‘Huge impact to the county,’ Madison County official says on news of massive Plow & Hearth layoffs
MADISON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Plow & Hearth is closing its distribution center in Madison County, leading to a heavy loss of jobs. It says layoffs will start in May, but the winding down process is already underway. The retail stores in the county will remain open, but the distribution...
VSP renews calls for information into 1996 homicide case
CULPEPER, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- It has now been 28 years since a woman disappeared when traveling between Baltimore, Maryland and Charlottesville, Virginia. The Virginia State Police says investigators are still trying to solve the disappearance and homicide of 25-year-old Alicia Showalter Reynolds. Police say Reynolds was traveling on Route...
The coldest February in Culpeper County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Guilty of abduction
February 29, 1889 — Dorsey Nichols, whose arrest and preliminary trial was noticed a week or so ago, was indicted by the grand jury on Monday and tried on Tuesday for abducting Elizabeth Rider, a young girl of his neighborhood, for immoral purposes. His defense was conducted by Mr....
Town of Culpeper collaborates with Civil War Trails & Old Trade Brewery to celebrate Woman’s History Month in Culpeper, VA
The Town of Culpeper began working with Civil War Trails® in 2023 to develop the story of Cornelia Hancock, a celebrated volunteer nurse who dedicated her life to serving others not only as a nurse during the Civil War, but also as a teacher, author and co-founder of the Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania and the Society for Organizing Charity. She was stationed at the Brandy Station, Virginia field hospital and is one of the rare women who lived and worked near the front lines during the war. A commemorative historic marker is scheduled to be installed at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Brandy Station so Cornelia’s story can be included in the Civil War Trails route through Virginia.
COLUMN: Suicide awareness important for community
How do you feel when someone tells you they heard someone may have completed suicide? Well, we may have stronger feelings at times simply because our own first born child completed suicide in 2015. It was a very sad and shocking day in April that he chose to do so.
Community Works Together in Page County, river clean up planned April 27
Despite political bickering on the national level, a team of local volunteers is working on non-partisan issues of community concern in Page County. “Community Works” is a growing team that partners with other volunteers, and local civic, church, and nonprofit organizations to strengthen our community and restore neighborliness, regardless of political differences.
Gordonsville brewery again raising funds for firefighters
A Gordonsville brewery is once again brewing up something special to help give back to local heroes.
Dual Presidential Primary set for Tuesday, March 5 with early in-person voting ending Saturday
LURAY, Feb. 29 — Polls will open at 6 a.m. next Tuesday, March 5 for ballots being cast in the Dual Presidential Primaries. Voters will be asked which political party’s primary they wish to vote in before receiving a ballot. Polls will close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and early in-person voting ends this Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m.
First-time voters in Culpeper anticipate participation in Super Tuesday
With Virginia’s presidential primary election on the horizon, some of Culpeper’s first-time voters prepare to make their debut at the polls on March 5. Caroline McNutt, 18, and Willow King, 17, are high school seniors at Culpeper County High School and part of Germanna’s Early College program and are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to participate in the political process for the first time.
Elkton Police Chief discusses social media safety after bomb threat
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - This week, Elkton Middle School was evacuated after a student called in a bomb threat, becoming one of several schools in the area to receive a threat within the past month. Two weeks ago, Harrisonburg High School received a bomb threat; the week prior, a Stuarts...
BREAKING NEWS: Plow and Hearth shutting down Madison operations
107 employees will be gone by September A major Madison County business announced to its employees on Monday the facility will be closing its doors by the end of the year. Plow and Hearth, founded in 1980 as a brick-and-mortar retail outlet by Peter and Peggy Rice and Michael Burns, the company saw extreme growth including its first catalog mailer the following year. It currently has 107 fulltime employees at its Wolftown-Hood Road catalog sales office and warehouse but often ballooned to an additional 250 sales associates during the fourth quarter of every year. Joe Bower, vice-president of human resources with parent company Evergreen Enterprises, located in Richmond, said the...
Culpeper County Schools Seeking Bids for Microscope Servicing for 2024-2025
Culpeper County Public Schools is currently seeking bids for general servicing of microscopes for the 2024-2025 school year. Sealed bids must be received or brought to the School Board Office, 471 James Madison Hwy., Culpeper, Virginia 22701, by 2 p.m., March 21, 2024. Bids should be marked "Sealed Bid -General Servicing of Microscopes".Visit here for more details.
Today the gas price is close to $3.14 in Orange as of 2024-02-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.319, a week ago the price is $3.270 , according to AAA.
Sip and Savor: 3 Must-Visit Pubs in Orange
In this article, we will be exploring three unique pubs located in Orange. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please feel free to share your comments below!
Greene PC works on Temporary Event Ordinance
Greene County’s Planning Commission used its February meeting to work on proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance for temporary events. "This is a much needed and well-constructed update to our policy”, commission Chair Ron Williams said about the proposed changes. Commissioners reviewed what circumstances would require a temporary event permit and ultimately decided a permit would be required for a special event expected to attract 50 or more people such as a circus, carnival, festival, fair, dog show, horse show or fireworks event with several notable exceptions. An exception was created for facilities, especially in the agribusiness sector that typically are designed for such events; such as a commercial stable operating an equestrian competition...
Construction for the new Elkton fire station is making progress
ELKTON, Va. (WHSV) - The Elkton community will soon have a new fire station as construction continues along Blue & Gold Drive which sits next to Route 33. The start of construction began back in September and it is on track to be completed sometime this summer. The community as...