Health officials offer advice for post-Thanksgiving travel safety measures

Thanksgiving may be over but the efforts you can take to keep yourself and people around you healthy are just beginning.

Staunton offers socially distant holiday events for residents

New owners may plan to demolish most of the Staunton Mall, give businesses 30 days to vacate

‘Worst accident I have seen in a long time’: Police identify 2 people killed in multi-vehicle crash on Thanksgiving

  Families of inmates at Coffeewood raise concerns about COVID-19 outbreak in progress

Augusta County receives grant for broadband through CARES Act

  Central Virginia delegates discuss legislative priorities ahead of 2021 General Assembly session

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  Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival hosts mini-festival for Giving Tuesday

Cybersecurity experts warn against scams as many shop for holiday gifts online

Virginia health official updates lawmakers on vaccine latest

  Shop at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello offers Cyber Monday discount

  UVA requiring COVID-19 testing over break for area students

  Changes coming to 5th Street in Charlottesville

  Garden clubs decorate Charlottesville’s train station for the holidays

Three garden clubs came together Monday to spruce up the Amtrak train station in Charlottesville.

  Charlottesville Insider giveaway to help local businesses

Charlottesville Insider, Cvilleshops, and the city of Charlottesville Economic Development office are giving away $1,200 worth of gift cards to one lucky winner.

UVA Health team in the final round to potentially win $1M prize

Predicting patient outcomes to improve care is the goal of a project created by a team of UVA Health data scientists and now they’re competing for a $1 million prize.

Police: Florida man arrested after carrying gun through airport checkpoint

Police say the man faces a fine of up to $13,000.

  White House Christmas decor gives nod to 1st responders

Lawmakers pack hundreds of ‘CARE Meals’ following Thanksgiving holiday

Northam releases report on marijuana legalization

VSP investigating fatal Rockingham Co. crash

Study: Virginia lags on compensation for wrongly imprisoned

  Area nonprofit releases new historical book about Esmont community

Police arrest man in fatal Harrisonburg stabbing

The Harrisonburg Police Department has arrested and charged Teofilo Serrano Torres in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened on Community Street early Saturday, November 28.

VDH: 237,835 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 4,062 deaths

Check here for the latest Virginia Department of Health statistics on the status of COVID-19 in Virginia.

Richmond organizations raise $1M for new racial justice fund

Several organizations in Richmond have partnered to raise $1 million for a fund set to go toward wealth and educational opportunities for the Black community and to address structural racism.

  UVA to pack John Paul Jones Arena with “Hoos In The Crowd” fan cutouts

Even though you cannot root on the Hoos from inside John Paul Jones arena, you can still make your presence felt and even wind up with the best seat in the house.

  Nelson County artisans encouraging community to shop local

Nelson County artisans are working together to raise awareness for local business

  Lake Monticello starts memory tree tradition

Lake Monticello starting memory tree

  Charlottesville volunteers fill “Blessing Bags” for those in need

Dozens of volunteers from across the Charlottesville community came together to collect and bag essential items to give to the area's homeless and low-income population.

South First Street murder suspect taken into custody in Pennsylvania

The prime suspect in a November 5 murder on S. First St. in Charlottesville has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania after a 23 day search.

General Assembly divided on length of 2021 session

The General Assembly’s next session could be the shortest in 50 years.

SARA event offers ways to support nonprofit and enjoy an experience

The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) will be hosting a Giving Tuesday auction next month.

  Community members host BBQ Charity event

Simply Trending Catering and Church of the Living God in Orange hosted a BBQ fundraising event to help children and those facing food insecurity in Central Virginia.

  Scottsville nonprofit creates tribute to frontline workers from Election 2020 signs

Jack Maxwell, who started Tribute to First Responders, Inc., created a display honoring workers and those who lost their lives to COVID-19 out of political signs, encouraging unity in supporting those on the front lines.

  Patrons support Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale

Shoppers support Kiwanis Clubs Christmas tree sale

  Small Business Saturday affected by pandemic

the pandemic is taking its toll on Small Business Saturday

UVA-Florida State football game postponed after coronavirus issues within FSU program

The UVA football team was in Tallahassee and ready to play, but issues with COVID-19 in the Florida State program forced the game to be postponed.

Charlottesville woman dead after shooting on McIntire Road

A Charlottesville woman is dead following an early morning shooting on McIntire Road on Saturday.

  Boar’s Head Resort’s Christmas tree lighting goes virtual

It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit, but doing so in 2020, of course, looks quite different.

Albemarle County chef shares Thanksgiving leftover safety tips

If you have lots of leftovers still on your plate, the clock is ticking to enjoy them. A chef in Albemarle County has a few tips for how to do that, or store them safely.

  Boozy business boom: local bottle shops see business soar at Thanksgiving

One beer and wine vendor in Charlottesville says online sales have already exceeded expectations, and the holiday season to date has been even better.

  Tinsel Trail now open at the Shops at Stonefield

The Junior League of Charlottesville is hosting a Tinsel Trail at the Shops at Stonefield.

Jaunt Inc. wants your Greene County transit feedback

Whether you use Greene County Transit or not, JAUNT is asking the community for feedback in a survey to understand what transportation needs exist for people in the area.

  Small Business Saturday in the Shenandoah Valley is bigger than one day

Small Business Saturday this year, in the midst of a pandemic, is an invitation to shop small, shop often, and shop local through the holiday season and beyond.

  Kiwanis Club Christmas tree sale begins in Charlottesville

The Kiwanis Clubs of Charlottesville is selling Christmas trees for the 88th year with all of the proceeds go towards supporting club service projects which mainly benefit children and youth.

