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Published on Feb 14th, 2014
0 comments COVERHuguely trialIt's a case that's brought media from far and wide, and a story that is heartbreaking not only because of the young life cut short, but because it's all too common. As the trial...
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Published on Jan 17th, 2014
0 comments DISHMSG freeChinese food gets a bad rap for being high in sodium and packed with MSG, but thanks to the healthy choices at the new Song Song's Zhou and Bing on the east end of the Downtown Mall, you...
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Published on Jan 10th, 2014
0 comments COVERWarner's honorWith a brand new name honoring a retired Virginia Senator, the road formerly known as the Meadow Creek Parkway has partially opened to drivers after 44 years of planning. Not...
Nail-biter: Fenwick has 3-vote lead in ballot count-- for now
Published on Jun 12th, 2013
9 comments Normally the light-turnout primary race for City Council would have been decided Tuesday night shortly after the polls closed at 7pm. Instead, an unprecedented tie for second place has candidates Wes...
Fake ID bust: Feds go after Rugby Road trio
Published on May 7th, 2013
73 comments Federal authorities and heavily armed state police swarmed a Rugby Road home today after issuing charges against three Charlottesville residents last night. Arrested at 920 Rugby Road on Monday, May...
Apology tour: Can Dumler remorse salvage supe seat?
Published on Mar 1st, 2013
137 comments Scottsville Supervisor Chris Dumler is a cad. He doesn't like that description– and he's been called worse– but says, "I wouldn't say that's an unfair characterization." This is on...
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Published on Jan 24th, 2013
0 comments COVERThe sessionIt's late January. Do you know what your state representatives are up to? From uranium mining to Dragas opining, the six guys sent to Richmond on Albemarle and Charlottesville's...
Former Boy Scout leader, alleged Fashion Square abductor in court
Published on Jan 7th, 2013
0 comments David Brian Watkins, the former Boy Scout leader charged with the forcible sodomy of a juvenile November 28, waived a preliminary hearing in Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court January 7...
Emergency storm resources and phone numbers
Published on Oct 27th, 2012
3 comments No shelters open: Local officials have not opened any storm shelters. We erroneously reported that the opening of an Emergency Communications Center as a shelter. Sorry! Power companies serving...
Soak and chill: 'Frankenstorm' to start wetting Charlottesville Sunday
Published on Oct 27th, 2012
10 comments Hurricane Sandy, swirling over the Atlantic Ocean, may not truly become the "Frankenstorm" until it strikes the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday, but Charlottesville may start feeling its pre-Halloween...
Busted: after area-wide search, police track down Currier
Published on Oct 22nd, 2012
3 comments Last Wednesday, October 17, The Albemarle County Police Department called on the public to aid in the search for a criminal wanted on four felony counts, including burglary, grand larceny, and...
Jefferson Street at 8:29am
Published on Oct 18th, 2012
0 comments This is how the street in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse looked at 8:29 this morning, as a reporter waited for the clerk's office to open (to examine a high-profile arrest record).
Young pedalers: Club's cycling challenge raises big bucks
Published on Sep 25th, 2012
11 comments For a small group of dedicated teen cyclists, Sunday, September 16 marked the end of a summer of grueling bike training as they took to the starting line at Old Trail Town Center for the 2012 Boys...
Barefoot's big scoop: WINA host snags POTUS interview
Published on Sep 24th, 2012
15 comments As host of the WINA drive-time radio talk show Charlottesville Right Now, Coy Barefoot's talked to his share of high power guests from Virginia governors to corporate captains, but it'll be hard to...
Solid stream: UVA Visitors to televise themselves
Published on Sep 11th, 2012
23 comments After some particularly public prodding from a well-known local couple who took matters into their own hands, the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors plans to offer its own live webcast of its...
An apology to the Romando and Walton families and friends
Published on Sep 3rd, 2012
50 comments To the friends and family of the Romandos and Waltons and to the Charlottesville community at large,On Thursday, August 30, I wrote and posted an article covering the deaths of Lily, Andrew, and...
Confederate canon... ready for inaction
Published on Aug 26th, 2012
6 comments One of the pair of Confederate cannons on the grounds of Albemarle County courts complex aims out at passersby on a recent August day.
Final day: UVA BOV sorta live coverage here
Published on Aug 16th, 2012
109 comments The third and final day of the University of Virginia's retreat for its Board of Visitors began shortly after 8:30am in Richmond on Thursday, August 16. Prior days • Sorta live coverage of the UVA...
Sorta live coverage of the UVA BOV retreat in Richmond
Published on Aug 15th, 2012
15 comments This is a blog-style story about the UVA BOV meeting in Richmond. We'll update as things happen: 1:28pm - Hook editor asks a certain board member to confirm that he's gonna pay for the Rector's use...
Sullivan: 'It seemed fine to me'
Published on Aug 14th, 2012
106 comments The tone was cordial, and the information flowed, the president said, "like drinking water from a firehose" on Tuesday, August 14 as University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and the woman who...
Hoo d'etat: Top UVA alums demand BOV answers
Published on Aug 8th, 2012
90 comments In a strongly-worded letter, a group of 14 prominent University of Virginia alumni are urging the Board of Visitors, a minority of whom recently engineered a temporary ouster of President Teresa...
Attention shoppers: Wal-Mart evacuated due to bomb threat?
Published on Aug 3rd, 2012
1 comments Police evacuated the Wal-Mart store on Route 29 today following the discovery of some "suspicious" packages being carried by a white male. Police are asking that people stay away from the store as...
Conduct this
Published on Aug 1st, 2012
2 comments A conductor stands ready for any last-minute passengers as Amtrak's Lynchburg-based Northeast Regional prepares for an on-time 8:52am Tuesday departure from Union Station in Charlottesville. The...
Burning up the derecho limbs
Published on Jul 27th, 2012
0 comments From the comfort of a hammock, a jack russell terrier watches a bonfire consisting of limbs and trunks from derecho-damaged trees in a Western Albemarle backyard.
RIP Sidney: Tapscott remembered as colorful, musical citizen
Published on Jul 18th, 2012
3 comments Sidney Tapscott, a man known and loved by thousands of Charlottesvillians, died Tuesday, July 17 at the age of 89. For decades, Tapscott was a ubiquitous presence around downtown, sweeping up outside...
Storm toll: Falling trees kill two in Albemarle
Published on Jun 30th, 2012
6 comments A man standing on a deck on Decca Lane in the Ivy area of Western Albemarle and woman walking along U.S. 20 near Scottsville were killed by falling trees in the super storm that rolled havoc across...
Sullivan returns... to Beta Bridge
Published on Jun 28th, 2012
10 comments We saw a multi-aged group of fans of UVA and Teresa Sullivan laying down the orange shortly before dusk on Tuesday, the 26th of June, not long after the Lawn erupted in joyful noise over the...
Shanked drive: Car wrecks at golf club
Published on Jun 27th, 2012
2 comments A car lies wrecked by the golf course of the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. The driver, who may have swerved, was reportedly uninjured.
Unanimous: BOV votes to reinstate Sullivan
Published on Jun 26th, 2012
109 comments After two tumultuous weeks, UVA President Teresa Sullivan has been reinstated by unanimous vote of the Board of Visitors. Sullivan's words Her remarks to the BOV and to the multitude on the Lawn "...
4 honor: Resinstate Sullivan rally brings thousands to Lawn
Published on Jun 24th, 2012
50 comments "It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it." ~Th Jefferson A few thousand students, faculty, and friends rallied on the University of Virginia Lawn Sunday, June 24, in one of the...