C-VILLE Weekly is a free alternative newsweekly distributed on Tuesdays and available online at c-ville.com.
C-VILLE bills itself as "Charlottesville's News & Arts Weekly" and "an alternative voice of the community since 1989".
Spencer was ousted as editor in 2002, leading to his creation of The Hook. Former staffer Cathryn Harding was named editor of C-VILLE to replace Spencer, among the defection of several staff members to the new paper.
The paper was previously owned by Portico Publications Ltd., based in Charlottesville, which also published weeklies in Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC. In April 2011, C-VILLE's ownership transitioned to C-ville Holdings, LLC at the time it merged with the parent company of The Hook. C-VILLE Weekly sold the Blue Ridge Outdoors publication in 2004.
C-VILLE Weekly's 20th Anniversary coverage
In 2009, C-VILLE celebrated its 20th year of strong revenue and circulation growth.
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