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Non-compliance with COVID restrictions could result in sanctions for UVa students

UVa requirements that students wear masks, practice social distancing are enforceable off grounds as well, officials say. Read more

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Local News | Charlottesville, VA |

49 new cases reported in TJHD; Data backlog pushes Friday spike in statewide COVID-19 cases

The Thomas Jefferson Health District reported 49 new cases on Friday, for a total of 1,884 reported cases with 141 hospitalizations. Read more

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Crime News | Charlottesville, VA |

Louisa County teen pleads guilty to murder

A Louisa County teen has pleaded guilty to murdering an elderly man and shooting his wife. Read more

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VA news | Albemarle County news |

'This is exactly what we've been trying to prevent': Canadian man who was in Farmville immigration detention center dies

A 72-year-old Canadian in custody at an immigration detention center in Farmville - the site of the largest coronavirus outbreak in a U.S. immigration facility - has died. Read more

Govt. & Politics

Court extends Virginia's evictions ban until Sept. 7

The court was split 4-3 on the decision. The majority ruled that the pandemic may "substantially endanger" or "impede" tenants' ability to defend themselves in court. Read more

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Education

More than half of Albemarle families opt for in-person classes

More than half of Albemarle County families with children said they are ready for their kids to return to schools in-person, according to information presented to the School Board Thursday.  Read more

Latest Headlines | Charlottesville, VA |

Police rule October 15 deaths as murder and suicide

Investigators said the deaths were an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community. Read more

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Latest Headlines | Charlottesville, VA |

UVa spring semester will mirror fall's mix of online, in-person classes

Current restrictions on gatherings, face mask requirements and testing regimen to continue. Read more

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Sports | Charlottesville, VA |

Von Ward named William Monroe boys soccer coach

Von Ward has been named William Monroe High School's boys soccer coach. Read more

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Sports | Charlottesville, VA |

Keytaon Thompson adjusts to new role in Virginia’s offense

When Keytaon Thompson transferred from Mississippi State to Virginia this offseason, he expected to compete with Brennan Armstrong for the … Read more

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Sports | Charlottesville, VA |

New-look James Madison defensive line molding together — with the help of Super Smash Bros.

If James Madison’s defensive line enjoys the type of success it would like to see in the 2021 spring season, could it thank the “Super Smash Bros.” video game? Read more

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Sports | Charlottesville, VA |

Former Virginia star Chris Taylor continues strong World Series performance with Game 2 home run

Through two World Series games, former Virginia star Chris Taylor has been extremely productive at the plate. He went 2-for-3 in Game 1 with a pair of singles before his 1-for-4 performance with a home run in Game 2. Read more

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Television

Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a 'major level-up'

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Hart says hosting a re-imagined online fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is “a major level-up for me.” Read more

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Television

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry’s pro… Read more

Sports

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Von Ward named William Monroe boys soccer coach

Von Ward has been named William Monroe High School's boys soccer coach. Read more

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Keytaon Thompson adjusts to new role in Virginia’s offense

When Keytaon Thompson transferred from Mississippi State to Virginia this offseason, he expected to compete with Brennan Armstrong for the … Read more

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Former Virginia star Chris Taylor continues strong World Series performance with Game 2 home run

Through two World Series games, former Virginia star Chris Taylor has been extremely productive at the plate. He went 2-for-3 in Game 1 with a pair of singles before his 1-for-4 performance with a home run in Game 2. Read more

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UVa men’s basketball team will face Florida in early season clash at Mohegan Sun

On Wednesday, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Gazelle Group announced a season-opening event that will occur at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, and the Cavaliers are one of the four teams included. Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Letter: We should be sharing our freedoms

Our country has many cherished and beloved patriotic icons. First and foremost among them is, of course, the American flag. My personal favorite is the Statue of Liberty. Read more

Opinion/Editorial: USPS merits support like any agency

To hobble the U.S. Postal Service under the guise of “treating it like a business” is to undermine public confidence in yet another vital American institution at exactly the time when confidence is most needed. Read more

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