- The city received the Pinnacle Award for the best city website. The National Association of Government Webmasters only hands out one of these awards each year to cities of a similar size to Charlottesville.
- The deadline is approaching for many state and city programs that can help offset heating costs. Home heating bills were 30 to 50 percent higher last year than past winters. As for this year, it's best to be prepared.
- One of Britain's most accomplished cartoonists stopped by Caspari on the downtown mall. The store is hosting Annie Tempest since Caspari's books, puzzles, and prints feature Tempest's cartoons and unmistakable humor.
- House Speaker Dennis Hastert insisted Thursday, he had not done anything wrong and said he would not resign over the Mark Foley scandal. But just weeks before the midterm elections, could the announcement affect races in the Commonwealth?
- According to new research by the Institute for Highway Safety, side air bags can save the lives of thousands of American drivers a year, if every vehicle on the road had the equipment.