The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality says our region is doing a good job of recycling. Wood Hudson of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District says the recycling rate last year was 2% above 2012. The rate was almost 40%, well above the 25% rate the state wants to see. Hudson says there was a 21% increase in single-stream recycling. Declines occurred in metals and used oil and antifreeze. The figures cover Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna and Greene. (Pictured, McIntire Recycling Center)
UVA defeated Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529.
The longtime director of the Buford Middle School band is retiring.
City officials have recognized Charles Alexander, a well-known motivational speaker.
A weekend fire gutted a single-story house near Stanardsville.