June 16th, 2011 issue #1024

June 16th, 2011
  • Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive

    It had been a long, politically charged night in Lane Auditorium. Inside this main room of the Albemarle County Office Building, there were accusations of "socialism" vs. "flat earth" in a standing-room-only environmental debate. Those of us who departed after five hours of that acrimony, however, missed the biggest news of the evening. Maybe the biggest news of the year.Twenty-one years after its route was plotted, the U.S. 29 Western Bypass roared back to life.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Longest mile: The Meadowcreek Parkway has obtained all its permits and VDOT is good to begin construction after City Council declines to block road building last week, ac...

The Dish


Real Estate - $old

  • A second foreclosure in Townwood

    5/9/2011 Michael & Lynn Gaffey to Thomas & Jennifer McGuiggan, 610 Fairgrove Avenue, $385,000 (Albemarle) PNC Mortgage to Stephen & Elizabeth White, 4327 Chris...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 21 at 11am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 8073 Chestnut Grove Road, Esmont Debtor: Diane L. Rush Amount owing: $63,000 Bidder brings: $5,000 Info: Necta...

Art Features

  • Past blast: Goldin likes to look

    During a recent tour of the UVA Art Museum’s show, “Excavating New Ground: American Art in the 1970s,” curator Andrea Douglas observed that what may be radical and ex...

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

  • Simpler time: 'Super 8' a nostalgic thriller

    With its night skies filled with mystery, its kids racing around town on bicycles and its flashlights forming visible beams in the air, Super 8 has the visual signatures of...


On Architecture

  • Socialite renovates Social Hall

    Former U.S. Senator George Allen knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. The savvy former senator, who has begun campaigning for his old federal job, appears to have m...

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

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  • Parkway panic: Rooker vexed as Dorrier rekindles Bypass

    Taking the reins from the late Charlotte Humphris, Dennis Rooker built his political career on fighting the Western Bypass, a much-maligned planned freeway that would rip t...

  • Property transfers

    10/18Gary S. and Wendy L. Yarno to Robert Neal and Susan Spessard Comstock, 154.562 acres at 3100 Gilbert Station Road, $870,000.Edge Valley Preservation LLC to Joseph P. a...

  • Snap: The Kona Ice man cometh

    With June 1 temperatures pushing past 90 degrees and humidity like a high school locker room, the Kona Ice truck cruised through Crozet with a welcome blast of cool ice and...



  • Fresh helmets won't hurt you

    The points raised by Mr. Ballance and the Hook in the May 24 article on bike helmets ["More risk? Safety engineer slams proposed helmet law"] are not valid arguments agains...

Full Stories List for June 16th, 2011 issue #1024

4Better Or Worse

Real Estate Property auctions