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The ambassador of the Netherlands is paying a special visit to Orange County to strengthen historical ties to the area. For years, people assumed the county was named after the Dutch prince of Orange. On Friday, March 23, that assumption was confirmed. In addition to confirming the history behind ...
RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.5 percent and was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. February's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent is the lowest ...

City leaders in Staunton and Waynesboro are in the process of working on next year's budget. The Staunton city manager is proposing a $114 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, with no proposed increases for taxes or fees. That budget includes a 3 percent pay raise for city employees and adding ...
Senator Tim Kaine will be marching right alongside thousands of others in Richmond advocating for gun control on Saturday, March 24. "I've been a little bit despondent about whether or not Congress would listen to the American public who are asking us to take meaningful steps," says Kaine.
Animal protection advocates from all over the state are gathering at the Double Tree in Albemarle County on Friday, March 23, to discuss best practices for protecting shelter animals and feral cats. Their meeting is part of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies' annual conference. Experts say Virginia ...
A number of streets will be closed on Saturday, March 24, in preparation for over 2,400 runners that will take part in the Charlottesville 10 miler. The race is entering its 43rd year, with proceeds going to local nonprofits. The 10 miler will kick off at 7:15 a.m. on Massie Road by U-Hall and John Paul Jones ...

New details are emerging on a woman who disappeared on Monday, March 19, after she was discharged from a wellness center in Albemarle County. Her family says it's very unlike her to do something like this, and they're extremely worried. Forty-nine-year-old Amanda Carlson went missing near the 500 ...
Charlottesville, Virginia—Following a critical reexamination of monuments and memorials in Charlottesville and nationwide, Virginia Humanities announces a series of public art installations in downtown Charlottesville and around University of Virginia (UVA) Grounds in conjunction with its 24th annual ...
The Albemarle County Police Department arrested 28 year-old Steven Tyler Miller of Ruckersville on two felony counts of Breaking and Entering, one felony count of Grand Larceny, one misdemeanor count of Petit Larceny, two misdemeanor counts of Destruction of Property, and one misdemeanor count of ...
A pair of Charlottesville entrepreneurs just won $10,000 from Dominion Energy to help their budding business. The duo's winning business aims to provide all homes with the means of quickly and efficiently growing their own produce. Babylon Micro-Farms, based out of the University of Virginia's startup ...
On February 23, 2018 at approximately 1:30pm, Staunton Police responded to the 100-block of S. Sheetz St for a report of a gunshot. Melanie Wade, 37, of Staunton was transported to Augusta Health for medical treatment. Further investigation determined that Orion Jeffrey Painter fled the scene before the ...
Spiritual leaders in Charlottesville are announcing support for stricter gun laws, following last week's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Their message to lawmakers is to do more to protect life, especially the lives of children. Members of the clergy say they're praying for everyone affected by the mass ...
Experts from various fields met on UVA grounds to discuss disability on the spectrum of human diversity. The disabilities studies symposium started years ago because a group of people were interested in raising awareness about disability on grounds. Organizers believe lectures and discussion like this ...
The family of George Huguely is saying enough is enough, and that it's time to move on. However, the family of Yeardley Love is asking a judge to make him pay up for cutting the University of Virginia student's life short. Huguely, a former UVA lacrosse player, is serving a 23-year sentence after being ...
A popular online custom T-shirt manufacturer is expanding to add a new store in Charlottesville. Custom Ink is opening one of its first storefronts right here on Barracks Road. The goal of this new store is to provide another option for customers to quickly get their shirts while also providing in-person design ...
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that legislation to allow recess to be counted as instruction time by local school boards and the state. School boards must currently set a certain amount of classroom time each year, and time at recess doesn't count. The legislation is on track to passing both the House ...
WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- High school students across the country, on the edge of their seat, as they wait for those college applications to drop into their mailbox. For colleges in cities like Charlottesville, VA the acceptance rate is competitive. That's in part because it's named one of 2018's Best College ...

