News

Salute to Veterans: Remember our veterans every day

Far too often we are bombarded with the daily news of how bad things are around the world and the tragedies that occur throughout the cities and states within our country. As a proud American and a believer in the spirit of our country, it is stories like this one that I feel compelled to broadcast in an effort to show how some people and organizations are working without any publicity or want for recognition that they truly deserve. […]

Opinion

Time to think about Christmas giving

The Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program is gearing up for the 2016 season and has applications for recipients ready to be picked up and mailed in to us. Applications can be picked up at Social Services, United Way and Culpeper Food Closet. All applications need to be turned in by Friday, Nov. 11, to Culpeper Community Christmas Basket program, P.O. Box 574, Culpeper, VA 22701. Applications must be postmarked Nov. 11 or before. Applications postmarked after Nov. 11 will move to a waiting list. […]

Opinion

Fired up over Facebook comment

To the anonymous administrator/s of the “Culpeper Deputies No Longer Silent” Facebook page:

I read today (6 October 2016) that, “While [Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins] worked in Rappahannock and Sheriff [Connie S. Compton] was out of town he took upon himself to bring a female road deputy to Cpep [sic] to his personal gun range for qualification.” The comment further states said deputy didn’t qualify, et cetera… […]

Opinion

Agewise: Preventing Elder Abuse

By the year 2050, the population of adults aged 65 and over in the United States is projected to be 88.5 million-more than twice the older adult population from six years ago according to the US Census Bureau. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging predicts the number of older adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia is also expected to increase dramatically reaching 1.8 million by 2030. A critical portion in adjusting to this demographic swing is strengthening opportunities for older adults to live secure, violence free and fully engaged within their communities. […]