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Charlottesville ÂŒber-banker dies
Published on Feb 11th, 2007
0 comments Banker, community leader, and WWII hero Hovey Dabney has died at the age of 83, the Daily Progress is reporting this morning. In a 2003 Hook interview, the retired chief of Jefferson National...
Hoedown set for late great ‘Slate Hill Phil’
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
0 comments Friends of "Slate Hill Phil" will gather tomorrow night to play music by the young musician who died of mysterious causes in late December. Tomorrow's celebration commemorates a young man who...
Another wannabe sheriff ready to announce
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
3 comments Larry Claytor is hoping the third time will be the charm. Claytor will soon announce his candidacy for the Albemarle sheriff's job, from which Ed Robb presumably will announce his retirement Monday...
Crawford jury: GUILTY
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
5 comments "We the jury find the defendant, Antonio Dale Crawford, guilty of the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of Sarah Crawford in the commission of the abduction with the intent to defile...
Wake up… and find a sitter
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments The primary roads were passable yesterday morning as this 8:50am Wednesday camera-stuck-out-the-window shot near Ivy Nursery on Ivy Road reveals. But 24 hours and one sunny day later, Albemarle...
Casteen explains ‘State of the University’
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
1 comments As people filed into Old Cabell Hall to hear UVA President John T. Casteen III's annual State of the University address, each one received a document presumably from a student-usher. The paper was...
Updated guide lets you dig history, dude
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
1 comments Remember last year's nutty Hook cover story on roadside historical markers? Well, now, thanks to the UVA Press and the state's department of historic resources, there's a vastly updated guide to...
'A new life' cut short
Published on Feb 6th, 2007
1 comments Though today's morning testimony in the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford was all about material evidence, afternoon testimony turned far more emotional as friends and family of the...
iPods stolen, lives ruined
Published on Feb 5th, 2007
3 comments Charlottesville police are investigating a rash of iPod thefts from cars, mostly in the UVA area. According to a release, the iPods have been left in plain view, and the perps are using rocks to...
A summons to Charlottesville… for Canuck literati
Published on Feb 4th, 2007
2 comments The Toronto Star has realized what any of us could have determined from a quick stroll across the Downtown Mall: Charlottesville loves books. A feature story in Thursday's edition of the paper has a...
City Planners: “Let there be light”
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
4 comments Last July, as a result of the deadlock over the development of Keith Woodard's 9-story First & Main project on the Mall, City Council held the first of several joint work sessions between the...
Learn more about the “Learning Barge”
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
1 comments Last July, the Hook's On Architecture column featured a story on an unusual UVA School of Architecture design-build project–an experimental "learning barge" on the Elizabeth River, the most...
Bomb scare dad to testify on bill
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
1 comments The father of one of the teens imprisoned last year during the Albemarle school bomb scare plans to testify tomorrow in Richmond in support of a bill that would ensure that all juveniles interrogated...
Madison-Greene Bar backs Downer
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
6 comments Lawyers in Greene and Madison counties gave a thumbs up to Charlottesville General District Court Judge Robert Downer to succeed Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Paul Peatross, who retires tomorrow....
Local drivers to spend less time in purgatory
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
0 comments Charlottesville ranks high on the eco-conscience scale according to hybridcars.com. The latest stats compiled by the portal for green auto enthusiasts places Charlottesville at #8 on the list of...
Bookmark this! South Lawn demo watch
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
0 comments As UVA's South Lawn project begins to lower its big footprint on the neighborhood behind New Cabell Hall along Brandon Avenue and Valley Road, pricey properties are meeting the wrecking ball. To...
Make $40K– become a rookie teacher
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
1 comments In the nice-work-if-you-can-get-it category, starting teachers with no experience currently make $37,695 a year in Albemarle, and the county wants to bump that to $40,265, according to the Daily...
HookCast for January 25, 2007
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments Rolling Stone writer recalls 90s Charlottesville, Wedding funmag, Grisham to judge fiction contest ON THIS WEEK’S COVER: Love Is a Mix Tape: Rolling Stone writer recalls life, loss, and music in 90s...
Charlottesville’s the place to stay if you’re gay…in Virginia, anyway
Published on Jan 24th, 2007
1 comments The Hook pointed it out last November in its cover story, "Is our town the Little Apple?"–-Charlottesville is a gay-friendly refuge in a largely gay-unfriendly state. While Virginians voted...
Kappa smasha!
Published on Jan 23rd, 2007
0 comments For nearly 40 years, the Kappa Sigma auditorium hosted community events, from Boy Scouts meetings to piano recitals. That era came to an irrefutable end on Monday, January 22 as the wrecking ball...