Police add auto-injectors to help combat drug overdoses

Heroin use hit home heavy in the Piedmont region some time ago and law enforcement officials continue their battle against overdoses. Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose and is the standard treatment for overdose. Until fairly recently administering this medication needed to be in the hands of trained medical personnel in emergency departments as it was done via syringe. […]


Curd Quips: Would you take a cow sailing?

Seems a bit obtuse of a question and one that may leave you asking why? Forget the why for a second and focus on the “would you” portion. The cow won’t ask to go sailing, so it’s up to you to answer the question. Consider that cows can see color and smell from almost six miles away, but their communication and navigation skills in a sailboat are of doubtful value. Well…that’s not fair to say, as I have not personally sailed with a cow. […]


Curtain Calls: Golden “Carousel” comes ‘round again

The jewel in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s crown doesn’t need any tinkering or apologies. All it needs is the treatment it’s getting right now at Arena Stage. Set in the four-sided Fichandler space, Todd Rosenthal’s simple, whitewashed plank stage evokes a small town band gazebo in early 1900s New England. Its second tier, suspended high above us, houses half of the live orchestra and hosts the second act “heaven” scene. Rich simplicity and virtuoso performances on all levels carry this production. […]


PUBLIC SAFETY: Culpeper Police urge motorists to wear safety belts  

This Thanksgiving, the Culpeper Police Department is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement agencies across the country on a high-visibility Click It or Ticket mobilization to make sure all Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts. The Click It or Ticket mobilization will begin on Nov. 21, and conclude on Dec. 4. […]


FOR YOUR HEALTH: Medical Center earns another ‘A’

Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center earned an “A” in patient safety for the ninth consecutive scoring period from The Leapfrog Group. The independent national nonprofit evaluates 2,600 hospitals every six months and assigns a score of A to F based on performance in 28 categories related to the delivery of safe care. […]