Winning team creates “pick me up” box at E Squared competition

It was down to the final six teams Friday morning in the 8th annual E Squared competition. Reaching this point means that your business plan has passed muster and now it’s your opportunity to wow the panel of judges with your presentation. In this competition, 60 percent of your grade is based on the business plan with 40 percent directed at how you market your product or service and yourselves. […]


Curtain Calls: ‘Once More Into The Breeches!’

What better way for the Folger Theatre to demonstrate devotion to the greatest poet in the English language on the 400th anniversary of his death than to present – for the first time ever! – his long lost very first play? And we know it’s his first play because the three-man comedy team of The Reduced Shakespeare Company tells us so. […]


Restoring America’s ‘CORPS’ Judeo-Christian values

You might be hard pressed to find two more energetic, passionate and committed gentlemen than Pastor Brad Hales at Reformation Lutheran Church and Al Aitken, former chairman of the Culpeper County Republican Committee. The two of them have teamed up to offer the senior community something very special and unique. […]



The county’s proposed FY17 budget of $158,872,481 was unanimously passed by the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday morning meeting. Representing a slight increase from last year’s budget of $154,127,043, the good news for residents is that there is no tax increase. […]


Behind the Badge: Discipline defines Washington

Personal discipline defines Victor Washington. It gives him a quiet authority that manifests itself in speech and physicality. The tall, sinewy Sergeant moves with the athletic grace of a Joe DiMaggio — and for good reason. He played sports all of his life, competed in bodybuilding and taught others the art of good nutrition and exercise. Those who know Washington say he is defined by something else: his devotion to his children – and it was that commitment that eventually forced a hard decision. […]


From Where I Sit: I remember mama

My mother’s name was Aurora. Her funeral was held on what would have been her 94th birthday 16 years ago in July. The service was small, and I was fine until the notes of “Malaguena” wafted through the air. […]


The art of healing

Artists and clinicians alike have long known about the connection between art and healing. Art can take many forms, including music, visual art, expressive writing and movement. At UVA Culpeper Hospital, we see the value of creating an inviting and warm space for our patients, guests and staff. Through the work of our Images Committee, we have created a Healing Art Program at our hospital. […]


Governor’s act “unconstitutional” and “unprecedented”

As you have probably heard, Governor McAuliffe has recently used his executive power to restore voting rights to more than 206,000 convicted felons in Virginia. This is an unconstitutional and unprecedented abuse of executive authority the governor is using to affect the election this November and ensure his long-time friend, Hillary Clinton, becomes the next President of the United States. […]