STU-COMM Triple A WNRN/CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA has increased it reach in the RICHMOND Metro area by increasing the power on its 88.5 FM transmitter – coverage has been improved from barely 15% to close to 90%. In addition to the unique music mix, RICHMOND listeners will now be able to hear ...
On January 28, 2018 at 2:33 AM Fire and Rescue units were called to 1718 Lindsay Road for a structure fire. The first arriving unit was on scene eight minutes later and reported a single family home with flames showing through the roof. The fire was extinguished quickly however there was extensive ...
Every week throughout the high school football season, NBC 29 and the Falcon Club present a Player of the Week Award. The players had one more chance for recognition on the gridiron with the 63rd annual Falcon Club End of the Season Awards Banquet on Sunday night at Elks Lodge #389. NBC 29 ...
A group opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will head to court on Monday, January 29, to discuss a contested compressor station proposed in Buckingham County. A circuit court judge will decide if the case is dismissed or whether it moves forward. “They're being typical, and it's often done in ...
A semester-long peace education and mentoring program for area high school students wrapped up on Sunday, January 29, at the Jefferson School. Over 20 students were provided scholarships to participate in the NewGen Peacebuilders Program. Five projects were presented that centered on ...
Republican leadership in Richmond has announced a special joint subcommittee to address a number of issues related to elections in the commonwealth. Members of the Virginia House and Senate are expected to tackle issues like absentee ballots, voter assignments in split precincts, and recount ...
New numbers are in, and retail sales in the region continue to show net positive growth. According to the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Albemarle County continues to be the leader with growth over 8 percent. Charlottesville retail sales turned in a positive growth of almost 1.5 percent, ...
Members of one Charlottesville group say they're disappointed because legalization of marijuana in Virginia doesn't seem likely this year. House Bill 1063 would have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, but was rejected by a House subcommittee on Wednesday, January 24. Members of the ...
Award-winning jazz musician, composer, and artist Wadada Leo Smith is performing in Charlottesville this weekend, along with his multimedia Golden Quintet. An opening reception was held at the Jefferson School's African American Heritage Center that featured an art exhibit complete with Smith's unique ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The attorney for the family of a Kansas man fatally shot at the door of his home after a hoax emergency call wants the police officer who killed him criminally charged for his death. Police have said 28-year-old Andrew Finch was shot after a prankster called 911 last week with a fake ...
Thousands of Augusta Health patients covered by Anthem insurance plans are facing possible big out-of-pocket expenses to continue their care at the hospital. These potential changes are because of an ongoing contract dispute over how much the insurance company pays the hospital for services.
Charlottesville's new interim police chief is ready to get to work and build a better relationship between the police department and people living in the city. Theirry Dupuis (pronounced “Terry Do-Pwee”) had his first day of work at the department Tuesday, January 2. Dupuis has served in law enforcement for ...
The two newly-elected Charlottesville City Council members are now also the city's new mayor and vice mayor. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, Council chose Nikuyah Walker to serve as mayor, and Heather Hill for vice mayor. It was a lengthy back-and-forth inside Council Chambers over who would take the top ...
Emergency crews responded to a car accident along Route 29 in Albemarle County around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 2. The accident occurred on the northbound lanes near mile marker 135 and by the exit for Interstate 64. According to the Albemarle County Police Department, an SUV hit a ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - To kick off a healthy 2018, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is offering Free Fitness Week January 2nd - 7th. During Free Fitness Week, all daily admission fees are waived at Carver Recreation Center and Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center. Patrons can explore each facility and ...
Some good news for drivers and people who work in downtown Charlottesville, you don't have to pay the meter anymore. Tuesday night, Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted to suspend the parking meter program from downtown. The city installed the temporary meters back in September with the ...
Albemarle County is considering banning big trucks that cut through country roads to avoid Route 29 and Interstate 64. The county is looking to do a traffic engineering study of Owensville and Miller School roads to restrict through-truck traffic on those winding roads. Supervisor Ann Mallek says ...
The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Office of Emergency Management is offering FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training beginning January 25th. The Level 1 orientation for the CERT program will be held on four evenings: Thursday, January 25th in the Albemarle County ...
The Charlottesville Treasurer's Office says it has seen an influx of people trying to pay their taxes early. But, the city is not offering extended hours before the New Year. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. When you call the Finance Department, a message warns people to check with ...
On Friday, December 29, Augusta Health announced that the contract it has with Anthem Insurance will expire at the end of 2017. In a statement, the hospital says that after months of trying to work on the contract, the two parties remain significantly apart on their positions. Augusta Health says it's committed ...
Two new Charlottesville City Councilors are ready to tackle the city's challenges of 2018 and beyond. On Friday, December 29, Nikuyah Walker and Heather Hill were sworn in at the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse. Walker ran as an Independent, and Hill ran as a Democrat. They received plenty of ...
A bobcat in central Virginia had the ride of her life in November, and she's still recovering at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro. On Thanksgiving Day, a woman was driving in Gloucester County, Virginia, when she hit the bobcat with her car. She drove all the way to Richmond before realizing the ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - City of Charlottesville curbside trash or recycling service customers may place Christmas trees at the curb for collection the week of January 8. Trees must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, January 8, for collection that week. Trees must be free of all decorations, stands and ...
Today, we complete our in-depth series on where the parole system stands in Virginia. In our 3-part series, we looked at how 22 years of the Truth in Sentencing Act has affected the criminal justice system. Truth in sentencing is a 1995 law that requires criminals serve at least 85 percent of their sentence ...
Virginia's Joe Reed returned the game's opening kickoff 98-yards for a touchdown but Navy answered scoring 49 unanswered points. Navy beat Virginia 49-7 in the Military Bowl in Annapolis on Thursday in Virginia's first bowl game in six years. UVa coach Bronco Mendenhall says, "I believe players play ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota prosecutor says he doesn't yet have enough evidence to charge a Minneapolis police officer who killed an unarmed 911 caller this summer, blaming investigators who "haven't done their job." Officer Mohamed Noor shot Justine Ruszczyk (ROOS'-chehk) Damond in July ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House. Gianforte spokesman Travis Hall said the Republican has been working ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An artificial pancreas that uses technology to reduce blood-sugar variation in people with diabetes is one of the inventions awarded grant money from the Virginia Research Investment Fund. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that the fund has awarded a total of $1.4 ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will leave office without pardoning a German diplomat's son serving a life sentence in the 1985 slayings of his ex-girlfriend's parents. Jens Soering submitted a request for the governor's clemency. Activists also have sought a pardon for Soering.
WASHINGTON (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Peace Corps says Virginia and Charlottesville have climbed on its lists of top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas. According to a release, Virginia is fourth for the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers and sixth for the highest number of volunteers ...
Police are investigating reports of several smash-and-grab car burglaries near a retirement home in the town of Orange. Investigators believe the burglar was driving a Ford Ranger on Sunday, December 10, when the crimes reportedly happened. If you witnessed anything suspicious near the Orange ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is due in court on charges including second-degree murder. A preliminary hearing is planned Thursday afternoon to establish whether prosecutors have ...
They call it a scam, and are asking their congressman to remove his support from the tax bill. A crowd of activists grabbed their bullhorns and protest signs on Saturday, December 9, and set up shop in front of the Augusta County Courthouse. They're relaying their message to drivers passing by and calling ...


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