UVA holds virtual dedication for its Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

On Saturday, the University of Virginia held a virtual dedication for its Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, reflecting on the names and titles of those who built the university eternalized in its stone.

Philip Hamilton holds rally outside Albemarle County Office Building

Senior Alert issued for missing Charlottesville woman with cognitive impairment

VSP investigating fatal crash on Route 522 in Orange County

VDH: 634,325 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 10,458 deaths

Over 20% of Virginians fully vaccinated | More than 4.6 million vaccines administered

  Virginia’s vaccine coordinator addresses rural hesitancy, when teens can get a shot

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  Staunton among the first in the state to have latest 911 technology

Waynesboro man arrested after multi-jurisdictional methamphetamine investigation

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport welcomes back passengers

Staunton City Council votes 4-3 to repeal uncodified emergency ordinance

Judge rules former UVA student can sue school for expulsion after asking questions during a panel discussion

  Albemarle High School student wins $35k Couric Scholarship to go to Stanford

Virginia’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine allocation set to dip by over 100k doses next week

Just when vaccine distribution was starting to go smoothly, Virginia is bracing itself for another big blow to supply.

Free medical clinic coming to Rockingham County Fairgrounds April 10 - 11

Remote Area Medical Clinic will be making its second trip to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday to provide free vision, dental, and medical services to underserved and uninsured community members.

Office space at 500 Court Square in downtown Charlottesville now for sale

A prime piece of real estate is up for grabs in the heart of Charlottesville.

  UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers completed with moment of silence, ceremony

The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia is finally complete.

Mass vaccination clinic at JMU as CSHD moves into Phase 2

Daughters of Confederacy now in possession of Jefferson Davis chair held for ransom

Applications open for Incubator Studio Program at McGuffey Art Center

More than $6.3M in GO Virginia grants to support economic growth

Charlottesville City Market returns with drive-thru model

Albemarle County police welcome a new K9 officer to the team

UVA students to soon receive COVID-19 vaccine

Starting April 19, students at the University of Virginia will be receiving an email UVA Health to sign up for a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Stafford County Animal Shelter seeks donations for duck in wheelchair

The animal shelter says Dalilah the duck still needs supplies such as a special livestock/poultry vet, which will cost from $200-$400.

VSP: One in custody, two on the run after police pursuit in Augusta County

Virginia State Police say one individual is in custody and two others are still on the run after a police pursuit in Augusta County.

4 accused of getting pandemic jobless benefits for inmates

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury has indicted four people for their roles in a scheme to use the identities of 35 Virginia prison inmates to secure more than $300,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits.

Allen & Allen to accept nominations for Hometown Heroes award

Personal injury law firm Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is asking for community nominations for its 12th annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award.

Results of chronic wasting disease surveillance in Virginia released

The results come from two DWR Disease Management Areas (DMA) that are made up of 11 of the state’s counties.

  Staunton Schools and City Council $444,000 apart on spending plan

In Staunton Thursday night, the School Board and City Council had a joint meeting to talk money, and they’re still $444,000 apart on a spending plan.

  CRHA prepares for resident relocation as Crescent Halls undergoes major renovations

All 105 units at Crescent Halls will be fully renovated and nearly everything will be updated

Properties back on the market after being on hold for Augusta County Courthouse expansion project

The county spent over $98,000 to put nine properties on hold for purchase as part of the Augusta County Courthouse expansion plan. Six of them are back on the market.

What lies ahead in Charlottesville’s confederate statue removal process?

There are still several steps that lie ahead following the Virginia Supreme Court decision to hand over local control of the Civil War statues in Charlottesville.

Help needed repairing public access stairs in Riverview Park

Fun on the Rivanna River is only steps away for many people in Charlottesville, but a special set of steps needs some help right now.

Parole board controversy to linger, despite outside investigation

State lawmakers have ordered up a review of the Virginia Parole Board, but the controversy surrounding the board’s conduct and the adequacy of the investigation continues.

