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Quadruplicity At The Doubletree

 Charlottesville police chief RaShall Brackney and former U.S. and Virginia Poet Laureate Rita Dove were the guest speakers at last night’s Quadruplicity conference, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville. The Quadruplicity Conference celebrates women in business, sponsored by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chief Brackney spoke about her experiences in the white, male-dominated…MORE INFO »

Estes Launches Campaign For Sheriff

Albemarle County Sheriffs Candidate Patrick Estes launched his campaign for sheriff Thursday night at Pro Re Nata Brewery in Crozet. Estes is running to replace current Sheriff Chip Harding, who will retire at the end of 2019. He says he wants to “to bring bold new leadership to the position.” “There are things I would…MORE INFO »

County Tax Hike Contemplated

 Albemarle County supervisors are contemplating a one and a half cent tax raise for county residents to help fund some long-range development goals. Board chair Ned Gallaway says the increase is a carryover from a 2016 bond referendum vote and should not come as a surprise to residents. “That carry was about $35 million dollars…MORE INFO »

Brackney Addresses Quadruplicity Conference Women

On Thursday the Quadruplicity Conference for women in business took place at the Doubletree Hotel with speakers urging women leaders to make a difference in their community. Charlottesville’s first female African-American Police Chief RaShall Brackney was the morning’s keynote speaker and told attendees about her own experiences in the white, male-dominated field of law enforcement.…MORE INFO »

UVA Approval Poll: Northam Lower Than Trump

A new UVA poll shows the approval ratings for Governor Ralph Northam have plummeted below those for President Donald Trump. Since Northam admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980’s, his approval among Virginia adults is far below the ratings earlier in his term — according to the poll, only 17 percent surveyed said they approved…MORE INFO »

PVCC Manufacturing Day

On Thursday, students at Piedmont Virginia Community College had the opportunity to explore the world of STEM programs at the school’s annual Manufacturing Day. The Manufacturing and Electronics Technology programs at PVCC hosted a panel discussion and career fair where students and the public were invited to meet with local manufacturers and watch live manufacturing…MORE INFO »

Student Arrested For 911 Hoax

On Wednesday afternoon, a Virginia high school student was arrested after allegedly placing a hoax emergency call that reported an active shooter situation. The 911 call made to Henrico County police prompted a massive police response to The Academy at Virginia Randolph when the caller stated there was an “active threat” at the school resulting…MORE INFO »

ERA Dies In Virginia 50-50 Vote

On Thursday, the renewed push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia failed — by a single vote. The House of Delegates deadlocked 50-50 on a bid to force a full floor vote on the gender-equality measure — allowing the last ditch effort to die in a tied vote. ERA proponents had hoped Virginia…MORE INFO »

E-Scooter Pilot Program: Off And Running

Charlottesville officials are taking a closer look at the recently initiated impact of electric scooter ride-sharing on transportation in the city. A pilot program of regulations quickly cleared approval at City Council’s Monday night meeting allowing riders to pay a fee to rent the scooters via a mobile app on their phones and then leave…MORE INFO »

5th Annual WinterSongs Benefit For Women In Crisis

This Saturday, the 5th Annual WinterSongs concert will take place in the Monticello High School auditorium at 5pm — the yearly music event raises money for the Shelter for Help in Emergency, or SHE — and this year’s benefit concert will feature women’s choruses from 12 schools across Central Virginia. Since it first took place…MORE INFO »