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The proposed Community Center could be a potential albatross around the neck of Culpeper taxpayers for years to come. Here are several reasons why I think it is a mistake to burden taxpayers with a $13 million debt if this endeavor fails to sustain itself.

After the Oct. 15 debate between Abigail Spanberger and Congressman Dave Brat at Germanna Community College, I have to admit, I’m a believer that smaller central government is more desirable and effective than larger central government.

I've been reading about congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger and her duties while working for a federal agency. She has made this aspect of her professional career a defining part of her political biography.

We, the board of directors of the Caroline Family YMCA, are pleased to have the opportunity to respond to recent comments regarding our “Y” and inform the residents of Culpeper of the many great things the YMCA does.

Free handouts from the government confuse me. When I hear politicians and would-be politicians say there should be free college, free housing, free medical, grants, and free food stamps for all, I am puzzled. Who will pay for these programs?

Thanks to everyone participated in another great family evening in Culpeper! Your efforts and contributions resulted in many happy faces and tummies at the 15th annual Culpeper Fiesta. It takes a lot of cooperation from committed businesses, agencies and individuals to create a successful an…

While Congressman Dave Brat has fought successfully for lower taxes to boost the economy, let families keep more of their income, and help Virginia businesses create more jobs, his opponent says she doesn’t think the government has enough of our money and has called for a return to higher taxes.

I speak as a farmer in Culpeper. Only farmers fully understand the constraints of our survival placed by Mother Nature and the economy. Droughts, torrential rains and crop-flattening winds will quickly turn our sole source of income into devastating debt.

I’d been a Republican since I first cast a vote. Sadly, the GOP I knew no longer exists. The GOP I knew strengthened our economy on free trade, not the failed ideology of tariffs.

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As a presidentially commissioned Foreign Service Officer, who also worked at the Department of Defense and at an intelligence agency, I was shocked to read the Patrick Wilson article in the Star Exponent’s August 30th edition that a Republican PAC had fraudulently obtained a copy of Abigail …

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After attending the 2018 Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting on August 15th, I wanted to obtain a copy of the "Final Tally" for the Board of Directors election. It's not on the REC website, as common sense would dictate, and it would appear that each member must request it indiv…

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There are a number of volunteer firefighters and EMTs who serve the residents of Culpeper County who won't get the benefit of the personal property tax relief because they don't physically live in Culpeper. These are men and women who have given years to save lives and property of residents …

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (USBGN) has notified the Virginia Board on Geographic Names that a proposal has been submitted to change the name of a 3.9 mile long stream located in Culpeper County from “Negro Run” to “Fishback Run”.

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This letter is an attempt to address the characterization of Islam raised by Pastor Harrelson (June 14) in a letter to the editor and again mentioned in a letter by T. A. Johnson (July 22). Pastor Harrelson has already put himself forward to block a mosque in our community.

While everyone has heard President Trump talk about fake news, not everyone understands the truth of these words. Some believe there is an element of truth in this term while others believe there is none. I want to put out a few examples of what the liberal news media is falsely reporting. Y…

First, THANK YOU! To the moon and back, thank you. We need accurate reporting more than ever, as you know, and the Culpeper Star Exponent demonstrates that consistently.

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My name is Marsha Jackson and I am a woman living free in recovery from opioid addiction. As a grown woman, wife and mother I never dreamed that addiction would become part of my life. My story is one of redemption. I share my recovery with family, friends and strangers because I am not asha…

Last night my wife and I attended Congressman Dave Brat gathering in Glen Allen. We applied for and received tickets in both of our names for the event. When we arrived and showed the tickets at the door there were not pre-printed name tags for us, so they had us handwrite our name tags and …

The Salem Ruritan Club would like to thank each and everyone who purchased a ticket from the club members during the 2018 raffle. We would also like to thank the community for the support they have given to us in various ways throughout the year to make our raffle and club such a success. On…

In June, Mr Trump and the North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un met in Singapore to discuss ways to lessen tensions between the United States and North Korea.

How wonderful for the community to receive the accolades from Architectural Digest for being the most beautiful town in Virginia and for the Star-Exponent’s nice editorial about the designation.

I certainly enjoy reading about the history of Culpeper County. A recent Column by McClary was enlightening, he reminded readers of the positive, and to be fair, some of the negative historical events that have occurred here.

I’m Gary Deal, a lifelong resident of Culpeper and live in the West Fairfax District. I absolutely love Culpeper and our citizens that make up this community! I believe at times we take Culpeper for granite.

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Yet again, your reporter Chuck Jackson has done a disservice to readers of the Star-Exponent in his coverage of the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, July 2. I was there. Mr. Jackson’s account was unbalanced, period. He only presented Supervisor Ron Frazier’s comments without reporting Ch…

I read online with interest Tuesday’s article on the WHF Payne monument recently dedicated on the Brandy Station Battlefield. However, I was dismayed that the article also included Mr. Bud Hall’s views on the Vietnam War.

Work on the dam at Mountain Run Lake has been dragging on for about a year or more. A huge pile of soil was placed on the playing field. Now that huge pile is being moved to another location. Why is this happening?

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Mike McClary owes the Culpeper voters an apology for his comment in Sunday’s Star Exponent. He called Republican supporters “woefully ignorant.” That reminds us of Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” remark. McClary needs to be reminded that President Trump won the 2016 Election nationally and…

Will someone please tell me which alternate universe Mike McClary was/is living in? In his latest fantasy piece, he said “Free speech? Not for football players.” Really? Taking a knee while on the job (yes, it’s their job) is NOT free speech. Football players are paid employees. Their employ…

The following is a needed response to some of the more important points in an article that appeared in the Star-Exponent on March 16 titled: “10 Most Common Misconceptions about Islam.”

Nice try, Dave Brat. In your “When Red States go Blue” assertions that blue-state values are ruining red-values areas, let’s not ignore the fact that the taxes paid in Virginia’s blue areas have paid for the “top-of-the-line infrastructure” found in Henrico and other red-perk areas for decad…

Your child’s elementary graduation should be an occasion where hope for the future is evident. Educating our young ones should be rewarding. However, instead of feeling carefree, we are stuck in a state of fear and disbelief.