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In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020 photo, Virginia James wavea as decorated cars go by during her a parade to celebrate her 100th birthday outside RoseWood Village in Charlottesville, Va. Her family had planned a big 100 years birthday celebration which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Convoy brings 100th birthday greetings to Virginia woman

May. 30, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — You only get one shot at party planning for a 100th birthday and friends of Virginia James were not going to be thwarted by a miserable little virus. Flanked by Albemarle County Police Officer Paul Quillon’s motorcycle and Officer Katherine Kane’s Dodge Charger,...

U. of Virginia announces in-person classes set for August

May. 29, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia announced Thursday that its campus will reopen for some in-person classes in August, with the face-to-face instruction ending by Thanksgiving. Students will be allowed to return to the university in Charlottesville for the fall semester, which is set...

Charlottesville official wants to revisit statues' removal

May. 24, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A top official in the Virginia city where a white nationalist rally erupted in violence in 2017 has called for renewing discussions about removing two Confederate statues, one of which became the focus of the rally. In an April email obtained by The Daily Progress,...

Police charge Virginia man after hidden camera found in home

May. 21, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was charged with filming undressed people without their consent and possession of child pornography after a hidden camera was found in a home, authorities announced this week. Albemarle County police arrested John Michael Garvis, 28, on Monday following a...

University of Virginia graduates, Madeline Wallach, left, of Middleberg, Va., Alexandra Dimas, of Chesapeake, Va., center, and Laura Chattin, of View, Va., sit on the stairs of the Rotunda on graduation weekend at the school Saturday May16, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. The school is holding a virtual graduation in light of COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Some seniors visit U. Virginia despite no in-person ceremony

May. 16, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic may have delayed the in-person graduating ceremonies at the University of Virginia, but that didn't stop some seniors from getting pictures taken on campus Saturday, when the events were originally scheduled to begin. Among those who visited the campus...

For UVa band, pandemic means thinking on your feet

May. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — For the University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band, spring usually means a chance to get dolled up and celebrate the year’s achievements at “band prom” — the group’s annual awards banquet. This year, though, the global coronavirus pandemic...

Teacher on leave after Nazi accusation; family denies ties

May. 14, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina middle school teacher was placed on leave after a social media post accused him of being a Nazi who helped make travel arrangements for white supremacists attending a 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in violence. Lexington County School District One...

Report on fatal police helicopter crash focuses on training

May. 14, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new report finds that Virginia State Police did not require training for a certain flight condition that contributed to a fatal helicopter crash during the protests in Charlottesville. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the findings came out in a National Transportation...

Quarantine leads military expert to story behind WWI photo

May. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — All he wanted was a little COVID-19 distraction, but the century-old photo of a military chaplain took an Albemarle County man on a 102-year time trip to a different state during a different deadly pandemic. The sepia-toned photo of a man in a World War I-era uniform sits in a...

Winners announced for 2019 Virginias AP Broadcasters Awards

May. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

Winners of the 2019 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards were announced Saturday. The virtual event was broadcast by video conference because COVID-19 cancelled the usual gathering of broadcast journalists at The Greenbrier Resort. Thirty-five stations in Virginia and West Virginia submitted 535 entries...