Cover Stories

COVER- Jefferson School giveaway: Can Charlottesville get it right this time?
Published on Aug 12th, 2010
29 comments The new-and-improved Jefferson School as seen through architectural renderings. DRAWINGS BY BUSHMAN DREYFUS The future owners of the Jefferson School vow that it will be a community treasure....
COVER- BlackandWhite - image and commentary
Published on Jul 30th, 2010
8 comments Some people know him as a quiet man who walks his dog along East Market Street. Some people know him as a boisterous preservationist for the Woolen Mills neighborhood. Some know him for his recent...
Hockey hero: Local man saves the Ice Park!
Published on Jul 16th, 2010
34 comments "I hope more people get to know how much fun ice skating and hockey are, and will participate in the sports," says Roberta Williamson, left, with new owner Mark Brown, his daughters, Annabel and...
COVER- He fought the law and the law lost: Don't call Steve Shifflett a cop impersonator
Published on Jul 15th, 2010
203 comments   Steve Shifflett says suing is the only way he can be compensated for having his name "dragged through the mud."PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLOEvery time he drives his Crown Vic with the "SHERIFF"...
COVER- Restaurant Week Summer 2010: What's in your fridge?
Published on Jul 8th, 2010
0 comments     Anyone in there? Brian Wilkinson of l'étoile peers into the depths of his home fridge.PHOTO BY TOM DALY As a diner, we only get to see the end result: the perfectly sculpted steak...
Powerless: How a three minute storm put the hurt on Charlottesville
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
4 comments Clean-up following a storm strenuous– and dangerous– work. CLICK FOR SLIDESHOW. PHOTO BY TOM DALY As the stormclouds rolled in late on Thursday afternoon, June 24, commuters finishing...
Storm stomps Lane Field
Published on Jun 25th, 2010
3 comments A 100-foot tree crushed the facilities at Lane Field during the June 24 storm. PHOTO COURTESY LANE LEAGUE Just a week after ACAC came to the rescue and announced it would fund the light bill for the...
COVER- Wise guys: Ayers, Onuf and Balogh shed robes for radio
Published on Jun 24th, 2010
7 comments The history guysPHOTO BY TOM COGILL If you'd asked historians Brian Balogh, Peter Onuf, and Ed Ayers six years ago how they'd feel about becoming popular radio personalities, they would have laughed...
COVER- Can this car save the world? Oliver Kuttner's betting on it
Published on Jun 17th, 2010
0 comments Because they were designed from scratch and are painstakingly built by hand, each of the four Very Light Cars has cost "more than any luxury sedan to build," says Kuttner, declining to give an exact...
COVER SIDEBAR- Back way to Monticello: Timeless, beautiful, illegal
Published on Jun 10th, 2010
13 comments Back around the turn of the century, I decided to hike to Monticello with my then 10-year-old son. The challenge was to get there and back without retracing our steps. We park in the empty lot of the...
COVER- Cyberbullied: Fluco parent angered by school, police response
Published on Jun 3rd, 2010
18 comments Cameron White and her mother, Stephanie Whindleton, are still stunned by a seventh grader's N-word-filled Facebook attack.PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE A bruised, bullied student at Fluvanna Middle School...
SIDEBAR- Local protestors target BP station
Published on Jun 1st, 2010
58 comments The signs drew honks of support and occasional jeers from passing drivers. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER A group of local citizens staged a peaceful Sunday afternoon protest at one of Charlottesville's BP-...
Rooms with a View: New Monticello boss opens rarely seen rooms
Published on May 28th, 2010
3 comments The mysterious third-floor Dome Room will finally be open to the public on June 11. PHOTO BY TOM DALY Monticello was designed for the pleasure and architectural curiosity of its owner, but as a new...
COVER- <i>The Hook's</i> Summer Guy'd: A gentleman's treasure trove of summer fun
Published on May 27th, 2010
1 comments h2 { clear:both; } PHOTO BY TOM DALYPHOTO BY TOM DALY 1) Eric Redinger, 25 "Extreme hiking in the Blue Ridge– 20 miles with full gear, a weighed-down pack." 2) Ian McNeill, 29 "Check out some...
COVER- Reading the tea leaves: Who will come out on top in the 5th District?
Published on May 20th, 2010
0 comments Despite a field of seven Republican candidates, independent Jeff Clark vows to run if State Senator Robert Hurt wins the primary, opening up the possibility of a "New York 23rd" that could split the...
