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BRNGTF make major drug arrest
The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force (BRNGTF) announced by email that they have concluded a two month long investigation with the arrest of 20 year old Keith D. Robinson the second. Through the investigation agents learned that Robinson was involved with the distribution of illegal narcotics in Rappahannock...
Town of Orange Police seeking information on missing 12-year-old girl
The Town of Orange Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 12-year-old. Layla Aurora Vaughan was last seen on Friday at 6 p.m. in the area of Barbour Street in the Town of Orange. She was last seen wearing a bright blue hoody with a yellow design on the front, blue and black plaid pajama pants, and grey slippers.
Virginia man arrested for selling thousands of dollars worth of cocaine, fentanyl, meth
A Rappahannock County man has been arrested after law enforcement found thousands of dollars worth of cocaine, meth, fentanyl and pills in his home following a months-long investigation.
Culpeper Co. Volunteer Fire Department carnival set for May
The Culpeper Co. Volunteer Fire Department's 68th Annual Carnival will be held from May 24-27 at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises. The parade will be held on May 25.Anyone wishing to participate should contact. culpeperfire.com for entry information. Raffle tickets for the Grand Prize drawings are $1 each and are available...
GCC Community Conversation–A real-life Guardian of the Galaxy
GCC Community Conversation–A real-life Guardian of the Galaxy. Monday evening at 7, as part of the Germanna Community Conversation series, Dr. Moogega “Moo” Cooper, the planetary protection lead of the NASA 2020 Mars mission, will discuss what inspired her love of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. She will also share her journey, talk about obstacles she overcame, and offer tales of what it’s like to be responsible for keeping Mars safe from Earth’s contaminants.
Greene County: Authorities searching for missing mother, son, last seen on Wednesday
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing mother and son. Kyler Dehooge was last seen in the company of his mother, Tabitha Dehooge. Nobody has had contact with either one since Wednesday. Tabitha Dehooge suffers from a mental health illness...
Virginia man arrested for illegal narcotic distribution in Rappahannock, Culpeper
A Rappahannock County man is being held at the Culpeper County Jail without bond for allegedly distributing illegal narcotics. Keith D. Robinson II, 20, was arrested by the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force following a search warrant executed at a residence in Culpeper. The arrest was the result...
SVFD battle a fire that causes over $40 K in damage
The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) reports a fire that caused of $40,000 in damage. The upstairs portion of the home had been converted into an apartment where the fire began. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the home. The occupant of the apartment was at...
UVA Community Health Accepting Grant Applications to Support Community-Based Programs
On Thursday, March 16, the regional community hospital system that includes UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center, UVA Health Haymarket Medical Center, and UVA Health Prince William Medical Center, issued an open call for community grant submissions for 2023. Applicants must apply online by April 17, 2023. Grant applications are open...
Culpeper District Weekly Traffic Alert: Update for week of March 20-24
(UPDATE) Albemarle Design-Build Projects – Be alert for construction activities in the following areas:. S. 250 (Richmond Road) at Interstate 64. Construction of diverging diamond interchange. Speed limit is reduced to 25 miles per hour. Expect alternating lane closures between Route 1140 (Peter Jefferson Parkway) and Route 1146 (Hunters Way) in the eastbound and westbound lanes, Sunday through Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Etlan balloon test proves Church Hill site unacceptable to Madison BOS
It didn’t take long Thursday for the Madison County Board of Supervisors to move past the Church Hill Road Emergency Services tower site for other potential sites in the Etlan area of the county. Adding the topic to the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget workshop agenda, Chair R. Clay Jackson informed fellow members that the Nathan Harold Jenkins property wouldn’t be a good fit. The county had a balloon test with a four-foot diameter orange ball tethered to rope in the wooded area of the 38.753-acre parcel, six-hours Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. "You could see [the balloon] from everywhere,” Jackson said of his observation. "It’s unacceptable.” That’s good news for...
Arson suspect apprehended by Greene County Sheriff’s Office personnel
Greene County Sheriff Steve Smith ordered a lockdown for residents of the Riverdale Subdivision located off Celt Road in Stanardsville, Thursday morning, following reports of a man who may have set fire to an accessory unit and who may have had a firearm. Thursday evening, Sheriff’s Office Captain Kevin Freid issued a press release on behalf of Sheriff Smith that law enforcement had taken 40-year-old Mehron Derrick Motameni of Stanardsville into custody. "Our office received a call that an individual armed with a gun had forced their way into a home,” Capt. Freid stated. "The individual left and shortly afterward, a fire started in a camper behind the residence. There...
VDOT This Week: Brush removal on Sperryville Pike
The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the next week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones. (NEW) or (UPDATE) indicate revisions since last week’s report. Culpeper District traffic information is also available onTwitter and on VDOT’s website. Greene County U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail)-- Road reconstruction. Both shoulders are closed between Route 680 (Pinewood Court) and U.S.29 (Seminole Trail) in the eastbound and westbound lanes while crews work behind barrels. Traffic is diverted onto the newly constructed eastbound lanes while crews reconstruct the westbound lanes. Driversshould use caution through the work zone and stay alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway daily. Expected completion...
Thirsty’s to feature cannabidiol oil on new pure burger
ELKTON, Va. (WHSV) - The Thirsty’s Burgers team is bringing a healthier option to the menu. A collaboration with Pure Shenandoah brings the “Pure Salmon Burger” — a seasoned salmon patty, topped with ingredients like avocado, melted Havarti cheese caramelized onions, and 15 milligrams of cannabidiol-infused butter on the buns.
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR: Jon Russell
Age - 47 Job - CEO of Identity Culpeper, Owner of Kelly Street Boxing Club and Chief of Staff for Spotsylvania County Public Schools. Education - Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security. Civic and/or church involvement - Member of the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce. My wife Sarah and I host...
Montpelier celebrates James Madison’s 272nd birthday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Orange County’s Historic Montpelier celebrated President James Madison’s 272nd birthday. A ceremony was held at the Madison Family Cemetery. Visitors gathered to watch the United States Marine Corps lay a presidential wreath at Madison’s grave. Dozens of organizations from the community had their...
Anticipation builds for second-annual CulpeperPalooza
The days are getting longer with hints of warm breezes, whispering of festival season. In town, excitement builds up for fun-filled spring and summer events like the second-annual Culpeperpalooza. Running from April 21-23, Culpeperpalooza will be held at Mountain Run Winery, hosting vendors, entertainers, organizations and food trucks from around...
The COVID lockdowns ruined my freshman year at the University of Virginia. 3 years later, I'm still struggling to have a normal college experience.
Mary Kurbanov will soon start her senior year at UVA but still feels like she was cheated out of her freshman year and left behind socially.
Activists spread misleading information to fight solar
It's hard to quantify the effect that Citizens for Responsible Solar is having on local debates over solar development. "But I've sure seen their impact," says Ronald Meyers, director of the Renewable Energy Facility Siting project at Virginia Tech. (Ryan Kellman/NPR) Roger Houser's ranching business was getting squeezed. The calves...
National park looking to lease housing units
LURAY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Shenandoah National Park is looking to lease some housing. According to a release, it is seeking a flexible mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and/or three-or-more-bedroom units to house some employees between mid-April and mid-November. Fully or partially furnished units are preferred along with full...
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