Protesters march in support of 12 CCHS students suspended due to ‘misconduct’

More than two dozen protesters peacefully marched outside Culpeper County Public School’s Central Office Wednesday afternoon. They sported signs that read “Educate Don’t Eliminate” and “Students Have Rights Too.” They gathered in support of 12 Culpeper County High School students allegedly suspended for 364 days for misconduct. […]


Deputy at home in the classroom

He grew up on his grandfather’s farm off Scott’s Mill Road learning the lessons of another era — lugging spring water up to the house, daily farm chores, and the thrifty life of a family of six siblings. His mother and father lived on his grandfather’s 45-acre farm amidst six gardens, pigs and whatever else the family needed to make a living from the land. […]


Ahmed named 2015 Physician of the Year

Dr. Mirza Ahmed, a hospitalist with Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, has been named the facility’s 2015 Physician of the Year. The award recognizes Ahmed’s bedside manner with patients, as well as his positive interactions with his colleagues. As a hospitalist, Ahmed specializes in the care of patients in the hospital. […]

Home & Garden

Wild Ideas: Nature as medicine |

Having a passion for nature can be rewarding in many ways, but now scientists studying the relatively new discipline of “environmental psychology” (aka “ecopsychology”) are finding that being out in nature has real health benefits. […]


Chamber of Commerce announces Stohlman’s Retirement

The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors wishes to announce that Debbie Stohlman, President/CEO, will be retiring effective August 31, 2016. Ms. Stohlman has been with the organization since August 2009 when she began her career as Operations Manager. She was promoted to her current position in August 2014. […]


“Mardi Gras in May” makes magic

It all starts with a couple of steps to a favorite song—then a glimmer appears in the eyes. Then like magic it erases the little pains of aging quicker than any medicine. As children we learn to dance even before we understand what we are dancing for— even before we understand music. […]

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Kids having fun with soccer

The beautiful game.

If you’re a soccer fan, player, coach, or parent and have lived in this area long you are probably already aware of Chip Rohr’s Soccer Camp. Anchored at Linton Hall School in Bristow, the camp is coming up on its 38th year. […]