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At their monthly meeting Monday, members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors unanimously declined, at least for now, to thwart the intentions of their predecessors — who, in 2006, allowed the then-owner of the Blue Rock Inn property to build a three-bedroom residence there on the condition that it would never be used for commercial purposes.

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Just five days after being announced as Rappahannock County’s first full-time Emergency Management/Emergency Services Coordinator, Sean M. Polster has hit the ground running.

Polster, who has nearly three decades of experience as a volunteer and career firefighter and paramedic, stepped into the newly created role on Tuesday, June 1. The county decided to hire a full-time EMS coordinator after veteran firefighter Kevin Williams stepped down from his part-time role as emergency services coordinator in October 2020 after 2.5 years in the position. 

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Driving like Mario Andretti, but in a 50,000 pound truck, through Washington, D.C. 's Ward 8, is all in a day's work for this dad. In this second of our four-part series, Wakefield Country Day School would like to give a big Red & White thank you to Michael Loving, Jr., of Rixeyville.



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