- Michael Farley has been to Africa 19 times in the past 19 years. After his first visit, during his stint in the Peace Corps, he said he just can't get enough of the African lifestyle, and now he's giving back in a big way by performing a small task.
- A new sports season kicked off at the new John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville Saturday evening, as it hosted a viewing party for the Cavs first football game of the season in Pittsburgh.
- Ernesto made quite an entrance in Virginia by flooding streets, knocking out power, and damaging homes. In one case, the storm caused a massive tree to come crashing down into a home in Keswick.
- The last teenager involved in an alleged plot to blow up two local high schools, has pleaded guilty. In Albemarle Circuit Court the teen pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and to destroy a school house.
- AYP status is given in two ways. First is to an individual school, and second is system-wide. It's determined by test participation, proficiency in reading and math, along with attendance rates.
- The new John Paul Jones Arena brings bigger shows and bigger audiences to Charlottesville. That's great news for the local economy, but people heading to the show are already getting creative when it comes to parking.
- At the request of the media, an Albemarle County judge decided to unseal some of the court records that reveal the fate one of the four teenagers accused of plotting to blow up two local schools.
- The advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration decided to recommend a new drug to prevent premature births. In clinical trials, Gestiva, has been known to reduce the number of babies born prematurely.