Albemarle County, VAcbs19news

Severe thunderstorm leaves Scottsville residents without power

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- More than 1,500 residents lost power on Wednesday night during a severe thunderstorm storm. Officials have been hard at work restoring power in most of the area, but with temperatures so high on Thursday, even one night without running water and air conditioning can be dangerous.
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Charlottesville, VANBC 29 News

UVA construction crews uncover a fragment of the past

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - University of Virginia’s Pavilion VIII is getting a makeover, and construction workers have made a discovery from the past. They found pieces of a roof system designed in 1835 by UVA professor Charles Bonnycastle. The professor was tired of leaks, and so he came up with...
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Peach season underway at orchards across Virginia

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- It's peach season in Virginia, and dozens of varieties are now available at farm stands, farmers' markers and orchards across the Commonwealth. “There’s nothing like a ripe peach,” said Frederick County produce farmer John Marker. “They’re a very flavorful fruit, and people really enjoy...
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5 Spots to Pick Virginia Peaches This Summer

That's right, summer's juiciest fruit is ripe and ready for picking in an orchard near you. Virginia has a great climate for peaches, and you can find a pick-your-own farm in just about every other county in the state. This handy website lets you search for the best orchards near you, for all sorts of fruits throughout the year.
Albemarle County, VADaily Progress

WATCH NOW: Southern Albemarle hit with power outages from storm

A Wednesday night storm caused power outages throughout the Scottsville area. The storm hit around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday and resulted in wind, large hail and downed trees in southern Albemarle County. According to Appalachian Power, about 1,525 customers in southern Albemarle were without power Thursday morning due to tree contact...
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Charlottesville firm's planned wind farm missed deadline for approval, officials say

ROANOKE — The first renewable energy project of its kind in Virginia is hitting headwinds in Botetourt County. Rocky Forge Wind, which would consist of 14 wind turbines towering more than 600 feet above the ridgeline of North Mountain, missed a deadline for approval of a site plan and is not eligible for a statewide extension granted to some projects because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the county has determined.
Albemarle County, VAcbs19news

Indigo House holds canning classes

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Gardeners are getting the chance to preserve what they grow. A local woman is offering canning classes, so people can learn how to store their food. Culinary historian Leni Sorensen leads the class. Gardening is making a come-back in part driven by COVID. Gardeners...
Charlottesville, VADaily Progress

Charlottesville firm's planned wind farm missed deadline for approval, officials say

ROANOKE — The first renewable energy project of its kind in Virginia is hitting headwinds in Botetourt County. Rocky Forge Wind, which would consist of 14 wind turbines towering more than 600 feet above the ridgeline of North Mountain, missed a deadline for approval of a site plan and is not eligible for a statewide extension granted to some projects because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the county has determined.
Ivy, VAcbs19news

Multicultural garden event in Ivy

IVY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There was a multicultural garden event in Ivy on Saturday. The garden had various types of vegetables like onions, potatoes, and carrots. It took place at the home of John and Alyson Ball. Each plot of crops came from different cultures around the world. Community...
Charlottesville, VAwvtf.org

Garden Tour Offers Fresh Veggies and Community

In the 21st century, Americans are sharply divided over many things. Some people are afraid of catching COVID and want nothing to do with their neighbors. Others are distrustful of foreigners. But a couple near Charlottesville determined to break down barriers through their garden. The garden grown by John Ball...
Louisa County, VACentral Virginian

Gas pipeline shrouded in mystery

So far there are more questions than answers about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross Louisa County on its way to a power plant in Tidewater Virginia. Balico LLC, the company that wants to build the pipeline, is the same one that received a state permit in 2018 to build the plant in Charles City County. Irfan Ali, Balico’s owner, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week that he does not need state approval for the pipeline, except for environmental permits.
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Diesel: Charlottesville's cheapest, according to survey

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.25 if you’re buying diesel in Charlottesville, according to a recent price survey. The survey looked at prices across the greater Charlottesville area, and found that the cheapest gallon of diesel as of Tuesday was $2.92, at Costco at 3171 District Ave. By comparison, the most expensive was $3.17, listed at BP at 2404 Fontaine Ave.
Charlottesville, VANBC 29 News

Apex Clean Energy partnering with NFWF

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Apex Clean Energy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are partnering to support local conservation projects. These projects will benefit the communities where Apex’s renewable energy projects are located. Apex says that this partnership is the first conservation grant program of its kind in the clean energy industry.
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Diesel price update: Prices for every station in Charlottesville

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.25 if you’re buying diesel in Charlottesville, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Charlottesville area on Tuesday, found that Costco at 3171 District Avehad the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $2.92 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was BP at 2404 Fontaine Ave, which listed a per-gallon price of $3.17.
Albemarle County, VANBC 29 News

LEAP opens new warehouse in Albemarle County

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is celebrating its warehouse space along Avon Street Extended. LEAP held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, July 12. The nonprofit has been using the warehouse for a few months, but wanted to wait to unveil it because of the coronavirus pandemic.