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Deeds announces run for governor
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Dec 13th 4:55pm

Deeds announces run for governor

Charlottesville's state senator, Creigh Deeds, who last ran for statewide office in 2005 in a bruising race for attorney general and narrowly lost by 327 votes to Republican Bob McDonnell. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Open Burn
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Dec 13th 4:40pm

Snap o’ the day: Open Burn

Last Saturday night, one Western Albemarle family took advantage of the repeal of the governor's ban on open burning by igniting a pile of brush that had accumulated over the summer. There were no reported injuries. read full story
When dad’s in jail, Santa still shows
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Dec 13th 3:57pm

When dad’s in jail, Santa still shows

What happens when daddy goes to jail? read full story
Have a very Barbie Christmas
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Dec 13th 12:37pm

Have a very Barbie Christmas

We noticed an unusual Christmas tree in the window of the Consignment House on the Downtown Mall this morning–- adorned with hundreds of Barbie dolls, hair rollers, disposable razors, and other popular female figurines and kitschy flotsam. read full story
Mall crossing: Lewis demands recuse, crossing opponents lose
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Dec 12th 4:02pm

Mall crossing: Lewis demands recuse, crossing opponents lose

It appears the second Downtown Mall crossing is a done deal, though what it will look like, what it will cost, and where it will be appears open for discussion. read full story
Two pubs end publication
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Dec 12th 11:55am

Two pubs end publication

December 7 not only commemorated Pearl Harbor, it also marked the end of two long-time local papers: Inside UVA and Informed People Are Better People. Over at Fontaine Research Park, the mood was glum at UVA's office of public affairs with the last print issue of Inside UVA, whose $75,000 printing budget fell victim to s read full story
UVA fans slow to bite on Gator Bowl tickets
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Dec 11th 3:27pm

UVA fans slow to bite on Gator Bowl tickets

With its location on the north Florida coast, Jacksonville has had its share of flooding over the years. read full story
Durkee returns… with anti-splurge film
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Dec 11th 1:29pm

Durkee returns… with anti-splurge film

Don't know what to get your best friend, cousin Elmer, or significant other for Christmas this year? Worried about spending too much money? Well, two Charlottesville natives have some words of wisdom for distressed holiday shoppers. Chuck Langham, founder of S.C.R.O.O.G.E. read full story
Mall crossing: Not a done deal
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Dec 11th 12:46pm

Mall crossing: Not a done deal

Vehicle crossings on Charlottesville's downtown pedestrian mall are always contentious issues, and even though autos have been crossing 4th Street since May 1, 2006, opponents still hope to get it closed, starting with another nay vote by the Planning Commission at a joint public hearing with City read full story
Serial rapist pleads guilty, gets 4 life sentences
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Dec 10th 6:15pm

Serial rapist pleads guilty, gets 4 life sentences

A red straw in a small orange drink connected police to the serial rapist whose attacks date back to 1997. read full story
No county for young soldiers
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Dec 10th 4:34pm

No county for young soldiers

According to Virginia State Police, on Friday, December 7, U.S. Army private Nicholas Ripplinger, 21, was traveling along I-64 West through Albemarle County on his way to his base in Kentucky when the ball on his U-hall hitch broke. He left the trailer in the median and went to Lowe's in Charlottesville to find replacement parts, but when he returned, about 3 hours later, the trailer was gone. Albemarle County police recovered the trailer along Route 29 North on Saturday, but all the soldier's belongings were missing. read full story
Kaine eager to help Obama’s V-P search
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Dec 10th 3:56pm

Kaine eager to help Obama’s V-P search

Multi-tasking Governor Tim Kaine, in Charlottesville today for a pair of ribbon-cuttings, told reporters that he views the prospect of a role in a Barack Obama presidential administration the way he views lottery winn read full story
Gov. Kaine visits today
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Dec 9th 11:13pm

Gov. Kaine visits today

Governor Tim Kaine (D-Va.) rolls in to town today, December 10, to check out one of UVA's Eco-Mod houses at 223 4th Street SW and cut a ribbon, then it's off to visit the folks at the Virginia Workforce Center on Hydraulic Road and preside over the grand opening of the One-Stop Career Center. It's all part of something called Charlottesville Cabinet Community Day. Click here for the Gov's complete schedule. read full story
Local swim coach collapses, dies
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Dec 9th 10:55pm

