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Farms Welcome Visitors for ‘Meet Yer Eats’ Video included

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Twelve central Virginia farms that usually aren't open to the public invited families to come check out how and where their food is grown Monday. More>>

Some Councilors Upset about How City Manager Handled Misuse of Taxpayer Money Video included

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For months taxpayers paid the cellphone bill of an electoral board official who'd left office. Now, some city councilors are upset with how Charlottesville's city manager dealt with the issue. More>>

Some Homeowners against Proposed Fry’s Spring Rezoning Video included

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Some homeowners in a historic Charlottesville neighborhood fear a request to rezone hundreds of properties would take away their rights. More>>

Noise Analysis Released on Indoor Gun Range

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A noise analysis of gunfire of a planned police firearms training range in Albemarle suggests neighbors will barely hear the gunfire. More>>

Council to Consider Grant for Disproportionate Minority Contact Task Force Video included

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A task force that has been working for more than a year to find ways of keeping Charlottesville's minority youth out of the juvenile justice system may see its work pay off. More>>

UVA Faces $15M in Budget Cuts

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The University of Virginia is facing more than $15 million in budget cuts. More>>

Light House Studio Hosting 13th Annual Youth Film Festival Video included

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A Charlottesville nonprofit is gearing up to showcase films created by students in the community at the 13th annual Youth Film Festival. More>>

Fans Flood Downtown to Support ’Hoos before Season Opener Video included

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The UVA Cavaliers have an uphill battle going into its season opener against the UCLA Bruins, but Virginia fans were out in full force Friday night. More>>

VDOT to Close Clark Road for Slope Repairs

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VDOT will close Route 674 in western Albemarle on Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to complete slope repairs on the road's shoulders that were started earlier this week. More>>

As Uber Expands to Cville, Cab Drivers Speak Out Video included

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Uber, a popular and highly contested ride sharing company, has made its way into Charlottesville. More>>

MHS Athletic Director, 2 Others Plead Guilty to Embezzlement Video included

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Three men, including the athletic director at Monticello High School and the vice president of Downtown Athletic Store, pleaded guilty Friday to a federal misdemeanor charge related to bid rigging. More>>

Thousands to Race in 22nd Women’s Four Miler Video included

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More than 3,500 women will hit the ground running Saturday for the 22 annual Women's Four Miler Race. More>>

UVA Architect to Step Down after 11-year Tenure

The architect that oversaw planning for the $50 million restoration of the University of Virginia's iconic Rotunda is stepping down. More>>

Former Cville Teacher Sentenced to 10 yrs for Soliciting Minor Online

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A former Charlottesville elementary school teacher will spend 10 years behind bars after admitting to soliciting a minor online. More>>

Cville Police Searching for K-Mart Shoplifting Suspect

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Charlottesville Police Department is investigating a shoplifting incident that occurred at K-Mart, located at 1801 Hydraulic Rd. More>>

VDOT Seeks to Smooth Labor Day Weekend Travels

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. More>>

Nelson 151 Business Owners Gather for Mobile App Launch Video included

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Nelson 151 businesses officially launched a mobile app to help customers and visitors alike easily access information. More>>

Crews Prep Football Field for UVA's 1st Game Video included

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Thursday, field maintenance crews at the University of Virginia painted the football field in Scott Stadium. More>>

Advisory Panel Discusses Set Long-Term Schedule for Rt. 29 Projects Video included

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The Route 29 met Thursday and set a long-term schedule for some of the Route 29 improvement projects. More>>

Artist Proposes Turning Landmark into Vertical Garden Video included

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An artist in Charlottesville is proposing a novel solution to what many consider a blight on the downtown mall. More>>

Health Department Struggles to Keep Up with Kitchens on the Go Video included

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Food trucks are an expanding industry in central Virginia and that's expanding the workload of the Virginia Department of Health. More>>

Charlottesville Police Warn of Phone Scam

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The Charlottesville Police Department has received several calls from area businesses about a phone scam in which the caller claims to be with Dominion Power. More>>

UVA Enters 20-Year Agreement with Aramark as Food Provider

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The University of Virginia has entered into a 20-year agreement with Aramark, the company that has provided UVA's food for the past couple of decades. More>>