Fire safety tips for holiday decorating

With Thanksgiving now behind us, many people will be putting up holiday decorations this weekend.

Medical cannabis dispensary opens in Richmond

The second medical cannabis dispensary in Virginia has opened in Richmond.

  Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign continues in-person and online

The Salvation Army of Charlottesville is looking for volunteers to bell-ring in person and online ahead of the holiday season.

Amtrak offering ’Track Friday Sale’ through Monday

Amtrak is offering half-off certain fares Friday through Monday for future travel dates!

Local vendors to reward free dream wedding to couple affected by COVID-19 in essay contest

Elegant Moments Wedding and Event Planning has partnered with a team of local vendors to donate wedding services to a couple that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Demand up, donations down for Roanoke-area toy drives

Groups say on top of having more families needing help this year, there are fewer companies stepping up to partner up for the toy drives.

VSP investigating officer-involved shooting in Culpeper Co.

The Virginia State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that killed a Culpeper man Thursday.

Ways to avoid holiday fights over money

‘Tis the season not only for giving, but unfortunately, also for fights! The holidays can be stressful and families can argue.

Our Community Place hosts socially distanced dinner

Our Community Place held their annual Thanksgiving dinner in a new location this year due to coronavirus restrictions.

  Family of ER nurse quarantining in RV celebrates Thanksgiving, despite distance

As families around central Virginia celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s safe to say that it’s a holiday season unlike any other. That’s especially true for one family that’s had to keep each other at arm’s length just to keep each other safe.

Waynesboro-based RISE Black Library reaches 1,000 books

Waynesboro-based RISE opened their Black library in August of 2020. They now have more than 1,000 books available to the community.

Native Americans recognize National Day of Mourning

While many Americans celebrated Thanksgiving by eating turkey with their families, Indigenous people recognize it as National Day of Mourning, a day their land was stolen.

Here are the metrics area health officials will look at post-Thanksgiving

COVID-19 cases are expected to tick up after the Thanksgiving holiday, which means local governments, schools, and health departments will keep a close eye on community health in the coming weeks.

Waynesboro YMCA hosts 22nd annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

The coronavirus pandemic has forced communities all over to cancel many holiday events. The Waynesboro YMCA has found a way to keep a 22-year-old tradition in place while keeping everyone safe.

  Salvation Army holds Thanksgiving lunch for hundreds

Hundreds of people in need got a full plate and one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

  University of Virginia students, staff still on grounds receive festive Thanksgiving meal

Not everyone can be with their families on Thanksgiving, but at the University of Virginia, they wanted to make sure no one felt alone.

  Several Charlottesville-area restaurants serve guests on Thanksgiving

Several local establishments like the Boar's Head Inn and the Clifton Inn were open and serving a Thanksgiving feast for their guests.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank seeking community’s help for Giving Tuesday

Every year following Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday. To honor this day, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is asking for your help.

  Holiday nostalgia could boost mental health amid COVID-19

Celebrating the holidays this year could be a much-needed mental health boost, even if they don't look much like the celebrations of the past.

Applications for redistricting commission open Monday

Applications will open Monday for citizens who want to serve on Virginia’s newly created bipartisan redistricting commission.

  Veterans find comfort in craft kits amid tense times

This Thanksgiving, veterans and volunteers are lifting up American heroes who have sacrificed so much for this country. As COVID-19 cases surge, and some are struggling with isolation, some are finding comfort in engaging in arts and crafts.

Be cautious of feeding your pets Thanksgiving leftovers

On Thanksgiving, it may be tempting to share some leftovers with your pets, but a Harrisonburg veterinary technician cautions against it.

Study: Virginia among most dangerous states to drive in

According to a study by Insurify, Virginia is among the most dangerous states for drivers in the United States.

Tennessee boy and woman killed in single vehicle crash on I-81 in Shenandoah County

A 6-year-old boy and a 50-year-old woman died after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County on Wednesday.

  Here’s what it would take for Albemarle County to move back to virtual learning

As coronavirus cases rise across much of the United States, Albemarle County Public Schools are discussing what it would take to move completely back to virtual learning.

  Pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday restauraunt business down this year

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving usually means business is booming for local restaurants. But due to the pandemic, this year is a different story.

  Holiday lights tour underway in Staunton

The celebration of holiday lights is on full display in Staunton's Gypsy Hill Park.

5 students at Woodbrook Elementary School test positive for COVID-19

The email, which was sent on Wednesday evening, also shared that those five students will be isolated at home for at least 10 days, following public health guidance.

  Bars, breweries, fans kick off UVA basketball season under COVID-19 precautions

UVA Men’s Basketball may be back, it is not your typical opening day for bars that support the reigning national champions.

Augusta Co. schools prepare meals for 33rd annual Thanksgiving Project

Augusta County schools are spreading the holiday spirit through the annual Thanksgiving Project.

Charlottesville rally organizer denied concealed gun permit

The primary organizer of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been denied a concealed handgun permit.

‘Dopesick’ series to film in Virginia

“Dopesick,” a Hulu limited series will film in Virginia, according to Gov. Ralph Northam’s office. The series was inspired by Virginia author Beth Macy’s bestselling book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America.”

WWII pilot’s cap returned to Roanoke after stranger finds it in French auction

Even several years after his death, a World War II veteran is still surprising his family.

CAT worker tests positive for COVID-19

Charlottesville Area Transit announced Tuesday another employee tested positive for COVID-19. This is CAT’s third case.

CHO reminding travelers to get to airport early for Thanksgiving holiday

The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is only seeing about half the number of passengers it typically would see around the Thanksgiving holiday.