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Former Madison deputy to remain behind bars until trial  Judge cites past allegations, position of trust in denying release
A judge has denied former Madison sheriff's deputy Bruce Harvey's attempt to be released from jail ahead of his October trial.
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Woodbrook planning swift, total transition to multiage learning
A $16.3 million expansion of Woodbrook Elementary School promises to change the way that students at the school learn— a transformation more comprehensive and rapid than some parents expected. At a community meeting on June 1, Woodbrook principal Lisa Molinaro announced...
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CT: Woodbrook planning swift, total transition to multiage learning
Woodbrook Elementary will combine first and second graders, and fourth and fifth graders in multiage classrooms in the coming school year.
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Bond financing proposed for Crozet Plaza, road to Parkside Village
As plans for downtown Crozet continue to come together, a developer is proposing Albemarle County use bonds to finance $4.72 million worth of infrastructure projects to support the area’s redevelopment. Frank Stoner, of Milestone Partners and Crozet New Town Associates, has...
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World Peace Game camp teaches collaboration, lessons for the future
Tables and chairs made up a circle in the Murray High School gym. Thirty-two children sat, staring at each other, toes tapping, knees fidgeting. “Negotiations may begin now,” a voice said, as a bell began to ring. The children leaped out of...
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CT: World Peace Game camp teaches collaboration, lessons for the future
The World Peace Game, developed by John Hunter, wrapped up an abbreviated week-long camp on Saturday.
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CT: Developer proposes county issue $5M in bonds to pay for downtown Crozet infrastructure
The developer of the former Barnes Lumber site in downtown Crozet has proposed that the county issue a $5M bond to pay for infrastructure improvements that would serve the development.
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ACAC joins U.N. effort to help the disabled, Albemarle Square location one of 4 enrolled in U.S. test program
ACAC is one of four sites nationwide enrolled in a U.N. program to train staff to attract and serve more people with disabilities.
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Stuarts Draft to Get Own Public Library
Stuarts Draft is getting its own public library.
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Radio Club Hosts Field Day to Test Emergency Communication
Amateur radio operators in central Virginia are testing their skills for when all other technology fails, through a field day.
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CASE Honors Sweet Briar College for Superior Fundraising
A central Virginia college that nearly shut down due is being recognized for the fundraising efforts that helped save the school.
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Pedestrian Struck in Waynesboro is Airlifted to UVA Medical Center
Waynesboro Police are currently investigating a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on N. Delphine Ave. near Faber Ave. 
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AAA: 44.2 Million People Expected to Travel Independence Day Weekend
This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, according to AAA.
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Computers for Kids partners with UVA, engineers a haunted house
The children enrolled in Computers4Kids’ Hauntings Smart House Camp were hard at work, building spooky sound boards and carving headstones from large chunks of foam. A bulletin board covered with drawings leaned against the wall. Headless people, falling ceilings, and flying...
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Rep. Bob Goodlatte Introduces Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced two bills he says will help strengthen public safety by combating dangerous sanctuary policies that permit criminals to go free.
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Commercial space for Old Trail continues to develop
Two new mixed-use buildings are in the works for Old Trail Village in Crozet, although plans for a larger building appear to have been delayed. Albemarle County staff offered feedback on plans for a nearly 28,000 square-foot building at a site...
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First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge: Teaching youth about golf and life
Jin Ellington has never played golf. Yet when she was looking to move to Charlottesville to be closer to family, the mother of two with a background in education and nonprofits stumbled across a job opening: Executive Director at The...
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Charlottesville News

Woodbrook planning swift, total transition to multiage learning

Jun 24, 2017

A $16.3 million expansion of Woodbrook Elementary School promises to change the way that students at the school learn— a transformation more comprehensive and rapid than some parents expected. At a community meeting on June 1, Woodbrook principal Lisa Molinaro announced that first and second graders, and fourth and fifth graders would be combined in multiage classrooms for the coming school...

