Stay in the know! Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
FauquierNow.com
Do you agree with the judge’s decision to close court proceedings in the Levi Norwood double murder case? Vote!
HOME OBITUARIES NEWS OPINIONS BUSINESS STYLE CALENDAR CLASSIFIEDS
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free! Register now!
Login · Forgot Your Password?
February 7, 2020

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Teenage phone addiction

Stock Photo
The 2019 PRIDE survey found that most local teens think some of their friends spend too much time on their phones. And, half of those surveyed said they’re tried to cut their own screen time.
60.5 percent

Of local middle and high school students think that some friends use their phones too much, according to the 2019 PRIDE survey.

More than 6,000 Fauquier and Rappahannock public school and Highland School students in Grades 6 to 12 took the online survey. Most of the questions dealt with alcohol, drug and tobacco use and mental health.

Working with schools, the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County administers the national survey every four years.

Last year, 3,505 respondents said friends spend too much time on their phones.

And, 2,883 students — or 49.9 percent — said they had tried in the last year to cut down on their own cell phone use.


58.9

Inches of rain fell on Warrenton last year, according to the town Public Works Department.

The most rain, 12.1 inches, came down last May.

The driest month, November had 2.2 inches.

Warrenton averages 44 inches of rain (including snow converted to liquid) annually, meaning last year’s precipitation exceeded that by 36 percent.


84,851

Fauquier County’s projected population in 2040, according a new report from the the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center.

That would represent an 18.8-percent increase from the center’s 2020 estimate of 71,395 for Fauquier.

By 2030, the study estimates a 7.4-percent increase to 76,698 people.

The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct its official population count this April 1.


$1 million

The amount Fauquier expects to pay Daleville, Va.-based Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group to determine the value of all real estate in the county.

Fauquier reassesses property every four years. The Code of Virginia requires local government to reassess all property at 100 percent of fair market value.

The new values will take effect Jan. 1, 2022, with the first tax bills under reassessment due that June.

The county board of supervisors will use the new values to set the real estate tax rate.

Fauquier has more than 33,000 parcels. Under the contract, Wampler-Eanes will charge a $29.25-per-parcel assessment fee.

The board of supervisors probably will approve the agreement on Thursday, Feb. 13.


15

Rectors have led St. James’ Episcopal Church of Warrenton since its establishment in 1816, according parishioner Richard Gookin’s recently published history of the church.

Rev. George Lemmon served as Saint James’ first rector for three decades, from 1816 to 1846. Hired in 2013, Rev. Ben Maas today holds the post.

Outskirts Press published Mr. Gookin’s 152-page “Notes on the History of Saint James’ Church” in November.

“I think the biggest surprise is the fact that every church in Warrenton in the Civil War was used as a hospital or a stable, except Saint James,” Mr. Gookin, 88, said of his research.

Among the town’s churches, only Saint James conducted regular services during the Civil War, he said.

A fire in 1910 destroyed the original sanctuary on Culpeper Street. Two years later, workers completed the existing structure.

Member comments
Please, be polite. Avoid name-calling and profanity.
For credibility, sign your real name; stand behind your comments. Readers will give less credence to anonymous posts.
To comment, please log in or register.
Brandphic · February 19, 2020 at 6:49 am
I just found updates of technology but suddenly i watch your blog and i have to read these article and such a great stuff you have to give best and good opportunity for generally help i really inspire to see these all! Check for best Logo Design services.
sheridavis · February 8, 2020 at 4:46 am
Nice. I would like to share it with my friends. I hope you will continue your works like this .Keep up the excellent work. You have a magical talent of holding readers mind. That is something which cant be given to all by god . Keep it safe 😊 Check for best essay writing service
Facebook comments
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from FauquierNow.com via email.
Wednesday, February 26
Newspaper’s motion argues judge erred in closing Levi Norwood’s hearing Monday, asks for transcript
Wednesday, February 26
Weekend entertainment options include unicycle show at Vint Hill and 2nd Hand Band at Gloria’s
Wednesday, February 26
Veteran planning commissioner supports infill development, “cautious” about expanding town boundaries
More Fauquier news
© Copyright 2011-2018

50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
540.359.6574
Crime Log
Obituaries
Business
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Ellen’s Kitchen
and Garden

Features
Real Estate
For Sale
Employment
Automotive
Announcements
Legal Notices
Post an Ad
Advertise
Terms of Service