Changes for Verona’s Mill Place Commerce Park concept

Wednesday night during a Board of Supervisors meeting, Augusta County leaders voted in favor of changing the vision for Mill Place Commerce Park in Verona.

Pilot has minor injuries after small plane crash near Winchester

  Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Snyder says Republicans can win statewide despite losses in recent years

Senior Alert canceled for missing woman last seen at hospital

  Gov. Northam announces easing of some restrictions, updates vaccine status in Va.

UVA Health: Common vaccine side effect could skew mammogram screenings

Albemarle County comes out with recommended budget for FY22

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Charlottesville Fire Department undergoes implicit bias training

White nationalist gets prison over rape threat, extortion

  IIHS rolling out Top Safety Picks for new vehicles

  Food and Beverage Restaurant Management donates meals to SMJH employees

Spanberger urges CDC to improve vaccine data-sharing, communication

Virtual job fair held in Charlottesville

PPP application portal open for the smallest small businesses

A paycheck protection program is now available specifically for the smallest of small businesses.

Additional pharmacy networks to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Virginia

This will bring an additional 52,000 vaccines to Virginia this week.

Opry live stream to raise money to support people suffering from storms, pandemic

Country artists Chris Janson, Travis Tritt and Hailey Whitters will perform during the live broadcast, hosted by Bobby Bones.

Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Springsteen

Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a closed area.

Safety precautions change due to construction at Capitol Square

More than 1.15 million people receive first dose of vaccine | Over 516k fully vaccinated

Virginia GOP to choose nominees at convention in Lynchburg

Albemarle Co. asking for community feedback on Crozet Master Plan

Greene Co. teacher one of 15 to write guides for students across the country

VDH: 568,946 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 7,807 deaths

  New LEAD Program aims to keep people out of jail

In Augusta County, there’s a new program in the works that aims to keep people out of jail by helping them reroute their lives. It’s called the LEAD program, which stands for Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion.

  Proposal for new solar energy project submitted in Albemarle County

Construction on the six-month-long project could start sometime in the spring of 2022.

Virginia passes bill to ban firearms at state Capitol

Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill banning individuals from bringing firearms on the grounds of the state Capitol and buildings owned by the commonwealth.

Lawmakers repeal ban on abortion coverage through state exchange plans

The Virginia General Assembly has passed two bills that will ease access to abortion services through Virginia’s health care marketplace exchange.

MRRJ addresses door access control system failure

Middle River Regional Jail addressed issues with its door access control system on Tuesday afternoon.

Landlords in Virginia may soon face hefty fine if they unlawfully evict tenants

Landlords in Virginia may soon face a hefty fine if they unlawfully evict a tenant.

Charlottesville Fire Dept. debuts its 2021 Strategic Plan

The Charlottesville Fire Department is debuting its 2021 Strategic Plan that will serve as a guide for the organization over the next three to five years.

Experts: Get your documents together and file your taxes as soon as possible

There’s a lot of fear and uncertainty with filing taxes this year, and the pandemic has certainly complicated things. People may have lost or started new jobs or gotten unemployed.

  Hundreds receive their second COVID-19 vaccine at Albemarle Co. site

More than 800 people are getting their second dose of protection against COVID-19 at the Blue Ridge Health District’s clinic at the former Kmart in Albemarle County.

  Crozet ABC store closed for expansion project

The Crozet Alcoholic Beverage Control store closed its doors February 9 to begin an expansion project that will take over a vacant adjoining commercial space in the Shoppes at Clover Lawn.

Virginia lawmakers vote to remove segregationist’s statue

A statue of segregationist Virginia politician Harry F. Byrd Sr. will be removed from the state capitol grounds under a bill that has won bipartisan final approval from lawmakers.

  UVA Police Department promotes 5 officers

The UVA Police Department recently promoted five of its minority officers to the role of lieutenant or sergeant, an honor that the department says each of those officers are more than deserving of.

Proposal submitted to open first black-owned casino in U.S.

