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    The Charlottesville City Council appears on its way to overturning a ruling by its Board of Architectural Review and will instead let a developer demolish the aptly named Stone House near the University of Virginia. The effort stopped short of a vote at Monday’s council meeting, but a majori…

      Over the years, retired educator Ashby Kindler would read stories about the Hatton Ferry with a mix of amusement and consternation. The frequent refrain that the man-powered James River crossing near Scottsville was America’s last poled ferry stuck in her craw, so she finally decided to speak up.

      For Thomas Jefferson’s 280th birthday on Thursday, Monticello hosted a full morning of festivities on the mountaintop that honored tradition and highlighted the Founding Father’s philosophy that our liberty depends on the “freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost,”…

      When the historic Fife mansion and grounds hit the real estate market in early March, one Charlottesville resident took a particular interest. Veteran museum creator Peter McFarren says the historic house and its 5.2-acre grounds along Cherry Avenue would be ideal for the cultural center he …

      Nearly two years after the city of Charlottesville declared the stretch of Fourth Street between West Main Street and Preston Avenue a Black History Pathway in 2021, the community had the opportunity to celebrate the honorary designation on Saturday.

      In 1959, Australian country singer Geoff Mack penned the original lyrics to the often-covered classic, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” If he had ever met longtime Orange County Review co-owner, editor and photographer Duff Green, Mack might have felt obligated to amend that statement.


      The Montpelier Foundation has been awarded a $5.8 million grant by the Mellon Foundation which will allow it to construct a memorial to the nation’s “invisible founders” – those persons enslaved at Montpelier and elsewhere whose contributions significantly contributed to the intellectual, ec…

      The archaeologists working the yard of the Swan Tavern, an 18th century watering hole by Court Square that has long since been demolished, were worried that a 20th century parking lot might have erased history. They are ecstatic to have learned they were wrong; as many as 10,000 pieces of ceramics have been found.

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