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Public Safety

Take back unwanted prescription drugs April 27 statewide

From 10 to 2 this Saturday (April 27), the Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offers the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. […]

Crime & Courts

Carpet tools were stolen, court says

For what the prosecution called a vengeful theft of tools, a former Early’s Carpet employee was found guilty of grand larceny in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon (April 23). Also, a Castleton man pleaded guilty to grand larceny and a man accused of assaulting a deputy is denied bond. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Planners recommend cat shelter

County planners unanimously recommended approval of a special-use permit for the RappCats cat rescue organization that would allow them to use the northeast corner of the old Flint Hill packing shed as the county’s first cat shelter. […]

Heather Mae joins Paul Reisler for a house concert Sunday in Flint Hill.
Art

The Rapp for April 25

Fourth (Estate) Friday at Country Cafe, Mandalele and Paul Reisler in concert, Wakefield and Hearthstone’s auctions offer plenty to bid on, three Rapp artists join forces at a new RDA show, the Smithsonian season wraps up at the Theatre, “Silver Linings Playbook” and more in this week’s Rapp. […]

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Editorials

Editorial: Bugging out

Usually the conversation here is about the outsiders who want to have a place here in the country. But what of the newgoers or the go-theres? In just this past week, I’ve encountered two people who are pulling up stakes here to move elsewhere. Why? Arthropods! […]

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, speaking here in Richmond, raised more than $50,000 for his campaign for governor from conservative supporters in Rappahannock County Saturday night. Photo courtesy of Virginia Attorney General’s Office.
From the Rappahannock News

Cuccinelli raises hopes (and $50K) in Huntly

Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli swept into Rappahannock County Saturday night with a strong conservative message that delighted a Republican crowd in Huntly as he swiftly added over $50,000 to his campaign for governor of Virginia. […]

Some of the those behind Belle Meade School’s original musical “Twigs to Branches” — from left, students Ava Landman-Hession and Celeste Breeden Blankenship, teacher Dontez Harris and student Elliott Eaton — pose for a photo this week at the Sperryville school. Courtesy photo.
Entertainment

One weekend, two student shows

Next weekend puts Rappahannock students in the spotlight, literally, with performances of two plays: the perennial favorite “Anything Goes” at Rappahannock County High School, and “Twigs to Branches,” an original musical written and composed by music teacher Dontez Harris and his Belle Meade School students. […]

Photo by Molly M. Peterson
Agriculture

Photo: Chard times

Chard plants await planters — that would be us — who’ll arrive in droves this Saturday at Waterpenny Farm in Sperryville, for the farm’s annual Spring Plant Sale.

Photo by Francie Schroeder
People

Photo: They clean up nicely

Members of the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (from left) Henry Gorfein, Larry Hepinstall, Jed Duvall and Ralph Bates load trash they and other volunteers collected along U.S. 211 onto a pickup truck Saturday, as part […]

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Food Pantry

Photo: Empty bowls help fill shelves

Rappahannock Food Pantry director Mimi Forbes (left) accepts a check from Doris Jones of the Rappahannock Clay Collective (center) and River District Arts’ assistant art director Holly Link. The Food Pantry received $1,250 from RDA’s […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: But how to help RappCats?

We were thrilled to see your front-page coverage of RappCats’ efforts to rent the packing shed space in Flint Hill for a cat shelter the county so badly needs. We have contacted RappCats to pledge […]