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February 12-18, 2015 | Culpeper, Virginia | Vol. 9, No. 6 |                                                                                                              THE WEEK

                                                                                                                                                                                               HAPPY VALENTINE’S

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, Feb.14

Gone                                                                                                                                                            PHOTO BY IAN CHINI             Adopt a pet
Council                         Start your engines!                                                                                                                                            Be My Valentine Adop-
debates                                                                                                                                                                                        tion Weekend” spon-
                                Leading the pack from more than 40 contestants, third grader Ben Wortman was heralded as the Grand Pack                                                        sored by Culpeper
      By Wally Bunker           Champion at the Cub Scout Pack 550 Pinewood Derby held Sunday at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville. A stu-                                                  Felines & Friends is Sat-
                                dent at Emerald Hill Elementary School, Wortman spent approximately one month building his car. The title of                                                   urday at Petsmart in
SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES   Grand Pack Champion goes to the racer who has the combined fastest time, the best of three races. A young lad of                                               Culpeper. Find your
                                few words, Wortman had this to say after receiving the honor, “I feel good.” He is shown here with his trophy and                                              purrfect furry friend.
    The waiving of fees for     winning racer. Congratulations Ben! See more photos on Focus, B1.                                                                                              Adult adoptions $25 and
the annual “June Fishing                                                                                                                                                                       kittens $75. Contact
Days” erupted into a testy                                                                                                                                                                     Phyllis O’Brien at
debate among several town                                                                                                                                                                      540.812.2430 or
council members at Tuesday
night’s town council meet-                                                                                                                                                                     REAL ESTATE
ing.                                                                                                                                                                                           SECTION

    The item was pulled off                                                                                                                                                                    Check latest
the town council’s consent                                                                                                                                                                     land transfers
agenda, which usually
passes with no discussion.                                                                                                                                                                     See what has sold dur-
                                                                                                                                                                                               ing January in the real
    The annual June event at                                                                                                                                                                   estate section. Check
town-owned Mountain Run                                                                                                                                                                        out B3 and B4.
Lake Park allows local law
enforcement and state con-                                                                                                                                                                     IT’S ALL LOCAL
servation officers to mingle
with the public. This year’s                                                                                                                                                                   Tune in to TV
event is being hosted by
Commonwealth’s Attorney                                                                                                                                                                        Join co-hosts editor
Megan Revis Frederick, as                                                                                                                                                                      Anita Sherman and con-
well as the law enforcement                                                                                                                                                                    tributor Gary Close as
agencies.                                                                                                                                                                                      they discuss the week’s
                                                                                                                                                                                               news and events. This
    Before approving the                                                                                                                                                                       week’s guest is Gordon
waiver of customary pavilion                                                                                                                                                                   Humphrey of Culpeper
                                                                                                                                                                                               Has Talent. Find on our
    See TOWN, Page A3                                                                                                                                                                          homepage or at Com-
                                                                                                                                                                                               cast Cable Channel 190.
Now that’s better:Wendy’s demands hearing
      By Gary L. Close              That entrance is visible                                  parties apparently negotiated    R&L did not agree to the         to Condemn the land Nov. 25,   Athlete A7
                                evidence of a lawsuit now                                     but could not come to an         amount and the construction      2014. On Feb. 4. R&L Foods     Calendar B2
 SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES  heating up in the Culpeper                                    agreement.                       project moved on. The effect     fired back.                    Classified A9
                                Circuit Court between the                                                                      of the action by the town was                                   Focus: Derby B1
    Those drivers who travel    Town of Culpeper and R&L                                          The town posted a certifi-   to put the dispute between           The answer filed by the
between the Main Street Cir-    Foods, the owner of Wendy’s.                                  cate of deposit for what it had  the two aside while the proj-    company admits to very little  To place a classified
cle and the Old Rixeyville                                                                    estimated was the financial      ect was completed, in the ex-    and demands the town give      ad, call 540-347-4222.
Road Circle may notice an en-       When the town was plan-                                   damages R&L Foods would          pectation that the courts        “strict proof” to all items
trance to nowhere behind        ning the bypass R&L Foods                                     suffer as a result of the proj-  would settle the dispute later.  claiming that many asser-
Wendy’s. The concrete curb-     was contacted about using                                     ect: $155, 718.00. This gave                                      tions in the town’s petition
ing gaps for a road that does   part of the company’s prop-                                   the town defensible title to         That day has come.
not exist, marked by weeds      erty for the bypass. The two                                  the property even though             The town filed a Petition     See WENDY’S, Page A3
and debris.

                                                                                              Museum of Culpeper History
                                                                                              reopens with new exhibit

                                                                       PHOTO BY WALLY BUNKER        By Wally Bunker            while adding others during       of the museum’s exhibits
                                                                                                                               the museum’s annual about        from a period dress,
Museum of Culpeper History Executive Director Lee                                             SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES    month-long closing.              weapons of war and a tribute
Langston-Harrison exudes enthusiasm and energy for the                                                                                                          to Culpeper native Confeder-
new exhibit celebrating the end of the Civil War as well as                                       The Museum of                    At a reopening preview       ate Gen. A.P. Hill, who died
their other offerings including World War II memorabilia.                                     Culpeper History reopened        for museum members and           on April 2, 1865 at the Third
                                                                                              to the public Sunday, with       the press Saturday,              Battle of Petersburg, at the
                                                                                              new exhibits marking major       Langston-Harrison ex-            age of 39.
                                                                                              historical events – the end of   plained the role of the mu-
                                                                                              the Civil War and the home-      seum and its staff.                  Langston-Harrison told
                                                                                              coming of the Greatest Gen-                                       the crowd that if Hill hadn’t
                                                                                              eration following World War          “Basically, I am a story-    been killed in battle, he
                                                                                              II.                              teller,” Langston-Harrison       probably would not have
                                                                                                                               told a crowd of museum sup-      lived long as he was ex-
                                                                                                  “I think it is darn good,”   porters. “We take objects        tremely ill.
                                                                                              said museum Director Lee         and turn them into stories.”
                                                                                              Langston-Harrison, who                                              See MUSEUM, Page A3
                                                                                              along with her staff, has up-        As expected, the Civil
                                                                                              dated museum components,         War proved to be the focus
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