Local swim coach collapses, dies

NBC 29 is reporting that Albemarle High School swimming coach, Kyle Wilson, died suddenly this morning when he collapsed at a swim meet in Annapolis, Maryland. No cause of death has been determined. Wilson also coached the ACAC Dolphins swim team and was assistant coach for the Va. Gators Swim Team. Wilson, who was in his mid-30s, swam for Auburn University from 1989 to 1993. read full story
Snap o’ the Day: Bricker’s studio
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Dec 9th 6:27pm

Snap o’ the Day: Bricker’s studio

Virginia Metalcrafters may have shut down, but molten metal still flows in Waynesboro. Today, foundryman Robert Bricker, at left with two assistants, poured bronze for several trophies in an art nouveau design for the National Aeronautic Association. read full story
Mustangs take state title
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Dec 8th 9:46pm

Mustangs take state title

Monticello High School's football team won the Division III state championship today by beating the Richlands Blue Tornado 36-22. read full story
Santa spotted by Moore’s Creek
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Dec 8th 1:53pm

Santa spotted by Moore’s Creek

A red-suited jolly guy has set up shop again this year on Mountainview Road Street in Hogwaller, one of the most exuberant light shows in the Charlottesville area. read full story
VDOT learned from ‘plunder’ of Rt. 29
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Dec 7th 5:42am

VDOT learned from ‘plunder’ of Rt. 29

The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving quickly to adopt new highway regulations to limit driveways and thereby prevent a repeat of the "plunder" of Route 29 North, according to a story in this morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch, which quotes former state Secretary of Transportation Whitt Clement thusly: "All one has to do is look at [U.S.] 29 North in Charlottesville to see the plunder of what had been a very good arterial highway. read full story
Hysterical historians? ‘tasteless’ history blog disappears
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Dec 6th 5:09pm

Hysterical historians? ‘tasteless’ history blog disappears

City Councilor Kendra Hamilton thought it was a "great idea," and fellow councilor Dave Norris called it a "wonderful new blog." "I'm adding Hysterical Society to my blogroll," wrote Norris in a November 28 post on his own blog, cvilledave.blogspot.com, "and I applaud its rebellious creator for doing his part to help make Cville history come alive!" But just 12 days after that rebelliou read full story
Photomontage ‘o the day: New Arch’s on Emmet
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Dec 6th 12:37pm

Photomontage ‘o the day: New Arch’s on Emmet

As mentioned in this week's Dish, Arch's Frozen Yogurt plans to open a new location on Emmet street next summer. read full story
Wheelchair pedestrian case continued
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Dec 6th 12:34pm

Wheelchair pedestrian case continued

One month after he was struck by a police cruiser in a crosswalk– and then ticketed– artist Gerry Mitchell appeared in Charlottesville District Court this morning to face charges of failing to obey a pedestrian signal. read full story
Vid o’ the Day: snowfall
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Dec 5th 4:36pm

Vid o’ the Day: snowfall

Just click on the sweet red set for today's video of the scary precipitation. Beware: the dolt in the newsroom who made it added a typographical error. Clarification: No schools were canceled today, but a lot of after-school programs and evening meetings and sports practices were canceled. # read full story
M*A*S*H guy and Mosley signed for Book Fest
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Dec 5th 10:32am

M*A*S*H guy and Mosley signed for Book Fest

Author and activist Mike Farrell, aka Captain B.J. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Marquee snowfall
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Dec 5th 10:28am

Snap o’ the day: Marquee snowfall

In the throes of the season's first snowfall– up to two inches are expected today– Matthew Simon changes the marquee at the Paramount Theater just before 10:15am. Last night's performer was guitarist Leo Kottke; tonight, the Paramount plays host to the Vienna Boys Choir. read full story
Spring Creek ranked #1 new course by Golf Digest
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Dec 4th 2:25pm

Spring Creek ranked #1 new course by Golf Digest

Golf Digest just named the Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville, Virginia the number #1 new public golf course in America under $75. read full story
Bruce tickets go on sale this Friday
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Dec 3rd 5:42pm

