July 14th, 2011 issue #1028

July 14th, 2011
  • Shenandoah secrets: Pork, propaganda, and the creation of a COOL national park

    A lot can change in three quarters of a century. Walk along the Hughes River in Madison County in a place called Nicholson Hollow, and there's little trace that this was once a thriving village. Now heavily wooded, the hollow was a lot more open then because trees had been cut since the late 1700s to build houses, barns, and fences, and the land left open for gardens, orchards, and pastures for cattle and horses. Seventy-five years ago, the hollow became part of the East Coast's first national park when it opened after heaps of controversy.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Longest arson sentence: The two teens who torched Ruckersville Baptist Church last summer are sentenced July 11. Sean Douglas Heiderscheidt, 19, will serve seven years, and...

The Dish

  • Smooth move: Restaurant Week opens in style

    Charlottesville Restaurant Week kicked off Monday night with a bang. Over at Brookville Restaurant, co-owner Jennifer Pendleton, who'll be marrying her chef-partner Harriso...

  • Carlton's closes

    We know the restaurant business can be tough, but Carlton's in the old Michie Company building at 609 East Market Street, may have set a record. Just two months after openi...

  • Charlottesville named 'dream' city

    As if we weren't already full of ourselves and concerned enough about increasing traffic, TheStreet, an online financial magazine that's been around since 1996, named Charl...


Real Estate - $old

  • Speedy turn at Oak Grove

    6/6/11 Javier & Carmen Becerra to Vipul & Manisha Patel, 3250 Barracks Road, $510,000, Albemarle Tess Johnston to Nathaniel & Margie Howell, 21.24 acres, lots ...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 14 at 9am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: Lot A, State Road 601, Free Union Debtor: unknown Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: $5,000 or 10 percent sale...

Art Features

DR. HooK

  • Backfire: Chantix bad might outweigh good

    Backfire! Have you ever done something for the “good of humanity,” only to have it backfire? A would-be mother-in-law thinks she's helping with the wedding, but en...

Movie Reviews


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

  • Killer kisses: Pucker up without biting

    Q. What are the riskiest "kisses" of them all? –J.S. FrostA. The recent rise of interest in vampires, particularly among teens, has brought to the fore the practice of bi...

Online only


  • Bypass critics bypass smart network

    I am writing to comment on your lead article on the Rt. 29 bypass in the June 16 issue ["Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive"]. It is very one sided. I say thi...

  • Groping headline too flippant

    I’m glad Lisa Provence chose to cover a story on the questionable penalty structure for crimes that include groping and sexual battery [June 6: “No felony: Victim wants...

Black and White

  • Sporting goods

    Located on Monticello Road near I-64, Carterfields Sporting Supplies is "home of the big bucks."~Commentator Bill Emory usually puts up a new photo every day at billemory.c...

Full Stories List for July 14th, 2011 issue #1028

4Better Or Worse

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