THE SE­RIES

Rappahannock News - - WORK IN PROGRESS - Find the first parts of the se­ries on­line: rapp­news.com/work

Part 1 (June 28): Rap­pa­han­nock is fac­ing an eco­nomic evo­lu­tion, but we have a long his­tory of deal­ing with changes brought by forces be­yond the county line.

Part 2 (July 12): Farm­ing in Rap­pa­han­nock is go­ing through a tran­si­tion. What chal­lenges does the com­mu­nity face in hold­ing on to its agri­cul­tural core?

Part 3 (July 26): What role might the county's busi­ness com­mu­nity play in its fu­ture? And, can boost­ing tourism make a difference in gen­er­at­ing rev­enue and cre­at­ing jobs?

The Rap­pa­han­nock

Hus­tle (Aug. 2): The chal­lenges fac­ing peo­ple un­der 40 in Rap­pa­han­nock and why, de­spite the hur­dles, some are choos­ing to come here or are re­turn­ing, mim­ick­ing a trend seen in small towns across the United States.

Part 4 (this week):

What are other ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties do­ing to adjust to the same de­mo­graphic and eco­nomic changes? Could any of those strate­gies work here?

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