Halifax County, VAyourgv.com

Comets standout signs with Shenandoah

Alexis Hubbard, a track standout for six years at both Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School, will continue her career as a student-athlete at Shenandoah University in Winchester. She made her college destination official a day after qualifying for the state meet in four events, following the...
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Culpeper Times

Rainy forecast for Culpeper? Jump on it!

(CULPEPER, VA) Rain is set to put a damper on outdoor activities in Culpeper Sunday, but it doesn’t have to stop you from getting things done. In fact, a grey, drippy day can be the perfect time for some activities — check out these ideas as well as your four-day forecast.
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Culpeper, VACulpeper Star Exponent

LETTER: Lake name must change out of courtesy to local African Americans

It was with some amusement that I read in the June 10 Star-Exponent how certain Council members voted to rescind last month’s vote to change the name of Lake Pelham. Other members voted to let the original decision stand. Even stranger was that some of these Council members changed sides since their votes last month, claiming pressure from constituents to change their votes one way or the other. Once again, politics has muddled up what should be a straightforward process.
Culpeper County, VACulpeper Star Exponent

COMMENTARY: Sen. John Warner was a champion of Chesapeake Bay

The front-page articles in Virginia mourning the passing of former Sen. John Warner were rightfully long on superlatives. Sen. Warner was described as an “unmatched leader,” a “giant,” and a “dear friend.” To me, he was all that and more. His reputation as a political maverick was well-documented. He was...
Rappahannock County, VARappahannock News

Scrabble School Preservation Foundation welcomes new members

The Scrabble School Preservation Foundation (SSPF) recently held a spring celebration and luncheon at the beautiful Magnolia Vineyards in Amissville. As this was their first opportunity to be together since early 2020 before COVID-19, the group celebrated the past, present and future with 20 board members and guests. Estelle Lewis...
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Culpeper Times

Culpeper gas price survey: Cheapest station saves $0.21 per gallon

(CULPEPER, VA) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Culpeper area offering savings of $0.21 per gallon. Murphy USA at 16100 Ira Hoffman Ln was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $2.72 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Shell at 16176 Bennett Rd, where a gallon of regular was selling for $2.93.
Rappahannock County, VARappahannock News

Commentary: A very large square peg in a tiny round hole

Comment articles reflect the opinion of the writer(s), not the Rapp News. Comment below or by writing a letter to the editor: editor@rappnews.com. The opinion/editorial by Ron Maxwell in the June 3 edition of the Rappahannock News was a clear, common sense example of persuasive argument. Mr. Maxwell brought a detailed and accurate analysis of what the Rush River Commons development would mean to Rappahannock County as we have known and loved it. He also pointed out far more suitable alternatives for the altruistic, multi-purposed solutions the site seems designed to address.
Rockingham County, VAwmra.org

StoryCorps: Being a Parent and Ally in the LGTBQ Community

Recorded on June 5th, 2021 as part of the WMRA StoryCorps partnership, we’re sharing a conversation between Christine Jones in McGaheysville, who is the Virginia chapter leader of the non-profit organization, Free Mom Hugs and Ashley Saunders in Broadway, who founded a Facebook group for Parents & Allies of LGBTQ Students in Rockingham County.
Culpeper County, VAfox5dc.com

20 Culpeper County families displaced after heavy flooding

CULPEPPER, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Residents in Culpeper County had to be rescued by fire crews after storms caused heavy flooding in their neighborhood. According to Culpeper Housing & Shelter Services, 20 families were displaced amid the flooding. The Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad shared photos of...
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LETTER: A Rockwater fountain is nice, but eyeglasses artwork is not

Rockwater Park is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the Town of Culpeper, and a wonderful place for children and adults to gather to experience the joys of nature and good exercise. I applaud the decision to add an attractive and natural fountain in the pathway roundabout. The generous...
Orange, VADaily Progress

"Natural Beauty" exhibit opens at The Arts Center In Orange

The Arts Center In Orange returned to in-person exhibit openings with an artist reception for its latest exhibit, “Natural Beauty” in the Morin Gallery last Thursday. The juried photography show asked area photographers to submit images that illustrated the “natural beauty” of Central Virginia. Ten artists were chosen by a panel of local judges. Artists featured in the show, which runs through July 24, include: Phil Audibert, Katie Barfield, Harriette Fishburne, Cassidy Girvin, Barry Long, Eleszabeth McNeel, Marty Quaely, William Shaw, Seth Silverstein and Patricia Temples.
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Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby returns, delivers thrills

A year ago, Sheila Rutherford sat in front of her computer, dreading what she was about to do. Rutherford, the race director for the Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby, had just typed up an email announcing the cancellation of the 2020 race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She knew she had to send it to all the participants, but she agonized over the widespread disappointment that one click would bring.