Water Street and 250 Bypass shared use paths open now

It’s national trails day and the city of Charlottesville is celebrating with the addition of two new shared used paths.

ParadeRest Virginia ‘4OurFreedom 5k’ hosts virtual opening ceremony

VDH: 49,397 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 1,460 deaths

  Initial and current Civilian Review Board members speak about next steps

Staunton kicks off Dine Out in Downtown

Mobile COVID-19 testing makes stop in Staunton

  Restaurants prepare for dine-in options with start of Phase 2

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Monument Fund asks judge to dissolve injunction preventing Charlottesville Confederate statue removal

  Ragged Mountain Running Shop co-owner gives advice for exercising safely in the summer heat

  Agnor-Hurt Elementary School hosts ‘gator crawl’

  Knight’s Gambit Vineyard takes a stand against racial injustice

  Hundreds from UVA health community gather in support of black lives

  Cville Dems organize effort to hand-deliver absentee ballot request forms

Get out to vote has turned into stay in and vote because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Wild Wing Cafe closing Charlottesville location

Wild Wing Cafe says it’s closing its Charlottesville location after 17 years in business.

Dominion Energy donating $5 million to social justice non-profits, rebuilding efforts

Dominion Energy is donating $5 million to non-profits for social justice non-profits and community rebuilding efforts.

Sen. Warner, Rep. McEachin call on fellow lawmakers in Congress to take action for racial justice

Two Democratic members of Virginia’s congressional delegation are discussing ways lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are confronting racial disparities.

Virginia health dept. urges protesters to take precautions against COVID-19

Staunton Parks and Recreation opens more facilities under Phase 2

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VSP: Missing Afton teenager believed to be in danger

PVCC announces reopening of tennis courts

Virginia GOP Senate leaders say governor is wrong to remove Lee statue

New law means lower vehicle registration fees in Virginia, but added highway use fee

As part of a package of new transportation laws passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam this year, you can expect lower vehicle registration fees in the future.

Most of Virginia began Phase Two of reopening | Here’s a look at the guidelines, exceptions

Most of Virginia began Phase Two of reopening on June 5following the guidelines put in place by Gov. Ralph Northam.

Brooks Family YMCA to reopen facilities Friday, June 5

After closing its facilities on May 17 due to safety concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Brooks Family YMCA will reopen on Friday, June 5.

Gov. Northam says Robert E. Lee monument will be removed as soon as possible

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue.

Luray Caverns reopening Friday as Virginia moves to Phase 2 reopening

One of the most popular attractions in Virginia is reopening on Friday as Governor Ralph Northam’s Phase Two order takes effect. Luray Caverns was making preparations on Thursday as they roll out some new changes.

Charlottesville High School virtually celebrates graduates

The 2020 Charlottesville High School Virtual Graduation Ceremony streamed Thursday night to honor all 285 graduates.

  Nonprofit organizes tribute to front line workers at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

Healthcare workers at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital got a special tribute in the form of a parade and a flyover for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Black Lives Matter protesters take to the streets of Orange

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched Thursday evening in the town of Orange.

Stockpile of explosives found in home of Va. man killed in NY police shootout

Federal and state officials found a stockpile of explosive devices in the home of a Weyers Cave man who was killed after a shootout with police on a New York highway last week.

Charlottesville woman helps collect face masks for elderly voters

A Charlottesville woman is helping to gather free cloth face masks for seniors so they can vote in Virginia’s upcoming primary election.

  Riverheads High School holding individual graduation ceremonies

At Riverheads High School in Augusta County, graduates experienced a different kind of ceremony on Thursday.

Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County working together for economic recovery

Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County are working together for recovery after the economic impact of COVID-19.

Charlottesville Parks & Rec to reopen some parks and facilities

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is getting ready to reopen some of its parks and facilities as Virginia moves into phase 2 of reopening.

