CHS Black Student Union to Lead Walkout for Racial Justice
CHS Black Student Union to Lead Walkout for Racial Justice

Students at Charlottesville High School are walking out of class to demand city school officials address racism.

Central Virginia United Methodist Churches are Bowling for A Good Cause
Central Virginia United Methodist Churches are Bowling for A Good Cause

United Methodists across central Virginia are knocking down bowling pins to raise money for a new apartment complex that hopes to house people with intellectual disabilities.

Carly Kempler
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative Creates Interactive Map of City Murals
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative Creates Interactive Map of City Murals

Thanks to a new interactive mural map, you can easily pinpoint a mural's exact location in Charlottesville and Albemarle County while learning more about the artwork itself.

Carly Kempler
VSP IDs Victim in Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash on I-64 Louisa County
VSP IDs Victim in Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash on I-64 Louisa County

Virginia State Police responded to a three-vehicle crash with a confirmed fatality on I-64 Sunday. Kenneth T. Owens died at the scene.

John Early
LGBTQ+ People Receive Assistance in Changing Legal Documents
LGBTQ+ People Receive Assistance in Changing Legal Documents

LGBTQ+ individuals in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are getting the help they need to make their legal documents match the gender with which they identify. 

Lottye Lockhart
Authors Discuss Their Books, Touch on Themes of Racism and Diversity
Authors Discuss Their Books, Touch on Themes of Racism and Diversity

As the Virginia Festival of the Book wrapped up Sunday in Charlottesville, authors shared their perspectives on racism and diversity in our country. 

Carly Kempler
Empowering You: Toolbox Workshop Helps Area Women Learn New Skills
Empowering You: Toolbox Workshop Helps Area Women Learn New Skills

A special workshop in Charlottesville is empowering young women by teaching them some helpful home improvement skills.

Lottye Lockhart
Charlottesville Democratic Party Hosts 19th Annual Political Pasta Supper
Charlottesville Democratic Party Hosts 19th Annual Political Pasta Supper

The Charlottesville Democratic Party held its largest fundraiser of the year as it prepped for election season.

Carly Kempler
Survivors of Sexual Assault Honored With Candlelight Vigil
Survivors of Sexual Assault Honored With Candlelight Vigil

On Saturday, students from Charlottesville High School lit candles on the Downtown Mall to honor victims and survivors of sexual violence.

Carly Kempler
Community Members Step Into Their Running Shoes for Charlottesville 10-Miler
Community Members Step Into Their Running Shoes for Charlottesville 10-Miler

Thousands of people participated in the annual Charlottesville 10-Miler on Saturday morning. The money raised goes toward Computers4Kids, a group that provides technology to low-income children in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. 

March 23rd, 3:42 PM EDT
University of Virginia ROTC Cadets Host Blood Drive to Aid Military Medical Centers
University of Virginia ROTC Cadets Host Blood Drive to Aid Military Medical Centers

University of Virginia Army ROTC cadets to host a blood drive to aid military medical centers. The blood drive will take place on Monday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Newcomb Hall on UVA Grounds. 

March 23rd, 3:34 PM EDT
Greene County Arts Festival Showcases Student Works
Greene County Arts Festival Showcases Student Works

On Saturday, William Monroe High School hosted the 11th Annual Greene County Arts Festival where students and citizens came together to share a common love for art.

Lottye Lockhart
New Charlottesville Nonprofit Helps Mentor City Children With Game Day
New Charlottesville Nonprofit Helps Mentor City Children With Game Day

An up and coming Charlottesville non-profit is bringing kids together for a day of play.

Carly Kempler
Fluvanna Post Office Renamed to Honor Fallen Palmyra U.S. Navy Sailor
Fluvanna Post Office Renamed to Honor Fallen Palmyra U.S. Navy Sailor

A Fluvanna County Post Office now honors a fallen navy sailor who once called Palmyra his home.

Carly Kempler
Virginia Police Officer Charged With Soliciting a Minor
Virginia Police Officer Charged With Soliciting a Minor

A Virginia police officer has been charged with soliciting a minor online for sex.

March 23rd, 3:59 PM EDT
Free Tax Preparation Service Still Available
Free Tax Preparation Service Still Available

United Way of Greater Augusta’s Free Tax Program, Valley VITA, still has walk-in hours available.

Herring Calls for Public Release of Mueller Investigation's Findings
Herring Calls for Public Release of Mueller Investigation's Findings

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and 17 additional state attorneys general urge U.S. Attorney General William Barr to release the investigation's findings as soon as possible.

C'ville City Leaders Working to Make Vietnam Memorial More Accessible
C'ville City Leaders Working to Make Vietnam Memorial More Accessible

Charlottesville City leaders are responding to feedback that the country's first Vietnam War memorial is too difficult to get to.

Carly Kempler
Monticello High School’s Program Helps Teens Find Prom Dresses
Monticello High School’s Program Helps Teens Find Prom Dresses

The 'Cinderella's Closet' program at Monticello High School is helping young girls find the perfect prom dress without breaking the bank.

