This week’s Rappahannock News (May 9)

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 9 edition:

School budget approved, minus $145K

To the apparent dissatisfaction of many in the crowd, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors voted Monday afternoon (May 6) to take the school board’s proposed budget increase down a notch (or a cent), approving only $300,000 of the requested $445,000 increase to last year’s budget.

Covered: Cats, costs of roads and rescues

Three things that will be covered, or recovered, in Rappahannock County soon: stray cats, secondary roads and the cost of emergency medical transportation, as the board of supervisors approved all three at its evening meeting Monday night.

The Rapp for May 9 

“Caveboy” takes center stage at RAAC’s Friday at the Library series, TRG offers an all-day Mother’s Day menu, SVFD plans its next July 4 celebration, RDA hosts a studio stroll, pianist Audrey Andrist returns to the Theatre, Narmada hosts a fundraiser and wine-making class and the NPCF gets accredited in this week’s Rapp.

Quilter Laing ‘sews it up’ for the Pantry

Borrowing a line from the pop star Madonna, Charlotte Laing is a “material girl . . . living in a material world.” Except her material is cotton print, broadcloth, velvet, brocade, batik, calico, denim and silk, and she creates quilted treasures from the pieces.

Editorial: The new News

The core mission of the Rappahannock News has always been – and will continue so – to report local news, provide useful information and provide a forum for discussions on issues important to Rappahannock residents. But while our purpose remains steady, the paper itself, like the community it covers, is constantly changing.

Plus . . .

The skinny on skinks in Pam Owen’s “Wild Ideas” column; Richard Brady on the beauty of the spring garden; Art Candenquist on what went on “150 Years Ago This Week”; letters, including one in strong defense of bus maintenance; school and sports news, including a big win by RCHS freshman Julia Wood and a full page of photos of the winning teams and tournament honorees in the Rappahannock Youth Basketball League — and, yes, more.

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