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Amazon's data center arm looking to purchase 21 acres from Manassas for nearly $30M
November 28, 2023, 8:00 pm | Source
The city of Manassas has received an offer from Amazon Data Services, Inc. to purchase approximately 21 acres on Wakeman Drive for a new data center.

Culpeper Downtown Winter Farmers Market returns in December
November 28, 2023, 6:00 pm | Source
The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market is excited to welcome the return of the Winter Market to Culpeper Downtown.

Culpeper police to hold informational license plate reader seminar
November 28, 2023, 2:57 pm | Source
The Culpeper Police Department will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 about its recently implemented Flock Safety ALPR License Plate Reader Cameras.

Data center complex proposed for site of former missile production facility near Bristow
November 28, 2023, 2:10 pm | Source
A company is seeking approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a 181-acre data center complex near Bristow at the site of a former military facility.

Woodbridge District Supervisor Margaret Franklin launches 7th Congressional District campaign
November 27, 2023, 3:23 pm | Source
Woodbridge District Supervisor Margaret Franklin formally launched her campaign for Virginia's 7th Congressional District on Monday.

Help needed for Culpeper Community Christmas Basket program
November 27, 2023, 3:00 pm | Source
Donations for the Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program are still being accepted to help purchase gift cards for families to buy a turkey or ham.

VHSL state semifinal football schedule
November 27, 2023, 9:00 am | Source

Team Jordan’s annual fundraiser returning Thursday in Culpeper
November 26, 2023, 5:34 pm | Source
After a three-year break from conducting a live and in-person fundraiser, Team Jordan will host its annual fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Pepper’s Grill.

Wreaths Across America announces location change in Culpeper National Cemetery
November 25, 2023, 4:48 pm | Source
National Wreaths Across America Day at Culpeper National Cemetery Ceremony will be held at the East Chandler St. Annex Side at noon on Dec. 16.

GALLERY: Culpeper Business Women hold annual fundraiser
November 24, 2023, 5:01 pm | Source
Culpeper Business Women held their annual fundraising auction on Nov. 20 at the Prince Michael Vineyard & Winery.

Culpeper kids describe what they’re thankful for this Thanksgiving
November 23, 2023, 3:00 pm | Source
In its third year, Culpeper Times asked local elementary students what they’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. Below are class photos and student submissions.

Shop Small in Culpeper
November 22, 2023, 5:13 pm | Source
On Nov. 25, Culpeper is embracing the spirit of small businesses with its Culpeper Downtown Small Business Saturday event brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

Culpeper Public Schools names teacher of the year
November 21, 2023, 8:17 pm | Source
Culpeper County Public Schools awarded the Teacher of the Year.

Dementia Friendly initiative given boost by REC
November 21, 2023, 5:37 pm | Source
The Dementia Friendly Communities program facilitated by Aging Together has been recognized with a grant by the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s Power of Change program.

Sewell launches bid for 7th District seat
November 20, 2023, 7:00 pm | Source
Lifelong Virginian and member of the House of Delegates, Briana Sewell, launched Monday her campaign to represent Virginia’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Culpeper Parking Authority offers free downtown parking
November 20, 2023, 4:00 pm | Source
In order to recognize downtown businesses and promote visits to the downtown during the holiday season, the Town of Culpeper Parking Authority has declared a “Fine Free Holiday Parking” beginning Nov. 17 and running through January 2, 2024.

VHSL football region final schedule
November 19, 2023, 6:45 pm | Source

Town of Culpeper seeks input for street safety improvement
November 19, 2023, 4:34 pm | Source
The Town of Culpeper is seeking community feedback to help guide the development of an action plan through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets 4 All (SS4A) grant program.

Prince William Planning Commission backs apartment complex near planned Quartz District
November 19, 2023, 1:00 pm | Source
The Prince William County Planning Commission on Nov. 15 advanced the Windsor Oaks apartment complex proposed for outside Dale City.

New Pearl Sample PTO Tiger Care Closet provides hygiene products
November 18, 2023, 6:44 pm | Source
Pearl Sample Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) announced the establishment of the Tiger Care Closet, a new initiative aimed at providing essential hygiene products to students in need. This project has been made possible through the generous funding and support of…

Three Northern Virginia squads to participate in inaugural Washington Capitals-backed inline hockey league
November 17, 2023, 11:26 pm | Source
The Washington Capitals recently announced the launch of its Capitals Inline Hockey League, a program aimed at fostering youth inline hockey, and one Fauquier squad is getting in on the action.

New taqueria set to open in downtown Culpeper
November 17, 2023, 9:22 pm | Source
The much anticipated Zandra’s Taqueria will celebrate its opening at the end of 2023.

Warrenton Cub Scouts brighten Fauquier Health pediatric patients' day with goodie bags
November 17, 2023, 5:39 pm | Source
Warrenton’s Cub Scout Pack 1166 Wolf Den recently created and delivered handmade goodie boxes for pediatric visitors at Fauquier Health.

Germanna political scientist wins national award for convincing students to vote; says 2024 race may be hard to sell
November 17, 2023, 2:46 pm | Source
Germanna political scientist Dr. Jamie Lennahan won a national award this week from ALL IN as part of its Campus Democracy Challenge urging faculty to motivate students to vote in 2022 midterms, which featured a surprisingly large youth vote.

Culpeper mayor endorses Spanberger for Governor
November 16, 2023, 3:52 pm | Source
Culpeper Mayor Frank Reaves Jr. endorsed Thursday Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger for Governor of Virginia.

