August 15th, 2013 issue #1233

August 15th, 2013
  • Where are they? Two missing girls, one suspect

    Last fall, a seemingly outraged citizen walked into the Hook office portraying himself as the victim of an allegedly overzealous missing person investigation. The man talked of getting pushed out of his job and his home by dubious investigative methods that convinced even a judge he'd been unfairly tracked. Ten months after that interview, the disappearance of another young Central Virginia woman has renewed the specter of horror and brought fresh scrutiny to his claims.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst spate of muggings: A 51-year-old man is beaten and suffers a broken arm and black eye in an attempted robbery around 5:30am August 10 on East Market near Lee Park, NB...

The Dish

  • Earth movers: Trio of chefs delight at Keswick

    Out the bay of magnificent windows at Fossett's Restaurant at Keswick Hall it looks like a huge shopping mall is being built. Where the golf course used to be there are gia...

  • New winery springs forth

    Less than a year old, Meriwether Springs Vineyard may be Charlottesville’s newest winery, but so far, it is shaping up to be one of the most promising. Resting on 40 beau...

  • Ripe: Rapture's annual Tomato Dinner

    Rapture chef Chris Humphrey (right), along with sous chef Eric Gondeck and Alex Terpilowski deliver on another tasty Tomato Dinner on August 6. Bravo!


  • Dog days (and nights) in Orange County

    By Hilary Holladay The Virginia countryside has its own sounds and rhythms. In Orange County, where I’ve recently moved after five years in Charlottesville, I’m used to...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    August 16 at 10:30am at the Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 600 Kearsarge Circle Debtor: Caleb N. and Lynn W. Stowe Original amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: 10 percent ...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of Contents

    COVERAbductionsThe recent arrest of Randy Taylor in connection with the disappearance of Alexis Murphy narrows the focus of the search for the popular Nelson High School vo...




  • Resources for identifying the bad guys

    I am writing today to thank you for publishing the thoughtful and well-written essay, “Charm: A pedophile's secret weapon” [July 25 issue] by Janis Jaquith. Seeing this...

Black and White

  • Last picture show

    Sunday, Aug. 4, 2100 hrs. Moviegoers approach Vinegar Hill Theatre, one last time. A very different experience than the multi-screen, acres of asphalt Movieplex. Commenta...

Cultural preview

  • Get Out! events, shows, things to do

    "What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't." - Charley Pride Aar...