In Brief



County seeks committee members


The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors has committees which make recommendations on issues in a variety of areas of community life. Perhaps you have an interest, knowledge or experience that is needed.

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  All interested parties who live in Culpeper County, are encouraged to apply at any time.

Some seats become available during the year due to resignation. Applications for these seats are reviewed during the year. Most committees have terms ending December 31. The deadline for these applications is October 3, 2016. The Board of Supervisors makes decisions during closed session at a subsequent meeting.

Applicants are notified as soon as possible after decisions are made.

Seats coming open December 31, 2016 are as follows:


Committee Seats Available  

Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory 2

Airport Advisory 2

Culpeper Economic Development Advisory 2

Disability Service Advisory 3

Economic Development Authority 1

Human Services Board 2

Library Board (Salem & West Fairfax) 2

Parks and Recreation Advisory (Catalpa & Stevensburg) 2

Planning Commission 3

RRCSB/Area Agency on Aging 1

Hoptoberfest: CRI debuts Gnarly Hops fall celebration

As the craft beer scene in Culpeper continues to grow Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to present the inaugural Hoptoberfest – a Gnarly Hops fall celebration. Hoptoberfest will take place on Sunday, Sept. 4, from noon – 5 p.m. in the Depot District in Downtown Culpeper. This brand new event is designed to satisfy the American Craft Beer enthusiasts with a German twist and there’s an added bonus for Virginia Wine lovers.

Hoptoberfest is definitely putting the fest in festival with more than 40 different beer selections, at least 18 Virginia wines to sample and refreshing Bold Rock Cider in a variety of flavors. Check out some local brew favorites like Blue Mountain, Hardywood Park, Devil’s Backbone, Beer Hound, Pale Fire, South Street, Starr Hill, Parkway and O’Connor. Additional American favorites will be on tap, including Troegs, Schlafly, Ballast Point, Firestone, Terrapin and Smuttynose. Then there’s a German and European influence from Bitburger, Andechs Rothaus, Wurzburger, Benediktiner, Reissdorf, Kostritzer, Liefmans and Ommegang. Virginia wine enters the festival with Culpeper’s newest winery, Mountain Run, along with Early Mountain, Granite Heights Winery, Prince Michel Vineyard, Horton and Mattaponi Winery.

Kelsey Carlson, Hoptoberfest Committee Chairperson, is thrilled to kick off this exciting new event.

“For the past four years, we have loved seeing the streets of Culpeper filled for Gnarly Hops…so

much so that we decided to start doing it twice a year! Hoptoberfest will be the perfect event to kick off the beautiful Virginia Fall season. What more could you ask for than a Labor Day Weekend festival full of beer, wine, great food and music?”

Festival food provided by Bavarian Chef Food Truck, Uncle Elders BBQ, Cap’N Corbin’s Seafood, N&A Catering – Mediterranean, UFO Food Truck and more.

Entertainment includes live music by two phenomenal bands, Dalton Dash and DR. Yes.

Creative displays and works of art from Girls Day Out, Shenandoah Spice Company, Chickie-Dickie Beads, Daddy G’s Rockin’ Salsa, Precious Metalz Jewelry, Gray Wine Design, Virginia Wine of the Month Club and more will be attending.

There are only a limited number of advanced tickets available for the Hoptoberfest and CRI is

encouraging those 21-and-older to pick up tickets early to ensure a spot at Culpeper’s newest

downtown event. General advance tickets are available for $30 and may be purchased now a

Museum of Culpeper History, Vinosity (both located in downtown Culpeper) and Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations (211 West Evans Street) and on the web at $5 non-drinking tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event.

All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. The Hoptoberfest – a Gnarly fall event is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as The Town of Culpeper, Culpeper Times, Fauquier Times, Virginia Eagle/Beer Hound, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Culpeper Auto Parts NAPA, Culpeper Farm Tour and Kid Central.

For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or visit us on the web at,, follow us on Twitter @gnarlyhops and Instagram #gnarlyhops.


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Charles Coder


Novant names new financial officer


Novant Health UVA Health System has named Charles “Chuck” Coder chief financial officer. Coder joins the Health System from Community Health Systems, where he most recently served as the market chief financial officer for the Virginia region.

“With the formation of Novant Health UVA Health System, we knew we would need a chief financial officer who would provide the right guidance for this unique partnership,” said Melissa Robson, CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System. “I am pleased to welcome Chuck Coder to our team.”

Coder has an extensive healthcare background and has worked in finance for Community Health Systems, Health Management Associates and Baptist Health Care. Coder held several positions with Community Health Systems, including chief financial officer for Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia, and chief financial officer for South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. He also served as chief financial officer with Health Management Associates for Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Spring Hill, Florida. Coder has a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

Bird hunters: Register for your HIP permit


All hunters requiring a Virginia hunting license including lifetime license holders who plan to hunt doves, waterfowl, rails, woodcock, snipe, coots, gallinules or moorhens in Virginia must be registered with the Virginia Harvest Information Program (HIP).

A change for the 2016-2017 season is hunters will now be issued a HIP “permit” with their hunting license, when identifying that they will be hunting migratory game birds, instead of being issued a HIP number as in the past. A new HIP permit is needed for the 2016-2017 hunting season. Just select the HIP permit option when purchasing your hunting license and it will be added to your license and customer account. There is no cost for a HIP permit.

To register for HIP, visit or call 1-888-788-9772 during normal business hours. Go Outdoors Virginia represents a new online portal, and one-stop shop, for DGIF customers to purchase recreational fishing and hunting licenses, check game, register and renew vessels, sign up for quota hunts, and more. Beginning July 1, 2016, you will be required to create a customer account in order to purchase your license and to register for HIP. You can manage your account online 24/7/365.

Once a customer account has been completed you can proceed to purchase/replace a license/permit. There is an option provided under the heading ‘hunting licenses’ for the HIP registration permit.

Hunters who are exempt from purchasing a license are requested to register for HIP.  Information obtained from HIP registration is vital for the management of migratory birds in Virginia.  If not already established, exempt hunters can create a customer account at To find out more about HIP please visit: