Another rural family has been displaced by a fire. A chimney fire that spread to the rest of the house occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday at 6852 Porters Road in Esmont. Albemarle Fire & Rescue says flames were showing through the roof when crews arrived. There were no injuries. The County Fire Marshal estimates damage at around $65,000. The Red Cross is helping the family.
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.