Charlottesville and Albemarle News

Former St. Anne’s-Belfield School student found stabbed in NYC park

Police are investigating the death of a former St. Anne’s-Belfield School student in a New York City park.

UVA tests new way to battle cancer

  Albemarle County Board of Supervisors fight for 2020 legislative priorities

  Allens Scottish Shortbread to be offered on QVC

  CPD Christmas tree ornaments name officers killed in the line of duty

Cale Community Advisory Committee makes decision on recommended name, Mountain View

  ACPD investigating fatal crash on Simmons Gap Rd.

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  Cale Community Advisory Committee hears from public on preferred names

  Charlottesville Planning Commission discusses capital improvements

  Charlottesville Bar Association hosts public interview for city judge

  UVA Hospital Auxiliary holds annual Lights of Love ceremony

  Charlottesville area ACA rates see spikes in 2020, advocates warn before re-enrolling

ACPD charge 2 Charlottesville men with solicitation of a minor

UVA sportswear store readying for Orange Bowl

The University of Virginia Cavaliers are headed to the Orange Bowl, and Mincer’s is getting ready for the big game.

  Record-breaking hiker speaks at St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s Healthfest

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis shared her story of a record-breaking hike on the Appalachian Trail with students Tuesday.

  RSWA offering recycling tips for holiday-related items

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority expects hundreds of people will visit the McIntire Recycling Center each day around Christmas time.

  Charlottesville Fire Department shares Christmas tree safety tips

As we deck the halls and trim the tree, house fires are likely the last thing on your mind. However, they can happen and the Charlottesville Fire Department wants to remind people of some tips to make sure everyone has a safe holiday season.

  ‘Three Phantoms in Concert’ at the Charlottesville Opera to highlight Broadway artists

  Charlottesville CRB applicants finalized

  McIntire Award recipients to be honored at The Grove

  Charlottesville investigating possible historic unmarked graves in Pen Park

Staunton man arrested following eluding, weapon violation

  Charlottesville’s Mike Cubbage to be inducted into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

  Signs reminding folks not to climb on Freedom of Speech Wall

A more-prominent sign now reminds people not to climb on Charlottesville’s Freedom of Speech wall, which is made of large pieces of slate.

  Students donate 115 pounds of food to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Students from three Albemarle Co. schools donated 115 pounds of food to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Monday.

Albemarle County cold-case murder trial delayed

The trial for an Albemarle County man charged in connection with a murder in 2004 is being pushed to next year.

Hundreds participate in third annual Brew and Buddy Run

Hundreds of elves took to Charlottesville’s streets Sunday morning to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a few brews. The Paramount Theater hosted its third annual Brew and Buddy Run.

Hundreds of Santa Claus-clad joggers run in 6th Annual Santa Fun Run and Walk

Hundreds of holly, jolly joggers converged on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to run, or walk, for a good cause. More than 500 participants and on-lookers turned out for Arc of the Piedmont’s Sixth Annual Santa Fun Run and Walk Sunday Morning.

  Charlottesville students “buy” gifts for loved ones through Christmas store program

Abundant Life Ministries held its 24th annual Christmas Store Program at Mount Zion First African Baptist Church Sunday morning.

C’ville Craftacular showcases goods from Central Virginia artisans

Artisans from across Central Virginia came together in Charlottesville on Saturday for the 14th annual C’ville Craftacular.

  Several locally owned businesses in Charlottesville say there is one secret driving their success

While many national retailers are closing stores, Charlottesville has several family owned businesses that have been serving the community for decades. From coffee and wine to cookware and jewelry, local business owners say knowing the community gives them the ability to make changes big and small.

  Barracks Road Shopping Center hosts annual holiday parade

A Charlottesville tradition of more than 50 years brought people together in the holiday spirit Saturday morning.

  PB&J Fund and Kroger team up to feed hundreds of Charlottesville families

The PB&J Fund is teaming up with Kroger stores to help hundreds of Charlottesville families eat well this holiday season.

  Hundreds gather on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall for the 22nd annual Grand Illumination

The city of Charlottesville’s 22nd Grand Illumination looked a little different than in years past.

  Activists, students march in Charlottesville UVA Climate Strike

A climate strike organized by University of Virginia students saw dozens of activists gathered in downtown Charlottesville to demand climate action on Friday afternoon.

  The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is rolling through Charlottesville this weekend

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is rolling through the Charlottesville area this weekend.

  Southbound 250 Bypass reopened, Fontaine Ave to I-64

An accident in Albemarle County that halted traffic during rush-hour is now cleared up.

  Charlottesville police to use new Segways in high traffic pedestrian areas

Some Charlottesville officers will be buzzing around the Downtown Mall Friday night on new Segways.

  Charlottesville car dealers donate $12,000 to Toy Lift

A big check is helping children in central Virginia have a merry Christmas.

VSP investigating fatal crash on I-81 in Augusta County

Nathan N. Eye died at the scene of a crash on Interstate 81 Thursday night. Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.

Albemarle Co. man enters plea deal in Charlottesville assault case

David Antonio Munoz-Perez entered an Alford plea on a misdemeanor charge of assault in Charlottesville Circuit Court Friday, Dec. 6.

  UVA Board of Visitors approve tuition increase

Tuition is going up for undergrads at the University of Virginia next fall.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

A judge is dismissing a civil suit filed against the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

  Albemarle Co. teen creating online language program

An Albemarle County high school student is designing a program to prevent obscure languages that are in danger of disappearing from becoming obsolete.

  Toy Lift Charlottesville assembles over 600 bikes for area children

Remember the feeling when you got your first bike as a kid? Hundreds of area kids are going to get to experience the thrill on Christmas day thanks to the work of some special cycling enthusiasts.

