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Culpeper Times • February 2-8, 2017

Virginia likely to ease rules on marijuana By SaraRose Martin


RICHMOND – Virginia won’t be pulling a Colorado by decriminalizing marijuana this year. But the state might relax its penalties for possessing marijuana and its rules on who can use marijuana products for medical reasons. Legislators this session introduced more than a dozen marijuana-related proposals. A Senate committee last week killed two bills to decriminalize the substance, and a House bill likely will die this week. However, lawmakers seem amenable to making marijuana products more available for medical purposes and to being more lenient with Virginians convicted of simple possession of marijuana. Still, those bills have drawn opposition from certain legislators, highlighting a cultural divide within the General Assembly. That divide was evident in the debate last week over a bill allowing Virginians with cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and several other illnesses to use cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil,

which are extracted from marijuana. Under current law, only people with intractable epilepsy can use the oils. Cannabidiol oil and THC-A are non-psychoactive: They cannot be smoked or get users high. Even so, SB 1298 sparked debate; 11 of the 40 senators voted against it. Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun, recalled returning from serving in the Marines in Vietnam in the 1960s. “Pot was the biggest thing, and we had just simply had a collapse of good order and discipline,” Black told his Senate colleagues. “I know where we’re headed; I can see a slippery slope. I do not want to see this country go back where it was in the ’60s and the ’70s because believe me it was not pretty. It was the worst of all times I have lived through.” SB 1298 was sponsored by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Winchester. She acknowledged there has been opposition to adding a dozen diseases to the list of ailments that qualify for a marijuana-extract oil. But making the treatment available to people with severe diseases doesn’t impose a public safety risk,

Vogel said. “Not only does it lack side effects but it also has really healing properties. There has been some quibbling over the breadth of the list. But if you have someone in your family with a debilitating genetic disorder or is dying a painful death from one of these diseases, which one are you going to pick?” Vogel said. Three other bills before the General Assembly seek to expand medical uses of marijuana. The most expansive is HB 2135, introduced by Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria. It would allow a physician to recommend and a pharmacist to distribute marijuana or THC for treatment of any medical condition. The bill is awaiting a hearing in the House Courts of Justice Committee. The other bills are more limited. HB 1637, by Del. Glenn Davis, RVirginia Beach, would let people with Crohn’s disease use cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. And SB 1452, by Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, would do the same for people with cancer. Davis’ bill is before a committee. The Senate is voting on Lu-

cas’ measure this week. Legislators also filed three bills that sought to decriminalize possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana. Currently, that offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and 30 days in jail; defendants also lose their driver’s license for six months. Under bills filed by Lucas (SB 908) and Del. Steve Heretick, DPortsmouth (HB 1906), simple possession of marijuana would draw a civil penalty up to $250 for a first violation. Under SB 1269 by Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, a first offender would face a civil fine of no more than $100. Last week, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted unanimously to kill Ebbin’s and Lucas’ bills. The corresponding committee in the House has yet to hold a hearing on Heretick’s bill. It’s safe to say that Virginia won’t be joining Colorado and seven other states, as well as Washington, D.C., in legalizing recreational marijuana. But it’s likely the General Assembly will lessen the penalties associated with simple marijuana possession.

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Culpeper Times • February 2-8, 2017 LAW ENFORCEMENT

Former CCSO deputy indicted on alleged felony child sexual assault

A Rappahannock County Sheriff's deputy, who already possessed a criminal record, has been indicted on charges of “felony object sexual penetration of a juvenile.” Sheriff Connie Compton issued a written statement confirming that Ryan M. McCormack, who she said worked for her office for six months, was arrested by the Virginia State Police “as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation.“ “McCormack is no longer employed by the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office [RCSO],” Sheriff Compton stated. “RCSO has cooperated with the Virginia State Police since learning of this investigation and will continue to do so.” In a statement read to the Rappahannock News, Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. Tyler said the investigation of the 26-year-old McCormack, a resident of Amissville, was launched in December surrounding allegations involving the sexual assault of a child. That investigation led to McCormack’s indictment last week by an Orange County grand jury, where the assault supposedly took place. According to a source close to law enforcement, McCormack’s victim was a young child, although that would not be confirmed by the state police spokesman. This is not McCormack’s first run in with the law while serving as a law enforcement officer. As a deputy with the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, McCormack in June 2014 was placed on two years’ probation by a Culpeper judge after he was charged with physical assault of a family member, the Culpeper StarExponent reported at the time. McCormack was banned from having any contact with the female victim, believed to be his girlfriend, and ordered to undergo substance abuse and mental health evaluations, the newspaper reported. Upon the court’s ruling, which also followed a state police investigation, Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins accepted the resignation of his deputy. Sgt. Tyler said the state police investigation into the child sexual assault is continuing.

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The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the spring 2017 session of the Citizens’ Police Academy. Classes will begin on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and will run for four consecutive Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to educate the public on the duties, requirements, responsibilities and day-to-day operations of the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office. This class is for any resident who seeks to enhance their knowledge of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office. Topics include: Tours of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Jail, Courthouse, and 911 Center, Patrol Operations, DUI/Drug Enforcement, School Safety & Security, K-9, S.W.A.T., Criminal Investigations, Workplace Violence training, Firearms Safety and Range (includes concealed carry certification), Ride-Along with a Deputy and much more. Class members will tour law enforcement-related facilities, participate in hands-on demonstrations and get a close-up look at the vehicles and gear used in daily operations. Participants will also meet and interact with Sheriff Jenkins, his deputies, office personnel and members of the command staff. Interested persons must be at least 18 years and pass a background check. Applications may be picked up at the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office located at 14023 Public Safety Court, Culpeper, VA 22701 or downloaded at citizens-police-academy . Completed applications must be submitted by close of business on Friday, February 24, 2017. Contact Captain Bernie Feaganes at 540-727-7520 or bfeaganes@

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Goodloe's Dry Goods Store, as seen in this early 1900s photograph, was located in the Masonic Building at the corner of Davis and East streets. The building is now the home of Poppy & Chalk and until last year was the location of Clark Hardware. Pcitured from left to right are Emma Hall Truett, Archie Goodloe and Mercer Jennings. The man in the door and the two boys are unidentified. A look at Culpeper's past via photos from the Museum of Culpeper History's vault. The Museum has thousands of photos and we at the Culpeper Times are happy to share them with the community. Enjoy! Visit the museum on Facebook or at

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Virginia Real Estate Market ended on brisk note, sales exceeded $37.9 billion CONTRIBUTED REPORT

The Virginia residential real estate market eclipsed prior year performance and approached nearly $38 billion in sales, according to the Fourth Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia REALTORS® association. Key measures, including the total number of sales, value of all transactions, and median sales price, rose from their 2015 benchmarks. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw 26,308 residential transactions closed, a 6.8 percent increase relative to the 24,639 units sold in the last three months of 2015. The value of those transactions was amplified by a higher median price, and totaled $8.527 billion, an increase of 8.9 percent from 2015’s fourth quarter volume of $7.830 billion. Annual volume - the sum of all transactions for 2016 - exceeded $37.916 billion, 8 percent higher than in 2015 ($35.095 billion). Volume for 2016 was 20.7 percent higher than the total value of transactions in 2014 ($31.425 billion). “The fourth quarter sealed a year of impressive strength in Virginia’s housing market,” said 2017 Virginia REALTORS® President Claire Forcier-Rowe. “For buyers and sellers, 2016 was a year of opportunity. Particularly as inventory constraints eased in the last half of the year, we saw surges in activity and price. Buyers have been able to take advantage of low rates, even as they rose in the last quarter, and invested confidently at the end of the year. Sellers are poised to profit from sustained high demand as we move into 2017.” Annualized residential sales, a rolling sum of the home sales closed in the preceding 12 months, rose 6.6 percent from 2015, from 108,870 units to 116,091. Relative to the previous quarter, annualized sales rose 1.5 percent (from 113,422). The annualized sales measure has averaged an increase of 1.9 percent per quarter for the last nine quarters. Serial improvement in annualized sales illustrates sustained strengthening in the market. The rise in fourth quarter 2016 sales pace was propelled especially by a surge in November sales, usually a lull month in market activity. Loosened inventory and a swell in consumer confidence on the conclusion of the Federal elections, combined with a sense of urgency

