Home sales in the region were up last year. Figures from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors show there was a 10% increase in the number of homes sold during 2013 compared to the year before. That’s the second double-digit gain in a row. The median price was up 6%. Home sales in Louisa County were up 35% and were 28% higher in Nelson County. Albemarle County saw an 11% increase, and the gain in Fluvanna County was 6%. The numbers were down slightly in Greene County and the city of Charlottesville.
The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is August 7-9.
Authorities are trying to identify a partial skull that was found along the James River in Amherst County.
Archaeologists have found the remains of four of the earliest leaders at Jamestown.
The "Thinking Out Loud" hitmaker has revealed he is set to join the cast of a new series about a 14th-century warrior who gives up fighting to become an executioner.