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Charlottesville Holiday Market begins November 26

The Charlottesville Holiday Market returns to downtown on Saturday, November 26th.

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Now more than ever: Stand for peace in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia, has the potential to be a leader for peace at home and abroad.

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When Charlottesville was nuked

Thirty-seven years ago, Congress commissioned and published a work of fiction, an account of what life in Charlottesville might be like during a nuclear war.


Charlottesville Public Works Director Judith Mueller announces retirement

Charlottesville Director of Public Works Judith Mueller has announced her retirement.


Charlottesville City Council supports co-located General District Court

Charlottesville City Council has reiterated its support for a co-located General District Court for Charlottesville and Albemarle County.


Charlottesville ranks third in Virginia in Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index

The City of Charlottesville was recently ranked third out of 11 Virginia cities ranked in the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index.


State Police issues travel alert for Charlottesville: UVA football, Carrie Underwood

This Saturday, UVA will be host to two major events – a late afternoon home UVA football game and the Carrie Underwood concert at JPJ Arena.

Tech Tour to focus on next generation technology leaders

The 2016 Tech Tour will introduce area students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region.


Charlottesville Water Conservation Program receives regional, national recognition

The Charlottesville Water Conservation Program developed a public awareness campaign to save water and promote free indoor water saving kits.


Public invited to give input as part of Charlottesville city efficiency study

As a part of Charlottesville’s organizational efficiency study, the community is invited to attend one of two small group discussion forums.


Bama Works donates $100,000 Challenge Grant to McIntire Skate Park

Bama Works has issued a $100,000 matching challenge grant to the City of Charlottesville to help fund the construction of the new McIntire Skate Park.


Charlottesville hosts 2016 City Services Fair

The 2016 City Services Fair will be held on Friday from 10am-1pm at City Hall Plaza (on the Downtown Mall in front of City Hall).

Charlottesville’s 5th Street Station sets new retail development standards

Strategically positioned on 5th Street, directly off Interstate 64, 5th Street Station, is the newest shopping center in southern Charlottesville.


Our Town Charlottesville meetings continue Thursday

“Our Town Charlottesville,” a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will continue on Thursday.


Charlottesville City Council passes open data resolution

Charlottesville City Council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of open data at its meeting on Monday.

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UVA Batten School hosts Charlottesville mayor, vice mayor

The graduate student-run journal Virginia Policy Review welcomes Mayor Mike Signer and Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy of Charlottesville City Council.


Energy awareness art displayed around Charlottesville

Last November, dozens of Charlottesville artists submitted ideas for the Energize! Charlottesville Pitch Night: The Power of Energy in Our Lives.


Downtown Job Center to host Ting hiring event

On Thursday, the City of Charlottesville’s Downtown Job Center will host a recruitment fair to help Ting find qualified employees.

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Something new is brewing in Charlottesville

Random Row Brewing Co. is set to open later this month on Preston Avenue, adding another destination to the craft beer scene.


NAACP meeting features JustChildren report on black suspension rate

The Albemarle-Charlottesville branch of the NAACP will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, September 12.


Charlottesville housing affordability program application deadline Sept. 1

Charlottesville City Council is again offering grants to homeowners who may not otherwise qualify for the City’s elderly and disabled tax relief programs.


Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center annual maintenance closure

The Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville will be closed from Aug. 17-31 for maintenance and renovations.

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David Swanson: One city is following through on protests of Confederate monuments

Charlottesville is a diverse, enlightened, and progressive college town in Virginia with its public spaces dominated by war memorials, in particular memorials to Confederate soldiers.

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Route 29 Solutions advisory panel meets on Thursday

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its regular meeting at 2 p.m.Thursday at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville.


Final Sunday Sundowns of 2016 on Sunday

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, along with support of BAMA Works and the LeRoi Moore Fund, will host the final Sunday Sundowns of the 2016 season on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Washington Park Pool.


Locust Avenue traffic calming

As part of Charlottesville’s Traffic Calming Program, the City is testing the effects of new roadway markings on Locust Avenue between the U.S. 250 Bypass and High Street.


Charlottesville participates in National Citizen Survey

The City of Charlottesville is one of many jurisdictions in the United States to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ in 2016.

Overnight lane closures resume at Route 29-Rio Road project

Beginning tonight there will be overnight lane closures on Route 29 and Route 631 in the vicinity of the new grade-separated intersection.

Power of One: TEDx Charlottesville returns Nov. 11

The TEDx event “The Power of One” returns to the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville on Friday, Nov. 11.

Lanes to close overnight on Interstate 64 near Charlottesville

Overnight alternating lane closures will be in place at the Interstate 64 bridge over Route 20 in Albemarle County for deck maintenance work.

Work on Route 29-Rio Road project continues over July 4th weekend

Construction on the Route 29-Rio Road grade-separated intersection will continue over the Independence Day holiday weekend.


Community Emergency Response Team fall training announced

The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Office of Emergency Management is offering free Community Emergency Response Team training.


Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Summer Camp registration dates

Registration is still underway for the Summer Pre-Teen Camp at either Carver Recreation Center or Walker Upper Elementary and Teen Camp at Key Recreation Center.


Active shooter exercise will close Charlottesville City Hall Wednesday morning

Charlottesville City Hall will be closed to the public on the morning of Wednesday, June 29, to allow staff to participate in an active shooter exercise.


Tree trimming begins Monday on Route 250 bypass

VDOT will trim vegetation to improve visibility on the Route 250 Bypass in both directions at the Barracks Road entrance and exit ramps in Albemarle County.


GO program graduates over 30 Charlottesville residents in a year and a half

GO Driver is a seven week training program that prepares City residents for a career as a Relief Bus Driver with Charlottesville Area Transit.


Sunday Sundowns at Washington Park Pool in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, with the support of BAMA Works and the LeRoi Moore Fund, will host the first of three Sunday Sundowns of 2016 on Sunday.


Charlottesville parks and rec, city schools team up for fun-filled summer

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation and the City Schools CLASS Program will run a six-week Summer Program for city children.


Sister cities chef exchange to culminate in Italian-style street festival in Charlottesville

Downtown Belmont will be the scene of a street festival celebrating Charlottesville’s Italian Sister City of Poggio a Caiano.

New traffic patterns at Route 29, Rio Road

Construction on the Rio Road grade-separated intersection at Route 29 will shift into high gear at 8 p.m. Sunday.


Our Town Charlottesville meetings begin Thursday

“Our Town Charlottesville,” a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will begin for 2016/2017 on Thursday.

Football: Jack Powers transfers to UVA from Arizona State

Former Arizona State offensive lineman Jack Powers (Salinas, Calif.) has transferred to UVA for his final two years of eligibility.