Category Archives: Local News

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Suspect In Wallet Theft Case

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports a suspect has been identified in a wallet theft case. After a man accidentally dropped his wallet at the Walmart in Locust Grove on March 29, a woman allegedly took money from it and threw it back on the ground. On Friday, the sheriff’s office asked the public for…MORE INFO »

Fans Celebrate UVA’s Final Four Victory

Hundreds of University of Virginia fans celebrated the UVA mens basketball team’s Final Four victory over Auburn on the Corner Saturday evening. Authorities blocked off part of University Avenue and 14th Street from traffic during the celebrations. UVA will play Texas Tech in the national championship game Monday night.MORE INFO »

Several Roads Closed During Charlottesville Marathon

Several local road are closed to traffic during the Charlottesville Marathon Saturday. According to a City press release, the following roads are closed between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Ridge / McIntire Rd (Preston to Main St) – ROAD CLOSED no cone lane Main St / University Ave (Ridge McIntire to Rugby) – ROAD CLOSED…MORE INFO »

New Cavity Treatment For The Very Young

Local children’s dentists are talking about a new treatment that helps them deal with cavities in young children. The treatment is a liquid that’s placed on the cavity and allows the child to get a little older before the cavity has to be treated. Doctor Joe Castellano with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says…MORE INFO »

Gun Bill Passes House

(Metro) A bill expanding gun background checks is headed to the Senate after passing the Democratic-led House.  A large number of gun control advocates packed the House visitors’ gallery.  It is the first time any gun control measure has cleared the House in a generation.  The House bill faces uncertainty in the Republican-controlled Senate.  Meantime,…MORE INFO »

Quadruplicity At The Doubletree

 Charlottesville police chief RaShall Brackney and former U.S. and Virginia Poet Laureate Rita Dove were the guest speakers at last night’s Quadruplicity conference, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville. The Quadruplicity Conference celebrates women in business, sponsored by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chief Brackney spoke about her experiences in the white, male-dominated…MORE INFO »

Republicans Plan Teacher Raises

(Metro) Republican leaders in the Virginia House are taking a big step towards a major raise for teachers. While teachers marched on Richmond yesterday, it was announced that the state budget will include funding for a five-percent teacher pay raise. Teacher pay in Virginia currently ranks 34th in the nation, despite Virginia being the country’s…MORE INFO »

New Goodwill Location To Open In April

A new Goodwill store location is slated to open in April. The Goodwill stores on Pantops and on Route 29 North will relocate into the former Gander Mountain space, which is also on Route 29 North. The 25,000 square-foot space will be the largest Goodwill store in the Goodwill Industries of the Valleys region.MORE INFO »

Charlottesville School Board Seeks Applicants For Interim Appointment

The Charlottesville City School Board is seeking applicants for a vacant position on the board. The spot was opened up after former member Amy Laufer resigned earlier this month due to moving outside of the city. Applications are due Feb. 1 and the board plans to appoint its interim member on Feb. 21. The interim…MORE INFO »

Former UVA Student Pleads Guilty To Felony Charges

A former University of Virginia student has pleaded guilty to a pair of charges stemming from an incident during the Wertland Street Block Party last year. Cayden Dalton pleaded to attempted abduction and an assault charge, both felonies. He was accused of trying to abduct his then-girlfriend in August of last year. Dalton will be…MORE INFO »