Apex Clean Energy taking whole fleet electric

A renewable energy company based in Charlottesville is setting a new sustainable example.

Central Shenandoah Health District to move into Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday

The Central Shenandoah Health District announced vaccination efforts will expand into Phase 2 on Friday, April 9, when all individuals age 16 and over in the health district will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

10 years since Robert Lee Hourihan disappearance, cold case still open

Thursday, April 8 marks 10 years since Robert Lee Hourihan was last seen in Fluvanna County.

VDH to pilot rapid testing program in schools

The Virginia Department of health is launching a COVID-19 testing program in schools to track and prevent the spread.

Albemarle County doctor faces 5 sexual assault trials

A former Albemarle County doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients now faces five separate trials, with each expected to last five days.

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority holding compost giveaway

Albemarle County is hosting a free compost giveaway this weekend to help make gardeners’ thumbs even greener.

Sen. Warner takes part in rural broadband roundtable at PVCC

Broadband brought Senator Mark Warner to central Virginia for the second straight day. The senator was part of a roundtable about boosting rural internet access hosted by Piedmont Virginia Community College Thursday, April 8.

Virginia groups react to President Biden’s gun control measures

Advocates call it a step in the right direction, critics say the announcement does not hold weight.

  Albemarle Co. adopts new COVID-19 occupancy limits

Albemarle County is adopting Emergency Ordinance 21-E(1), relaxing previous occupancy restrictions to better align with the Executive Order 72 and Virginia’s Phase 3 guidelines.

Henrico school board chair resigns following controversial social media post

Henrico School Board chair has resigned after she shared a controversial, now-deleted, social media post in March in connection to the decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to stop publishing several books.

  Rotary Club of Fluvanna Co. collecting food for those struggling during pandemic

Dozens of volunteers are coming together to make sure nobody in Fluvanna County goes hungry.

Kings Dominion hiring 2,100 for summer reopening, raises hourly pay for seasonal employees

Kings Dominion reopens for its 2021 season on May 22, and needs to hire 2,100 seasonal employees in all areas of the park and has increased starting pay to $13 per hour.

Owner of Richmond assisted living facility federally indicted for allegedly stealing $800K in residents’ benefits

The charges come after an NBC12 investigation into neglect and potential fraud at the nursing home, off Forest Hill Avenue, at the hands of Jones, its owner.

Feds accuse former owner of assisted living home of fraud

The former owner of an assisted living facility in Virginia has been charged with fleecing the government out of more than $800,000.

Glitch in state’s vaccine system registers wrong vaccine to teens

The system is currently working on a fix.

NFS ranger explains purpose of recent prescribed burns

There have been several prescribed burns at Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests over the past few days.

Virginia lawmakers approve Northam’s push to speed up marijuana legalization

The governor says retail sales would not start until 2024.

  COVID-19 cases in kids rise in Charlottesville area, experts caution potential ‘4th wave’

While the seven-day moving average is going down in the district, a potential fourth wave has health experts pleading for cautious behavior.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approves new COVID-19 guidelines

Albemarle County Supervisors voted Wednesday to make COVID-19 occupancy changes as cases and positivity rates continue to fall.

Va. Dept. of Wildlife Resources investigating death of 15 birds in Harrisonburg’s Court Square

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources is investigating what killed more than a dozen birds of different species and sizes near Court Square in Harrisonburg over the course of a few days.

Free service launched to help families work through FAFSA

Virginia Governor Northam recently launched a new service where students and families can schedule a free, one-on-one meeting with an advisor to help them complete the FAFSA form.

VEC to reinstate weekly search for work requirements

The Virginia Employment Commission will be reinstating the weekly search for work requirements for applicants in the near future.

New law in Virginia bans gay and trans panic as murder defense

Virginia is the first state in the South to ban gay and trans panic as a defense for murder or manslaughter. The bill was introduced by openly transgender Delegate Danica Roem.

