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The finish line for Katie Arnold’s first-place victory in Saturday’s Fodderstack Classic 10K — a giant blown-up arch with computerized timing — is a far cry from the uneven chalk line she crossed as a young girl in 1981, her National Geographic photographer dad David Arnold of Huntly awaitin…

When the starting pistol is fired at 9 a.m. to begin the county’s annual Fodderstack 10K race on Saturday, April 21, it will be the 40th time in the event’s history. The First Annual Fodderstack Classic 10 Kilometer Road Race, as it was originally called, occurred April 21, 1979 — 40 years t…

In Rappahannock, where residents fiercely defend the county’s rural and scenic nature, who could possibly object to a trail connecting the county’s villages, schools and recreation area?  But several attending the Oct. 19 planning commission meeting did object, also fiercely, following a pre…

Many languages were heard being spoken among the crowd at Pass Mountain Overlook in Shenandoah National Park last Saturday evening, as visitors along Skyline Drive got ready to record an event that spoken language often fails to describe fully — namely, the sun setting over the Shenandoah Valley.

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