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The Daily Progress recently seated two new members on its editorial advisory board, Helen Cauthen and Frank Friedman. Board member Sally Thomas is serving a second term.
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County schools present classroom technologies for “Digital Tomorrow”
In years past, most high school students could study the human heart only through pictures in textbooks. Today, Albemarle County high-schoolers can view a beating heart on interactive, 3-D displays, rotating and magnifying it to observe the movement of each valve. County...
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CT: Charlottesville housing committee discusses procedural refinements
It also discussed whether it should ask the City Council to expand or refine its membership.
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CT: County schools present classroom technologies for “Digital Tomorrow”
County school division staff hosted an open house event Thursday to introduce School Board members, parents and other stakeholders to virtual reality and other new technologies being used in its classrooms.
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Charlottesville housing committee discusses procedural refinements
Charlottesville’s Housing Advisory Committee has spent the last year evaluating several ways the city can use its power and resources to increase the number of affordable living choices. At this month’s meeting, the group discussed how city government processes might be...
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Proposals presented for Hydraulic-U.S. 29 intersection
Composed of three different scenarios, goal is to integrate bicycle and pedestrian amenities, including safe and convenient ways to cross the roads, with balanced land use and right-sized transportation systems around immediate area.
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Man Wanted in Connection to Shooting in Staunton
Orion Jeffrey Painter, 22, is wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred at around 1:30 p.m. on February 23. 
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Charlottesville Clergy Announces Support for Stricter Gun Laws
Spiritual leaders in Charlottesville are announcing support for stricter gun laws, following last week's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. 
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Ruckersville man accused of breaking into two Albemarle churches
The first break-in was reported Feb. 10 at a church in the 2700 block of Stony Point Road, and another was reported Sunday at a church in the 1100 block of Crozet Avenue.
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The Perkins Road bridge over Venable Creek was closed in November for the replacement of its superstructure and was scheduled to open Friday.
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Waynesboro High School will Perform Avenue Q
Waynesboro High School is set to perform Avenue Q, a play once known for it's strong adult content. 
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Greene County Man Arrested after a Series of Burglaries
The Albemarle County Police Department arrested 28 year-old Steven Tyler Miller of Ruckersville on various charges related to a series of break-ins. 
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Disabilities Studies Symposium Held at University of Virginia
Experts met at the University of Virginia to discuss various issues that relate to disabilities. 
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Albemarle to Amp Up School Security Following Shooting in Parkland, Florida
Albemarle County will use funds to add additional security measures in its public schools. 
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County schools expect $3.5 million insurance savings, loss of state funds
Albemarle County Public Schools is expecting to save more than $3.5 million from a two-month premium holiday for medical insurance benefits and a reduction of premiums starting March 1. However, the impact of the savings could be negated by a...
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Transit director: Ridership decline may be cyclical
As Charlottesville prepares to develop a new transit plan for the next six years, the City Council has expressed concern about a 15 percent decline in ridership from 2013 to 2017. Councilor Kathy Galvin saw an early version of these...
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Walker seeks more support from UVa as Brandon Avenue project moves forward
The Charlottesville City Council has requested more details about the financial value of streets that will be conveyed to the University of Virginia to assist with a redevelopment project. “I’m thinking about some of the work that we need to do...
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Panelists discuss future of Albemarle County courts
What would happen to the administration of justice if the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors chose to relocate their general district and circuit courts outside of downtown Charlottesville? That was the subject of a panel discussion held at the February...
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Charlottesville News

County schools present classroom technologies for “Digital Tomorrow”

Feb 23, 2018

In years past, most high school students could study the human heart only through pictures in textbooks. Today, Albemarle County high-schoolers can view a beating heart on interactive, 3-D displays, rotating and magnifying it to observe the movement of each valve. County school division staff hosted an open house event Thursday to introduce School Board members, parents and other stakeholders to virtual...

