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August 10, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Big plans for Remington store

August 1992: Joe and Regina Korpsak take possession of Main Street store in Remington. They will move Absolute Beta Video, a mail order business based in their home, to the building.
25 Years Ago
From The Fauquier Citizen edition of Aug. 7, 1992

Korpsaks plan Remington storefront’s rejuvenation
Joe Korpsak plans to give a new lease on life to one of Remington’s oldest storefronts.

Korpsak and his wife Regina on July 25 bought from the Edwards family the 5,000-square-foot Community Store building for $135,000 and some leftover equipment and general store inventory for $10,000.

The Korpsaks, who operate Absolute Beta Video, a mail order business based in their Remington home, have great expectations for the Main Street building.

Too few sign elected school board petition
Voters won’t have to decide if county school board members should be elected — at least not this year.

Ten percent of Fauquier’s more than 20,000 registered voters needed to sign a petition for the issue of elected school boards to go to county referendum this fall. As of the Aug. 5 deadline, the parent group spearheading the drive had only a small portion of the necessary signatures.

In Fauquier, the county supervisors appoint school board members, who serve four-year terms.

Teens shot, stabbed at dance
The two-story, brick VFW building at Morrisville “looked like I had been strafed by a Marine helicopter,” one post member suggested.

Early Tuesday morning, a dance at the rented hall at Routes 17 and 836 erupted in violence. Four juveniles suffered gunshot wounds and another was stabbed several times in the back.

Authorities this week said they remain unsure what prompted the melee about 1 a.m. Aug. 2.

“These gangster-like acres are alcohol- and drug-related,” said the vacationing Sheriff Joe Higgs in a press release. “I’m totally surprised we don’t have a few dead victims.”

Warrenton chokes on bids for planned recycling program
Warrenton’s ambitious plans for a curbside recycling program have hit a major snag — money.

Town officials estimated the program would cost $46,200 annually for a contractor to collect residents’ glass, metal and plastic in curbside containers.

They developed a case of “sticker shock” after opening bids from four potential contractors last month. The bids ranged from $72,822 to $216,558.

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August 6th, 7th, 8th
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