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Utility Work to Alter Traffic Pattern Friday

Utility work as part of the Col. Jameson Boulevard construction project will alter traffic patterns on Sperryville Pike near its intersection with Virginia Avenue for several hours starting at about 9 a.m., Friday.

Culpeper in Brief

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Time Out

"Heaven's Gate" film. Courtesy photo.
Culpeper Community happenings.

Readers have chosen their favorites

Several weeks ago we asked our readers to take a few minutes, go to our website and vote for their favorite among a group of categories.

Sing, Sing, Sing

The Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Music Tour came to Culpeper Monday morning. The 87 member concert choir, chamber singers, concert band and jazz band under the direction of conductors Tim Taves and Andrew Klassen debuted at the State Theatre. Their performance and visit was truly memorable. Photo by Ian Chini.
I attended a concert at the State Theatre, a concert that happened on a serendipitous note and a performance that left the audience on its feet.

Sheriff issues After-Prom Report

About 80 students attended the after-prom party at Eastern View High School Saturday night (April 12).

Meet Pranas Rimeikis: Candidate for town council

Pranas Rimeikis lives in a large brick home on East Street. Photo by Anita Sherman
Pranas Rimeikis was mayor of the Town of Culpeper when I took on the editorship of the Culpeper Times in 2008.

Hitting the greens benefits youth group

On Friday, April 25, Meadows Farms Golf Course will be the scene of an annual golf marathon to benefit Young Life Culpeper.

Law enforcement inspired by survivor

Kristina Anderson was in Room 211 in Norris Hall on April 16, 2007. She survived the Virginia Tech shootings. Anderson was the featured speaker at last week's National Crime Victims' Rights Week luncheon. She is pictured here with director Mark Nowacki. Culpeper Times Staff Photo/Anita Sherman.
Mark Nowacki described last week's National Crime Victims' Rights Week luncheon and awards ceremony as a “pinnacle” in his experience as director of the county's crime prevention/witness program.

Med Express excels in care

For any urgent care medical facility to be cited for excellence is quite an achievement.

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Bar Association sponsors middle school essay contest

The Prince William County Bar Association sponsors the Character Counts essay contest in Prince William middle schools each year and have announced this year's winners. Character Counts is a nationally recognized character education organization that focuses on trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Volunteers from the local bar association read all the essays submitted and selected the winners for each category.

Mennonite Brethen Collegiate Institute Music Tour comes to Culpeper

Musical performance will debut at State Theatre on Monday, April 14

Potomac wins states

The Potomac varsity boys basketball team claimed the Group 5A state title Friday in Richmond, defeating nearby visitor Henrico at the Siegel Center. Three Potomac players ended up in double digits offensively, led by 6'9" senior Trey Porter's 18 points. The final score was 54-42.

GMU under bomb threat

Police are investigating a bomb threat on the George Mason University Campus. Evacuations have been ordered and Governor's School students are being released to parents due to the continuing investigation. Parents picking up students should bring proof of identification to the Freedom Center. Everyone is safe.

SCHOOL SALARIES STUDIED

Retaining teachers by raising salaries? How much will it cost?

Haymarket teacher’s legacy endures in new scholarship

Haymarket educator, author, and businesswoman Louise Lightner Jamison, 89, touched generations of families and countless individuals during her long career and continues to change the world even in death. Jamison, who died Jan. 24, asked her family to continue her work by establishing a scholarship fund. The Louise Lightner Jamison Scholarship Fund will assist future teachers’ educational pursuits in the Haymarket community.

Gainesville Middle wins Sportsmanship Award

Students from Gainesville Middle School won the Sportsmanship Award during the recent VEX robotics tournament sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College's SySTEMic Solutions. More than 400 students, teachers and parents participated in the VEX robotics tournament on Jan. 4 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.

Osbourn High competes in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition

Members of the Lambda Corp robotics team from Osbourn High School traveled to Richmond on Jan. 4 to pick up technical components to compete in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition.

NOVA students publish memoirs

Students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College have published “Through the Eyes of Others: Memoirs of Our Neighbors,” a collection of stories that chronicle the lives of people in our community. The stories were written by students enrolled in Chalet Jean-Baptiste’s English composition course during the fall 2013 semester.

School budget plans for 1 percent raise

Prince William's school superintendent has released his budget proposal for the coming year. It includes a 1 percent raise for all teachers. The text of his remarks to the School Board follow:

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Med Express excels in care

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