Inside this week’s Rapp News (July 4)

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What you will find in the July 4 edition:

$5K pledged to Artisan Trail effort

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors agreed to contribute $5,000 toward the funding of the proposed Artisan Trail at its monthly meeting Monday afternoon (July 1).

The Rapp for July 4

Rappahannock’s annual Fourth of July celebrations and weekend Babe Ruth baseball tournament, Laurel Mills’ fish fry and RDA’s trunk show, Middle Street’s new “Obsession” exhibit, tarot readings and the many benefits of Trout Unlimited for young people in this week’s Rapp column.

Sperryville sewer rates rising 20%

Following a public hearing last week, the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority took the latest step in a year-long effort to guarantee its fiscal and functional future, voting to raise wastewater treatment rates for its 200-plus customers in the village of Sperryville by about 20 percent.

‘I speak of the South and its people’

Every day Ben Jones reads that Paula Deen, the television chef, has lost another contract: Walmart, Target, JCPenney, the Food Network, Random House, QVC – and the list goes on. In his “Up in the Hollow” column, Jones says she has committed no crime, and has not been charged with anything. What gives?

Local firm wins top state ASLA honors

The Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (VA-ASLA) named Rappahannock architects Jay Monroe and Rosa Crocker as 2013 Honor Award winners in Residential Landscape Architecture for their project “Windrush.”

Editorial: The Spirit of the Fourth

Old-fashioned Fourth of July celebrations here in Rappahannock County seem to harken back to happier times for our nation. But nostalgia can play tricks with memory and reality.

And more . . .

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