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Code Pinkers arrested again
Published on Feb 28th, 2007
8 comments In this week's sit-in in U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office, three more Code Pinkers refused to leave until Goode signs a pledge that he won't support any more funding for...
HookCast for March 1, 2007
Published on Feb 27th, 2007
0 comments The Dilemma Zone, a new Prism schism, and Planned Parenthood fights back ON THIS WEEK’S COVER: The Dilemma Zone... are 'photo red' cameras the answer? This year, the General Assembly passed a bill...
IQ arrives!
Published on Feb 27th, 2007
1 comments Diane Rehm will visit Charlottesville for a fundraiser on April 4. PHOTO COURTESY WVTF Listen up! Charlottesville's airwaves may soon get a big dose of local content with the arrival of a...
Web Advance: Are red-light cameras the answer?
Published on Feb 26th, 2007
13 comments Recently, the Virginia Generally Assembly passed legislation allowing the use of cameras to nab red-light runners, a technology for which both County and City officials have shown support. In the...
Danielson’s Landmark becomes The Beacon
Published on Feb 26th, 2007
2 comments Yes, it's true...Lee Danielson is bringing his old hotel project back to the Mall. Only it won't be called The Landmark, as it was after being re-approved at a February 20 BAR meeting. According to...
$750,000 McGuffy Park renovation moves forward
Published on Feb 26th, 2007
5 comments At the Board of Architectural Review's February 20 meeting, final plans were approved for renovations to McGuffey Park. "That's an interesting project," says BAR vice-chair Syd Knight. "It's going...
New plan for CVS on Ridge/McIntire and West Main
Published on Feb 26th, 2007
4 comments "It lives," laughs Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review vice-chair Syd Knight, recalling the previous plans for a two-story CVS building at the intersection of Ridge/McIntire and West...
‘Mold house’ foreclosure auction canceled
Published on Feb 23rd, 2007
0 comments The auction of the "mold house" at the courthouse today at 5pm has been canceled. The company in charge of auctioning the troubled dwelling declined to say why it had been canceled. The house has...
Mold house foreclosure Friday
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
0 comments Two years ago, Larry Butler and Judit Szaloki had just purchased their first house after saving for years to enter the expensive Charlottesville housing market. At 5pm Friday, what was once their...
Higgins named new judge
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
14 comments The long-running race for the Albemarle circuit judge seat is over, and former prosecutor Cheryl Higgins has been chosen, according to Delegate Rob Bell's office. That's bad news for Commonwealth's...
Pedestrian struck at JPA
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
0 comments A rush-hour pedestrian accident in midtown sent a man to the hospital this morning. The incident appears to have occurred around 8am when a bronze Chevy Tahoe struck the man as the eastbound...
Protesters arrested in Goode’s office
Published on Feb 21st, 2007
7 comments Three Iraq war protesters took seats on a sofa in Congressman Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office and refused to leave when the office closed at 4:30 today. Arrested, presumably for trespassing,...
HookCast for February 22, 2007
Published on Feb 21st, 2007
0 comments Do we desire a streetcar, Snow job, Why was Camblos mad, and Publicist charged FROM THE NEWSROOM OF THE HOOK NEWSPAPER ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA, THIS IS THE HOOKCAST FOR THE...
Legislators snub Bar choice for judge
Published on Feb 21st, 2007
4 comments The Courts of Justice committees in the House and Senate interviewed three candidates for Albemarle Circuit Court judge yesterday: Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, former prosecutor Cheryl...
Last-minute judge wannabe appears from nowhere
Published on Feb 19th, 2007
3 comments In Saturday's paper, Daily Progress reporter Bob Gibson reveals the emergence of an eighth candidate in the running to replace Judge Paul Peatross on the Albemarle Circuit Court bench. A...
Book fest warms up
Published on Feb 16th, 2007
4 comments The folks at the Virginia Festival of the Book and their leader, Rob Vaughan, left, remind us Charlottesville's grandest literary event is just around the corner. The March 21-25 fest will teem...
Code Pinkers send Valentine to absent Goode
Published on Feb 14th, 2007
10 comments Cupid wing-clad Code Pinkers brought Fair Trade chocolate chip, heart-shaped scones to U.S. Representative Virgil Goode at his First Street Charlottesville office, which was last in the news when...
Multi-car pileup closes I-64 on Afton Mountain
Published on Feb 13th, 2007
0 comments A week ago, a spilt milk truck had Route 250 closed on Afton Mountain. This afternoon, I-64 is closed because of a multi-vehicle wreck, and traffic is being diverted on to Route 250. According to...
City to open farmer’s market in Meade Park
Published on Feb 13th, 2007
1 comments According to Charlottesville City Market manager Stephanie Anderegg-Maloy, the City Market will add another location this spring. Dubbed "Farmer's in the Park", area produce vendors will gather...
Schools to close… ’til spring?
Published on Feb 12th, 2007
2 comments There hasn't been a particularly white winter, but Charlottesville may see some weather tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Albemarle County for tonight that...
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