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To rename or not to rename? That will be the question surrounding Lake Pelham - which is believed to be named after a Confederate soldier - during a Feb. 9 Culpeper Town Council meeting. 

This comes after a town committee consisting of elected officials recently forwarded a recommendation to the council that the lake be renamed. 

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When the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation and Culpeper Media decided on a fitting theme — "The Fierce Urgency of Now" — for Sunday evening’s virtual musical production in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, little did they foresee this month’s deadly insurrection of the U.S. Capitol.

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Rappahannock County is fortunate to possess the eye of Gary Anthes, a member of the Middle Street Gallery artists’ co-operative and gallery in Washington, whose fine-art photographs have appeared coast-to-coast in newspapers and magazines to exhibitions and solo shows to breathtaking books.

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On Memorial Day 2020, eighteen Rapp at Home members joined on the popular Zoom platform to share their reminiscences of World War II. From memories of London to Long Island, Martha’s Vineyard to the Midwest, Austria to upstate New York, our neighbors recalled the mundane and the horrors of the war that ended 75 years ago.

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Rocky Marciano, who held the world boxing heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956, visits Pellegatta's restaurant in Bethlehem, Pa., operated by several generations of the Sperryville author's family, including his father, Ted Pellegatta, Sr.

From Thornton Gap to Thornton River to F.T. (Francis Thornton) Valley Road and beyond, there were six Francis Thorntons associated with Rappahannock County between 1731 and 1840, one of whom laid out Sperryville in 1817. Rappahannock Historical Society researcher Maureen Harris in 2015 wrote…

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