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Revolutionary Black portrait exhibition opens at UVa

Sep. 24, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — During the Jim Crow era, when minstrel shows and racist caricatures accounted for nearly all visual representations of Black people, hundreds of Black Virginians from Charlottesville, Albemarle County and Nelson County commissioned distinguished self-portraits that...

Virginia rallies in final minute to beat Old Dominion, 16-14

Sep. 17, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brendan Farrell kicked a 26-yard field goal with no time remaining and Virginia rallied in a frenetic final minute and beat Old Dominion 16-14 on Saturday. The Cavaliers (2-1), who saw Old Dominion go ahead 14-13 with 1:01 to play, drove 56 yards before...

Virginia beats Richmond 34-17 in Elliott's coaching debut

Sep. 03, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brennan Armstrong threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Virginia opened the Tony Elliott coaching era with a 34-17 victory against Richmond in the season-opener for both on Saturday. Armstrong hit Lavel Davis Jr. on a 56-yard touchdown for...

Federal fugitive fatally shot by police in Virginia

Aug. 30, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating the fatal police shooting of a federal fugitive. Virginia State Police said the shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. Monday in Albemarle County after a law enforcement task force located Andrew T. Ainsworth,...

Descendants of the enslaved find connections at grave site

Aug. 27, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville native Diane Brown Townes knew some of her family history from records kept in an old tattered family Bible passed down for generations and she knew she had ancestors who were enslaved in the region. But until recently, she had no idea...

New Virginia coach Tony Elliott building around talented QB

Aug. 17, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tony Elliott’s first victory as Virginia’s new football coach came not long after he was hired: he got quarterback Brennan Armstrong to commit to returning for his senior year. “He has been instrumental in me establishing the foundation of the...

CEO selling NFTs of Confederate monuments he took down

Aug. 07, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After removing the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond and nearly two dozen other statues across the city and state, Devon Henry is seeking to raise money for charity by selling digital artwork inspired by their removal in the cryptocurrency market. ...

Rare book by Thomas Jefferson found in library donation box

Jul. 31, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Bob Gilson looks forward to Friday mornings when he and a group of volunteers sort through boxes of donated books at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library in Virginia Beach. Occasionally, Gilson and other members of Friends of the Virginia Beach Public...

Three arrests at 'white supremist action' in Boston, DA says

Jul. 23, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three men were arrested Saturday at a rally in Boston that the district attorney called an “organized white supremacist action.” The Boston Police Department said Saturday that three men were arrested for disturbing the peace in Jamaica Plain, a diverse...

Internet troll ‘Baked Alaska’ pleads guilty in Capitol riot

Jul. 22, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

A far-right internet personality pleaded guilty Friday to joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, where he streamed live video that incriminated him and other rioters, according to a court filing. Anthime Gionet, known as “Baked Alaska” to his social media followers, faces...