October 11th, 2012 issue #1141

October 11th, 2012
  • Greenwood: EPA leaves Superfund site 27 years after fatal disaster

    The most obvious disturbance to the bucolic setting of Mt. Zion Baptist Church is the sound of constant traffic zooming from Interstate 64. Less obvious, but way more disturbing about the location of the little country church: Its next door neighbor is Albemarle's only Superfund site, the designation the Environmental Protection Agency gives the most polluted, most toxic places in America.  

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  • Less hazardous: Acme Visible Records gets cleaned

    For more than 10 years, a prime commercial/light industrial site in designated-growth-area Crozet has been empty. It turns out there's a reason for that: it's polluted. Related: Greenwood: EPA leaves Superfund site 27 years after fatal disaster

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most damning testimony: The partner of Wanda Marie Turner, the woman charged with second-degree murder in the March 3 death of Robert "Eddie" Snead Jr., tells a judge at a ...

The Dish


  • Power viewing: The 10 best political movies

    By Nathan Spicer Note: We picked this week's essay because Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are coming to the Virginia Film Festival to introduce the film of their Watergat...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Bargain on Bargamin?

    6/29/12Albemarle Foothills Crossing, Inc. to Craig Enterprises, Inc., 5340, 5358 Raven Stone Road, $300,000 Deborah Rachael Bishop to Tommy J. Hatmaker, Jr., 705 ...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    October 11 at 1:30pm at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 235 Hartmans Mill Road Debtor: Wallace C. Dowell and Antoinette R. Thomas Original amount owing: $156,00...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERToxic neighborAlbemarle County's known for its rolling hills, bucolic farmland, and historic estates, but it's also home to one of the most toxic places in America, th...




  • The Hook needs colorful, friendly tweaks

    Most of your covers and featured articles seem to be about some tragedy or controversy. I'm sure that sells, but there is a lot more going on than those stories. Something ...

  • UVA BOV-watchers should learn about Kochs

    You did an outstanding job on the September 27 issue in your article entitled “Big Pie: Two key Sullivan foes make Forbes billionaire list” for calling out the Koch Bro...


Black and White

  • Fenestration

    A side of the Gleason condo tower and the back of the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club show the juxtaposition of fenestration and the lack thereof. (The blank side of the ACAC ...