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Humane Society of Culpeper needs your help

Office manager Cher Pennington and director Samantha Whitesides need support to keep the Humane Society of Culpeper alive and well. Culpeper Times Photo/Anita Sherman.
The Humane Society of Culpeper is in trouble.

Athlete of the Week: Alex West

Junior Cyclone Alex West keeps his opponents running wild on the tennis court. Photo courtesy of Marshall Conner.
Last week Eastern View’s boys’ tennis team tallied its fifth win of the season with a decisive sweep of King George in Conference 22 action.

Monte Carlo Casino Night banks big

Valet parking added to the glam at the Daniel Technology Center Saturday. This year marked the 20th anniversary for the popular event. Courtesy photo.
There was a lot going on this past weekend but for those who found themselves, perhaps looking good and gambling, it was a winner.

Rich Crowley’s Snapshot of Culpeper

Pat and Kathy White. Photo courtesy of Rich Crowley.
Super Authentic Subs.

Culpeper has lots of talent

Taking home second place from Saturday's finalists was Brian Sauerwald. Photo courtesy of Michael Douglas.
What could be sweeter than a sold out crowd, solid performances and success after success on the stage.

Culpeper Times takes home nine awards

The Virginia Press Association held their annual editorial and advertising awards banquet Saturday evening in Richmond.

Sensational Safren

Mo Safren. Photo courtesy of Michael Douglas.
Culpeper Has Talent debuted their first Grand Champion winner Saturday at the State Theatre.

Chase’s “corrupt” suit continues

Stevensburg supervisor William “Bill” Chase is not able to comment on his $1.75 million defamation suit that was filed in Culpeper's circuit court last November against Commonwealth's Attorney Megan Frederick.

Proposed school change takes away summer days

A little shopping advice for parents: don' buy a two-year day planner quite yet.

The Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway Presents - “The River City Radio Hour”

Frets & Fingers. Photo courtesy of Wayne Theatre Alliance.
The Friday, April 18th River City Radio Hour will mark the first appearance of Frets & Fingers on the Radio Hour and another chapter of Basic City Boys.

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Mayoral challengers take aim at Leake, Brown

The Town of Dumfries will not be the only town this year with a competitive race for mayor. Challengers have stepped up during the past week to take on Haymarket Mayor David Leake and Quantico Mayor Kevin Brown, both of whom have filed for re-election. Quantico is set to pit two well-known local politicians against each other as former Mayor Iris Tharp officially filed her paperwork to run against the first-term incumbent Brown. Tharp lost to Brown by 10 votes, 56-46, in 2012 after defeating Brown for mayor by seven votes, 58-51, in 2010.

Board Agenda Preview for the upcoming Meeting

Items scheduled to come before the Prince William Board of County Supervisors during its Feb. 11, 2013 meeting include economic development proposals and proposed amendments the Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) regulate parking lot landscaping. Changes to the DCSM would require that developers place more planted landscaping in and around parking lots at shopping malls and shopping centers.

Haymarket suspends police chief, two other officers

The Haymarket Town Council voted late last month to suspend its police chief, deputy police chief and another police officer late last month over a series of votes that included several overrides of mayoral vetoes. Police Chief Jim Roop, deputy chief Greg Breeden and police officer Jacob Davis all received 60-day suspensions without pay and the council also forced them to undergo workplace counseling for, among other issues, sexual harassment.

State, local police search for fugitive in Manassas *UPDATED* - Suspect caught

*Updated* State, county and city police searched Thursday for a fugitive wanted for murder in Johnstown, Pa., who ran out from his vehicle near the intersection of the Prince William County Parkway and Tattersall Drive this afternoon in Manassas. Prince William County Police Officer and spokesperson Jonathan Perok reported this evening that Earl Patrick Mitchell, 20, fled by foot at 1:33 p.m. after a police chase that resulted in police detaining the passenger of the vehicle. He was apprehended that night, according to an official police statement.

Va. Senate Committee Says ‘No’ To Dreamers

RICHMOND -- Virginia Senate legislation designed to give in-state tuition to undocumented childhood arrivals was defeated this past week by a Health and Education Committee vote of 6-7. Senate Bill 249, patroned by Sen. Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, and known as the Virginia DREAM Act, sparked heated rhetoric on whether state or federal legislators should be held responsible for immigration-related measures.

Toney challenges Foreman in Dumfries; Haymarket, Quantico mayors running again

Last week, Dumfries vice mayor Willie Toney declared his intention to challenge incumbent Mayor Jerry Foreman in the May 6 mayoral election. Meanwhile, Quantico Mayor Kevin Brown and Haymarket Mayor David Leake filed to run for re-election, as did three incumbent Quantico council members and one from Haymarket.

Marshall bill would eliminate medical pot in Va.

There may be increased talk about marijuana legalization in Washington, but Del. Bob Marshall wants to make sure that the drug can't be used even for medical purposes across the Potomac in Virginia. The Republican from western Prince William County has introduced legislation for the current General Assembly session that rescinds the Old Dominion's little-known law allowing the prescribing of pot by doctors The medicinal statute was passed in the late 1970s, which means that practitioners can write prescriptions for the drug here – so long as they're not worried about being prosecuted by federal authorities.

GOP Aims to uphold marriage ban

RICHMOND -- Virginia’s House of Delegates is poised to vote this week on a bill allowing legislators to defend any law the governor and attorney general decide not to uphold on behalf of the state. House Bill 706, proposed by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, R- Shenandoah, would permit a member of the General Assembly to represent the “interests of the commonwealth” in circumstances where the constitutionality, legality or application of Virginia’s adopted laws are questioned by the governor or attorney general.

Occoquan vice mayor became first candidate to qualify for May ballot

Occoquan vice mayor Liz Quist became the first candidate from any town in Prince William County to qualify for the May ballot, filing last week to run for Occoquan mayor in the wake of incumbent Earnie Porta's surprise announcement that he would not seek a fifth term.

Trial date set for McDonnells

RICHMOND -- A trial date has been set for former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen for July 28, following a Friday arraignment at a Richmond federal courthouse. Both pleaded not guilty to all 14 charges.

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