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. […]


In Due Course: Virginia passes new laws

According to Virginia’s Constitution, all laws enacted at a regular session excluding a general appropriation law take effect on the first day of July after the General Assembly has been adjourned. That means, that several new laws went into effect this summer that could well affect the everyday lives of the citizens of Virginia. […]


From Where I Sit: The sad state of the State Theatre

Admittedly when I first walked Culpeper’s streets years ago I didn’t know the history of the State Theatre, its early beginnings as a vaudeville movie house in the mid 30s, its memories for many in the community who remember watching flicks there as a kid on Saturdays, the balcony reserved for African-Americans complete with a separate staircase, its eventual decline and empty untouched spaces for more than a decade. […]