 12: Winter jasmine jumps out early A typical April in Central Virginia: Tulips are abloom. So are redbuds, cherries, and dogwoods. Grass is a vivid green after the winter's brown...
Meet the meat: Cook-Out backs up Charlottesville artery
Published on Mar 26th, 2012
19 comments Related story Cook-Out: Popular fastfoodery heading to Charlottesville "They can wait," barks the man directing traffic in the parking lot of Charlottesville's newest fastfoodery as he directs...
J-School progress: Work heads toward fall opening
Published on Mar 23rd, 2012
3 comments   Related stories: • Finally: Jefferson School ready for renovation • Jefferson School giveaway: Can Charlottesville get it right this time? The crews renovating the Jefferson School into a...
Flowering and fescuing in Lee
Published on Mar 23rd, 2012
0 comments Spring has brought forth the annual flowering of this weeping tree in downtown's Lee Park, which also recently received a coating of grass seed, straw, and water– an effort to re-cover the...
Stressed and out: City spokesman resigns after bid-rigging investigation
Published on Mar 22nd, 2012
103 comments Rob Schilling has long railed against an allegedly fortress-like atmosphere in City Hall, one that allegedly kept him in the dark even while an elected member of City Council. But, on March 21, less...
Tha Adbusta of Augusta
Published on Mar 22nd, 2012
0 comments This DJ Kook sticker was spotted on the corner of Ridge and West Main– it reminds us of something.
The week in review
Published on Mar 21st, 2012
0 comments Biggest ouster: The Fluvanna Board of Supervisors fires five department heads March 14 following wage increases that were made without the board's knowledge. Canned are planning director/interim...
Fiction winners: Lawyers dominate in Grisham's short-story picks
Published on Mar 21st, 2012
2 comments In Hollywood, everybody has a screenplay. In Charlottesville, apparently everybody has a short story, at least judging by the 141 people who entered the Hook's 11th fiction contest— nearly double...
Published on Mar 21st, 2012
5 comments  Trenton, New Jersey1979 This story... It's the 1st place winner in the 2012 Hook Short Story contest.   Also by this author: • "First Church" by John Davidson John Davidson took second...
Don't park in the judge's spot
Published on Mar 19th, 2012
0 comments Someone who parked in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse got an expensive lesson about the sanctity of the judge's parking space.
Published on Mar 19th, 2012
2 comments There are a vast number of residential properties around the former Martha Jefferson Hospital that were upzoned to B-1 during the time the medical center occupied the neighborhood. The houses had...
Whatcha readin'?
Published on Mar 15th, 2012
Short sale boosts buyer's value
Published on Mar 15th, 2012
2 comments 1/19/12 Albemarle Commodore Real Estate LLC to Mid-Atlantic Pizza Restaurants LLC, 1718 Seminole Trail, $558,660 Christopher B. Hawkins & Melissa A. Deane to Rodney E. Dean, Jr., Trustee of...
What remains...
Published on Mar 14th, 2012
0 comments Oaks in East McIntire Park. Two groups I'm involved with, the Charlottesville Tree Commission and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards, will celebrate Arbor Day in Forest Hill Park at 10am on April...
The week in review
Published on Mar 13th, 2012
0 comments Biggest backlash: Culpeper Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Close abruptly resigns March 12 after a federal judge reverses a capital murder conviction against Michael Wayne Hash, citing extreme police...
Like a phoenix: AlbCo Fair rebuilds... at Ash Lawn
Published on Mar 9th, 2012
4 comments   Previous story • Storm Survivors: Rebuilding the Albemarle County Fair Plagued by heat, storms, and– most-recently– a season-quashing unavailability of land, the Albemarle County...