Inside this week’s Rapp News (June 13)

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What you will find in the June 13 edition:

Caretaker pleads guilty, bond revoked

Tammy Lynn Atkins, the Washington woman hired to care for an ailing former mayor of Washington in 2011, pleaded guilty to six felony counts of embezzlement Thursday morning (June 6) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, and was led in tears from the courtroom to the county jail.

Local races uncontested this fall

By this Tuesday night’s deadline, the Rappahannock County Registrar of Voters had received petitions for just one candidate for each of the supervisor and school board positions up for grabs this November.

The Rapp for June 13

Get into SNP for free this weekend, sign up for summer camps, meet the director of “Copperhead,” attend a bee forum and learn how valuable those busy little insects are, audition for RAAC’s new play and join the First Friday festivities at Laurel Mills in this week’s Rapp column.

The pasture-powered network

Family farming can be an isolating vocation, as chores begin at sunrise and end at sunset — or later, if there are sick or birthing animals to tend to. It’s also a challenging vocation as farmers work to keep their animals and pastures healthy while making a profit.

Town weighs menu for B&B dinners  

At a special work session with the town’s planning commission, the Washington Town Council discussed at length the possibility of allowing bed and breakfasts to serve dinner to non-boarders, though no decision is expected before its regular July meeting.

Editorial: It’s about time

Fifty years . . . a half century . . . that’s a long time! Any half-century anniversary – marking the passage of such a big chunk of time – sparks big questions, even for once-inattentive high school history students.

And more . . .

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