In Brief


“Caring for Someone with Memory Loss” conference

Join local experts to develop the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals experiencing memory loss. The all-day conference will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper.  Speakers include Dr. Roddy Kibler, licensed mental health professional and known for his innovative approaches to dementia care; Diana Bright, certified dementia practitioner and recent graduate of Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care training. Registration for the workshop is $25 which includes breakfast and lunch. Vendors will be displaying materials and resources.  CEUs are available through Germanna’s Workforce Center. More information and online registration can be accessed via or by calling Kathi Walker, 540-825-3100 x. 3416.  Family and professional caregivers are welcome.

Sheriff’s 5K Charity Walk/Run registration open

Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins 4th Annual Police Week 5K is approaching quickly! Pre-register soon to be guaranteed a T-Shirt on Race Day, May 13.

Not a runner? Not a problem! This is a Walk/Run fundraising event to support the Culpeper Sheriff’s Charitable Fund, which provides Christmas gifts for Culpeper’s most needy children and educational scholarships to graduating seniors from Culpeper County High School and Eastern View High School.

Law Enforcement Officers who are interested in participating are encouraged to take the Thin Blue Like 5K Challenge, that means running in full uniform to pay tribute to America’s fallen Law Enforcement Officers.

Register today by visiting

Novant lifts flu-related visitor restriction


As of Tuesday, April 18 at 7a.m., all Novant Health facilities have lifted the visitor restrictions that were put in place on Feb. 24. During the height of this flu season, Novant Health asked the community to keep visitors age 12 and under out of all its hospital facilities. As a result of the declining number of flu cases seen over the past few weeks, these restrictions have been lifted. The decision has been made in collaboration with other regional hospitals including Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Cone Health, High Point Regional Health System and Randolph Health.

Individuals exhibiting flu symptoms still should not visit patients. Those symptoms include fever, cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. However, people who are seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.