Category Archives: Local News

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.MORE INFO »

Fire Damages Workshop In Albemarle County

Officials say a fire caused thousands of dollars of damage to a workshop in Albemarle County. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. Friday on the 5000 block of Browns Gap Turnpike. No injuries were reported as a result, but officials estimate there was about $100,000 worth of damage. The cause has not been determined.MORE INFO »

Dangerous Dog Law Gets Pushback

Animal welfare advocates are speaking out against a proposed law that could help save dogs ruled dangerous by the courts. HB1894 encourages courts to allow owners whose dog has been deemed dangerous 30 days to correct conditions in the home to prevent future dangerous behavior and also encourages such dogs to be sent out of…MORE INFO »

State Corporation Commission To Hold Hearing On Dominion Rate Proposal

Domination Energy Virginia has asked for a new rate adjustment clause, and the State Corporation Commission will be holding a hearing on it later this year. According to a release, the clause is aimed at recovering costs incurred in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. It proposes a revenue requirement of $113.6 million during…MORE INFO »

Text-To-911 Service Now Offered In Albemarle County and Charlottesville

Residents of Albemarle County and Charlottesville can now reach out for help from police, EMTs and firefighters by text. The Text-to-911 service is now available through the Emergency Communications Center. This service is meant to be used in situations when a person cannot call for help, but officials say you should not send photos, emojis…MORE INFO »

Louisa County Man Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

A Louisa County jury has convicted Clifford “Peter” Wood III of first-degree murder for the death of Sean Houchens in 2017. The jury recommended a life sentence plus three years for the murder charge and a charge for using a firearm in the commission of a murder. According to a release, the trial established that…MORE INFO »

Charlottesville City Council Seeking Applicants To Boards And Commissions

City of Charlottesville is currently seeking applicants to a variety of local government boards and commissions. According to a release, the Charlottesville City Council is looking for applicants to panels like the Human Rights Commission, the Retirement Commission, and the Tree Commission. More information is available at INFO »

Officials Urge Preparaton Ahead Of Winter Weather

With winter weather expect this weekend, state agencies and officials are urging people to be prepared. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and AAA Mid-Atlantic say they expect wintry precipitation will make travel conditions treacherous. Drivers are asked to avoid getting on the roads unless it is absolutely necessary to allow the Virginia Department of…MORE INFO »

Demolition Of Main Street Arena To Start Next Week

The demolition of the Main Street Arena on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall is scheduled to begin next week. The city has already shut down a portion of the Water Street sidewalk, and construction vehicles are parked nearby. The ice rink is being removed to make way for a large office complex that will take two…MORE INFO »

Albemarle School Board Member Steve Koleszar Says He Will Not Seek Re-election

Albemarle County School Board member Steve Koleszar has announced that he will not be seeking re-election this November. The Daily Progress reports that Koleszar shared the news at Thursday’s school board meeting. Now in his sixth term representing the Scottsville District, the paper quoted Koleszar as saying it was “time to pass the torch to…MORE INFO »