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Dream road shatters Regal dreams
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Nov 13th 3:00pm

Dream road shatters Regal dreams

The folks planning the Hillsdale Connector, a widely acclaimed road that gives Seminole Square a chance to recast its tan-n-brown image while serving as a relief valve to Seminole Trail, will take a second movie theater, the Regal quad, according to Charlottesville Tomorrow. read full story
So long: McCutcheon signs off in song
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Nov 13th 2:29pm

So long: McCutcheon signs off in song

We have some bad news– John McCutcheon is saying adieu to Charlottesville. Even worse, he actually said it a year ago and disappeared without telling anyone! Last fall, McCutcheon realized that he had an ex-wife and grown kids– and thus no responsibilities tying him to town. read full story
DMB’s Moore appears in Honda truck ad
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Nov 13th 1:30pm

DMB’s Moore appears in Honda truck ad

Look out, Howie Long. Charlottesville's got a new celebrity truck spokesperson, or, more accurately, saxperson. Just like the football great has been selling Chevys for the last three years, Dave Matthews Band's Leroi Moore appears in a new ad for the Honda Ridgeline. read full story
Hook reporter subpoenaed in Silva, Austin cases
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Nov 13th 10:22am

Hook reporter subpoenaed in Silva, Austin cases

In the October 11 edition of the Hook, Courteney Stuart reported on an incident that occurred at the corner of Water Street and Second Street SE in which a Charlottesville police officer may have used excessive force in a misdemeanor arrest of a young couple headed for the parking garage after a read full story
Arrests made in St. Clair homicide
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Nov 13th 9:56am

Arrests made in St. Clair homicide

12:30pm update: Dressed in striped jail jumpsuits, the two men accused of capital murder in the November 9 killing of 26-year-old Jayne Warren McGowan shuffled, via video, into Charlottesville General District Court this morning. The elder of the two, 22-year-old William Douglas Gentry Jr. (left) waved to the camera trained on him at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. read full story
Radiohead deal with ATO confirmed
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Nov 12th 1:45pm

Radiohead deal with ATO confirmed

Although it has been widely expected for weeks, an official from Dave Matthews-Coran Capshaw-owned ATO Records confirmed to Billboard this morning that the English rock band s read full story
One step closer to fuel cells?
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Nov 12th 11:36am

One step closer to fuel cells?

A pair of UVA researchers say they've broken the world record in hydrogen "absorption," and they will unveil their findings tonight. Could they move the world closer to a hydrogen economy? How about the eagerly anticipated fuel cell car? Many eyes and ears will be on UVA physicists Bellave S. Shivaram and Adam B. Phillips at 8pm at the International Symposium on Materials Issues in a Hydrogen Economy at the Omni Hotel in Richmond. read full story
Mineral ‘hub’ to be demolished
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Nov 12th 11:11am

Mineral ‘hub’ to be demolished

The buildings long known as the Mineral Tea Room/Sacra's Restaurant on Mineral Avenue are coming down, and the memories of this former hub of Mineral are coming out, thanks to reporter Jaclyn O'Laughlin's report in the Central Virginian. (The structures will be replaced by a 7,200 square-foot commercial center.) read full story
Mayor Norris?
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Nov 12th 2:00am

Mayor Norris?

Mayor David Brown says he's had enough of being mayor and will call it quits in January, reports the Daily Progress. "Four years of being mayor is enough," Brown said. "If it goes longer than that, it starts to personalize the position rather than just being a member of council who is serving as mayor." According to the DP, Dave Norris and Julian Taliaferro are likely to seek the mayor's chair. read full story
Hysterical historians?
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Nov 12th 1:27am

Hysterical historians?

Who knew historians were so whacky, man? It appears the folks over at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Historical Society have decided to let their freak flag fly by launching a blog called the Hysterical Society...calling it an attempt to battle the stereotype that staffers are "batty little old ladies and gents in sneakers." read full story
Staunton passes porno ordinance
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Nov 12th 1:06am

Staunton passes porno ordinance

Wow, you'd think the devil himself had moved to Staunton! After the city Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Robertson made a promise to crack down on porn in the area, a grand jury there indicted the owner of After Hours Video, Rick Krial, on eight felony charges. read full story
Study: promiscuity no delinquency indicator
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Nov 11th 9:59pm

Study: promiscuity no delinquency indicator

Scratch another old wives tale: that teen sexual activity leads to delinquency. Instead, as reported today, UVA doctoral candidate Paige Harden will soon report that youthful consensual relations may actually lead to less delinquency– according to a tease of her study, which is set to appear in the March 2008 issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. read full story
Culprits in 700K park: vagrants, chipped paint
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Nov 11th 12:35pm

