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Biz Bio: Looking for a home or office? It’s all about new beginnings

Born in Kentucky, for the past 30 years, Loni Colvin has called Fauquier County home. Celebrating a 16-year anniversary in August, Colvin is at the helm of a thriving real estate business. Horizon Real Estate, Inc. includes offices in Warrenton and Front Royal. In addition, there is Horizon Chest Bay brokerage in Hartville, Horizon Real Estate School in Warrenton and Sunshine Title and Settlement in Front Royal. […]

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Around the county

The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors has committees which make recommendations on issues in a variety of areas of community life. If you would like to contribute your service on a board or committee, we would like to hear from you. Please call the Administrative Office at 540-727-3427 for an application or with questions about a position or committee, or apply online from www.culpepercounty.gov. All interested parties who live in Culpeper County, are encouraged to apply at any time. […]

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Epicurean Muse: Labor Day works out well for relaxing and exploring new tastes

Say it ain’t so, but ready or not, Labor Day is here marking the unofficial end of summer. It’s time to get outside and embrace summer’s last hurrah or perhaps consider it a second chance given the spectacular forecast for the weekend! Whether your plan is to hit the trails, hop on your paddleboard or just gather around the grill with friends and family there’s an opportunity to explore some new adult beverages. […]

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Culpeper Currents: Culpeper was a hospital town during the Civil War

In the spring of 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, the town of Culpeper was the headquarters for the Confederate Provisional Army. Under Colonel Philip St. George Cocke, a camp was established north of town on the land of Rev. Cumberland George. The camp was named “Camp Henry” for former governor Patrick Henry. Here the units that had been organized in the county, as well as some from more distant areas, gathered to train. As more and more soldiers came and went from the camps, illnesses began to spread, including an outbreak of measles. […]

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The Graffiti House Heritage Day: The grand opening of the hospital room

The largest cavalry battle of the 1861-1864 War Between the States took place in Culpeper County 153 years ago. It occurred in early summer at Brandy Station during June of 1863. General Robert E. Lee began moving his Army of Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg, Virginia on a campaign that would end at the Battle of Gettysburg. Therefore, he commanded General J. E. B. Stuart to screen his movements and Stuart encamped his cavalry division near Brandy Station. It did not go unnoticed by the Federal Army. Very early on the morning of June 9, Major General Alfred Pleasanton commanded his 11,000 men in the Army of the Potomac to attack the Confederate Army which numbered 9,500 soldiers. […]

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Town safety: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Culpeper Police Department‘s goal is to end drunk driving. Virginia’s law enforcement will be out in full force during the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, and the local Checkpoint Strikeforce mobilization, which runs from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5, 2016. Impaired driving prevention is the focus of the mobilizations, which are held in advance of and include the Labor Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. […]