Charlottesville Breaking News
Still feeling multiple aftershocks every day? Friends saying you're dreaming? You may not be, according to a top earthquake scientist, who says that there have been "more than 100 aftershocks."
Bill Leith, the acting senior advisor for earthquake hazards for the U.S. Geologic Survey, say that Central Virginians will continue to feel about a dozen aftershocks per day in the immediate future. At press time, the Survey's website listed 19 quakes of 2.0 and above since the 5.8 whopper on August 23, and sensitive devices are registering many more.
"These aftershocks are going to go on for weeks and months," says Leith, adding that the magnitudes with diminish over time.
How about another big one?
"We can't rule out another large aftershock," says Leith, "but the probabilities are low."
Original August 27 headline and posting:
Irene-schmirene: We've had TEN aftershocks
Irene has just begun its Charlottesville sprinkling, but the hurricane has begun weakening and steering east, and folks in Louisa County are still reeling in the aftermath of the earthquakes that have hammered their houses and schools. According to a Friday damage report by government officials, they've already tallied about $7 million in damage– and that doesn't even include the two public schools that'll be closed f...
Summer may be ending, but
for Charlottesville and Albemarle County students, the start of a
new school year brings the excitement of picking out new clothes,
planning extracurricular activities, and refocusing their minds on
a new grade level. Whether reuniting with old friends or starting
out at a new school, local students bring a high level of energy,
dedication, and passion both in and out of the classroom.
We asked students from all grades and from schools across the city and county what they're most looking forward to this fall– and from sports to classes, lunches to fashion, we found that local kids are ready to take on the new year.
Jack Bruns, 10
6th grade, Charlottesville Day School
Extracurricular: Baseball, golf, trumpet
Must-have fall clothing: Cardinals jersey
Lunch choice: Sushi rolls
Favorite subject: Math and music
The best thing about being in middle school is my teacher, Mrs. Reed!
By Rob Schilling
A 32-year reign of engineered, single-seat black representation on Charlottesville’s City Council crashed to a screeching halt on Sunday, August 21 with the early morning release of results in Charlottesville’s Democratic Firehouse Primary. In their wake, racial turmoil and long overdue electoral reform increasingly are likely.
Colette Blount, assumed successor to the “black crown” on Charlottesville’s all Democrat and historically white City Council, has lost her electoral bid, reportedly finishing fifth in a field of seven candidates. Only the top three vote-getters can appear on the November general election ballot where the finalized Democrat slate is predestined for victory.
Blount’s defeat puts Charlottesville’s primarily white Democrat committee and the city’s black com...