Urban One, Inc. submitted a $517 million proposal to the City of Richmond to develop a world-class, uniquely Richmond entertainment, dining and gaming destination.

Sen. Warner, Kaine announce $46M for public housing across Va.

Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $46,328,480 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia.

Multiple casino resort proposals made for Richmond

Four different proposals concerning the building of a city casino has been submitted to the City of Richmond for consideration.

  Man who spent decades behind bars now helping make sure others don’t do the same

In an effort to decrease the recidivism rate in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, a new program is coming to the regional jail.

SNP’s Skyline Drive remains closed after Winter weather

Back-to-back storms have kept Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park (SNP) closed for more than two weeks now.

General Assembly investing millions into expanding broadband access

The General Assembly is making significant investment in expanding broadband access in Virginia.

Police: Five people charged in connection to drug scheme at Chesterfield County Jail

According to the investigation, a letter found in an inmate’s belongings contained almost two dozen Suboxone strips.

  CPD: Gunshot victim recovering at hospital

Police tweeted after midnight Tuesday, February 23, that a victim had reported being shot and robbed in the 800 block of Shamrock Road.

Death penalty repeal heads to Gov. Northam’s desk

The commonwealth of Virginia is now poised to become the first state in the south to formally abolish the death penalty.

  Charlottesville prepares for redevelopments to public housing residences

The long-awaited groundbreaking for the city’s first public housing redevelopment project is just weeks away.

Cavaliers drop eight spots to No. 15 in AP Top 25 Poll

After losing games at Florida State and at Duke last week, the UVA men's basketball team has dropped eight spots, to No. 15, in the latest AP Top 25 Poll.

  Albemarle County charter school holds public renaming meeting

The list of possible names for Albemarle County’s newest charter school will get cut from 10 to three after a community public meeting Monday night.

Lawmakers pass bill to keep schools from suing over student meal debt

A measure introduced by Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, will prohibit a school board from taking legal action against a family or student for school meal debt. The bill has passed both chambers of the General Assembly.

  800 expected to receive 2nd COVID-19 vaccine at Kmart site Feb. 23

Recent winter storms are causing delays in much needed COVID-19 vaccination doses, but the Blue Ridge Health District is rescheduling appointments and making sure everyone who needs a second dose gets one.

UVA’s judicial committee will be plenty busy with COVID-19 hearings this semester

Five fraternities at the University of Virginia will now have to go through the school’s judicial review process after reports of COVID-19 violations.

  First-ever Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off

Orange County is kicking off its first ever restaurant week to showcase the flavors to be found around the county, featuring more than a dozen restaurants, wineries, breweries and bakeries.

  New bill seeks to clear path to clearing your record in Virginia

A new bill would make the road to clearing a criminal record easier in Virginia.

Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty

The legislation repealing the death penalty now heads to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who has said he will sign the measure into law, making Virginia the 23rd state to stop executions.

  Family of 8 gets new HVAC system with help from AHIP, Beck Cohen

A Charlottesville family of eight has a brand new heating system after going weeks without one, thanks to the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program and Beck Cohen.

  Charlottesville man advocates for snow removal on street corners

Although most of the snow from last week’s storm has melted away, one city resident says that when snow plows come through, they push all of the snow to street corners, creating a nightmare situation for those with disabilities.

  Commonwealth’s Attorney: No criminal investigation into Charlottesville mayor’s spending

Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker’s spending of city funds is not under criminal investigation, according to the city’s Commonwealth’s Attorney. However, he says the policy does need a desperate overhaul.

  Charlottesville asks businesses, residents to clear sidewalks of ice and snow

The City Manager declared 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, to be the official end of snowfall. Per city code, snow must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of snowfall.

  Gas prices surge in Virginia as oil refineries feel impact of winter weather

Gas prices are at some of the most expensive prices seen in over a year.

American Red Cross looking for more blood donor ambassadors

The American Red Cross Central Virginia is in need of more volunteers for its blood drives.

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “Epilogue.”