March 22nd, 6:33 PM EDT
Albemarle Community Rallies for Student with Cancer
Albemarle Community Rallies for Student with Cancer

Henley Middle School students are sending messages of support to Zola Barbour, a 7th grader fighting a desmoplastic small round cell tumor.

Lottye Lockhart
Charlottesville’s Friendship Court Apartments View Proposed Changes
Charlottesville’s Friendship Court Apartments View Proposed Changes

Big changes are coming to Charlottesville’s Friendship Court Apartments. Those living in the neighborhood got together on Friday to discuss the future of the apartment complex.

Carly Kempler
Albemarle County Students, Mentors at UVA Bond over Earning College Degrees
Albemarle County Students, Mentors at UVA Bond over Earning College Degrees

Albemarle County students and mentors at the University of Virginia are bonding over something their parents never got to do - earn a college degree.

March 22nd, 1:50 PM EDT
Covenant School Class gets Amateur Ham Radio Practice
Covenant School Class gets Amateur Ham Radio Practice

Making calls to strangers isn't normally part of the school day for most students.

March 22nd, 1:46 PM EDT
Tech Company Relocating to Charlottesville, Pledges to Bring Jobs
Tech Company Relocating to Charlottesville, Pledges to Bring Jobs

Just as the tech company WillowTree leaves the city of Charlottesville, another one is moving in and bringing more jobs along with it.

Emmy Freedman & Meghan Moriarty
Dog Found with Chain in its Neck Now on Road to Recovery
Dog Found with Chain in its Neck Now on Road to Recovery

A dog named Danny Boy is growing stronger and healthier after an animal welfare group found him tied up with a chain embedded in his neck.

Emmy Freedman & Sharon Gregory
Gov. Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate at 2.9%
Gov. Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate at 2.9%

Governor Northam announced that Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was up a slight 0.1 percentage point in February to 2.9 percent.

John Early
Albemarle County Teen Faces Felony Charges for Online Threat against AHS
Albemarle County Teen Faces Felony Charges for Online Threat against AHS

Right now, a teenager from Albemarle County is facing felony charges for another threat in central Virginia.

Emmy Freedman & Meghan Moriarty
Juvenile Arrested In Connection to Threat Against CHS
Juvenile Arrested In Connection to Threat Against CHS

Charlottesville police believe a teenager in Albemarle County is responsible for an online, racist threat that caused city schools to close for two days.

John Early & Lowell Rose
Monticello High School Hosting 16th Annual 'Cinderella's Closet'
Monticello High School Hosting 16th Annual 'Cinderella's Closet'

A program at Monticello High School is once again helping young girls throughout central Virginia purchase affordable prom dresses.

March 22nd, 5:02 AM EDT
Gov. Northam Vetoes Switchblade Bill Allowing Out-of-State Buyers
Gov. Northam Vetoes Switchblade Bill Allowing Out-of-State Buyers

Governor Northam announced he has vetoed legislation that would allow people to make and sell switchblades to out-of-state buyers.

March 22nd, 8:51 AM EDT
Albemarle County Officials Hold Budget Forum, Benefits Shown to Community
Albemarle County Officials Hold Budget Forum, Benefits Shown to Community

People in Albemarle County have a better idea of how their tax dollars will be spent come next year.

Annie Schroeder
Landowners Speak Out About Proposed Solar Farm in Augusta County
Landowners Speak Out About Proposed Solar Farm in Augusta County

Two Augusta County landowners are speaking out about a solar project that could provide a stable income for them.

Tara Todd
Suspect in Custody in Connection to an Online Threat Made to AHS
Suspect in Custody in Connection to an Online Threat Made to AHS

The Albemarle County Police Department say a teen is now is custody for making online threats to Albemarle High School.

Annie Schroeder & Hailey Wilt
Shenandoah LGBTQ Center Receives Positive Feedback From Community
Shenandoah LGBTQ Center Receives Positive Feedback From Community

It's been almost three months since the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center moved into its permanent home and officials said the response has been great.

Tara Todd
Big Changes In the Works for Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta Co. Recycling Programs
Big Changes In the Works for Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta Co. Recycling Programs

A big change is coming to the recycling programs in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County.

Tara Todd
'Sons of Staunton' Exhibit in Staunton Highlights The Statler Brothers, Memorabilia and Award on Display
'Sons of Staunton' Exhibit in Staunton Highlights The Statler Brothers, Memorabilia and Award on Display

An exhibit honoring Staunton's own Statler Brothers is being held at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.

Tara Todd
UVA Nursing Students Host 'Stop the Bleed' Course at Louisa County High School
UVA Nursing Students Host 'Stop the Bleed' Course at Louisa County High School

On Thursday, students, faculty, and staff at Louisa County High School became better equipped to handle a life-threatening injury.

Lottye Lockhart
Update: Missing Disabled Augusta County Man Has Been Found
Update: Missing Disabled Augusta County Man Has Been Found

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate an elderly missing man who suffers from Alzheimer’s and Addison’s disease.

Groups Join Forces to Donate Heating Unit to Charlottesville Woman
Groups Join Forces to Donate Heating Unit to Charlottesville Woman

A woman in Charlottesville has been living without heat in her home since November.

