albemarle county

4-wheel dilemma: Rock crawlers caught between zoning and a hard place
Published on Apr 25th, 2013
8 comments When we think conservation easement, we think rural land and gracious farms, forever protected from subdividing, with the quiet broken only by the moo of cows. The roar of four-wheel drive vehicles...
Busted: after area-wide search, police track down Currier
Published on Oct 22nd, 2012
3 comments Last Wednesday, October 17, The Albemarle County Police Department called on the public to aid in the search for a criminal wanted on four felony counts, including burglary, grand larceny, and...
Two builders, one foreclosure, and then a sale
Published on Mar 8th, 2012
1 comments 1/5/12 Albemarle Old Trail Creekside LLC to Samuel C. & Sarah Keenan Harris, 6679 Welbourne Lane, $150,000 Roger R. & Marian G. Fuller to Stephanie Nicole Fuller, 2495 Gobblers Ridge, $210...
Shovel ready: County colossus Stonefield set to rise
Published on May 15th, 2011
33 comments Last week, local officials and developers lined up behind a row of golden shovels to break ground on a tract of land at the corner of Route 29 and Hydraulic Road, from which will spring a 65-acre...
Cheap(er) drugs: County offers discount Rx card
Published on Feb 3rd, 2011
3 comments Who doesn't love a bargain, and how often do you get one from local government–- on your Viagra? Albemarle County is offering a prescription discount card that can cut the cost of drugs on...
Red in black: Rio-Seminole cams generate cash, controversy
Published on Jan 14th, 2011
39 comments Nearly 1,000 drivers triggered the red light cameras at 29 and Rio in the first 26 days. HOOK OCTOBER 7 COVER While Albemarle County officials have insisted that the new red light cameras are safety...
Familiar ground: Albemarle picks Foley for top exec
Published on Sep 14th, 2010
0 comments Tom Foley was a shoo-in for new county executive, according to the Board of Supervisors. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Quite often, Charlottesville launches national searches for candidates to fill the top...
Tucker-ed out: County exec says sayonara to top job
Published on Aug 26th, 2010
4 comments After 40 years in public service, Albemarle County exec Bob Tucker promises to stay to the bitter end of the year, even if it's New Year's Eve, before starting his retirement. FILE PHOTO BY JEN...
Park donor dies
Published on Jul 21st, 2010
12 comments Longtime Crozet school teacher Patricia Ann Byrom, who, with her husband, Robert, donated what will be Albemarle's largest park, died June 29 at age 77. The 600-acre Patricia Ann Byrom Forest...
Lights on: ACAC steps to the plate at Lane
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
14 comments The Lane League's opening day was marred by County budget cuts, but local businesses have since stepped in to help. PHOTO BY JEREMY VESTAL The Lane Babe Ruth League’s opening day this year was a grim...
Jailhouse talk: County developing re-use plan
Published on Jun 20th, 2009
14 comments The old stone Albemarle County Jail stands behind an 18-foot brick wall that surrounds the structure. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Now that the $20 million renovation of the old Juvenile & Domestic...
Gift horse: Park plans recall 1930s ouster
Published on Jun 3rd, 2009
8 comments "This is a sad day for me," says Keith Ford, about the impending public opening of the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE "My mother said one of the saddest days of her life...
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