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Wheelchair video to be released
Published on Jan 7th, 2008
42 comments The dash-cam video showing an Albemarle Police cruiser striking wheelchair pedestrian Gerry Mitchell is set to be released at 4pm today, according to Albemarle County Police spokesperson Lt. John...
Charge dropped, Mitchell hospitalized
Published on Jan 3rd, 2008
17 comments This morning, the jaywalking charge against Gerry Mitchell, the wheelchair pedestrian who was ticketed in the hospital emergency room after being struck by a police cruiser, was officially dropped...
Charlottesville native manages Ft. Myers
Published on Jan 3rd, 2008
1 comments Former local William "Billy" Mitchell has been hired as the first full-time city manager for Ft. Myers, Florida. Mitchell, who graduated from Burley High School in 1966, worked as assistant city...
Halsey Minor buys Carter’s Grove
Published on Dec 22nd, 2007
7 comments The historic Carter's Grove plantation, recently listed for sale by the Colonial Williamsburg foundation, is getting purchased by Charlottesville native gazillionaire Halsey Minor. Now living mostly...
Worrell saves earth for $1,095 a night
Published on Dec 20th, 2007
0 comments Tom Worrell, former member of the UVA Board of Visitors and former owner of a newspaper chain featuring the Daily Progress, is now trying to save the globe with an upscale resort and spa in Taos, New...
Holland refunds brother money to ECU
Published on Dec 19th, 2007
1 comments Former UVA basketball coach and athletic director Terry Holland finds himself embroiled in a minor controversy at his current job as AD at East Carolina University. The Greenville, North Carolina,...
Austin-Silva 911 tape released
Published on Dec 18th, 2007
6 comments Three weeks after Richard Silva and Blair Austin were acquitted of charges relating to their September 29 encounter with a Charlottesville police officer in a downtown crosswalk, a 911 call made by a...
Locals back Mitchell, Longo speaks
Published on Dec 18th, 2007
0 comments Some local residents spoke on behalf of Gerry Mitchell at last night's City Council meeting, including pedestrian activist Kevin Cox. And yesterday, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo weighed in...
Stevie Jay returns after three years
Published on Dec 17th, 2007
3 comments Heeeeee's baaaaack! After a nearly three-year absence touring all over the U.S. and the U.K., Charlottesville-based performance artist Stevie Jay and his one-man show, Life, Love, Sex, Death and...
Cubbage saw baseball’s steroid era up close
Published on Dec 14th, 2007
2 comments When former senator George Mitchell unveiled the findings of his 20-month investigation into steroid use in Major League Baseball, many fans were caught off-guard, but Charlottesville native Mike...
Deeds announces run for governor
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
5 comments Charlottesville's state senator, Creigh Deeds, who last ran for statewide office in 2005 in a bruising race for attorney general and narrowly lost by 327 votes to Republican Bob McDonnell. Deeds'...
Have a very Barbie Christmas
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
0 comments We noticed an unusual Christmas tree in the window of the Consignment House on the Downtown Mall this morning–- adorned with hundreds of Barbie dolls, hair rollers, disposable razors, and other...
Two pubs end publication
Published on Dec 12th, 2007
1 comments December 7 not only commemorated Pearl Harbor, it also marked the end of two long-time local papers: Inside UVA and Informed People Are Better People. Over at Fontaine Research Park, the mood was...
Gov. Kaine visits today
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
1 comments Governor Tim Kaine (D-Va.) rolls in to town today, December 10, to check out one of UVA's Eco-Mod houses at 223 4th Street SW and cut a ribbon, then it's off to visit the folks at the Virginia...
Local swim coach collapses, dies
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
5 comments NBC 29 is reporting that Albemarle High School swimming coach, Kyle Wilson, died suddenly this morning when he collapsed at a swim meet in Annapolis, Maryland. No cause of death has been determined....
Hysterical historians? ‘tasteless’ history blog disappears
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
2 comments City Councilor Kendra Hamilton thought it was a "great idea," and fellow councilor Dave Norris called it a "wonderful new blog." "I'm adding Hysterical Society to my blogroll," wrote Norris in a...
Wheelchair pedestrian case continued
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
87 comments One month after he was struck by a police cruiser in a crosswalk– and then ticketed– artist Gerry Mitchell appeared in Charlottesville District Court this morning to face charges of...
Spring Creek ranked #1 new course by Golf Digest
Published on Dec 4th, 2007
0 comments Golf Digest just named the Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville, Virginia the number #1 new public golf course in America under $75. Course designer Ed Carton, whose other Virginia design (he...
Bruce tickets go on sale this Friday
Published on Dec 3rd, 2007
2 comments According to JPJ's website, tickets for Bruce Springsteen's April 30 show in Charlottesville will go on sale this Friday at 10am. Tickets are going for between $67 and $97. So how long will it take...
DMB bassist’s house burns
Published on Nov 29th, 2007
6 comments Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard's house on Morgantown Road was consumed by fire this morning around 7am, NBC 29 is reporting. Lessard and his son were in the house but escaped without...
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