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Green Appraisal Addendum Evaluates Value of "Green" Homes

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The "Green Appraisal Addendum" is a way to measure how valuable a home is once owners take steps to streamline energy consumption. More>>

Dogwood Garden Club Hosts Flower Show

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The Dogwood Garden Club hosted a flower show Thursday afternoon in Charlottesville. More>>

BBQ Food Cart has Customers Lining up on the Downtown Mall

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Smoked Bbq Co., a food cart that sets up shop on the downtown mall four days a week, has customers lining up. More>>

Rt. 29 Advisory Panel Members Differ on Improvement Options

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The Route 29 Advisory Panel met for the third time Thursday, and it's clear there is a big gap between panel members about what should be done. More>>

UVA Stroke Program Recognized for Achievement

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The American Heart Association awarded UVA with two awards for excellent care of stroke patients. More>>

Website Helps UVA Students Buy & Sell Graduation Tickets

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A group of students at UVA has launched a website, TicketUni.com, to help other students buy and sell graduation tickets. More>>

2nd McIntire Skate Park Design Workshop to be Held May 13

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Charlottesville Parks & Recreation and Albemarle Parks & Recreation will hold a second design visioning workshop to gather information from the community in planning the future design of the McIntire Skate Park. More>>

Charlottesville Drug Court Still Without Permanent Judge

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Three months after Judge Edward Hogshire retired, Charlottesville’s Drug Court is still without a permanent judge. More>>

Farmers Markets Are On the Rise in Central VA Video included

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More people are buying products close to home, and it's making a big economic impact. More>>

Planners, Public Meet on Belmont Bridge Design Options Video included

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The future of the Belmont Bridge was in the spotlight Wednesday as planners and the public sat down to try to hash out the details. More>>

UVA Marching Band to Perform in 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Video included

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The University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band has been selected to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. More>>

UVA Professors Receive Grants to Research Minority Youth Development Video included

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UVA professors Joanna Williams and Noelle Hurd will both be receiving the William T. Grant Foundation award of $350,000 to continue their research in minority youth development. More>>

PHA Project Connects Cville Students to Civil Rights Era Video included

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Eighth-grade students from STAB interviewed seniors at JABA's Mary Williams Community Center to record their stories from the civil rights era. More>>

Animal Rights Group Protests Circus Coming to JPJ Video included

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A Charlottesville animal rights group is not happy about the Ringling Bros. Circus coming to the John Paul Jones Arena. More>>

UVA BOV Approves Tuition Increase for 2014-15

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The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Wednesday approved undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. More>>

Cville Second-Graders Plant Trees in Preparation for Arbor Day Video included

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Some Charlottesville students got some hands-on education about nature Wednesday, right in their school's backyard. More>>

Charlottesville Makes Cars.com "Greenest Car Shoppers" List Video included

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Charlottesville car shoppers are some of the most environmentally motivated in the nation according to a Cars.com list. More>>

Central VA Events Celebrate Earth Day, Earth Week

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There are several events going on in central Virginia to celebrate Earth Day and Earth Week. More>>

Long-Time Charlottesville Volunteer Passes Away

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Mary Elizabeth Reese died over the weekend, after giving much of her life to others. More>>

Fire Weather Watch Issued for Virginia

The Virginia Department of Forestry has issued a fire weather watch for the entire state. More>>

Charlottesville Dogwood Festival Parade to Disrupt CAT Service

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In light of the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival Parade, several CAT routes will experience delays and detours on April 26. More>>

Expo Held at UVA for Earth Day, Week Video included

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Tuesday is Earth Day and the University of Virginia marked the occasion with a big expo held at Newcomb Hall. More>>

Charlottesville Leaders Aim to Improve Affordable Child Care Access Video included

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Rising child care costs are hitting families and businesses hard across VA and Charlottesville leaders say that needs to change. More>>

Waterline Installation to Cause Detours on Rt 250 Bypass

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The installation of a waterline will require intermittent, temporary detours for motorists heading from Park Street onto westbound Route 250 Bypass and for motorists heading from eastbound Route 250 Bypass onto Park Street. More>>

Sedona Taphouse Offers Free Lunch for Hometown Heroes Video included

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Sedona Taphouse offered free meals Tuesday for people who serve their community every day at its location on Millmont Street. More>>

Rt. 29 Advisory Panel Meeting to be Held April 24

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An advisory panel convened by Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne will hold its third meeting in Charlottesville on April 24. More>>

Cville Stormwater Utility Fee to be Billed April 28

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The stormwater utility in Charlottesville became effective in January 2014. The fee will be billed for the first time on April 28 concurrent with real estate tax bills. More>>

