The winner of an annual community award has been announced. The bi-lingual business journal known as Forward/Adelante presents the Chuck Lewis Passion Award each year. The latest winner is Melvin Walker (pictured), owner of Mel’s Cafe on West Main Street. Walker was born and raised in the Vinegar Hill neighborhood and began his restaurant career at nine years old, washing dishes at the Virginian restaurant on the University Corner. The award that’s named after the late businessman Chuck Lewis will be presented June 24th. (Photo from Forward/Adelante)
The longtime director of the Buford Middle School band is retiring.
City officials have recognized Charles Alexander, a well-known motivational speaker.
UVA defeated Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529.
The UVA baseball team dropped both games of a Sunday doubleheader to N.C. State in Raleigh.