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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.

MedExpress excels in care

The staff at MedExpress are proud of their latest achievement – to earn national status as a top rate urgent care facility. Photo by Ian Chini.
For any urgent care medical facility to be cited for excellence is quite an achievement.

School boards differ on when to start school

At Sycamore Park Elementary, third graders unwind and take a spin during recess. Photo by Doug Stroud.
Planning a calendar for a whole school district is not as easy as one might think.

Cantor talks with the President on immigration reform

After attacking House Republicans, President Obama places a call to Congressman Cantor.

The Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway Presents - “Kathy Kosins”

Kathy Kosins. Photo courtesy of the Wayne Theatre Alliance.
Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter, record producer and recognized modern abstractionist painter.

The Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway Presents - “John Tracy”

John Tracy returns to WTA’s Gateway accompanied by the musical talents of Richard Adams.

Glory Days Grill is Hosting - “Tip-A-Cop” to Support Special Olympics

Support the Special Olympics.

Graves Mountain Festival of Music Presents - “Steep Canyon Rangers”

Steep Canyon Rangers. Courtesy photo.
GRAMMY award-winning bluegrass sensation, the Steep Canyon Rangers, will be performing on May 31 at Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, VA.

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Mock election is being held to test voting machines

Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and others will be on the ballot on Feb. 28 and March 1 when the Prince William County Office of Elections holds mock elections to test two types of voting machines being considered for use in Prince William County. Doug Geib, the Prince William County general registrar, said there are several reasons for the County to move to new paper-based voting systems to replace the machines in use now. “The ones that we have now are all touch-screen, and they’re coming to the end of their life. Every election there’s just a higher failure rate.”

Del. Bob Marshall enters 10th Congressional race

Del. Bob Marshall is entering the 10th Congressional race. Marshall has represented about one-third of the current 10th Congressional District at one time or another (Loudoun and Prince William). The seat is currently held by Rep. Frank Wolf (R), who is retiring.

City Hall renamed for Gillum

Four years after his death -- almost exactly -- Marvin Gillum was immortalized by the council of the city he had run. The former mayor of Manassas is now the namesake of the Marvin L. Gillum City Hall, so named on Jan. 27 by the unanimous vote of the Manassas City Council.

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.

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