Culprits in 700K park: vagrants, chipped paint

Now we finally know why McGuffey Park needed a nearly $700K overhaul: sleeping vagrants and chipping paint, according to this morning's Daily Progress. While I never saw a sleeping vagrant there (and I took my kids at least a dozen times), now I know how to mobilize almost three quarters of million dollars: just get a "vagrant" to snooze somewhere. Oh, and cut back on surface prep when painting your merry-go-round. read full story
Robbery possible motive in St. Clair slaying
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Nov 10th 9:29pm

Robbery possible motive in St. Clair slaying

Robbery was the likely motive in the Thursday night or Friday morning murder of St. Clair Avenue resident, according to her father, James McGowan of Manlius, New York. read full story
ASG Gala goes on in victim’s honor
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Nov 10th 1:14pm

ASG Gala goes on in victim’s honor

Jayne McGowan, the young woman found shot to death in a St. Clair Avenue residence yesterday, was a "talented, focused, energetic individual," says her boss a the AIDS/HIV Services Group, executive director Kathy Baker. read full story
Tidewater feels JPJ’s pain
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Nov 10th 7:20am

Tidewater feels JPJ’s pain

A columnist for the Virginian-Pilot believes he's found the reason why his neck of the woods is getting bypassed by the big concerts which have contributed to Charlottesville's "entertainment overload" detailed in a Hook cover story by Dave McNair and in a letter by Taylor Bowen. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Window washing
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Nov 9th 11:36am

Snap o’ the day: Window washing

Window washers rappelled down the side of the Wachovia building on the Downtown Mall this morning causing passersby to look up in surprise. No easy task, the job requires four months of training, according to Alvaro Raono with Valcourt Building Services, the national company hired to make the windows glisten. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Little Charlie
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Nov 8th 9:02pm

Snap o’ the day: Little Charlie

This puppy dog sure looks cute in this picture that I shot a year and four days ago. Sadly, we found him dead at 7:30am today in a corner of our yard. He was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who went missing yesterday at 2pm, and he appears to have died from natural causes. read full story
Message in a bottle?
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Nov 8th 1:20pm

Message in a bottle?

In addition to a great headline (Wrapped Around Your Billfold: The Police in Charlottesville) and a general thumbs-up for The Police concert on Tuesday night, Style Weekly's music reviewer Brent Baldwin raised an interesting question about drinking at JPJ shows. "...can someone please tell me why," writes Baldwin, " if the venue is not allowed to sell alcohol (being a state school), everyone has to watch employees peddling kegs of beer into the private hospitality suites all night long? What's the message here? read full story
Camblos: ‘Not a great year for Republicans’
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Nov 8th 12:54pm

Camblos: ‘Not a great year for Republicans’

Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, fresh from a stinging upset Tuesday at the hands of Democrat read full story
Police rock JPJ with all the hits
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Nov 8th 12:03pm

Police rock JPJ with all the hits

The Police concert at JPJ Tuesday night lived up to its billing: a reunion concert that featured all the hits. As Andy Summers strode onstage picking the familiar opening riff from "Message in a Bottle," flanked by Sting and with Stewart Copeland sitting tall behind his drumset, the audience shot to its fee read full story
HookCast for November 8, 2007
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Nov 7th 5:01pm

HookCast for November 8, 2007

Who killed the Ruckersville Parkway?; Snow doubt at Wintergreen; Justine Abshire remembered; Best and worst of the Virginia Film Festival Plus: *How you can be the proud owner of a real-life castle... in Greene County *The Airport Motel finally checks out *Atomic Burrito wraps its last # read full story
Snap o’ the day: Mallek wins
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Nov 6th 11:10pm

Snap o’ the day: Mallek wins

Democrat Ann Mallek reacts after WINA declares her the winner in her campaign to defeat Republican David Wyant for his seat as the White Hall district's representative on the Albemarle County Board of read full story
Camblos ousted in 53 to 47 percent shocker
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Nov 6th 9:38pm

Camblos ousted in 53 to 47 percent shocker

Jim Camblos finds himself heading out of office after voters delivered a rebuke to the prosecutor whose biggest case last year was prose read full story
Fiction Plane goes unplugged for The Corner
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Nov 6th 4:38pm

Fiction Plane goes unplugged for The Corner

While fans are having to pay the big bucks to hear them open for the Police tonight, up-and-coming rockers Fiction Plane gave Charlottesville a freebie this afternoon when they recorded an exclusive acoustic read full story
Election day: Transport, transit top some lists
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Nov 6th 4:33pm

