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2 hrs ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Former Albemarle County Clerka s Office Employee Pleads Guilty of Embezzlement

Dayna Awkard plead guilty to one count of embezzlement on Friday. She's the former employee of the Albemarle County Clerk's Office who siphoned off almost $14,000 over the course of five years.

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Related Topix: Henrico County, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

19 hrs ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Onetime Albemarle County Teacher Has New Legal Problems

A onetime Albemarle County educator is facing new felony charges involving the online solicitation of a minor.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, VA, Augusta County, VA, Highland County, VA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WCAV

Fine Art Summer Academy Open to Students in Central Va.

"The goal is to bring kids together about things they are passionate about. Kids who are involved in band, creative writing, art drama are passionate kids, like to work hard and those are the kids we're are looking for," said Academy Administrator Doug Granger.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Charlottesville, VA

NBC29

Keswick Vineyards Honored at San Francisco International Wine Competition

Keswick Vineyards, a family-owned award-winning vineyard located in Albemarle County, captured gold medals for their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and 2012 Norton Reserve in California, the heart of America's wine country, at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Supervisors agree to tweak cash proffer policy rather than rewrite it

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has decided to modify the county's cash proffer policy rather than pursue a radical rewrite.

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Related Topix: Hanover County, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Amherst Man Sentenced to Additional 27 Years for Burglary

Amherst Co., VA - An Amherst man convicted of breaking into dozens of homes across Central Virginia has been sentenced to 27 and a half more years behind bars.

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Fluvanna Review

Two vie for top cop spot: Belew speaks

Life-long Fluvanna resident Mark Belew is hoping to bring his 15 years of law enforcement experience back home to Fluvanna County.

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Related Topix: Fluvanna County, VA, University of Virginia

Tue Jul 08, 2014

NBC29

Pipe Replacement to Cause Lane Closures on 29 in Albemarle

This week and next, a contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation will replace a pipe that runs under Route 29 approximately one mile south of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.

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NBC29

Rt. 29 Advisory Panel to Hold First Meeting Thursday

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its first meeting Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

WCAV

Rt. 29 Advisory Panel to Hold Meeting Thursday

The 12-member panel will advise the Virginia Department of Transportation during design and construction of the improvement projects along the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Culpeper, VA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

NBC29

Supervisors to Review Earlysville Road Traffic Study Proposal

Albemarle County is trying to collect traffic data to back up a proposal from more than a dozen neighborhoods to ban big-rigs on Earlysville Road.

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Related Topix: Earlysville, VA

NBC29

Convicted Burglar Burchardt and His Victims Speak Out

An Amherst man who has already been sentenced to nearly nine decades in prison for dozens of burglaries in central Virginia is about to learn the final part of his punishment in Albemarle County.

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Related Topix: Scottsville, VA

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Would you 'solarize' your home?

Solarize Charlottesville launched a 90-day community-outreach program last week to incentivize solar energy in the area.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, University of Virginia

NBC29

SARA Accepting Nominations for Annual Award

If you know someone who works to help eliminate sexual violence in central Virginia, you can nominate them for a special honor.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Albemarle holds public meeting on firearms center

The July 17 meeting will be the second of three community meetings. It will be held at the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company in Keswick.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Crozet weighs in on Barnes Lumber

Tom Loach's assessment came after two meetings totaling more than six hours of discussion in which a dozen residents critiqued plans and pitched new ideas for a mixed-use development intended to transform downtown Crozet .

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Related Topix: Crozet, VA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

New Albemarle parks face financial barriers before opening

Albemarle County could be the new owner of more than 800 acres of rural parkland by the end of 2014, but it likely will be many years bere the land can be enjoyed by area residents.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

NBC29

Hurricane Arthur Forces Families to "Staycation" in Albemarle County

That's become the Fourth of July weekend vacation spot for at least one family who had to cancel travel plans when Hurricane Arthur hit the coast.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Charlottesville, VA

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Developing Story: Waynesboro Woman Dies After Motorcycle Accident

Albemarle County police are investigating the accident. They said a motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

WCAV

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Closes Parts of Rt. 810

Albemarle County Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident on Browns Gap Turnpike Friday afternoon.

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