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Brennan's 223: County planner turns historic image-finder
Published on Mar 14th, 2012
0 comments At 34, historical preservationist and UVA grad Eryn Brennan knows Charlottesville almost as intimately as a decades-long resident. As co-author of Images of America: Charlottesville, Brennan’s...
eSuccess: How Jenny Gardiner bypassed the publishers
Published on Mar 14th, 2012
0 comments When we wrote about Jenny Gardiner back in 2008, she'd just published her first book, Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, a chick-lit title that she marketed like mad. For all her efforts, and despite a pair...
Quake casualty: Fellini's #9 welcomes new chef
Published on Mar 13th, 2012
0 comments   More Italian cuisine news • Bella's on West Main has set March 23 as its opening date. Turns out last year's earthquake has brought us some hearty Italian food. As Fellini's #9 recently...
Only 30: In America… and she needs a kidney
Published on Mar 1st, 2012
15 comments By Brittany Gamble It’s 11am, and Tihana Macakanja has just spent two and a half hours hooked to a machine; and even after the procedure ends, she's facing a 15-minute drive home. It's an arduous...
Melted dream: Simpson's snowmobile race hopes dashed
Published on Feb 29th, 2012
0 comments Prior story • Simpson's folly? Nelsonian gets serious about Alaska race Russ Simpson, the Nelson County man who vowed to race a snowmobile across the icy wilds of Alaska in search of adventure for...
Going weekly: 'History Guys' hit the radio big time
Published on Feb 3rd, 2012
1 comments The wisecracking trio of UVA-affiliated academics who bring history to life through the radio program BackStory with the American History Guys will soon be giving Car Talk hosts Click and Clack a run...
Final days: Emails show VQR's 'awkward workplace scenario'
Published on Jan 20th, 2012
21 comments "At this point, frankly, I feel I have little protection offered by the University, and I see little or no evidence of any oversight of Ted [Genoways] by the University." – Kevin Morrissey in...
Pam Melampy: Clerk candidate dies from aneurysm
Published on Jan 17th, 2012
3 comments It started as a really bad headache over the weekend. By Monday, January 16, Pam Collier Melampy was dead from an aneurysm, says her sister, Albemarle Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Collier Shipp....
Observer founder Kay Peaslee has died
Published on Jan 14th, 2012
1 comments Less than two years after moving to Indianapolis, Kay Peaslee, the founder of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Observer, a weekly paper whose muckraking set a standard for 1980s and 1990s...
Simpson's folly? Nelsonian gets serious about Alaska race
Published on Jan 12th, 2012
3 comments After more than a generation as the unofficial ambassador of Nelson County, Russ Simpson suddenly finds himself unrecognizable. The proprietor of a popular roadside stand along U.S. 29 has recently...
Broken beauty: The lofty life and tragic death of Linda Doig
Published on Jan 4th, 2012
29 comments "She had further to fall than I did," says the wiry, bearded man, gesturing to his companion on a beat-up sofa. Next to him sits a tall but weathered blond who nods in agreement and asks the man to...
Expansion: Peter Chang readies for Richmond
Published on Jan 4th, 2012
3 comments America's most sought-after Chinese chef is moving forward on a plan to open a restaurant near Richmond in the Short Pump area. "We've already started construction," says Gen Lee, business partner to...
A remembrance: Alicia Bowler Lugo
Published on Jan 2nd, 2012
8 comments My daughter was 11 when she told me, “I want to meet Alicia.” I had talked about my boss, but I guess I never realized how much, until my young Margaret wanted to meet her based on my larger-than-...
Person of the year: Ken Boyd. King of the road... and the midnight vote
Published on Dec 15th, 2011
18 comments If Ken Boyd's entire political career were an Aesop's fable, he'd be the slow-and-steady tortoise. But when the opportunity arose earlier this year, the usually mild-mannered Republican maneuvered...
Person of the year: The runners up
Published on Dec 15th, 2011
51 comments  Images in slideshow GIL HARRINGTONWhen the remains of her daughter Morgan were discovered on a southern Albemarle County farm nearly two years ago, Gil Harrington could have let searing anguish...
Very Veronica: Unclothed Occupy protester explains why
Published on Dec 6th, 2011
28 comments The woman whose nude protest and arrest sparked questions in the final moments of the Occupy Charlottesville encampment says she's a little surprised by the attention but definitely not regretful....
How completely awesome is Earl Hamner Jr.?
Published on Dec 3rd, 2011
3 comments Watch this video of the Today show reunion of the cast of The Waltons, the tv show he created 40 years ago, read Lisa Provence's 2003 interview, and decide for yourself.
Family tragedy: Mother charged in crash that kills daughter, ex-husband
Published on Nov 15th, 2011
18 comments Twenty-year-old Amber Leigh Johnson is known for her friendliness and her smile. Her photograph captures that, and it seems jarring to be on the obituary page. The smile is the first thing her boss,...
Huguely hearing: Mum on medical records, no TV in court
Published on Nov 7th, 2011
15 comments On Monday, November 7, the public got a taste of what's to come during a hearing on motions concerning the medical records of slain UVA student Yeardley Love. As attorney for alleged killer George...
'Natural Selection': Meanie 'Hangover' actress plays nice
Published on Nov 3rd, 2011
5 comments Rachael Harris can play mean, and in the 2009 smash hit Hangover, she plays really mean as Melissa, the girlfriend of Ed Helms' character, Stu. "My agent was getting calls for me to play the shrew,"...
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