Emmy Freedman & Moriah Davis
Northam Signs Legislation Increasing Access to Health Insurance Coverage for Individuals with Autism
Northam Signs Legislation Increasing Access to Health Insurance Coverage for Individuals with Autism

Gov. Northam has signed SB-1693 and HB-2577, which will ensure all individuals with autism have access to adequate health insurance.

John Early
VDOT: I-81 Ramp Closures Near Staunton for Upgrades March 24 – April 1
VDOT: I-81 Ramp Closures Near Staunton for Upgrades March 24 – April 1

The Virginia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of improving three Interstate 81 interchanges in Augusta County near Staunton.

John Early
Charlottesville Police Continue Investigation into Online Threat against CHS
Charlottesville Police Continue Investigation into Online Threat against CHS

Investigators are trying to get to the bottom of an online threat that closed all public schools in Charlottesville.

Emmy Freedman & Lowell Rose
NTSB: Impaired Truck Driver Likely Cause of Fatal Train Crash
NTSB: Impaired Truck Driver Likely Cause of Fatal Train Crash

Federal investigators are now pointing to marijuana and anti-seizure medicine as the likely cause of a deadly trash truck and train crash in Crozet.

John Early & Meghan Moriarty
IIHS Releases Safety Ratings for Pickups
IIHS Releases Safety Ratings for Pickups

Greene County's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with safety ratings for pickup trucks.

John Early & Caroline Coleburn
Virginia was Already Probing Safety of Ramp When Bus Crashed
Virginia was Already Probing Safety of Ramp When Bus Crashed

Virginia highway safety officials were already investigating the safety of an exit ramp along I-95 when a charter bus overturned along it Tuesday, killing two people.

March 21st, 8:54 AM EDT
Augusta County Leaders Learn More Details on Proposed Solar Farm
Augusta County Leaders Learn More Details on Proposed Solar Farm

Augusta County leaders will set a precedent when they decide the fate of the county's first proposed solar farm.

Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Va. Festival of the Book Events Examine Social Media, Celebrate Women
Va. Festival of the Book Events Examine Social Media, Celebrate Women

The Virginia Festival of the Book is underway in Charlottesville, and its events are taking a look at today’s hot topics.

Emmy Freedman, Pete DeLuca & Kasey Hott
Wes Bellamy, Former New Orleans Mayor Discuss Confederate Monuments
Wes Bellamy, Former New Orleans Mayor Discuss Confederate Monuments

The Charlottesville community is turning to another southern city with ties to the Confederacy to learn how to best work toward a positive future.

Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Gov. Northam Signs Legislation Cutting Sales Tax on Personal Hygiene Products
Gov. Northam Signs Legislation Cutting Sales Tax on Personal Hygiene Products

Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation that reduces the Retail Sales and Use Tax rate on essential personal hygiene products, including feminine hygiene products.

Emmy Freedman
Charlottesville Police Investigate Potential Online Threat Against CHS
Charlottesville Police Investigate Potential Online Threat Against CHS

Charlottesville City Schools will be closed Thursday while police investigate an online threat made against one of the schools.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Authors Discuss Research on Opioid Epidemic at Virginia Festival of the Book
Authors Discuss Research on Opioid Epidemic at Virginia Festival of the Book

Authors presenting at the Virginia Festival of the Book are tackling topics related to addiction this year.

Emmy Freedman & Lottye Lockhart
Planning Commission Gives Update on 5th Street Trails Project
Planning Commission Gives Update on 5th Street Trails Project

People are getting an update on a project slated to create new walking and bicycle facilities for people in both Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Group Pushes Charlottesville, Albemarle to Adopt Goals to Reduce Emissions
Group Pushes Charlottesville, Albemarle to Adopt Goals to Reduce Emissions

Some community members and nonprofits in Charlottesville are pushing for the city and Albemarle County to get serious on climate change.

Emmy Freedman & Lowell Rose
Virginia State Police: 81-year-old Woman Killed in Bus Crash
Virginia State Police: 81-year-old Woman Killed in Bus Crash

Authorities say a New York woman is one of two people killed when a bus overturned on an Interstate 95 exit in Virginia.

March 20th, 3:20 PM EDT
Charlottesville HAC Working to Improve IAT
Charlottesville HAC Working to Improve IAT

The Charlottesville Housing Advisory Committee is fine tuning a tool to help solve the city's housing crisis.

John Early & Lottye Lockhart
Dominion Defends Plan to Spend Less on Energy Efficiency
Dominion Defends Plan to Spend Less on Energy Efficiency

Virginia's largest electric utility is defending its plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars less on energy efficiency than what top officials say they agreed to last year in a sweeping overhaul of electric...

March 20th, 12:28 PM EDT
Gov. Northam Signs Coal Ash Clean Up Legislation
Gov. Northam Signs Coal Ash Clean Up Legislation

Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation to clean up more than 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Virginia.

John Early
Charlottesville Launches Survey to Gather Input on Services, Community Needs
Charlottesville Launches Survey to Gather Input on Services, Community Needs

Charlottesville requests the community's participation in an online survey related to city services and community needs.

