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  • Trump opens 10-room B&B on Charlottesville mansion

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville bed-and-breakfast owned by the Trump Organization has opened its doors to the public. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1cfMKBk ) the 26,000-square-foot Trump Albemarle Estate recently opened 10 rooms to…

  • Capital murder charge could spur Jesse Matthew plea deal

    WASHINGTON — The new capital murder indictment against the man charged with kidnapping and killing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham could put extra pressure on Jesse Matthew to enter a plea deal. “That often happens,…

  • Panel reviewing Virginia ABC agent powers holds 1st meeting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An “expert review panel” began examining the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Department’s law enforcement activities on Monday, following a public uproar over an ABC agent’s arrest of a University of Virginia…

  • Nick Mathews named editor of The Daily Progress

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nick Mathews has been named editor of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. Mathews spent the past four years at the Houston Chronicle, most recently as sports editor. Mathews is scheduled to…

  • Oyster shell recycling program expands to Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University has expanded an oyster recycling program to Charlottesville. The program operated by VCU’s Rice Rivers Center will soon start collecting discarded shells from Charlottesville restaurants. The shells, which…

  • Victim advocates worry about discredited UVa rape account

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past…

  • U.Va. students grill law enforcement officials about arrest

    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – University of Virginia students grilled law enforcement officials about an arrest that left a student injured, and some were not satisfied with the answers. Representatives of…

  • Virginia gov. calls for investigation into student’s arrest

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 1,000 students gathered at the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to demand justice for a student who was injured during an arrest and appears in a photo with a…

  • Farm-to-school conference set in Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Efforts to increase the number of school systems using Virginian-grown products in school menus are the focus of a conference in Charlottesville. The Virginia Farm-to-School Conference will be held Wednesday and…

  • 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…