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Orange County Grand Jury Indicts Two in Shooting Death of 4-year-old
An Orange County grand jury issued indictments on a case involving the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old child.  Heather Massey and Nicholas Stoia were arrested Monday evening.
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Albemarle Co. Man to Remain Behind Bars in Peeping Tom Case
David Gomez-Sanchez will remain behind bars and could face deportation in relation to a series of Peeping Tom and sex-related crimes in Charlottesville.
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Augusta County Students, Teachers Saying Final Goodbye to 2 Schools
Roughly 1,000 elementary students will shift to brand new schools when classes start back up in August. Augusta County decided to permanently close two schools
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Tours Show Charlottesville Pollution Can End in the Chesapeake Bay
Groups are taking tours around Charlottesville to learn about how the pollution in streams and rivers could eventually lead to the Chesapeake Bay.
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CRHA Approves Money to Replace Crescent Halls Cooling Unit
The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority approved up to $131,700 to replace a broken cooling unit at Crescent Halls.
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Thousands of School Buses in Virginia Need Safety Device
The Virginia Department of Education says thousands of the state's school buses may need retrofitting to install a safety device that prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.
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City police seeking man suspected of rape
Police said Matthew Josiah Buckland is reportedly living in the Charlottesville area, possibly camping in nearby wooded areas.
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Albemarle's second Bojangles' is opening Thursday
The 3,800-square-foot restaurant opening at 3370 Seminole Trail will be adjacent to the Hollymead Town Center in Albemarle County.
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Deputy recruit, child-care provider charged in boy's shooting death
Four-year-old Cole James Clark got ahold of a gun and shot himself to death on May 15.
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Charlottesville Scholarship Program announces 2017 recipients
The Charlottesville Scholarship Program celebrated eight new award recipients at CitySpace on Monday. The winners are 2017 graduates of Charlottesville High School from low or middle-income households. Many will be the first in their families to attend college. “It’s unbelievable, some of...
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Crescent Halls’ A/C woes continue
One unit fails; new system not set to be installed until late summer
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CT: Charlottesville Scholarship Program announces 2017 recipients
“It’s unbelievable, some of the challenges these students have overcome to get to where they are.”
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Scholarship honoring longtime Albemarle educators names newest recipients
Four local high school students have been named as recipients of a scholarship honoring the legacy of two longtime Albemarle County educators. Casey Alexander, Jordan Burnley, Karuna Dahal and Shemya Key were honored as Minor Preston Scholars at a reception held...
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Scivera helping industry choose greener, safer chemicals
Mass-produced consumer products — from cellphones to SUVs — are made from a vast assortment of synthetic materials, which in turn are composed of any number of chemicals. Some of these chemicals are known to be toxic. A Charlottesville software company...
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CBIC Awards Gala recognizes standouts in entrepreneurship, education
The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council recognized some of the area’s most successful businesses and entrepreneurs at its annual awards gala. CBIC is a membership-based nonprofit organization that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship and supports technology-focused organizations in the Charlottesville region. It was...
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UVa presents redevelopment plans for land on Ivy Road
The University of Virginia is hoping to relocate its orthopedic services from the Fontaine Research Park as part of its redevelopment of an area along Ivy Road, east of the U.S. 29 and U.S. 250 intersection. UVa officials presented plans to...
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Light House Studio
Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.   Describe your nonprofit's mission. Light House Studio is an award-winning nonprofit filmmaking center that teaches children and teens to make...
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Charlottesville News

Charlottesville Scholarship Program announces 2017 recipients

May 22, 2017

The Charlottesville Scholarship Program celebrated eight new award recipients at CitySpace on Monday. The winners are 2017 graduates of Charlottesville High School from low or middle-income households. Many will be the first in their families to attend college. “It’s unbelievable, some of the challenges these students have overcome to get to where they are,” said Joseph Sabol, chairman of the Charlottesville Scholarship...

