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Larry Weeks to run for Wayne District supervisor

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Larry Weeks (Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Augusta County resident Larry W. Weeks has announced he is running for supervisor in the Wayne District as an Independent candidate.

Weeks, who worked for 30 years at Dupont, lives on a 33-acre farm in the Hugh Cassell area where he raises Katahdin sheep. He has been in leadership on the Augusta County Farm Bureau Federation for five years serving on the board as president and treasurer. He also served five years as treasurer for Hugh Cassell’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).

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Kurt Michael for Wayne District supervisor?

Dr. Kurt Michael and his family. Election Day 2011.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The grape vine is working overtime these days with phone calls and inquiries from folks asking if Dr. Kurt Michael is running for Wayne District supervisor in Augusta County. He was approached weeks ago and asked to please run for the position that he had almost won four years ago.

In 2011, then-chairman of the Augusta County GOP Bill Shirley would not even talk with Kurt about seeking the Republican nomination and, as a result, he had to run as an Independent candidate. Never mind that he had been active in the Republican Party for over 20 years and had served as GOP chairman in Fairfax City while in his 20s, and as Augusta County chairman from 2002-08. Shirley recruited a candidate who had not been involved with the Republican Party before running for supervisor. Kurt lost on election day to voters who walked in and asked, “Who is the Republican candidate?” without knowing either one.

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New bridge opens in Fishersville, named for Dennis Burnett

Augusta County mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

There’s a new road in Fishersville that connects two main thoroughfares, and includes a bridge that is named for Dennis Burnett, the former economic development director for Augusta County who passed away last October (see Remembering Dennis Burnett 1964-2014) .

The dedication of the new road took place Friday morning, as described in a press release from the Augusta County Office of Economic Development:
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