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Posted on: November 24, 2021

MISSING PERSON UPDATE - Charlottesville Woman Found Deceased in Harrisonburg

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November 24, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville missing person Tonita Lorice Smith was found deceased in the City of Harrisonburg, VA on November 23, 2021. The Harrisonburg Police Department is conducting a death investigation....

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

CPD seeking assistance locating missing Charlottesville woman

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 22, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance locating Tonita Lorice Smith, a missing 39-year-old Charlottesville woman.Smith was reported missing...

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Posted on: November 20, 2021

CPD Continues to Seek Leads Regarding Dashad "Sage" Smith Homicide

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November 20, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and homicide of 19-year-old Dashad “Sage” Smith, who vanished nine years ago today on November 20, 2012.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Planned Water Outage to Affect Barracks/Rugby Neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 20

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2021

Planned Water Outage to Affect Barracks/Rugby Neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Saturday, November 20, 2021, there will be a planned water outage between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m....

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund Names Seven Art Heroes as Recipients of the Seventh Annual Arts Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2021

Honoring Artists with and without Disabilities Who Leveraged Their Creativity during the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund, a Charlottesville-based initiative designed to enhance a...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Police Civilian Review Board Shares Draft of Oversight Ordinance

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 18, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board is seeking public feedback on its draft oversight ordinance; City Council will discuss the proposal on December 6.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today the Charlottesville Police...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Antron Rashawn Mills and Jayden Lamar Riley sentenced in unrelated criminal prosecutions

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 17, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Tuesday, November 16, Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Humes J Franklin sentenced Antron Rashawn Mills to twenty years in prison for indictments charging felony hit and run and inv...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Fifeville Neighborhood Association Issues RFP for Community Work Sessions Facilitator

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 12, 2021

The Fifeville Neighborhood Association is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a facilitator to help co-design and lead up to three Anti-Displacement, Land Acquisition and Development Working Sessions.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Charlottesville City Council appoints Marc Woolley as Interim City Manager

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 5, 2021

Woolley has served most recently as Business Administrator in the City of Harrisburg, PA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Council announces the appointment of Marc Woolley as Interim City Manager.

Mr. Woolley, ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

City Councilors Respond to Lincoln Project

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 4, 2021

A Letter From Members of Charlottesville City Council to the Lincoln Project

November 4, 2021Steve SchmidtThe Lincoln Project600 Pennsylvania Ave SE #15180Washington, DC 20003

Dear Mr. Schmidt:  

On Friday, Octob...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Boards & Commissions - Applications OPEN for 14 City Boards

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Want to get involved in your city? Apply to be on a board or commission!

The City provides a wide variety of Boards and Commissions that encourage members to participate in discussions that affect and shape the future of our City. We believe it is not only...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

A Mobile Payment Option Comes to City Garages

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOCTOBER 21, 2021

Contactless payments for parking are now an option at the Market Street and Water Street Garages

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that parkers may now use the ParkMobile ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

City of Charlottesville Wins Three Sustainability Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 18, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Three recent recognitions of the City of Charlottesville’s work to be “A Green City” include being named a winner in the 2020-2021 Better Business Challenge,...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Latroy "Tito" Durrette named Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 8, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces that Latroy "Tito" Durrette will manage the day to day operations of the Charlottesville Police Department as Assistant Chief while the ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Cville Plans Together: Upcoming Public Hearing on October 12

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing related to the Comprehensive Plan update

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Planning Commission and City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. related to the ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Bryan Garrick Hatcher pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 1, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Bryan Garrick Hatcher pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm.

The plea stems from an incident that took place on Novemb...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

The Search is On for Tree, Talent, and More for the Return of Cville's Grand Illumination!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union will present the return of Charlottesville's Grand Illumination to the Downtown Mall on Friday, December 3 from 5–8 p.m...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center is anticipated to reopen January 3

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 27, 2021

Second round of upgrades completed on Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center’s ventilation and air distribution systems

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville’s Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center is anticipated...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

City Seeks Offers to Acquire Ownership of Confederate Statues

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 22, 2021

The City of Charlottesville is seeking offers to acquire ownership of the statues/sculptures of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Charlottesville appoints Hansel Aguilar as Executive Director of Police Civilian Review Board

Hansel Aguilar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 13, 2021

Aguilar brings to the City considerable experience in the field of criminal justice and his appointment was endorsed by Charlottesville City Council on September 7, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Mana...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

CFD Publishes Annual Report

Charlottesville Fire Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 8, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department has published its FY21 Annual Report using ArcGIS Story Maps

The Charlottesville Fire Department has released its FY21 Annual Report using a web-based applicati...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Major James Mooney to continue as Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3, 2021

A national search will begin immediately for Charlottesville’s next Police Chief

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces that Assistant Police Chief James Mooney will manage t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

New Drop Off times and Drop Box for Neighborhood Development Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3, 2021

Starting the week of September 7, NDS Drop-off and Pick-up hours will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Neighborhood Development Services has new drop off hours. Be...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney’s employment contract has been terminated

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 1, 2021

Major James Mooney to continue as Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces Police Chief RaShall Brackney’s employment contract has be...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Cville Plans Together: Project Updates and Next Steps

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 25, 2021

The Comprehensive Plan project timeline updated; Public hearings scheduled for October and November 2021 before the Planning Commission and City Council. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Cville Plans Together announces up...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

City's Response to Virginia Police Benevolent Association Survey

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 20, 2021

City's Response to Virginia Police Benevolent Association Survey

Yesterday, the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, Central Virginia Chapter (“PBA”) announced to the press that it has performed a survey of its member...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

City Hires New Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 10, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania is pleased to announce the hiring of Cassondra Baber as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Charlottesville...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Call for Volunteers: Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign

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Calling for Community Volunteers

Help Charlottesville collect data on urban heat as part of the nationwide 2021 NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign! 

How urban environments and neighborhoods are built affects the amount of heat absorbed ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Felony Charges Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 5, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Rahiem Bolden appeared before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence,...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Charlottesville appoints James Freas as Director of Neighborhood Development Services

James Freas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 4, 2021

Freas has served most recently as Director of the Department of Community & Economic Development in the Town of Natick, Massachusetts.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces the appoi...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

"Mobi on the Mall" Offers Convenient Vaccination Access on the Downtown Mall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 4, 2021

"Mobi on the Mall" Offers Convenient Access to Vaccinations on the Downtown Mall Every Monday Starting August 9.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in our area and the City of Charlottesville is working wit...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

BRHD COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 3, 2021

BRHD COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 PM

The Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) and the City of Charlottesville Office of Communications will host a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 p.m. f...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Felony Charges Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. LENNY R. DORTCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Lenny R. Dortch appeared before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, Judge ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In response to the continued impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses in the Charlottesville community, t...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open to the Public with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, July 8

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that a new park has been created in the 10th a...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City’s Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney named in Class of 2021 "Influential Women of Law"

Charlottesville

City's DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH's attorney named in CLASS OF 2021 "influential women of law" 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that Areshini Pather, Deputy Commonwealth...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Murder Charge Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. Bryan Hatcher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Bryan Hatcher appeared in person before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, J...

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