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Lethal pays up
Published on Oct 13th, 2006
2 comments There's good news for 21 aggrieved local drivers who'd been overcharged by Lethal Wrecker: the checks are in the mail. Though Lethal's Richmond-based attorney William Tiller had hinted in court in...
No more flashers
Published on Oct 13th, 2006
3 comments Following a citizen complaint, the city's cracking down on flashing this week– flashing traffic lights, that is. This Sunday, October 15, downtown traffic signals on Market and Water streets...
Principal scores award
Published on Oct 13th, 2006
1 comments It was an assembly like no other for Burnley-Moran elementary school principal Daphne Keiser, who says receiving the $25,000 National Educator Award yesterday from the Milken Family Foundation was...
Rabid bobcat strikes Fluvanna
Published on Oct 10th, 2006
1 comments One or more people are undergoing a series of rabies shots in Fluvanna County, where a bobcat recently tested positive for the virus, according to Thomas Jefferson Health District spokesperson Jeff...
Sisson seeks extras
Published on Oct 10th, 2006
0 comments Those who missed their shot at fame and glory when the big budget Evan Almighty was shooting in Crozet earlier this year have a second chance at silver screen immortality. Disconnected, a new...
Evan’s Almighty dollar
Published on Oct 10th, 2006
2 comments For months, the filming of Evan Almighty out in Crozet was the talk of the town. Now the film’s ballooning budget is the talk of Hollywood. According the Los Angeles Times, the film’s cost will reach...
Route 29 to become Wahoo Highway?
Published on Oct 9th, 2006
4 comments Kudos to Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow for staying to the end of an October 4 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting (a feat in itself!) to bring us this little gem: apparently,...
Skimpy crowds at fall Foxfield
Published on Sep 26th, 2006
0 comments Has the anti-drinking crowd succeeded in crushing Foxfield? On Sunday, the quiet fields, line-less port-a-johns, and absence of vehicular traffic seemed to tell a story. Indeed, according to...
JADE makes undercover ecstasy bust
Published on Sep 21st, 2006
0 comments Last night, the Jade Task Force (the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force) seized 1000 Ecstasy tablets with a street vale of $25,000 during an undercover operation in the 1700 block area of...
CDC reports on meningitis case
Published on Sep 19th, 2006
0 comments The UVA fourth-year student who died of bacterial meningitis last week had Strain B, the least infectious strain of the disease, the Centers for Disease Control reported on Monday. The news is what...
Architects for new Crozet Library chosen
Published on Sep 19th, 2006
1 comments On the steps of the main branch on East Market Street Thursday, September 21, at 10am, officials from Albemarle County and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will announce that they have...
Sally Hemings dissed again
Published on Sep 19th, 2006
6 comments Sally Hemings was buried again last night. The former property and paramour of the third president, who is likely interred by the site of a wide city road, was shoveled under in favor of a...
Gas prices high? Yes, but…
Published on Sep 15th, 2006
1 comments If you've tuned in to the morning show on WINA news radio in the past few days, you've likely heard hosts Jay James and Jane Foy bemoaning the high gasoline prices in this area and talking about...
Biscuit Run sculptor dies
Published on Sep 13th, 2006
2 comments David Breeden, the soapstone sculptor of Biscuit Run and patriarch of a clan that includes seven offspring, died Tuesday of heart failure at age 68, according to his obituary in the Daily Progress....
It’ll be cold day in… Monticello closes for Khatami
Published on Sep 8th, 2006
1 comments Monticello plans to close tomorrow morning for three hours, at the height of the weekend tourist rush, for a visit from former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami. "We do realize that visits of this...
Locally-set Swedish Auto to open Film Festival
Published on Sep 8th, 2006
0 comments Following in the grand tradition of the Golden Globe-winning The Four Seasons, the James-Spader-and-John-Cusack-starring True Colors and even the Alan Smithee-directed Morgan Stewart's Coming Home,...
Supes put off new gun law
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
5 comments Gun lovers have a little more time to fire at will in rural zoned areas of Albemarle County. At last night's board of supervisor's meeting, supes decided they needed more information before creating...
Good afternoon; school’s closed
Published on Sep 1st, 2006
1 comments With the National Weather Service's local forecast calling for wind gusts up to 50 mph and possible flash flooding, both Charlottesville City and Albemarle County will close schools early today. "We...
Good morning; it’s wet
Published on Sep 1st, 2006
1 comments You gotta love hurricane season– it's predictable. They said it was gonna rain today, and then you wake up and, by George, it's raining. What you really gotta love, though, is the Weather...
Sparky’s deluge: Ernesto cancels Fridays
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments Tomorrow's Fridays after 5 concert has been cancelled due to the heavy rains expected as the storm called Ernesto barrels north through Central Virginia. The headliner was to be Sparky's Flaw, which...