Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Oct. 17)

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What you will find in the Oct. 17 edition:

Moose manager can roost nearby

After a short deliberation at its meeting Monday night (Oct. 14), the Washington town council unanimously approved White Moose Lodge owner Jim Abdo’s request to allow the on-site manager at the lodge to live two doors down at the nearby Pullen house, rather than at the lodge itself.

RCHS students and service: a winning combination

It’s less than halfway through its first year, but if Beth Gall’s presentation to the Rappahannock County School Board last Tuesday night (Oct. 8) is anything to go by, the high school’s newest class — service learning — is already a big success.

Larry Grove: More student opportunities, staff incentives

While the elections heat up in Big Washington, the ones in this Washington remain as uncontentious as usual. The four county seats up for election — two each on the supervisors and school board — are uncontested this year. The soon-to-be Stonewall-Hawthorne school board representative is Woodville resident Larry Grove, who has some ambitious plans he hopes the board can enact.

Rappahannock galleries ramp up for the artist tour

Who would think a county that’s among the least populated in Virginia (87th of 93) could be so rich in artistic talent and venues? Rappahannock, with its scant population of 7,456, is the home of seven art galleries, all of whom are pulling out the stops for this year’s tour.

The Rapp for Oct. 17

Details on the first ever RCHS fall festival and cornhole tournament, Narmada’s Indian-themed dinner, Ginger Hill’s birthday celebrations, a second screening of “Copperhead,” Naoko Takao returns to the Theatre, Copper Fox’s newest whiskey and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: Got to be a better way?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the real estate tax maps in the county clerk’s office are not laser-like in their precision and accuracy and yet they form the basis for much official and unofficial business — in actions, transactions and rulings involving both individuals and the county government. There’s got to be a better (computerized) way.

Wild Ideas: Fall colors arrive while hummers head south

With her brother now back in rainy Juneau, Alaska, Pam Owen has been taking a look around to see how fall is progressing here in Rappahannock.

150 Years Ago This Week: Engagement at Bristoe Station

In an effort to learn of the intentions of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, the Federals of Maj. Gen. George Meade’s Army of the Potomac began probing the Rapidan River area of Culpeper County on Saturday, Oct. 10.

And more . . .

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