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Sen. Kaine Presents Medals to 100-Year-Old WWII Vet Video included

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A 100-year-old Charlottesville woman now has her military honors. Senator Tim Kaine recognized Mildred Pretzer for her service Tuesday. More>>

Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Virginia Counties

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer in additional counties in the Commonwealth. More>>

VDOE Awards 47 New Community Learning Center Grants

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The VA Department of Education is awarding 47 new grants to fund 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the commonwealth - including some in central Virginia. More>>

Public Hearing Set for Berkmar Dr. Extension Route

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VDOT will hold a location public hearing to gather public comment on potential alignments for the extension of Berkmar Drive between Hilton Heights Rd. and Towncenter Dr. in Albemarle. More>>

Clergy Preparing for Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies Video included

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Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is set to end in less than 48-hours. Gay and lesbian couples in the commonwealth can legally marry Thursday. Now, clergy in Charlottesville are preparing for the ceremonies. More>>

Christian Aid Mission Taking Donations for People Fleeing Iraq Video included

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An international nonprofit based in Albemarle County is collecting donations to help people fleeing terrorist violence in Iraq. More>>

Police Renew Investigation into 1984 Trooper Murder

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Police say advancements in forensic technology have renewed the investigation into the 30-year-old murder of a Virginia Trooper. More>>

Scottsville Residents Talk Noise Ordinance with Town Councilors Video included

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People who live in Scottsville sounded off Monday night at the Town Council meeting, asking councilors to buckle down on late-night noise. More>>

Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Man Wounded in Birdwood Ct. Shooting

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Monday, a grand jury returned a no true bill on an attempted malicious wounding charge against Josue Salinas Valdez. More>>

Free Trolley to Detour for UVA Move In

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Due to move in at UVA, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the free trolley on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. More>>

Funeral Service Held for Officer Wayne Bettinger Video included

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Monday family, friends and fellow first responders said a final farewell to Wayne Bettinger, the Charlottesville police officer who lost his six-year battle with colon cancer last week. More>>

Grant Helps Launch WAHS Environmental Studies Academy Video included

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The Environmental Studies Academy kicks off Wednesday for the first time at Western Albemarle High School thanks to a $10K grant from Verizon. More>>

VA Lottery Earns Record $538.6 Million

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The Virginia Lottery says it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December. More>>

New UVA Global Studies Major to Deepen the Student Experience

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The University of Virginia has announced a new global studies major. The new major will be formally housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. More>>

AAA: Auto Theft Hits Historic Lows in DC, MD, VA

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Crime statistics from AAA Mid-Atlantic show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the region. More>>

Albemarle Officials Join Police Militarization Debate Video included

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After controversy in Ferguson, MO, some federal lawmakers are demanding a military hand-me-down program be scaled back. But Albemarle police say not so fast. More>>

UVA Study Allows Parents to Skype with Babies in NICU Video included

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Some parents are Skyping with their babies in the NICU thanks to a study at the University of Virginia Medical Center. More>>

Albemarle Supervisors Disagree about Order of 29 Improvements Video included

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There’s some disagreement among Albemarle supervisors about the best order of construction for Route 29 improvement projects. More>>

Historical Society Reveals Plans for Albemarle Jailhouse Video included

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Plans for the historic Albemarle Jailhouse Number 5 are coming into focus. More>>

UPDATE: Driver Charged with DUI after Fatal Accident in Albemarle

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Police have released the names of the man charged and the man who was killed in a fatal crash Thursday along Rt. 250 near Afton Mountain. More>>

Shannon Foundation Presents Grants to Cville, Albemarle Teachers Video included

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Representatives from the Shannon Foundation presented teachers with grants Friday morning at CATEC. More>>

Albemarle Supervisors Revise Monthly Meeting Schedule

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Albemarle supervisors have revised their monthly meeting schedule to increase accessibility and to provide more frequent and convenient opportunities for engagement by citizens. More>>

Wayne Bettinger Dies at 51

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After a nearly six-year battle with cancer, a long-time central Virginia law enforcement officer, Wayne Bettinger, died Tuesday. More>>

Red Light Camera at Route 29, Greenbrier Put on Hold

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A red light camera coming to the intersection of Route 29 and Greenbrier Drive in Albemarle has been put on hold. More>>

Rutherford Institute Weighs in on Ferguson, MO Riots Video included

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A central VA legal expert sat down to talk with NBC29 about the tense situation in Ferguson, Missouri after an allegedly unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police. More>>

DQ's Miracle Treat Day to Benefit Children's Miracle Network Video included

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It's Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen and a portion of the proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network. More>>

Fed Court Clarifies Date for Gay Marriage in VA

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A federal appeals court is clarifying when same-sex marriages could begin in Virginia. More>>

Starr Hill, Hardywood Debut Fall Line Fest Collaboration Beer

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Starr Hill Brewery and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery are introducing a collaboration beer brewed specially for Richmond's Fall Line Fest. More>>

