July 21st, 2011 issue #1029

July 21st, 2011
  • Hot contests: Democrats clash in dog days of summer

    Across Virginia, voters go to the polls in November to elect state and local legislators, but in Charlottesville, the election will pretty much be sewn up in August. In this overwhelmingly Democratic burg, perhaps a thousand or two people will vote in the party's primary and decide who will serve on City Council and as the hotly contested clerk of circuit court. The bleak odds have not deterred four independents from joining the race, raising the number of candidates to 11 seeking the three seats up for grabs on City Council.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest meetings: An Albemarle Board of Supervisors hearing July 13 on the proposed Western 29 Bypass brings out the citizenry, with 108 signed up to speak. A Metropolitan ...

The Dish

  • Batesville Store to re-open?

    Two weeks ago, a story in the Crozet Gazette enthusiastically suggested that the Batesville Store, a popular music venue and country store that was forced to close when the...

  • Good kill, good food: How to thank a chicken

    For anthropologist-turned-local farmer Elizabeth Van Deventer of Davis Creek Farms, killing animals to eat involves showing respect and gratitude for the sustenan...


Real Estate - $old

  • Toomy's loss, Sullivan's gain

    6/13/11John & Frances Webber to Richard & Leigh Myers, 3360 Brookside Drive, $565,000, AlbemarleCraig Enterprises Inc. to Thomas & Elizabeth Freshwater, 642 Eig...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 21 at 2:15pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 4000 Tompkins Drive Debtor: Nana Tchienkou or Florence Nana Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: 10 percent s...

Art Features

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

  • Fitting end: Final 'Potter' lives up to hype

    After seven earlier films reaching back a decade, the Harry Potter saga comes to a solid and satisfying conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. The fina...


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

Online only

  • Table of Contents

    COVERPrimary primerWith the Democratic primary for City Council (and Clerk of Court) just weeks away, it's time to meet the candidates and find out just what they'd do if v...


  • Uncovering the true story of Pocahontas

    History buffs have long been skeptical of some of the tales told by English settler Captain John Smith, but few know the Native American perspective on this crucial time in...

Black and White

  • River thing

    On Wednesday, July 20, the City Council was scheduled to interview candidates for the City’s “Planning Commission.” I hope the Councilors will ask the PC wannabes to:...