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Virginia Health Care Advocates Refute Texas Ruling

Local health care advocates are prepared to defend the Affordable Care Act after a Texas judge ruled that the act’s requirement for people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. The ruling came just before December 15th’s open enrollment deadline and could lead to the ACA, also known as Obamacare, to be reviewed by the Supreme…MORE INFO »

Ruckersville Man Enters Alford Plea For Killing Girlfriend

A Ruckersville man accused of killing his girlfriend in Albemarle County has agreed to enter a plea to a lesser charge — Claude Phillips was originally charged with second-degree murder and his trial was scheduled to begin on Monday. According to court records, Phillips has entered an Alford plea on a voluntary manslaughter charge related…MORE INFO »

Dave Matthews Concert Giving $5 Million For Cville Housing

This weekend’s appearances by the Dave Matthews Band at JPJ Arena are the final shows in a 10-city tour but the beginning of a major commitment to improving local affordable housing. Each year, through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation the band distributes about $1.2 million dollars in grants from its Bama Works Fund founded in…MORE INFO »

Board Of Supervisors Approves Rio29 Small Area Plan

On Friday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors announced the adoption of the Rio29 Small Area Plan. The plan will control the development of the area surrounding the Route 29 and Rio Road intersection and aims to transform the area into a walkable community — impacting some 400 acres of land surrounding the busy intersection.…MORE INFO »

Northam Proposes Multi-Million Dollar School Safety Budget

On Thursday, Governor Ralph Northam announced a proposed Virginia budget that will invest millions of dollars to ensure safe learning environments for K-12 schools. According to a release, Northam’s proposal will put $39 million dollars toward the effort in addition to allocating another $36-million dollars to add new school counsellors in school divisions throughout the…MORE INFO »

Louisa Bridge Re-opening Delayed (Again)

Thanks to another weather-related work delay, a Louisa County road will remain closed for at least another week until bridge replacement work is completed. With crews replacing the bridge over Cub Creek, Apple Grove Road has been closed since September and was originally scheduled to reopen in November. But previously heavy rainfalls and this past…MORE INFO »

Mistrial Declared In Clark Trial

 A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of Kelly Clark Jr. Clark is accused of trying to kill a Louisa County deputy in December 2016 The mistrial was declared because one juror said she was close friends with Clark’s aunt, who was present in the courtroom. Another said his sister was friends with…MORE INFO »

Ryan Inaugurated As UVA’s Ninth President

James E. Ryan was inaugurated as the University of Virginia’s ninth president in a ceremony on the Lawn Friday. Ryan said in his inaugural address that he wants to eventually make tuition free for in-state students from families making less than $80,000 a year, and for students from Virginia families making under $30,000, he wants…MORE INFO »

Car Accident In Greene County Kills One

One person is dead as a result of a car accident in Greene County. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday on Route 29 North in Greene County near Cedar Grove Road. The identity of the victim has not been released. The accident is still under investigation.MORE INFO »

Charlottesville Surveying Residents About City Manager Search

Charlottesville residents can submit feedback on the search for a new city manager. According to a release, the city has retained a Florida-based firm that will provide executive recruitment services in the search to replace Maurice Jones. The process is currently expected to last into February. Citizens can tell the city what qualifications and qualities…MORE INFO »