This week’s Rappahannock News (Jan. 10)

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Superintendent resigns effective April 1

The Rappahannock County school board accepted a resignation letter from current school superintendent Aldridge Boone at its monthly meeting Tuesday night (Jan. 9).

Our 2012 Citizens of the Year

The Rappahannock News is pleased and proud to announce that Noel Laing of Amissville and Lilo Foster of Huntly have been chosen as our 2012 Citizens of the Year.

The Rapp for Jan. 10

Volunteers needed for a benefit chili cook-off, plus CCLC’s recent open house, the Benevolent Fund Celebrity Waiters dinner, jumping into the Atlantic for charity, bluegrass at the Theatre, replacing the bridge of Jericho Road, Envirothon teachers needed and the opening of “Rappahannock Creates.”

Counterfeiter sentenced to 18 months in jail

Paul Owen Fincham, the Castleton man charged with multiple counts of producing counterfeit bills, was among five defendants sentenced in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.

Editorial: Citizen(s) of the Year

This year’s Citizens of the Year choices reveal the rich, multi-layered nature of our truly remarkable Rappahannock community, and the positive influence that just a couple of committed individuals can have for the benefit of us all.

Up in the Hollow: Praise the Lord, pass the ammo

One could not help feeling the frustration in James P. Gannon’s editorial letter, but columnist Ben Jones points out that his targets, those he holds responsible for this sorry state of affairs, include many of the Tea Party’s usual suspects. And the 1950s were . . . “normal?”

Plus . . .

Almost two full pages of letters, half of them also responding to Gannon’s Dec. 27 letter, “Wake up and smell the . . . decay.”

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