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The Daily Progress - New


Rezoning for Rio 999 deferred over supervisor concerns

Developer Nicole Scro has proposed between 16 and 46 residential units at 999 Rio Road, with a mixture of apartments, small houses and a commercial space.

Florida man accused of threatening prospective City Council candidate

The indictment alleges Daniel McMahon used the internet and his social media accounts to threaten physical harm, intimidate and interfere with the campaign of "D.G." Read more

With state council's blessing, School of Data Science becomes UVa's 12th school

The school, founded via a $120 million donation from hedge fund manager and philanthropist Jaffray Woodriff, aims to train students and researchers how to gather, analyze and communicate vast amounts of data in more efficient and responsible ways.  Read more

Proposed Hogwaller Farm replacement reveals issues with city zoning ordinance

The Highway Corridor designation requires a special-use permit for a density of 43 units per acre, but the zoning code doesn’t say what is allowed by-right. Read more

Deleted CAT tweet appears to endorse council candidate

Charlottesville Area Transit posted and deleted a tweet Wednesday morning that appeared to endorse Democratic City Council candidate Michael Payne.  Read more

Cinco, a cow with a fifth leg, steals the show at the Danville Pittsylvania County Fair

It's Cinco's fifth year at the Danville Pittsylvania fair, where she has served as one of the main attractions at the petting zoo. Read more

City reviews site plan for Carlton Views expansion

Construction on phase three is expected to start in the spring and be completed by 2022. Read more

VPM, Charlottesville Tomorrow to host School Board forum

The Oct. 16 forum will be split into two sections, each lasting an hour. Charlottesville candidates will speak first, followed by the Albemarle County candidates. Read more

Roanoke man was last real son of a Confederate veteran

Calvin Crane, a Roanoke man who died Sunday at 102, was believed to have been the last living son of a Confederate veteran in the United States — and by that, we mean a real son of a Confederate veteran. Read more


The Washington Monument is ready to shine again

The monument, which has been closed for repairs, reopens Thursday because of David Rubenstein's largesse. Read more

Photos: The Washington Monument through the years

The 555-foot marble and granite landmark reopens to the public Thursday after years of repairs stemming from a 2011 earthquake. First lady … Read more

A ‘College GameDay’ sign asked for beer money. It sparked a children’s hospital fundraiser.

Busch Beer and Venmo have offered to match the contributions, which have reached about $35,000. Read more

Commentary: Smart TVs like Samsung, LG and Roku are tracking everything we watch

In our latest privacy experiment, we tracked how four of the most popular TV brands record everything we watch. Read more