May 31st, 2012 issue #1122

May 31st, 2012
  • Budget bus: Starlight gears up for big changes

    When A. Goff Limousine purchased luxury Charlottesville-to-New York bus service Starlight Express in 2010, general manager Dan Goff promised to give Amtrak a run for its money by offering competitive rates and expanding the round-trip bus service to the Big Apple. Less than two years later, Goff says, he's getting ready to do just that as he prepares to unveil "massive" changes that could prove a game-changer in the local transportation business.

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  • Flights slashed: CHO to LaGuardia about to get skimpier

    If you live in Charlottesville but want to wake up in the city that doesn't sleep, you'll have a harder time doing it pretty soon. That's because this summer, the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport is losing two of its three daily nonstop Charlottesville to LaGuardia flights. In this issue: • Budget bus: Starlight gears up for big changes ––––-

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst Memorial Day crash: An eastbound 2003 BMW on I-64 on Afton Mountain hits the guardrail on the right around 5:30pm May 28, veers back across the eastbound lanes, hits ...

The Dish

  • Beer buzz: New laws a boon for local breweries

    Unlike Virginia wineries, breweries in the state haven't been able to sell beer for on-site consumption without having a restaurant. All that began changing on May 15 when ...

  • Turning two: Cav Diner revamps decor, menu

    A shout out to the Cavalier Diner on Emmet Street, which just celebrated its second birthday. Owner Aristea Vlavianos, daughter of venerable local restauranteurs Margarita ...


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Marketing effort targets investors

    4/3/12 Albemarle NVR, Inc. to David R. & Margorie Smullen, 5412 Park Road, $389,990 Richard M. & Loretta A. Cronk to Jon & Elizabeth S. Moore, 416 Key West Driv...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 31 at 11am at the Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 5020 Harris Brook Lane, North Garden Debtor: Jeanette B. Cowan Original amount owing: $66,332 Bidder brings: 10 percent...

Movie Reviews

Music Features


  • Table of contents

    COVERCVL to NYCIf you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere... but getting to New York City from Charlottesville by air is about to get harder. Good thing the folks at...


Online only

  • Bikini bonfire

    In Western Albemarle a bonfire burns as nearly a dozen bikini-clad girls run around it. Must be some sort of Memorial Day ceremony– or else it was a birthday party fo...



Black and White

  • Veneer

    Stone veneer being applied to a building on the “Shops at Stonefield” site.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at

Cultural preview