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Dominion Energy Hosts Job Fair to Recruit Workers for Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Dominion Energy is reaching out to people living across Virginia who want jobs building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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Ira Socol has been with ACPS since 2013.
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Augusta Health Program Offers Internships to People with Disabilities
A hospital in the valley is providing internship opportunities for a group of people that are often underestimated.
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Martha Jefferson was given high marks for low rates of infection; safety and error-prevention strategies; and qualified personnel.
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With juror ill, deliberations in sex-trafficking case postponed
While the jury was behind closed doors, Edwards pleaded guilty to two charges of pandering.
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City police review board needs authority, applicants say
The applicants come from a variety of backgrounds, from attorneys and activists to low-income residents.
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CASPCA Proposes 1,200 Square Foot Expansion
People got the chance to put in their two cents about a proposed renovation and expansion project at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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Arrest made in theft of mail in Greene County
Christopher Lee Herring, 30, has been charged with 13 felony counts.
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CT: Ground sprayed for West Main apartment complex
Six Hundred West Main will include 53 units of market-rate rental apartments that will be constructed behind two buildings, one of which will continue to house the Blue Moon Diner.
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Ground sprayed for West Main apartment complex
The symbolic start of a construction site is traditionally marked with a groundbreaking, but the developers of a new apartment complex on Charlottesville’s West Main Street opted to celebrate Tuesday by spray-painting a parking lot with the words “Six Hundred...
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Man Arrested in Connection to Stolen Mail Investigation in Greene County
On Tuesday April 17, 2018 Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Herring on multiple felonies.
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Police Civilian Review Board Applicants Participate in Forum
The candidates hoping to be on the board in charge of reviewing the Charlottesville Police Department are taking part in a forum on Tuesday, April 24.
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Hospitality Cart Boosts Moods at UVA Children's Hospital
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville is taking new steps to comfort families and children.
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Rebranding of W. Main apartments reflects trend of outside ownership
As completion nears of the massive Standard apartment building on Charlottesville’s West Main Street, another complex that opened two years ago recently was rebranded by the national firm that now owns it. What had been called the Uncommon, at 1000 W....
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Albemarle schools preparing to lease Seminole Place facility for high school center
The Albemarle County School Board this week will consider approving the lease of 42,200 square feet in the Seminole Place industrial facility for use as a high school student center, administrative offices and professional development space. Albemarle launched the High School...
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Spanish showcase builds connections in and out of the classroom
Eliza Vesga, 11, has been able to understand some Spanish since she was little. Klei Stanford, 10, started learning Spanish this year when he moved from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Charlottesville.  Eliza and Klei might never have known each other if...
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Vinegar Hill Park process to start this summer
Construction will begin this summer to replace the Main Street Arena in downtown Charlottesville with the technology-focused Center of Developing Entrepreneurs. Some stakeholders hope to use the spotlight on CODE to put plans for the adjacent Vinegar Hill Park in...
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West Main Streetscape plans presented to design panel
The design for a new look and feel for Charlottesville’s West Main Street is still being developed more than four years after the firm Rhodeside & Harwell began work on the plan. “We’ve now moved into what we’re calling our design-development...
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Charlottesville News

Ground sprayed for West Main apartment complex

Apr 24, 2018

The symbolic start of a construction site is traditionally marked with a groundbreaking, but the developers of a new apartment complex on Charlottesville’s West Main Street opted to celebrate Tuesday by spray-painting a parking lot with the words “Six Hundred West Main,” the name of the project. “We’ve had probably about two years of design, construction entitlements and approvals,” said Jeffrey...

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Rebranding of W. Main apartments reflects trend of outside ownership

Apr 22, 2018

As completion nears of the massive Standard apartment building on Charlottesville’s West Main Street, another complex that opened two years ago recently was rebranded by the national firm that now owns it. What had been called the Uncommon, at 1000 W. Main, is now known as Lark on Main, although some of the signage outside still carries the old name. The...

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Albemarle schools preparing to lease Seminole Place facility for high school center

Apr 22, 2018

The Albemarle County School Board this week will consider approving the lease of 42,200 square feet in the Seminole Place industrial facility for use as a high school student center, administrative offices and professional development space. Albemarle launched the High School 2022 initiative two years ago to generate ideas for expanding student-designed, interdisciplinary and community-based learning experiences throughout the school division.  High...

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Spanish showcase builds connections in and out of the classroom

Apr 21, 2018

Eliza Vesga, 11, has been able to understand some Spanish since she was little. Klei Stanford, 10, started learning Spanish this year when he moved from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Charlottesville.  Eliza and Klei might never have known each other if they had not been chosen to emcee El Espectaculo, an annual Spanish showcase by fifth-grade students at Walker Upper Elementary...

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Vinegar Hill Park process to start this summer

Apr 20, 2018

Construction will begin this summer to replace the Main Street Arena in downtown Charlottesville with the technology-focused Center of Developing Entrepreneurs. Some stakeholders hope to use the spotlight on CODE to put plans for the adjacent Vinegar Hill Park in motion.   In late 2016, the City Council set aside $15,000 to create Vinegar Hill Park at the western end of...

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West Main Streetscape plans presented to design panel

Apr 19, 2018

The design for a new look and feel for Charlottesville’s West Main Street is still being developed more than four years after the firm Rhodeside & Harwell began work on the plan. “We’ve now moved into what we’re calling our design-development phase, which is really serving as the pre-final design,” said Carrie Rainey, the city’s urban planner. “We’re really getting more...

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Curry professor sheds light on resilient low-income students’ success

Apr 19, 2018

Many education researchers have documented the academic achievement gap between students from high-income and low-income families. They also have shown that it persists from pre-kindergarten through college. Joseph Williams, an associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, said this research fails to capture the complete story of how low-income students perform in school. “There are millions of students...

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Design panel partially approves downtown building

Apr 18, 2018

The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review made a partial recommendation to approve the size and shape of a new downtown building Tuesday, but stopped short of full support after the acting city attorney noted a problem. “The proposed building appears to exceed the maximum allowable building height for the zoning district,” wrote Lisa Robertson in an email to BAR members shortly...

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Toscano visits local schools to discuss safety

Apr 17, 2018

Albemarle County school officials met with Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, on Tuesday to contribute to the Virginia House of Delegates’ ongoing study of school safety issues.  Toscano is a member of the House Select Committee on School Safety. Established in March in response to a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the select committee is...

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Charlottesville land bank moves forward as council briefed on housing report

Apr 17, 2018

The Charlottesville City Council has taken the first official step toward creating a nonprofit entity that could help increase the number of affordable housing units within city limits. “A land bank corporation is a transactional mechanism created within state law in order to acquire, manage, develop, sell or convey property,” said Brenda Kelley, the city’s redevelopment manager. “It can borrow money...

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CHS intervention specialist honored as ReadyKids Youth Advocate

Apr 16, 2018

For more than a decade, Dianna Poe and her colleagues in Charlottesville High School’s WALK program have helped at-risk students overcome obstacles in all aspects of their lives to earn their diplomas.    “In a world where flashy, cutting-edge, shiny and sexy gets all the attention, we are a team of people that are plodding,” said Poe, the director of WALK. “We...

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Virginia Press Association awards for 2017

Apr 16, 2018

Charlottesville Tomorrow won the news sweepstakes for Best Online Publication in Virginia during Saturday evening's annual Virginia Press Association News & Advertising Conference. Charlottesville Tomorrow received a total of 20 VPA awards for our in-depth community news.  The recognition includes ten first place awards, seven of which were for news writing.  We are honored to have this recognition and we want...

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