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Published on Jan 5th, 2012
0 comments COVERBroken beautyRavaged by alcohol and suffering from injuries old and new, Linda Doig ended up homeless, living in Lee Park as part of Occupy Charlottesville. But before illness, addiction and...
Charlottesville escapes first wave of Sears/Kmart closings
Published on Dec 29th, 2011
11 comments The company that runs over 3,500 Sears and Kmart stores has released a list of nearly 80 locations that will close; and while Virginia did not escape intact, Charlottesville did. The first list...
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Published on Dec 22nd, 2011
0 comments COVER Year in reviewIf 2012 is where it all ends, as some fear, at least we can say our last year here on earth wasn't boring! From Occupy movements to natural disasters, massive lawsuits to epic...
On top of the pyre
Published on Dec 17th, 2011
0 comments Six boys celebrate on top of a burning brush pile at an undisclosed location in Western Albemarle.
Autumn light rocks
Published on Dec 14th, 2011
2 comments A Hook photographer was out (along with other light-savvy photographers) on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 23, the day before Thanksgiving, when the afternoon light suffused the buildings and...
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Published on Dec 14th, 2011
0 comments COVERPerson of the yearFrom those involved in big crimes to big business, those who espouse open government to those who appear to embrace government secrecy, the candidates for the Hook's 2011...
Under wraps: VMFA has bodies in the basement
Published on Dec 12th, 2011
0 comments A small pewter lion reclines on my desk. It’s a souvenir from the British Museum’s traveling exhibition, “The Treasures of Tutankhamun,” which sparked Egypt-o-mania across the U.S. during the late ‘...
Saturday sadness
Published on Dec 11th, 2011
0 comments Diners at the Tavern on the morning of December 10 check out the breakfast fare. The Tavern plans to close on December 24.
2 dead: Same gun used in Virginia Tech deaths
Published on Dec 8th, 2011
51 comments Update December 9: Police are saying the same handgun that killed a university police officer also was used on the second man found in a parking lot. The second person is believed to be the shooter...
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Published on Dec 8th, 2011
0 comments COVERUnsilencedSince 2004, when her daughter reported being raped at UVA and no charges were filed, Susan Russell has fought to make campuses safer for women. This week, her voice was heard in...
Sing in the holidays!
Published on Dec 3rd, 2011
3 comments Choir Director Eric Betthauser directs some Henley Middle School singers at the City Market on Saturday, December 3. As they sang, the Holiday Heritage Parade was rolling along the nearby Downtown...
How completely awesome is Earl Hamner Jr.?
Published on Dec 3rd, 2011
3 comments Watch this video of the Today show reunion of the cast of The Waltons, the tv show he created 40 years ago, read Lisa Provence's 2003 interview, and decide for yourself.
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Published on Dec 1st, 2011
0 comments COVEROccupation delfation?After a month and a half of fighting the power through protests, placards, and the power symbolism of just being present, the Occupy Charlottesville movement has been asked...
The last campfire
Published on Nov 30th, 2011
0 comments The final campfire at the Occupy Charlottesville encampment at Lee Park provides a warm focal point as Charlottesville police stand ready to make sure campers move on with the exodus forced by the...
Not welcome: As Lee Park empties, UVA shoos Occupiers
Published on Nov 30th, 2011
30 comments Members of Occupy Charlottesville planning to move their tents to George Rogers Park on the Corner won't find a welcome wagon waiting, according to a warning issued by UVA brass, and those who choose...
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Published on Nov 23rd, 2011
0 comments COVERDeadly roadsWith 19 traffic fatalities on Albemarle County roads this year, 2011 is the deadliest year for local drivers in recent memory, and the perilous holiday season is still to come. What...
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Published on Nov 17th, 2011
0 comments COVERBy the WaysideThe 18-month JPA bridge project may be an inconvenience for drivers, but it could be downright deadly for the businesses at the corner of Fontaine and JPA, whose owners say not...
Two more: Fatalities mount on county roads
Published on Nov 16th, 2011
21 comments The death toll on Albemarle roads continues, with two more people dead, adding up to five fatalities in less than a week, none of them wearing seatbelts. Scottsville Road was the scene of the latest...
Fatal crashes: Three deaths in 14 hours
Published on Nov 11th, 2011
35 comments Two separate crashes have claimed three lives in Albemarle County since Thursday night, and two others are in serious condition. According to police, none of the victims were wearing seatbelts. A Kia...
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Published on Nov 10th, 2011
0 comments COVERMo' moneyAfter seeking millions in tax credits to mitigate his losses from a failed housing development turned state park, Hunter Craig, the lead investor in Biscuit Run, isn't satisfied. On...
So it was Stone on the grassy knoll?
Published on Nov 5th, 2011
9 comments Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone spoke on Friday, November 4, day two of the Virginia Film Festival. His talk followed a screening of his lengthy JFK, a film that purports to show flaws in the...
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Published on Nov 3rd, 2011
0 comments COVERFilm fest!Oliver Stone and Larry Flynt headline this year's event, but if you didn't get tickets to their sold-out events, don't fret– there's plenty to watch, and if you're feeling...
Fired up: Snow falls on Wintergreen, sticks at Snowshoe
Published on Oct 31st, 2011
1 comments It may be hard to see in this photograph shot from downtown Charlottesville on Halloween afternoon; but even two days after a rare October snowfall, the slopes of Wintergreen Resort still gleam. The...
Snap: Goat Busters and their defenders
Published on Oct 27th, 2011
6 comments A bunch of goats employed by Goat Busters (for meal tickets and not paychecks) practice their eco-friendly land-clearing craft in a Western Albemarle neighborhood on a recent Saturday afternoon. (The...
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Published on Oct 27th, 2011
0 comments COVERLonely road deathIt first seemed like a terrible accident. A newlywed found dead on a lonely road after midnight, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run. But as authorities assessed the scene,...
Snap: Sidewalk serenade
Published on Oct 21st, 2011
2 comments A portion of the Cavalier Marching Band gives some impromptu entertainment to the tailgaters prior to the UVA football team's game last Saturday against Georgia Tech. There, at Scott Stadium the...
Day 7: What the jury won't hear
Published on Oct 20th, 2011
4 comments Following early morning testimony from a handwriting expert who concluded that Eric Abshire forged his then-fiancée's signature on a million-dollar vehicle insurance policy, day seven of the first-...
Day six: All about the money
Published on Oct 20th, 2011
1 comments Did Eric Abshire know he stood to collect $1.5 million if his wife died in a hit and run, and did he attempt to collect that money? Those questions were the subject of testimony on Wednesday, October...
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Published on Oct 19th, 2011
0 comments COVERBalance of powerRemember when the greenies were in charge of County government? Well, that was one late-night Bypass ago. Now there are two contested seats on the Board of Supervisors. But that'...
Day five: Abshire expressed marriage regret
Published on Oct 18th, 2011
11 comments Speaking in a soft– at times shaking– voice, Eric Abshire's high school sweetheart, Allison Crawford, testified unwillingly today and revealed that on the night of Justine's death,...