July 18th, 2013 issue #1229

July 18th, 2013

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Latest in the ABC Harris Teeter debacle: The agent in charge of the operation that put a water-buying 20-year-old in jail with three felony charges, John Taylor, was stri...

The Dish

  • Loco for Poco Loco

    You may have noticed that a place called Poco Loco has appeared in the former Cinema Taco spot at the Jefferson Theater, complete with an outside tiki bar, the only one on ...


  • America divided? You bet, and that's good.

    By Charles McRavenThe hand-wringer’s political whine: “Why can’t we all just get alo-ong? Those people on the other side just keep on dividing the country. They’re ...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 24 at 3:30pm at Albemarle Courthouse Property: 143 Green Turtle Lane, Unit 1 Debtor: Jourdin D. Young Original amount owing: $102,700 Bidder brings: $15,000 or 10 perc...

Movie Reviews

  • Good sports: 'Idiots' is a laugh-a-thon

    By Richard Roeper Some comedies make you laugh out loud. Some are more interested in getting you to smile in quiet recognition of the sublime intelligence at work.  &n...


  • Table of contents

    COVERHeeeere's Jonnie!Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams is making news nearly daily for his seemingly unending stream of gifts to Governor Bob McDonnell and his family. W...



  • Screwball cop comedy inappropriate

    What an article [July 2, "Terror at Harris Teeter: Indignation rises over ABC underage drinking op"]. What an unbelievable outrage. It sounds like some sort of cop-buddy-sc...

Black and White

  • Edward

    John sketching his brother Edward. ~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at  billemory.com/blog.

Cultural preview

  • Get Out! events, shows, things to do

    “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ― Wolfgan...