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'Unite the Right' rally's planners accused in civil trial

Oct. 25, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The violence at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville shocked the nation, with people beaten to the ground, lighted torches thrown at counterdemonstrators and a self-proclaimed Hitler admirer ramming his car into a crowd, killing a woman...

Dave Matthews to join McAuliffe for get-out-the-vote rally

Oct. 24, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Musician Dave Matthews is joining the long list of high-profile campaigners trying to get out the vote for Democrat Terry McAuliffe as this year's closely watched race for governor nears the finish. Matthews is set to perform an acoustic set...

Armstrong's six TDs lift Virginia past Yellow Jackets, 48-40

Oct. 24, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brennan Armstrong threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores and Virginia rallied from a slow start and beat Georgia Tech 48-40 on Saturday night, the Cavaliers' fourth straight victory. Armstrong connected with Dontayvion Wicks...

Virginia gives Democrats a test of Black turnout before 2022

Oct. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. “Everybody I talked to said:...

Museum proposes melting Lee statue to make new artwork

Oct. 21, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia museum is proposing to melt down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017 in Charlottesville and create a new work of public art. The Jefferson School African...

Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort

Oct. 17, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

TERLINGUA, Texas (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. The bronze sculpture, which was removed from the Dallas park in...

UVA Medical Center putting $30M into merit raises, pay hikes

Oct. 08, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Medical Center is putting more than $30 million into merit raises and pay increases in the next fiscal year to reward and retain current workers and improve recruitment of new employees, according to an official. ...

Louisville seeks defensive growth in ACC matchup vs Virginia

Oct. 07, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — While Louisville’s offensive numbers suggest it can hang with Virginia, the Cardinals' defense is another story. The Cardinals’ gaudy stats on offense weren’t enough to beat Wake Forest, so they’re striving for defensive improvement to...

Far-right cryptocurrency follows ideology across borders

Sep. 28, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin, a millionaire. ...

$50M gift will fund new University of Virginia arts center

Sep. 25, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has announced plans for a new performing arts center funded by a $50 million donation. University President Jim Ryan announced Friday that the gift is being made by Tessa Ader. The news release said the new center...