regarding interest rate movement, escalated mid-fourth quarter sales. Each quarter of 2016 outperformed its prior year benchmark, just as each quarter of 2015 outperformed those of 2014. Aggregate median sales price for the fourth quarter was $265,000, an increase of 3.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015 ($255,175). Year-over-year median sales price increased in all regions, with the exception of the Southwest region, where price declined moderately. Compared to the fourth quarter of last year, 2016 fourth quarter home sales increased in all price bands except the lowest ($0 to $100,000), where low levels of inventory affect the number of sales possible. Sales increased especially in the $300,000 to $500,000 range. Increasing sales across broad price categories illustrate overall market improvement, as buyers enter the market at varied price points. The average number of days on the market dropped from prior year benchmarks to an average of 69 for the 2016 fourth quarter, 10.4 percent lower than last year’s fourth quarter average (77 days). Expected with industry seasonality, the average length of time on the market increased from the third quarter to the fourth. The yearover-year decrease in days on the market reflects strong buyer motivation, compelled by limited inventory and desire to take advantage of relatively low-cost financing. Virginia’s unemployment rate rose from its third quarter mark to 4.2 percent in November 2016, but continues to outperform the national rate (4.7 percent). Despite relatively steep rises in interest rates in the fourth quarter, the cost of borrowing remains historically low, aiding market accessibility for buyers in all price brackets. Both 30-year and 15-year fixed mortgage interest rates rose to their highest levels since the fourth quarter of 2015, ending the year at 3.81 percent and 3.07 percent, respectively. Increasing but accessible rates, with the prospect of further hikes to the key rate by the Federal Reserve Bank, should create greater urgency and contribute to a strongly motivated buyer population in 2017. The Virginia Home Sales Report is published by the Virginia REALTORS® association. Visit

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Football fans across the country will celebrate America’s most watched national sporting event, Super Bowl LI, on Sunday, Feb. 5. For many, the celebration will include drinking alcohol. That’s why Culpeper Police are teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a special Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk reminder to urge all football fans to call the right play on Super Bowl weekend by passing the keys to a sober driver before

the drinking begins. Drunk driving can be deadly. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, but even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times enough to make driving unsafe. According to NHTSA, in 2015 10,265 people—29 percent of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States that year— were killed in crashes that involved an impaired driver. “Super Bowl Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. If you want to be the MVP of Super Bowl LI, volunteer to be a designated driver to help your family and friends get home safely,” said Chief Chris Jenkins. “Drunk driving only leads to disaster and tragedy. It is never worth the risk. If you do plan to drink, remember to pass the keys to the sober driver before kickoff.” Chief Chris Jenkins said fans that have been drinking can secure a safe ride home by designating a sober driver or calling a local taxi service. In addition, NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, available on the app store, is another resource to help football fans who have been drinking find a sober ride home–by identifying their location and helping to call a taxi or a friend to pick them up. Designated sober drivers for Super Bowl weekend should refrain from drinking alcohol and enjoy the game with food and non-alcoholic drinks instead. They can tweet @NHTSAgov during Super Bowl LI to be featured on NHTSA’s national Wall of Fame. This Super Bowl weekend, be a team player and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Designate your sober driver before the big game begins.

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Group hopes to curb DUIs on Super Bowl Sunday By Amelia Heymann


To many Americans, Super Bowl Sunday means football, partying and plenty to eat and drink. For the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, it means an increase in traffic deaths caused by drunken driving. From 2011 through 2015, according to federal data, 37 percent of all fatal crashes on the day of and morning after the Super Bowl involved driving under the influence. “With over a third of all U.S. traffic deaths being caused by drunk drivers during Super Bowl Sunday, it’s important to have a gameplan to beat this opponent,” said Kurt Gregory Erickson, president of WRAP, a nonprofit group that advocates safe driving. WRAP has a list of tips to prevent drunk driving. It includes assigning a designated driver, using a taxi or ride-sharing service, drinking and serving non-alcoholic beverages, and wearing your seat belt.

“Wearing a seat belt may not be widely viewed as a tool in this effort, but the wearing of a seat belt may be your best defense against a drunk driver,” Erickson said. “The routine wearing of seat belts is the single most effective measure to reduce crash related deaths and injuries.” The Falls Church-based organization also encourages people to report suspected drunken drivers they see to the police. Dialing “#77” on a mobile phone will connect you to the Virginia State Police. For more information and tips on how to prevent drunken driving, visit the organization’s website, To combat drunken driving on Sunday, the Virginia State Police is having a “Trooper Bowl” – a traffic safety enforcement campaign. “Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is never a smart play, which is why our troopers will be out specifically patrolling for impaired drivers,” said Craig Worsham, commander of the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division.

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RICHMOND – Virginia auto safety groups are criticizing a House panel after it killed a bill that would have required every passenger in a car to use a seat belt. “This is a low-hanging fruit in traffic safety, getting people to buckle up,” said Kurt Erickson, president and CEO of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, a group that fights drunken and irresponsible driving in the D.C. area. “Virginia is constantly below the national rate of people wearing seat belts.” Erickson said efforts to strengthen Virginia’s seat belt laws go back to the early 1970s. He called the General Assembly’s hesitance a “libertarian defense.” “There are federal incentives for Virginia to do this, meaning that there’s highway dollars that are at risk if Virginia doesn’t have primary seat belt legislation. But that doesn’t seem to motivate anybody in Richmond,” Erickson said. “In fact, I’m convinced that when you bring up the federal government in terms of their incentives, that automatically raises Virginia’s flag of sovereignty 5 feet higher.” WRAP, along with other auto safety groups across the state, supported HB 1558, sponsored by Del. Paul Krizek, DAlexandria. Virginia law requires seat belt use only if the passenger is in the front seat or is under 18 years old. Tina Gill, director of

state programs at Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, said the current law is inadequate and puts Virginians at risk. “Traffic crashes are a public health and safety epidemic, and they are preventable,” Gill said. “We work to pass legislation so we can reduce the number of fatalities and injuries and prevent these horrific losses that have sweeping effects on families and communities.” Krizek’s bill died last week on a 4-4 vote in a subcommittee of the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. While the legislation would have enhanced Virginia’s safety laws, seat belt use is still a secondary offense in the state. This means police can’t stop drivers just because they aren’t buckled up. People in a vehicle’s front seat can be ticketed for not wearing a seat belt only if the driver has been stopped for a primary offense such as speeding. Both Gill said primary enforcement of seat belt laws is important. “Laws that are primary-enforced are much stronger laws and result in much more seat belt use,” she said. “It’s such a simple thing for us to do, and still people are not doing it.” Erickson agreed. “Most states have a primary seat belt laws, meaning that law enforcement could stop them for not wearing a seatbelt,” he said. “This (HB 1558) wasn’t even that; this was just mandating seat belt use for all passengers in a vehicle.”


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HOME & GARDEN Global warming continues, but will that affect this winter’s weather? WILD IDEAS

Noting the mood swings in the weather so far this winter, a couple of weeks ago I started wondering what the rest of the winter held in store. Then the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came out with its annual report on climate, which says that 2016 was the warmest year on record. With El Niño as the catalyst, the globe experienced record warmth from January through August last year. (El Niño is a warming of the water in the equatorial Pacific associated with widespread changes in weather patterns.) Despite the cooling effects of La

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than normal in the Northwest, according to NOAA in a its October weather prediction for this winter. NOAA’s maps (see graphic) show that, while the southern part of Virginia has a 30-40 percent chance of having average temps above normal, up here in Northern Virginia, we have an equal chance of experiencing warmer or colder winter this year. ➤ See Weather, Page 10


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➤ Weather, from Page 8 Precipitation is also forecast to coincide with this patterns. But NOAA and NASA are not the only forecasters. Judah Cohen, with the private forecasting firm Atmospheric Environmental Research, uses other models. He is credited on the National Science Foundation website with, contrary to NOAA’s models, forecasting colder than normal temperatures for much of the Eastern United States, with warmer than normal temperatures for the Western United States. As an Oct. 10 “Washington Post” article explains, Cohen has established a “strong track record” by using a model that predicts the phase of the Arctic Oscillation, a climate pattern characterized by winds circulating counterclockwise around the Arctic at around 55 degrees N latitude. “Winters in which the Arctic Oscillation is negative tend to be cold and snowy in the eastern


