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Culpeper Currents: Uncle Sam Calls

Historian Julie Bushong looks back on the impact of World War I drafts in Culpeper.

The Tasting Room:  Complexity reigns at Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint

John Hagarty pens The Tasting Room for the Culpeper Times.
South Wales wine afficionado and colunnist John Hagarty gives us a glimpse of another Piedmont area winery. Chauteau O'Brien in Markham specializes in reds. Worth a visit for sure.

Bobcat boys lax lead doesn’t hold in 9-7 loss to Lake Braddock

After winning three consecutive Northwest Region titles and making it all the way to the Group AAA state championship game last season, Battlefield is finally having what many opponents surely would consider an overdue moment of reckoning. Battlefield exited spring break at 2-4 on the season following a 9-7 loss last Wednesday against Lake Braddock in a game moved to the Bruins' artificial turf after rain soaked the Bobcats' grass field in Haymarket.

Guo earns $5,000 scholarship

Gainesville resident Aaron Guo has received a $5,000 scholarship from Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Responsible Scholar Scholarship Program. Guo was recognized for establishing Project AIMESS, a STEM initiative that teaches a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum in accordance with President Obama's Change the Equation program.

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.

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