"Splash for a Cure" Fundraiser to Support Children with Cancer Video included

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The sixth annual "Splash for a Cure" fundraiser will be held Saturday at the ACAC Adventure Central Waterpark in Charlottesville. More>>

Albemarle Families Celebrate at Sixth Back to School Festival Video included

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Families in the Southwood community celebrated the start of another school year Wednesday night. More>>

Fundraiser to Benefit Family of Officer who Lost Battle with Cancer Video included

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Moose's by the Creek is hosting a fundraiser for Wayne Bettinger's family to be held on August 16. More>>

Study: Senior Citizens can Easily Become Malnourished Video included

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Forty-four percent of senior citizens may become malnourished, according to a new study from UNC. More>>

Delay Denied in Ruling on VA Gay Marriage Ban

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A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

Info Session to be held on Ambulance Billing for Western Albemarle

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As a result of changes to Albemarle's EMS billing program, a community information session will be held on August 25 at the Crozet Library meeting room from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. More>>

Albemarle Schools Work to Accommodate ‘At-Risk’ Students Video included

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Albemarle County schools are preparing teachers to deal with a dramatic increase in the number of students who struggle at home or hitting the books. More>>

CAT to Implement New Service Schedule on Aug. 16

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On August 16, Charlottesville Area Transit will implement a new service schedule. More>>

VA Awarded $358K to Help Cover Costs of AP Tests

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Slightly more than $358,000 is headed to the VA Dept. of Education to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests. More>>

Deadline to Clear up Health Law Eligibility Nears

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The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. More>>

Albemarle County Recruiting for Free Citizens Fire Rescue Academy Video included

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Albemarle Fire Rescue is giving everyone the chance to learn the ins & outs of being a firefighter. There's still time to sign up for this year's Citizens Fire Rescue Academy. More>>

Albemarle Police Warn of Phone Scam

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Albemarle County police are warning people to be vigilant after reports of phone scams in which callers claimed to be from Bank of America or the IRS. More>>

VDOT Researches Wildlife Patterns to Increase Roadway Safety Video included

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VDOT is working to make roads safer – for wildlife and motorists alike – by researching animal travel patterns. More>>

CRCC: Retail Sales Up in Charlottesville, Down in Greene Video included

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Charlottesville businesses saw a major upswing in the 2014 fiscal year, but the news is not so good in nearby Greene County. More>>

No Time Added for Crozet Man who Violated Probation Twice

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A Crozet man who served years in prison for his part in a central Virginia meth ring will not spend more time behind bars for violating his probation twice. More>>

Albemarle County Internet Survey Results In Video included

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Results from Albemarle County's 2014 broadband survey are in, but county staff members say it's just a starting point. More>>

Scottsville Town Council Proposes Noise Ordinance Video included

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Complaints about loud music from a downtown business drifting uphill to a neighborhood of homes are prompting Scottsville Town Council to take action. More>>

VDOT to Add Permit Offices in Albemarle, Louisa

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is relocating some of its land use staff to offices that will serve Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, and Louisa counties. More>>

UVA Study: Many Share Implicit Race, Religion, Age Hierarchies

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A UVA study suggests many people share implicit hierarchies for racial, religious and age groups that may be different from their conscious, explicit attitudes and values. More>>

Plans for Rutherfoord Hotel in Crozet Fall Through Video included

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Plans for a new hotel in Crozet have been scrapped, ending hopes - at least for now - for the only facility of its kind in that immediate area. More>>

Move2Health Summer Challenge Ends with over 700K Minutes Moved

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More than 2,100 people logged just over 725,000 minutes of movement during the Move2Health Summer Challenge. More>>

Rt. 29 Advisory Panel Meets for 3rd Time in Cville Video included

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The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel held its third meeting Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research. More>>

Two Dead after Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-64

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Virginia State Police are investigating an accident on Interstate 64 that left two people dead and two people injured. More>>

UVA Architecture Professors among Finalists for International Prize

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Two projects designed in part by University of Virginia faculty members are among the 11 finalists for a major international landscape architecture prize. More>>

Albemarle Supervisors Discuss New Museum, Rt. 29 Improvements Video included

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Albemarle supervisors discussed Route 29 improvement projects and repurposing a historic landmark at their meeting Wednesday. More>>

Standup Paddleboard Yoga Tests Mind & Body on Beaver Creek Video included

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The water at Beaver Creek Reservoir near Crozet hosts a standup paddleboard yoga class twice a week. More>>

California Company Buys Musictoday, Promises More Jobs

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Delivery Agent Incorporated says it reached a definitive agreement to purchase Musictoday from Live Nation Entertainment. More>>

Volunteers Collect Donations for Crozet Dog Park Video included

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A group of volunteers is collecting donations to build a place for dogs to frolic and play leash-free in Claudius Crozet Park. More>>

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