This week’s Rappahannock News (Feb. 14)

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What you will find in the Feb. 14 edition:

Family Dollar looking into Bank Road site

Representatives of neighborhood discount store chain Family Dollar have had talks in recent weeks with the owner of the 12 acres of commercially zoned property opposite Bank Road from Union First Market Bank, along U.S. 211 in the center of the county.

Early-draft school budget adds $600K

The Rappahannock County School Board begins its annual months-long budget process with an presentation by interim superintendent Kathleen Grove based on a preliminary $12.7 million budget that she says “outlines” the goals Grove and the board intend to focus on this fiscal year.

The Rapp for Feb. 14

A “real foods” rap video, a lecture and demonstration on using local dyes, living with black bears, a “Doggitiude” book signing, bringing out the artist in you with three Flint Hill workshops, American jazz classics return to the Theatre and more in this week’s Rapp.

Three Rapp wrestlers are States-bound

In the fight of the season, Panther wrestlers proved themselves when they brought home three Region B medals from the 2013 regional wrestling competition in Strasburg last weekend, earning three a trip to this weekend’s state tournament in Salem.

In town: People Inc. out, plantings move forward

The Washington Town Council votes to officially accept community-action organization People Inc.’s offer to withdraw a special-use permit application at its monthly meeting, and hears a report on independent projects to keep the properties around Avon Hall green.

Editorial: Forward on climate!

All politics are local, in the oft-repeated phrasing of a late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. But when it comes to environmental issues, everything is global. For we all live downstream, even here in Rappahannock County.

2013 a good year to conserve farmland

Thanks to financial incentives made possible by Congress, the commonwealth and local conservation groups, farmers have great opportunities to conserve farmland in 2013.

Letter of the week: School board, govern thyselves

“I am disappointed about Dr. Aldridge Boone’s departure, and I am disappointed with the Rappahannock County School Board. I have had two kids in the system for some time now and have seen more positive changes from Dr. Boone’s short time here than any time in the past . . .”

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