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Charlottesville housing committee discusses procedural refinements

Feb 23, 2018

Charlottesville’s Housing Advisory Committee has spent the last year evaluating several ways the city can use its power and resources to increase the number of affordable living choices. At this month’s meeting, the group discussed how city government processes might be adjusted to speed up the implementation of new policies. “We need to get on the same page here, and I think...

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County schools expect $3.5 million insurance savings, loss of state funds

Feb 22, 2018

Albemarle County Public Schools is expecting to save more than $3.5 million from a two-month premium holiday for medical insurance benefits and a reduction of premiums starting March 1. However, the impact of the savings could be negated by a loss of $1.9 million in expected funding from the state. County government and the school division offer self-funded medical insurance plans...

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Transit director: Ridership decline may be cyclical

Feb 22, 2018

As Charlottesville prepares to develop a new transit plan for the next six years, the City Council has expressed concern about a 15 percent decline in ridership from 2013 to 2017. Councilor Kathy Galvin saw an early version of these statistics in January through her position on the Metropolitan Planning Organization, a regional transportation committee. “There was a lot of data...

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Walker seeks more support from UVa as Brandon Avenue project moves forward

Feb 21, 2018

The Charlottesville City Council has requested more details about the financial value of streets that will be conveyed to the University of Virginia to assist with a redevelopment project. “I’m thinking about some of the work that we need to do in town,” Mayor Nikuyah Walker said at Tuesday’s council meeting. “If there’s a value to that is beneficial...

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Panelists discuss future of Albemarle County courts

Feb 19, 2018

What would happen to the administration of justice if the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors chose to relocate their general district and circuit courts outside of downtown Charlottesville? That was the subject of a panel discussion held at the February 17 breakfast of the city and county Democrats. "We came up with this topic a couple of months ago as we...

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Dream of fields: Soccer activists seek more community facilities

Feb 18, 2018

Thousands of youths and adults are on soccer teams in the area and some would like local governments to increase the amount of places to play. “We started to recognize that what makes soccer so unique in Charlottesville is that it has a lot of unique ingredients,” said David Deaton, executive director of the Charlottesville Alliance FC, an amateur soccer club...

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Developers describe constructing affordable housing units in Charlottesville

Feb 17, 2018

Two developers of affordable housing complexes in Charlottesville had the chance Friday to explain how their projects went from idea to reality. “To be a developer, for-profit or nonprofit, your only job is to manage chaos,” said Rick Gregory, one of the cofounders of Richmond-based Fountainhead Properties. The for-profit company built the recently constructed Carlton Views, a 54-unit apartment building on Carlton...

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Crozet startup CounterFlow AI closes $2.7 million investment round

Feb 17, 2018

Crozet cybersecurity startup CounterFlow AI announced last week that it raised $2.7 million in seed funding from Osage University Partners, the Charlottesville Angel Network, and several individual investors. “We are looking to grow and stay in Crozet,” said Randy Caldejon, co-founder and CEO of CounterFlow AI. “Our intent is for this to fund the true development of our machine-learning platform —...

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Local child care centers adapting to laws for background checks

Feb 16, 2018

Local preschools and child care centers are moving quickly to complete fingerprint-based national background checks for staff and volunteers that are now required under state law.  The Virginia Department of Social Services is implementing the background checks to meet safety regulations included in the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. Virginia received about $120 million in federal...

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Albemarle executive proposes $428.5 million budget for FY2019

Feb 16, 2018

The new Albemarle County Executive has presented the Board of Supervisors with a $428.5 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2019. That is a 7.7 percent increase over the budget for the current year. “For the second year in a row, we will not recommend a tax rate increase but we have an ambitious budget where we are moving...

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Charlottesville School Board adopts funding request for 2018-2019

Feb 15, 2018

The Charlottesville School Board on Thursday voted, 6-0, to adopt an $83.7 million funding request for the 2018-2019 school year. School Board member Leah Puryear was absent.    The funding request would require a $54 million appropriation from the City Council — a $2.67 million increase from the current fiscal year. As of Feb. 1, the city of Charlottesville’s draft budget for...

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