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Down Memory Lane for Oct. 26

Feb. 3, 1999: The specter of 200-foot telecommunications towers with warning lights being built on mountaintops elicited a lively discussion at the board of supervisors meeting on Monday —
County Administrator John McCarthy suggested a public meeting. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Oct. 19

Feb. 14, 1980: In response to threats of legal action made six months ago by the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the supervisors finally took steps at last Thursday’s board meeting to provide a building inspector as required by state law. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Oct. 12

Feb. 7, 1980: The ski area in Harris Hollow is no longer for sale. According to Eric Adamson, Front Royal attorney and partner in the operation, the Rappahannock slopes will open in December 1980 — “November, if there’s snow” — as a private club. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Oct. 5

Jan. 6, 1999: A crowd packed in the courthouse celebrated their victory when the Supervisors gave their approval for the Sperryville Gateway Proposal. “This is the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen in this room in favor of a project,” John McCarthy, county administrator, said. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Sept. 28

Jan. 3, 1980: Weather was the big story for 1979 in Rappahannock. An angry Mother Nature used all the weapons in her arsenal, first dumping snow with high winds, then rain, rain and more rain and finally another unexpected blanket of wet snow on the county. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Sept. 21

Dec. 23, 1998: Hackley’s Store will close for business on Christmas Eve, ending 64 years of continuous operation for the general merchandising store in Amissville. However, the Hackleys said it will likely reopen in March under different management. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Sept. 14

Dec. 16, 1998: Mary Ann Kuhn recently received the hospitality industry’s prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for her Middleton Inn in the Town of Washington —less than three years since she opened the bed and breakfast inn. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Sept. 7

June 3, 1976: Bill Bailey “went organic” in his gardening when he moved to Amissville five years ago. He took advantage of Johns Hopkins’s early retirement policy and left his position there to build a house in Rappahannock County. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Aug. 31

Dec. 2, 1998: After an undisputedly successful and productive term as sheriff of Rappahannock, Gary Settle has decided not to seek re-election and is stepping down in what he calls “the hardest decision of my life.” […]

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Down Memory Lane

Jan. 20, 1976: A conflict between the Rappahannock Sheriff’s office and the Commonwealth’s Attorney over law enforcement practices and allegedly excessive mileage charges came out in the open at last Friday’s special meeting of the Board of Supervisors. […]

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Aug. 26, 1998: This September will mark another major event in the town’s history — its bicentennial celebration. The festival and history parade will take place in Woodville on Saturday, Sept. 26. […]

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Down Memory Lane

April 15, 1976: The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors is considering buying the former Aileen, Inc., industrial property near Flint Hill in hopes of restoring jobs in the county. […]