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Virginia State Parks Offering Hunting Opportunities State-Wide
Virginia State Parks are offering a variety of hunting opportunities throughout the season.
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Charlottesville Police Investigating Armed Robbery on 6th St. SE
The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery along 6th Street SE Tuesday night. No was was injured.
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Unique Cars in Albemarle Co. Man's Collection Becoming Legal
An Albemarle County man is getting ready to finally bring some of his foreign cars to roads in the United States.
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Governor McAuliffe Declares September as Honey Month
To acknowledge the work of those harvesting honey and the value of honey to the commonwealth, Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed September as Honey Month.
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Waynesboro PD Investigating Credit Card Skimming at DCCU ATM
The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a credit card skimming incident that occurred at the DuPont Community Credit Union.
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Signer, Dittmar Celebrate Charlottesville’s Creative Economy
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer and Virginia Fifth District candidate Jane Dittmar hosted a celebration of Charlottesville’s creative economy on Tuesday night.
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CT: Architecture group gets first look at new West Main hotel
The BAR was taken through a series of slides depicting how Richmond's Quirk hotel came together.
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Architecture group gets first look at new West Main hotel
A Richmond-based group met Tuesday with the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review to present their plans for a 75-room boutique hotel on West Main Street in Charlottesville. A prior project at 501 and 503 W. Main St. shepherded by architect William...
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CT: Lidl supermarket proposed for Pantops site
A rendering in the Timmons Group’s application shows a 36,185-square-foot store facing U.S. 250, close to the Pantops Shopping Center.
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'Now I have a voice': At 60, Charlottesville man can vote for the first time
After the Virginia Supreme Court threw out McAuliffe’s blanket restoration order, the governor wrote each request individually, including Nathaniel Bryant's.
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Lidl supermarket proposed for Pantops site
Lidl, a German discount supermarket chain with more than 10,000 locations in Europe, wants to open one of its first American stores in Charlottesville. Lidl announced last year that it would establish its U.S. headquarters in Arlington, build a distribution center...
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In addition, participants can bring non-perishable food items to donate to Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.
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Harriet Durling Kaplan, the founder of Charlottesville’s Peabody School,has been made the permanent executive director.
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Planning continues for West Main Street streetscape
An Alexandria-based design firm is working on plans for a multimillion-dollar upgrade to Charlottesville’s West Main Street, but a final set of blueprints will not be available for well over a year. “We anticipate the construction document phase to be completed...
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City planning panel recommends Cherry Avenue for detailed study
The Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended that the Cherry Avenue corridor be selected for a small-area plan to help its neighborhoods cope with looming development. “I agree with Cherry Avenue being the higher priority … not only because of the pressures,...
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Is manufacturing the future of Albemarle’s economic development?
Albemarle County’s first economic development director is dedicated to the idea that the future of the local economy rests in large part on its ability to attract advanced manufacturing jobs. Advanced manufacturing — the production of complex, specialized, technologically advanced devices...
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Charlottesville News

Architecture group gets first look at ne…

A Richmond-based group met Tuesday with the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review to present their plans for a 75-room boutique hotel on West Main Street in Charlottesville. A prior project at 501 and 503 W. Main St. shepherded by architect William Atwood to develop a mixed-use residential and commercial building never came to fruition. “We understand the long history with this property...

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Lidl supermarket proposed for Pantops si…

Lidl, a German discount supermarket chain with more than 10,000 locations in Europe, wants to open one of its first American stores in Charlottesville. Lidl announced last year that it would establish its U.S. headquarters in Arlington, build a distribution center in Spotsylvania County and plan to begin opening stores in America by 2018. The company is seeking potential store locations...

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If you read us, support us!

Charlottesville Tomorrow is a non-profit organization completely supported by private donations. All gifts are welcome and appreciated and every dollar is used wisely to support our mission to inform and engage the public by providing clear, non-partisan information and research on land use, transportation, community design and public education issues.  Make a gift online via Click & Pledge to support community...

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Planning continues for West Main Street …

An Alexandria-based design firm is working on plans for a multimillion-dollar upgrade to Charlottesville’s West Main Street, but a final set of blueprints will not be available for well over a year. “We anticipate the construction document phase to be completed around March or April of 2018,” said Carrie Rainey, the city’s urban design planner. Rhodeside & Harwell has been working with...

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City planning panel recommends Cherry Av…

The Charlottesville Planning Commission has recommended that the Cherry Avenue corridor be selected for a small-area plan to help its neighborhoods cope with looming development. “I agree with Cherry Avenue being the higher priority … not only because of the pressures, but combined with the derelict buildings and open lots that are there just waiting for redevelopment,” Commissioner Jody Lahendro said...

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Is manufacturing the future of Albemarle…

Albemarle County’s first economic development director is dedicated to the idea that the future of the local economy rests in large part on its ability to attract advanced manufacturing jobs. Advanced manufacturing — the production of complex, specialized, technologically advanced devices and products — requires skilled labor, pays well and will help the county fill a gap in the area’s burgeoning...

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Innovation district will take patience, …

As startups nationwide and in Charlottesville clamor for adequate workspace central to housing, culture, shops and amenities, localities are building and planning business districts that focus on tech- and innovation-centered small businesses. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer has expressed the need to foster an innovation ecosystem — a culture that nurtures and celebrates small and medium-sized ambitious companies, and supplies ample fallback...

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Albemarle school board brainstorms high …

The Albemarle County School Board wrestled Thursday night with how its high schools will embrace student-directed and experiential learning while adequately assessing knowledge and producing credits that colleges will accept. The discussion comes as school officials are looking to increase high school capacity, either with an addition to Albemarle High School or with an entirely new school. Officials have set aside...

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Council hears from Johnson Village, JPA …

Residents of southwest Charlottesville had the opportunity Thursday to interact with city officials in the latest of a series of town hall meetings. The Our Town series was established in 2010 to provide an informal way for citizens to directly express concerns about the community. “This is an unmediated opportunity to hear directly from folks, but the staff is here, as well,”...

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Tom Tom Festival recognizes Charlottesvi…

The Tom Tom Founders Festival has chosen nine Charlottesville-area artists, civic leaders and entrepreneurs as winners of the 2016 Founding Cville award. Tom Tom’s board members and previous Founding Cville honorees selected the award winners after receiving nominations from the public. “We look to have a diversity of industries, experiences and backgrounds represented,” said festival director Paul Beyer. Beyer said that the award...

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Bob Dombrowe - Neighbor of the Week

Bob Dombrowe-Albemarle County Resident Tell us about your volunteer activities. Although we have lived in Albemarle County for over fifteen years, we moved to the western part of the County in 2011.  I remember reading an article in the Crozet Gazette about the Crozet Trails Crew (CTC).  From this I learned that the CTC builds, maintains and works to improve trail access...

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Albemarle panel endorses 192-room hotel …

The Albemarle County Planning Commission has recommended approval of a 192-room hotel along U.S. 29 in the latest sign that the Charlottesville area is experiencing a lodging boom. “We’ve been looking at this market for a few years, and we are happy to obtain this location and the opportunity to build another nice hotel here,” said Jim Daly, president of construction...

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