December 6th, 2012 issue #1149

December 6th, 2012
  • Season of giving: Is panhandling, vagrancy, destroying the Downtown Mall?

    The success of the Downtown Mall is a miracle in many ways. After it was completed in 1976, initially eliminating five blocks of Charlottesville's Main Street to revitalize the downtown area, it did nothing of the sort, sputtering along for 20 years, a largely desolate place with an odd assortment of stores, and a few bar/restaurants that served a budding underground music and art scene largely ignored by the general public. UVA students, by and large, didn't go near the place. 

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest search for missing teen: Nearly 100 people turn out December 1 to look for 19-year-old DaShad "Sage" Smith, who was supposed to meet a friend November 20 at the Amt...

The Dish


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    December 12 at 3:30pm at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 7122 Johnstone Lane, Gordonsville Debtor: Joseph B. Berger and Christy Batten Original amount owing: $168,0...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERScary place?A report issued by the North Downtown Neighborhood Association suggests that homeless panhandlers are scaring away consumers. Is the Downtown Mall really d...




Black and White

  • Uriah J. Fields

    Mr. Fields, the Sunday before election day, working to re-elect President Obama.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at