This week’s Rappahannock News (April 11)

April 11, 2013
April 11, 2013

Here’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News, in newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.

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What you will find in the April 11 edition:

School, bus boosters out in force

Bus safety and gratitude for the county’s teachers were the two major themes at the joint public hearing last Wednesday night of the Rappahannock County School Board and Board of Supervisors.

The Rapp for April 11

Details on RDA’s busy weekend, exploring new Civil War trails with the Historical Society, raising funds to fight cancer with Nikki Brady and the Public House, Janet Brome’s new exhibit at R.H. Ballard, breakfast at the Senior Center, a Civil War’s Sesquicentennial event and a meeting for this year’s Farm Tour in this week’s Rapp.

It’s a sign of . . . progress, or impunity?

The pollen count isn’t the only thing rising in Rappahannock County this spring, as controversy over a new animated electronic sign in front of Rappahannock County High School is also filling the air.

Court and crime news

Joseph Anthony Lenchick, half of the Castleton couple facing child abuse and cruelty charges, pleaded guilty to a single charge of child endangerment in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, plus other court and crime news, including the sheriff’s search for a man wanted on three felony charges of aggravated sexual battery against a child.

Editorial: Don’t let only money talk 

Any working definition of what it means to be “rural” typically includes agriculture, but rural America’s representatives in Congress seem more enamored of city-like industrial agriculture than old-fashioned family farming. After all, Big Agriculture means big money.

Plus . . .

Letters explaining why Rappahannock is indeed agricultural (contrary to last week’s essay by the publisher) and why the county’s proposed 10-percent budget increase is outrageous, a preview of Trinity Church’s Fodderstack-weekend festival, an appreciation and photos of the races at Ben Venue, and more.

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