New Area Code for the Charlottesville Area

nym writes: Charlottesville and the surrounding area, including most counties due south of Albemarle County all the way down to the North Carolina border, is getting a new Area Code, 434, on June 1st. The Washington Post has a small story on it and there is further information available from the Virginia SCC including this map which nicely outlines the affected area. There will be a permissive dialing period until January 15th, 2002 (either area code will work.) After January 15th, 2002 dialing the new area code will be mandatory (you’ll get a recording if you try to dial using 804.)

434 just isn’t a manly area code. How embarassing.

Review of "The Corner"

The Cavalier Daily has a review of Coy Barefoot’s new book, “The Corner.” It’s a history of UVa student life, complete with stories of cows on the rotunda, the great fire of 1895, and the lyrics to the “Song of the Corner,” from 1915. I’d like to get my hands on a copy. It looks like it would be a good read for both students and locals.

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