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Man writes xmas song for troops
Published on Dec 6th, 2006
5 comments Charlottesville stage artist John Carden has written a Christmas song with arrangements by M.E. Forbes for American troops and their families. Carden, who during the day works at the hair salon he...
Wreck deprives Key Westers of phone for days
Published on Dec 5th, 2006
2 comments Imagine being without a phone for 24 hours. Now picture William and Marjorie Raney– who do not own cell phones– without a landline for five days. Sprint successor Embarq estimates that...
Copywrong: why can’t we take pix inside Monticello?
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
2 comments A November 27 post at the popular boingboing.net suggests that the reason visitors aren't allowed to take pictures inside Monticello is– get this– copyright law. But according to...
Was Albemarle First a ‘welfare agency’?
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
1 comments A former member of the Albemarle First Bank board of directors claims in a recent magazine article that the bank ran into trouble because of reckless lending that essentially made it a "welfare...
Stink’s demise? Authority to halt composting
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
0 comments There's been a big stink in the Woolen Mills neighborhood, but yesterday's action by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority may lessen the smells. As reported by the Daily Progress this morning, the...
‘Tis the (tree-ey) season
Published on Nov 20th, 2006
2 comments The Christmas trees have arrived– as seen in this 8am photo today at Ivy Corner, a horticultural shop in downtown Ivy. Driver Nathan Moles of Floyd-based Tree Transport says the evergreens...
Semper fi, meet super fab
Published on Nov 10th, 2006
2 comments If all goes as planned, our Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan will be getting a helping hand from an unexpected source back home: Charlottesville's own Club 216. In a press release, the dance club...
G’night 29
Published on Nov 8th, 2006
19 comments With 97 percent of precincts reporting and George Allen showing just the slimmest of leads– less than 1/4 of one percent– the NBC29 news anchor wished viewers a good night at midnight and...
9/11 monument has risen in Buena Vista
Published on Nov 3rd, 2006
0 comments Remember the star of our summer 2004 cover story about fiberglass wonders near Natural Bridge? Well, now that master of the roadside attraction, Mark Cline, has done a bit of remembering on his...
BZA rejects neighborhood appeal
Published on Nov 1st, 2006
1 comments No one could ever accuse Mark Haskins of not being persistent. At a October 26 Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, the Little High Neighborhood Association prez was at it again, arguing that Region Ten'...
New ‘herd’ of sculptures go up
Published on Nov 1st, 2006
1 comments The hook.net was on hand to see Brooklyn-based artist Wendy Klemperer installing her metal "Elk" sculptures along McIntire Road (click on video to watch!) this morning, which involved welding the...
Misdemeanor plea in Hickman killing
Published on Oct 31st, 2006
4 comments There's no dispute that Azlee Keller Hickman was murdered in a Carlton Avenue mobile home in March 2003. But despite witnesses testifying that they saw William Franklin "Billy" Marshall assault her...
Shadyac shows off two minutes of Evan
Published on Oct 30th, 2006
6 comments 1981 UVA grad Director Tom Shadyac admitted to a Newcomb Hall audience Saturday night that he: a) didn't choose Crozet out of love for his alma mater, b) can "almost promise" a Paramount premiere,...
Doggone new law
Published on Oct 30th, 2006
2 comments Though word seems to be spreading that there's a stricter leash law in Charlottesville's near future, that's actually not the case, says Holly Hatcher, whose dog was attacked by an off-leash pit bull...
Students get swanky gated community
Published on Oct 25th, 2006
7 comments A putting green. A movie theater. A billiards room. Three swimming pools with babes in bikinis... It sounds like a resort, and it is– a resort for students who can afford the many upscale...
Police seek Shifflett’s older brother
Published on Oct 23rd, 2006
31 comments Authorities want another Shifflett, a man police believe may want to exact revenge against law enforcement officers for shooting his little brother. The City Police Chief said today that officers...
Display represents lost lives
Published on Oct 20th, 2006
0 comments Today, in front of the Albemarle County Office building, 80 pairs of surplus combat boots with name tags were lined up like headstones along the sidewalk. The effect was no accident. They are meant...
Town handles 3 big events
Published on Oct 19th, 2006
0 comments The ESPN camera zoomed in on a screaming, orange-haired gonzo UVA fan leaning on a railing, and the announcer wisecracked that the fan would probably be heading to the Itzhak Perlman concert after...
Did serial rapist slip through cracks?
Published on Oct 19th, 2006
1 comments Captain Chip Harding started noticing something funny in the serial rapist investigation that's gone on since the first reported rape in 1997: Several "persons of interest" in the case didn't turn...
Shadyac to preview Evan Almighty at Film Fest
Published on Oct 16th, 2006
3 comments Usually October surprises are reserved for political campaigns and Major League baseball, but the Virginia Film Festival unveiled a surprise of its own this morning when it announced that Evan...
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