John Early
List of Road Closures for Charlottesville Ten Miler
List of Road Closures for Charlottesville Ten Miler

The Charlottesville Ten Miler is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 from 7:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

John Early
BRPC: ‘Protect Your Prescription’ During National Poison Prevention Week
BRPC: ‘Protect Your Prescription’ During National Poison Prevention Week

According to the Blue Ridge Poison Center, more and more people are stealing medicine from family, friends, and even people they don't know.

Meghan Moriarty & Emmy Freedman
Rt. 15 Crash Knocks Out Power for Hundreds in Louisa Co.
Rt. 15 Crash Knocks Out Power for Hundreds in Louisa Co.

A pre-dawn crash on Rt. 15 knocked out power for hundreds of Dominion Energy customers in Louisa County Wednesday.

John Early & Caroline Coleburn
Alzheimer's Association Uses Art to Help People with the Disease
Alzheimer's Association Uses Art to Help People with the Disease

New legislation out of Richmond could soon hamstring some smaller Virginia localities like Greene County. 

March 19th, 7:40 PM EDT
Greene County Leaders Worry about Budget following New Legislation
Greene County Leaders Worry about Budget following New Legislation

New legislation out of Richmond could soon hamstring some smaller Virginia localities like Greene County.

Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Waynesboro Passes Budget that Cuts Teaching Staff
Waynesboro Passes Budget that Cuts Teaching Staff

The Waynesboro School Board passed a budget on Tuesday night that cuts more than a dozen teachers.

Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Charlottesville Finds Solution to Potentially Avoid Real Estate Tax Increase
Charlottesville Finds Solution to Potentially Avoid Real Estate Tax Increase

As Charlottesville City Council works to balance next year's fiscal budget, city leaders may have found a way to avoid a potential tax increase.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Panelists at Agnor-Hurt Share Personal Stories of School Desegregation
Panelists at Agnor-Hurt Share Personal Stories of School Desegregation

Agnor-Hurt students and parents learned about how Virginia schools handled racial inequalities in the past on Tuesday, March 19.

Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Charlottesville High School Students Find Ways to De-Stress
Charlottesville High School Students Find Ways to De-Stress

Charlottesville High School students are finding ways to de-stress at school.

March 19th, 2:06 PM EDT
Report Shows 1000s of Virginians May Need Affordable Housing by 2040
Report Shows 1000s of Virginians May Need Affordable Housing by 2040

By 2040, thousands of people in central Virginia will face a housing crisis unless action is taken now.

Emmy Freedman & Henry Graff
Charlottesville May Change Traffic Pattern on 1 Block of 2nd Street for Trolley
Charlottesville May Change Traffic Pattern on 1 Block of 2nd Street for Trolley

Thanks to a successful pilot program, Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall may soon be making room for more than just foot traffic.

Emmy Freedman & Meghan Moriarty
Gov. Northam Vetoes 2 Bills Related to Immigration
Gov. Northam Vetoes 2 Bills Related to Immigration

Governor Ralph Northam has again vetoed a bill aimed at preventing sanctuary cities in Virginia.

Emmy Freedman
Groups Aim to Improve Preserving African-American Historic Places
Groups Aim to Improve Preserving African-American Historic Places

Dozens of preservationists from around Virginia met in Charlottesville Tuesday for a symposium on African-American historic resources.

John Early & Lowell Rose
Student Teams Brainstorm Ways to Tackle Health Crisis in Appalachia
Student Teams Brainstorm Ways to Tackle Health Crisis in Appalachia

According to data from the University of Virginia, the Appalachia region of Virginia has an overwhelming amount of people facing obesity and diabetes.

Emmy Freedman & Meghan Moriarty
Feds Release Files on GOP Train Crash ahead of Final Report
Feds Release Files on GOP Train Crash ahead of Final Report

Federal investigators have released nearly 100 new documents and photos that detail last year's fatal Amtrak and trash truck collision in Crozet.

Emmy Freedman
Ex-Governor McAuliffe Says Decision Coming Soon on 2020 Run
Ex-Governor McAuliffe Says Decision Coming Soon on 2020 Run

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe he'll soon decide whether to join the sprawling field of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

March 19th, 2:27 PM EDT
CCS: Whitmarsh Named 2019 Region 5 Superintendent of the Year
CCS: Whitmarsh Named 2019 Region 5 Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Andrea Whitmarsh, Superintendent of Greene County Public Schools has been named the 2018-19 Regional Superintendent of the Year for Region 5.

John Early
Charlottesville-Area Philanthropists Discuss Trauma, Resilience
Charlottesville-Area Philanthropists Discuss Trauma, Resilience

A group of philanthropists in the Charlottesville area is bringing light to the impacts of trauma on children and adults in the community.

John Early & Lowell Rose
VDOT: Traffic Delays on Rt. 624 in Augusta County Beginning March 20
VDOT: Traffic Delays on Rt. 624 in Augusta County Beginning March 20

Drivers can expect alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control on part of Route 624 in Augusta County beginning Wednesday, March 20.

