This week’s Rappahannock News (May 2)

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

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Some of what you will find in the May 2 edition:

Superintendent hired, starts July 1

The Rappahannock County School Board has appointed Donna O. Matthews as the new superintendent for Rappahannock County Public Schools effective July 1.

School budget brings out record crowd

In its final public hearing on the 2013-2014 school budget, the supervisors heard a flood of public opinion, both for and against the school board’s proposed $12.61 million budget, as a record 38 speakers lined up at the microphone Monday at Rappahannock County Elementary School.

The Rapp for May 2

Musicals at two Rappahannock schools this weekend, chamber trios at the Theatre, the Studio School’s open house, RAAC’s “Uncle Vanya,” a new Middle Stree exhibit, the Virginia Chutney Co. in the running for an impressive award, recycling with RAWL and more in this week’s Rapp.

Healthwise, county is in Virginia’s top third

Rappahannock County is the 37th healthiest of Virginia’s 133 counties, according to a yearly health ranking provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The rankings track a number of different health-related statistics, including mortality, morbidity, clinical care and social and environmental factors throughout Virginia.

Editorial: Zombies are us 

You know you’re in Rappahannock County when you see rows of “zombie seats” facing westward. Zombie seats? I’ve only recently heard the expression – referring to the Adirondacks or other outdoor chairs lined up on Rappahannock residents’ yards to watch the sun set over the Blue Ridge.

It’s Pantry Day May 11

“You ain’t nothing but a hound dog” will echo across the meadow of the Washington School House on Saturday morning, May 11, when a pet parade signals the start of Food Pantry Day in Rappahannock County.

Plus two pages of letters, columns on Sperryville, Washington, Wild Ideas and more . . .

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