  UVA Center for Politics director discusses Democratic gubernatorial candidate debate

UVA Center for Politics Director Sabato says the debate did not change much and McAuliffe remains the front runner. However, he says there is one factor that could upend his lead.

  General Assembly sets marijuana legalization for July 1

The Virginia General Assembly just approved Governor Ralph Northam’s efforts to speed up marijuana legalization.

Black bears spotted in Waynesboro; what to do if you encounter a bear

The Wildlife Center of Virginia said you’re most likely to see yearling bears, which were born in January of 2020 and are now grown up enough to be on their own.

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport to get federal funding

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced 11 airports across the commonwealth will split more than $19 million in economic relief.

City of Charlottesville opens new trails along Moores Creek

The city of Charlottesville is creating more outdoor spaces for you to explore.

  Dr. Atul Gawande shares insights on future of healthcare at UVA’s Medical Center Hour

Life may return “back to normal” by the end of the pandemic, but will the state of health care in the United States be the same?

  Albemarle County Board of Supervisors review draft of the Crozet Master Plan

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday, April 7 to review a draft of the Land Use chapter of the Crozet Master Plan before proceeding to the remaining chapters.

Pharrell wants federal probe into police shooting of cousin

Grammy award-winning musician Pharrell Williams has called for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of his cousin along the Virginia coast.

  Senator Mark Warner visits BRHD’s mass vaccination clinic

Senator Mark Warner says despite some challenges the Blue Ridge Health District faced in the beginning of the vaccine rollout, he’s proud of the progress this team has made as the district heads into phase two next week.

AG Herring, Va. NAACP launch effort to reform handling of officer-involved shootings in Va.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia NAACP are launching a collaborative effort to identify and implement reforms to the way the state and its law enforcement agencies handle investigations into officer-involved shooting deaths

Virginia Tech to host in-person commencement for Class of 2020

Virginia Tech announced it would host a spring commencement for the Class of 2020 on Wednesday, May 12.

Harrisonburg Parks & Rec to host online job chat

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for seasonal, part-time employees as summer approaches.

Community Foundation kicks off Early Giving for Great Community Give 2021

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is celebrating its fourth annual Great Community Give.

Charlottesville Parks & Rec sets up storybook trail

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department has found a creative way for people to get out and about, include story time, while also get some exercise.

Rivanna River Company set to open April 17

The Rivanna River Company is opening again in just a few weeks with kayaking, canoeing, and other favorites available.

  Waynesboro budget includes 3% employee raises, but doesn’t address below market salaries

At 90 cents, Waynesboro has one of the lowest tax rates in the Commonwealth, but the City Manager says in his view, the city continues to fall short on meeting basic service demands on core services.

Charlottesville city council candidates square off in first in-person debate

The race to fill two seats on Charlottesville City Council is on. For the very first time, the candidates met in-person to debate a slew of current issues leading up to the election.

  Infectious disease experts discuss vaccine hesitancy among Republican adults

A survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that among Republican adults, 29% say they “definitely will not” get the vaccine. For white Evangelical Christians, it’s 28%.

State lawmakers to reconvene to act on amendments

The Virginia House and Senate are scheduled to reconvene at noon on Wednesday to act on amendments.

Middle River Regional Jail Authority Board holds off vote for possible expansion

The Middle River Regional Jail Authority Board has held off a vote for possible expansion in order to give more local officials time for input.

Virtual science explosion week keeps kids engaged during spring break

If you are looking for a way to keep your little one entertained over spring break, a new virtual activity series in Albemarle County is bringing science to life.

Drones with “dragon eggs” used to start prescribed burns

While there are dozens of prescribed burns underway each spring in national forests, one caught our attention - not for the acreage burning or even the smoke plume - but rather how the fires were started.

Shenandoah Valley-based telecommunications company Shentel announces layoffs

Shenandoah Valley-based telecommunications company Shentel is laying off hundreds of employees as part of a restructuring plan.