United States,” the article says, and “big areas of ‘blocking’ high pressure develop at high latitudes, which force cold air from the Arctic south.” In the NSF blurb, Cohen includes a variety of factors in his model as predictors of weather, one of which is the amount of Siberian snow cover in October. This snow cover “advanced at an above normal rate during the entire month” and indicates “an increased probability of a weakened polar vortex or a sudden stratospheric warming and a predominantly negative Arctic Oscillation during the winter, and cold temperatures, especially east of the Mississippi.” In other words, Virginia is likely to experience a colder-than-normal winter. The “Washington Post” article cites another forecast, by Joe Bastardi, of the private firm WeatherBell Analytics, that backs up Cohen’s. With the warm northeastern Pacific Ocean waters as a key factor and the Arctic Oscillation strongly negative

right now, “Bastardi has called for a cold and snowy winter in the East since July and predicts snowfall 120150 percent of average in D.C.” With the launch of a new NOAA satellite, GOES-16, in December, forecast reliability should improve. Scientists are already receiving preliminary data from the outboard magnetometer instrument aboard GOES-16, which is five times faster than previous GOES magnetometers. According to the agency’s website, this “increases the range of space weather phenomena that can be measured.” But for now, with the dueling forecast scenarios, I’m keeping both my down coat and shorts handy for the rest of the winter. © 2016 Pam Owen Pam Owen is a writer, editor, photographer, and passionate nature conservationist living in Rappahannock County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. You may reach her at

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Winter Plant Talks

In its annual Winter Speaker Series, our local Piedmont Chapter of the Virginian Native Plant Society features talks on tomatillos and edible and medicinal plants. On Feb. 19, the talk is “The Wild Tomatillo at the Center of an Insect Universe,” with T’ai Roulston, curator at the State Arboretum of Virginia, and research associate professor with the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. She focuses on our native wild tomatillo (Physalis longifolia) “as the anchor of a complex food web of specialized moths, bees and beetles, together with their parasites and predators, all eating each other or the plant.” The series concludes on March 19 with “Edible, Medicinal and Utilitarian Uses of Native Plants,” with McNeill Mann, administrator director and farm coordinator of Earth Village Education in Marshall, where she also teaches classes on this topic. All talks, which are free and open to the public, are at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 9668 Maidstone Road, Delaplane, VA 20144. No reservations are necessary, and refreshments are provided. For more information, go to or email


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Brandy Station Annual Fireman’s Parade and Fair cancelled By Anita L. Sherman STAFF WRITER

Word spread quickly Friday when an announcement appeared on the Facebook site for the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department that their Annual Fireman’s Parade, Car Show and Lawn and Tractor Pull has been cancelled for this summer. “Unfortunately, due to various reasons, the Board recommended and the membership voted that it was in the best interests of the Department to cancel this year’s event,” was part of their release. Comments have ranged from disappointment to understanding acknowledging the fine work that is done by not only this fire department but others throughout the county. They are all volunteers. When reached for comment, BSVFD President Rick Lane said that their members had voted to cancel the event at their Jan. 17 meeting. “The vendor that we have been using for the past 15 years retired and we were not able to find another vendor to fill the specific dates at the end of July,” said Lane, “when the event is usually held.” Lane said that he has also been monitoring the many comments

that have appeared on social media and hopes to quell any notions that any kind of conspiracy is afoot about its cancellation. Jeff Bailey, who has been involved in the marketing of this annual event, said that a prior vote in December would have utilized another vendor but on dates in August rather than the end of July. “I can tell you that I am not very happy about it and in my opinion, the community is the one that ultimately loses out by not having our annual fundraising fair,” said Bailey. Lane was against an August timeframe. “Culpeper County Public Schools start earlier,” said Lane who felt this would be a real conflict trying to hold this event when school was back in session. “Some members thought it wouldn’t be a problem, but I felt it wouldn’t be setting us up for success.” Lane acknowledged that the decision wasn’t easy. “This was a tough choice,” said Lane. “We try to steer things in the right direction and do what is best.. there is a tremendous amount of work that goes into preparing for this event.” Similar to the annual AirFest


Marching bands, horses, princesses, queens and bagpipers were favorite entries in Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Parade along Route 211. which has been spoiled by inclement weather the past two years, Lane expressed frustration when their fair has been faced with weather challenges that have dampened not only the ground but spirits and schedules. The release also thanked the community for their continued support and sought patience as the

leadership looked to the planning of future events. The popular spaghetti dinner will take place in February as well as the chicken dinner in May. The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1951 and is all volunteer. Visit their website at www.

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Ways to know whether your pet is losing her vision By Dr. Patty Khuly Regardless of your pet’s age, vision issues can come into play. For younger animals, these are usually the result of infections and hereditary diseases. For older ones, basic degeneration after a lifetime of use usually takes its toll––for some more than others. Here’s a few ways to tell if Fido or Fluffy is having trouble seeing.


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Settle to lead state police criminal investigation branch The Virginia State Police is starting the New Year with new leadership in its Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and announced this week it will replace the retiring BCI director, Lt. Colonel Rick A. Jenkins, with Maj. Gary T. Settle of Sperryville. Rappahannock County native Settle was to take over Jenkins’ position, and rank, as of Jan. 25 according to VSP spokesperson Corinne Geller. Settle’s last Gary Settle promotion came only 18 months ago, when VSP chief Col. W. Steven Flaherty appointed him as BCI deputy director. Before being appointed to the executive staff, Settle served as the BCI commander for the Culpeper field office. Settle began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a deputy with the Rappahannock County Sheriff ’s Office. He joined the state police in 1986 and was assigned to Frederick and Clarke counties as a new trooper. In 1996, he was elected


sheriff in Rappahannock County and in 2000 returned to state police. During his tenure with state police, Settle has served as a special agent, sergeant, first sergeant, field lieutenant, DES lieutenant and captain, while assigned to the state police Culpeper and Wytheville divisions. He was appointed to BCI captain of the Culpeper Field Office in 2010. Settle earned a master’s in homeland security and defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He also completed the University of Virginia National Criminal Justice Command College and the National Sheriff ’s Institute Executive Management Program in Colorado. BCI is the investigative branch of the Virginia State Police and consists of seven field offices across the state. Within each field office is a General Investigative Section (GIS) and a Drug Enforcement Section (DES). The bureau also consists of the High-Tech Crimes Division, Criminal Intelligence Division, Help Eliminate Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.) Unit, Insurance Fraud Unit, and Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Interdiction (CCI) Unit. Retiring after a distinguished 38-year career with the state police, Lt. Col. Jenkins has served as BCI director since his appointment

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July 10, 2015. A native of Fauquier County, Jenkins began his state police career in 1978 as a dispatcher in the Culpeper division.

The Salvation Army launches its February Annual Fund Drive Campaign “After the holiday season some people think the Salvation Army takes a break,” says Lt. Jared Martin of Culpeper-Warrenton. “No more bell ringing. No more Christmas kettles. But nothing could be further from the truth!” “Need has no season. Every day the Salvation Army assists those in need with food, clothing and emergency assistance. With the help of our supporters in 2016 we were able to provide life-saving services to hungry, homeless and hopeless families and individuals right here in Culpeper and Warrenton.” “That’s why our February Annual Fund Drive Campaign is so important,” says Lt Martin. “Our goal is to raise $1000 to support 140 of our neighbors in the next 30 days. We want to be ready to respond to those who need our help in 2017 and with the support of our

friends in Culpeper and Warrenton, we will.” Lt. Martin reports for the coming year, he expects to: Provide more than 900 food pantry grocery orders for hungry men, women and children. Help with rent, utility assistance, medicine and food for more than 650 families in desperate need. Visit over 100 lonely, hurting people in senior citizen and nursing homes as well as correctional facilities through our outreach programs. Help 475 children with toys, clothes, and a Christmas meal as part of Angel Tree. Give 40 disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience a summer camp at Camp Happyland. To donate to The Salvation Army, please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, mail your gift to PO Box 3474, Warrenton VA 20188 or make a donation online at You can also support The Salvation Army through gifts of used furniture, clothes, appliances, electronics, and bric-a-brac. We offer free pick up for donations of furniture. Call 540-321-4859 in Culpeper or 540-341-8385 in Warrenton.



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REAGAN DINNER • Fifth Annual Ronald Reagan Legacy Dinner is Feb. 25 at Tuscany Hall.