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Bond financing proposed for Crozet Plaza, road to Parkside Village

Jun 24, 2017

As plans for downtown Crozet continue to come together, a developer is proposing Albemarle County use bonds to finance $4.72 million worth of infrastructure projects to support the area’s redevelopment. Frank Stoner, of Milestone Partners and Crozet New Town Associates, has been working to redevelop the 20-acre property formerly home to the J. Bruce Barnes Lumber Company into what he and...

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World Peace Game camp teaches collaboration, lessons for the future

Jun 24, 2017

Tables and chairs made up a circle in the Murray High School gym. Thirty-two children sat, staring at each other, toes tapping, knees fidgeting. “Negotiations may begin now,” a voice said, as a bell began to ring. The children leaped out of their seats, running zig zags through the circle. “If you sign the peace treaty, I’ll take my troops out of your...

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Computers for Kids partners with UVA, engineers a haunted house

Jun 23, 2017

The children enrolled in Computers4Kids’ Hauntings Smart House Camp were hard at work, building spooky sound boards and carving headstones from large chunks of foam. A bulletin board covered with drawings leaned against the wall. Headless people, falling ceilings, and flying demons were just a few of the depictions hung up, sketched in colorful markers. “I was hoping killer clowns could stay...

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Commercial space for Old Trail continues to develop

Jun 23, 2017

Two new mixed-use buildings are in the works for Old Trail Village in Crozet, although plans for a larger building appear to have been delayed. Albemarle County staff offered feedback on plans for a nearly 28,000 square-foot building at a site plan review meeting on Thursday. The four-story building would be located to the southwest of the roundabout connecting Old Trail...

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First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge: Teaching youth about golf and life

Jun 22, 2017

Jin Ellington has never played golf. Yet when she was looking to move to Charlottesville to be closer to family, the mother of two with a background in education and nonprofits stumbled across a job opening: Executive Director at The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge. Ellington applied to the position and found herself in charge of a youth development...

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The Women's Initiative

Jun 22, 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. The Women’s Initiative provides vital mental health services for women regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to provide women with effective counseling, social support and education so they can transform life challenges into positive...

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Virginia transportation board approves Albemarle projects

Jun 21, 2017

Several new transportation projects in Albemarle County can move forward now that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has adopted its latest multiyear plan. At a meeting in Richmond this week, the CTB adopted an $18.6 billion, six-year program for road, bridge, rail and transit projects. That includes two roundabouts in Albemarle, a small connector road near Hollymead Town Center and the reconstruction...

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Hard Hat Tour

Jun 21, 2017

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema provided a hard hat tour for local reporters. Co-owners Anthony Coco and Joseph Edwards answered questions and explained the Alamo Drafthouse movie-going experience. Alamo Drafthouse Charlottesville will open its doors to the public on Friday, July 21, 2017.  >> Read more

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to open next month

Jun 21, 2017

Moviegoers in Charlottesville will soon have another theater option, one that serves meals cooked from scratch in auditoriums that boast cutting-edge cinema technology. A spaceship will hang from the lobby’s ceiling, and the posters lining the walls will be vintage, sci-fi, and alien themed, from Turkey, Germany, and France. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is currently under construction, with ladders, partially unrolled...

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BAR gets first look at plans for expanded Landmark Hotel

Jun 20, 2017

Design panel sees plan that includes additional stories The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review heard details Tuesday on how the developer of the Dewberry Charlottesville hotel plans to add more floors to what has been previously known as the Landmark Hotel. “They are proposing three additional stories or levels added above the two story section that fronts on the Downtown Mall,” said...

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Council moves forward with creation of rental assistance program

Jun 20, 2017

The Charlottesville City Council agreed Monday to move forward with several steps to provide more affordable housing, including creation of a city-run rental assistance program to augment existing federal programs. “The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is permitted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer up to 531 vouchers but we currently administer about 400,” said Grant...

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