January 3rd, 2013 issue #1201

January 3rd, 2013
  • Armed ed: Should teachers be packing heat?

    "Schools should be places of safety and sanctuary and learning. When that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every American classroom and every American community."– President George W. Bush, April 16, 2007, following the deadliest single-gunman school shootings in U.S. history at Virginia Tech.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst rumor: That something will happen at Albemarle High on the Mayan Doomsday December 21– one week after the horrific massacre of first graders in Newtown, Connect...

Editor's Note

  • Letter from the Editor

    Greetings Hook readers,The beginning of a new year is always a good time for a fresh start, and 2013 marks an exciting new chapter for the Hook. As many of you may have alr...

The Dish


  • Somewhere in America

    By Hilary Holladay Somewhere in America, as I write this, you sit hunched over a laptop in your family’s basement planning a rampage. You are male and young—eighteen, n...

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    January 3 at noon at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 3672 Stony Point Road Debtor: James A. Morris Original amount owing: $205,000 Bidder brings: $26,000 or 10 perc...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERArmed edIn the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Americans are talking seriously about gun control and ways to keep students safer. Is arming teache...



Black and White

  • Roseberry's lens

    Photographer Ed Roseberry, a man whose images constitute a powerful record of more than 50 years, was on the job at Charlottesville's 250th birthday celebration, shooting ...

Cultural preview