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September 3, 2021

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Prices of used vehicles

Clockwise from top left: A $6,901 used car, Virginia tests, proposed Midland asphalt mixing plant and local Ruritans.
$9,486

Average price of the least expensive used vehicle for sale Friday at the five manufacturer dealerships in Warrenton, according to their websites.

The least expensive vehicle in each dealership’s inventory:

• $6,901 — a 2006 Chrysler 300C with 126,163 miles at Lindsay Buick GMC.

• $7,495 — a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES SUV with 102,601 miles at Sheehy Ford.

• $7,535 — a 2012 Scion xB Base with 148,087 miles at Warrenton Toyota.

• $11,999 — a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT with 90,043 miles at Country Chevrolet.

• $13,500 — a 2016 Dodge Journey AWD with 86,577 miles, and 2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD with 126,294 miles.


51 percent

Of Fauquier County Public Schools students passed Virginia Standards of Learning mathematics tests in 2020-21.

That represents a decline of 18 percentage points from 2018-19, when Virginia last conducted the tests, required by federal law.

In Fauquier, 68 percent of students passed English/reading tests, down 9 percent.

In science, 58 percent of county students passed the SOL tests, down 14 percent.

The county scores mirror those in the region and across Virginia, where the pandemic first closed schools, then prompted a shift to virtual learning. No SOL tests took place in 2019-20.

The recent results will not count in school accreditation.

“What matters now is where we go from here, and we will use the data from the SOLs to identify the unique needs of every learner as our schools resume in-person instruction for all students,” Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane said.


6

Ruritan Clubs in Fauquier County.

Founded May 21, 1928, in Holland, Va., Ruritan National has grown to more than 900 local clubs with about 25,000 members.

With the slogan of “Fellowship, Goodwill and Community,” Ruritan Clubs focus on volunteerism, local projects and programs that support scholarships, scout groups and other efforts for young people.

The Fauquier clubs:

Bealeton Remington

• Catlett-Calverton-Casanova

Leeds

Marshall

Sumerduck

Warrenton


$10 million

The amount Pennsylvania-based Allen Myers Inc. proposes to invest in a new asphalt mixing plant on Midland Road near the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport.

The company has a contract to buy 17.6 acres at 5003 Midland Road.

The project requires a special exception permit, but the county planning commission last month voted, 4-0, to recommend the board of supervisors deny it. The commission cited concerns about the potential 442 heavy truck trips per day on the narrow road.

The board of supervisors will conduct a public hearing and potentially vote on the application Thursday night, Sept. 9.


37,009

Fauquier County’s civilian labor force, according to the most recent Virginia Employment Commission report.

The county unemployment rate stood at 3.1 percent in July, with VEC reporting 1,148 jobless people.

The national and state unemployment rates stood at 5.7 and 4.1 percent, respectively.







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