Home & Garden

Wild Ideas: The case of the mystery hummingbird

For the average birder, checking off one more species on his or her life list can be a thrill, especially if that bird is outside its known range. For those of us who do not consider ourselves birders but still love to watch birds, just sorting out common species can be a challenge, and the rarer ones even more so. […]


Rappahannock Media adds Piedmont ‘Lifestyle’ Magazines to publishing portfolio

Regional publishers Rappahannock Media (RM) and Piedmont Press & Graphics (PPG) have agreed to a partnership that will see RM acquire PPG’s popular Lifestyle magazines — Warrenton Lifestyle, Broad Run Lifestyle and Haymarket Lifestyle — and integrate them into its growing portfolio of regionally focused publications. […]


In Brief, Sept. 29

The community is invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of the E.B. Wood Community Park. This is sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. and the Wood Family. The pocket park is located at 118 N. Main Street in historic downtown Culpeper. Event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments served. Contact criinfo@culpeperdowntown.com or 825-4416. […]


Curtain Calls: ‘The Madness Makes Sense’

One has only to read Jane Austen’s first published novel, “Sense and Sensibility”, to wonder how in the name of all that is corseted and prim such a thing could be staged. It is, after all, a literary bonbon made delectable by Miss Austen’s subtle observations and sideways sense of humor. And theatre can be such a direct medium. How is it possible? […]

Biz Bio

Biz Bio: Appleton Campbell celebrates 40th year in business

Appleton Campbell began with just one truck in 1976 when Jim Appleton started the company with his grandson, current President Mike Appleton, as his helper after school and during holidays. The company now employs more than 60 people and provides quality plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical service across the Piedmont Region and Northern Virginia. […]


Culpeper native helps to provide transparency, accountability in Afghanistan’s rebuilding efforts

KABUL, Afghanistan – Not all patriots serve in the military. Rhonda Dinkins of Culpeper has dedicated 34 years of her life to serve her country as a federal employee. Employed by the Defense Contract Management Agency in Ft. Lee, she temporarily fills the role as the external audit manager for the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan based here at Resolute Support. She is the command’s main contact for follow-up for all audit related questions. […]


Culpeper Town Police bring home two awards

The Culpeper Town Police Department has another reason to be proud. On Tuesday there was an awards luncheon held at Hotel Roanoke by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP). They gathered to announce the recipients of the 2016 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards for the best traffic safety programs in Virginia for 2015. […]


Attorney General launches new effort to combat heroin and opioid abuse

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that he is launching a coordinated effort this fall to prevent overdose deaths and to educate Virginians, especially young people, on the dangers of heroin and prescription opioids. With overdose fatalities expected to approach or exceed 1,000 in 2016, a number that would well-exceed car crashes, Attorney General Herring is redoubling his work to address heroin and prescription drug abuse through, education, prevention, enforcement, and legislative solutions. […]