It’s not a huge story, said Executive Editor Bill Walsh. People are making a bit too much of it. It’s just a routine business decision. “It’s not that big a deal,” said Walsh in an interview with the Erik Wemple Blog.

Perhaps, but it’s also irresistible: The Fauquier Times-Democrat has subtracted its “Democrat,” leaving just the “Fauquier Times.” Walsh announced the move in an editorial explaining the history of the newspaper’s name, and the rationale for the change:

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