  10th & Page Historic Committee discusses survey

People who live in the 10th and Page area of Charlottesville don’t want people to forget about their neighborhood. The 10th and Page Historic Committee met on Thursday night.

  Charlottesville City School Board members take an early look at budget process

With teacher pay on the minds of many, the Charlottesville City School Board is looking at different factors that will play into creating and funding next school year's budget.

  Charlottesville Fire Department receives highest Insurance Services Organization class rating

Charlottesville's fire department is marking a big milestone that just might save homeowners a few bucks.

  Businesses on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall participate in first-ever Window Display Competition

Businesses on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall are getting into the holiday spirit with friendly competition, and they want you to be the judge.

  Free Enterprise Forum revenue report indicates Charlottesville has greatest business tax support

A new report examines just how much of the tax burden central Virginia businesses are shouldering.

  Ruckersville man accuses Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail of depriving his sister of medical care

A Ruckersville man is suing the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

  Group tours heating plant at UVA

A group of students and community members toured the heating plant at UVA Thursday, Dec. 5.

Senator Mark Warner addresses maintenance backlog at national parks across the country

A bill to partially fund deferred maintenance at our national parks is making its way to the president's desk.

UVA: Craig Kent Appointed as UVA Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

The University of Virginia has appointed Dr. K. Craig Kent as executive vice president for health affairs, effective February 1, 2020.

  Contestants compete at Albemarle Co. Kroger to help stop hunger

Some local faces took part in a friendly competition to raise money for a good cause Thursday morning.

2 teens charged in connection with delivery thefts in Albemarle County

Two Albemarle County teenagers are accused of stealing packages from several neighborhoods.

  UVA to hold annual Lighting of the Lawn Dec. 5

Nearly 15,000 people are expected to pack the UVA Lawn Thursday, Dec. 5, for the 19th annual Lighting of the Lawn.

  People urge Albemarle Co. Board of Supervisors to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

With more and more counties across the commonwealth becoming Second Amendment sanctuaries, on Wednesday night people in Albemarle County urged the board of supervisors to follow suit.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approve Galaxie Farm Lane rezone

Plans for a residential development in southern Albemarle County are moving forward.

  Charlottesville’s 22nd Annual Grand Illumination kicks off Friday at new location

This year's Grand Illumination in Charlottesville will look a little different than past years and the city says there are two reasons why.

  Marvin Farm in Albemarle County helps area students with literacy

One farmer is helping some kids in Albemarle County with their reading skills.

  Judge overrules Albemarle County’s business tax arguments against a writer

The case between a writer and Albemarle County is moving forward.

  Kroger to pay $225K to settle civil allegations at Charlottesville store

Kroger will have to pay $225,000 to settle a federal civil case from the DEA filed over its pharmacy practices.

ACPD working to reunite stolen packages with owners

Police are working to apprehend porch pirates in Charlottesville and Albemarle Co., and need your help to make sure deliveries get to the rightful owners.

  Postpartum Support Virginia holds community event in Charlottesville

Healthcare providers in Charlottesville are learning how to better assist mothers when it comes to maternal mental health.

  Albemarle County trying to improve internet access for students

Albemarle County Public Schools says about 1,000 of its students do not have internet access at their home. Teachers believe that digital divide creates challenges and inequity, but administrators have a plan.

Stolen packages recovered, contact the police if you are missing deliveries

On Monday, December 2, officers with the Albemarle County Police Department responded to a report of packages being stolen from the Carriage Hill neighborhood.

  New e-scooters rule in Charlottesville includes $50 fine

E-scooters are staying in Charlottesville, and that means the city has some new rules. Councilors passed an ordinance that says if you don't park scooters correctly, you'll have to pay up.

  Area nonprofits participate in Giving Tuesday

With Black Friday and Cyber Money behind us, the focus now is on giving back.

Charlottesville: Deputy City Manager Mike Murphy retiring

Mike Murphy is retiring from his position as Charlottesville’s deputy city manager.

Charlottesville event focuses on importance of early childhood services

People in Charlottesville are learning about the importance investing in early childhood services.

  Charlottesville city councilors approve plans for new downtown parking deck

Charlottesville city councilors are taking the next step in putting a new parking garage downtown.

  Thomas Jefferson Health Department to offer free STI testing at IX Art Park

The Thomas Jefferson Health Department is encouraging everyone to know their HIV status.

  Fourth-year UVA student works to make grounds more accessible

A student at the University of Virginia is leading the charge to make grounds more accessible.

  Albemarle County home destroyed by fire

Albemarle County Fire Rescue was dispatched at 8:52 p.m. on December 1, 2019, for a structure fire involving a single-family home in the Southwood Community.

  LAJC hopeful Virginia will stop suspending licenses due to unpaid court costs

A bill aims to permanently end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid court costs.

Trial date set for Charlottesville man charged with murder

Jurors are expected to hear the murder case against Allan Ray Via in May 2020.

  Charlottesville crews working to remove graffiti on Confederate statues

Last week’s graffiti on the statue of Robert E. Lee is not coming off easily.

  Garden clubs again decorate Charlottesville train station

A trio of garden clubs spent Monday morning decorating the Amtrak station on West Main Street.

  Charlottesville family building new home with help from Habitat for Humanity

A Charlottesville family will get to experience home ownership for the first time, thanks to hard work and help from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.

Albemarle County vineyard owner selling Christmas trees to honor daughter’s memory

A winery is offering a chance to cut down your own Christmas tree and enjoy a glass of Virginia wine, all while supporting a good cause.