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Red Cross

Red Cross

The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors. During this time of year especially, there is always a decline in donations. Visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/ for more information

Mentoring

Mentoring

Big Brother and Big Sister is expanding its mentoring program…Results have shown that one-to-one mentoring is making a big difference to children living in our community. With just one to two hours a week and several mentoring programs to choose from, you can change a child’s life…Big Brothers and Big Sisters make it easy to…

8th Annual Blood Drive

8th Annual Blood Drive

The 8th Annual Blood Drive in Memory of David R. Shipp Jr. and Pamela Collier Melampy is on January 31st from 1:00-7:00pm at First Baptist Church on Park Street. This is their way of remembering two loved ones that have passed, while also giving back to those in need. They also take donations for the…

Arctic Dip

Arctic Dip

On February 16th, at the Shenandoah Acres Family Campground in Stuarts Draft, there will be an arctic dip to raise money so Valley Associates for Independent Living can provide services to individuals with disabilities in the community. You can be a dipper yourself and get sponsors, or sponsor someone who is dipping. Go to dip.govail.org…

Charlottesville News

Virginia Unemployment Holding Steady: 2.8 Percent

On Friday, the Virginia Employment Commission reported that Virginia’s unemployment rate held steady from November to December at 2.8 percent, its lowest point since April, 2001 – and December’s jobless rate was down from 3.6 percent the year before. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also remained below the national average which was 3.9 percent in…

9th Annual House2Home Art Auction

On Saturday night, over 50 local, regional and national artists participated in the 9th Annual Housing2Home live art auction at Old Metropolitan Hall on Charlottesville’s downtown mall. New City Arts and the Haven hosted the yearly event where proceeds benefit Charlottesville’s formerly homeless population as they transition into stable housing. Housing2Home coordinator Lindsey Leahy says…

Space Heater Blamed For Fork Union House FIre

According to the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department said an electrical issue with a space heater was the cause of the fire burned down a Fork Union home on Thursday afternoon. The house fire closed Route 15 for several hours as crews worked to extinguish the flames. Fire officials said that one occupant was inside…

Mark Taylor Hired As Greene County Administrator

The Greene County Board of Supervisors has hired Mark B. Taylor as Greene’s next county administrator. The Greene County Record reported the news Thursday. According to the report, Taylor is currently the Spotsylvania county administrator and is set to start in Greene on April 9.

National News

Virginia Unemployment Holding Steady: 2.8 Percent

On Friday, the Virginia Employment Commission reported that Virginia’s unemployment rate held steady from November to December at 2.8 percent, its lowest point since April, 2001 – and December’s jobless rate was down from 3.6 percent the year before. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also remained below the national average which was 3.9 percent in…

9th Annual House2Home Art Auction

On Saturday night, over 50 local, regional and national artists participated in the 9th Annual Housing2Home live art auction at Old Metropolitan Hall on Charlottesville’s downtown mall. New City Arts and the Haven hosted the yearly event where proceeds benefit Charlottesville’s formerly homeless population as they transition into stable housing. Housing2Home coordinator Lindsey Leahy says…

Space Heater Blamed For Fork Union House FIre

According to the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department said an electrical issue with a space heater was the cause of the fire burned down a Fork Union home on Thursday afternoon. The house fire closed Route 15 for several hours as crews worked to extinguish the flames. Fire officials said that one occupant was inside…

Mark Taylor Hired As Greene County Administrator

The Greene County Board of Supervisors has hired Mark B. Taylor as Greene’s next county administrator. The Greene County Record reported the news Thursday. According to the report, Taylor is currently the Spotsylvania county administrator and is set to start in Greene on April 9.

Central Virginia Sports

Virginia Unemployment Holding Steady: 2.8 Percent

On Friday, the Virginia Employment Commission reported that Virginia’s unemployment rate held steady from November to December at 2.8 percent, its lowest point since April, 2001 – and December’s jobless rate was down from 3.6 percent the year before. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also remained below the national average which was 3.9 percent in…

9th Annual House2Home Art Auction

On Saturday night, over 50 local, regional and national artists participated in the 9th Annual Housing2Home live art auction at Old Metropolitan Hall on Charlottesville’s downtown mall. New City Arts and the Haven hosted the yearly event where proceeds benefit Charlottesville’s formerly homeless population as they transition into stable housing. Housing2Home coordinator Lindsey Leahy says…

Space Heater Blamed For Fork Union House FIre

According to the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department said an electrical issue with a space heater was the cause of the fire burned down a Fork Union home on Thursday afternoon. The house fire closed Route 15 for several hours as crews worked to extinguish the flames. Fire officials said that one occupant was inside…

Mark Taylor Hired As Greene County Administrator

The Greene County Board of Supervisors has hired Mark B. Taylor as Greene’s next county administrator. The Greene County Record reported the news Thursday. According to the report, Taylor is currently the Spotsylvania county administrator and is set to start in Greene on April 9.

Joe Thomas in the Morning