The value of property in the city of Charlottesville is up 3.4% this year compared to 2013. Notices of the latest assessment of property are being mailed to city residents. They show the value of residential property is up 2.5%, the first increase in five years. Commercial property value is up 1.2%. Any city property owner who has not received a notice by February 6th should contact the assessor’s office. Commissioner of Revenue Todd Divers says there are programs to assist residents who need help paying their property taxes.
Monday afternoon Virginia Baseball had its name called during the NCAAT Selection Show and it will be featured in UC Santa Barbara's Region as the #3 seed. The Hoos will open up play against #2 seed Southern California, while #4 seed San Diego State will match up with the host #1 UC Santa Barbara.
The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.