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Warrenton man charged in Culpeper robbery

Man attempts to grab a woman's purse on Main Street in Culpeper.

Blandy Experimental Farm - “Blandy Environmental Book Club”

The Quarters. Photo courtesy of Blandy Experimental Farm.
Blandy is hosting a new book club focused on environmental topics, natural history, and experiences in, and reflections on, the natural world.

The State Arboretum of Virginia - 2014 Garden Fair

Garden Fair at the State Arboretum of Virginia. Courtesy photo.
The State Arboretum of Virginia will host its 25th annual Garden Fair celebration Mother’s Day weekend, May 10 & 11, 2014.

Combined Neighborhood Watch Group Meeting - April 24, 2014

Neighborhood Watch is a very important element in our community policing strategy. It requires active participation of local government and the citizens to make our neighborhoods a safer place to live and raise a family.

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.

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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).

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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:

Legion sponsors scholarship contest

American Legion Post 1799 in Haymarket sponsored the third annual Oratorical Scholarship Constitutional Speech Contest on Jan. 16 at Battlefield High School. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Tiger boys nip Cougars 49-40

If the varsity boys basketball teams from Brentsville District and Manassas Park won a game this post-season, it's hard to think of anyone outside their respective locker-rooms who would see it coming. Through the end of January, the Tigers earned three wins so far this season, two of which came against the Cougars. Manassas Park had just one to its name, an 11-point home victory over visiting Rappahannock on Jan. 6.

Forest Park High School trainer is awarded by Virginia Athletic Trainers Association

Halfway through pursuit of a degree in physical education, Jessica Shanks’ well-laid plans took an unexpected turn. An injury introduced her to the world of athletic training and set her on a new path that has led to her receiving the 2014 Virginia Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The award is given annually by the Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA) to those that have made significant contributions in their field.

Delegate Fowler begins legislative career

RICHMOND, Va. — Delegate Hyland “Buddy” Fowler (R-Ashland) takes a moment to share a laugh with his legislative aide Dale Hargrove Alderman in Fowler’s office at the General Assembly Building in Richmond. Fowler and Alderman joyfully reminisce about Fowler’s time as a legislative aide for Alderman’s father Delegate Frank Hargrove (R-Glen Allen). After working for Hargrove for nine years, Fowler became the legislative aide for Hargrove’s successor Delegate John Cox (R-Ashland).

Third-grader earns chess trophy

Ritika Bawa, a third-grade student at St. Anne's Academy in Gainesville, won a second-place trophy at the most recent Prince William Chess Tournament. This is her second trophy. Last month she won a first place trophy at the county tournament. Bawa plays chess every Friday at St. Anne's, where chess is part of the core curriculum. "We are very proud of Miss Bawa," said Kathleen Katz, head of St. Anne's. "Chess has been shown to increase IQ scores over a short period of time. Playing chess requires students to develop thinking skills, concentration skills and the ability to anticipate events.”

PWCS closed Thursday, Jan. 23

On Thursday, January 23 all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed--code green for employees--due to weather-related conditions in certain areas. SACC will not open. All scheduled activities are cancelled. Closing dates for grades and reports cards will be adjusted for recent closings and delays. Details to come.

PWC schools closed Jan. 21

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open.

Osbourn H.S. students gear up for 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. Pictured at the contest kickoff are, from the left, (front row): Alena Mejia, Joshua Kunzer, Ryan Kunzer, Suyash Bhattarai, Ethan Passmore, Ashlynn Graham and John Ortega; (back row): Arlene Higgins, Juan Rosario Cruz, Zainey Akanbi, Dave Frederick, John Higgins, Patrick Higgins (in mascot costume) Rolan Wong, Jacob Kolyle, Angela Astorga and Norman Masood.

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Warrenton man charged in Culpeper robbery

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