Election day: Transport, transit top some lists

With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 50s, City voter Jenny Ackerman calls this "a beautiful day for the election." Standing outside the Herman Key Jr. read full story
Justine's vigil brings comfort, questions
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Nov 6th 12:52pm

Justine's vigil brings comfort, questions

On Saturday, November 3, dozens of people flocked to Taylor Park on Main Street in downtown Orange for a vigil to remember Justine Swartz Abshire, a 27-year-old kindergarten teacher and animal lover killed November 3, 2006, in an apparent hit and run on Taylorsville Road near Barboursville. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Carter Mountain
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Nov 6th 12:45pm

Snap o’ the day: Carter Mountain

Today's snap was actually snapped yesterday at 5:07pm atop Carter Mountain, which is seven minutes after closing time at that mountaintop orchard and apple shop. read full story
The Police: We won’t be watching you
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Nov 6th 11:37am

The Police: We won’t be watching you

Back on September 10, it was the biggest news in town: The Police– the tour of the year, according to Pollstar mag editor Gary Bongiovanni in our recent cover story on local musi read full story
Wyatt indictment rocks election day
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Nov 6th 8:01am

Wyatt indictment rocks election day

How does an embattled Commonwealth's Attorney show a pesky lawyer his outrage? read full story
Locked-in girls’ parents acquitted
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Nov 6th 6:51am

Locked-in girls’ parents acquitted

Steve and Heather Tomlin, the parents (actually Heather is a step-mom) of two Shenandoah Valley teen girls allegedly confined to a room with a port-a-john and nailed-shut windows, were acquitted of all four child cruelty charges yesterday, according to NBC29 which has been closely following the case. read full story
Snap o’ the day: fall colors
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Nov 5th 2:31pm

Snap o’ the day: fall colors

The trees along historic West Main Street glowed in the sun (and in the windows of a rolling Jeep) around 7:45am today, the second day without Daylight Saving Time. Early forecasts had been calling for a chance of rain today, but maybe tomorrow... # read full story
NYT covers the robot race
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Nov 5th 7:26am

NYT covers the robot race

The venerable New York Times sent a reporter out to California to deliver an overview of the competition in which a Charlottesville-based robotic car had been competing. read full story
Snap o’ the day: DMB the stadium-fillers
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Nov 4th 3:21pm

Snap o’ the day: DMB the stadium-fillers

I just found this special section I built with Bill Ramsey back in 2001 at C-ville Weekly. One of my fondest memories of working there was the day Bill and I pitched (while we air-guitared to the tune of DMB's "I Did It") the idea of the paper's first-ever special section, a celebration of Dave Matthews Band's "Homecoming" April 21, 2001 concert. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Lewis the bird
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Nov 3rd 7:10pm

Snap o’ the day: Lewis the bird

"Lewis," the mascot of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, welcomes a fifth-grader to the PTO's $5 sausage and pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's this morning. # read full story
Monticello Media unveils ‘Generations FM’
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Nov 2nd 5:41pm

Monticello Media unveils ‘Generations FM’

After unleashing "Tom @ 107.5" on the Charlottesville radio market three weeks ago, Monticello Media continued its revamping lineups of the former Clear Channel stations by rep read full story
Snap o’ the day: Schenk’s Greenway
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Nov 2nd 3:44pm

Snap o’ the day: Schenk’s Greenway

Today's shot was taken from along McIntire Road at the City's fairly new Schenk's Greenway. A new park containing a stretch of Schenk's Branch, an unsung waterway, the Greenway features a meandering gravel pathway about ten feet wide, plenty of room to walk a dog on a sunny fall day. read full story
Charlottesville-lovin’ greeters sought
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Nov 2nd 10:05am

Charlottesville-lovin’ greeters sought

The people running two "fun-filled trains" that'll roll into town tomorrow and Sunday are looking for 750 people to volunteer to welcome the tourists to downtown. What's in it for the greeters? read full story
Staunton knows it when it watches it
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Nov 1st 9:30pm

Staunton knows it when it watches it

A Staunton grand jury has determined that a local businessman might be a felon for purveying smut to the unsuspecting citizens of that elegant city on a hill. According to a report tonight on NBC29, a porno-watching grand jury decided that Rick Krial and his business, After Hours Video, should be indicted on eight felony– yes, felony!– and four misdemean read full story
Snap o’ the day: dawning Main
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Nov 1st 10:21am

Snap o’ the day: dawning Main

Today's shot was taken from a vehicle stopped at the corner of Main and JPA, an area that will likely change in coming years as UVA develops its South Lawn Project, its cancer center, and as Bill Atwood develops his so-call read full story