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the effects that the Beatles had upon the youth of America in 1964, through performances culled from Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Also on the program is a segment from Albert and David Maysles' 1991 documentary “The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.” Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

LIBRARY NEWS • Registration for the Library’s Tuesday Morning Storytimes is in progress. This is for their January-February session. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) is at 10:30 a.m. and Toddler Storytime (age 2) is at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. Toddlers participate with a caregiver, and preschool children participate on their own while parents remain in the children’s area of the library. Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, activities, and tips for helping children develop pre-literacy skills are shared. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact: Laini Bostian at 540-8258691 or Visit

REUNION • CCHS of 1982 will celebrate their 35 year class reunion on Oct. 7, 2017 from 6-11:30 p.m. at Reva Fire Hall. If you are a classmate or know one, please pass information to them. Dress is casual. Full dinner served. Music provided. Hope to see lots of classmates. $40 per person. Make check payable to Donna Yowell Hill and send to P.O. Box 403, Culpeper, VA. 22701. Questions, contact Tammy at 540-347-3952 or

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BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP • While breastfeeding is a natural process, it can be challenging especially in the early weeks. Pink Cocoon Breastfeeding Support Group meets monthly providing encouragement to new and experienced breastfeeding moms. Led by Pink Cocoons International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Cindy Curtis RN-C, IBCLC, CCE, CD - Pregnant

and breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to attend. Meets the First Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Providence Bible Church at Providence Bible Church at 17211 Greens Free. Email for more information.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard The Library of Packard Campus Theatre presents “Beatlemania on American Bandstand” (1964). This program will present a firsthand account of

will resume Friday night bingo sessions after a several month hiatus. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. Only upstairs seating available, and the facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.

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is invited to the Culpeper Police Department's annual Life Saver Awards Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Culpeper Police Department located at 740 Old Brandy Road. This ceremony is to recognize officers who had a direct effect on saving a life over the past year. This is planned to be a very rewarding night for our officers, our department, and our town. Contact Lt. Jeff Dodson at 540-829-5526. Email jdodson@culpeperva. gov.


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FILM • The Library of Congress

Community Church's Sermon topic is "Game Plan - Fourth Quarter.” Join us at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Live stream available at 10 a.m. via our website Children's programs available for birth - 5th grade. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-7270297.

Packard Campus Theatre presents “Let it Be” (United Artists, 1970). In this rarely-seen documentary directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the Beatles are shown rehearsing songs for their album “Let it Be” at Twickenham Film Studios, followed by an unannounced concert on the rooftop of their Apple headquarters in London. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

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CHURCH • Stevensburg Baptist Church will be having their annual Ground Hog Supper from 5 - 7 p.m. The Community is invited to attend. Cost: Adults $8, Children 5-12 years old $5, children under 5 eat free. Menu includes all you can eat pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, applesauce, coffee or milk. Contact Philip Walker at


The Jefferson Ruritan Foundation together with the Jeffersonton Ruritan Club will hold its 30th Annual Scholarship Groundhog Day Pancake & Sausage Supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Menu will include All-you-can-eat pancakes, famous Tom Calhoun’s sausage, fried apples, coffee, tea. Adults - $6.95, Children under 10 $3.95. Carry-out available. Direct donations are fully tax deductible. For more info call 540-937-4541 or go to www.jeffersonvaruritanclub. org.

NEW EXHIBITS • The Museum of Culpeper History re-opens for the 2017 season with new exhibits featuring World War I and the Women of Winston and Winston, An Early Planned Community. Located at 113 S. Commerce Street in The Depot. Hours are 10 a.m - 5 p.m 540-8291749.

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Stage Alive! Presents singer and pianist George Bugatti Feb. 23 at Eastern View High School.


STEAM Ahead at the Culpeper County Library from 1-2 p.m. Sign up in advance. This monthly Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program is for kids in 3rd-5th grade. Explore gravity with an “egg drop” activity and building parachutes for Lego figures. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Laini Bostian at 540-8258691 or

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CHILD CARE • How to Open a Home Child Care Business. Learn all the basics of opening a home based child care business. Speakers address Licensing, Zoning, USDA, and Subsidy. Held at Head Start office, 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd. from 9 a.m - 1 p.m. RSVP to 540-727-1055 x 415.

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The NeverEnding Story” (Warner Bros, 1984). Bastian Balthazar Bux, a dreamy young boy tormented by school bullies, escapes his tormentors one day into an old book shop, where he discovers a mysterious book: “The Neverending Story.” Starts at 2 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. For more information, call 202707-9994.


FREE DENTAL CARE • Germanna Community College Dental Hygiene students will provide free care on their annual Give Kids a Smile Day to children age 17-and-under from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They'll provide free dental cleanings, x-rays, sealants and fluoride at the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic at 1301 Sam Perry Blvd. in Fredericksburg. Patients will be seen on a first- come, first -served basis. For more information, contact Marlana Thomas, Germanna Assistant Dental Program coordinator and instructor,

FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “Singin’ in the Rain” (MGM, 1952). This rollicking musical satire of Hollywood in the 1920s when film transitioned from silent to sound features outstanding performances by Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen, and Gene Kelly. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. For more information, call 202-7079994.

Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center is hosting Life after Loss, a support group for women who have lost a newborn or pregnancy. A licensed clinical social worker leads the group. Topics include: experience of loss, anatomy of grief, loss of role, challenges of mourning, adapting to loss, ritual and renewal. For more information, please call Laura Nicholson at 540-829-8807. First Saturdays of each month from 2-3 p.m. Located at 501 Sunset Lane.

Night Bingo. Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot. Food available for purchase. Contact Jim Calhoun at 540-937-1730.

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SUPPORT • Survivors for Life

Support Group. Support group for those that are affected by the unique grief associated with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Culpeper Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Team Jordan and facilitated by Alan Rasmussen, Prevention Specialist for Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services. Contact Alan Rasmussen for further information at 434-8258913 or by email at arasmussen@


• Held at Culpeper Hospital from 7-8:30 p.m. Runs through March 27. Special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them, renew through faith-based perspective. Adults and teens welcome. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministries. This is non-denominational and free. Learn more at or call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540-349-5814 for information and directions.

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What’s Happening short subjects also shown. Live musical accompaniment provided by Andrew Simpson. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

BINGO • VFW Post 2524 will

resume Friday night bingo sessions after a several month hiatus. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. For further information call 825-3424.

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BREAKFAST • The Jefferson


FILM • See Gene Kelly’s rollicking performance in the rain in this

classic musical Feb. 4.

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• Debut of Memory Cafe for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers are invited to share social time together at Country Cookin' in the Southgate Shopping Center at 2:30 p.m. A representative from the Alzheimer's Association will be available to answer questions. For more information contact Jessica Nolan at 434-9736122 x123 or Bonnie Vermillion at 547-4824.

CHESS • Culpeper Chess Club meets each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information contact Charity Karstetter at 540-727-0695 or

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FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents American Blues Masters (1945-2005). This program, curated from the Library’s vast collection of historic films and television programs, will feature 60 years of rare and classic Blues performances dating from 1945 to 2005. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994

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FILM • The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents “The Round Up” (Famous Players-Lasky, 1920). This is Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle’s first feature length film where he plays a sheriff whose fast draw goes unappreciated. Selected

Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-caneat Country Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Menu will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fried apples, biscuits & gravy, pastries, orange juice & coffee. $8/adults, $5/ children 6-12, under 6 free. Carryout available. Call 540-937-5119 or go to www.jeffersonvaruritanclub. org.

CHURCH DINNER • Mitchells Presbyterian Church, 12229 Mitchell Road, Mitchells, VA, will hold its Annual Pancake & Sausage Dinner. Our “all you can eat” dinner will be from 5 - 7 p.m. $8/adults, $5/children under 12, under 5 eat free. Extra sausage will be for sale. Proceeds benefit our local missions and youth program. Call 825-1079 for information.

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Providence Bible Church is hosting Dave Ramsey's 9-week course on personal finance that focuses on the practical application of handling money according to Biblical principals each Sunday, Feb. 12 through April 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $90 per family unit, which includes engaged couples. Register at Providence Bible Church in the lobby on Jan. 22, 29 or Feb. 5 or call the church at 540-825-4715 to find out how to register online. Located 17211 Greens Corner Road, Culpeper. Contact happy. with any questions.


SUBMIT YOUR EVENT! Want your event to appear in the Culpeper Times What's Happening expanded regional weekend calendar? Email editor Anita Sherman at anita@ BINGO • Mid-Day Lions Sunday Night Bingo. Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot. Food available for purchase. Contact Jim Calhoun at 540-937-1730.

