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36 min ago | Charlottesville Tomorrow

Albemarle's bike lanes to receive attention

Bicyclists crossing the boundary between the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County sometimes notice a real difference in the maintenance of bike lanes. A lot of that is due to the fact that the city has had a street-sweeping program for years while the county does not.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WCAV

5th Annual Patsy Davis Art and Music Bash

The Rosewood Village walk team put on the 5th annual Patsy Davis Art and Music Bash in Albemarle County to get the ball rolling on the Walk to End Alzheimer's sign-up. There was plenty of music, dancing and chili for everyone, but organizers want to make sure people are aware of the disease.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

WCAV

Ash Lawn-Highland Hosts Star-Spangled Banner Day

All around the United States people are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner and in Albemarle County they are doing all that and more at the home of James Monroe. To celebrate, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland opened its doors to people of all ages to learn how the history behind the song.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Dan Fowley, Albemarle County

Your job title is Grounds Superintendent. What, in your own words, would you say you do? My title as Ground Superintendent encompasses many responsibilities for the County of Albemarle.

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Related Topix: Crozet, VA

WCAV

Fifth District Candidates Hit Campaign Trail

Representative Robert Hurt kicked off his campaign for the Fifth District congressional seat Saturday with an event in Albemarle County, while candidates Lawrence Gaughan and Paul Jones visited Charlottesville's Pride Festival. Hurt spoke to supporters about what he called "tremendous challenges" facing the country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Robert Hurt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Jones, Country

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Propane Leak Forces Brief Evacuation Of Private School

A propane leak along Albemarle County's 250 East corridor prompted a Friday afternoon evacuation of a private school and traffic back-ups in the Pantops area. The propane leak affecting the Mountaintop Montessori School happened around 4 p.m. Friday and it came from a ruptured underground tank.

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NBC29

Community Day Held to Celebrate the History of Scottsville

Saturday marks a special anniversary for Albemarle County, and specifically the town of Scottsville. A community day was held to celebrate, and remember the area's history.

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Related Topix: Scottsville, VA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WCAV

VDOT Work to Close Rt. 29, Rio Rd. Intersection

The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers about a potential headache two years from now, during construction for the 29 Solutions Project. The intersection of Route 29 and Rio Road will be closed for a few months while work is underway.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Foundera s Day Celebration Saturday In Scottsville

A celebration Saturday in Scottsville. It's the 270th anniversary of the founding of Albemarle County with Scottsville as its seat.

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Related Topix: Scottsville, VA

NBC29

Dry Bridge Road in Ivy Reopens

Route 708 in Albemarle County was reopened this morning following a yearlong project to replace the bridge that spans Buckingham Branch Railroad. Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Corman Construction, Inc. of Annapolis, Maryland began the $2.5 million project in late September 2013.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WCAV

Former NFL Ref Weighs in on Ray Rice Controversy

After spending two decades working as a National Football League referee, Albemarle County resident David Wyant has seen lots of changes and challenges for the league. He says the league's image is "tarnished" by the current Ray Rice controversy, but Wyant stands by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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WCAV

One Person Rushed to Hospital After Two-Car Crash on Plank Road

It happened at the intersection of Plank Road and Edge Valley Road in Albemarle County around 7:00 p.m.. A minivan driving east on plank somehow sideswiped a tractor trailer driving in the other direction.

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WCAV

Suspicious Substance Investigated Near Pantops

One lane of traffic was shut down on Richmond Road, near the Charlottesville - Albemarle County line, while crews took a closer look at the substance. The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate.

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NBC29

Baldi Sentenced in Federal Court

A former Charlottesville restaurant owner already facing jail time for embezzlement charges won't spend any additional time behind bars for crimes at the federal level. Fifty-year old James Baldi was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

Real Central VA

Engaging with Albemarle County

The Comprehensive Plan is Albemarle County's most important document regarding growth, development and change. It establishes government policy to help guide public and private activities as they relate to land use and resource utilization.

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Related Topix: Opinion

WCAV

Albemarle School Board to Use $3 Million Toward Classroom Modernization

Every year these capital improvement projects involve adding extra classrooms, renovations, and new technologies. The school board has now pushed for a smarter way to use this money for next year by creating an environment for kids to encourage learning by working together.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing, Education

Wed Sep 10, 2014

NBC29

Albemarle BOS Votes to Move Forward with Sewer Line Easement

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with an easement given to Dominion Power to replace a sewer line in the McIntire area. The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has spent more than $16,000 in engineering costs researching how to run the pipe across government land.

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WCAV

Need to Know - September 10, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE SCHOOLS IN NEED OF BUS DRIVERS: Charlottesville City Schools are in desperate need of bus drivers. They have had to double up routes for the 24 current drivers on staff and also had to rely heavily on their back up drivers.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

WCAV

Supervisors Want to Change Waste Values in Comprehensive Plan

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors decided to start the process of changing the comprehensive plan's waste plan Tuesday evening. The board wanted the values to reflect environmental values along with the different waste made today like plastics, electronics, and disposables.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

WCAV

Need to Know - Wednesday September 3, 2014

MCDONNELL CORRUPTION TRIAL: Wednesday was day two of jury deliberations in the federal corruption case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

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