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Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Fourteen years before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a Madison County planter made a decision that, while perhaps not unprecedented, was nonetheless remarkable in kindness and scope.

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Sunday, the Madison American Legion honored Cecil V. Brown with the Bronze Star and remembered the four chaplains who perished in the sinking of the Dorchester during WWII.

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Nearly 20 Greene and Madison County residents congregated at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville last Thursday evening to discuss strategies to improve local stream and river quality. Representatives from a number of agencies—Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC), Blue Ridge Emergency Services (BRES), Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)—came to speak to concerned residents regarding an implementation plan for the Upper Rapidan Watershed. Affected rivers and stream stretch across Madison, Orange, Greene and Albemarle counties.

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Support Give Local Piedmont

The Madison County Non-Profit Council is inviting all organizations participating in the May 6th day of giving to join together to promote not just donations, but also learning more about the non-profits that serve Madison County. They’re all listed on the event website -- www.givelocalpiedmont.org. Check it out to find out more about the organizations.

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Black History Month: Freed Madison slaves leave lasting legacy

Fourteen years before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a Madison County planter made a decision that, while perhaps not unprecedented, was nonetheless remarkable in kindness and scope.

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Madison Area Community Calendar

The deadline for submitting Madison Area Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. Monday for that week’s paper. (Deadlines are always a day earlier for holiday week editions.) Items may be faxed to (540) 948-3045 or sent via email to news@madison-news.com. Please include a contact person’s name and phone number. Items are subject to editing and appear on a space-available basis, with the priority going to events that will occur sooner.

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