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Free Collection and Disposal of Unwanted Medications and Sharps
The Albemarle County Police Department is partnering with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital to host a FREE drive-through event to collect and dispose unwanted medications and sharps. Any expired or unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and syringes will be accepted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Sentara Martha Jefferson Patient Transport Area (back of hospital) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection and disposal service is anonymous, no questions will be asked. Read on...

Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and Economic Development Authority Endorse Mission and Guiding Principles from Draft Economic Development Strategic Plan
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and Economic Development Authority (EDA) today endorsed the mission and guiding principles of the Draft Economic Development Strategic Plan during a joint meeting of the three bodies, collectively acknowledging and taking a unified step towards the County’s long-term commitment to economic vitality. Read on...

Governor McAuliffe Announces Perrone Robotics to Create 127 New Jobs in Albemarle County
Autonomous car software company to invest $3.8 million to expand R&D operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Perrone Robotics, a developer of autonomous car software, will invest $3.8 million to expand its research and development operation in Albemarle County to add to its test track and facilities. Virginia successfully competed against California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania for the project, which will create 127 new jobs over the next three years. Read on...

Albemarle County Releases 2017 Citizen Survey Results
Overall Quality of Life Rankings Remain High

Albemarle County is pleased to release the results of its 2017 Citizen Survey, which indicates that citizens continue to rate overall quality of life in the County very high. 89% of survey respondents rated the quality of life in Albemarle County as excellent or good and 91% rated the County as an excellent or good place to live. An overview of the survey findings were presented to the Board of Supervisors during the October 4th Board meeting. Read on...