Central Virginia News

  Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors vote 3-2 to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

Fluvanna County is now one more locality on the list becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary.

Second of two brothers pleads guilty to robbing several Waynesboro businesses

  Attorney General Mark Herring hosts Virginia Cannabis Summit in Richmond

Recount unchanged for Orange County commonwealth’s attorney election

  Greene County Board of Supervisors vote 4-1 to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

  Albemarle County hosts workshop to discuss short-term rental regulations

Missing 17-year-old girl has been found and is safe, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office

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  Augusta County leaders gather for annual Legislative Breakfast

  Nelson County Board of Supervisors vote 4-1 to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

  Nelson County community rallies to become Second Amendment sanctuary

Waynesboro City Council to continue to support Virginia Museum of Natural History Branch Campus

  Waynesboro community speaks about Second Amendment concerns during council meeting

  Flu considered widespread in Virginia

  Holiday shoppers paying state sales tax on internet purchases thanks to new law

If you’re shopping online this holiday season, you may notice your final total is more than you expected. A new law in Virginia is requiring shoppers to pay state sales tax online for the first time.

  Louisa County High School class hosts holiday toy drive

A classroom at Louisa County High School looked a lot more like a toy shop on Friday night.

  Waynesboro leaders say West Main shopping corridor is growing

In Waynesboro, economic leaders say the West Main shopping corridor is growing.

  Waynesboro police conduct week of drug raids

For the past week, the Waynesboro Police Department has conducted several drug investigations to target street-level narcotics trafficking.

Culpeper Police investigating Walmart shooting

  Waynesboro is looking to increase real estate tax relief for its elderly, disabled population

  Augusta County to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

  CSPDC is helping Augusta County, Waynesboro, and Staunton get accurate U.S. Census counts

  Fluvanna supervisors take up 2A sanctuary topic, Toscano says trend could be “problematic”

  Jimmy Fortune spreads holiday cheer at Augusta Health Christmas concert

  Chris Long Foundation accepts Champion Brewing Company donation to Waterboys nonprofit

A Charlottesville brewery is helping get several thousand dollars to a nonprofit committed to providing clean drinking water.

  Christmas tree shortage affecting fundraising for Orange fire fighters

Orange Volunteer Fire Company isn’t able to sell Christmas trees due to a national shortage. The fundraising sale typically nets more than $10,000.

  57th District Delegate Elect Sally Hudson hosts first town hall

Before heading off to Richmond, 57th District Delegate Elect Sally Hudson is hoping to get a better idea of what her constituents care about.

  Community members weigh in on Emmet Streetscape Project plans

The city of Charlottesville is looking at ways to make one of its busiest streets safer.

  Albemarle County Planning Commission approves Miller School expansion

A private school in Albemarle County is getting bigger to accommodate its growing population.

  Operation BradyStrong Mission M&M Christmas Toy Drive benefits UVA Children’s Hospital

A toy drive that remembers children who've lost their battle with cancer is bigger than ever this year.

  Chicago man pleads guilty to robbing several Waynesboro businesses

A Chicago man is going to prison for his part in robbing a couple of Waynesboro businesses.

  Albemarle County Public Schools seeks community views on facilities, programs, and other services

Albemarle County residents are being asked to offer their opinions on the state of school division facilities, programs, and services in an online community satisfaction survey.

  Report suggests new hotels for Town of Orange, Locust Grove

A new report for Orange County reveals two areas in particular have a high demand for short-term lodging options.

  Survey aims to improve recycling at Nelson Co. businesses

Wild Wolf Brewing Company partnered with Nelson County to create a survey to find out what local businesses are recycling, as well as how much waste they’re generating.

  Benefit basketball game helps area food banks

Two central Virginia schools are committing to helping hungry people in their community this holiday season with a little friendly competition.

  Louisa Co. supervisors vote to become Second Amendment sanctuary

On Monday night, gun activists in Louisa County celebrated after the board of supervisors voted to approve a resolution to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary.

  Albemarle County orchestra students to host community charity drive

Orchestra students in three Albemarle County schools are coming together for a cause this holiday season.

Orange County woman pleads guilty to child sex crimes

An Orange County counselor could face up to 130 years behind bars for inappropriate sexual contact with a teenager in need.

  Salvation Army accepting smartphone payments

That time of year is back when the Salvation Army bell ringers are collecting donations. However this year, you can give back without having cash on hand.

  A Greene County bull riding 7-year-old heads to Las Vegas to compete in World Finals

Most 7-year-olds spend their free time playing video games or riding their bikes, but one Greene County child uses his spare time to practice his bull riding.

Hundreds attended “Deck the Halls” Event at Early Mountain Vineyards

Hundreds of people in Madison County got into the holiday spirit this weekend. For nearly 10 years, community members have been going to the “Deck the Halls” holiday fair at Early Mountain Vineyards.

  A more than 40 foot tree is featured at annual North Garden Tree Lighting

A Christmas tree more than 40 feet tall was lit on Saturday evening at the Crossroad Corner Shops in North Garden. It’s all part of the area’s tree lighting and Christmas market.

  Fatal ATV crash off Parsons Green Lane in the Crozet area

Around 7:25 a.m. on Saturday, officers with the Albemarle County Police Department responded to a fatal ATV crash off Parsons Green Lane in the Crozet area.

  Orange County High School expands its Career and Technical Education Program

Orange County High School is listening to the many students who say they learn better when classes are hands-on and get them actively involved in the lesson.

  Area people spend Black Friday enjoying wine

What's typically a big day of snagging deals for holiday shoppers is also a busy day for area wineries.

Downtown Staunton prepares for Small Business Saturday

Staunton is inviting people to shop small and support local on Saturday.

