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PVCC Students Enjoy Annual Spring Fling

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Students at Piedmont Virginia Community College had a welcome break from studying Wednesday at the annual Spring Fling. More>>

Animal Rights Group Protests Circus Coming to JPJ

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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>>

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>>

Amherst Man to be Sentenced on Albemarle Robbery Charges July 8

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Kevin Burchardt is scheduled to be sentenced July 8 for the burglary and robbery charges he pleaded guilty to in Albemarle. More>>

Race Series Brings Mountain Biking into Spotlight Video included

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The Virginia High School Mountain Bike Race Series hosted an event for some of the top junior riders Tuesday night. More>>

Fire Weather Watch Issued for Virginia

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

Police, Emergency Crews Prepare for Foxfield Races Video included

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Police and emergency crews are preparing for tens of thousands of partiers to pack an Albemarle horse track this weekend at the Foxfield Spring Races. 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>>

100-year-old Man Dies after Albemarle Car Crash

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Albemarle County police are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 100-year-old man. 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>>

Albemarle Supervisors to Revisit County's Cash Proffer Policy Video included

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Albemarle supervisors are revisiting the county's cash proffer policy and seeing if it is time to adjust it. 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>>

Scholarships Awarded at Emily Couric Leadership Luncheon Video included

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Monday, girls from nine central Virginia high schools received high honors for leadership at the Emily Couric leadership luncheon at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville. 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>>

Hatton Ferry Re-Opens for the Season Video included

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The Hatton Ferry opened this weekend to shuttle people and their vehicles across the James River. More>>

Downed Power Line Knocked Out Power for Church Service Video included

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A downed power line on Proffit Road knocked out power to a church on Easter Sunday. 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>>

Sheep Shed Winter Coat at Annual Shearing of the Sheep Video included

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About 50 people came out to see the annual Shearing of the Sheep at James Monroe's Ash Lawn Highland. More>>

Volunteers Clean Up Woodbrook Lagoon Video included

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An Albemarle County lagoon is much cleaner after volunteers got together to pick up trash. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Albemarle Schools Work to Make Tough Cuts to Budget Video included

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Albemarle County School Board members are making budget cuts they call "painful" to fill a $3.9 million shortfall. 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>>

Canoe Tips on James in Scottsville, Spills Five People Video included

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Five people, including three children, are safe after their canoe tipped on the James River. 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>>

Family Asks for Public's Help in Search for Missing Baby Goat Video included

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A baby goat named “Freckles” is missing from Misty Mountain campgrounds in Albemarle County, and now the family is asking for the public's help. More>>

Frmr Western Albemarle Teacher Charged with Online Solicitation of Minor

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Former Western Albemarle teacher John Daniel Patterson Jr., has been charged with online solicitation of a minor. 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>>

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>>

ACPS to Discuss Potential Cuts to Close $3.9M Budget Deficit

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ACPS has eight days until its budget is supposed to be approved, and now they are looking more seriously at potential cuts. 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>>

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>>

Albemarle Schools Still Face Budget Shortfall after County Tax Hike Video included

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After a tax hike didn’t meet their request, Albemarle parents and teachers are worried about what's going to happen in the classroom next year. 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>>

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>>

Ivy Material Utilization Center Risks Being Shut Down Video included

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The open-air Ivy Materials Utilization Center could soon be shut down. The station is not meeting Department of Environmental Quality standards. More>>

Albemarle BOS Approves Real Estate Tax Hike Video included

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The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 2 to approve a real estate tax hike Tuesday. More>>

8 ACPS Teams Qualify for Destination Imagination Global Finals

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Forty Albemarle County Public Schools students representing eight teams from elementary, middle and high schools in the division have qualified for Destination Imagination’s Global Finals. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

High School Students Show off 3D Scanner at Tom Tom Fest Video included

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People at Charlottesville's Tom Tom Festival have a chance to get a 3D scan of themselves. More>>

Broadband Survey Available for Albemarle Residents Video included

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A survey has been created for residents of Albemarle County to weigh in on their broadband desires. 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>>

Route 29 Advisory Panel Weighs Options for Reducing Traffic Video included

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The Route 29 advisory committee has made progress toward determining what should be done to fix traffic congestion. More>>

Truck Gets Stuck Under Bridge on Old Ivy Road Video included

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A bridge on Old Ivy Road in Albemarle is closed after a truck that is too tall tried to go under it, could not clear it, and got stuck. More>>

Former VA Senator to Receive T.J. Foundation Medal for Citizen Leadership Video included

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Former VA Senator Jim Webb will receive one of UVA's highest accolades this week, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Citizen Leadership. More>>

Crews Investigate Lakeview Drive Fire

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Fire crews are investigating a blaze that broke out at a home in the 200 block of Lakeview Drive Thursday morning. More>>

PVCC Names New Chief Information Officer

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Sue Haas has joined PVCC as chief information officer responsible for all aspects of information technology at the college. More>>

UVA Students Respond to Anti-Gay Protest by Singing Video included

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An anti-gay protest at the University of Virginia Wednesday created a large response from students. More>>

RI Governor Weighs in on Budget Gridlock in Richmond Video included

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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee visited Larry Sabato’s class and shared his advice for Governor McAuliffe as budget gridlock continues in Richmond. More>>

Supervisors, Judges & Lawyers Discuss Albemarle Court Options Video included

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Albemarle County supervisors are hashing out a plan for some potential upgrades to county courts. More>>

Supervisors Up Fontana Neighborhood’s Speeding Fine Video included

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An Albemarle County neighborhood's six-year battle to put the brakes on speeding drivers is finally moving forward. More>>

Cville Habitat for Humanity Hosts Event Focused on Reducing Poverty Video included

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Hundreds of community members from Charlottesville and Albemarle County met Wednesday to talk about reducing poverty. More>>

UVA Engineering to Conduct Research for Rolls-Royce Video included

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UVA's Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department is now part of an elite group of schools providing research for Rolls-Royce. 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>>

Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Snow

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

Albemarle Crews Battle Stony Point Road Fire

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Albemarle County fire crews battled a barn fire in the 3800 block of Stony Point Road Friday afternoon.
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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>>

Hearings Continued for Suspects Linked to Kevin Quick Case

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Four gang-related cases linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer have been continued until May 19. More>>

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