January 12th, 2012 issue #1102

January 12th, 2012
  • Meadow Creek Parkway: Rubber hits road

    The man touted as instrumental in getting what was long called the Meadow Creek Parkway built– or at least 1.4 miles of it– wasn't there. Former U.S. Senator John W. Warner, 84, checked into the hospital the night before the January 6 ribbon-cutting/unveiling of the portion of the road named in his honor.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Testiest first meeting of the year: The Albemarle Board of Supervisors goes into 3-3 deadlock mode January 4 over the nomination of Duane Snow as chair and adding anti-bypa...

The Dish


Real Estate - $old

  • Lots of potential?

    11/30/11 Albemarle NVR, Inc. to Gerald & Kim Hillier, 1563 Wickham Pond Drive, $319,945 Dorothy M. Engle Revocable Trust to Otis & Albina Turner, 1741 Albemarle P...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    January 12 at 8:30am at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 6426 Free Union Road, Free Union Debtor: Donnie R. Dunn Original amount owing: $717,000 Bidder brings: $70,000 or...

Movie Reviews


Online only

  • Casting call: Kids sought for new tv show

    The firm that did the Virginia casting for Steven Spielberg's upcoming feature film on Abe Lincoln is looking for young folks who can dance and act. The producers of "Time ...

  • Charlottesville escapes first wave of Sears/Kmart closings

    The company that runs over 3,500 Sears and Kmart stores has released a list of nearly 80 locations that will close; and while Virginia did not escape intact, Charlottesvill...

  • Table of contents

    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 y...


  • Can you really handle the truth?

    I read with mild amusement your brief article explaining your origins and how your paper takes on the hard stories [October 11 editor's note: "Why the Hook? We unveil a new...

  • Thanks for the movie times

    Thank you. It was great to find the movie times back in the Hook. It was even better to find the movie listings back. While I can find the times by phone, I find the short ...

Black and White

  • Pond

    In our town, there is one Council meeting every two years opened by the City Manager. This is the first meeting following the expiration of the Mayor’s term when the Ci...

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