Charlottesville Breaking News
Friday update: the reward announced at findmorgan.com for information leading to the young woman's safe return is $100,000.
"Witnesses and conversations" indicate that missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington– who left a concert in search of a bathroom– spent the hour between 8:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday outdoors near the John Paul Jones Arena, a time when the performance by Metallica, according to the venue manager, was underway.
The time information came October 21 before a phalanx of reporters at a press conference held at UVA Police headquarters by...
"She's a very responsible young lady," says Diane Scribner Clevenger, the pastor of the Roanoke church that missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington attends.
"It's just a time of shock," says Scribner Clevenger. Best known to the Harringtons as "Reverend Diane," she is serving as a family spokesperson while Morgan Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil, have uprooted their lives in Roanoke to assist with the Charlottesville-based search for their 20-year-old daughter.
Harrington came to Charlottesville with a group of friends to see the Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday night–- but she left the event before it ended, accor...
It was the fall of 1959, and Scarsdale, New York teenager Janet Silberman had been planning to accompany her parents, a top cigar company executive and an avid photographer, on their trip to Virginia. Her younger brother had just begun his freshman year at Staunton Military Academy, and the Silbermans envisioned a getaway to see him as autumn foliage erupted in the Shenandoah Valley.
But when a handsome Yale student invited the 16-year-old Janet to a football game, her plans for the weekend changed. She was in the stands in New Haven on Saturday, October 31, when a close family friend, who was also the family lawyer, suddenly appeared.
"I didn't realize you went to Yale," she wisecracked.
"I'm sorry, Janet," replied her grim-faced friend. "But the game is over for you. The plane your parents were on is missing."
Fifty years ago this month, near the Blue Ridge in Western Albemarle County, a commercial airliner disappeared while carrying a crew of three and 24 passe...
Yorker music critic Sasha
Frere-Jones brutally laid the smackdown on Red Light's
high-flying major-label Charlottesville pop-rockers Parachute August 15 via
Twitter. But despite the depths of his disdain (he actually
coined the phrase "MIT poop wizard" in their honor), he has just
been trumped here by what essentially amounts to a music review
The Singles Jukebox, a blog which started as a column in the now-defunct online music mag Stylus, is a sort of roundup rodeo in which several prominent critics from publications like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone review current pop singl...
It sounds like the plotline of a Lifetime television drama. A young married couple's relationship hits the rocks, they split up bitterly, the husband hires a hitman to kill his former beloved. Don't check your TV Guide just yet, and put that popcorn away; it's the story of Patrick S. Shemorry, a Charlottesville realtor who–- to the shock of those who knew him–- pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire on September 22 in federal court.
"He was personable, charming, witty," says Ellen Pratt, who worked with Shemorry at Keller Williams Realty, where the 28-year-old Shemorry was employed for a year in 2008.
"I can't make it fit with the Patrick I knew," says Pratt, recalling a workplace sense of humor that once led Shemorry to enter his fluffy cat into an office "...