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Tuesday afternoon: Thunder and hail enliven fair city
Published on Apr 26th, 2011
5 comments The National Weather Service's Blacksburg radar shows a band of severe weather approaching Charlottesville this afternoon though the loop images show that the center of the storm may pass between...
Snap: Volleyballing by University Avenue
Published on Apr 22nd, 2011
1 comments The new sand volleyball courts that UVA built last fall appear to have finally leaped into action. Here, what appears to be a pick-up game takes place under the sunny skies of April 17.
Paul Garrett wants 8 more years
Published on Apr 20th, 2011
26 comments Longtime Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk Paul Garrett, 65, announces April 20 another run for the seat he's held since 1981, when he was appointed to fill the position until an election in...
So who wants two free tickets to see the Clipse at the Jefferson Theater on Saturday?
Published on Apr 20th, 2011
35 comments Acclaimed Virginia Beach rap duo The Clipse will roll through town on Saturday for a concert at the Jefferson Theater, and we've got your free tickets right here. But why has this taken so freaking...
Dynamic tix: Could JPJ see Ticketmaster's demand-based pricing?
Published on Apr 20th, 2011
5 comments Live Nation Entertainment, the company whose Ticketmaster division drives customers to the tickets at the John Paul Jones Arena (and also the parent company of Crozet-based click-pack-ship division...
Rags and riches: Haven founder Shadyac goes on Oprah Wednesday
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
12 comments Tom Shadyac, the blockbuster director turned soul-searcher, the man who poured part of his personal fortune into a Haven for the homeless in Charlottesville, appears on Oprah Winfrey's television...
VPA's judges smile on Hook
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
1 comments From the Hook's Restaurant Week sponsorship to its coverage of the Biscuit Run boondoggle and the Morgan Harrington case, judges for the Virginia Press Association's annual state-wide contest...
Snap: The first Fridays in the nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
5 comments The season's first Fridays after Five opened without incident on April 15 in the newly monikered nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The show occurred before the next-day deluge that quashed the Dogwood...
Global exposure: 'Fourth Grade' film racks up honors
Published on Apr 18th, 2011
0 comments It may not yet have achieved world peace, but a locally-made film has gotten a world stage. John Hunter, the star of World Peace & Other Fourth Grade Achievements as well as the creator of the...
Snap: Hacked traffic warning
Published on Apr 18th, 2011
3 comments As if the recent closure of the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks hasn't snarled traffic enough, this warning sign positioned in the Jefferson Park Avenue median was apparently hacked...
Snap: Day of the dandelions
Published on Apr 16th, 2011
1 comments "Who needs dogwoods?" asks photographer Anne Rucker, pointing out that while often considered weeds, dandelions are to her a sign of spring. "It is well known that the best way to see if a person...
Photos: TV On The Radio at the Jefferson Theater
Published on Apr 15th, 2011
0 comments Indie rock kingpins TV On The Radio were one of the Jefferson Theater's biggest recent scores. A lot of you folks probably didn't make it since the April 9 show sold out, but invaluable shutterbug...
Murder case: Broadcast set for Morgan Harrington program
Published on Apr 14th, 2011
56 comments Investigators have been quiet on the Morgan Harrington case since January, when police led media on a tour of key sites including the John Paul Jones Arena, where the 20-year-old Virginia Tech...
Senate hopeful Kaine defends Soering transfer try
Published on Apr 7th, 2011
5 comments In his first press conference as a U.S. Senate hopeful, former governor Tim Kaine defends his attempt to transfer convicted murderer Jens Soering back to Germany. The Lynchburg News & Advance has...
Sullivan announces 'thorough' investigation of VQR operations
Published on Aug 19th, 2010
0 comments With the story behind the suicide of the Virginia Quarterly Review's managing editor Kevin Morrissey making national news today, new UVA president Teresa Sullivan has released a statement addressing...
Grief follows tragedy for UVA Lacrosse coach
Published on May 7th, 2010
16 comments The father of UVA lacrosse coach Dom Starsia reportedly died this morning at the age of 86, according to the Daily Progress. The death of his father, Dominic Joseph Starsia, adds another layer of...
Then and now...
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
4 comments The de facto historian of UVA student and town life, Coy Barefoot, has assembled an array of then-and-now photographs of UVA-area Charlottesville scenes for your viewing pleasure in the latest...
Cold theater syndrome spreads
Published on Dec 14th, 2009
6 comments In a front-page story on Saturday, the Daily Progress reported that the Regal Seminole 4 had no heat. Then, the next day, on Sunday, December 13, according to a theatergoer, Carmike 6 joins the...
Baby bottle-makers bag BPA
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
8 comments The six biggest makers of baby bottles have voluntarily agreed to stop using Bisphenol A, or BPA, a material strongly decried by locally-based researcher Pete Myers. A recent study may have helped...
Judge who saved Earl Washington dies
Published on Feb 22nd, 2009
12 comments Lloyd Sullenberger, the judge who, in 1985, stayed the execution of convicted-but-later-proven-innocent Earl Washington, has died.
Lost Charlottesville: Ski Land
Published on Jun 20th, 2008
3 comments We came across the 2/21/74 edition of the Daily Progress, with this ad for Ski Land, one of America's only ski areas to augment natural snow with both plastic carpets and pellets. According to...
Keno, Lynch dredge up divergent views
Published on May 7th, 2008
5 comments So what happened last night at the big dredging confab called by Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris? Well, the two-man team from visiting engineering firm Gahagan & Bryant repeated its pitch from...
Hook brings home bacon (16 awards)
Published on Mar 16th, 2008
20 comments Some of the stories that touched the hearts and minds of Charlottesville last year, including the Hook's expose on a police department collision that provoked community outrage helped this paper...
Wheelchair video released
Published on Jan 7th, 2008
50 comments Albemarle County Police released the dash-cam video tape shot from the front of Officer Gregory C. Davis' patrol car when he struck wheelchair pedestrian Gerry Mitchell in a West Main Street...
Alleged killer Tinsley finally moving toward trial
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg is revealing details of the ongoing case against Kenneth Maurice Tinsley, the 61-year-old man accused of raping and murdering Culpeper County resident Rebecca...
Allard's opening: Makes No Sense unveiled in Nelson
Published on Jul 4th, 2002
0 comments   By Rebecca Beirne LOVINGSTON– Batesville-based songstress Terri Allard unveiled her latest songs here at Oak Ridge...