May 30th, 2013 issue #1222

May 30th, 2013
  • Dem duke-out: Candidates face off in June primary

    Wes Bellamy, Adam Lees, Kristin Szakos, Bob Fenwick, and Melvin Grady want to be on City Council, where two seats are open. Usually the Democratic primary in Charlottesville means game over for the general election in November. This year, two Republicans— attorney Buddy Weber and city cop Mike Farruggio— will be on the ballot for City Council to challenge that routine in the fall.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest trial: A jury finds Food Lion manager Mark Weiner, 53, guilty of abduction with intent to defile May 24 after a four-day trial and recommends a 20-year sentence. We...

The Dish

  • Corner Baja Bean says goodbye

    After 21 years of serving up California-style Mexican food, Baja Bean Co. on The Corner is closing. At Midnight on May 31, the iconic Corner hangout will serve its last mar...


  • Whose hands? Your clothes hold stories

    The sewing machine motor surged again and again, a comforting rhythm as I closed my eyes and sank into sleep. A few days before, a pile of red blazers had appeared on the t...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Spotlight on Colthurst Farm

    Location: Colthurst FarmPrice range: $461,500-$1,100,000Schools: Greer, Jouett, AlbemarlePros: proximity to town, quality of contruction, solid valuesCons: some homes in ne...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 31 at 4pm at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 2443 Old Lynchburg Road Debtor: unknown Original amount owing: $234,000 Bidder brings: 10 percent sale price Info: ...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERDem candidatesFive Democratic candidates are vying for two open seats on Council, but those aren't the only folks on the upcoming primary ballot. Meet the Council Cand...



Black and White

  • Concrete plans

    A developer from Richmond has applied for a special use permit to locate 102 apartments on the eastern and western edges of the former H.T. Ferron ready mix plant on Carl...

Cultural preview

  • Get Out! events, shows, things to do

    "Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers." – Bruce Dickinson, British rock guitarist and lead singer for Iron Maiden. &nbs...