Democratic Debate Watch Party hosted at FIREFLY

People gathered at FIREFLY in Charlottesville on Wednesday night to watch the ninth Democratic Presidential Debate.

  Black History Month poster removed at Albemarle County School

  UVA research on enslaved laborers expected to continue

Albemarle County Voter Registration Office is moving this summer

  Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has several priorities in 2021 budget proposal

National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims

2 suspects in Majors’ murder enter not guilty pleas

Continued Coverage

GARCC hosts UP Conference at BRCC

Police arrest man suspected of setting historic Bedford Middle School fire

  Solar at work on Charlottesville Wellness Center roof

Gov. Northam announces new funding to preserve farmland

  VSP investigating tractor trailer crash in Louisa Co.

  “Legally Blonde” set to open at Wayne Theatre

  Gypsy Hill Park Stream Restoration Project informational meeting hosted in Staunton

More improvements in the works for Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.

  Charlottesville City Council approves second phase of South 1st Street redevelopment project

City Council has approved the second phase of South First Street redevelopment project.

  Searching for donations for Charlottesville’s sister city

Items for schools in Charlottesville's sister city, Winneba, are being collected ahead of a delegation's trip there.

  Virginia Wineries Association announces 2020 Governor’s Cup gold medalists

It seems fitting that the Virginia Wineries Association released the Governor's Cup gold medal winners on National Drink Wine Day.

  Scottsville continues to try to redevelop former tire factory

  Developer hopes to complete construction of Woolen Mills project by April

  Coronavirus in China may affect businesses in Charlottesville area

  Louisa County sending out surveys to gauge household broadband access

WPD arrests 2 Charlottesville men in connection with home invasion

  Educator discusses ways to improve equality in Charlottesville schools

Court delayed again as new attorney seeks more time in Lynch case

The case against the man accused of having a sexual relationship with a Louisa County teenager is delayed yet again.

New poll offers Virginia voters’ insight ahead of primary

A new Monmouth University poll reveals a majority of Virginia voters are keeping their options open ahead of the Democratic presidential primary.

Body of missing Madison County man found on Blue Ridge Parkway

Authorities have found the body of a Madison County man who had been missing for more than a week.

  Louisa County High School teacher running 50 miles to raise money for her students

A Louisa County High School (LCHS) teacher is lacing up her tennis shoes for a long run ahead of her.

  Sabato weighs in on Super Tuesday

Political insiders are looking ahead to Super Tuesday, Virginia’s Democratic primary that takes place on March 3.

  New York Times’ writer Nikole Hannah-Jones brings The 1619 Project to UVA

Students, faculty, and staff at UVA were part of a big conversation at the Rotunda on Monday. The woman who helped create the New York Times' 1619 Project spoke with UVA President Jim Ryan about it.

  Assault weapons ban bill fails in Virginia Senate

A major piece of gun control legislation backed by Governor Ralph Northam has fallen short in the State Senate.

Catholic Diocese of Richmond announces Independent Reconciliation Program

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has a new program to help those sexually abused as minors by Catholic clergy.

  Louisa County Chamber launches campaign to grow area tourism

Louisa County is launching a campaign to promote tourism in the area.

  Merger proposed for Murray High School and Community Public Charter School

Two non-traditional schools are hoping to become one by next year. A proposal before the Albemarle County School Board would merge Murray High School and Community Public Charter School.

  Two UVA students develop website to track spread of Coronavirus

Two University of Virginia students have developed a website to track the spread of the Coronavirus.

Deputies are investigating the shooting death of a 12-year-old in Waynesboro

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took the life of a 12-year-old this weekend.

Charlottesville school system gets grant to advance computer science education

Charlottesville Public Schools is getting $124,000 to help expand its computer science programs.

Albemarle County announces first Court Square community conversation

The county wants to get people involved in crafting the narrative of the circuit courthouse grounds. Court Square is home to several markers and monuments, including a statue of a Confederate soldier.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

Virginia House and Senate support raises for teachers, state employees

Money committees in both the state House and Senate unveiled their proposed versions of a two-year and more than $135 billion state spending plan. Both contain larger proposed raises than what Gov. Ralph Northam had proposed.

  Years of UVA Research is being hindered by the removal of pink flags on trees

Years of UVA Research is being hindered by the removal of pink flags on trees

A group of bikers hit the road to raise awareness about youth mental health

A group of bikers hit the road to raise awareness about youth mental health

Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Youth Council hosts Founder’s Day Celebration

Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Youth Council hosts Founder’s Day Celebration

Charlottesville launches sweepstakes campaign to support area restaurants

The city of Charlottesville is launching a campaign to encourage people to experience all of the restaurants the city has to offer.

Charlottesville drivers seeing prices drop at the gas pump

Charlottesville drivers seeing prices drop at the gas pump

Charlottesville saw fewer new voter registrations than expected

Charlottesville saw fewer new voter registrations than expected

New ruling could change the way Virginians file for divorce

A new court ruling could have major impacts on how Virginians file for divorce and how much spousal support they pay or receive.

Police make second arrest in murder investigation of Tessa Majors

Police have made a second arrest while investigating the fatal stabbing of Tessa Majors.