John Early
Charlottesville Police Safely Remove Hawk from Car
Charlottesville Police Safely Remove Hawk from Car

Charlottesville police helped to get a hawk out of a woman's car Tuesday morning.

John Early
Attorney General Opposes CFPB Effort to Delay Protections From Payday Lenders
Attorney General Opposes CFPB Effort to Delay Protections From Payday Lenders

Attorney General Herring says he is urging the CFPB to take action to protect consumers from abuses in payday lending and vehicle title lending.

John Early
LEAP Welcomes New Executive Director Chris Meyer
LEAP Welcomes New Executive Director Chris Meyer

The Local Energy Alliance Program is welcoming its new executive director, Chris Meyer.

John Early
Police: 2 Dead, Multiple Injuries in Charter Bus Crash on I-95
Police: 2 Dead, Multiple Injuries in Charter Bus Crash on I-95

Authorities in Virginia say charges are pending against the driver of a commercial bus that overturned while traveling from Florida to New York, killing two people and injuring others.

March 19th, 9:12 AM EDT
PVCC to Host Annual Job Fair on March 27
PVCC to Host Annual Job Fair on March 27

Piedmont Virginia Community College will host its 35th Annual Job Fair on Wednesday, March 27.

John Early
People in Charlottesville Weigh in on Proposed Real Estate Tax Increase
People in Charlottesville Weigh in on Proposed Real Estate Tax Increase

Charlottesville City Council is weighing a one-cent real estate tax increase to fund affordable housing efforts.

Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Albemarle Co. Holds Open House on Plan to Address Climate Change
Albemarle Co. Holds Open House on Plan to Address Climate Change

Dozens of people got a glimpse into how Albemarle County is doing its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Emmy Freedman
CPD Updates Arrest Data to Increase Transparency
CPD Updates Arrest Data to Increase Transparency

In an effort to be more transparent, the Charlottesville Police Department is making some changes on how it posts crime data.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Volunteers Seek Donations for Dog Found With Chain Embedded in Neck
Volunteers Seek Donations for Dog Found With Chain Embedded in Neck

A dog found with a chain embedded in its neck is rallying together volunteers from the organization Dogs Deserve Better.

Carly Kempler
Sen. Kaine Visits Venezuela-Colombia Border, Meets with Families
Sen. Kaine Visits Venezuela-Colombia Border, Meets with Families

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is back from a weekend international trip to the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

Emmy Freedman & Lowell Rose
Developers Look to Build Longhorn Steakhouse near Fashion Square Mall
Developers Look to Build Longhorn Steakhouse near Fashion Square Mall

Developers want to bring a Longhorn Steakhouse to Albemarle County near Fashion Square Mall.

Emmy Freedman & Lowell Rose
University of Virginia Medical Center Projected to Lose $2 Million in Federal Funding
University of Virginia Medical Center Projected to Lose $2 Million in Federal Funding

The federal government found high rates of injuries and infections among University of Virginia Medical Center patients.

Carly Kempler
Former UVA Professor to Serve Child Pornography Sentence at Home
Former UVA Professor to Serve Child Pornography Sentence at Home

Former University Of Virginia professor, Walter Francis Korte, who pled guilty to two counts of child pornography will now serve the rest of his sentence at home.

Carly Kempler
Congressman Riggleman Visits UVA Hospital to Bring Attention to Opioid Crisis in 5th District
Congressman Riggleman Visits UVA Hospital to Bring Attention to Opioid Crisis in 5th District

Congressman Denver Riggleman is touring the University of Virginia Hospital Pain Clinic to bring attention to the opioid crisis in the 5th District.

Henry Graff
Courage of Local Women Celebrated at Festival of the Book
Courage of Local Women Celebrated at Festival of the Book

A debut author will share the stage with winners of a local writing contest to celebrate women’s stories of healing during The Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change program.

Warner & Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Access To Mental Health Care
Warner & Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Access To Mental Health Care

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Jon Tester and Jerry Moran to introduce bipartisan legislation to improve veterans' access to mental health care.

6th Annual Jimmy 'Magic Man' Miller Breakfast Held Monday
6th Annual Jimmy 'Magic Man' Miller Breakfast Held Monday

More than 100 people got help filling out their NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets while helping a great cause Monday at the 6th Annual Jimmy "Magic Man" Miller Breakfast.

Caroline Coleburn
Greene County Resident James Murphy Announces Bid for At-Large Supervisor
Greene County Resident James Murphy Announces Bid for At-Large Supervisor

James K Murphy Jr., a resident of Ruckersville, Virginia, is excited to announce he has filed to run as a candidate for the Greene County At-Large Seat on the Board of Supervisors.

Charlottesville Nonprofit Music School Hosts Open-Mic Night, Showcases Talents Across Community
Charlottesville Nonprofit Music School Hosts Open-Mic Night, Showcases Talents Across Community

The Front Porch, a nonprofit music school, showcases teen talents in Charlottesville. 
 

March 17th, 7:44 PM EDT
Charlottesville's Tourism Continues to Boom, New Hotels Hit the Area
Charlottesville's Tourism Continues to Boom, New Hotels Hit the Area

The Charlottesville area is gaining a couple of hotels, as the area's tourism industry continues to boom.

