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More trouble for Kinkade
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments Jeff Spinello opened his Kinkade-based gallery on the Downtown Mall in May 1999 and closed it in November 2003. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO There's more trouble for Thomas Kinkade, the famous "...
Fence cutting cuts barriers
Published on Aug 29th, 2006
1 comments The fence that had long separated the 10th and Page and Venable neighborhoods was symbolically and practically cut open on Monday, August 28 in a ceremony at the new Hope Community Center on 11th...
Record water use leads to warning
Published on Aug 25th, 2006
8 comments The chief of the Rivanna Water and Sewer authority told reporters yesterday that water use is spiking amid low rainfall conditions and that residents should voluntarily conserve or soon face the...
Guilty: cat shooter gets 10 days
Published on Aug 22nd, 2006
2 comments George and Kathy Seymour pointed out that in seven years of selling 2,000 cars, they've never before been hauled into court PHOTO BY WILLIAM WALKER It was a shot heard 'round the county,...
Mr. Feces and the Harveys’ killer both reined in
Published on Aug 18th, 2006
0 comments Jurors in Richmond required little time yesterday– just 30 minutes– to convict Ricky Javon Gray in the horrific New Year's Day murder of an artistic family that included Bryan Harvey who...
Harvey trial under way
Published on Aug 17th, 2006
0 comments Eight months after the brutal New Year's Day slayings of beloved musician Bryan Harvey, his wife Kathryn, and their two daughters, Stella and Ruby, the trial for their alleged murderer, Ricky Javon...
‘Not guilty’ verdict in bomber case
Published on Aug 16th, 2006
7 comments Jurors delivered a harsh rebuke tonight to prosecutors in the trial of a a 13-year-old alleged bombing conspirator who was supposedly part of a plot to murder students and reduce two local high...
Reading the Census leaves
Published on Aug 15th, 2006
2 comments Okay, all you data junkies”Šthe Census Bureau has released the first part of its 2005 community survey data for the Charlottesville area, which includes Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna...
Transit center toilets to open!
Published on Aug 11th, 2006
3 comments There may be lots of potty talk tonight at Fridays After Five, but it's not because a swarm of toddlers is taking over the venue: at 5pm, the brand spanking new public restrooms at the Transit Center...
1870 House Destroyed
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
1 comments Fire destroyed the 1870 home of Warren Guthrie and Holly Dilatush-Guthrie at 5539 Stony Point Road Thursday afternoon, August 10. According to County spokesperson Lee Catlin, two dogs in the two-...
Progress coaxes hearing in bomb case….but little else
Published on Aug 9th, 2006
11 comments The Daily Progress is reporting that Albemarle County Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr. has ordered a hearing to discuss the possibility of opening the case of one of the teens convicted of plotting to blow...
Lawyer: Lethal near bankruptcy
Published on Aug 4th, 2006
5 comments Lethal Wrecker is back in the news again, and this time it's pleading bankruptcy– well, almost. Readers may remember that 2003-2005 were banner years for dust-ups involving Lethal Wrecker and...
The Pointe: County densification continues
Published on Aug 3rd, 2006
2 comments Yesterday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved rezoning for North Pointe, the 264 acre proposed development along 29N just past the airport that will add 900 new homes and 500,000...
Allen’s law pad falls in Montalto demo
Published on Aug 1st, 2006
1 comments The first demolitions on top of Brown's Mountain have begun, and Senator George Allen's favorite law school pad has crashed. "We're tearing down this and two other structures that are in so-so...
Local farmer shut down by authorities
Published on Jul 26th, 2006
5 comments Albemarle lauds its agricultural heritage. In Scottsville, Dave Matthews has an organic farm. A few miles away, another farmer was looking at a bumper crop this year, until police swooped in July 25...
The Charlottesville School of Rock�nothing your parents would hate
Published on Jul 24th, 2006
0 comments Forget Nashville, Memphis, or New Orleans”Šaccording to a recent article in the Kansas City Star’s Sunday Living Section, Athens, Chapel Hill, and Charlottesville are the new Southern musical meccas...
Fake bomb phone robber still at large
Published on Jul 11th, 2006
1 comments If you happened to be driving past Pantops Mountain last Saturday, July 8 you may have noticed a sea of yellow police tape around the Sun Trust Bank and a veritable army of law enforcement up and...
Hook on the radio
Published on Jul 6th, 2006
0 comments Thanks to the Charlottesville Podcasting Network and WINA radio 1070 AM, you can hear the Hook editor chat about various hot topics: bad locally filmed movies, how the Omni hotel cost the taxpayers...
Jefferson in Paris
Published on Jul 5th, 2006
0 comments July 4 is always a big day for the Declaration of Independence author, when new American citizens are sworn in at Monticello each year. Thomas Jefferson made the scene in Paris this 4th of July,...
Mall mavens unite!
Published on Jun 30th, 2006
0 comments Mall mavens unite! The Downtown Mall's biggest backers are due at City Hall in just over an hour, and you should be there. You can ask them if their vision was great, or if time simply healed all...