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Verboten: Charlottesville City won’t say Thomas Jefferson’s name

The latest electronic dispatch from Charlottesville City’s Office of Economic Development (OED) says everything…in the words it refuses to say: “Thomas Jefferson.”. In a brief blurb titled “OED Fun Fact,” the office promotes Monticello’s upcoming Naturalization Ceremony:. With July Fourth just a few days...
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No more plastic grocery bags at Fifth Street Wegmans

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS19 NEWS) -- People who stop by the Charlottesville-area Wegmans will notice something is missing as of Friday. Last month, the New York-based company announced it would be removing single-use plastic grocery bags from six stores in Virginia, including the one in Charlottesville, and four in North Carolina.

20 local food vendors got their start at this low-cost kitchen

When Terrence Smith walked into the Bread & Roses commissary kitchen for the first time in 2019, his childhood dream of cooking professionally became his reality. Smith looked at the bright, clean space full of gleaming steel appliances, prep tables and a convection oven, and felt a sense of fulfillment. At last he could start his soul food catering business, Taste of Tee.

Onesty Family Aquatic Center closed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation says Onesty Family Aquatic Center is closed Friday. According to an official, this is to allow for the cleanup of vandalism at the facility. A person reportedly broke into the facility through a back gate. The department says...

Olivia McGhee commits to UVA

MINERAL, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- A simple "I'm home" was the message from Louisa County star Olivia McGhee after committing to play down the road at Virginia. McGhee announced her decision on Thursday night after choosing the hometown Cavaliers over Kentucky and Virginia Tech. The 6'2" guard made her official visits to each school over the last two weeks.

Globetrotting in Charlottesville: At These Ten Restaurants, Immigrants Are Enriching Charlottesville with Flavors of the World

(Note: In honor of Independence Day in 2021, we celebrated immigrants of the Charlottesville food community and their American Dream. To celebrate this year, this is an unabridged version of an article published in The Local Palate for the Charlottesville Albemarle Covention & Visitors Bureau.) When visiting Charlottesville, it would...

Five Finds on Friday: Tasha Durrett

Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Tasha Durrett, founder of Black Women Who Wine, which hosts regular wine events and works with Virginia wineries to increase diversity and agritourism opportunities. Durrett is the next featured guest in Blenheim Vineyards’ Oenoverse, an inclusive wine club that aims “to introduce Virginia wine in a comfortable, conversational setting for folks who have never joined a ‘wine club’ before or want to continue the path of learning about wine and want to experience a series of fun events and meet likeminded people.” Each session, a featured guest shares and discusses favorite wines, and on July 10 at Blenheim, Durrett will lead a tasting of her wine selections, paired with bites from chef Tim Moore of Early Mountain Vineyards. In addition to the tastings and conversation, Oenoverse members receive four bottles of wine, printed tasting notes, discounts, and more. Follow along on Facebook. Durrett’s picks:

Gov. Youngkin Appoints Four New UVA Board of Visitors Members

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday announced the appointments of four new members to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. The new members will take their seats at the board’s annual retreat, scheduled for Aug. 21-22 in Charlottesville. The new members:. Bert Ellis Jr., of Hilton Head, South...

BREAKING: Malcolm Brogdon traded to the Boston Celtics

After it became clear that former Virginia Cavaliers star Malcolm Brogdon was set to be traded away by the Indiana Pacers, a number of his potential suitors acquired point guards which meant that the market for his services dwindled. That allowed the Boston Celtics to, reportedly, swoop in and acquire Brogdon via the Pacers.

Engineering Grad Seeking Solutions to a Vexing Plumbing Problem

Levi Otis spends a lot of time thinking about polyvinyl chloride, more commonly known as PVC. He’s a 2021 graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering, he owns a plumbing company, and like his colleagues, he spends a lot of time cutting and fitting plastic pipes. And that got him to thinking: What could he do to keep discarded PVC pipes out of the landfill?