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Published on Sep 26th, 2013
0 comments COVERThe coldest caseFifty years ago, this town was shaken by the death of popular football star Pat Akins. Early reports claimed the six-foot athlete had been dragged 12 miles under a tiny car, but...
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Published on Sep 19th, 2013
0 comments COVERRemembering Jim CrowAs a boy growing up on Dice Street in Depression-era Charlottesville, Eugene Williams felt the pain of segregation and racism. A family tragedy compounded the pain, but...
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Published on Sep 12th, 2013
0 comments COVERAngels among usCharlottesville's rising in the ranks of high tech start-up hubs. What's the secret to our little city's sudden success? Peter Galuszka goes on a hunt for "angels." NEWSBox-ed...
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Published on Sep 5th, 2013
0 comments COVERWinery woesMike Bowles has a long history of successful winemaking in Virginia, but his efforts to open a distillery landed him in hot water with the ABC— and could still cost him big bucks....
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Published on Aug 29th, 2013
0 comments COVERFall music previewCharlottesville's music scene is an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. There's so much musical awesomeness going on in and around this town from a slew of fall...
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Published on Aug 22nd, 2013
0 comments COVERBack to school!A collective sigh of relief can be heard across Charlottesville as parents pack lunchboxes and send their little and not-so-little ones back to school. From athletes to watch to a...
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Published on Aug 15th, 2013
0 comments COVERAbductionsThe recent arrest of Randy Taylor in connection with the disappearance of Alexis Murphy narrows the focus of the search for the popular Nelson High School volleyball player, put it...
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Published on Aug 8th, 2013
0 comments COVERBear witnessJackson Landers prefers hunting invasive species, so black bears, native to Virginia, haven’t been on his list. But a random roadside encounter with Ursus americanus left Landers...
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Published on Jul 18th, 2013
1 comments COVERHeeeere's Jonnie!Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams is making news nearly daily for his seemingly unending stream of gifts to Governor Bob McDonnell and his family. Who is this well-connected...
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Published on Jul 11th, 2013
0 comments COVERSummer readingA young girl born and raised near the tar pits of Alberta, Canada, suffers as a result and a man finds a way to help his dying brother see the stars. Here are the runners up to the...
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Published on Jul 4th, 2013
0 comments COVERBecoming AmericanRefugees come from the farthest reaches of the earth, often leaving behind war ravaged homelands, the threat of starvation, and hopelessness. They find a fresh start here in...
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Published on Jun 27th, 2013
0 comments COVERGet ready to sweatWorkouts have gotten tougher over the past several years thanks to research showing that high-intensity intervals do more than hours of moderate intensity exercise. That...
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Published on Jun 20th, 2013
0 comments COVERLegendary shutterbugSince the 1940s, photographer Ed Roseberry has been capturing the people and places of Charlottesville, and the epic expanse of his work forms a priceless record that'll soon...
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Published on Jun 13th, 2013
0 comments COVERPolice forceThree shootings by Albemarle County police officers in six months raise questions that yield few answers. Critics say a policy of secrecy doesn't belong in a government agency with...
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Published on Jun 6th, 2013
0 comments COVERThey're heeeere!Their chorus can be deafening, and for folks with insectophobia, the emergence of the 17-year cicadas is nothing short of a nightmare. But for those with an adventurous palate,...
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Published on May 30th, 2013
0 comments COVERDem candidatesFive Democratic candidates are vying for two open seats on Council, but those aren't the only folks on the upcoming primary ballot. Meet the Council Candidates, plus the folks...
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Published on May 23rd, 2013
0 comments COVERGettin' out of DodgeIn this year's summer guide we give you ideas for trips to cool places near and far in the area, like visiting a shoe factory in Lynchburg or seeing Aerosmith and Kenny...
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Published on May 16th, 2013
0 comments COVERShock and aweA week after SWAT team members swarmed a posh Rugby Road home to bust an alleged fake ID ring, questions about the show of force– and the wisdom of a 21-year-old drinking age...
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Published on May 9th, 2013
0 comments COVERMcAuliffe's runAn upbeat Terry McAuliffe stopped by PVCC this week as part of his statewide tour of community colleges, but a new Washington Post poll has him trailing Cuccinelli by as much as...
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Published on May 2nd, 2013
0 comments COVERBiscuit Run bonanzaThree years after donating a 1,200-acre southern Albemarle County parcel for use as a state park, developer Hunter Craig and his team of investors win big in court. How'd it...
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Published on Apr 24th, 2013
0 comments COVERGood vibrationsThe Charlottesville music scene is alive and well, say the heavyweights of local music. John D'earth, Tucker Rogers, Jeyon Falsini, and others weigh-in on the state of local tunes...
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Published on Apr 18th, 2013
0 comments COVERUnder fireA month after a shooting incident outside the Elk's Lodge on the Downtown Mall, cries for a crackdown continue, but is it justified? One longtime Elk's Lodger says no, and local crime...
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Published on Apr 4th, 2013
0 comments COVERTom Tom Arrives to Innovate CharlottesvilleClear your schedule for the dates of April 11-14 and get out to the Tom Tom Founders Festival for block parties, free concerts, food tastings, film...
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Published on Mar 28th, 2013
0 comments COVERRotunda to RivannaImproving the West Main Street corridor is a top priority for city planners, and a slew of developments are already set to drastically change a pedestrian's experience walking...
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Published on Mar 14th, 2013
0 comments COVERDumler dramaEarly cries for his resignation have turned into a cacophony of bipartisan loathing. Can convicted sexual batterer Christopher Dumler hold on to his seat on the supes, and should he...
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Published on Mar 14th, 2013
0 comments COVERBook Fest FunMarch came in like a lion, and, as it does every year in Charlottesville, it's going out like a bookworm thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book. With dozens of events to choose...
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Published on Feb 28th, 2013
0 comments COVERTrain tragedyTwo weeks after 18-year-old Kimberly Welch died after being struck by a train on the tracks east of town, friends and family are remembering the creative and music loving teen as...
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Published on Feb 21st, 2013
0 comments COVERThe delegateFor whom does Rob Bell poll? He hopes it's plenty of Republicans, who'll push him past the primaries and into the Attorney General's office next November. The Hook spends a day at...
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Published on Feb 14th, 2013
0 comments COVERWe Love This Place!Fantastic food and gorgeous views, rich history, a music scene that rivals bigger cities', what do you love about Charlottesville? We got out there and asked, and the range of...
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Published on Feb 7th, 2013
0 comments COVERDragas détenteThe General Assembly has spoken, and Helen Dragas will stay. The embattled UVA rector says she's ready to work, but will anyone work with her? The Hook checks in with her most...