Professional Tennis Player Stops by Village School for Meet & Greet Video included

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Professional tennis player Nicola Slater stopped in Charlottesville Tuesday morning to share her experience with a group of middle school girls. More>>

Dominion to Promote Tree Plantings at VA Schools

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The philanthropic arm of energy company Dominion is involving Virginia students in a tree-planting project leading to Arbor Day. More>>

Delegates Speak on Medicaid Expansion at Albemarle Town Hall Video included

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Delegates Steve Landes and Rob Bell spoke out against Medicaid expansion at a town hall meeting in Albemarle County Monday night. More>>

Council Defers Decision on Downtown Mall Vehicle Crossings

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The decision to repair the vehicle crossings on Charlottesville’s downtown mall was once again deferred at the Charlottesville City Council meeting Monday night. More>>

Council Approves City Recycling Changes Video included

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Charlottesville city councilors voted unanimously to move to bi-weekly recycling collection using covered containers at their meeting Monday. More>>

Bone Marrow Registration Drive Held at UVA

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University of Virginia athletes are asking for the public's help to cure rare blood diseases. Monday, the football and track teams partnered to host a bone marrow registration drive. More>>

Charlottesville Man Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charge

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Tsaye Simpson was indicted on four felonies, including first-degree murder, in Charlottesville Circuit Court Monday. More>>

Former UVA Associate Dean Pleads Guilty to 3 Child Porn Charges Video included

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Michael Morris, a former University of Virginia associate dean, faces up to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child porn charges Monday. More>>

VSP to Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday

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Virginia State Police will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs at sites across the commonwealth Saturday as part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. More>>

Sexual Violence Survivors Make Glass Art at Take Back the Night Event Video included

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Friday, some survivors of sexual violence got together to break a little glass, make art, and heal at the same time in Charlottesville. More>>

City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Recycling Program

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City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed recycling change Monday. More>>

Central Virginia Celebrates Easter Sunday Video included

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People across central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley celebrated Easter Sunday, the day Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected. More>>

Former UVA Associate Dean Expected to Plead Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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A former University of Virginia associate dean who is facing federal child porn charges is expected to plead guilty on Monday. More>>

Researchers at UVA Help Teach Teens with Autism to Drive Video included

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Researchers at the University of Virginia are looking for autistic teens and young adults to join their Learn to Drive program. More>>

Charlottesville Parks and Rec. Hosts Fun Run Video included

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More than 115 people showed up at Venable Elementary School Saturday morning for a Fun Run. More>>

Community Discusses New Strategies to Fight Poverty in Central VA Video included

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Democratic Party leaders in Charlottesville and Albemarle County hosted a panel on poverty Saturday morning. More>>

‘Fridays After Five’ Returns to Charlottesville Downtown Mall Video included

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Fridays After Five officially kicked off for the season April 18 at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. More>>

Event Focuses on Driver’s Licenses for Teens with Autism Video included

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Saturday at UVA, families have a chance to learn about the challenges of teenagers with autism getting driver’s licenses. More>>

UVA Terminates 2 Fraternities for "Misconduct with New Members"

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UVA has recently gotten rid of Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu fraternities for what they are calling “misconduct with new members.” More>>

Legal Expert Explains Sex Crime Stings vs. Entrapment Video included

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NBC29’s legal analyst explains why it’s unlikely someone arrested after a sting operation can claim entrapment. More>>

AG Herring Speaks to UVA Law Students about Time in Office Thus Far Video included

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Friday, VA's Attorney General Mark Herring visited UVA law students to talk about some of the issues he's faced in office thus far. More>>

Plans Come Together for Cultural Space at IX Property in Cville Video included

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Owners and artists are hard at work making grand plans for a cultural space at the IX property in Charlottesville. More>>

Even After Frost, Vineyard Managers Stay Vigilant Video included

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Even though it looks like vineyards mostly dodged the bullet after this week’s frost, they're not out of danger just yet. More>>

Road Work at University Ave. & 14th St NW Delayed

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In order to gain additional clearance at the University Ave. &14th Street NW railroad underpass, Cville will remove the existing cobblestone crosswalks, mill, re-pave, and then re-mark crosswalks on all legs of the intersection. More>>

UVA BOV Sets Date to Determine 2014-15 Tuition

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The University of Virginia Board of Visitors will meet April 23 to set undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. More>>

Albemarle Police Investigate Fatal Esmont Crash

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Albemarle police are investigating a crash on Route 6 that left one man dead. More>>

2 Arrested after Charlottesville Home Invasion, Stabbing

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Two men have been arrested after a home invasion and stabbing that took place Tuesday night in Charlottesville. More>>

