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Terrace Theater scheduled for demolition
Published on Jan 23rd, 2007
3 comments In the Hook’s April 15, 2004 cover story, "Recent passed: Will groovy structures be landmarks?", preservationist Christine Madrid French, president of the Recent Past Preservation Network, cited the...
Bad weather claims the lives of two local women
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
0 comments While the snow and ice that arrived yesterday led to a number of accidents in the area, including this one on Rio Road, on Interstate 81 near Winchester the bad weather unfortunately claimed the...
County sees decline in traffic deaths, stats nationally still troubling
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
2 comments The recent snowfall may have caused a flurry of traffic accidents, but according to Albemarle County police, traffic fatalities have declined for the fourth year in a row, with an almost 60 percent...
Spider light squashed in City’s web
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
1 comments Sunday's icy precip had barely begun to stick when down the Mall rumbled a big ole City Parks truck with an even bigger ole snowplow out in front, ready for action. Scrape, scrape... BOOM! Down...
What slump? County assessments spike 15%
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
0 comments There's talk of a real estate slump, or at least a cooling, but no chill will be found in County mailboxes this week when Albemarle County mails out real estate assessment notices. After several...
20 bands ready to rumble
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
0 comments Charlottesville's online Battle of the Bands has 20 bands signed up right now. "That's the exact number we decided would determine success," says Leah Woody, the business consultant at the Hook, who...
Accidents galore in first snowfall
Published on Jan 21st, 2007
3 comments Police and fire departments are warning people that, although the depth of today's snow is shallow, the roads remain remarkably– and dangerously– icy. Consider what happened in this 3:...
City announces Festival of the Photo
Published on Jan 21st, 2007
1 comments We've already got a film festival and a book festival. And now, thanks to a partnership between the City and the National Geographic Society, we're about to get the Festival of the Photo. In a...
First snow (up to 3″) expected Sunday
Published on Jan 20th, 2007
3 comments The Charlottesville area will get its first snowfall tomorrow morning, according to the Weather Underground, which is predicting one to three inches with a nearly 100 percent chance of snow....
Shifflett, ‘wife’ appear in court
Published on Jan 20th, 2007
5 comments Elvis Gene Shifflett, the man shot by Charlottesville police October 20 after a seven-day manhunt, appeared in court yesterday to face the woman he is accused of assaulting. After listening to the...
Welcome back, Chris Daughtry
Published on Jan 19th, 2007
0 comments An American Idol finalist is coming back near his old stomping grounds, and the Daughtryphilic Daily Progress, which penned many loving stories last year, is the first to notice that the Fluvanna...
Fire in the cockpit puts plane at CHO
Published on Jan 19th, 2007
0 comments A US Airways flight en route to Roanoke made an emergency landing yesterday at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, due to a fire in the cockpit. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the crew...
Evan Almighty director backs local homeless shelter
Published on Jan 18th, 2007
3 comments In director Tom Shadyac's film Evan Almighty, which was  filmed in Crozet last year, God commands Evan to build an ark. In Shadyac's real life, however, a Higher Power appears to have commanded the...
Controversial UVA-tested vaccine could became law
Published on Jan 18th, 2007
3 comments A Newport News delegate has introduced a bill that would add a cervical cancer vaccine tested at UVA to the battery of immunizations Virginia's schoolgirls receive. According to a story in this...
DMB meets BitTorrent
Published on Jan 11th, 2007
4 comments Leading DMB fan site antsmarching.com has decided to add their own spin to the growing field of online music distribution. To commemorate their fifth anniversary, the site recently installed a "...
Tim Reynolds Comes Home Again, Again
Published on Jan 9th, 2007
3 comments Just a few months after his last show at Starr Hill, madcap guitar whiz Tim Reynolds has announced that he will be swinging through town yet again this coming spring. Reynolds was a Monday night...
Bomb threat locks down Albemarle High
Published on Jan 9th, 2007
2 comments County Police swarmed Albemarle High School today as the school went into a 50-minute lock down around 12:21pm following a phoned in bomb threat. No bomb was found. According to a release, the...
New Sheffield book remembers Renee
Published on Jan 8th, 2007
2 comments Former Charlottesville-based rock critic Rob Sheffield is still mourning. And understandably so. On May 11, 1997, his wife, Renee Crist, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. Her death left one...
Let’s play…name that park!
Published on Jan 8th, 2007
5 comments In November, the Hook reported on the City's plan to build a walking and biking trail/park/sculpture garden on a vacant swath of land along McIntire Road, Schenck's Branch creek, and the Recycling...
Big rigs dig I-81
Published on Jan 8th, 2007
3 comments Think Interstate 81 needs a mega-million facelift? A new survey finds truckers seem to like the road plenty already. In its December issue, Overdrive magazine, online at eTrucker.com, rated I-81...