Jack writes: Throughout Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County, few notable events have occurred in the last week. Analysts note that the infrequency of news is striking in comparison with the same period in previous years.
Throughout Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County, few notable events have occurred in the last week. Analysts note that the infrequency of news is striking in comparison with the same period in previous years.
Hawes Spencer, editor of a local weekly newspaper shared one view on the trend.
“Sometimes there’s a whole bunch of stuff going on and we can hardly keep up. But lately, stuff’s pretty quiet. There was that bear that somebody saw last week. A pretty small bear, but it was still a bear. And that was almost news, I guess. I wish Matthew Farrell would do something again. Just dance around with a sign or something. That would work.”
While journalists like Mr. Spencer are taking a generally negative view on the lack of news, local citizens have expressed less concern for the trend.
“There’s still the funnies every day, ain’t there?” remarked Luanne Shiflett, a 24 year old cashier at Food Lion. “Plus I read the classifieds. And the personals- not like I, you know, just to see if somebody else might have, ah…I gotta take over register six for Dwayne now.”
“I don’t read no papers no more,” said retiree Leroy Thomas from the porch of his home on Harris Street. “Get the hell off my lawn!” Things are kind of slow. Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe we’re all worn down after the council race, the CHS/UVa attacks, the C-Ville/Hook schism and the Ivy Road parking garage debates. I don’t know. Thankfully, here we just put up stories when there’s something to talk about; there’s no need to put out an issue every day or week, regardless of whether or not there’s anything to write about. Anyhow, keep reading for Jack’s take on the matter.
4 thoughts on “Not Much Going On”
I see two comments, then click ont the story and then see none. Wow, that is really funny!
see two comments, then click ont the story and then see none. Wow, that is really funny!
That’s from comments moderated down to -1. If you really want to see them, just take that little “0” pulldown next to Threshold and change it to “-1, and then hit “Refresh.” But I don’t know why you’d want to do that. :)
I tossed out this particular affront to Strunk & White a few days ago and handed it off to Waldo with idea of having something in the kitty for a slow news week at some point in the future. I mean, you can plug in just about anything in place of the timely bear reference.
Anyway, I was a little surprised to find it posted this morning considering the rich trove of controversy in regard to public bathrooms which we have been mining of late. When you consider that along with the potential for retrospectives on George Loper’s bear, it’s just a all-you-can-eat bonanza of news!
So I don’t know *what* Waldo was thinking busting this thing out so soon.
I was going to post my suggestion to pave the shenandoah valley and make it into a huge skate park. But then I thought I’d be shadowed by the massive bear fiasco.
Perhaps I should have anyway.
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