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Free Clinic Hosts Quit Smoking Charlottesville Program

Quit Smoking Charlottesville provides free peer support, acupuncture and hypnosis to help build healthy coping skills to quit the smoking habit. The Group meets every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm from September 7 through November 2nd at 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Entrance #3, in the Charlottesville/Albemarle

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 20:35:00

Trump and Confederate Monuments will impact governor's race

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Donald Trump and Confederate Statues will have major impacts in the race for governor in Virginia. A survey released Tuesday morning by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University calls it the "Trump Effect" and the "Robert E. Lee Effect"

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2017-09-26 20:29:00

Albemarle Sheriff to hold press conference regarding Jens Soering

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding will hold a press conference Wednesday and is expected to outline new information, in regards to Jen Soering's murder conviction and pending pardon request. Soering was a University of Virginia student who was convicted of

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2017-09-26 20:16:00

Virginia Tech professor charged with fraud in grant funding

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia Tech professor has been accused of defrauding the university and the federal government in a case that involves more than $1 million in grant funding. An affidavit filed in the U.S. Western District Court of Virginia says Yiheng Percival Zhang was charged last week w

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2017-09-26 19:36:00

Life sentence: Differing stories in Aldridge family slayings

The man who pleaded guilty in June to killing special education teacher Robin Aldridge and her daughter, Mani, will serve a life sentence plus 40 years in prison. On December 5, 2014, Gene Washington allegedly beat the 58- and 17-year-olds to death before swaddling them in blankets and setting their

C-VILLE WEEKLY - 2017-09-26 17:31:11

Water, some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

(AP Photo/Ben Fox). People wait in line outside a grocery store to buy food that wouldn't spoil and that they could prepare without electricity, in San Juan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. By BEN FOX Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Pu

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 17:30:00

Muralist selected for the Barracks Road retaining wall

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative announced that Chicho Lorenzo was selected by a panel of local residents and arts advocates to paint the Barracks Road retaining wall. Lorenzo is a well-known painter and muralist who has shared his work with Charlottesville f

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2017-09-26 16:52:00

Boy with autism finds perfect match in rescue dog

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Rescue dogs can be big help, especially with kids struggling with autism, but actually getting a rescue dog is harder than you may think. The mother of a 5th grader with autism has been working for years to find her son a rescue dog to help with his moderate case of autism

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2017-09-26 16:22:00

Fixer Upper Will End After Season 5

Are you sitting down for this? Fixer Upper will officially end after the upcoming fifth season. "It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last," Chip and Joanna Gaines announced on their website. "While we are confident that this is the

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 20:52:00

Virginia Students Outperform National Peers on SAT

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's 2017 public high school seniors outperformed their national peers in reading, writing and mathematics on the revamped SAT. The College Board revised the college admissions test last year to better align the assessment with content students actually learn in high school and

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 18:53:00

UVA Hosting Conference on Combating Opioid Crisis

Nurses and doctors are gathering at the University of Virginia to figure out how to combat the opioid epidemic that is sweeping across the commonwealth. According to experts, around three people die every day in Virginia from opioid overdoses and dozens more are treated in emergency rooms statewide.

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 18:36:00

UVA to Celebrate Bicentennial of Cornerstone Laying

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Sept. 26, 2017 - On Oct. 6, more than 900 performers and 20,000-plus guests will fill the University of Virginia's historic Lawn to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the laying of UVA's cornerstone. That cornerstone ceremony, held Oct. 6, 1817, featured three U.S. presidents: U

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 18:17:00

A nautical toy story: Sailing the high seas in miniature

(CNN) -- As Ollie and Henry Ferguson pushed their toy pirate ship into the North Sea, there was a sudden pang of doubt from the pair. Tentatively, they released it into the choppy waters off the coast of the Scottish town of Peterhead. Ollie is eight and Harry is five, and the boat in question their

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 17:11:00

Bond Not Set for Man Charged with 2nd-Degree Murder in Albemarle County

One of the men accused in an Albemarle County murder investigation will be remaining in jail for the time being. Eighteen-year-old Eduardo Zelaya of Manassas appeared via video in Albemarle General District Court around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 26. Speaking through a translator, Zelaya told Judg

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 16:45:00

iOS 11: Secret features you're probably not using

(CNN Money) -- If you're still dismissing pop-ups from apps asking for reviews, or writing your Wi-FI password on a Post-It note, you're not living your best life. In addition to a new design and big features like augmented reality support, Apple has added a number of solid smaller changes and setti

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 16:21:00

GOP takes stock after another health care failure

(CNN) -- By Monday afternoon, it was the worst-kept secret on Capitol Hill: the latest GOP health care bill was headed for failure. Even before Sen. Susan Collins of Maine officially opposed the bill, Republican aides spoke knowingly about its impending death. Senators talked openly of new ways and

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 16:14:00

Governors, Mayor Head to Canada for Trade Mission

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of Washington are headed to Canada together for a trade mission. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser are on a two-day trip to Toronto where they plan to promote tourism i

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-26 15:55:00

University of Richmond recognized as 'green college'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The University of Richmond has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in the Princeton Review's 2017 "Guide to 375 Green Colleges." The seventh annual edition reviewed hundreds of four-year colleges. The schools were chosen based on "green ratings" from a 2016-17 surve

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2017-09-26 17:02:00

Lane closure on Rt. 250 near Crozet

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- The Virginia Department of Transportation says crews will be pruning vegetation along the sides of Route 250 from Wednesday through Friday this week. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane each day between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Route 151 (Critzers Shop Road

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2017-09-26 21:33:00

Charlottesville Schools Review Options to Counteract Overcrowding

Storage closets are being used for classrooms Kim Powell, Assistant Superintendent Charlottesville City Schools A proposed plan the school board will consider Charlottesville's school board is reviewing ways to deal with overcrowded classrooms in the next decade. The school system's enrollment is gr

NBC 29 NEWS - 2017-09-25 23:23:00