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Calhoun on YouTube’s homepage
Published on Feb 12th, 2008
0 comments [youtube width="225" height="150"]NawDCPnmt1w[/youtube]It's already been viewed over 210,000 times, and since the Gordonsvillian's win at the Grammys, Ann Marie Calhoun's YouTube audition to play...
Mitch Van Yahres Dies
Published on Feb 9th, 2008
4 comments Former Delegate Mitch Van Yahres died Friday due to complications from lung surgery. He was 81. Van Yahres was a state delegate from the 57th District for 24 years before retiring in 2005. He was...
Get read by Grisham–enter the Hook Fiction Contest!
Published on Feb 5th, 2008
0 comments The deadline for the Hook's annual fiction contest is only 8 days away! And once again, best-selling author John Grisham is our judge. There's also $1000 in cash prizes. So what are you waiting for...
ESPN: Long will go second
Published on Feb 4th, 2008
3 comments Now that the Super Bowl is over, the eyes of pro pigskin prognosticators turn to April's NFL Draft, and if the early predictions pan out, UVA defensive end Chris Long's name will be called early....
Grisham answers the call
Published on Jan 31st, 2008
1 comments Local author John Grisham answers God's call after getting one from Jimmy Carter, then answers questions from Bill Moyers–and gets to promote his new book, too!
Changing of the guard
Published on Jan 31st, 2008
0 comments Albemarle's new police spokesman, Lieutenant Todd Hopwood, right, meets the press along with the outgoing public information officer, newly promoted acting Captain John Teixeira. A Loudoun County...
Moore keeps yukkin’ on screens big and small
Published on Jan 31st, 2008
0 comments Less than a year after he first shocked late-night cable TV audiences as part of the New York-based comedy troupe the Whitest Kids U' Know, former Louisa County resident and Covenant School alum...
CavDaily lauds Sheffield reading
Published on Jan 31st, 2008
1 comments Former Charlottesville-based rock critic Rob Sheffield, still mourning after the unexpected and way-too-young 1997 death of his wife, gave a reading last week reviewed this morning by the Cavalier...
Hook short story judge releases new book
Published on Jan 30th, 2008
3 comments Covesville resident John Grisham released The Appeal yesterday, his first legal thriller in three years. "I don't think I'll ever get too far away from legal thrillers," says Grisham. "There are a...
Once-semi-local Kingston Trio member dies
Published on Jan 25th, 2008
2 comments January 26 Update: WINA radio journalist Chris Callahan says he recalls that Stewart and family dwelt during that era in Buckingham, near the Yogaville ashram that drew them to Central Virginia...
Mo Jones returns to City work
Published on Jan 23rd, 2008
12 comments Two and a half years after bolting City employment for the semi-private sector (as the chief fund-raiser for UVA's Miller Center), Maurice "Mo" Jones is returning as the assistant city manager....
Jack Fisk nominated for an Oscar
Published on Jan 22nd, 2008
1 comments Look out, Sissy Spacek. You may not be the only Oscar winner living in your own house for much longer. Jack Fisk, a.k.a. Mr. Sissy Spacek, has won an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction, for his...
Monitoring extended for Rice
Published on Jan 18th, 2008
8 comments Should Darrell David Rice be subjected to as much as 12 months additional GPS monitoring and more stringent restrictions on his access to pornography? Today, Federal Court Judge Norman K. Moon...
Snap ‘o the day: Bagpiper
Published on Jan 18th, 2008
0 comments Norm Weaver, who has been playing the bagpipe for 30 years, plays outside a funeral at Hill & Wood on this chilly morning. "I started because it gives my wife peace and quiet," he says. Peace...
I am not a neo-Nazi: Strom pleads to kid porn
Published on Jan 14th, 2008
10 comments Protesting descriptions of himself in the media as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist, Kevin Alfred Strom, 51, pleaded guilty today to one count of possession of child pornography in U.S. District...
Wahooptie offers phat ride
Published on Jan 11th, 2008
9 comments They're hard to miss: two 15-year old Lincoln Town Car stretch limos, one bright green, the other bright orange, with 'Wahooptie' written in large 3-D letters on the side panels. What the heck is a...
Lucy to step down
Published on Jan 10th, 2008
1 comments Dry-witted city planning commission chair Bill Lucy will step down March 13, Charlottesville Tommorrow reports. Lucy, a UVA architecture professor of urban and environmental planning who joined the...
Death of a sheriff
Published on Jan 8th, 2008
0 comments The funeral of former Albemarle Sheriff George Bailey will be held tomorrow at 2:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal in Ivy. Bailey, who served as county sheriff for 17 years, died January 4 at age 80....
Willie Nelson covers Dave
Published on Jan 8th, 2008
4 comments Further advancing the reputation of Charlottesville's most famous ex-bartender, country music icon Willie Nelson has covered a Dave Matthews song. On the pony-tailed troubadour's forthcoming covers...
Wheelchair video released
Published on Jan 7th, 2008
50 comments Albemarle County Police released the dash-cam video tape shot from the front of Officer Gregory C. Davis' patrol car when he struck wheelchair pedestrian Gerry Mitchell in a West Main Street...