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THE WEEK

March 5 -11, 2015 | Culpeper, Virginia | Vol. 9, No. 9 | www.CulpeperTimes.com

Spring forward                                                                                                            Ready to rent                                                                                  are a changin’!

It doesn’t feel like spring or that spring is                                                                             Many of you may know Andrew Campbell as that                                                  LET’S EAT!
anywhere close but Sunday marks the begin-                                                                                guy at Croftburn Market. Of late, he’s also added                                             LOCAL
ning of Daylight Saving Time so remember                                                                                  to his menu the renovation of a historic apart-                                               DINING.
to change your clocks moving them ahead                                                                                   ment building on Main Street. It’s all new and                                                LOCAL
one hour. And start looking for early blooms.                                                                             lovely and perfect for downtown living. See A5.                                               FLAVORS.
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“Help...this is an emergency.”                                                                                                                                                                                          PRODUCTS.

Town/county collaborate on 911                                                                                                                                                                                                See A5

      By Wally Bunker            the door for the county to      and in a broader context re-                                                                                                    PHOTO BY WALLY BUNKER
                                 bill the town for one-third of  work the 20-year-old agree-
SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES    the cost of a new proposed      ment that married the town                               Courtney Roy works as a dispatcher handling a myriad
                                 radio system to replace the     and county’s emergency                                   of phone calls at the 911 center.
    When the Culpeper            aging one, estimated at         public safety dispatch sys-
Town Council hesitated last      about $7 million. The town’s    tems.
month at paying a bill for       portion would be about
$78,000 from the county for      $2.33 million.                      At issue is the somewhat
a portion of the new phone                                       ambiguous language con-
system for the joint E-911           Instead, Town Manager       tained in the 1996 agree-
center, the move could have      Chris Hively, at the request    ment between the town and
created friction between the     of town council, met with       county that created a joint
two governing bodies.            County Administrator Frank
                                 Bossio to resolve the issue           See 911, Page A6
    Town council feared that
paying the bill would open

Parking                                                                                                                                                   PHOTO BY IAN CHINI                                            MISS CULPEPER
spaces                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PAGEANT
studied                          No more snow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, March 6
      By Wally Bunker            If the National Weather Service is correct and you were able to get a copy of this week’s paper, the ground out-
                                 side is most likely blanketed in snow as you read this...again. At print time, heavy snow was forecast for Thurs-                                                                      The Miss Culpeper
 SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES   day...something about the effects of Winter Storm Thor. Okay, a look back at history weather and in 1983 one of                                                                        Scholarship pageant is
                                 the hottest days recorded on March 4 in Culpeper was 83 degrees. I wish. The low in 1943 was 8 degrees on the                                                                          Friday, March 6, debut-
    With seven of nine Town      same day. March is definitely coming in like a lion. However, if we can stay vertical until next week, it looks like a                                                                  ing at the State Theatre
Council members present, the     warming trend will bring us to the mid-50s and perhaps some snow melting. This photo was taken of the Hom-                                                                             at 305 S. Main. Tickets
Finance, Technology, Tourism     age statue in Wine Memorial Park in mid-February.                                                                                                                                      are $10. Doors open at
and Economic Development                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Committee on Tuesday dis-                                                                                                                                                                                               Twelve contestants
cussed the merits of spending                                                                                                                                                                                           from the two high
$6,000 to lease 49 downtown                                                                                                                                                                                             schools will compete
parking spaces at Ann Wing-                                                                                                                                                                                             for scholarship monies.
field Apartments. The commit-
tee decided to keep studying                                                                                                                                                                                            FREE TAX SERVICE
the matter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Honoring
    The issue of the expendi-                                                                                                                                                                                           healthcare
ture was broached at last                                                                                                                                                                                               workers
month’s town council meeting
by Councilman Dave                                                                                                                                                                                                      To honor the often un-
Lochridge, who did not attend                                                                                                                                                                                           sung heroes, Liberty Tax
Tuesday’s committee meet-                                                                                                                                                                                               Service is offering free
ing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tax preparation for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        doctors, nurses, med-
    “Is it worth it?” Lochridge                                                                                                                                                                                         ical technicians and
asked at the February town                                                                                                                                                                                              other healthcare pro-
council meeting, noting that                                                                                                                                                                                            fessionals who are first-
many spaces sat vacant.                                                                                                                                                                                                 time customers during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the week of March 8.
    That question was not an-                                                                                                                                                                                           The company will offer
swered at Tuesday’s meeting                                                                                                                                                                                             this service at their par-
after several committee and                                                                                                                                                                                             ticipating Meadow-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        brook Shopping Center
 See PARKING, Page A6                                                                                                                                                                                                   office. To find a local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Liberty Tax office, call
Chip Coleman found guilty                                                                                                 Top prosecutor                                                                                866-871-1040 or visit
                                                                                                                          faces civil suit                                                                              www.libertytax.com.
      By Gary L. Close
                                                                                                    PHOTO BY ADAM GOINGS       By Gar y L. Close          March 2, 2015 in the                                          INSIDE
 SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES                                                                                                                            Culpeper General District
                                 Known for his joviality and sense of humor, former                                       SPECIAL TO THE CULPEPER TIMES   Court.                                                        Calendar B2
    For the second time a        mayor Chip Coleman is seen here in better days.                                                                                                                                        Classified B4
judge has found former                                                                                                        Culpeper Common-                The Warrant in Debt lists                                 Focus: Talent B1
Mayor Chip Coleman, 65,                                                                                                   wealth Attorney Megan           a March 4, 2013 assault and                                   Opinion A7
guilty of misdemeanor sexual                                                                                              Revis Frederick is facing a     battery as the basis for the
batter y.                                                                                                                 second civil lawsuit naming     suit. The first appearance on                                 To place a classified
                                                                                                                          her as the defendant.           the suit is set for March 27,                                 ad, call 540-347-4222.
    Coleman’s appeal from a                                                                                                                               2015 at 9 a.m.
General District Court con-                                                                                                   Todd H. Frazier, an IT
viction in August drew a full                                                                                             Systems Administrator with          According to those famil-
house in Circuit Court on                                                                                                 the Culpeper County gov-
Monday, March 2, as friends                                                                                               ernment, filed a $25,000 civil  See FREDERICK, Page A6
and family of Coleman filled                                                                                              suit against Frederick

 See COLEMAN, Page A6
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