Fourth Street NW in Charlottesville getting an honorary street name: Black History Pathway

Charlottesville’s Fourth Street Northwest is getting an honorary name. It will soon be called Black History Pathway.

5 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome identified in Richmond-area children

The five cases were identified in the Chickahominy, Chesterfield and Richmond/Henrico health districts between October 2020 and Feb. 18, 2021.

  Downtown Job Center launching free series to get you back into the workforce

Many people are trying to get back into the workforce after losing their jobs due to the pandemic. That’s why the Downtown Job Center is stepping up to give you the skills you need.

Virginia State Police are phasing out sedans for SUVs

Virginia State Police are phasing out their familiar silver-gray-and-blue police sedans. They will transition to Ford Interceptor SUVs.

  Piedmont Virginia Community College ranked among top military friendly community colleges

PVCC named second best military friendly small community college

  League of Women Voters holds public meeting discussing water resources

Discussion held over water resources in our community

  Charlottesville native named 2021 OUTStanding Virginian for work in LGBTQ+ community

Charley Burton of Cville Pride, PFLAG of the Blue Ridge and Diversity in Recovery, is a newly named 2021 OUTStanding Virginian.

  Charlottesville physicians say required pay sick leave could minimize spread of COVID-19

Dr. Michael Williams of UVA's Center for Health Policy and Dr. Greg Gelburd, a family physician in Charlottesville, are urging the VA Senate to pass paid sick leave legislation.

Duke upsets No. 7 UVA men’s basketball 66-65 in Durham

The Cavaliers were held scoreless over the final 3:10, and the No. 7 Virginia men’s basketball team lost 66-65 at Duke on Saturday night. Five of the last seven games against the Blue Devils have been decided by two points or less.

  Charlottesville Kappa Alpha Psi chapter aiming to improve youth-police relationships

The Charlottesville chapter of the fraternity hosted a "Local Blue and You Virtual Guide Right" panel to allow community members to ask questions to area police representatives.

  2021 Greens Cook Off showcasing Charlottesville chefs

Chefs from several Charlottesville eateries gave tutorials on how to make southern dishes like collard greens.

  Corner business owners and community members optimistic despite new restrictions, say UVA can bounce back from COVID-19 spike

Business Owners and community members are optimistic over UVA's COVID-19 spike

  Monticello hosts panel discussion for descendants of the enslaved

Monticello holds community panel discussion as part of Black History Month

Senior Alert for missing woman canceled after her remains were found

Police say Shu-Jin Wu has been located.

  UVA President Ryan apologizes for COVID-19 surge

A spring semester at the University of Virginia that started with the hope of health has instead brought about the hardest-hitting COVID-19 surge in the area since the pandemic began.

  Staunton’s Valley Mission celebrates 50 years

The Valley Mission in Staunton serves the area’s homeless and other community members 24-7 every day of the year, and this is their 50th year doing it. In five decades the Mission has seen a lot of changes and continues to overcome challenges to help people in need.

No. 7 Cavaliers face unranked Duke on Saturday in Durham

Virginia will faceoff against an unranked Duke team for the first time since 2016, as the No. 7 Cavaliers travel to face the Blue Devils on Saturday night in Durham.

Virginia General Assembly advances bill to modernize HIV laws

The bill repeals a Virginia law that makes it a felony for HIV-positive people to sell or donate blood, body fluids, organs and tissues. It also removes a law that prohibits the donation of blood and organs by people with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Virginia school board asks U.S. Supreme Court to review transgender policy

A school board in Virginia is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its transgender bathroom ban after lower courts ruled that the policy is unconstitutional.

Lawmakers kill bill calling for transparency in redistricting commission

The Virginia Senate killed a House proposal to expand access to the commonwealth’s new redistricting commission and help make the process more transparent and democratic.

Albemarle County approves plan to repurpose Red Carpet Inn

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has approved a rezoning plan to turn Red Carpet Inn into a housing unit for the chronically homeless.