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New C'ville Hotel

Feb 27, 2017 -- 8:22pm

A new hotel is coming to Monticello Avenue in Charlottesville.

According to a release, a Home2Suites by Hilton will occupy the 1.9-acre lot at 201 Monticello.

The purchase price in the joint venture between Baywood Hotels, Inc and 201 Monticello Holdings, LLC has not been disclosed.

Legislation Expanding Craft Liquor Sales

Feb 27, 2017 -- 8:17pm

A new state law allowing distilleries to sell bottles at festivals and events will take effect on July 1st.

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed identical House and Senate bills last week.

The law will allow distilleries to sell bottles at events that are conducted for the purpose of featuring and educating the consumer about spirits.

Another law that goes into effect on August 1st will allow restaurants and mixed-beverage licensees to purchase spirits directly from Virginia distilleries.

I-64 Eastbound Lane Closures

Feb 27, 2017 -- 8:12pm

Part of eastbound I-64 in Fluvanna County will be reduced to one lane this week.

Crews are repairing drains beneath the pavement between mile markers 129 and 131.

One eastbound lane will be closed between 9am and 3pm Tuesday through Thursday.

VDOT says drivers should expect potential delays in the area.

Route 29/ N Hollymeade Dr Closure

Feb 27, 2017 -- 8:09pm

Water main installation work is closing North Hollymead Drive at the intersection with Route 29 Monday and Tuesday.

VDOT says detours will be in place around the workzone between 9pm and 6am both nights.

The work is to replace a 12-inch water main with a new 24-inch one.

Dominion Warns Of Scam

Feb 27, 2017 -- 8:05pm

Dominion Virginia Power says customers and business owners are being targeted by scammers.

Customers are being told they are behind on their bill and about to be disconnected.

They are then instructed to call a fake ‘800’ number which uses an automated recording that sounds similar to Dominion’s real system.

An ‘agent’ then comes on the phone to take the customer’s money, but Dominion says this is not how they conduct business with overdue bills.

Anyone getting these suspicious calls or emails is urged to contact police.

Drone Rescue Safety Conference

Feb 27, 2017 -- 7:57pm

Law enforcement, search and rescue, public safety and disaster relief officials from all over Virginia are converging on Crozet this week to talk about Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

PVCC and the department of emergency management are hosting the 2017 National Public Safety UAS Conference at Roseland Farms.

They will be sharing best practices and talk about legal and operational challenges associated with using UAS in emergency preparedness and response operations.

The conference began on Monday and will run through Wednesday.

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