POKEMON • Children and

teens can come and play the Pokemon card game. For novices and seasoned players. Bring your cards and learn to make a deck. There are some cards available to use for those who would just like to try out the game. Children ages nine and under must attend with a parent. No registration required. From 2-3:30 p.m. at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact L.J. Blakey at 540-738-2240 or leejblakey@

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• Held at Culpeper Hospital from 7-8:30 p.m. Runs through March 27. Special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them, renew through faith-based perspective. Adults and teens welcome. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministries. This is non-denominational and free. Learn more at or call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540/3495814 for information and directions.


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Fauquier Community Theatre presents Steve Martin’s “The Underpants.” The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Steve Martin, provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes’ home. Plays Feb. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Adults $16, seniors (60+) $14, Students/ Children (ages 3 -18) $14. Theatre located at 4225 Aiken Dr Warrenton, VA 20187 (540) 349-8760 Order tickets online at

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growers celebrate the beginning of the winegrowing season. The ceremony begins in our vineyards with the sounds of bagpipes that will lead the procession of flags bearing the arms of each participating winery. This procession is guided by the Knights of the Wine who were founded in 1964. The Knights of the Vine seek to promote our country's wine industry and educate our members to the benefits and enjoyment of wine. Pastor Kim Cittci will deliver a blessing of the vines and to finish the ceremony. Pig roast feast to follow with choice of wine. Desert Rose Ranch and Winery located at 13726 Hume Road. Starts at 1 p.m. Procession at 2 p.m. followed by food and wine at 3 p.m. Tickets $49. Call 540631-3200 for reservations. info@

Pianist Joel Fan performs at Theatre in Little Washington Feb. 12.


EXHIBIT • George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association presents exhibit on African Americans who fought in the Civil War from the Piedmont Region. Shown at Rappahannock Scrabble Senior Center, 111 Scrabble Road in Castleton, from 2-5 p.m. Contact Chairman Charles Jameson at

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CONCERT • The Theatre at Little Washington presents pianist Joel Fan. Celebrated for his exuberant virtuosity, and a bold repertoire that embraces piano classics and inspired discoveries of contemporary and

world music, Fan re-invents the piano recital by illuminating the rare and unexpected. Starts at 3 p.m. All seats reserved. 291 Gay Street. $25/adults, $10/under 18. Contact 540-675-1253 or info@


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EXHIBIT • George Washington

Carver Regional High School Alumni Association presents exhibit on African Americans who fought in the Civil War from the Piedmont Region. Shown at Orange County Art Studio, 139 Main Street, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runs through Feb. 23. Contact Chairman Charles Jameson at ccj1947@gmail. com

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JOB FAIR • Orange County


Job Fair sponsored by Piedmont Workforce Network from 10 a.m.noon at 112 W. Main St., Orange, VA. Ten local employers will be on hand. Free “Job Fair Etiquette” workshop begins at 9 a.m. Candidates should bring resumes to the event. For resume-writing assistance, contact the Workforce Center: (540) 212.4570.


TRIP • AARP, Chapter 5329 at Lake of the Woods is sponsoring motorcoach day trips departing from Lake of the Woods. All are welcome. For more information please contact Barbara (540) 9724651 or "Taste of Solomon's" Solomon's Island, Maryland Saturday, March 25, 2017. Stroll the Riverwalk along the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay with access to shops and participating restaurants to taste samples of their specialty foods and signature drinks. Vouchers can be purchased for $4.00 per sample. Price: $49.00


Culpeper Times • February 2-8, 2017 IN BRIEF

Students excel at Virginia Military Institute Math Competition Students from Culpeper Middle and Floyd T. Binns Middle Schools were recently recognized for their achievements in Virginia Military Institute’s 2016 American Math Competition 8 (AMC 8). The competition was held on November 15, 2016 with 502 students participating from across the state. Culpeper’s team of 18 students was led by Mrs. Rhonda Bolum, Gifted Specialist at both county middle schools. A First Place Gold award was won by Alex Romero, a seventh grade student at Floyd T. Binns. William Harris, an eighth grader at Floyd T. Binns, earned a Second Place Silver Award. In addition, five eighth grade students merited Third Place Bronze awards: Tanner Beamer, Emma Bonilla, Samuel McCabe, and Brynley Meadows, all of Culpeper Middle; and Avery Ward of Floyd T. Binns. Also competing in this challenging competition were the following students: from Culpeper Middle – Anebha Bastola, Isabella Olson, Savannah Sprouse, Alex Temple, and Thomas Timberlake; and from Floyd T. Binns – Jamil Abed, Anna Hansohn, Marissa Lavenuta, Jocelyn Perry, Abigail Shrader, and Rebekah Smith. The AMC 8 is a 25-question multiple choice test in middle school mathematics that challenges students to solve rigorous problems. The Mathematical Association of America explains that the test illustrates to students the variety of math topics in the math curriculum. It helps students understand the importance of problem-solving and fosters enthusiasm and interest in the study of mathematics.

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AARP, Chapter 5329 at Lake of the Woods is sponsoring motorcoach day trips departing from Lake of the Woods. All are welcome. You do not need to be AARP members. For more information please contact Barbara (540) 972-4651 or wisecruiser@ "Taste of Solomon's" Solomon's Island, Maryland Saturday, March 25, 2017 Stroll the Riverwalk along the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay with access to shops and participating restaurants to taste samples of their specialty foods and signature drinks. Vouchers can be purchased for $4.00 per sample. Price: $49 Living History Cruise, Baltimore Maryland Saturday, May 6, 2017 Set sail on a 6-hour cruise on the SS John W. Brown the only fully restored WW ll liberty ship on the east coast. Enjoy an action-packed re-enactment with vintage aircraft's flying overhead, entertainment, tour of the ship and lunch. Price: $205 Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart Saturday, May 6, 2017 Enjoy this annual spring festival featuring annuals, perennials, international floral designers, music, crafts and gourmet foods displaying in over 50 booths. Price: $49

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market is currently accepting applications for 2017 market season. The market season begins Saturday, April 29 and continues every Saturday through Nov. 18 from 7:30 a.m. until noon in the East Davis Street parking lot in the Depot District. The application is due by Feb. 24 at noon at the Culpeper Renaissance Inc. office, located at 127 West Davis Street. Please e-mail Culpeper Renaissance Inc. atcrievents@culpeperdowntown. com or call 540-825-4416 for an application and further market information.

Be a sponsor with Gnarly Hops and Barley Beer Fest Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. is proud to present the 5th Annual Gnarly Hops & Barley Beer Fest! Culpeper Renaissance is bringing together local breweries, restaurants, and vendors for an experience that Culpeper, and surrounding areas, are sure to enjoy. A “Great American Main Street” award winner and APA winner, Downtown Culpeper is being seen

the world over as ‘excellent’ in bringing the Main Street culture to the masses. This festival will offer businesses a premium marketing opportunity to reach a broad audience. The Gnarly Hops & Barley Beer Fest will draw beer lovers from all over the Piedmont region, with advertising to match. Various sponsor packages are available and include a host of publicity and promotional opportunities for your business. Secure your sponsorship no later than Feb. 17 and mark your calendar for April 29 from noon - 5 p.m. Contact Melissa Vesuna at 540-825-4416. Visit www.

Board members attend VACO meeting A gathering of the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors will occur on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Two or more Board of Supervisors will attend the Virginia Association of Counties, County Government Day located in Richmond, VA. The Board Members will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the County Administration Building and return at 5 p.m. Any person with questions regarding the event should contact Kimberly Ellis, Deputy Clerk, County Administration Office, 302 North Main Street, Culpeper. Phone 540727-3427.

School Board to hold Budget Public Hearing Culpeper County School Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2018 budget for Culpeper County Public Schools on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Office, 302 N. Main Street.