Moriah Davis
Charlottesville Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day With Family-Friendly Activities
Charlottesville Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day With Family-Friendly Activities

Saint Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing on Charlottesville Downtown Mall but some activities were focused less on the booze and more on family fun.

Carly Kempler
Digital Art Museum Brings Exhibitions to Downtown Restaurants
Digital Art Museum Brings Exhibitions to Downtown Restaurants

People in the Charlottesville area are experiencing art while dining out in a whole new way and it is all happening through their cell phones.

Carly Kempler
'Chickapig' Board Game Turned Into a Children's Book, 'Little Joe Chickapig'
'Chickapig' Board Game Turned Into a Children's Book, 'Little Joe Chickapig'

The 'Chickapig' board game has been turned into a children's book. 'Little Joe Chickapig' is about following your dreams, and the writer Brian Calhoun has donated a copy to every elementary school and library in Virginia.

March 17th, 5:24 PM EDT
Henley Middle School Student Wins Division Va. School Board Associations Art Contest
Henley Middle School Student Wins Division Va. School Board Associations Art Contest

Eighth-grader, Rowan Eckhart, from Henley Middle School wins middle school division of the Virginia School Board Associations Art Contest. 

March 17th, 5:16 PM EDT
Garden Centers in Charlottesville are Encouraging Families to Grow Their Own Food This Spring
Garden Centers in Charlottesville are Encouraging Families to Grow Their Own Food This Spring

With the weather warming up, people in central Virginia are getting outside, and getting ready for spring planting season.

Lottye Lockhart
League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area Discuss Gun Violence and Failed Legislation
League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area Discuss Gun Violence and Failed Legislation

Virginia lawmakers did not pass a single piece of legislation dealing with guns during the most recent session, and activists said firearm deaths are only increasing.

Moriah Davis
Ecologist Visiting Ivy Creek Foundation Discusses the Importance of Pollinators in the Community
Ecologist Visiting Ivy Creek Foundation Discusses the Importance of Pollinators in the Community

Some people in Albemarle County know a little bit more about helping pollinators, like bees, in their own backyards.

Lottye Lockhart
Greene County Families Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day During First Annual Beer Festival
Greene County Families Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day During First Annual Beer Festival

Homebrewers in the Greene County area helped families celebrate the first annual Beer Festival
 

March 16th, 7:41 PM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Shamrock Crawl on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall to Benefit PB&J Fund
Shamrock Crawl on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall to Benefit PB&J Fund

As part of the first annual Shamrock Crawl, people on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville that made a donation to the PB&J Fund received discounts. 

March 16th, 7:19 PM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Junior League of Charlottesville Hosts 15th Annual 'Kids in the Kitchen' Event
Junior League of Charlottesville Hosts 15th Annual 'Kids in the Kitchen' Event

Junior League of Charlottesville hosted its 15th Annual 'Kids in the Kitchen' event at the Boys and Girls Club on Cherry Avenue in Charlottesville on Saturday. 

March 16th, 7:13 PM EDT
Crozet Trolley Company Offers Transportation to Area Breweries and Wineries
Crozet Trolley Company Offers Transportation to Area Breweries and Wineries

Getting around to some of western Albemarle County's breweries and wineries just got a whole lot easier.

Carly Kempler
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program Helps a Family Repair Their Home
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program Helps a Family Repair Their Home

A mother and her child living in Crozet can now rest easy in a safe home thanks to repairs from volunteers and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program.

Carly Kempler
WTJU 91.1FM Hosts Saint Patrick’s Day Benefit Celebration at IX Art Park
WTJU 91.1FM Hosts Saint Patrick’s Day Benefit Celebration at IX Art Park

Radio station, WTJU 91.1FM hosted Saint Patrick's Day event to raise money for a new studio.

Moriah Davis
'Phenomenal Black Women' Event Celebrates Those Who Changed History
'Phenomenal Black Women' Event Celebrates Those Who Changed History

African-American women, from both past and present, are being remembered and celebrated.

Lottye Lockhart
Charlottesville City Council Continues Budget Work, Forum Allows Voices to be Heard
Charlottesville City Council Continues Budget Work, Forum Allows Voices to be Heard

Charlottesville City Council is still working to address how the city's budget will be split to meet the needs of the citizens.

Moriah Davis
Albemarle County Woman Arrested on Drug Charges
Albemarle County Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

An Albemarle Co. woman is facing drug charges resulting from an investigation by the U.S. Marshal's Service, the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force and Albemarle County police.

Emmy Freedman
Cinderella Shop to Open to Dress Kids for Prom
Cinderella Shop to Open to Dress Kids for Prom

For the 16th year, the Cinderella Project is dressing prom-goers for free.

Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Charlottesville Church Hosts Alzheimer's Conference to Raise Awareness
Charlottesville Church Hosts Alzheimer's Conference to Raise Awareness

Studies show that African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than other races, and one church in Charlottesville is working to change that.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
UVA Medical Students Celebrate Match Day
UVA Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

Medical students at the University of Virginia and across the country are celebrating the next chapters of their lives.

