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The week in review
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
5 comments Greatest disparity in sentencing in Lousia: Remone J. Houchens robs, brutally beats and blinds an 87-year-old woman and is sentenced June 1 to 30 years. That same day, Canadian Alan Sauve, 48, is...
Why Waldorf? No vaccines lets measles hit hard
Published on Jun 6th, 2011
79 comments Did they fear an autism link or were they adhering to the Waldorf school founder's opposition to vaccines? Whatever their reason, the parents of the measles-infected Charlottesville Waldorf...
Person dead after train encounter in Scottsville
Published on Jun 1st, 2011
21 comments An eastbound train and a person who may have been dead, unconscious, or simply lying on train tracks in Scottsville made for a grisly scene Wednesday morning. Officials were called to Ferry Street,...
After three decades, Corner Market folds
Published on May 10th, 2011
41 comments Say it ain't so! After thirty years, a Corner landmark has quietly vanished: the Corner Market at 1411 University Avenue. The phone has been disconnected, the contents have been emptied, and we've...
SRO time: The Crossings begins its rise downtown
Published on May 3rd, 2011
26 comments The Crossings, an apartment complex designed to prevent the phenomenon of "Million Dollar Murray," has begun its rise at the corner of Preston Avenue and Fourth Street. In a 2006 New Yorker article (...
Shenandoah unburned: Rain, humidity cancel planned Park fire
Published on May 2nd, 2011
4 comments  A planned burn of 500 acres in the Jarman's Gap area of Shenandoah National Park that was to commence Sunday was canceled due to weather, says Park spokesperson Barb Stewart, who had announced...
Appeal play: McIntire plan still calls for nixing softball
Published on Apr 29th, 2011
34 comments As Yogi Berra liked to say, "It ain't over 'til it's over." While softball enthusiasts at McIntire Park may think the fields are safe, the City's master plan for the park still calls for their...
Save McIntire? YMCA suit dismissed, but fight continues
Published on Apr 27th, 2011
50 comments As the song goes, it's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A. But apparently it's no picnic building one. After six years of planning, the Piedmont Family YMCA's plan for a new $15 million, 72,000-square-foot...
Snap: Action on the Rivanna River
Published on Apr 20th, 2011
6 comments This is actually pre-flood fun on the Rivanna River.
Slice cuts in
Published on Apr 18th, 2011
3 comments Look out, local pizza makers! Vinny Mastellone is gunning for you. The restaurateur known for running Vinny's across from Albemarle High School (and for owning Greene County's oldest running...
Flood fatalities: How two people drowned in Waynesboro
Published on Apr 18th, 2011
3 comments There were reports of microburst damage in Free Union, but the Charlottesville side of the Blue Ridge escaped mortal carnage in the well-predicted flooding that canceled the Dogwood Festival Parade...
Time for us to help the Haven
Published on Apr 7th, 2011
0 comments Several years ago, a homeless man died one night from the freezing cold. This mobilized local churches to form a cooperative organization called P.A.C.E.M. On a rotating basis, many churches would...
The week in review
Published on Apr 5th, 2011
3 comments Most alleged pervs: Five men are arrested for soliciting children for sex in a Louisa, Albemarle, and Charlottesville police sting, and four are charged with using a communications system to solicit...
JPA bridge: Closed until September... 2012
Published on Apr 4th, 2011
46 comments The nearly 80-year-old bridge carrying Jefferson Park Avenue over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks closed down Monday, April 4 for the first phase of the bridge's replacement. While walkers, who...
Broken trust: Sex allegations against therapist prompt investigation
Published on Apr 4th, 2011
29 comments Patients came to him in their darkest hours, going through divorce, struggling with substance abuse, perhaps grieving over the loss of a loved one. But while some call Albemarle County social worker...
The Great Wave off Avon Street
Published on Apr 1st, 2011
13 comments A graffiti artist has transformed one of the abutments of the old Belmont Bridge into an updated rendition of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," the most famous print by 18th and 19th Century Japanese...
Shaken ground: Sendai left deep impressions
Published on Mar 31st, 2011
0 comments We arrived in Sendai in June. It was early summer, not too hot, and this city of a million welcomed us in its own way. Quietly, people helped my husband and me find an apartment, a recycle shop for...
Brick house
Published on Mar 24th, 2011
1 comments The house associated with the Rives Street store was torn down last week.~Bill Emory puts up a new photo every day at billemory.com/blog.
Meadowcreek Interceptor creating potential hazard
Published on Mar 16th, 2011
8 comments The Meadowcreek Interceptor, an underground project to funnel feces across the city, may have created a hazardous situation in one neighborhood. NBC29 has the story of an open, unprotected pit in a...
Happy campers: Commission smiles on pool-to-camp plan
Published on Feb 26th, 2011
20 comments Field Camp founder Todd Barnett is one step closer to buying the historic Blue Ridge Swim Club after the Albemarle County Planning Commission recommended approval of a special use permit February 22...