Trump whistleblower announces bid for Spanberger seat
November 16, 2023, 1:48 pm | Source
Former Army Colonel Eugene Vindman announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace Representative Abigail Spanberger in Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District.

51st annual Christmas Basket campaign kicks off; this year's goal set at $30,000
November 16, 2023, 1:32 pm | Source
It’s that time of year again where you can spot the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles in front of many local businesses.

VHSL high school football region semifinal schedule
November 16, 2023, 5:45 am | Source

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. plans work on Giving Tuesday in Culpeper
November 15, 2023, 9:15 pm | Source
Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the historic downtown of Culpeper, Virginia, announced its participation in Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity.

Warming center at St. Luke’s in Culpeper to open Nov. 27
November 15, 2023, 5:29 pm | Source
Encompass Community Supports, Culpeper Winter Heat Shelter and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church are collaborating to prevent homelessness and provide a low barrier emergency shelter while offering a wide range of services to those seeking housing.

Keep Manassas Beautiful offers annual update to City Council
November 15, 2023, 4:10 pm | Source
Manassas Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger and the Manassas City Council earlier this week recognized Nov. 15 as Manassas Recycles Day and commended the efforts of a local organization dedicated to beautifying the city.

2019 Woodbridge High graduate, West Point cadet named Rhodes Scholar
November 14, 2023, 8:05 pm | Source
United States Military Academy West Point Cadet and former Woodbridge High School student Fahad Abdulrazzaq was named a U.S. Rhodes Scholar over the weekend.

Culpeper Police Department to navigate uncertain future with co-responder program
November 14, 2023, 4:18 pm | Source
The Culpeper Police Department Co-Responder Program, a critical initiative designed to bridge the gap between law enforcement and mental health services, has seen its final days as challenges between agencies prompt its conclusion.

After years of delays, Puller Veterans Care Center in Vint Hill eyeing summer 2024 opening
November 13, 2023, 10:15 pm | Source
Despite yet another unforeseen delay in the opening of the long-anticipated Puller Veterans Care Center in Vint Hill, officials remain optimistic about the future.

Culpeper firefighters working garage fire on Sally Lou Lane
November 13, 2023, 10:00 pm | Source
Culpeper firefighters are currently fighting a structure fire at 1649 Sally Lou Lane, according to Virginia Fire Network.

Open house, tree lighting returns to Culpeper downtown
November 12, 2023, 4:43 pm | Source
Enjoy a hallmark approved moment or two at the 2023 Culpeper Downtown Holiday Open House & Community Tree Lighting on Nov. 19.

Culpeper skilled gaming location faces uncertain future
November 11, 2023, 5:00 pm | Source
A popular skilled gaming store in Culpeper may be forced to close its doors due to an injunction lifted by the Virginia Supreme Court in October.

Ethen Horne showcases versatility as Colonial Forge beats Gainesville
November 11, 2023, 10:50 am | Source
When Ethen Horne transferred to Colonial Forge from Woodbridge this season, he might have envisioned nights like Friday night.

Culpeper NAACP to hold Narcan, overdose prevention workshop
November 10, 2023, 11:00 pm | Source
In an effort to combat the alarming rise in opioid-related overdoses, NAACP Culpeper Branch #7058 will hold a Narcan and Overdose Prevention Workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Reformation Lutheran Church at 601 Madison Road, Culpeper.

Culpeper American Legion to host Veterans Day ceremony
November 10, 2023, 2:53 pm | Source
American Legion Post 330 of Culpeper will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Culpeper National Cemetery.

Culpeper police investigate pedestrian hit on James Madison Highway
November 9, 2023, 2:53 pm | Source
Culpeper Police are investigating the cause of a crash where a pedestrian struck by a car on James Madison Highway

Town of Culpeper asks residents to conserve water in light of draught
November 9, 2023, 2:27 pm | Source
Due to the impact of the continuing drought on local water resources, the Town of Culpeper is increasing the use of its groundwater wells and reducing the use of surface water in an effort to reduce the impact to the…

Mountain View's Eric Mensah stands out from the start
November 9, 2023, 12:45 pm | Source
At the end of every season, A.G. Wright Middle School’s football team played its final game at Mountain View High School.

Incumbents hold onto Culpeper district seats
November 8, 2023, 9:00 pm | Source
The status quo prevailed as three incumbents secured their seats in the Virginia General Assembly. The results, announced Tuesday, reaffirm the constituents’ trust in the experienced leadership of Republicans Sen. Bryce Reeves, Del. Michael Webert and Del. Nick Freitas.

Lee unseats Campbell in Culpeper Supervisor vote
November 8, 2023, 5:00 pm | Source
Culpeper County Board of Supervisors will have a new face come January.

National Zoo’s pandas begin long journey back to China
November 8, 2023, 3:03 pm | Source
It is the day many have been dreading around the D.C. area. The pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo are departing Wednesday morning for their long trip back to China.

All-Commonwealth District football team
November 8, 2023, 3:00 pm | Source

Burnett, Pearson win Culpeper School Board seats
November 8, 2023, 1:00 pm | Source
In a tightly contested school board election, Kelley Pearson and Christina “Crissy” Burnett emerged as the winners Tuesday night, securing their seats to represent the local community in the school district.

Chilton emerges victorious in Culpeper sheriff race
November 8, 2023, 4:40 am | Source
In a tightly contested race that had Culpeper on the edge of their seats, Tim Chilton emerged victorious, securing his position Tuesday as the county's top law enforcement officer.

Lateef wins another term as Prince William School Board chair
November 8, 2023, 3:00 am | Source
Incumbent Babur Lateef appears to have defeated two challengers to claim another term as chair of the Prince William County School Board.


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