Category Archives: Local News

Rt250/Ivy Road To Close For Repairs

The Virginia department of Transportation is announcing a part of Route 250/Ivy Road will be closing in June for some underground repairs. Starting at 10AM on Wednesday, June 12th, VDOT will close Route 250 to through traffic while work crews replace a large pipe just East of Tilman road, and reopen by 4AM on Thursday,…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 »

Body Found In James River

(Metro) Police in Bedford County are investigating the discovery of a body on Thursday.  Big Island fire rescue crews recovered a body from the James River near Route 604, but don’t know how long it was there.  Police say it’s the same area where crews searched for a missing Lynchburg man.  Nathan Faidley disappeared in…MORE INFO »

Internet Baffled BY Weird McAuliffe Meme

 (Metro)  Twitter users are a bit confused by a meme posted by former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe.  The Democrat sent out a pic Thursday morning that showed a crab with the name of Terry McAuliffe standing on the head of a white alligator with the name of Donald Trump.  Most of the people responding on…MORE INFO »

Military Enacts New Transgender Policy

(Metro) The Trump administration’s new policy on transgender people serving in the military goes into effect today.  It forces service members to identify as their biological sex.  Under the Obama administration, transgender troops were allowed to serve in their preferred gender identity.  Those who were already using their preferred gender before today will be exempt…MORE INFO »

Beto O’Rourke Stumps Virginia

A Democratic presidential candidate is making a few campaign stops in Virginia next week. The campaign of Beto O’Rourke says he’ll be holding events in Hampton Roads, Northern and central Virginia. It marks the first visit to Virginia from a 2020 candidate. The former Texas congressman was narrowly defeated by Republican Ted Cruz in the…MORE INFO »

Rite-Aid To Start Selling CBD Products

 (Metro) Rite Aid will be the latest drugstore chain to offer CBD products.  Store officials announced Thursday that Rite Aid will pilot the sale of CBD creams, lotions and lip balms at stores in Oregon and Washington.  CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that is derived from hemp.  Rite Aid is the latest store…MORE INFO »

VDOT Announces Upcoming Ivy Road Traffic Closures

The Virginia Department of Transportation says traffic on Ivy Road will be halted twice a day over the next four weeks due to blasting near the Route 29/250 Bypass. Beginning Tuesday, traffic on Ivy Road will close at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the blast and any cleanup of debris. Traffic will be halted…MORE INFO »