  Christmas shop opens at Fluvanna Co. orchard

The Christmas Shop at Fruit Hill Orchard in Fluvanna County is officially open for the holiday season.

  Grocery stores get busy during Thanksgiving crunch time

Grocery stores are getting slammed as last-minute preparation starts for Thanksgiving.

Madison Co. votes to become Second Amendment sanctuary

Madison County is among the latest localities in Virginia to become a “Second Amendment sanctuary.”

  Officials visit crime scene before granting Jens Soering, Elizabeth Haysom parole

The former University of Virginia students granted parole in a high-profile murder case in Bedford County are now in immigration custody.

  Charlottesville Planning Commission review Capital Improvement Plan

Charlottesville Planning Commissioners are looking over the big-ticket spending items in the city’s 2021 Fiscal Budget.

  Hundreds of gun rights activists visit Greene County Board of Supervisors meeting

It was a packed house at Tuesday night's Greene County Board of Supervisors meeting.

  Students pack food crates for annual Thanksgiving Food for Families event

On Tuesday in Waynesboro, more students than ever packed food crates at Kroger for the annual Thanksgiving Food for Families.

  Central Virginia woman graduates from Family Treatment Court program

A central Virginia woman is proving you can turn your life around with the right support systems.

  A.C. Moore to close all stores

There's bad news for crafty people in and around Charlottesville, A.C. Moore is closing its retail stores.

  Representative Spanberger talks healthcare issues at Orange Co. Free Clinic

Abigail Spanberger hit Orange County along her way to discuss healthcare issues affecting the people in the 7th District.

  Defense seeking competency evaluation for Louisa Co. teen accused of murder

The 16-year-old at the center of a fatal home invasion on S. Spotswood Tr. is asking for a mental health evaluation.

Former Waynesboro restaurant owner set to face trial in December

A former Waynesboro restaurant owner is set to face a jury of his peers in just three weeks.

Police investigate vandalism near Lake Monticello

The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of vandalism near Lake Monticello.

  Creative Economic Development Consulting shares plan for Waynesboro’s east corridor

The city of Waynesboro is looking at ways to spruce up one of the entrances into the city.

Traffic fatality resulting from two-vehicle crash on November 17

Albemarle County Police Department reports that, following the two-vehicle crash at the eastbound ramp for I-64 at Richmond Road that occurred on Sunday, November 17 at approximately 6:50 pm, 61-year old Terry Beams, of Charlottesville, died on Saturday.

  Louisa County High School students build a home

A Louisa County family in need will have a roof over their head next year, thanks to the work of students at Louisa County High School.

  Family members of murder victims call for end of Virginia death penalty

One group is looking to add ‘abolition of the death penalty’ to the growing docket facing Virginia’s legislators when they begin their next session in January.

  Supervisors consider making Greene Co. a Second Amendment sanctuary

With Democrats ready to take control of Virginia's General Assembly, some localities are taking measures to protect Second Amendment rights.

Survey asks for input on parks in Greene County

Greene County wants input on how it will update its park system.

Sheriff’s Office charges 4 with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine

Authorities are charging four men in connection with a investigation in Locust Grove.

  Man accused of abducting teen now facing sex crime charges

The man accused of kidnapping a Louisa Co. teenager back in October is facing eight more charges.

  Friends of 151 spend the day cleaning up scenic road

Nelson County’s Route 151 got some much needed TLC on Sunday afternoon.

  Depot at Valley Pike hosts grand opening in Weyers Cave

A little piece of valley history is now restored at the Valley Pike Farm Market.

  One dead after home shooting in Waynesboro

A 19-year-old woman is dead after she was shot in a Waynesboro home.

  Christmas light show gives back to Fluvanna County’s animal shelters

The holidays are fast approaching and one Fluvanna man is using his Christmas lights display to bring the community together during this season of giving.

Jefferson Theater is helping collect gifts for Mason’s Toy Box

Those heading to a show at the Jefferson Theater can stop by a toy store on their way to help a child at a hospital celebrate the holidays.

  Covenant School students take part in community service day

Hundreds of middle and high school students are lending a helping hand to organizations around central Virginia.

  Virginia experiences a significant increase in pedestrian deaths

The number of people hit and killed while crossing the street in Virginia is up this year and includes one pedestrian in Charlottesville and another in Albemarle County.

  Monticello Area Community Action Agency hosts annual turkey and winter coat giveaway

More than a hundred families in Fluvanna County won’t be left in the cold or go hungry this thanksgiving.

  Wenonah Elementary School in Waynesboro invites veterans to Thanksgiving feast

A school in the valley honored America’s heroes on Thursday with a Thanksgiving feast.

  Second part of Staunton Innovation Hub to open in March

In downtown Staunton, a multi-million dollar project three years in the making will officially open its doors next year.

  Louisa County, Fluvanna County High School recognized by YOVASO

Two central Virginia high schools are being recognized for their efforts in getting people to buckle up when they get behind the wheel.

  Louisa County Sheriff’s Office teams up with area animal shelter this winter

With temperatures getting colder, the Louisa County Sheriff's Office has some tips on how to keep your furry friends warm this season. That chilly weather can mean more pets needing to be taken into the shelter.

  Virginia State Police release concealed carry data

New gun control legislation is already filed by Virginia’s new Democratic majority. The push comes as 2019 is set to be the second-biggest year ever for concealed carry permits.

  Artisanal Brewing Ventures acquires Bold Rock Cidery

Bold Rock Cidery will have new owners by the end of the year. The place and jobs should all stay in Nelson County.

Page Higginbotham petitions for vote recount for commonwealth’s attorney position

A vote recount in the race for the office of Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney could soon be on the way. The registrar received notice on Thursday.