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Development debates dominated 2021, the pages of this newspaper and the campaigns of candidates for public office. A pair of development dramas gripped the county’s two main areas — Washington and Sperryville — with divergent outcomes.

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The long-time editor of the Rappahannock News, who died Nov. 24, 2021, would have chuckled to hear that term applied to herself. Likely she would have squeezed her lips tight, looked over her specs and shaken her head in disagreement. She never saw herself as a libber, a ground breaker or a trail blazer.

I was very amused when Susan Longyear came into the office Tuesday morning holding a giant sweet potato like it was a baby. I asked her if that was her baby. With laughter from both of us, she said yes.