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By Donnie Johnston and Donnie Johnston,THE FREE-LANCE STAR | September 29, 2002
CULPEPER, Va. - When former Culpeper Mayor Waller Jones discussed his upset loss in a bid for a fourth term this spring, he mentioned the role of a small core of political activists - the South East Neighborhood Watch. What began 10 years ago as a community effort to rid the block of drug dealers has evolved into a close-knit group of neighbors who are involved in social and philanthropic issues and form perhaps the county's second-most powerful political force, behind the Republican Party.
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October 15, 2008
On Sunday, October 12, 2008, PAUL E. PESKA SR., 82, OF Culpeper, VA, died at Culpeper Regional Hospital. Born on July 25, 1926 in Chicago, IL, he was a resident at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community until his passing. Paul was a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's College and a lifelong employee of the Department of Defense. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Anne Jeanne Peksa. Survivors include his daughter Susan P. Lecompte; three sons Paul E. Peksa Jr., Robert K. Peksa, and Timothy J. Peksa; a brother Charles Peksa; a sister Janet Lumpee; a brother-in-law-James Stancill; two sisters-in-law Catherine Stancill and Ernestine Peksa; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | July 15, 2004
Maryland lost one of the gems of its highly ranked football recruiting class as Kent Hicks, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound safety from Culpeper, Va., signed an grant-in-aid offer yesterday to play at Virginia Tech. Hicks, who played six different positions at Culpeper High, signed a letter of intent with the Terrapins in February. But that letter was invalidated last week after he fell short of the athletic program's academic standards, which are more stringent than those of the NCAA. The Terps lost three starters from last year's secondary to graduation, and in Hicks, they were getting an athlete rated last year by the recruiting magazine SuperPrep as the fifth-best overall high school player in the state of Virginia.
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April 9, 2006
CAROL JANE HARRIS, 74, of Culpeper died, Friday, April 07, 2006 at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. he was born October 20, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Samuel and Anna Bernstein. She is survived by her husband of fifty five years, Lester Jerome Harris, two daughters, Robin Edelstein and her husband, Robert, Linda Harris, one son-in-law, Terry Biggs, two grandchildren, Alyssa Dalrymple and her husband, Edward III, Lance Biggs, and two great grandchildren, Brittany King and Samantha King.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1996
A body found yesterday in a makeshift grave off a rural dead-end road near Culpeper, Va., apparently is that of Johns Hopkins University doctoral student Alicia Showalter Reynolds, who vanished two months ago while driving in the area.Virginia State Police notified her family last night that jewelry, boots and clothing with the remains matched those worn by Reynolds, 25, who was last seen March 2 along U.S. 29, talking to the driver of a black pickup truck."They have called us and told us that the body had Alicia's rings on," said her uncle, Carl Harman, who was taking calls at her parents' home in Harrisonburg, Va. "She was wearing the boots that were described and they identified her clothing."
NEWS
October 15, 2008
On Sunday, October 12, 2008, PAUL E. PESKA SR., 82, OF Culpeper, VA, died at Culpeper Regional Hospital. Born on July 25, 1926 in Chicago, IL, he was a resident at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community until his passing. Paul was a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's College and a lifelong employee of the Department of Defense. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Anne Jeanne Peksa. Survivors include his daughter Susan P. Lecompte; three sons Paul E. Peksa Jr., Robert K. Peksa, and Timothy J. Peksa; a brother Charles Peksa; a sister Janet Lumpee; a brother-in-law-James Stancill; two sisters-in-law Catherine Stancill and Ernestine Peksa; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
NEWS
April 8, 2006
CAROL JANE HARRIS, 74, of Culpeper died, Friday, April 07, 2006 at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 20, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Samuel and Anna Bernstein. She is survived by her husband of fifty five years, Lester Jerome Harris, two daughters, Robin Edelstein and her husband, Robert, Linda Harris, one son-in-law, Terry Biggs, two grandchildren, Alyssa Dalrymple and her husband, Edward III, Lance Biggs, and two great grandchildren, Brittany King and Samantha King.
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March 25, 2006
SANFORD BENSON WAGGONER, 80, of Reva died Thursday, March 23, 2006 at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1735 W. Hoover Rd, Haywood, VA 22722. Pastor Brian Wagner will be officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper VA 22701. Online condolences may be sent to www.foundandsons.
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By From Staff Reports | August 31, 1995
Anne Arundel County police still are looking for a Severn man who apparently last was seen Aug. 23 on a Virginia roadside, police said.Police say they believe Daniel Lee Allen, 57, last was seen in Culpeper, Va., by a Virginia state trooper who spoke to a man driving Mr. Allen's 1989 Ford Aerostar Van.The van was disabled on the side of Route 7 in Culpeper. The trooper, who talked to the man at 5 p.m., said the man appeared normal and did not show any sign of distress, police said.About 45 minutes later, the trooper saw the van parked along northbound Interstate 81 in Culpeper.