Bruce tickets go on sale this Friday

According to JPJ's website, tickets for Bruce Springsteen's April 30 show in Charlottesville will go on sale this Friday at 10am. Tickets are going for between $67 and $97. So how long will it take for this show to sell out? read full story
Snap o’ the Day: Montrose view
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Dec 3rd 12:58pm

Snap o’ the Day: Montrose view

Lewis Mountain was shining this morning off in the distance in this view toward UVA even as the sun was still fighting to get through. read full story
Mustangs earn a trip to state finals
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Dec 1st 10:57pm

Mustangs earn a trip to state finals

It was ideal fall weather for a football game, and it ended ideally for the home team, as the Monticello Mustangs crushed the Poquoson Islanders today in the Division III state semifinals. read full story
Longo still pushing for Mall cameras
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Dec 1st 3:37pm

Longo still pushing for Mall cameras

The DP reports that Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo read full story
Snap o’ the Day: Garth Road
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Dec 1st 9:55am

Snap o’ the Day: Garth Road

Garth Road near Oakencroft Vineyard and Winery, 10:10am on Thursday, November 29, with the Blue Ridge–- including the not-yet-opened Wintergreen ski area somewhere in or near the distant background. read full story
Students protest against coal
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Nov 30th 5:26pm

Students protest against coal

Around 3 o'clock this afternoon, the UVA Corner's mid-afternoon scene was enlivened by an anti-coal protest organized by members of the Student Environmental Action. read full story
Snap o’ the day: railroad condos
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Nov 30th 1:56pm

Snap o’ the day: railroad condos

This almost-finished building called Cream Street 10 will soon house 10 high-tech condos overlooking the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks near the restaurants of West Main. Shot at 7:55am today from the Drewary Brown Bridge. read full story
Murder suspects get two lawyers each
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Nov 30th 1:48pm

Murder suspects get two lawyers each

Eighteen-year-old Michael Stuart Pritchett (right) appeared on a video screen yesterday at 12:55pm, five minutes before the capital murder suspect was scheduled to have a hearing. read full story
Is it an extreme buyer’s market?
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Nov 30th 12:57pm

Is it an extreme buyer’s market?

This bit of info on realtor Jim Duncan's blog jumped out at us. read full story
They’re baaack! Ruckersville family puts merry in Christmas
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Nov 30th 10:02am

They’re baaack! Ruckersville family puts merry in Christmas

For the thousands who missed the annual holiday extravaganza of lights, angels, music, and food in Ruckersville last year, don't worry: they missed you too. Last year, the couple who put on the show, Ginny and James Perkins, made the difficult decision not to put up their annual light show because of James Perkins' health– his cancer had worsened, and they worried about exacerbating his il read full story
Police brutality accusers acquitted
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Nov 29th 6:20pm

Police brutality accusers acquitted

After two months of legal wrangling and two trials today that took a combined five hours (and even delayed a capital murder hearing), the two young adults who alleged that a police officer nearly ran over them in a crosswalk were found not guilty of the misdemeanors of which the all read full story
Murder series points to Evonitz, not Rice
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Nov 29th 5:10pm

Murder series points to Evonitz, not Rice

Darrell David Rice is the convicted attacker once suspected of being both the Route 29 stalker as well and the Shenandoah Park murderer, as detailed in a pair of Hook stories last spring. read full story
DMB bassist’s house burns
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Nov 29th 1:31pm

DMB bassist’s house burns

Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard's house on Morgantown Road was consumed by fire th read full story
Reporter off the hook– this time
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Nov 29th 1:01pm

Reporter off the hook– this time

Hook reporter Courteney Stuart went into Charlottesville General District Court this morning prepared for the worst, adamant that she would not testify after being subpoenaed as a witness by a prosecutor. read full story
HookCast for November 29, 2007
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Nov 28th 11:45am

HookCast for November 29, 2007

Hogwaller's identity crisis; Police accusers become the accused; Razor wire remains Plus: *Who's moving into the old A&N space on the mall *A sea of orange and blue at this year's UVA-Virginia Tech football game *Why one woman says biofuels are bad for the environment– and for people # read full story