This week’s Rappahannock News (May 16)

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 16 edition:

School board eyes 10 buses

After the supervisors trimmed about $146,000 from the proposed 2013-2014 school budget earlier last week, the Rappahannock County School Board decided in a work session Thursday night (May 9) to at least leave intact a 3-percent salary increase for teachers and staff, while eyeing a way to replace 10 of the school’s aging buses.

Gun report, social media post lock down schools 

Whatever term you use – the law-enforcement phrase “lockdown” or the school superintendent’s preferred “shelter in place” – both of Rappahannock County’s schools were in the middle of it for about 30 minutes two weeks ago.

Prosecutors seek to revoke bond in Deal murder case

Fauquier County prosecutors want a murder suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head committed to a hospital for 24-hour care. The Fauquier Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office filed an emergency motion to revoke the bond of Judy Kay Deal and to have her committed to Western State Hospital. A circuit judge will consider the motion today (Thursday, May 16).

The Rapp for May 16 

Rappahannock’s annual Relay for Life this weekend, “Uncle Vanya” takes the stage at the RAAC Theatre, Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist returns to the Theatre at Washington, the Public House is throwing its first summer festival, R.H. Ballard is honored in a reader’s poll and Spicy Plum Chutney makes waves in this week’s Rapp column.

Town funds cleanup, weighs B&B changes

At its monthly meeting Monday, the Washington Town Council agreed to support RappFLOW’s cleanup project at Avon Hall, filled a vacancy on the Architectural Review Board and considered allowing bed and breakfasts to serve dinner to non-boarders.

Pantry Pride

Photos from Rappahannock Food Pantry Day last Saturday in Washington.

Editorial: ‘It’s scary!’

The temperature has gone wildly up and down the past week or so in Rappahannock County – the subject of much local conversation, though par for the course for a Virginia springtime. Meanwhile, another measurement reached a record high a few days ago but went largely unnoticed, much less remarked upon.

Plus . . .

RCHS scholarship winners, the week’s Crime & Courts report, some truly heartfelt letters to the editor, Sperryville and Washington news, Richard Brady guesses right about those “mud balls,” and “Wild Ideas” columnist Pam Owen visits with the elusive whip-poor-will.

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1 Comment

  1. Richard Brady’s piece – WOW. The fish and crabs made my mouth water.
    One fish like that sure can “make” the day’s fishing.
    Jim Warwick

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