NEWS
August 11, 2003
Caleb Braxton "Pete" Bragg, a Korean War veteran and salesman, died Aug. 4 of emphysema at North Arundel Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 73. Born and raised in Culpeper, Va., Mr. Bragg graduated from Culpeper High School and attended the University of Richmond. He moved to Annapolis in the early 1960s and worked for Singer Co.'s sales and service department and later as a salesman for the Bronze & Plastic Specialties plant on Inverness Avenue in Baltimore. He worked most recently as a cashier at the Metro Food Market in Pasadena.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 26, 2006
CULPEPER, Va. --George Allen makes little secret that he is bored with life in the U.S. Senate. "I made more decisions in half a day as governor than you can make in a whole week in the Senate," Allen said this month as he dashed into a Republican fundraiser in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Before a crowd in Davenport, he lamented being in the Senate: "It's too slow for me." Allen, a Virginia Republican, had traveled to Iowa with designs on the White House in 2008, so his musings on his job's duties might not sound surprising.
NEWS
March 25, 2006
SANFORD BENSON WAGGONER, 80, of Reva died Thursday, March 23, 2006 at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1735 W. Hoover Rd, Haywood, VA 22722. Pastor Brian Wagner will be officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper VA 22701. Online condolences may be sent to www.foundandsons.
NEWS
December 14, 2005
Lucille Alverta Brown, a retired receptionist at the old North Charles General Hospital, died of dementia Sunday at Oak Springs Nursing Home in Warrenton, Va. The former Essex resident was 85. Born Lucille Alverta Keister in Romney, W.Va., where she was raised, she moved to Baltimore about 55 years ago. Mrs. Brown retired as an admissions clerk with North Charles General Hospital in Charles Village about 20 years ago and was later a rental agent for Henderson Webb Inc., a property management company, at the Queens Purchase Apartments in Essex.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | July 15, 2004
Maryland lost one of the gems of its highly ranked football recruiting class as Kent Hicks, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound safety from Culpeper, Va., signed an grant-in-aid offer yesterday to play at Virginia Tech. Hicks, who played six different positions at Culpeper High, signed a letter of intent with the Terrapins in February. But that letter was invalidated last week after he fell short of the athletic program's academic standards, which are more stringent than those of the NCAA. The Terps lost three starters from last year's secondary to graduation, and in Hicks, they were getting an athlete rated last year by the recruiting magazine SuperPrep as the fifth-best overall high school player in the state of Virginia.
NEWS
August 11, 2003
Caleb Braxton "Pete" Bragg, a Korean War veteran and salesman, died Aug. 4 of emphysema at North Arundel Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 73. Born and raised in Culpeper, Va., Mr. Bragg graduated from Culpeper High School and attended the University of Richmond. He moved to Annapolis in the early 1960s and worked for Singer Co.'s sales and service department and later as a salesman for the Bronze & Plastic Specialties plant on Inverness Avenue in Baltimore. He worked most recently as a cashier at the Metro Food Market in Pasadena.
NEWS
October 19, 2002
James E. Smith, 71, firefighter for city James Edward Smith, a retired Baltimore firefighter and model railroader, died of cancer Oct. 12 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 71. Mr. Smith was born in Strasburg, Va., raised in Hampden and graduated from Thomas Edison Vocational Senior High School on Howard Street. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1949 and was assigned as a driver in the motor pool at Camp Pendleton in California. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1952. Mr. Smith joined the Baltimore City Fire Department in 1957 and was assigned to Truck Co. 5 at Central and North avenues.
NEWS
December 14, 2005
Lucille Alverta Brown, a retired receptionist at the old North Charles General Hospital, died of dementia Sunday at Oak Springs Nursing Home in Warrenton, Va. The former Essex resident was 85. Born Lucille Alverta Keister in Romney, W.Va., where she was raised, she moved to Baltimore about 55 years ago. Mrs. Brown retired as an admissions clerk with North Charles General Hospital in Charles Village about 20 years ago and was later a rental agent for Henderson Webb Inc., a property management company, at the Queens Purchase Apartments in Essex.
NEWS
By Donnie Johnston and Donnie Johnston,THE FREE-LANCE STAR | September 29, 2002
CULPEPER, Va. - When former Culpeper Mayor Waller Jones discussed his upset loss in a bid for a fourth term this spring, he mentioned the role of a small core of political activists - the South East Neighborhood Watch. What began 10 years ago as a community effort to rid the block of drug dealers has evolved into a close-knit group of neighbors who are involved in social and philanthropic issues and form perhaps the county's second-most powerful political force, behind the Republican Party.
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