Spotsylvania plan draws preservationist ire

Spotsylvania County is drafting an incentive program offering "cash and lower property-tax bills for not turning ... properties into strip malls and subdivisions." Oddly enough, the enabling language had historic eligibility removed; it's a farm-friendly draft with a provision for battlefields "as delineated by the National Park Service."

Local preservationist Caroline Hayden is on the warpath.