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Pope vs. Rush: We are not what we own
Fredericksburg.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500
BOWIE, Md.--I like capitalism. Specifically, I like the idea that if I write a better book, have a better idea, build a better mousetrap, I will be rewarded accordingly. A system where everyone gets the same reward regardless of quality or quantity of work is inconsistent with excellence and innovation, as the mediocrity and inefficiency that beset the Soviet Union readily proves....
Christmas Parade cancelled
RappNews.com / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:30:06 +0000
Word this morning: The Christmas in Little Washington parade is cancelled, but other festival activities (artisans markets, performances) are still on.
Bravado silenced: No game in Afghanistan
Fredericksburg.com / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500
OSLO, Norway--The last time I saw American soldiers in Afghanistan, they were silent. Knocked out by gunfire and explosions that left them grievously injured, as well as by drugs administered by medics in the field, they were carried from medevac helicopters into a base hospital to be plugged into machines that would measure how much life they had left to save. They were bloody. They were missing pieces of themselves. They were quiet. It's that silence I remember from the time I spent in trauma hospitals among the wounded and the dying and the dead. It was almost as if they had fled their own bodies, abandoning that bloodied flesh upon the gurneys to surgeons ready to have a go at salvation. Later, sometimes much later, they might return to inhabit whatever the doctors had managed to salvage. They might take up those bodies or what was left of them and make them walk again, or run or even…
The tree is ready; the parade is on, provisionally
RappNews.com / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 01:55:35 +0000
The tree is ready, and the Christmas in Little Washington parade is on — but check back after 7 a.m. Sunday.
Room for smaller golf courses added to zoning law
RappNews.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:00:15 +0000
At their meeting Monday night (Dec. 2), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors voted to amend the county’s zoning ordinance to allow construction of golf courses smaller than 18 holes — on a case-by-case, special-use permit basis.
Loudoun County coughs up nearly $10 million for new records systemPage 3 of 10 pages < 1 2 3 4 5 > Last »
LoudounTimes.com / 2013-12-05T20:39:14+00:00
The board's finance committee has studied the issue for months and, at times, questioned whether there was a lack of communication or miscues on the part of county staff.
Thompsons purchase Tula’s
RappNews.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:00:06 +0000
The owners of several of Sperryville’s most successful businesses, including Thornton River Grille and the Sperryville Corner Store, have reached an agreement with proprietor Darla Morres to purchase her Tula’s off Main cafe and coffee shop in Washington.
Welch out as RCSO investigator
RappNews.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:00:15 +0000
Former Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office Capt. J. C. Welch has been replaced, Sheriff Connie C. Smith confirmed Tuesday. The office’s investigator is now former RCSO deputy Shawn Walters, 40, of Amissville.
Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Dec. 5)
RappNews.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:51:39 +0000
This week's headlines include: Room for smaller golf courses added to zoning laws • Thompsons purchase Tula's • Welch out as RCSO investigator • The Rapp for Dec. 5 • Editorial: Where have all the acorns gone? • Wild Ideas: The raucous, acrobatic belted kingfisher • 150 Years Ago This Week: More fighting in Virginia and Tennessee
Va. Senate Democratic leader: GOP to nominate ‘carbon copy’ of Cuccinelli in 33rd
LoudounTimes.com / 2013-12-05T17:02:55+00:00
The Virginia Senate's Democratic leader, Dick Saslaw, voiced expectations Wednesday that local Republicans will nominate a “carbon copy” of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the 33rd Senate District special election.