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BLAST introduces Virginia students to ha…

A group of high school students stands poised around an elaborately constructed slide, preparing to test a small gliding vehicle they have made completely out of garbage. They release the vehicle, which carries an open container of water, and...

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Refugee community finds “New Roots” in C…

A local food program is working to improve the lives of refugees in the Charlottesville area and provide them with access to nutritious foods. “Maybe half of the people here are from farming backgrounds and so people were interested...

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SLIDESHOW: Students at the BLAST summer …

Students engaged in STEM activities at the BLAST summer program at the University of Virginia.

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Albemarle considers changes to regulatio…

Albemarle County is considering changes that would allow expansions to historic buildings with inns and restaurants. “What we are talking about is expansion and new construction on sites with historic buildings formerly used as a restaurant or inn,” principal...

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Laura Pietro - Neighbor of the Week

Laura Pietro - Albemarle County Resident Tell us about your volunteer activities. When my family first moved to Charlottesville from New York in 1993, we volunteered at Holy Comforter’s Thursday noon soup kitchen for several years.  From 2006 – 2010...

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MPO seeks funding for Free Bridge improv…

The regional group that coordinates transportation planning in Charlottesville and Albemarle County has chosen Free Bridge as the project it will submit to the Virginia Department of Transportation for funding. “This is a really important project for our jurisdictions,”...

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Teachers get collaborative lesson-planni…

While their students get in the last few weeks of summer vacation, two dozen educators from Charlottesville and Albemarle County public schools are creating project-based, inter-disciplinary lesson plans. Since the Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle’s three-day Innovation Institute began...

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City planning officials see no urgency f…

The Charlottesville Planning Commission will not recommend that the city conduct a small-area plan for the area surrounding the intersection of Hydraulic Road and U.S. 29. “I believe that, compared to the other small-area plans, this would be least...

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School staff pay raises safe despite mis…

Missed state revenue targets could mean the Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools lose state money to support teacher and staff raises both divisions adopted for the current-year budget — but officials say raises will happen as promised anyway. Revenues...

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City Council meets with housing authorit…

As Charlottesville’s public housing agency settles in under a new executive director, the City Council held a work session Monday to get acquainted with the body whose members they appoint to oversee its management. “We have several new members...

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Underemployment, high cost of living in …

Albemarle County economic development staff on Monday presented data to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority as officials gear up to craft a long-term economic development plan for the county. The county’s director of economic...

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Upgrades desired for Charlottesville’s U…

As Charlottesville waits for federal and state rail officials to work out the details of a second dedicated daily train, some want Union Station to be upgraded to accommodate more passengers. “We believe an upgraded station will improve service...

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Charlottesville News

ACPD: Suspects in Albemarle Co. Robbery …

Detectives are looking for Kentavia Tyree Jones and Jaquarius Daquan Johnson in connection with an armed robbery, home invasion, and abductions that happened in Albemarle County.

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Attorneys, Businesses Weigh In On Court …

Attorneys and businesses in Charlottesville’s Court Square weigh in on the economic impact of having both Charlottesville and Albemarle County courts in the area.

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Virginia Health Officials Offer Update o…

Health officials in the commonwealth continue to monitor mosquitoes for Zika.

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Fruit Hill Orchard Opens After Frost Des…

Fruit Hill Orchard is bouncing back and open for business after a frost in April destroyed most of its peach crop. 

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US Department of Education Opens New Tit…

The University of Virginia is the subject of a new investigation under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, a federal law that prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of gender.

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UVA Medical Center: Medicaid Hospital Qu…

The University of Virginia Medical Center is ranked below average according to a government released rating, but the medical center says the ranking is inaccurate.

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Crash Along Avon Street Sends Driver to …

Police are investigating how a car crashed on the edge of the Sprint Pavilion along Avon Street. The driver was taken to a hospital, but is expected to recover.

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Foster Kids to Benefit from Donation to …

An anonymous donor gave Piedmont Virginia Community College $1 million to help with its Great Expectations program, a statewide initiative that helps put foster children through college.

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Ex-Governor Case Put on Hold after Supre…

A federal appeals court has put former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case on hold to give prosecutors and defense attorneys more time to analyze the Supreme Court ruling.

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Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Nati…

 To honor the first director of the National Park Service SNP will host a special one-hour, living history interpretive program.

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CPC: New Letter Supports Case Against Ch…

The Charlottesville Parking Center (CPC) says a new letter proves it has the right to raise rates at the Water Street Parking Garage in Downtown Charlottesville. 

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Staunton to Host Party for Harry Potter …

To prepare for the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” 30 businesses in downtown Staunton are participating in the first Queen City Potter Party.

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