Down Memory Lane for Sept. 6

50 years ago
Dec. 13, 1962

Fire gutted the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harve Williams at Chester Gap last Tuesday afternoon. Front Royal and Flint Hill Fire Departments answered the alarm, but the structure was damaged beyond repair and most furnishings were destroyed. Firemen thought a faulty flue caused the fire.

Aubrey H. Keyser of Washington, who is employed as an attendant at the Kayo Oil Company in Warrenton, was held up and robbed last Friday morning about 1 a.m. while on duty at the service station. After some effort, Mr. Keyser was able to extricate himself and called for help. At this time there has been no clue to the identity of the robbers. Mr. Keyser said he judged them to be amateurs from their extreme nervousness.

The Rappahannock Panthers extended their winning record to 2-0 against Warren County Friday night. The JV Panthers downed the Wildcats 23-15 while the Varsity squeezed by the Wildcats Varsity 48-46 in overtime. The Junior Varsity led by 4-2 at the end of the first quarter and increased their lead to 9-4 at the end of the first half with Gary Gilkey scoring 7 of the 9 points. In the third quarter the Panthers doubled the output of the Wildcats 8-4, but were outscored 7-6 in the final period.

25 years ago

July 23, 1987

Rappahannock County High School principal Robert Chappell is the new assistant superintendent for Rappahannock County’s public schools. The School Board ended a long executive session on personnel last Tuesday night with the appointment of Mr. Chappell, who has been the assistant principal at RCHS for five years. He replaces Tom Campbell, who left for an administrative position in Orange County.

Though most people will associate the names Pat Foster and Camille Harris with the Foster Harris House Bed and Breakfast, Camille also has a “blossoming” cut flower business which supplies commercial and residential customers in and outside the county. Pat has taken the skills acquired during many years in the construction business and is applying them toward the restoration of homes and their furnishings. He is presently on the restoration of a part of one of the old homes in Georgetown.

10 years ago
March 6, 2002

Despite calls from a largely metropolitan contingent of supporters to define the Bardo Brewery as a winery, and thus permit it to conduct onsite sales of alcohol for consumption, the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) found otherwise and supported the Zoning Administrator’s decision to ban such sales. William Stewart of Bardo Brewery had appealed the decision of Zoning Administrator John McCarthy, and presented his case before the BZA at their February meeting.