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Culpeper County divided again

In 1793 Madison County was created from the southwestern part of Culpeper County. At the time, there was also interest in a separate county being formed from the northern area of Culpeper. This interest would continue to grow over the next 40 years. Finally in 1832 the push for another new county began to take shape. The Virginia General Assembly received the following petition: The undersigned petitioners, residents and voters of the County of Culpepper, beg leave to represent to your honourable body, that they are exposed to great inconvenience from the great size, the geographical extent, and overgrown population of the County of Culpepper as well as from the peculiarly inconvenient location of the seat of Justice of the said county. A reference to the map of the County and census will show that a population of perhaps half the whole county are cut off from the Court House by two Rivers frequently impassable and often difficult to cross. A large majority of this population have to travel more than twenty miles to

court, a considerable portion more than thirty miles over a mountainous country, and over roads that are and probably will remain in all time to come, as bad perhaps as any in the commonwealth. Your petitioners therefore earnestly request that a law may be passed establishing a new county out of the Northern and North Eastern parts of the County of Culpeper. They would respectfully suggest that a line commencing in the immediate vicinity of the Slate Mills situated near the Madison and Culpepper line and running across the County of Culpepper to some point (say the mills of Daniel Ward Esqr.) on the Fauquier and Culpepper line would cut off the county of convenient and compact form and sufficient size, and would in no way interfere with the convenience of their fellow citizens in the old County. There was some opposition from those who didn’t want Culpeper broken up again. Opponents of the new county worried mostly about lost tax revenue for Culpeper County. They noted that residents of a new county would still need to use the roads to the Fredericksburg markets that Culpeper had to maintain. Another concern involved jury trials; it was felt that a smaller population in Culpeper would be a detriment to finding impartial jurors.


purchase teen gifts. Also thank you to the ROTC from Culpeper High School for carrying boxes to cars for us. Thank you to County Waste and Recycling for providing us a recycling bin. This year during our pick-up time, we also had the pleasure of being entertained by Kendra Callahan and the youth musical group from Precious Blood Catholic Church. Finally, we acknowledge the help of Monica Creel and others at Piedmont United Way as they helped with the final baskets. Angel trees were sponsored by the Culpeper Methodist Church youth group and by Culpeper County Public Schools Central Office staff. We thank both groups for helping make Christmas special for lots of children. Thanks to the National Jr. Honor Society of Floyd T. Binns School for wrapping our boxes which were put out throughout the community to collect canned food. Thanks to the following businesses who collected food for our baskets: Minuteman Mall, Battlefield Chevrolet,


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We couldn’t do it without you: Thank You! Dear Culpeper Citizens: Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program would like to say thank you to the citizens of Culpeper for your support during our 2016 season. We also would like to thank Brandy Station Fire Department for providing a place to organize and carry out our project. We want to thank Kristen Johnson and Clore English Funeral Home staff for their work in collecting toys for the Culpeper Toy Chest. The program thanks Cube Smart for providing storage for us as we planned for the season. Our program is very appreciative to the Knights of Columbus from Precious Blood Catholic Church for picking up our food donations throughout the community. We would like to say a special thanks to the National Honor Society and FCCLA of Eastern View High School for raising funds to


Traveling west on Route 211 from Warrenton will take you from Fauquier to Culpeper to Rappahannock County. It’s a scenic and serene drive. In the end, the argument of the inconvenient travel faced by a large portion of residents just to conduct ordinary business became the convincing factor. The new county became a reality on February 8, 1833. Named for the Rappahannock River, the General Assembly established the boundaries as: Beginning at the corner of Madison and Culpeper counties upon the top of the Blue Ridge of mountains, and running thence with the line of said counties to the point where it is intersected by the Hugh’s River, above the junction of Hugh’s and Hazel rivers; thence with Hugh’s river to

the junction of the aforesaid rivers: thence to a bend in the river near a point called the Giant’s Castle; thence to Horner’s Mill upon the Fauquier and Culpeper line; thence with said line to the corner of the aforesaid counties upon the top of the Blue Ridge; thence with said mountains to the beginning, shall form one distinct and new county, and be called and known by the name of Rappahannock County. To note: the 1840 U.S. Census showed Culpeper County with a population of 11,393, Rappahannock County with a population of 9,257, and Madison County with a population of 8,107.

Battleford Ford, Battlefield Toyota, Cube Smart, Chamber of Commerce, Chrysler of Culpeper, Culpeper County Library, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Frost Cafe, Gold’s Gym, K&M Rentals, Koon’s Cars, Martin’s MedExpress, Mountain Run Bowling Center, Museum of Culpeper History, North Ridge Apartments, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Woodscape Apartments, Town of Culpeper treasurer’s Office, and VA Department of Health. Finally, thank you to the Girl Scout Troop 552 for dropping our collection boxes off for us. The Culpeper Christmas Basket Program is very appreciative to the following schools in the area that collected canned food for our program: Epiphany Catholic School, A.G. Richardson, Emerald Hill, Yowell, Farmington, Sycamore Park, Pearl Sample, Culpeper Middle School, F.T. Binns Middle School, Eastern View High School, Culpeper High School, Culpeper Central Office, Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center, Culpeper Christian School, Heritage

Day Care, and Rainbow Day Care. The group would like to show gratitude to the JROTC and other citizens who helped carry food baskets to cars on delivery days. Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program recognizes the tremendous help of our committee (Ann Laster, Melody Mackison, Jennifer Burriss, Susan Hauman, Robyn Althoff, Brian Mackison, Bruce Winning, Sue Jenkins, and Kristen Johnson who helped in numerous ways to make sure the 2016 program was a success. Finally, we would like to express thanks to all the other citizens, churches, businesses and others who helped pack our baskets and toy bags. Without your support, the Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program could not complete this important project which helps needy families of Culpeper County. Sue Jenkins Chairman Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program

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Cold Murder Cases in Virginia: A call for action PARDOE’S PERSPECTIVE

As a true crime author I write about cold cases in my books. I spend my time interviewing victims' families and law enforcement officers who have worked such cases. In the last year and a half I have been writing about a string of serial murders here in Virginia that are unsolved after 30 years. In doing so, I have come to a conclusion - we simply are not doing enough to try and drive these ice-cold cases to prosecution. This problem is beyond Virginia. It exists at both the local, state and federal level. Emphasis goes to those cases that are fresh and new as opposed to those that have gone cold. The issue is that if a case is not resolved quickly by law enforcement, it may never get resolved. Cold cases are treated with an attitude of, "if you have time, look into it." One cannot casually dive into a cold case. The sheer volume of evidence, interviews, etc, make it next to impossible to tackle in one's spare time. You either work the case or you don't. Investigators are put in a position of trying to juggle incoming murder investigations with those that never got resolved. Universally they fall on investing their time on the most


current cases. There is a risk in this approach. Each passing month a case remains cold means there is a risk of a key witness or suspect dying and evidence degrading. The cases don't get easier to solve over time, despite the leaps in DNA and other forensic technologies they get harder. Imagine how you would feel if you lost a brother, sister, father, mother, wife or husband to a killer who was never brought to justice. That their killer has walked the Earth and continued on with their life while you suffered a loss that can never be replaced. Then you are told it is allowed because there’s no money to continue the pursuit. Where is the justice in that? The passage of time does not nullify the crimes committed. What you must ask yourself is simple: Do unsolved murders, regardless of their age, deserve the same attention as recent crimes? Don't the victim's families deserve exactly the same justice as the families of someone who was killed two days ago? Sadly, almost pathetically, Virginia, as a state, doesn't have a cohesive comprehensive strategy for cold cases. When I have spoken with law enforcement officers it always comes to one word: "resources." In other words, money. If they had more investigators, they would have the manpower to seriously look into cold

cases. I have not met a policeman yet that said that the cold cases were not deserving attention…but they all say they just don't have the men and women to work them. This needs to be changed, as does our entire perspective about allowing cases to go cold due to resourcing problems. It's time to nut up and do something about it. I believe we have a moral and civic obligation to fully fund a permanent Virginia State Police unit resolved to work with other law enforcement agencies to close out long-standing cold cases. We need to demonstrate to the victims and victims' families that we live in a society based on law and order. Time is an enemy of the truth and justice in these cases. We should be known as a state that does not allow criminals to run out the clock to escape justice. If you commit a murder in Virginia, you should live in fear that no matter how many weeks pass, you know you will pay for what you did. The real crime is that we, thus far, have allowed these cases to go cold. It's time to give law enforcement the tools and staffing they need to ease the pain of the families and friends of these victims. It's time for the Governor and General Assembly to take concrete action. No Virginian should have to bury a loved one and wonder if their killer will be brought to justice. It is time to send a message to those that have gotten away with murder - we're coming for you…you will not escape.

Reporting from the General Assembly FROM THE DESK OF Michael Webert

Moving into the 3rd week of session, the Capital has seen record numbers of visitors. Daily attendance by the public has consistently been over 4,500 people a day. I’m enjoying meeting with so many who are being active in the

political process. Subcommittees and full committees began the process of moving policy proposals through the General Assembly, and I am pleased to inform you that several of the measures that I introduced have advanced forward to the full Committee and the House Floor. While the remainder of my legislative initiatives has not been discussed in subcommittee, I would like to update you on six of my bills that have moved forward: -HB 1596: Prevents state agencies from requiring contractors, or subcontractors who are engaged in business with the state to provide compensation beyond what state or federal law dictates.

