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Virginia men's basketball team signs top 10 recruiting class

The three players in the Virginia men’s basketball team’s 2020 recruiting class signed their national letters of intent this week to offici…


Virginia Festival of the Book announces headliners for 26th season

Most of the festival's programs are free, and tickets for several headlining events will go on sale at noon Friday at VaBook.org. Read more


Yancey Lumber requesting exemptions for noise, setbacks

The matter was discussed at a crowded meeting of the Crozet Community Advisory Council on Wednesday. Read more


Albemarle School Board to pursue site near Monticello High School for Center II

The board voted 6-1 in favor of the resolution seeking to transfer the deed of 133 Galaxie Farm Lane to the school division. Read more

Changes to agricultural-forestal districts headed to Albemarle supervisors

County staff has been recommending five-year renewal periods — instead of the customary 10 years — for districts that include parcels that are enrolled in the open-space use valuation tax category and that have no development rights. Read more


Convictions against Albemarle School Board meeting arrestees to stand

Andrea Massey was among six arrested at an August 2018 emergency meeting of the county School Board that devolved into chaos when the board declined to ban Confederate symbols in the dress code. Her general district court trespassing conviction was upheld. Read more

City police seeking information about overturned car

Charlottesville police officers responded to a crash in the 700 block of Elm Street around 11:27 p.m. Wednesday. Read more

City to hold open house about Barracks-Emmet improvements

The meeting will be held between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Walker Upper Elementary School. Read more


Virginia Cider Week begins Friday, running through Nov. 24

Gov. Ralph Northam kicked off the week with an appearance Thursday at Potter's Craft Cider's new tasting room in Albemarle County. Read more


Roanoke police continue search for suspect in Franklin County homicide

Updated 3:26 p.m.: The city of Roanoke reports that the shelter in place for the Grandin Road area near Patrick Henry High School has been lifted. In a Facebook post, the city urged  residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity, and to keep cars and homes locked. Read more


Opening date set for Starr Hill location in Richmond

Starr Hill Brewery's beer hall and rooftop bar in Scott’s Addition will open Saturday, Dec. 7. Read more



Today in history: Nov. 15

Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more


Pelosi calls Trump's actions 'bribery' as Democrats sharpen case for impeachment

Article II of the Constitution holds that the president and other civil federal officials "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Read more


The impeachment timeline: What we know so far

A look at key dates involving the nearly $400 million in military assistance that had been approved for release in the early months of 2019: Read more


A rogue cat who 'will not be contained' keeps trying to free his Texas shelter comrades

As it turns out, people love meddlesome cats who refuse to apologize for their devious ways. Read more