Cunningham, VA

Local first responders rescue teen from crash

Local firefighters rescued a 16-year-old male driver Wednesday, Aug. 10 after he was trapped in his pickup truck in a sin- gle-vehicle accident, according to Lake Monticello Fire Chief Richie Constantino. The chief said he heard the teenager was on his way to school. The Lake Monticello Fire Department, Palmyra...

Albemarle County Police are trained for worst-case scenarios

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS 19 NEWS) --Police in Albemarle County are trained for active shooter and mass casualty calls. For years, the police department has undergone training and tactics on how they should respond to multiple life-threatening scenarios. Major Wallas, who is the Deputy of Police says that students also play...

Blacksburg native gets Emmy nomination for Hulu series 'Dopesick'

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) — A Charlottesville Casting Director, Erica Arvold, has been nominated for a 2022 Creative Emmy Award for Location Casting of Hulu’s critically-acclaimed limited series, "Dopesick." The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma, to...
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UVA student paper editorial wants University to cancel Thomas Jefferson

The Cavalier Daily editorial board penned a piece last week on the fifth anniversary of the Unite the Right rally calling for the University of Virginia to essentially cancel Thomas Jefferson. “It is our belief that future education about Charlottesville and University history should be two things — mandatory and...

TSA: Waynesboro man caught with gun at airport

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport caught a Waynesboro man attempting to carry a handgun onto a flight Tuesday with his carry-on items, according to a press release. It was the first gun detected by TSA officers at the airport this year. The...

School Board honors champion athletes

Fresh off their success at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in June, the Flucos unified track and field team was recognized by the Fluvanna County School Board at the top of their meeting on Thursday night (Aug. 11), sharing some of their experiences – and showing off their impressive haul of metals.

Police search for missing man with ties to Richmond

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WWBT) - Charlottesville police are searching for a missing man with ties to Richmond. John Milton Harris III, 60, was last seen on July 1 and reported missing on July 9. Multiple searches for him have been conducted, police said. “At the time of his disappearance, Harris was...
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UVA launches new guaranteed interviews program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - UVA has partnered with employers to offer a new guaranteed interview program for certificate students. The goal of this new program is to help give nontraditional students an opportunity for jobs in high demand fields. UVA’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies says that this program...
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UVA students return for fall semester

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - If you haven’t noticed the traffic in Charlottesville, UVA first year students are streaming back to grounds. “If you’re trying to find parking, definitely go early because there are gonna be a lot of people here. It’s going to be pretty busy and chaotic, but yeah, it’s just great to have like, so many new people moving in,” Second Year Avi Brybaker said.
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Charlottesville considering demolishing Brown’s Lock and Safe

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - On August 16, Charlottesville’s Board of Architectural Review requested the demolition of the building that houses Browns Lock and Safe. The space next to the building has already been approved for demolition in order to build a nine-story residential building. The future of the Browns...

Planning Commission approves Rt. 618 commercial development

A proposal for a commercial devel- opment took one step closer to frui- tion during the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday night (Aug. 9). Joseph Jones of Wolfpack Properties LLC has requested the 35-acre parcel on Lake Monticello Road (Rt 618) be rezoned from A-1 (Agricultural) to B-1 (Business). The...

Public Fish & Oyster

Food and travel writer Steve Cook stumbles upon an unexpected find near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia: a restaurant teeming with seafood, Public Fish & Oyster in Charlottesville. As most Richmonders know, when you want good seafood, you gotta head to the mountains. Okay, I made that up. And...

Volunteers needed to rid invasive plants from Charlottesville park

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - If you need something to do this weekend, grab your lawn tools. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation is inviting volunteers out to Booker T. Washington Park on Preston Avenue. Saturday, August 20, people will be getting rid of invasive plants in the park to improve native vegetation...

Playing minigolf with police officers

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- People of all ages had a chance to get to know some local police officers in a positive way on Wednesday. The Albemarle County Police Department held its Putt Putt with Police event on Wednesday afternoon, letting people play a game of minigolf with an officer who helps to protect their community.
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C3 and PHA help teens tackle community issues

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Community Climate Collaborative and the Piedmont Housing Alliance are helping the youth find and use their voice. Teens living in Friendship Court have been spending their time away from school this summer making Charlottesville a more equitable place as part of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Youth Ambassador Program. They were selected by PHA and C3 in late June.

U of Virginia mourns cardiologists Dr. Carlos Ayers, Dr. Lawrence Burwell

Charlottesville-based University of Virginia is mourning the loss of two trailblazing cardiologists: Carlos Ayers, MD, who died July 26, and Lawrence Burwell, MD, who died July 28. Dr. Ayers was an early proponent of preventive measures to avoid heart disease. Joining the UVA medical facility in 1964, Dr. Ayers conducted...
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SOL test results are released for 2021-2022

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia Department of Education has released the results of the most recent round of SOL test scores. Across the state, SOL scores improved in all areas except for writing, but the results are still far below what they were before the pandemic. “We were...