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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Registration for the November 2, 2021 General Election CLOSES on Tuesday, Oct 12

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 11, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The last day in Virginia to register to vote or update your registration for the November 2, 2021 General Election is Tuesday, October 12, 2021. 

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Latroy "Tito" Durrette named Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 8, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces that Latroy "Tito" Durrette will manage the day to day operations of the Charlottesville Police Department as Assistant Chief while the ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Cville Plans Together: Upcoming Public Hearing on October 12

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing related to the Comprehensive Plan update

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Planning Commission and City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. related to the ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund Call for Nominations for Art Heroes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOCTOBER 4, 2021

Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund Honors Art and Creativity During Times of Crisis in the Charlottesville-Albemarle Area

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund, a Charlottesville-based initiative designed to enh...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Bryan Garrick Hatcher pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 1, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Bryan Garrick Hatcher pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm.

The plea stems from an incident that took place on Novemb...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Charlottesville Utilities Launches New and Improved Online Bill Pay Services

Charlottesville Utilities Launches New and Improved Online Bill Pay Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 1, 2021

For more information on these new features, and to enroll in paperless billing, pay-by-text, or automatic payments with Invoice Cloud please visit www.charlottesville.gov/billpay

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Local Water Organizations Host Annual Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 1, 2021

Charlottesville & Albemarle County raise awareness around the value of water and ask youth why they “Love Our Water” with Student Art Contest.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville), Albemarle County Serv...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

The Search is On for Tree, Talent, and More for the Return of Cville's Grand Illumination!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union will present the return of Charlottesville's Grand Illumination to the Downtown Mall on Friday, December 3 from 5–8 p.m...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center is anticipated to reopen January 3

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 27, 2021

Second round of upgrades completed on Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center’s ventilation and air distribution systems

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville’s Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center is anticipated...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

City Seeks Offers to Acquire Ownership of Confederate Statues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 22, 2021

The City of Charlottesville is seeking offers to acquire ownership of the statues/sculptures of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

In-Person Early Voting Begins Friday, September 17th

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 15, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In-Person Early Voting for the November 2021 General Election begins this Friday, September 17 and runs through Saturday, October 30.  

Early voting will take place in the Offic...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Charlottesville appoints Hansel Aguilar as Executive Director of Police Civilian Review Board

Hansel Aguilar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 13, 2021

Aguilar brings to the City considerable experience in the field of criminal justice and his appointment was endorsed by Charlottesville City Council on September 7, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Mana...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

CFD's 9/11 Memorial Open to the Public this Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 9, 2021

CFD's 9/11 Memorial Open to the Public this Saturday

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department's 9/11 Memorial at Fontaine Station 10 is Open to the Public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Charlott...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

CFD Publishes Annual Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 8, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department has published its FY21 Annual Report using ArcGIS Story Maps

The Charlottesville Fire Department has released its FY21 Annual Report using a web-based applicati...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Major James Mooney to continue as Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3, 2021

A national search will begin immediately for Charlottesville’s next Police Chief

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces that Assistant Police Chief James Mooney will manage t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

New Drop Off times and Drop Box for Neighborhood Development Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3, 2021

Starting the week of September 7, NDS Drop-off and Pick-up hours will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Neighborhood Development Services has new drop off hours. Be...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney’s employment contract has been terminated

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 1, 2021

Major James Mooney to continue as Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces Police Chief RaShall Brackney’s employment contract has be...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Cville Plans Together: Project Updates and Next Steps

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 25, 2021

The Comprehensive Plan project timeline updated; Public hearings scheduled for October and November 2021 before the Planning Commission and City Council. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Cville Plans Together announces up...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

City's Response to Virginia Police Benevolent Association Survey

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 20, 2021

City's Response to Virginia Police Benevolent Association Survey

Yesterday, the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, Central Virginia Chapter (“PBA”) announced to the press that it has performed a survey of its member...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Ragged Mountain Boat Storage Restrictions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 16, 2021

All boats currently being stored on site will need to be removed by Friday, September 17.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville will begin enforcing the prohibition on storage of private boats at the Ragged M...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

City Hires New Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 10, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania is pleased to announce the hiring of Cassondra Baber as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Charlottesville...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Call for Volunteers: Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign

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Calling for Community Volunteers

Help Charlottesville collect data on urban heat as part of the nationwide 2021 NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign! 

How urban environments and neighborhoods are built affects the amount of heat absorbed ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Felony Charges Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. Rahiem bolden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 5, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Rahiem Bolden appeared before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence,...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Charlottesville appoints James Freas as Director of Neighborhood Development Services

James Freas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 4, 2021

Freas has served most recently as Director of the Department of Community & Economic Development in the Town of Natick, Massachusetts.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces the appoi...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

"Mobi on the Mall" Offers Convenient Vaccination Access on the Downtown Mall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 4, 2021

"Mobi on the Mall" Offers Convenient Access to Vaccinations on the Downtown Mall Every Monday Starting August 9.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in our area and the City of Charlottesville is working wit...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

BRHD COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 3, 2021

BRHD COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 PM

The Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) and the City of Charlottesville Office of Communications will host a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday, August 5 at 1 p.m. f...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Felony Charges Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. LENNY R. DORTCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Lenny R. Dortch appeared before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, Judge ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

Recovery Grant to Continue Assistance for City Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In response to the continued impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses in the Charlottesville community, t...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021

New City Park to Officially Open to the Public with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, July 8

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that a new park has been created in the 10th a...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City’s Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney named in Class of 2021 "Influential Women of Law"

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City's DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH's attorney named in CLASS OF 2021 "influential women of law" 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is pleased to announce that Areshini Pather, Deputy Commonwealth...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Murder Charge Certified to Grand Jury

Charlottesville

Commonwealth v. Bryan Hatcher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Bryan Hatcher appeared in person before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, J...

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