May 2nd, 2013 issue #1218

May 2nd, 2013
  • Biscuit Run bonanza: How Hunter Craig turned a donation into a windfall

    Hunter Craig has a way of snatching victory from defeat. Craig's masterstrokes in the field and in the courtroom follow a tumultuous year for the now 52-year-old media-shy banker, developer, and UVA Board of Visitors member. In May 2012, he withstood a publicized effort to remove him from the bank he helped launch. Two months earlier, one of his children was diagnosed with cancer. While arranging for the girl's treatment, Craig suddenly found himself near the center of what became known as "UVA June."

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst carjacking: Three men approach the driver of a yellow Nissan Xterra on Longwood Drive around 9:30pm April 25, rob the driver, and one of the suspects pulls a gun, ...

The Dish

  • Gameday: Former Cav to open sports bar

    As a 6-foot-one, 248-pound linebacker for UVA, Merrill Robertson played alongside Angelo Crowell between 1999 and 2001, and according to his UVA bio, made an "immediate imp...

  • Sweet addition: Pearl's comes to West Main

    Cupcakes, cookies, macaroons, muffins, tarts, croissants…you can't swing a rolling pin these days without hitting a sweet shop somewhere in town. Come May 6,  you'll...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Spotlight on Peacock Hill

    Subdivision: Peacock HillLocation: Ivy Price range: $251,000-$600,000Schools: Murray, Henley, Western AlbemarlePros: Easy commute to town, affordability, emphasis on nature...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 2 at 10am at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 6200 Blenheim Road, Scottsville Debtor: Michael V. Anello Original amount owing: $275,000 Bidder brings: 10 percen...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERBiscuit Run bonanzaThree years after donating a 1,200-acre southern Albemarle County parcel for use as a state park, developer Hunter Craig and his team of investors w...


Black and White

  • Arbor Day

    On April 26, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation planted a large diameter Platanus occidentalis in Quarry Park, Girl Scouts planted five saplings, and Charlottesville Are...

Cultural preview

  • Get Out! events, shows, things to do

    “Long you live and high you'll fly, and smiles you'll give, tears you'll cry, and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” ― Pink Floyd   Fl...