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Cox named Director of Design at NEA
Published on Oct 9th, 2007
0 comments UVA professor of Architecture and past Charlottesville mayor Maurice Cox has been appointed director of design for the National Endowment for the Arts, according to a UVA press release. During his...
Tragic trifecta: 3rd Shifflett sought
Published on Oct 8th, 2007
3 comments A third brother in the family notorious for dodging felony warrants is now being sought by Albemarle County Police, according to a report on NBC29. Nearly a year ago, authorities conducted manhunts...
Grisham sued by DA over The Innocent Man
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments On Friday, two men featured in best-selling author John Grisham's non-fiction debut The Innocent Man filed suit against Charlottesville's most famous scribe and his publisher in Eastern Oklahoma...
Apologizing robber gets 11 years
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments On October 1, Bank robbery apologist Jeffery Alan Adams, 38, was sentenced to 11 years and three months on October 1 for attempting to rob the Union Bank & Trust on the Downtown Mall. As you may...
No-knock police raid surprises local journalist
Published on Oct 1st, 2007
11 comments Update 10/3/07: According to Charlottesville Police Captain Bryant Bibb, officers were responding to a 911 call from someone in Tubbs' Harmon Hammond Street neighborhood who had reported an attempted...
Pork bust: Local farmers arrested
Published on Sep 27th, 2007
11 comments The owners of the Double H Farm in Nelson County, Richard Bean, 62, and Jean Rinaldi, 60, were arrested last Friday, September 21 for violating FDA regulations regarding the processing and labeling...
Blues ‘genius’ Corey Harris wins big grant
Published on Sep 25th, 2007
5 comments Musicians like Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and even the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA have been dubbed "genius," but none has the paperwork to justify the title like Corey Harris. The local blues musician...
Richmond City Hall turns freak show
Published on Sep 22nd, 2007
2 comments Boredom never stands a chance when L. Douglas Wilder is running the show, but his City Hall in Richmond has soared to new heights... or new lows, according to these stories in Style Weekly and the...
Mr. Monticello, Dan Jordan, to exit
Published on Sep 21st, 2007
1 comments Perhaps no man since a certain "Sage" has one man been more closely associated with Monticello than longtime head Dan Jordan, but Jordan plans to say farewell next year. He has set November 1, 2008...
Depp-arated at birth?
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
0 comments Some who saw William Beebe leave the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail this morning wondered if he'd had any inspiration for his "dramatic" makeover. The answer might lie in The Ninth Gate, a...
Freedom for Beebe
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
0 comments Just after 8am this morning, a virtually unrecognizable William N. Beebe left the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail after serving less than six months for his role in a 1984 UVA fraternity...
Richmond or DC? Warner to reveal plans on Thursday
Published on Sep 11th, 2007
0 comments Since Senator John Warner (R) announced he would not seek a sixth term as Virginia's senior member in the world's most deliberative body, Democrats from Alexandria to Bristol have been salivating at...
Message in a blog-le: Police to hit JPJ
Published on Sep 10th, 2007
4 comments The biggest secret in town is officially out: the Police's reunion tour is coming to the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville November 6. And not coincidentally, the man in charge of the tour,...
Warner toys with Senate run
Published on Sep 7th, 2007
1 comments Former Governor Mark Warner refused to reveal to Darden students Friday whether he's running for the U.S. Senate– or his old job as governor. He did promise to announce his candidacy for one...
Sen. Warner says big goodbye
Published on Aug 31st, 2007
4 comments Emerging from a Pavilion on the Lawn a little before 2pm today accompanied by his third wife, Jeanne Vander Myde, and a cluster of aides, Virginia Senator John Warner circled the Rotunda and...
Military mom speaks out
Published on Aug 31st, 2007
2 comments Mary Hanna, mother of Iraq war veteran and activist Evan Knappenberger, read a prepared statement from the front porch of her Woodbrook home Friday morning, speaking out against the practice of...
Unhappy anniversary: 2 years after Katrina
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
6 comments Not only is Carolyn Brooks' house gone, her whole neighborhood is gone– still devastated two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast. Brooks left her home in New Orleans' Lower...
Music scene: Hogwallers to stop Sunday gigs
Published on Aug 28th, 2007
5 comments Update/Clarification 8/31/07: The Hogwaller Ramblers are NOT breaking up. While the post below, and the news short that appears in this week's print edition of the Hook seems to suggest the Ramblers...
Civil War (the series) ends
Published on Aug 24th, 2007
2 comments For years, listeners in the vast WVTF broadcast area have awakened at 6:50 every Friday morning to the dulcet, southside Virginia accent of Dr. James "Bud" Robertson, Virginia Tech distinguished...
Charlottesville stars at Starlight
Published on Aug 21st, 2007
0 comments It's a local music line-up just about any Charlottesville venue would be proud to host: Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees, David Sickmen, Lauren Hoffman, Sarah White, and Robbie St. Ours. But there...