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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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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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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. […]

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Down Memory Lane for July 27

Nov. 14, 1974: Rappahannock County is looking into the possibility of utilizing the old Washington school building for county offices space. Dr. R. S. LeGarde, regional health officer, brought the question up at last Thursday’s meeting of the board of supervisors. […]

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Down Memory Lane July 13

Aug. 28, 1986: Rappahannock County planning commissioners gave the nod to James Russell’s proposal for a flea market, recommending that the county’s board of zoning appeals grant a special use permit for the venture. […]

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Aug. 21, 1986:Bill Johnson, 17, and Mark Jamieson, 13, were rock-climbing near their home in Rappahannock Lakes when a basketball sized rock broke loose and tumbled down, striking Mark in the back of the leg just below the knee. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 29

June 20, 1974: Dr. Jerry Martin and Dr. Werner Krebser plan to open a full-time medical clinic in Rappahannock County’s seat in Washington. If their request for a use permit is approved by the Town Council next month. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 22

July 10, 1986: Eleven years ago John Earl and Clarence “Boosie” Dodson approached Captain Luther B. Stuart and asked him if the Amissville Little League Baseball team could use some of his land to play on. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 15

June 26, 1986: Melancthon wrote to the local newspapers, he wrote to the Department of the Interior, he wrote to the president. Unsatisfied with the response, he even called the White House. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 8

Feb. 14, 1974: A compromise solution was reached Wednesday morning by Rappahannock’s Board of Zoning Appeals, allowing Frank Pullen to display a sign in front of his house reading “Frank’s Plumbing and Heating.” […]