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  • Charlottesville stops observance of Lee-Jackson Day

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville no longer will observe a state holiday commemorating Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Media outlets report that City Council unanimously approved an ordinance on Monday that…

  • Former Virginia player Singletary arrested on DUI charge

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former University of Virginia basketball player Sean Singletary has been charged in Charlottesville with driving under the influence and refusing a breath test. Charlottesville Police Lt. Steve Upman said Monday Singletary…

  • Charlottesville restaurateurs oppose tax increase

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some Charlottesville restaurant owners are opposing a proposed 25 percent increase in the city’s meals tax. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/185w65j ) that a half-dozen restaurateurs attended a meeting organized by…

  • Suspect in slaying of Va. woman, daughter has court date

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man accused in the slaying of a Charlottesville woman and her daughter has a court date in June. Thirty-year-old Gene Everett Washington is charged with two counts of first-degree murder…

  • Charlottesville to consider ending observance of Lee-Jackson day

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville is considering an end to the local observance of Virginia’s Lee-Jackson day, which celebrates two Confederate generals. The City Council is expected to take up the proposal on Tuesday, according…

  • Jesse Matthew Jr. facing sex assault trial June 8

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville man charged with the murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will go on trial June 8 in a separate case in Fairfax County. Jesse Matthew Jr.’s Fairfax…

  • Southern Living chooses Virginia for this year’s Idea House

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Southern Living magazine is constructing its 2015 Idea House in central Virginia. The 4,500-square-foot house south of Charlottesville in Albemarle County will be featured in the magazine’s August issue. The modern…

  • 2 ex-Charlottesville officials plead guilty in phone case

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two former Charlottesville officials have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in a case involving cellphone bills. Media outlets report that former Registrar Sheri Iachetta and former Electoral Board member Stephanie Commander each…

  • Work begins on $1.3M roof revamp of UVa’s Old Cabell Hall

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Construction has begun on a new roof for Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia. Crews are replacing slate and rubberized portions of the roof of the building that dates…

  • Charlottesville police ID man killed in fall at garage

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville police have identified a man killed in a fall at a parking garage. Police tell media outlets that the death of 24-year-old Justin Michael Frazier has been ruled accidental. The…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • U. Va. Board chair decries ‘drive-by journalism’

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors ripped into Rolling Stone magazine Friday, saying the magazine unfairly tarnished the school’s image with a piece of “drive-by journalism,” hurt…

  • U.Va. to make public reviews of response to rape allegations

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says the school will make public reviews of how it responds to sexual assault allegations. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1r2m0Lf ) reports that Sullivan announced the…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    a
    home makeover.