Government mandated agreements disproportionately burden small businesses with high costs that they aren’t able to absorb. Thereby unfairly discouraging many qualified small businesses from bidding on projects being paid for with their tax dollars. HB 1596 has passed the House and been referred to the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology. -HB 1565: This bill authorizes localities to create green development zones that provide certain tax incentives and regulatory flexibility for up to 10 years to a business operating in an energy-efficient building or to a business that creates products used to reduce the negative impact on the environment. HB 1565 passed the House and has been sent to the Senate. -HB 1564: This bill seeks to reduce overall regulatory requirements by 35 percent. Agencies will be required to establish a baseline for their regulatory requirements. HB 1564 was recommended for reporting by General Laws Subcommittee #4. -HB 1566: This bill establishes a statewide policy for the regulation of professions and occupations specifying criteria for government regulation with the objective of increasing

opportunities, promoting competition, encouraging innovation, protecting consumers, and complying with applicable federal antitrust laws. HB 1566 was referred to the Committee on Appropriations. -HB 1597: This bill requires any locality establishing a stormwater management utility to waive charges for a person whose approved stormwater management plan indicates that the stormwater produced by his property is retained and treated on site. HB 1597 was recommended for reporting by Counties, Cities and Towns Subcommittee #2. -HB 1991: This bill repeals a provision that caps the sum of basic aid payments and supplemental basic aid payments received by certain eligible school divisions at a certain historical level of basic aid payments received by the relevant locality. HB 1991 was recommended for reporting by the Education Subcommittee on Education Innovation. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on the legislative matters before the General Assembly. Please feel free to share your opinion by contacting my office at (804) 698-1018 or

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Valentine’s Day Trivia Sending flowers on Valentine’s Day whether a single long stemmed rose or a bouquet or perhaps a new plant for your office or bedside table is a special way of saying, “I love you.” Although roses are the most popular valentine flowers, in Denmark, people send pressed white flowers called snowdrops. Let’s look at some other interesting facts and statistics as we get ready to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day. 15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day. 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. About 3 percent of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy," on Valentine's Day, 1876. California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period. Cupid, another symbol of Valentine’s Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love. During the late 1800s, postage rates around the world dropped, and the obscene St. Valentine's Day card became popular, despite the Victorian era being otherwise very prudish. As the numbers of racy valentines grew, several countries banned the practice of exchanging Valentine's Days cards. During this period, Chicago's post office rejected more than 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were so indecent, they were not fit to be carried through the U.S. mail. During the Middle Ages, the belief that birds chose

their mates on St. Valentine's Day led to the idea that boys and girls would do the same. Up through the early 1900s, the Ozark hill people in the eastern United States thought that birds and rabbits started mating on February 14, a day for them which was not only Valentine's Day but Groundhog Day as well. February 14, 270 A.D. : Roman Emperor Claudius II, dubbed "Claudius the Cruel," beheaded a priest named Valentine for performing marriage ceremonies. Claudius II had outlawed marriages when Roman men began refusing to go to war in order to stay with their wives. Hallmark has over 1330 different cards specifically for Valentine's Day. Humorous valentines of the 19th century were called "Vinegar Valentines" or "Penny Dreadfuls." Vinegar Valentines were introduced in 1858 by John McLaughin, a Scotsman with a New York City Publishing Business. Penny Dreadfuls with comic designs drawn in 1870 by American cartoonists Charles Howard became known as Penny Dreadfuls. In 1929 in Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime boss Al Capone murder seven members of the George "Bugs" Moran North Siders gang in a garage on North Clark Street. The so-called St. Valentine's Day Massacre stirred a media storm centered on Capone and his illegal Prohibition-era activities and motivated federal authorities to redouble their efforts to find evidence incriminating enough to take him off the streets. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling. In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine's Day with their sweethearts. In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card. In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite decorations on the spoons.

The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!" It wasn't until 1537 that St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday. England's King Henry VIII declared February 14th a holiday. One single perfect red rose framed with baby's breath is referred to by some florists as a "signature rose," and is the preferred choice for many for giving on Valentine's Day, anniversary, or birthday. Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine's Day.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire. Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates, and family members. Source: Brain Candy

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House panel OKs bills targeting opioid crisis By Megan Schiffres CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

RICHMOND – A House committee has approved seven bills aimed at fighting the opioid crisis in Virginia. The legislation would limit the prescription of medications containing opioids, establish guidelines for the use of opioids to treat pain and make opioid overdose reversal drugs more easily available. The House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the proposals and sent them to the full House of Delegates for consideration. On an average day, three Virginians die of a drug overdose, according to State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine. In November, she and Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. “It’s been an epidemic for us for years,” said Honesty Liller, CEO of the McShin Foundation, a Richmond-based addiction recovery organization. “About 85 percent of our people in our program are opioid addicts. So it’s definitely real, it’s definitely on the rise and it’s definitely getting bigger.” The House bills moving through the legislative process include: HB 1885, which would prohibit doctors from prescribing more than a seven-day supply of controlled substances containing opioids. Exceptions would be made for cancer and chronic pain patients. HB 2165, which would require electronic prescriptions for drugs containing opioids – an effort to crack down on prescription fraud. HB 1750, which would let pharmacists dispense naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote, to patients who don’t have a prescription. HB 2167, which would require the boards regulating doctors and dentists to adopt rules for prescribing opioids and products containing buprenorphine, a drug used by addicts to suppress withdrawal symptoms.

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Liller supports bills like HB 2167 because she says drugs containing opioids are overprescribed. She knows that from firsthand experience. Liller is a recovering opioid addict. During the early stages of her recovery, she said, a doctor prescribed her drugs containing opioids – even after she explained that she was an addict. If HB 2167 became law, it would limit the dosages and length of time a doctor can prescribe opioids to their patients. It also would require doctors to review their patients’ treatment history using the Prescription Monitoring Program, a database created to deter illegitimate use of prescription drugs. Moreover, under the bill, doctors who prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of addiction would have to refer such patients to substance abuse counseling. Buprenorphine is a “partial agonist opioid,” meaning that it activates the opioid receptors in the brain – but to a much lesser degree than heroin, oxycodone and morphine. The House committee also approved HB 2161, which would create a workgroup to establish educational guidelines for training health care providers in the safe prescribing and appropriate use of opioids, and HB 2163, which says all buprenorphine prescriptions must include a prescription for naloxone. “The naloxone is just a reviver, so it knocks the opioid receptors off your brain while you’re overdosing. But the buprenorphine is a completely different drug that is to make you feel comfortable through your detox,” Liller said. When declaring the opioid public health crisis last year, Levine announced a standing order permitting all Virginians to have access to naloxone. HB 1750 would make that order a state law by allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a patient-specific prescription. Currently, pharmacists and emergency workers like police officers are the only people au-

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thorized to dispense naloxone in Virginia. One of the bills sent to the House floor would expand the availability of the drug beyond medical professionals. HB 1453 would affect people who have taken training from the state Department of Behavioral Health and Human Developmental Services on how to teach others to administer naloxone. The bill would authorize the trainees to show others how to administer naloxone and to dispense the life-saving drug to the people they teach. Right now, people who complete the behavioral health agency’s training don’t have the authority to dispense naloxone. Del. Dave LaRock, R-Loudoun, introduced the bill when Win-

chester County, which borders his House district, became an opioid hotspot. He said he is confident the bill will pass the House and eventually become law. “I would give it somewhere north of 99.9 percent,” LaRock said. “Because the drug (naloxone) is so safe and because the need is so severe, it (the bill) actually has an emergency enactment clause on it which requires it have a two-thirds vote instead of a simple majority. And I’m confident that it’ll pass with that two-thirds majority.” Most of the House bills have companion legislation in the Senate. Three of the companion bills already have received unanimous approval in the upper chamber.

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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office: Jan. 25-31

Following are the county police reports from Jan. 25-31. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO.