Volunteers Wanted for Airplane Safety Exercise

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The Office of Emergency Management for Charlottesville, UVA and Albemarle County is looking for volunteers to play the "victims" of an airplane accident. More>>

Former Patient Celebrates Birthday with MJH Anniversary Video included

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Martha Jefferson Hospital is celebrating 3 years at its new location. One former patient has made it a point to spend his birthday every year at the facility. More>>

Forum in Charlottesville: Could Ferguson Happen Here? Video included

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A forum focused on police-community relations in Charlottesville in the wake of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, MO. More>>

Charlottesville Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Petco Video included

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Charlottesville police are searching for the person suspected of robbing a pet store at gunpoint Wednesday night. More>>

Charlottesville Police Plan to Commit to Transparency Video included

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Following the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where a police officer shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Charlottesville's police chief says big changes are coming to his department. More>>

Route 29 Advisory Panel's Fourth Meeting Set for Thursday

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The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its fourth meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research. More>>

Charlottesville Program Collects Used Corks to Become Floor Tiles Video included

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Recycled corks from the region will soon be back in Charlottesville as floor tiles. More>>

Charlottesville Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Assault & Battery

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A Charlottesville man has been arrested after police say he tampered with his wife's breathing machine. More>>

Charlottesville Police Investigate Larceny of Power Tools

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Charlottesville police are looking for more information about whoever entered a locked tool trailer and stole power tools. More>>

Virginia Students Make Gains on Revised Math SOLs

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Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state's more rigorous mathematics tests and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests. More>>

Russian Ambassador to U.S. Addresses UVA Class Video included

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Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, the ambassador to the U.S. from the Russian Federation, addressed a University of Virginia class Tuesday night.  More>>

Albemarle BOS Passes Rt. 29 Resolution to Send to VDOT Video included

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After butting heads over the future of Route 29, Albemarle supervisors passed a resolution to send to VDOT - but it doesn't have the support of the whole board. More>>

Virginia State Parks to offer Hunting Opportunities Statewide

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VA State Parks, managed by the VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, offer the outdoors enthusiast a variety of hunting opportunities More>>

Charlottesville City Hall Closed on Labor Day

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Charlottesville City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day. More>>

Governor McAuliffe Declares September “Honey Month”

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared the entire month of September as “Honey Month.” More>>

UVA Batten Students Volunteer on Last Day of Summer Break Video included

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Hundreds of students from the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy went out into Albemarle County to take part in the fifth annual Batten Builds volunteer day. More>>

Free Trolley to Detour for UVA Football Games

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Due to UVA's game against UCLA on Saturday, August 30, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the FREE Trolley. More>>

Martha Jefferson Hospital President Retiring after 21 Years Video included

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Martha Jefferson Hospital is searching for its first new president in more than two decades after Jim Haden announced he's retiring. More>>

Wall Mural Planned for West Market Street Video included

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A mural depicting a scene of cyclists is set to be painted on a wall along West Market Street just off Ridge McIntire Road. More>>

VSP to Increase Enforcement over Labor Day Weekend

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As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through VA this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police. More>>

Larger Delta Planes to Begin Trial Service between CHO & Atlanta

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Delta's new, larger jet service to and from Atlanta kicks off next week at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. More>>

UVA Launches 1st Test of Focused Ultrasound to Destroy Breast Tumors Video included

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University of Virginia researchers are looking for women with noncancerous breast tumors to take part in the first American study of a new treatment. More>>

East McIntire Park Design Open House to be Held at Carver Rec

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Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce an open house to review design plans for the eastern portion of McIntire Park. More>>

UVA Faculty Added to Ecological Observatory Network

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UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station is about to become a member station of the new National Ecological Observatory Network. More>>

More than 2.5K Attend VA Craft Brewers Fest

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More than 2,500 people sampled tastings from 51 Virginia craft breweries at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. More>>

Habitat for Humanity Holds 1st Ever Family Picnic Video included

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville held its first ever family picnic at the Boys and Girls Club Sunday. More>>

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