Community

Magic Bus: CTS fares disappear for UVA students, staff, and faculty
Published on Mar 30th, 2007
3 comments The City seems to have learned this lesson from offering a free trolley route ( began as the "HooBus"), which faced some opposition when it was proposed, but has since become the most traveled CTS...
Arrests, hoax revealed in bomb scare
Published on Mar 29th, 2007
5 comments An anarchy symbol with a red dripping stain, a dark-colored tube taped to a post, and a white cylinder with what appear to be protruding wires are among the evidence discovered outside Brownsville...
Help bring home the Bacon!
Published on Mar 28th, 2007
2 comments Just two months after being diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease Multiple Sclerosis, a local woman is on the brink of winning $10,000 for MS research through a national fundraising competition...
Teixeira: ‘Disrupt’ not ‘blow up’
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
0 comments At a 4pm press conference, Albemarle police Lt. John Teixeira corrected himself and told reporters that police did not, in fact, "blow up" anything at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle School...
Police detonate suspicious packages at Brownsville, Henley
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
1 comments At about 11:45pm today, police robots detonated two suspicious packages found early this morning by custodial staff at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle Schools. At a press conference at the...
Cardinals to Final Four
Published on Mar 26th, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville's best known basketball team might have been knocked out of the running for a national title, but our city still has a chance at hoops glory thanks to the Cardinals, Charlottesville...
Whitehead gives Moran some Constitutional advice
Published on Mar 26th, 2007
0 comments Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead has gotten phone calls from parents concerned that Albemarle County schools combat underage drinking by forcing parents to promise to snitch on their kids...
Grand opening for downtown transit center
Published on Mar 26th, 2007
4 comments Despite sounds of construction and yellow caution tape, the downtown Charlottesville Transit Center is celebrated its grand opening today. The $6.5 million facility was initiated in February 2003...
Jaberwoke undresses
Published on Mar 22nd, 2007
9 comments A week after Corner-area eatery Jaberwoke was accused of racism for its new dress code, its customers are free once more to dress as they please. "The dress code is gone," Jaberwoke restaurant co-...
Camblos seeks 5th term
Published on Mar 21st, 2007
8 comments Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos announced his re-election bid for the Republican nomination today in front of the Albemarle Courthouse, attended by fellow Republicans Delegate Rob Bell...
CARS not budget beneficiary
Published on Mar 16th, 2007
13 comments When Charlottesville announced its biggest-ever budget, the city pointed out that close to $1 million would be used to supplement the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad with an ambulance and...
Beebe gets 18 months in 1984 battery
Published on Mar 15th, 2007
29 comments Before he was led away in handcuffs, a new image of William N. Beebe emerged this afternoon at the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse as friends described a man recovering from addiction and working...
The Code Pink arrests, week 4
Published on Mar 14th, 2007
9 comments For the fourth Wednesday in a row, demonstrators gathered inside and out of U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office to protest increased funding for the war in Iraq. Fueled by...
U-Hall still thrills
Published on Mar 14th, 2007
3 comments After the Harlem Globetrotters dazzle the crowd at JPJ on Friday night, not forgotten U-Hall will be dazzling local teens as it serves as the venue for "More ball at U-Hall," a 3-on-3 Basketball...
Lunsford to challenge Camblos
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
0 comments For the first time in two elections, Albemarle Commonwealth's attorney Jim Camblos, a Republican, may have competition on the ballot, if he decides to run for reelection in November. At noon, in...
Earlysville farmer challenges NFL ref for BOS
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
0 comments Tis the season for candidates to toss their hats into local races, and Earlysville cattle farmer/teacher Ann Mallek officially kicked off her campaign today for the White Hall seat on the Albemarle...
HookCast for March 8, 2007
Published on Mar 7th, 2007
0 comments Bear attack on Valley man, City budget grows as pop. shrinks, former reporter enters jail From the newsroom of the Hook on the Downtown Mall, this is the HookCast, and this week's podcast includes...
Boar preserve owner takes plea
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
13 comments Danny Henshaw, the Buckingham man whose pig hunting preserve was swarmed by state and federal agents in a September 12 SWAT-style predawn raid, accepted a plea bargain in court March 2. In January,...
McKeever first in City Council pool
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
0 comments The local election season is under way, and candidate declarations are coming fast and furious. First out of the gate for City Council, which has three seats up for grabs, is 34-year-old Democratic...
Kaine to sign HPV vaccine into law
Published on Mar 2nd, 2007
7 comments Virginia will become the first state in the nation with a law requiring girls to receive a potentially helpful– although controversial– vaccine against some sexually transmitted diseases...