Center Cares for Abused Children

“We’re the best-kept secret in Culpeper County,” said
Brian Cook, director of community resources at the Alice
C. Tyler Village of Childhelp East in Lignum. The village
is a treatment center for some of the most seriously
abused and neglected children in Virginia.

Then-First Lady Barbara Bush cut a ribbon on the
property at its opening in 1991. read more

Man Threatened, Locked in Trunk, Terrified for Sport

George C. Page Jr. took time away from bagging
groceries at the Orange Food Lion Monday evening to
recount his night of terror last weekend in Culpeper (see
story in this week’s hard copy).

Page, who is very slim and gentle-mannered, was
interrupted more than once during the interview by
customers greeting him by name and wishing him well.
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Town Manager is Sacked

Town Manager Tony Hooper has been fired.
Following a 40-minute discussion in closed session
Tuesday night, Town Council returned to open session
and voted, 8-1 with Sam Found in opposition, to fire
Hooper effective immediately. His pay ($76,694 annually)
will continue through May 31, including

A Talented Artist

If you go into Village Frameworks and Gallery on Main
Street, right next-door to the soon-to-be-opened movie
theater, and walk to the back right wall, you will see there
– unframed and rather unceremonially propped up – a
wonderful drawing in colored pencil measuring 17

Leash Them Doggies

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee,
by a 2-1 vote, on Tuesday sent on to the full
board with recommendation for approval a
proposal to create a countywide leash law for
dogs.

The committee tabled until October a
proposal to create an admissions tax for events
such as concerts or movies. It tabled indefinitely
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Town Budget Entirely Uninspired

The Culpeper Town Council held a public
hearing on its proposed FY2001 budget at its
regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Unlike
the recent county budget proceedings, there was
no large crowd and no mention of the word
taxes. The town is not proposing a tax increase
for its $19,952,265 budget.

However, two speakers addressed the council
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Building a Park

Jeffersonton-area residents toiled last weekend
to help the Culpeper County Parks and Rec
Department Spilman Park in northern Culpeper
into a useable facility.

Thus far, some paths and a field have been
cleared and a picnic pavilion erected at the
25-acre park. The pavilion and the entrance to
the park, which still has a locked read more

Latest Sprawl Vaguely Interesting

At its monthly meeting last Wednesday the
County Planning Commission voted to table for
60 days a request for a use permit for the reuse
and expansion of the old Federal Reserve facility
on 48 acres off Route 658 in Stevensburg to
create a National Audio-Visual Conservation
Center, which would be part of the Library of
Congress.

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