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Worlds may collide at ice park
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
8 comments A counter-rally to Cindy Sheehan's anti-war march is scheduled for Friday in front of the Charlottesville Ice Park. Self-described "Pro-victory" supporters will meet at the Paramount at 5:45pm and...
Shoppers defy t-shirts fears
Published on Jul 13th, 2007
0 comments While a proposed $300,000 surveillance system is all the rage among the police chief and some downtown merchants, bargain hunters thronged the Downtown Mall today in defiance of any alleged climate...
TJ’s #3!
Published on Jul 10th, 2007
0 comments Today's Washington Post features a ranking of all U.S. presidents by the number of American public schools named after them, with Thomas Jefferson coming in third. Mr. Jefferson's count of 480 is...
Another teen party bust
Published on Jul 5th, 2007
3 comments Less than a month after teen party hosts George Robinson and Elisa Kelly began serving a 27-month jail sentence, the teen partygoers are at it again. Albemarle County police busted a large underage...
Bad dog! State launches online registry for dangerous dogs
Published on Jul 5th, 2007
2 comments Now, anyone on the planet can learn about Dee Dee, a seven-year-old pit bull mix from Roanoke, and her owner, as a new online registry includes their complete address and phone number. Dee Dee was...
What bonds can build… Monticello’s new visitor center
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments Plans for a new visitor center at Monticello have been a long time in the making. In 2000, when the UVA Foundation took control of the Blue Ridge Sanatorium property just below Monticello, state...
Pedestrian hit by county officer dies
Published on Jun 27th, 2007
0 comments The pedestrian struck by an Albemarle Police SUV near the intersection of Rio Road and Earlysville Road Tuesday night has died, according to an Albemarle County Police Department press release. The...
Ex-choir man Spivey pleads guilty
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
2 comments Former Charlottesville High choir director Jonathan Spivey pleaded guilty to one count of custodial indecent liberties and entered Alford pleas on three other counts today in Charlottesville...
Local troops depart
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
1 comments Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry, training for duty in Afghanistan in 2004. PHOTOS BY MASTER SGT. BOB HASKELL, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU More than 100...
City opens ‘green’ visitor center
Published on Jun 25th, 2007
5 comments We knew it was expensive; now we know it's green. The city of Charlottesville has just opened its new downtown visitor center and administrative offices, and the massive new project is intended to...
PVCC unveils new brand, logo
Published on Jun 25th, 2007
1 comments Approaching its 35th birthday, Piedmont Virginia Community College officials have decided to revamp the school's image with a new logo and a new "brand" identity. PVCC: Opportunity. Access....
Get ready to Rummage– all year!
Published on Jun 22nd, 2007
0 comments For more than 50 years, the Rummage Sale has been the signature fundraiser for the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, helping haul in more than a quarter million dollars annually. It's about to get even...
Surveillance cameras on the Mall?
Published on Jun 21st, 2007
3 comments Charlottesville police have again raised the idea of installing surveillance cameras on the Downtown Mall, at an estimated cost of $300,000, the DP reports. Of course, police say they will deter...
Chaps reveals new design change
Published on Jun 20th, 2007
2 comments For 22 years, Chaps Ice Cream has stood like time's sentry on the Downtown Mall, guarding its adopted 50's motif and familiar facade since owner Tony LaBua opened the shop in 1985. Ah, but change...
City introduces the $325 speeding ticket
Published on Jun 19th, 2007
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‘Spicas and Spinner Bowls’ to replace ‘needles and condoms?’
Published on Jun 19th, 2007
4 comments Who knew the old McGuffey Park was such a dangerous place? In a recent Daily Progress article on the Friends of McGuffey Park, the trio of neighborhood moms who convinced the City to dole out $400...
New Blog Section
Published on Jun 19th, 2007
0 comments We're including this new asides section on our blog so we can keep you updated on the latest news even when we don't have time to write a full post. Check back often!
Zoned out: City Council talks “taking by typo”
Published on Jun 12th, 2007
5 comments At a June 4 City Council meeting, Councilor Dave Norris brought up the infamous "taking by typo" issue regarding the property behind the Mary Williams Senior Center in the Woolen Mills...
Merry-go-spica: McGuffey Park’s funky new toys
Published on Jun 12th, 2007
1 comments As part of McGuffey Park's $679,000 face-lift, ten new pieces of designer play equipment will be available for children to enjoy come September–-if they can figure out how they work! As...
Deal for UVA gun scare students
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
5 comments A little over a month after four UVA students were arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm during the filming of a class project, prosecutors and defense have reached a deal which clears...