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Rutherford Challenges Pellet Conviction

Rutherford Challenges Pellet Conviction
by Garet G. Sarkisian A conservative-linked civil rights group has filed suit seeking to reverse the suspension of a Spotsylvania, Virginia high school freshman who “shot” classmates with plastic pellets blown from a toy. Charlottesville’s own Rutherford Institute says it filed the suit ...

Changing Precipitation in Virginia?

Changing Precipitation in Virginia?
RUMORS ABOUND: Much ado has been made about the prospect of changing levels of precipitation in Virginia. On one hand, recent moisture shortages (the most recent having been last summer) have elicited speculation that our precipitation might be decreasing, spurring Virginia Drought Task Force activity...

Explore Our Virginia

Explore Our Virginia
LET’S EXPLORE the region around Charlottesville, Virginia — Charlottesville and Albemarle County have a combined population of around 120,000, with higher education, tourism, light manufacturing, agriculture, and retail sales constituting the economic base. Over the years, citizens have done much...

‘The Hour,’ Famous Cocktail Guide, Is Reissued

‘The Hour,’ Famous Cocktail Guide, Is Reissued
IN days of yore, American men were expected to have opinions about drink. A signature cocktail, and how to mix it, mattered. It was part of the male identity, like the ability to grill meat or change a carburetor. It was in this spirit that the literary critic Bernard DeVoto wrote a curious book,...

WINA: Why No Live Feed?

WINA: Why No Live Feed?
by Garet G. Sarkisian YOU KNOW, I really like WINA radio, AM 1070 in Charlottesville. They have a variety of views represented — not just one solid phalanx of party hacks like WCHV or that “progressive” station on 1450. They have the most complete local news. And when bad weather strikes,...

The Downtown Mall and Cultural Events

The Downtown Mall and Cultural Events
IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia theatre-goers attend on-Grounds productions at UVA by the Virginia Players and the Heritage Theatre Festival or performances by the Four County Players and the Light Opera Society. Music-lovers look forward to UVA’s Tuesday Evening...

Tell Me About Charlottesville, Virginia

Tell Me About Charlottesville, Virginia
Named in honor of Princess Charlotte, the wife of King George III (yes, that King George), Charlottesville was settled in the eighteenth century on a hill overlooking the majestic Rivanna River. Today, Charlottesville is a thriving city that has kept up with the times while not...