Charlottesville High School to Launch Online P.E. Option This Summer Video included

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CHS is launching a virtual physical education class for ninth- and tenth-graders starting this summer. More>>

Small Farms Less Vulnerable to High Beef Prices Video included

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Beef prices across the country are soaring, but things look better for small farms in the Charlottesville area. More>>

VA Seeks Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit against State, ABC Agents

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Virginia is asking a judge to dismiss the $40 million lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia student at the center of a botched Alcoholic Beverage Control sting. More>>

UVA Student Council Passes Resolution to Combat Sexual Assault

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University of Virginia Student Council leaders passed a resolution to raise awareness and offer more resources to survivors of sexual assault. More>>

Free PVCC Event to Promote STEM Degree

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PVCC will host a free event to promote its science, technology, engineering and math degree and certificate programs Saturday, May 17. More>>

Albemarle Police Investigate Ivy Road Accidents Video included

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Police are investigating a series of crashes that caused a backup on Ivy Road Thursday morning. More>>

VA Justices: Former UVA Climate Researcher's Emails Can be Withheld

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The VA Supreme Court has upheld a judge's decision rejecting a conservative group's attempt to obtain a former UVA climate researcher's emails. More>>

Harlem Nights Screening to Raise Money for Mentorship Program

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Charlottesville's Young Black Professional Network is hosting a showing of Harlem Nights to raise money for a youth mentorship program. More>>

VA Boasts Over 240 Farmers Markets

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Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers markets. More>>

Tours Mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26

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Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. More>>

Utility Workers, Driver Injured in Accident Near Barracks Road Shopping Center Video included

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Three people were treated for injuries after a car accident in front of Barracks Road Shopping Center Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Cville, Albemarle Featured in Film about Population Growth Video included

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Charlottesville and Albemarle County are part of a film focusing on population growth and the costs associated with it. More>>

Charlottesville Veteran Wins VA Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award Video included

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A 92-year-old World War II Veteran who lives in Charlottesville is being recognized for his work in the community. More>>

CHS String Ensemble Plays Concert on Downtown Mall Video included

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The Charlottesville High School string ensemble played a three-song concert for people on the downtown mall Wednesday afternoon. More>>

UVA Student Lawsuit Against VA, ABC Agents Heads to Federal Court

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A $40M lawsuit against the state and seven agents with VA ABC, filed by UVA student Elizabeth Daly, is headed to federal court. More>>

CHO Prepares for U.S. Airways, American Airlines to Complete Merger Video included

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Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport is making changes as U.S. Airways and American Airlines merge. More>>

Group Runs to Boston for Charity 1 Year after Bombings Video included

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A group of runners from Tennessee is heading up to Boston on foot to help the victims of last year's tragedy. More>>

Jefferson Area Tea Party Rallies against Tax Hikes Video included

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The Jefferson Area Tea Party held a tax day rally on the steps of the Albemarle County Office Building Tuesday evening. More>>

Cville Middle-Schoolers Get Look inside UVA Medical Center Video included

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Hundreds of Charlottesville seventh-grade students got a close-up look inside the University of Virginia Department of Medicine Tuesday. More>>

Spring Frost Threatens Central Virginia Crops Video included

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Central Virginia's vineyards, orchards, and nurseries are preparing Tuesday night to fight a frost after a warm weekend finally brought out fruit buds. More>>

UVA Historian Repeats History with Pulitzer Video included

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 Alan Taylor, who will be transferring to UVA this summer, won a second Pulitzer Prize for his book about the role slaves in VA and MD playing in the War of 1812. More>>

United Way Stays Busy on Tax Day

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Tuesday is Tax Day and people are scrambling to get returns finished before Tuesday night’s deadline. More>>

PVCC Culinary Program Utilizing TVs in the Classroom

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PVCC's culinary program is now utilizing flat-screen TVs for cooking demonstrations in the classroom. More>>

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Share Stories at Take Back the Night Video included

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A panel of UVA students shared stories of sexual abuse, as well as their message of hope, as part of Take Back the Night. More>>

CAAR Releases First Quarter 2014 Home Sales

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The first quarter report from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) is out, and it definitely has good news for sellers. More>>

UVA Darden School Dean to Become Faculty

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Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term as the school's dean in 2015. More>>

Sen. Tim Kaine Speaks at Sabato's Politics Class at UVA Video included

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Senator Tim Kaine was making the rounds around Charlottesville Monday, and made a stop in Larry Sabato's Introduction to Politics class Monday afternoon. More>>

Miss VA USA, Miss Teen VA USA Pageants to be Held at Paramount Theater Video included

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Charlottesville is the new home of a major beauty contest event. More>>