Ongoing 5th Street corridor study seeks solutions for multi-modal transportation options

The Virginia Department of Transportation Thursday shared an update on the fifth street corridor study.

  Gyms prepare to reopen at 30% capacity for Phase 2

Prepare to get your sweat on. Gyms in Central Virginia will reopen their doors on Friday for Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Forward Virginia” plan.

UVA Board of Visitors votes to rename Ruffner Hall

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors unanimously voted Thursday to rename Ruffner Hall in honor of Walter Ridley, the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from the university.

  Black-owned business sees customer size triple

Supporting black-owned businesses can take many forms, but sometimes it’s a simple as buying a meal.

  Devils Backbone looks to sponsor one Appalachian Trail hiker with beer and cash

If you want to take on the Appalachian Trail, you’re taking on a tough task. But, maybe a few brews and some cold, hard cash would make the hike a little more appealing.

  Opinions vary on moving into Phase Two of the coronavirus restrictions

With the weather warming up and most of the state about to move into Phase Two, things were picking up on Charlottesville’s downtown mall and in Crozet.

  Charlottesville activists celebrate removal of Richmond Confederate monuments

The statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond will be removed in the coming weeks. For people who have worked to move the statues here in central Virginia, it’s a victory in a battle that has been raging in the public eye for the last decade.

  COVID-19 testing held outside Church of the Incarnation in Albemarle County

Several groups teamed up to offer free COVID-19 testing at at Church of the Incarnation in Albemarle Co. Thursday, June 4.

  Sen. Warner discusses Confederate statues, Pres. Trump’s response to racial justice protests

Senator Mark Warner addressed Confederate statues, protests for racial justice, and the coronavirus pandemic during a conference call with reporters Thursday, June 4.

Man enters guilty plea in connection with Charlottesville’s missing slave auction marker

Richard H. Allan, the man at the center of Charlottesville’s missing plaque designating the site of a slave auction block, is entering a plea deal.

Locust Grove man accused of threatening to kill protesters

Michael Hanson of Locust Grove man is behind bar after investigators say he reportedly made threats online to kill protesters and burn houses.

Watch the George Floyd Memorial Service live here

Watch the coverage of the memorial service of George Floyd, live from Minneapolis, here.

Albemarle Co. announces changes for Phase Two

Albemarle County is announcing some changes its taking as much of the commonwealth readies to enter Phase Two of Gov. Northam’s Forward Virginia plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Gov. Northam announces the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond will be removed

Governor Northam has announced that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed from Richmond’s Monument Avenue as soon as possible.

Hundreds gather in Richmond for sixth day of protests

Hundreds of people have gathered in Richmond for the sixth day in a row to protest police brutality.

Albemarle County supervisors get feedback on Parkway Place development

Albemarle County’s Board of Supervisors heard mixed feedback about a proposed new housing development during its virtual meeting Wednesday night. Parkway Place is now on hold.

  Live music returns to Whiskey Jar on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall

After months of silence, Whiskey Jar hosted Ragged Mountain String Band for a live performance Wednesday night.

  As Phase 2 approaches, Charlottesville businesses react and prepare

Phase 2 of reopening Virginia is just on the horizon. Many businesses rejoiced the Governor’s decision to loosen restrictions, while others were disappointed, as they do not feel ready.

  Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Obama called for turning the protests over Floyd’s death into policy change to ensure safer policing and increased trust between communities and law enforcement.

Central Va. Small Business Development Center partners with UVA on rural business innovation

University of Virginia students who lost their summer internships due to COVID-19 are now helping area businesses transition online in the wake of the pandemic.

Deputies: Virginia man assaulted 3 people due to their race

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says a Locust Grove man has been arrested for attempted strangulation and three counts of felonious assault and battery due to the victim’s race.

Charlottesville Day School celebrates students with “driving parade”

The Charlottesville Day School marked the end of the school year Wednesday with a “driving parade”.

