Continuing Coverage: Central Virginia Debates Civil War Era Displays and Monuments
A page initially dedicated to coverage of the debate over whether to remove Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s statue from Lee Park in Charlottesville has evolved to cover events that propelled Charlottesville into the national spotlight.
The coverage here includes the KKK rally in July of 2017, the torch-lit white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia Rotunda, and the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017. We continue to document the aftermath - the mourning, the investigation, and the trials - as our community heals.
Charlottesville Businesses Fundraising for Heather Heyer Foundation
Memorial Ceremony Held for State Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty on Aug. 12
Virginia State Police Dedicate Helipad To Honor Trooper-Pilot Killed in the Line of Duty in 2017
2015 Archive: Removal of Confederate Flag from VA License Plates
Attorney General Herring took legal steps to remove the Confederate battle flag from license plates in the commonwealth. In July a federal judge ruled that Virginia can ban the Confederate flag from plates issued in the future, but made no ruling on the plates already in circulation.
2016: Charlottesville Appoints a Blue Ribbon Commission to Examine the Confederate Monuments Issue
In response to issues surfacing related to Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, City Council established a Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces to analyze the issues and make recommendations to council.
Plaintiffs in Statue Lawsuit Want Access to Emails, Texts from City Councilors
Charlottesville Judge Rules Lee, Jackson Statues are War Memorials
Georgetown Law Attorneys Say Statues Don't Just Represent Military History
Court Hearing Motions in Lawsuit Over 2 Charlottesville Statues
Charlottesville Judge Hears Motion in Ongoing Statue Lawsuit
Charlottesville Court Delays Hearing More Motions in Statue Lawsuit
Update: Charlottesville Judge Extends Injunction on Confederate Statues
Charlottesville Judge Rules Confederate Statue Shrouds Remain
Statue Debate Heads to Charlottesville Circuit Court October 4
Charlottesville Court Hearing Set for Lawsuit over Confederate Statues
Jackson Statue in Charlottesville Subject to Removal Vote from City Council
Groups Gather Outside Charlottesville Court Hearing, Protesting Confederate Statues
Charlottesville Court Hears Arguments Over Removal of Confederate Monuments
Court Clerk's Office Flooded with Calls, Messages Over Lee Statue Lawsuit
Delegate Bell Supports Keeping Lee Statue in Charlottesville Park
SURJ Action Files Amicus Brief in Charlottesville Statue Removal Lawsuit
Charlottesville Judge to Hear City's Arguments Against Lee Statue Lawsuit
Men Who Tampered With C'ville Confederate Statue Tarps Receive Jail Time
Two men previously convicted for tampering with the tarps that had covered two confederate statues in Charlottesville were back in front of a judge this afternoon as they appealed their cases.
2 Men Sentenced to Jail for Removing Confederate Statues' Mourning Tarps
Two men have been convicted of removing, multiple times, the tarps that covered Confederate statues to mourn the counterprotester killed during last August's violent white nationalist rally in Virginia.