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Car show raising money to help Fluvanna County man

FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An upcoming car show aims to help a Fluvanna County man who is battling cancer. Danny Reardon is the owner of Danny’s Bar and Grill in Palmyra. The father of three is battling cancer and working to keep his restaurant going while undergoing...
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UVA doctors provide COVID-19 update

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - According to the CDC, Charlottesville is experiencing medium COVID-19 transmission. Doctor Costi Sifri with UVA Health says an uptick in cases should be a push to get your booster, if you have not already done so. “We’re certainly seeing that with our staff and faculty, there...
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Fire marshal’s office discusses 4th of July fireworks aftermath

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Debris from fireworks is often found littered about after the Fourth of July, and officials say it is important to be careful. “Sometimes people may want to do it in a front yard or driveway, and they don’t pay attention,” VDFP Assistant State Fire Marshal of Special Operations Billy Hux said.

2024 Forward Breona Hurd Commits to UVA Women's Basketball

Coach Mox and the Virginia women's basketball program have landed their first commitment in the recruiting class of 2024, as three-star forward Breona Hurd announced her commitment to UVA on Sunday night. "After a lot of thought and prayer, I have decided to commit to Coach Mox and the University...

BREAKING: Big man Buchanan chooses Virginia over Gonzaga

Big man Blake Buchanan announced Sunday night that he had committed to Virginia, choosing the Cavaliers over Gonzaga. The 3-star center/power forward had narrowed his college choices to those two schools more than a week ago before making his decision. At 6-foot-10, 215 pounds, Buchanan can play a stretch 4 position, which UVA coach Tony Bennett loves, but can also play inside.

CASPCA looking for volunteers to hang out with animals

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is looking for some volunteers to hang out with its furry friends during the Independence Day fireworks on Monday. The animal shelter says although fireworks may be enjoyable for humans, they are not so fun for animals. “We love the fact...

Waynesville basketball standout Bre Hurd commits to Virginia, Coach Mox

Bre Hurd, a Class of 2024 girls' basketball standout at Waynesville, has committed to former Missouri State Lady Bears coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton at the University of Virginia. Hurd was recruited by "Coach Mox" when she was the head coach of the Lady Bears. Agugua-Hamilton was among the first to extend an offer to the 6-foot-2 forward. Hurd also held an offer from Mizzou. ...

Keswick Vineyard holds Reds, Whites, and Bluegrass event for Independence Day

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- People turned out for an Independence Day celebration at a local vineyard, with food, drinks and live music. Keswick Vineyards offered local cider and beer as well as wine slushies and popsicles, paired with some delicious food brought in by three vendors. The Tara Mills Band played from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration open for YMCA after-school programs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Registration is now open for after-school programs in Charlottesville and Greene County. The Piedmont Family YMCA offers programs to children in Charlottesville City School and Greene County Public Schools. The program is open to children in Kindergarten through sixth grade, offering assistance with homework assignments,...
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NFL player comes home to give back to Charlottesville kids

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A National Football League star came home to his roots Saturday, July 7 to give back to the community that raised him. Aaron Stinnie held a school supplies giveaway for children at the First Recreation Center. Stinnie went to Saint Anne’s Belfield while growing up in Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville Fire Dept. provides fireworks safety tips

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The misuse of fireworks can lead to injury, property damage, and death. The Charlottesville Fire Department is offering tips this Independence Day: “Never try to relight or pick up a firework,” Captain Chad Bingler said. “Never ignite fireworks when you’re holding. Never pull it or throw the fireworks at any person or building or anything. Never placed any part of your body directly over the firework or device when you’re lighting it, and dispose of it properly.”
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Gordonsville pool gathers enough staff to open for the first time since 2019

GORDONSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Many pools in Central Virginia are struggling to stay open due to staffing issues. Dix Memorial Pool in Gordonsville got a crew together to open up for the holiday weekend. Staff members say they had to borrow lifeguards from a private pool in the area in order to make the opening happen.