Observations on Orlando

I was going to write about my vacation to Orlando with my grandson. We were at Disney at the time of this terrorist attack, blissfully sheltered from the grim reality only a few miles away. […]


Leaders meet to stop heroin

Editor’s Note: This article was published in December 2015 in the Fauquier Times. As a followup to the conference held last year, next Wednesday, June 29, the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and the Culpeper Town Police will present “Addressing the Heroin Epidemic as a Community.” The film Chasing the Dragon – The Life of an Opiate Addict will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Program starts at 6 p.m. Public encouraged to attend. […]


Arrest reports June 6-15

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office: June 8-15 Following are the county police reports from June 8-15. Reports are provided by the law enforcement agency listed and do not imply guilt, however are the charges placed by the CCSO. June 8 Elisha Princess Davis, 20, 14000 block Shanktown Road, Reva, contempt of court Benjamin Bautista, 36, 13000 block Kyff Court, Culpeper, failure to appear, grand larceny Marcus Vernon Lewis, 33, 21000 block Holmes Lane, Culpeper, […]


‘It takes a village’

Kratchovil, Breeden families grow stronger with support from Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby A sign attached to Missy Breeden’s tent said it all Sunday at the Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby. “Family: One of life’s […]


Salute To Veterans: Vietnam War Museum – Open House

Tucked away in the town of Ruckersville, Virginia next to an Alpaca Farm is a little known museum that is a must see area destination. Located at 6265 Spring Hill Road, this private museum is run by The Vietnam War Foundation (a public educational 501 (C) (3) foundation) and only open by appointment and a few other times a year for special Open House events. […]

Home & Garden

Disease carrying mosquitoes love standing water

Dr. Wade Kartchner, Director of the Rappahannock/Rapidan Health District, recently gave a presentation to the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors about the Zika virus. As of Thursday, June 9, 2016, the Virginia Department of Health has reported 25 cases of Zika virus disease in Virginia residents to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (3 in Northwest Region, 14 in Northern Region, 1 in Eastern Region, 5 in Central Region and 2 in Southwest Region).



Look for ways to get involved in the community

I believe government at all levels belongs to the people. Because our local government is closest to the people, I feel it is vital for our representatives to share and be transparent with their thoughts and ideas. When asked by the editor to deliver an occasional individual supervisor perspective piece for Culpeper Times – I said yes! […]


From Where I Sit: One of those feel good moments

For several years now, usually in June, I’ve attended an early morning kick-off breakfast meeting at Pepper’s Grill. Hosted by the Culpeper Fourth of July Festival Committee, it is a time to not only share cups of coffee and breakfast but to learn who will lead this year’s parade as Grand Marshal. A Spirit Award is also presented honoring an individual or individuals who have had a positive influence in building the town’s character and energy with forward thinking actions. […]

Biz Bio

Biz Bio: Discover a sanctuary within a sanctuary at Fauquier Springs Country Club

Heading onto Springs Road begins a journey through rolling pastoral farmland dotted with barns and homes, well maintained fences, horses grazing and depending on the time of day, sunshine that dances through tree branches and skies that are alive with cloud canvases. While winding, it’s a serene drive. Then the turn onto Tournament Drive into Fauquier Springs Country Club and the serenity and peaceful ambiance take on a sanctuary feel. Any pressures or stresses start to melt away as this 200-acre haven spreads before you. Pasture lands are now well manicured greens and the clubhouse sits stately and inviting exuding Southern hospitality, graciousness and charm. […]


Caruso embodies spirit of officer

He started his career walking the streets of Culpeper stuffing parking tickets under windshield wipers. Not a glamourous job but at 19 the former Culpeper High School football team tackle was determined to find a position he could make into a career. Service in the military called, but he landed a job with the Culpeper Town Police, it was better than what he had — so he gave it a try. […]


ALL ABOUT TOWN: Town passes FY 2017 budget

Public hearings were held Tuesday evening by the Culpeper Town Council in a special session to discuss the proposed increase to the lodging tax and the proposed 2017 budget. There were no speakers for or against the proposed increase to the lodging tax which moves from 5 to 6 percent effective July 1, 2016. According to town manager Chris Hively, that increase will bring in an additional $66,000 in revenue. […]