  Carver Recreation Center hosts Father Daughter Dance

Dads, grandpas, and uncles stepped out on the floor with their favorite girls for a special father, daughter dance.

People in Albemarle County & Charlottesville celebrate Valentine’s Day

People in Albemarle County and Charlottesville celebrated Valentine’s Day with multiple events around the area.

  Man reunited with lost family photos

Dozens of pictures found in an office building on Preston Avenue several months ago are now back in the proper hands.

  Wintergreen Resort hosts 5th annual speed dating event

Wintergreen Resort offered up special lanes for singles on the ski slope for its fifth annual chair-lift speed dating event.

  Cyclists delivering Valentines Day treats around Charlottesville to raise funds

Volunteers with Charlottesville Community Bikes are raising money by cycling around the city and delivering scones in Valentine’s Day costumes.

Charlottesville committee weighs options for temporary slave auction marker

Charlottesville’s Historic Resources Committee met Friday to discuss next steps in replacing the stolen slave auction block in the city’s Court Square.

Albemarle Co. School Board considering proposed merger of CPCS and Murray High

A proposal to merge Murray High School and the Community Public Charter School went before the Albemarle County School Board Thursday, February 13.

  Charlottesville nonprofit holds 2nd annual Grower-Buyer Expo

A Charlottesville-based nonprofit is again connecting dozens of food vendors and farmers with small business buyers from across central Virginia.

Senators announce more than $94M for affordable housing in Virginia

Nearly $95 million in federal funding will help support affordable housing in Virginia.

CPD investigating crash at St. Clair Ave. and 250 Bypass

Charlottesville police are investigating a crash at the intersection of the Route 250 Bypass and St. Clair Avenue.

Galentine’s Day event hosted at Pikasso Swig

While many are gearing up for Valentine’s Day on Friday, plenty of ladies celebrated "Galentine's Day" on Thursday.

  Woman seeks rightful owner of family photos

The search is on to find anyone who may know someone in photos over 25 years old.

  Gwen Cassady takes fight for the homeless community to the United Nations

On Thursday, a woman with roots in Charlottesville took her fight to help the homeless community to the global stage.

  Patriot Penalty: Deployed service members come home to find higher auto insurance rates

Service members who cancel their car insurance to serve overseas may come back to find higher rate quotes after telling companies they didn't have coverage because of deployment.

  Senate acts to restrain Trump’s military powers against Iran

The Senate has approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.

An ice rink is coming to Albemarle County but the project needs a little more funding

An ice rink is coming to Albemarle County but the project needs a little more funding

  Vandalism in Forest Lakes community is causing concern among neighbors

Vandalism in Forest Lakes community is causing concern among neighbors

Takes a village: Bear ‘foster mom’ raises cub saved by dog

The Virginia Wildlife Center in Waynesboro has placed an orphaned black bear cub with a substitute mother this week after being saved by a dog and brought to safety.

IIHS announces 2020 top safety picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with its list of safest vehicles on the road.

  Medford League basketball game held at MHS

Students with disabilities from Monticello High School got the chance to hit the hardwood Thursday.

  UVA looking into carpool system for employees living in Scottsville area

The University of Virginia is taking steps to make life easier for hundreds of employees that commute from the Scottsville area.

  Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA surprised with $50K grant

The Petco Foundation not only brought toys and supplies for the animals at CASPCA, it also surprised the staff with a $50,000 grant.

  Court date pushed for man accused for taking slave marker

The man accused of removing Charlottesville’s plaque designating the site of a slave auction block needs more time to hire a lawyer.

UVA: Longo named associate vice president for safety and security and chief of police

Former Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo is now the police chief at the University of Virginia.

Senators announce more than $47M for programs across Virginia

More than $47 million in federal funding will support public housing and workforce development across Virginia.

PVCC announces Sen. Warner as speaker for 47th commencement ceremony

Virginia Senator Mark Warner will be the featured speaker for Piedmont Virginia Community College’s 47th commencement ceremony.

Hot Dogs for Scholars event hosted at Orange County basketball game

An Orange County legend was honored Wednesday night the high school basketball game against Louisa.

  Free Book Bus visits PACEM

A mobile bookstore is helping to serve the homeless community in Charlottesville.

21 Albemarle County champions compete in 15th annual division-wide Spelling Bee

Albemarle County's best and brightest put their spelling skills to the test on Wednesday evening.

  Nonprofit working with formerly incarcerated people is establishing a new $500,000 loan fund

A nonprofit working with formerly incarcerated people is establishing a new $500,000 loan fund.

  Staunton-area boxer gets Best of Working Group at Westminster

A boxer dog with ties to the Shenandoah Valley is leaving New York City with two more titles to add to her credentials.

  Theft of slave block plaque sparking discussions at UVA

The removal of a plaque marking the slave auction block in Court Square is sparking a discussion about the best way to acknowledge slavery.

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

From using a specialized retirement plan to considering using a "robo advisor," experts explain how you can grow your retirement savings.

  New Charlottesville councilors meet with CADRe

The Charlottesville Area Development Roundtable is working to build a relationship with members of City Council to get developmental initiatives on the right track.