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38 min ago | WCAV

VDOT Closing Portion of Clark Rd. In Crozet

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 674 in western Albemarle County from August 25th through the 28th, including overnight, for slope repairs on the roadway shoulders.

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Related Topix: Crozet, VA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

NBC29

Day of Gleaning Moves Produce from Farm to Those in Need

Volunteers across the state are helping to gather produce to send to those who need it most.

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Related Topix: Covesville, VA, Life, Fruits, Food, Charlottesville, VA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NBC29

Albemarle SROs Head Back to School

One day after a threat came into Clark Elementary School , police in Charlottesville and Albemarle County were also ready to head back to school Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Kids, Family

NBC29

LearningRx Offers Tips to Help Students Transition Back to School

Students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County boarding buses for their first day of school Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Kids, Family

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NBC29

Public Hearing Set for Berkmar Dr. Extension Route

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a location public hearing to gather public comment on potential alignments for the extension of Route 1403 between Hilton Heights Road and Towncenter Drive in Albemarle County.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Culpeper, VA

WCAV

Albemarle Co. Police Increasing Patrols for Back to School Safety

More than 8,000 kids in the Albemarle County school district will be heading to their first day of school Wednesday, August 20, and police officers want to remind drivers to take it slow.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Mon Aug 18, 2014

NBC29

Scottsville Residents Talk Noise Ordinance with Town Councilors

There's a big push for peace and quiet in Albemarle County. People who live in Scottsville sounded off Monday night at the Town Council meeting, asking councilors to buckle down on late-night noise.

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Related Topix: Scottsville, VA

NBC29

Funeral Service Held for Officer Wayne Bettinger

Family, friends and fellow first responders said a final farewell to Officer Wayne Bettinger Monday.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Fluvanna County, VA, University of Virginia

WFAA-TV Dallas

Author charged with DUI in fatal crash in Virginia

An acclaimed journalist and author faces charges of driving under the influence stemming from a crash that killed a 75-year-old Virginia man.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Charlottesville, VA, Afton, VA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Area Families Get Together For Back to School Bash

Hundreds of local families came together Saturday for the annual "Back to School Bash" at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

NBC29

Firefighters Head Out on the Streets to Fight Muscular Dystrophy

Firefighters in Albemarle County are headed out on the streets this week to fight muscular dystrophy.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Kids, Family

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WCAV

Hundreds Gather for the Annual Back to School Bash

Hundreds of Charlottesville and Albemarle County students now have school supplies thanks to volunteers at this year's Back to School Bash.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

NBC29

Historical Society Reveals Plans for Albemarle Jailhouse

Plans for the historic Albemarle Jailhouse Number 5 are coming into focus. The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society has approval from Albemarle County staff to begin working on ideas for the century-old building in downtown Charlottesville.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

NBC29

Shannon Foundation Presents Grants to Cville, Albemarle Teachers

Some central Virginia teachers are getting a nice cash boost to help them with lesson plans as the new school year kicks off.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

NBC29

Driver Charged with DUI after Fatal Accident in Albemarle

Albemarle County police are investigating a fatal accident along Route 250 near Afton Mountain Thursday night around 6:30 p.m. According to the Albemarle County Police Department, two vehicles and a tractor-trailer were involved in the crash.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Afton, VA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Less is more in Albemarle's rural countryside

Albemarle County's rural farms, fields and forests are getting special attention from the Board of Supervisors as it continues a detailed review of proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan .

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

WCAV

Tractor Trailer Crash Closes Route 250 in Albemarle County

Motorists driving on Route 250 in western Albemarle County can expect delays, after a tractor-trailer crash shut down the road.

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Related Topix: Afton, VA

WCAV

Supervisor Talks About Rt. 29 Project Frustration

A member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors is talking about his frustration over the board's plans for Route 29. At Wednesday night's board meeting, Supervisor Ken Boyd proposed a resolution to show the board's support for the $230 million road project, but also make sure the board remains involved in the decision making process.

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WCAV

Former Redflex CEO Facing Charges

Karen Finley of Redflex Traffic Systems, which also runs the red-light cameras in Albemarle County, allegedly gave a retired Chicago official around $570,000 in cash and benefits in exchange for helping the company land city contracts.

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WCAV

Kohl's Donates more than $45k for Children's Health Education

Kohl's Department Store is donating $45,828 to support health education in Central Virginia through the Kohl's Growing Up Healthy Program.

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Related Topix: University of Virginia, Life, Food, Nutrition

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