Orange County’s first large-scale solar farm has been approved. Last week, supervisors voted unanimously in favor of a special-use permit which would allow a 400-acre, 60-megawatt solar farm to be built along Route 20, just a mile from Locust Grove Primary School.

The scoreboard didn’t work, but even if it had, it may have had trouble keeping up with the Hornets, who scored six touchdowns and overwhelmed visiting Spotsylvania Friday night 40-13.

Last week’s column discussed the fact that in 1834 James Madison made the decision to sell a few of his enslaved people to his cousin William Taylor. He reconciled the act to a friend by stating that they consented to go, and he imagined that Taylor would do better by them than he could, presumably because Taylor was wealthy with ample disposable and discretionary funds.

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