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Scholarship honoring longtime Albemarle educators names newest recipients

May 21, 2017

Four local high school students have been named as recipients of a scholarship honoring the legacy of two longtime Albemarle County educators. Casey Alexander, Jordan Burnley, Karuna Dahal and Shemya Key were honored as Minor Preston Scholars at a reception held at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on Friday night. “We have four outstanding, successful students — not only successful...

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Scivera helping industry choose greener, safer chemicals

May 20, 2017

Mass-produced consumer products — from cellphones to SUVs — are made from a vast assortment of synthetic materials, which in turn are composed of any number of chemicals. Some of these chemicals are known to be toxic. A Charlottesville software company is helping manufacturers, retailers and chemical suppliers around the world to track the substances they use and minimize their risk...

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CBIC Awards Gala recognizes standouts in entrepreneurship, education

May 18, 2017

The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council recognized some of the area’s most successful businesses and entrepreneurs at its annual awards gala. CBIC is a membership-based nonprofit organization that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship and supports technology-focused organizations in the Charlottesville region. It was founded 20 years ago as the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council. About 450 people attended the gala at the Boar’s Head Inn...

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UVa presents redevelopment plans for land on Ivy Road

May 18, 2017

The University of Virginia is hoping to relocate its orthopedic services from the Fontaine Research Park as part of its redevelopment of an area along Ivy Road, east of the U.S. 29 and U.S. 250 intersection. UVa officials presented plans to Charlottesville and Albemarle County leaders at the Planning and Coordination Council meeting on Thursday. “Orthopedics currently occupies some space at Fontaine...

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Light House Studio

May 18, 2017

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.   Describe your nonprofit's mission. Light House Studio is an award-winning nonprofit filmmaking center that teaches children and teens to make movies. We work with dozens of professional artists and filmmakers to help our kids turn their ideas into movies they...

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Lee statue hot topic at Democratic council forum

May 17, 2017

The three Democratic candidates for two party nominations for Charlottesville’s City Council addressed the future of the city’s Robert E. Lee statue Wednesday at a campaign forum. Earlier this month, Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore granted an injunction preventing the city from removing the statue for at least six months pending the outcome of a lawsuit. “I think recontextualization of the park...

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City architecture group weighs in on Quirk, Blue Moon projects

May 17, 2017

As Charlottesville waits for a new streetscape design for West Main Street, the city Board of Architectural Review granted design approvals for two projects that will incorporate four existing buildings. The BAR approved the final design for a new six-story apartment building that will wrap around the Blue Moon Diner and another building at 600 W. Main. The group also granted an...

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County schools adopt $180.5 million budget for FY18

May 16, 2017

The Albemarle County School Board has approved a balanced $180.5 million operating budget for fiscal year 2018. The school division also will utilize more than $19 million in special revenue funds from the 2016 bond referendum. The $180,486,940 operating budget is a $7.8 million, or 4.5 percent, increase over this year’s $172.7 million budget. The School Board’s funding request to the Board...

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Design panel approves demolition for another downtown building

May 16, 2017

A building on Water Street that housed the Clock Shop of Virginia is the latest downtown structure to be on the chopping block. The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review approved a demolition permit Tuesday for 201 W. Water St., a one-story structure that was built in 1950, according to city property records. The building is a contributing structure in the downtown architectural...

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Albemarle GOP musters single candidate in Albemarle Supervisor races

May 16, 2017

At a mass meeting on Tuesday evening, the Albemarle County Republican Committee nominated their only candidate for one of three upcoming Board of Supervisors elections. Retired businessman John Lowry ran uncontested for the party’s nomination in the race for the Samuel Miller District seat. Lowry previously announced his candidacy in February. “We should have better use of our land … we should...

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Council approves schematic design for West Main

May 16, 2017

Development plans for a new look for Charlottesville’s West Main Street inched closer to completion Monday when City Council approved a schematic design for the project. “The project vision is to create a great street, to design a great street and to have it be an equitable street,” said Elliot Rhodeside, of the firm Rhodeside & Harwell. “West Main is an...

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