March 15th, 2:40 PM EDT
Islamic Society of Central Virginia Shocked After Terror Attack in New Zealand
Islamic Society of Central Virginia Shocked After Terror Attack in New Zealand

People all across the world and in central Virginia are standing in solidarity with the Muslim community after a terror attack.

Lowell Rose
Demolition Now Underway on Future Dairy Central Building
Demolition Now Underway on Future Dairy Central Building

Demolition is officially underway to make way for Dairy Central in Charlottesville.

Emmy Freedman & Meghan Moriarty
Orange County Company to Hold Job Fair to Recruit Workers
Orange County Company to Hold Job Fair to Recruit Workers

A tool company in Orange County is in need of more help.

Emmy Freedman & Moriah Davis
Virginia's Corey Stewart to Lead Pro-Trump Super PAC
Virginia's Corey Stewart to Lead Pro-Trump Super PAC

The Virginia Republican who embraced Confederate monuments and associated with white supremacists during failed statewide office bids will head a conservative super PAC.

March 15th, 3:32 PM EDT
Students Gather on Downtown Mall to Protest Climate Change
Students Gather on Downtown Mall to Protest Climate Change

Around 100 students from the Charlottesville area cut classes Friday to protest climate change.

John Early & Carly Kempler
Virginia's 40 Mental Health Clinics to Offer Walk-In Evaluations
Virginia's 40 Mental Health Clinics to Offer Walk-In Evaluations

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam says the state's 40 mental health centers are now all offering walk-in mental evaluations.

Lottye Lockhart
WELV Holds 20th Annual Conference in Charlottesville
WELV Holds 20th Annual Conference in Charlottesville

Women from all sorts of educational roles are working together to grow the next generation of female leaders in the industry.

John Early & Carly Kempler
Governor Northam Signs Legislation Easing Transitions for Military Families
Governor Northam Signs Legislation Easing Transitions for Military Families

Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation to ease transitions for military families relocating to the Commonwealth.

Research at UVA Aims to Improve Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Research at UVA Aims to Improve Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Frequent snoring can lead to more serious problems, but research at the University of Virginia may have found the cure to those sleepless nights.

John Early & Caroline Coleburn
Charlottesville Holds Work Session to Budget Affordable Housing Needs
Charlottesville Holds Work Session to Budget Affordable Housing Needs

Charlottesville City Council is working to balance the city's budget to meet affordable housing needs.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Police Investigate Accident Between Pedestrian and Train in Orange
Police Investigate Accident Between Pedestrian and Train in Orange

Police are investigating an accident in the town of Orange between a pedestrian and a train.

John Early
Albemarle High School Space Club Holds Video Conference with MIT Professor
Albemarle High School Space Club Holds Video Conference with MIT Professor

Some students at Albemarle High School are feeling more inspired to study science, thanks to a special lecture on Thursday, March 14.

March 14th, 2:39 PM EDT
Skipping Rock Brewery to Open Near Staunton
Skipping Rock Brewery to Open Near Staunton

A new brewery is ready to start pouring some suds just outside Staunton.

March 14th, 2:02 PM EDT
UVA Program Helps People in Charlottesville Find Jobs
UVA Program Helps People in Charlottesville Find Jobs

A program at the University of Virginia has launched a new resource tool to help people in the Charlottesville area search for jobs.

March 14th, 2:00 PM EDT
Staunton Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges
Staunton Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

On 3/13/19 deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at the Relax Inn Motel on White Hill Road in Mint Springs.

Emmy Freedman
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Tweaks Victim Notification System
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Tweaks Victim Notification System

On Thursday, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail worked out an issue with a system that notifies victims of release dates for inmates at the facility.

Lowell Rose
Richmond Consulting Firm Presents New Plan for Staunton Crossing
Richmond Consulting Firm Presents New Plan for Staunton Crossing

A Richmond consulting firm is presenting a new vision and new business plan for Staunton Crossing.

Tara Todd
Charlottesville Schools Implement Food Programs in Woman's Memory
Charlottesville Schools Implement Food Programs in Woman's Memory

Charlottesville City Schools is working to provide students with healthier food options.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Mallside Forest Apartments Evacuated after Water Heater Malfunction
Mallside Forest Apartments Evacuated after Water Heater Malfunction

A water heater issue caused an evacuation on Thursday, March 14, at Mallside Forest Apartments in Albemarle County.

Emmy Freedman & Lottye Lockhart
UVA Project Aims to Rediscover Stories of Black Nurses in Virginia
UVA Project Aims to Rediscover Stories of Black Nurses in Virginia

People working on a project at the University of Virginia are working to rediscover the hidden stories of black nurses from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Emmy Freedman & Lottye Lockhart
Albemarle County High School Explaining Costumes for 'Sound of Music'
Albemarle County High School Explaining Costumes for 'Sound of Music'

WAHS students are performing 'The Sound of Music,' which takes place in 1938 Austria and some costumes have Nazi swastikas on them.

