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August 4, 2017

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Electric vehicle chargers

Photo/Don Del Rosso
Operations Vice President Dan Myers with newly-installed Tesla charging stations at The Front Porch in The Plains.
Electric vehicle charging outlets in Fauquier.

County businesses with chargers include Pearmund Cellars near New Baltimore, Airlie Center near Warrenton, The Local Taste — wine bar, shop and tasting room in Upperville, Sheehy Ford near Warrenton, Field & Main restaurant in Marshall and The Front Porch restaurant in The Plains.

Virginia Clean Cities, which keeps a tally of electric outlets and stations, has yet to add to its database the two outlets installed last week at The Front Porch.

Virginia has more than 1,000 charging outlets at 448 stations, according to nonprofit organization.

Union soldier buried the Warrenton Cemetery — Maj. John J. Douglas, who died in 1898 at the age of 63.

His brother, Confederate Capt. Hugh Thomas Douglas, also lies in the cemetery. He died in 1891 at the age of 71.

The cemetery includes the individual graves of 238 Confederate soldiers.

Marked by an obelisk, the cemetery’s mass grave contains the remains of 600 Confederate soldiers. The Memorial Wall to Name the Fallen, which encircles the site, identifies 520 of those men, listed by state, with their death dates and units.

Ten Southern states have native sons buried there: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The number of sworn officers on the Town of Warrenton police force.

Fauquier and Rappahannock County residents have completed the Master Gardener training program since 2009, according to Fauquier Extension Agent Tim Ohlwiler.

The program started in 1989 with 12 students in the first class under former Extension Agent Chuck Hoysa.

Days since the Town of Warrenton Board of Zoning Appeals last met on Nov. 1, 2016.

The five-member board — a quasi-judicial body — hears appeals of the town zoning administrator’s rulings and applications for variances from ordinance regulations.
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