Jan. 25 Christopher Rudy Marsh, 33, 2000 block Cottonwood Lane, Culpeper, probation violation on felony charge (four counts) Edgar Rivera, 48, 70 block Chaps Lane, Fredericksburg, failure to appear, bail/peace release Ashley Eric Hagen, 27, 12000 block Randle Lane, Culpeper, probation: violation on felony charge (two counts) Jan. 26 Jacqueline Elaine Banks, 54, 14000 block Norman Road, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Malik Essence Andrews, 23, 11000 block Murphy Court, Culpeper, bail/peace release Jaime Christina Beatty, 37, 20000 block Thoms Road, Elkwood, drunk in public, profane language

Kevin Anthony McKaige Jr., 24, 200 block Spring Road, Mineral, contempt of court

Jan. 27 Heather Nichole Umanzor, 44, 5000 block Fairview Lane, Broad Run, issuing bad checks Jerry Wayne Thomas Jr., 35, 13000 block Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, failure to appear Danielle Antoinette Messineo, 42, 2000 block Peyton Drive, Charlottesville, threats to bomb or damage building Ariche Thomas Brooks III, 33, 9000 block Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, grand larceny Ashley Nicole Robinson, 23, 6000 block Clarkes Meadow Drive, Bealeton, possession of marijuana Jan. 28 William Robert Brill, 46, 14000 block Chestnut Fork Road, Culpeper, assault and battery family member Jamie Lynn Koch, 36, 13000 block Buglenote Way, Spotsylvania, driving while intoxicated

Jan. 29 Justin Menefee, 24, 500 block Richmond Road, Amisville, possession of marijuana, revocation of suspended sentence and probation Jan. 30 Zachary Alan Cullop, 33, 4000 block Lillards Ford Road, Brightwood, parole board warrant Carley Leigh Harris, 20, 20 block Blacksmith Lane, Madison, possesion of schedule I, II controlled substance, accident driver not report, property damage, manufacture, sale, possession controlled substance Jan. 31 Joseph Patrick Smith, 43, 1700 block Zachary Taylor Highway, Chester Gap, probation violaton on misdemeanor charge Michael John Beard, 35, 25000 block Germanna Highway, Lignum, possess, transport firearm by convicted felons, possession of marijuana

Culpeper Town Police: Jan. 23-29

Following are the police reports from Jan. 23-29. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the police department. Jan. 23 Elisa Marshall, 37, 2000 block Mosby St., Alexandria, failure to pay fines, costs or penalties

Jan. 25 Anthony Michael Innes, 67, 600 block East Spencer St., Culpeper, assault and battery - family member Donny Ray Lillard Jr., 34, 2000 block Cottonwood Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear

Jan. 27 Donny Ray Lillard Jr., 34, 2000 block Cottonwood Lane, Culpeper, failure to appear Mary Porter, 33, 700 block Holly Leaf Road, Culpeper, profane, trehatening language over public airway Brooks Anthony Ellis, 35, 23000 block Thornhill Road, Orange, sale, distribute marijuana Ashleigh Renee Baldwin, 27, 6000 block Baileys Lane, Rixeyville, forging, uttering (10 counts)

Jan. 28 David Austin Merritt, 18, 8000 block Dunkard Church Road, Rixeyville, unlawful purchase or possess alcoholic beverage, drunk in public, profane language

Amanda Rae Thomas, 20, 2500 block Golden Pheasant Place, Catlett, possession of schedule I, II controlled substance Jan. 29 Matthew Abram Davis, 30, 9000 block Corbins Way Drive, Culpeper, driving under the influence of alcohol, headlihgs - failure to illuminate at night or during poor conditions Artayvia Sharpee Baker, 20, 100 block Ash Street, Culpeper, sentence to community based corrections program or facility Cedric Warfield, 28, 500 block Laurel St., Culpeper, monuement, unlawful damage, no intent to steal


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for a two year project in Loudoun County, VA. Applicants must pass a saliva drug test and E-verify for employment. Please send resume to jdavis@thalle. com


wanted for a government project in Warrenton. Prevailing wages apply. Must have U.S. citizenship and your own transportation and tools. Call


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● Hiring Foremen ● Laborers ● Pipe Crew ● Dump Truck Drivers ● Equipment Operators Excellent pay and benefits. (540) 364-4800


Are you looking to join an industry leader? CroppMetcalfe is looking for the very best experienced HVAC Service and Maintenance Technicians to join our team! Excellent pay and benefits, training programs, and consistent work schedule.

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Full-Time With Benefits Must be 21 or older & possess a valid VA drivers license. Subject to background check and drug screening.

Rish Equipment Company 10214 Fayettesville Road Bealeton, VA 22712 540-439-0668

605 Automobiles - Domestic 2013 Hyundai Elantra hatchback, 1 owner, garaged, many extras, 2384 miles, $13,500. 540-222-5697 Garage spaces avail for vehicle. $150/mo each vehicle. approx. 10 x 20. Gainesville / Warrenton 703-975-4622

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Midland Christian Academy seeks an experienced educator to provide Christian school leadership for pre-school through eighth grade. Successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in academic program management, selection and management of school personnel, physical plant oversight, community relations, planning, and development. Head of School will work directly with the Board of Directors to maximize the educational development of each student in accord with the Mission Statement of Midland Christian Academy. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Phone: 540-439-2606 Fax: 540-439-7082 email:

Superior Paving Corp., an award winning Asphalt Company, has openings for multiple positions * Density & Lab Technicians * Lowboy Drivers * Asst Crew Foreman * Paving Crew Laborers * Paving Operator * Truck Drivers To learn more & complete an application, visit


Fauquier County Public Schools Live Here, Work Here, Thrive Here, Fauquier!

Join us for our Annual Education Job Fair Saturday, March 18, 2017

To register: http://www.fauquiercounty. gov/fcpsjobfair EEO/AA/M/F/D


The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Field Representatives in Culpeper & surrounding counties. If you are customer focused, selfmotivated and have excellent communication skills, please call 1-800-563-6499 for more information and to be scheduled for a testing near you. The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.





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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: How to self-publish | The McCormack House | and Pedaling for affordable housing


Lauren Kieffer and Veronica ride for Team USA in Rio. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

The Marshall Community Center is a local treasure

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Culpeper Times • February 2-8, 2017

THE WEEKEND PAPER Local News. Local Voices.

Find YOUR local weekly community paper at more than 300 locations throughout the region! CULPEPER 7-11 (Main St. near Shenandoah Garden Spot) All Smiles Dental Citgo 3 Star Food Store AJ’s Market Amberwood Animal Hospital Surgical Center Ande’s Store Atheneans Family Restaurant & Pizza Bailey’s Country Store Battleford Toyota Billy Fox, State Farm Agency BP (Across from CVS) Bonnie Reb Boots Brooks Chiropractic Clinic Bruster’s Ice Cream Cabrera’s Panderia & Bakery Century 21 Cintas Christina Mills D.D.S. Clancey Counseling, LLC Commonwealth Eye Chik-fil-A Chrysler of Culpeper Coin Laundry Commonwealth Medical Center Country Cookin’ Country Shoppes of Culpeper Country Farm Services CRI Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Culpeper Cosmetology Culpeper Family Practice Culpeper Farmer’s Co-Op Culpeper Museum Culpeper Senior Center Culpeper Thrift Shoppe Culpeper Health & Rehab Culpeper Post Office Culpeper Resource Center Culpeper UVA Hospital Culpeper Visitor Center Culpeper Town Police Department Culpeper Department of Human Services Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office CVS - Culpeper Dairy Queen Duke’s Store

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county SNOW SCENES: Monday’s snow was just enough to drape the Allen rapher Photog hours. few a for even if cloak white ful in a beauti and very Martin thought it our “best snowfall so far this year, beautiful g! sharin for little trouble” to capture. Thank you

POWER PROVIDER:: Pam Harris, of the Culpeper Women's Club, presented their Community Service Award to Jennifer Hulse at their December meeting. Hulse launched the Power Pack Program in Culpeper, which provides food to children in need.

MEET WILL KING: Will King dropped by the Rappahannock News this past week to explain why he wants to be the next delegate representing Virginia’s House District 18, which includes all of Rappahannock County and parts of Culpeper, Fauquier and Warren counties. A military veteran and retired law enforcement officer — he went from U.S. Capitol Policeman to Federal Air Marshal to the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence branch, where he held top secret/sensitive information clearance — he is running on the Green Party ticket, refusing all corporate contributions and not beholding to any corporate interests or lobbyists. King plans numerous appearances in Rappahannock County prior to the Nov. 7 election, where he will expand on his platform to save family farms here and throughout the 18th. He faces Republican incumbent Del. Michael J. Webert.

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