John Early & Meghan Moriarty
Judge Sentences Staunton Man to 5 Years
Judge Sentences Staunton Man to 5 Years

Luke Bartosik, who was found guilty of rape back in December, was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

John Early & Tara Todd
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death at MRRJ
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death at MRRJ

The Augusta Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating an MRRJ inmate's death as a suicide, however, the case will not be closed until the Office of the Medical Examiner concludes its investigation.

John Early
Gov. Northam Vetoes Bill Opposing Cap-and-Trade
Gov. Northam Vetoes Bill Opposing Cap-and-Trade

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed legislation aimed at limiting his authority to institute a carbon cap-and-trade plan.

March 14th, 1:26 PM EDT
Kathy Galvin Announces Run for the House of Delegates 57th District
Kathy Galvin Announces Run for the House of Delegates 57th District

Kathy Galvin announced her candidacy for the House of Delegate’s 57th district, which includes Charlottesville and parts of Albemarle County.

Lowell Rose
UVA Launches BeHeardCVA, State’s First Regional Community Survey Panel
UVA Launches BeHeardCVA, State’s First Regional Community Survey Panel

The University of Virginia is launching the state’s first regional community survey panel, called BeHeardCVA, through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

VFB Presents: All of Our Rights - America's Legacy of Inequality
VFB Presents: All of Our Rights - America's Legacy of Inequality

The Virginia Festival of the Book will present All of Our Rights - America's Legacy of Inequality at The Paramount Theater on March 21.

John Early
Unity Day Planners Map Out Goals for First Annual Events
Unity Day Planners Map Out Goals for First Annual Events

The anniversary date of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville will be known as “Unity Days" moving forward.

Emmy Freedman & Annie Schroeder
Charlottesville, Albemarle Work to Set Goals to Address Climate Change
Charlottesville, Albemarle Work to Set Goals to Address Climate Change

Charlottesville and Albemarle County are working to set goals to address climate change on the local level.

Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Event Raises Money for AHIP to Conduct Needed Home Repairs
Event Raises Money for AHIP to Conduct Needed Home Repairs

The Albemarle Housing Improvement Plan (AHIP) is now better prepared to help community members desperately in need of home repairs.

Emmy Freedman & Pete DeLuca
Charlottesville Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday
Charlottesville Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

A Charlottesville veteran is celebrating a very special birthday on Wednesday, March 13.

March 13th, 2:39 PM EDT
Fulton Bank Prepares for Branch Opening on Route 29
Fulton Bank Prepares for Branch Opening on Route 29

A new bank branch on Route 29 in Albemarle County is ready for its first full day of business on Thursday, March 14.

March 13th, 1:53 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Offering Internship Program to Recruit Students
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Offering Internship Program to Recruit Students

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is offering a new internship program as a way to recruit students entering their senior year of college or in the last two semesters of an accredited training program.

March 13th, 1:51 PM EDT
BRCC Opens Online Outpost in Downtown Waynesboro
BRCC Opens Online Outpost in Downtown Waynesboro

Community leaders have cut the ribbon on Blue Ridge Community College's first online outpost.

Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Charlottesville Judge Hears More Motions in Lawsuit Over Statues
Charlottesville Judge Hears More Motions in Lawsuit Over Statues

Attorneys fighting over a pair of statutes in downtown Charlottesville were back at it in court Wednesday.

John Early & Henry Graff
Updated: Jury Finds Man Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter
Updated: Jury Finds Man Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter

An Augusta County jury has found a man guilty of killing another man in a motel parking lot.

Emmy Freedman & Tara Todd
Waynesboro Commonwealth's Attorney Weighs In on Cost of Police Body Cameras
Waynesboro Commonwealth's Attorney Weighs In on Cost of Police Body Cameras

The cost of police body cameras across central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley are putting a burden on prosecutors' offices.

John Early & Henry Graff
Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Deputy Chief for Fire/Rescue
Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Deputy Chief for Fire/Rescue

Albemarle County welcomes Heather Childress as deputy chief for the Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue.

John Early
Long-Time Martin Hardware Manager Passes Away
Long-Time Martin Hardware Manager Passes Away

Charlottesville's Martin Hardware family is reeling from the loss of a beloved, long-time employee.

John Early & Pete DeLuca
Area Students Learn Letter-Press Printing in Preparation for Festival of the Book
Area Students Learn Letter-Press Printing in Preparation for Festival of the Book

Students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are getting their hands dirty while learning how to create their own letter-press prints from a Detroit-based print maker.

March 12th, 1:47 PM EDT
AHS Students Learn Basics of Drone Flying Thanks to $5,000 Grant
AHS Students Learn Basics of Drone Flying Thanks to $5,000 Grant

Albemarle High School’s Geospatial Technology program introduced its students to drones on Monday; learning drone operation and application. 
 

March 11th, 2:44 PM EDT by Carly Kempler
Community Members With Completed Jail Sentences Learn Digital Skills
Community Members With Completed Jail Sentences Learn Digital Skills

'We Code, Too', in partnership with the Office of Offender Aid and Restoration, teach former-inmates digital skills, coding and how to navigate computers. 

March 11th, 9:01 AM EDT

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