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Judge weighs decision in Bragg v. supervisors

Retired Circuit Court Judge Alfred D. Swersky heard arguments Wednesday for and against dismissal of a lawsuit by Sperryville llama farmer against the RCBS for alleged violations of Virginia’s FOIA last summer and fall.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: This Old House

The old Nethers’ place here in Flint Hill is being “flipped.” It has been a rental for a number of years, now someone has bought it to fix up and sell. It had fallen into some disrepair the last few…
Sperryville column for Jan. 19

Overpriced cappuccinos are not essential for ambience, Laurel Mills Store serves gool ol' coffee at 60 cents a cup and a warm slice of Rappahannock charm. Middle Street Gallery reschedules opening reception for January 28.
Cyclocrossing the finish line

Belle Meade School teacher and equestrian team leader Alex Forte (left) was in Hartford, Connecticut earlier this month for a cold, wet, icy, muddy week — during which she finished second in two USA Cyclocross National Championship races.
Flynn named Shenandoah superintendent

Jennifer Flynn has been named the new superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. Flynn, who has been Shenandoah’s deputy superintendent since 2009, succeeds Jim Northup.
The gift of life

Rappahannock County High School junior Virginia Wyatt and senior A.J. Palmer contribute to the 30 pints of blood donated at the school last Friday, January 13.
Washington column for Jan. 19

Powerful moments, along with a former Miss America at MLK celebration at the Little Washington Theatre. The Inn whipped up a surprise birthday cake for their executive steward, Beverly. And Ballard's shop have some exquisite rugs on display.
An invitation to empower

With this guidance in mind, it is now me encouraging readers of this newspaper to become more engaged in our community as citizen journalists. It can be as simple as writing a short story about your daughter’s soccer coach-turned-mentor.
Rainy day walk

Rappahannock County resident Kathy McNitt didn’t let numerous rain showers from this past week keep her from hiking in Shenandoah National Park, where she captured this artistic shot along the Limberlost Trail.