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THE WEEK

          February 26 - March 4, 2015 | Culpeper, Virginia | Vol. 9, No. 8 | www.CulpeperTimes.com

                                  The bear facts                                                                           Chamber Advantage                                                                                                        are a changin’!

                                  The Virginia Department of Game and In-                                                  The Culpeper Chamber of Com-                                                                                           SAY
                                  land Fisheries released their fall hunting                                               merce partners with the Culpeper                                                                                       CHEESE
                                  harvest numbers. While you may see more                                                  Times in producing their newsletter                                                                                    CULPEPER!
                                  deer than bear in the wild, making history                                               to members. New format this year.                                                                                      LOCAL
                                  was the bear harvest. See Focus, B1.                                                     See Chamber Advantage, A8                                                                                              FACES.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOCAL
Friction                                                                                                                   IN THE                                                                                                                 PLACES.
and                                                                                                                        FIGHT                                                                                                                  NEEDED...
fighting                                                                                                                   FOR
over files                                                                                                                 HIS LIFE                                                                                                                      See A5

      By Gary L. Close                                                                                                                                                                                                           COURTESY PHOTOS  CULPEPER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HAS TALENT
 SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES    Tommy Brown gives comfort to his young son, Alexander Wesley, who was born with heart and lung complications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Semi-finals
    Law enforcement officers,     Local emergency care couple                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday
not in uniform, packed the        face their own medical crisis
Culpeper Circuit Courtroom                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This event was resched-
Tuesday, Feb. 24.                          By John Hagarty              Culpeper Regional Hospital and                     Heather Brown holds her infant son Alexander                                                                           uled for this weekend.
                                                                        Heather is a 911 dispatcher in Or-                 Wesley. He is struggling to gain ground.                                                                               There are 20 contestants
    The conflict that had been         SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES    ange. They both volunteer with the                                                                                                                                        performing Feb. 28 at the
raging between Common-                                                  Culpeper Rescue Squad.                                                                                                                                                    State Theatre, 305 S.
wealth Attorney Megan Revis           On February 11, Tommy and                                                                                                                                                                                   Main, vying for one of
Frederick, the Culpeper Town      Heather Brown joyfully welcomed           Juggling the demands of com-                                                                                                                                          the finalist spots in this
Police Department (CPD) and       their son Alexander Wesley into       peting medical emergencies is sec-                                                                                                                                        year’s Culpeper Has Tal-
the Town of Culpeper burst        the world. But within two hours,      ond nature to the hard working                                                                                                                                            ent competition. Starts at
into flames February 10 with      the baby boy was being trans-         couple. But it little prepared them                                                                                                                                       8 p.m. Tickets $15-25.
the filing of a motion by Fred-   ported to the University of Virginia  for the emotional and financial cri-
erick’s office asking a judge to  Medical Center with life threaten-    sis that occurred when their son                                                                                                                                          IT’S ALL LOCAL
force the CPD to hand over        ing lung and heart ailments.          was born with major health issues.
Detective M. J. Haymaker’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tune in to TV
confidential personnel file ma-       The Browns experience health          Alexander’s birth appeared
terials to Frederick’s office.    crises daily but it always involves                                                                                                                                                                             Join co-hosts editor
                                  others. Tommy Brown is an emer-         See ALEXANDER, Page A3                                                                                                                                                  Anita Sherman and con-
    The Motion to Order Dis-      gency room technician at the                                                                                                                                                                                    tributor Gary Close as
closure filed by Frederick’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                      they discuss the week’s
Office, if granted, has implica-                                                                                                                                                                                                                  news and events. This
tions for law enforcement                                                                                                                                                                                                                         week’s guest is Gordon
across the state. That motion                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Humphrey from
is opposed by the Town of                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Culpeper Has Talent.
Culpeper and Haymaker both                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Find on our homepage
of whom were represented be-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      or at Comcast Cable
fore the court Tuesday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Channel 190.

    But it was all for naught.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INSIDE
    Substitute Judge John                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Athlete A4
Cullen called the case. As he                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Calendar B2
saw Frederick come forward                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Classified B4
with her deputy he asked who                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus: Harvest B1
she was. He called a recess                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Opinion A7
and asked Frederick, her as-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Snapshot of Culpeper A2
sistant Angela Catlett, Martin
Crim, the town’s attorney, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To place a classified
Andrew Meyer, Haymaker’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ad, call 540-347-4222.
attorney, to join him for a con-
ference in the judge’s cham-
bers.
    Minutes later they reap-
peared. Apparently, according
to one participant in the meet-
ing, Judge Cullen realized a

   See COURT, Page A6

Portrait                                                                                                                   Walther seeks top
honors                                                                                                                     prosecutor job
former
sheriff                                                                                                                       Culpeper Staff Report
                                                                                                                               When the Culpeper
      By Wally Bunker                                                                               PHOTO BY WALLY BUNKER  County Republican Commit-
                                                                                                                           tee held their third annual
 SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES    Artist Michelle Powell was commissioned to paint a                                       Ronald Reagan Legacy dinner
                                  portrait of Robert Peters in his honor. It will hang in-                                 Feb. 6 Paul Walther was there.
    Michelle Powell sat in the    side the new building.                                                                   He came into the room smil-
sunlit studio behind her Madi-                                                                                             ing, confident and with a hand
son County home and studied                                                                                                outstretched to many in the
the old black and white photo-                                                                                             room who knew him. “I’m def-
graph and the smaller color                                                                                                initely planning to run,” said
one. Then, she glanced at the                                                                                              Walther who was serving as
large blank canvas sitting next                                                                                            interim commonwealth attor-
                                                                                                                           ney in 2012 when he lost the
 See PORTRAIT, Page A5
                                                                                                                           See WALTHER, Page A5            Paul Walther
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