KING GEORGE, Va. — King George County, a rural enclave of 25,000 people, has racked up $100 million in debt with a spending spree on new public buildings.
The “Gateway to the Northern Neck” is a tale of two communities. Average income ranks high, thanks to the presence of wealthy landed gentry and a Naval weapons center Dahlgren.
On the other hand, a third of King George’s subjects subsist at or below poverty level. Downtown consists mainly of broken-down homes and struggling businesses.
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