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  • Seven of nation’s 10 most affluent counties are in Washington DC region

    09/20/2012 5:27:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2012 | Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik
    The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show. With a median household income surpassing $119,000, Loudoun County heads the list. Fairfax County, at nearly $106,000, is second. Both have held the same positions for several years running. More surprising, Arlington County leapfrogged from the fifth spot to third, with a median household income of almost $101,000, a $6,000 gain in one year. Four in 10 households in the county are single...
  • Virginia vintners taste the police state

    08/17/2012 5:56:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12 August 2010
    While the Obama administration is busy eviscerating private property rights at the federal level, Republican-controlled Fauquier County, Va., has decided to follow suit in its own way. Fauquier's Board of Supervisors recently passed a winery ordinance that tramples private property rights and some fundamental civil liberties. Most of the wineries are mom and pop operations. Some, though, have been more creative in marketing, employing more people, and generating revenue. The county thinks such success must be punished. At the center of all this is the county zoning administrator, a bureaucratic czar named Kimberley Johnson, whose bullying and heavy-handed enforcement tactics...
  • tribute to the brave men of the Culpeper Minute Men

    02/08/2012 11:14:53 AM PST · by do the dhue · 10 replies ^ | July 2008 |
    In tribute to the brave men of Culpeper, Orange, and Fauquier counties who helped establish our lasting heritage of Freedom and the identity we all share today The Minute Battalion of Culpeper County, Virginia 1775 - 1776 Left to Right: Private Man, Officer in Captain Taliaferro's Company, Private Man, Officer in Captain Wm. Pickett's Company Military Uniforms in America Plate No. 259 Copyright 1973 by Company of Military Historians Provided to Culpepper Connections! by Chip Culpepper who received it from Gene Norris Culpepper. At the Virginia convention held May 1775, in Richmond, Patrick Henry and the Committee of Safety ordered...
  • Ex-Teacher Sentenced for Filming Porn With Student

    06/05/2010 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Robwin · 38 replies · 1,553+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 06/04/2010 | Associated Press
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. A former teacher at a Fauquier County middle school has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for producing child pornography by filming himself engaging in sexual activity with a student. Thirty-four-year-old Scott C. Howe, who taught at Cedar Lee Middle School, was convicted at a bench trial earlier this year. Howe used a video camera on multiple occasions to document sexual activity between himself and a teenage student who had been assigned to him for special instruction. Howe plied the victim with alcohol and filmed some of the sex acts at the school.
  • Gangs are here, inactive (Fauquier Co.)

    10/18/2007 3:03:49 PM PDT · by Nickname · 10 replies · 231+ views
    Fauquier Times-Democrat ^ | 10/17/2007 | Alexandra Bogdanovic
    According to Otis, there are indications that homegrown gangs are forming here. But members of nationally known gangs, such as the notorious Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13, are here too, he said. Otis recalled one case he worked as a school resource officer at Fauquier High School in 2005. The case involved a teen who had lived in Warrenton for only a couple of weeks. Based on the way he dressed and other factors, Otis said he determined that the teen was affiliated with a gang. Further investigation determined that he was affiliated with MS-13 and was wanted by Fairfax County...