Dangerous rage? What compelled Huguely to attack?
Published on May 11th, 2010
71 comments George Huguely on the field and behind bars. What compelled his rage? UVA SPORTS/POLICE PHOTO Papa loved mama Mama loved men Mama's in the graveyard Papa's in the pen –Carl Sandburg Why would...
Murder at UVA: George Huguely, Yeardley Love, and Lacrosse's Worst Case Scenario
Published on May 11th, 2010
251 comments Yeardley Love and George Huguely. UVA SPORTS Imagine the families. Chevy Chase, Maryland and Cockeysville, Maryland are only about an hour apart. George Huguely and Yeardley Love had been dating for...
Playing defense: Legal eagles prognosticate on Huguely strategy
Published on May 10th, 2010
59 comments Defense attorney Francis McQ. Lawrence, with partner Rhonda Quagliana, faces the media horde after client George Huguely's first court appearance. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE George Wesley Huguely V is...
Warrants sealed: More drunken, violent episodes emerge
Published on May 7th, 2010
144 comments Alcohol and violence were factors in George W. Huguely V's 2008 arrest in Lexington. ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL JAIL A red-stained UVA lacrosse t-shirt and a letter to Yeardley Love are among the items...
Grief renewed: Gil Harrington returns to Charlottesville amid new homicide
Published on May 6th, 2010
13 comments Unlike the Yeardley Love family, Gil Harrington knows of no suspect in her daughter's slaying. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Gil Harrington brought her murdered daughter Morgan's ashes to Africa and...
UVA vigil for Yeardley Love
Published on May 6th, 2010
4 comments Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mourners packed UVA's McIntire Amphitheater the evening of May 5 to celebrate and remember the life of Yeardley Love, the 22-year-old lacrosse player killed in her...
UVA brass: Honchos defend school after lacrosse killing
Published on May 5th, 2010
190 comments President John Casteen, Allen Groves, Patricia Lampkin, and Craig Littlepage. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER UVA President John Casteen deflected blame from the university by suggesting that a Rockbridge...
Diet Coke 'angel': Yeardley Love made a big impression
Published on May 4th, 2010
39 comments Yeardley Love was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the UVA women's lacrosse team. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR/INSET PHOTO UVA SPORTS On May 23, 22-year-old Yeardley Love should have had every...
Harrington & Yeardley: Connected by location, outrage
Published on May 4th, 2010
146 comments Harrington's t-shirt was found just three blocks from the site of Yeardley's death. GOOGLE MAP Just three weeks after the father of murder victim Morgan Harrington spoke publicly of the need for...
Huguely V: Suspect an anger-prone scion of prominent D.C. family
Published on May 4th, 2010
106 comments Number 11, Huguely played his last home game May 1. PHOTOS; UVA SPORTS, CPD In 1912, George W. Huguely Sr. co-founded the building supply company that built Washington, D.C.; and four generations...
Huguely admissions: 'Her head repeatedly hit the wall'
Published on May 4th, 2010
80 comments Huguely had only to travel next door to visit his former girlfriend, Yeardley Love, who lived in an annex behind this old house on 14th Street. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR "The door to Love's bedroom had...
Huguely lawyer: Yeardley Love's killing 'not intended'
Published on May 4th, 2010
111 comments Lawrence begins unveiling a "not intended" defense for his client, right inset. Such strategy helped Chambers, left inset, in 1986. PHOTO: LISA PROVENCE, REUTERS, CPD The attorney for George Wesley...
'Devastated': UVA rocked by lacrosse death, arrest
Published on May 3rd, 2010
179 comments Police have arrested fourth year UVA lacrosse player George Huguely in the death of fellow student and women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love. PHOTO BY BOB Police have arrested 22-year-old UVA men's...
COVER- Fishing pols: Shad Planking draws big names, bony food
Published on Apr 29th, 2010
0 comments A smoky, oak-stoked fire gives the shad at distinctive mahogany color. The 62nd annual Shad Planking was celebrated April 21 near Wakefield in southeastern Virginia. George Allen was there. So was I...
COVER- Dog, gone: How poison killed his pet
Published on Apr 22nd, 2010
49 comments   "She was the best dog I ever had," says Ande Schneider of Sierra, who died in March after ingesting rat poison. PHOTO COURTESY SCHNEIDER/KRETSINGER FAMILY First there was one mouse...