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Woman killed in Culpeper crash A Fauquier County woman was killed...

A Fauquier County woman was killed Friday when her car struck a tractor-trailer on U.S. 29 at Elkwood in Culpeper County. According to Virginia State Police Sgt.


Related Topix: Culpeper, VA, Elkwood, VA, Culpeper County, VA

Friday Sep 12 |

Fauquier County grads give school system positive rating in survey

The vast majority - 92 percent - of the Fauquier County Public Schools Class of 2014 say they had a positive learning experience in high school.


Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

In Va. wine country, therea s so much more than the wine

My husband and I are sitting in a diner in Madison County, Va,, eating pie, and we're a little surprised to be here. Not 10 minutes ago, we were sipping flights of wine at a swank tasting room built by tech dollars, soaking up a misty view of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a Virginia winery tour.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Virginia, Loudoun County, VA, Travel

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Pilots, traffic controller cited in plane crash 2012 fatal plane...

A 2012 midair plane crash in Fauquier County happened after the pilots failed to see each other, but also because of inadequacies in air-traffic control, according to an in-depth report on the incident in which two men died and another was injured. "This accident has demonstrated yet again that relying solely on the see-and-avoid principle to avoid collisions between aircraft operating under visual flight rules in congested airspace is inadequate," wrote investigators with Canada's Transportation Safety Board.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Sumerduck, VA

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Google Surprises D.C. Area Teachers with $232,000 in School Supplies

Google surprised 276 D.C. Metro area teachers Thursday morning with a donation of roughly $232,009 to fully fund hundreds of teachers' classroom needs. D.C. area teachers posted roughly 311 projects on, a website that allows people to contribute to education-related funding campaigns to purchase classroom and school supplies like pencils, paper, books, laptops, art supplies, musical instruments, microscopes, exercise equipment and more.


Related Topix: Arlington County, VA, Culpeper County, VA, Fairfax County, VA, Loudoun County, VA, Prince William County, VA

Ronald Cloud admits murder of Brad Baker at Kinloch Farm 33 years ago

Ronald Cloud pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a man in his home at Kinloch Farm in the winter of 1980.


Wed Sep 03, 2014

Fauquier Republican feud heads to circuit court

The victor of the Fauquier County Republican Committee's election for chairman sued the Republican Party of Virginia and the First Congressional District Republican Committee after their recent rulings forced a new vote that may strip him of his title.


Tue Sep 02, 2014

Culpeper inmate takes four-story leap off jail in an escape attempt

By Wally Bunker Contributing Writer A Culpeper County Jail inmate jumped four stories from the roof in a Labor Day escape attempt.


Related Topix: Culpeper, VA, Culpeper County, VA, Brandy Station, VA

The Daily News-Record

#2 - UPDATE: Murder Suspect Caught

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has announced that police are now seeking a red Jeep Cherokee that murder suspect Richard Clay Smith is suspected of stealing in Fauquier County.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Augusta County, VA, Elkton, VA

Cloud to enter guilty plea to Baker murder

The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office says Ronald Richard Cloud, the suspect in a 30-year-old murder case, will plead guilty Thursday, and will likely be sentenced that day as well.


Related Topix: The Plains, VA

ALERT: Man charged with capital murder could be in Fauquier, considered armed and dangerous

A man charged with capital murder in Augusta County may be in the area. Around 11:30, someone reported a stolen Jeep Cherokee from the Ck Home and Hardware parking lot in Bealeton, according to Lt.


Related Topix: Augusta County, VA, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, SUV, Bealeton, VA

Marshall Community Center celebrates 25 years

The Silver Tones Swing Band, regulars at the Marshall Community Center, will perform at the center's 25th anniversary.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Police search unit where alleged embezzlera s $44,500 boat is stored

Authorities are setting out to seize some of Robin Day Nicholas' property, which they believe was bought with embezzled money.


Related Topix: Warrenton, VA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

National Park Service grants to preserve Remington, Kellya s Ford battlefields

The National Park Service awarded $193,374 to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to help preserve two key Civil War battlefield sites in Fauquier and Culpeper counties.


Related Topix: Culpeper County, VA, Remington, VA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Redistricting, population shift shrink Warrenton Middle School student tally

Two years ago, Warrenton Middle School's student population burst at the seams at 541, 104.4 percent of its listed capacity.


Related Topix: Marshall, VA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

$3.3 million alleged embezzler gets bond

Robin Day Nicholas, charged with embezzling $3.3 million over a 14-year period from a custom millwork company in Marshall, was given bond today in Fauquier County Circuit Court.


Related Topix: Marshall, VA, Warrenton, VA, Orlean, VA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

Former theater owner pleads guilty to bilking couple

A former owner of the Strasburg Home Theater has pleaded guilty in Fauquier County to obtaining money by false pretenses in a scheme connected to his efforts to buy the theater.


Related Topix: Shenandoah County, VA, Strasburg, VA

New app locks down kida s phones until they respond to parents

Almost every parent in America will tell you that their kids sometimes "forget" to respond to their texts or calls.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Parenting

Washington Examiner

17 ag operations in Virginia get federal funds

Among them, Claybrooke Farm of Louisa County will use funds to market Christmas trees and other products to a wider customer base, while Cobbler Mountain Cellars of Fauquier County will try to expand its customer base and buy operating supplies associated with processing grapes into wine.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Tue Aug 19, 2014

[VIDEO] Fauquier Times takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Fauquier Times just took on the ALS ice bucket challenge and donated $100 to the cause.


Related Topix: Medicine, Als, Health, Culpeper, VA, Loudoun County, VA