American Legion Post 156 hosted its annual Memorial Day service Monday, May 27, at the post on Newton Street in Orange. Following patriotic selections from the Orange Community Band, post commander Alan Drinkwater welcomed dozens of veterans, patriots and friends to the program and offered r…

Orange County High School Principal Kelly Guempel conferred 376 diplomas Saturday morning during commencement exercises at Porterfield Park in Orange. Students in the Class of 2019 were freshmen when Guempel arrived at the school four years ago. "I love you," he told the graduates, "and my m…

On Saturday, a perfect day for wandering around fields and forests beneath a bright sun, Rep. Abigail Spanberger talked conservation and agriculture at James Madison’s Montpelier. Spanberger, who represents Virginia’s 7th District, praised Montpelier’s first-ever “Eco Rodeo” for promoting en…

Thousands of visitors filled the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company fairgrounds Saturday for the seventh annual Gordonsville Famous Fried Chicken Festival. Once again, Vincent Seal and Stephanie Terrell of Home Fried took first-place honors in the fried chicken competition. Taste of Hope (l…

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Saturday night was one of celebration as the Orange County African-American Historical Society (OCAAHS) recognized five “benefactors” with its inaugural Eclipse Awards.