Cville Runners Prepare to Return to Boston Marathon 1 Year After Bombing Video included

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Dozens of runners around Charlottesville are in the last lap of training for next Monday’s Boston Marathon. More>>

UVA Surveys Students on Proposed Changes to Final Exercises Video included

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UVA is surveying students this week about proposed changes to graduation weekend. More>>

Another Suspect Arrested, Charged in Kevin Quick Case Video included

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Kweli Uhuru has been arrested and charged with gang participation in relation to the murder investigation of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick. More>>

Central VA Boasts Some of State’s Favorite Architecture

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Virginia's most treasured architecture features 10 sites right in our own backyard. More>>

UVA Medical Center Makes List of 100 Great Hospitals Video included

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The University of Virginia Medical Center is on a new list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." More>>

Tim Kaine Speaks at Annual Chamber Breakfast in Charlottesville

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is making rounds in Charlottesville Monday, starting with the annual Chamber Commonwealth Breakfast. More>>

UVA Students Participate in 36-Hour Hack-a-Thon Video included

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Students at the University of Virginia are making their innovations come to life in the first ever hack-a-thon - Hack UVA. More>>

Tom Tom Festival Wraps with Belmont Bash Video included

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The Tom Tom Founders Festival wrapped up Sunday night with a neighborhood party in Charlottesville. More>>

Run for Autism 5K Held at Charlottesville High School Video included

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A record number of runners took strides to support services for people living with autism in central Virginia Saturday. More>>

Top Three Jefferson Muzzles Awarded to the Obama Administration

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The Obama administration takes the top three spots in the annual Jefferson Muzzle Awards. The Charlottesville-based Thomas Jefferson Center names the nation's most dubious violators of free speech each year. More>>

Wine Lovers Flock to Monticello Wine Trail Festival Video included

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Wine lovers sampled vino from dozens of central Virginia vineyards at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in downtown Charlottesville Saturday. More>>

Workshop Held in Cville to Discuss African-American Heritage Trail Sites Video included

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Planners for an African-American heritage trail hosted a community workshop Saturday to discuss significant sites to the area’s black history. More>>

Berlin Wall Panels Unveiled at UVA Video included

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The wraps are coming off an unusual art installation at the University of Virginia. More>>

Albemarle Police Department Taking Part in Drug Take-Back Day

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The Albemarle County Police Department, in conjunction with Martha Jefferson Hospital, is taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. More>>

City Council Passes Budget, Cigarette Tax Hike Video included

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Charlottesville City Council unanimously passed its budget for the 2015 fiscal year which included a cigarette tax hike of 20 cents. More>>

Cville City Hall to Close for Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

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Charlottesville City Hall will be closed on Monday, April 14, 2014 for Thomas Jefferson's Birthday. More>>

Free Spay & Neuter Services at Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Video included

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The Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA is offering a spay and neuter special from now until Mother's Day. More>>

Red Cross, Whole Foods Raise $6K for Soldiers & their Families

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The American Red Cross, Central VA Chapter and Whole Foods Market raised more than $6,200 on April 2 for Operation Enduring Support. More>>

Monticello Wine Trail Kicks off Festival with Gala Video included

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The Monticello Wine Trail Festival kicked off Thursday night with its first-ever gala. More>>

Carnival Kicks Off 65th Dogwood Festival Video included

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Hundreds gathered in McIntire Park Thursday night to kick off the 65th annual Dogwood Festival with a carnival. More>>

UVA Revives Public Day Presentation Tradition

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Graduating students at the University of Virginia will give presentations on their work to the public for the first time since the mid-1800s. More>>

Hearing Postponed for Woman Charged in Assault of Del. Toscano's Wife

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The woman accused of attacking Delegate David Toscano's wife, Nancy Tramontin, appeared in a Charlottesville courtroom Thursday for the first time. More>>

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Charlottesville Man Explains Recovery Process

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A Charlottesville man who may play a role in the eventual recovery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 spoke with NBC29 about his experiences in the process of finding lost flights. More>>

Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Snow

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NBC29 viewer photos of the St. Patrick's Day Snow. More>>

Verizon Spends $711M on VA Telecom Upgrades in '13

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Verizon says it spent more than $711 million on telecommunications and information technology improvements in Virginia in 2013. More>>

Secretary Layne to Convene Route 29 Advisory Panel

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Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced that he will assemble an advisory panel to assist with the development of a plan to guide improvements along the Route 29 corridor in the Charlottesville region. More>>

VSP: 2 Deaths, Thousands of Accidents Attributed to Winter Storm

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Virginia State Police are attributing two deaths to a winter storm that left many roads treacherous and troopers busy responding to hundreds of crashes. More>>

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