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On day of “crying nazi” hearing, knitted “kudzu” shroud covers Court Square statue

Before sunrise this morning what looked to be a shroud of kudzu covered the Confederate Statue Memorial in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse, the result of a “guerrilla knitting” effort to send a message about Confederate statues on the day “crying nazi” Christopher Cantwell is scheduled to have his first preliminary hearing. The “guerrilla…

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Independent candidate Nikuyah Walker wins seat on Charlottesville City Council

For the first time since 1948, an independent candidate, Nikuyah Walker, won a spot on Charlottesville’s City Council last night. More importantly, perhaps, an independent candidate who happens to be an African-American woman won a spot on Charlottesville’s City Council for the first time since Charlottesville became a town.

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Rush Job? Planned City Manager review ahead of August 12 investigation causes concern

By David McNair According to Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick, a decision on whether or not to extend Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones’ contract is “underway now” and “might be done by the next Council meeting.” That news has apparently caused some concern in the community, as Tim Heaphy, the former U.S. Attorney for the…

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