Category Archives: Local News

Committee Addressing Affordable Housing

A Charlottesville advisory committee is studying the lessons learned from the recent eviction of residents from a fixed-income apartment complex. Housing Advisory Committee member Sunshine Mathon says the Belmont Apartments were “naturally occurring affordable housing because it was very run down”. The residents were evicted on very short notice to make way for redevelopment by…MORE INFO »

Primary Registration Deadline Today

Today is the last day to register for the June 11th primary election. You can do so before midnight on the Virginia Department of Elections website, or by heading to your local voter registrations office before the close of business today. Any updates for your registration also need to be made by today. Make sure…MORE INFO »

Another Rally Suit

(Metro) An Ohio man is suing a wide range of white supremacist and neo Nazi leaders for injuries he says he suffered at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Bill Burke filed a lawsuit on Friday in U.S. District Court, alleging that the defendants planned and promoted violence that happened during the rally in…MORE INFO »

City Has A Great Credit Rating

The City of Charlottesville has received Triple-A rating from both the S&P Global Ratings and Moody Investors. That rating is essentially a credit rating for the city, meaning the city’s credit worthiness is high. That high rating is a message to investors that loans to the city will likely be repaid, which lowers the risk…MORE INFO »

Cville Man Charged With Murder

Bond has been denied for a Charlottesville man charged with the murder after the discovery of a man’s body last Thursday along the Rivanna Trail. Forty-nine-year-old Allan Ray Via is charged with second-degree murder and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Police say the two men did know each other and they were living…MORE INFO »

VA Abortion Laws In Court

(Metro) Trial begins today in a lawsuit challenging several Virginia abortion laws.  The lawsuit brought on by several women’s health groups is looking to overturn a law that allows only doctors to perform first-trimester abortions.  A federal judge recently rescinded a decision he made earlier this month that permitted nurse practitioners and physician assistants to…MORE INFO »

Fruit Juice Could Kill You

 (Metro) Drinking a lot of fruit juice could lead to premature death.  That’s according to a new study that looked at the health effects of sugary drinks.  Researchers found that the drinks could increase the chances of early death from nine percent to 42 percent.  The study looked at drinks like fruit juice and soda. …MORE INFO »

Affordable Housing Meeting Draws Hundreds

Hundreds turned out Thursday at Charlottesville High School for an IMPACT action assembly to demand action on affordable housing. IMPACT is a local organization dedicated to helping residents affected by a systemic injustice. IMPACT board member Sheila Herlihy says they’ve been after the city and county for years to address the problem of affordable housing:…MORE INFO »

Affordable Housing Funds Coming

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have announced more than $43 million in federal funding is being earmarked for 26 municipalities in Virginia, including Charlottesville, to develop, finance and modernize public housing developments. “All Virginians deserve access to safe and affordable housing,” said the senators. “We are pleased that this federal funding will help…MORE INFO »

Monticello Students Develop Water Testing Technology

Some Monticello High School Students have come up with a device to test water quality in the Rivanna River, Environmental Science Teacher Chris Stanek says the device measures water temperature, air temperature and pH every five seconds, then records those measurements onto a memory card that can upload the data to a computer. Stanek say…MORE INFO »