  Head of The Rutherford Institute calls for police demilitarization

The head of The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit which focuses on civil liberties and human rights, is speaking out against President Trump’s push to militarize police forces across the nation.

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  Top Notch Family Pharmacy opening Charlottesville store on Friday

Pharmacists across the country are helping people stay healthy during the pandemic. One Charlottesville pharmacy continues to step up to plate.

VDH to offer free COVID-19 testing in Staunton June 5

Free COVID-19 tests will available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the parking lot for the gym at Gypsy Hill Park from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 5.

Albemarle County staff distribute free face masks for community

Albemarle County staff members were busy Wednesday handing out free reusable cloth face masks to people who need them.

Spanberger launches annual Congressional App Challenge for Seventh District STEM students

Central Virginia middle and high schoolers have a chance to compete in the annual congressional app challenge.

Bridgewater Retirement Community president tests positive for COVID-19

The president of Bridgewater Retirement Community has tested positive for COVID-19, as have two construction workers recently contracted to work at the facility.

Task force formed to help Shenandoah Valley-area businesses

The SAW MSA Recovery Task Force is focused on providing resources to small businesses to ensure a safe and speedy recovery during the COVID-19 crisis

13-year-old pleads guilty in connection to the stabbing death of Tessa Majors

A 13-year-old boy charged in connection to the stabbing death of Barnard College student and former St. Anne’s Belfield student Tessa Majors pleaded guilty to robbery in the first degree Wednesday in family court.

Virginia public health officials begin statewide study of COVID-19 antibodies

The Virginia Department of Health is beginning a study to find out how many people in the commonwealth have antibodies to COVID-19. The University of Virginia will lead the Virginia Coronavirus Serology Project.

VSP investigating fatal crash in Page County

Virginia State Police are investigating a three-vehicle accident on Route 340 that left one person dead Tuesday, June 2.

Former UVA Basketball standout Ty Jerome speaks out on George Floyd’s death

Many Virginia athletes are deeply saddened and affected by the tragedy of George Floyd’s death.

Virginia 30 Day Fund commits $100K to small businesses impacted by riots, protests

A Charlottesville-based nonprofit wants to help Virginia small businesses impacted by vandalism during protests against racism and the death of George Floyd.

Liberty University campus police and protesters come together during demonstration

Everyone has seen the images of police and protesters violently clashing with each other across the country. While events could have turned that way Tuesday night, instead, police and protesters had a different kind of encounter.

Harrisonburg woman dies after kayak overturned on James River

A Harrisonburg woman died and several others were rescued after their kayaks overturned on the James River in western Virginia.

Orange Co. announces Playin’ in the Park Independence Celebration canceled

Orange County is canceling its Playin’ in the Park Independence Celebration due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to be held at Booster Park on July 2.

Virtual feedback provided for new playground in Charlottesville

An initiative to build a playground at Walker Upper Elementary School is getting feedback from parents, students and others in the Charlottesville community.

Charlottesville finalizes members of police civilian review board

The group tasked with keeping Charlottesville’s police department accountable could soon be ready to meet.

  Charlottesville businesses participate in Blackout Tuesday to support ‘Black Lives Matter’

Charlottesville area businesses show their support online by posting #BlackoutTuesday

Charlottesville police, fire chiefs praise community for protesting peacefully

Charlottesville city police and fire chiefs are showing their gratitude to the community for peacefully protesting over the weekend.

  Waynesboro city leaders decry George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officer

Waynesboro City Council, the City Manager, and the Police Department issued a statement Tuesday afternoon decrying the conduct of the officer in Minneapolis.

Richmond police deny officer spit on detained protester in viral video

Richmond police are denying that an officer was spitting on a detained protester in a viral video.

Cville Plans Together releases survey results from members working on housing affordability

A steering committee in Charlottesville tasked with addressing the city’s affordable housing issue finds racial equity is the most critical issue facing the city.