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2006’s top stories podcasted
Published on Jan 8th, 2007
0 comments From Fork Union Military Academy to Evan Almighty to Lethal Wrecker... all the way to the cat shooting and the release of convicted killer Andrew Alston, this was a year of big news. Hook editor...
Java Java to open Downtown
Published on Jan 5th, 2007
3 comments Look out Mudhouse, another Internet enabled coffee lounge is coming to the Downtown Mall. Featuring organic, fair-trade coffees, 1800 square feet of space with wooden tables, comfy chairs, and a...
A new green party arrives
Published on Jan 5th, 2007
0 comments With relatively little fanfare, a full-service salad bar run by the growing national franchise Salad Creations has opened on the downtown mall on Fifth Street, around the corner from The Melting...
Neighborhood’s persistence pays off: Woolen Mills to get historic survey
Published on Jan 5th, 2007
1 comments If there were a City award for neighborhood activism, the Woolen Mills residents would win it hands down. From stinky sewers, to leash laws, to trail paving, trail painting, dam removal, road...
Goode meets Muslim congressman
Published on Jan 4th, 2007
2 comments For the last two weeks, the names of Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) and the nation's first Muslim congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) have been linked in the national discourse. Controversy and even...
Boyd chosen new Supes’ chair
Published on Jan 3rd, 2007
0 comments Albemarle County's Board of Supervisors has new chair, and it's Ken Boyd, the man who has been representing the Rivanna District since 2003. The move came today, County spokesperson Lee Catlin...
But it’s TJ’s Koran!
Published on Jan 3rd, 2007
6 comments The latest in the flap over Representative Virgil Goode's controversial remarks about the Koran is that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has obtained a Koran owned by Thomas...
Tea Bazaar to open in Staunton
Published on Jan 2nd, 2007
1 comments Coming soon to Staunton: an assortment of delicious beverages and an unbridled passion for eclectic indie rock. Well, maybe slightly bridled. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar founder Matteus Frankovich...
They’re live… on yer laptop
Published on Jan 2nd, 2007
0 comments City Council comes alive... on your computer. Take Kevin Lynch (shown here) for instance. You can actually watch him debate the City housing policy and whether a penny of the property tax or 20...
More pricey condos in Hoo-ville
Published on Dec 29th, 2006
1 comments Tis the season for another mammoth condo in student-ville. Three days before Christmas, "The Barringer at Monroe Lane" held a topping-off ceremony to celebrate the final piece of structural steel on...
Richmond music critics: Charlottesville shows rock!
Published on Dec 28th, 2006
8 comments As you may have noticed, every magazine or newspaper you pick up this week is running their ââ?¬Ë?06 almanac issue. The news, the people, the trends, and the events that shaped another year past. Of...
Musician ‘Slate Hill Phil’ dies
Published on Dec 27th, 2006
7 comments While the death of James Brown grabbed headlines, the Charlottesville music scene is mourning one of its own, a young man who helped shape the local blues and bluegrass scenes: Phillip Allen...
Calling all architects: City to sponsor design competition for Water Street parking lots
Published on Dec 21st, 2006
9 comments In early December, Neighborhood Development chief Jim Tolbert quietly issued a request for proposals to manage a nation-wide juried design competition for the Water Street parking lots. According to...
Smiling car killer Payne gets 46 years
Published on Dec 15th, 2006
0 comments There was no smile on Crozet native Kelly Dinelle Payne's face when Richmond Circuit Court Judge Beverly Snukals sentenced the two-time drunk-driving killer to 46 years behind bars, according to the...
Pursue: A brand for Charlottesville
Published on Dec 14th, 2006
8 comments It's not quite "Virginia is for lovers," but the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled the fruits of a 22-month, roughly $65,000 branding strategy this morning at a...
UVA: No Heritage Rep in ‘07
Published on Dec 14th, 2006
0 comments UVA has announced that the construction around Culbreth Theater means no Heritage Repertory Theater this summer. Heritage, an annual array of Broadway-style plays geared to older audiences, has...
Camblos: “There will be no criminal charges filed..”
Published on Dec 13th, 2006
17 comments According to a late afternoon news release, Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos has decided not to file criminal charges against the two Charlottesville police officers involved in the October 20...
Supes gun for new law
Published on Dec 12th, 2006
1 comments Eight months after her death, the legacy of Carmen the cat may be determined at a work session tomorrow, December 13, as the Albemarle Board of Supervisors considers whether to amend the county gun...
DMB takes Europe
Published on Dec 12th, 2006
1 comments Dave Matthews Band may be one of the biggest touring acts in the nation, but across the pond? Let's just say they don't have quite the draw. The band may be hoping to change that with its 2007 tour...
Shifflett moved from rehab to jail
Published on Dec 12th, 2006
0 comments Elvis Gene Shifflett, who was shot by Charlottesville police following a manhunt on October 20, has been transfered from UVA's HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital to the Albemarle Charlottesville...