Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Nov. 14)

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What you will find in the Nov. 14 edition:

Wood, RCHS girls cross-country wins region

It took 19 minutes and 12 seconds for sophomore Julia Wood to run 3.1 miles and win the Region 1A East Cross-Country Championship in Williamsburg Nov. 2. Now she’s dialing it in for the state championship race this Saturday (Nov. 16) at Great Meadow, where the team has a real shot at winning it all.

The Rapp for Nov. 14

Journey down the rabbit hole with RAAC on Dec. 6, buy a homemade pie from RCHS, sing along with Trinity Episcopal, celebrate Diwali at Narmada, play basketball with RCHS alumni, join Kid Pan Alley for their annual Community Sing event and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: Lingering leaves

A hint of winter, complete with snow flurries, touched the county this week. For a while, it had seemed that we might not have any wintry weather at all, inasmuch as the colors of fall foliage didn’t seem to reach their peak in intensity until about a week ago.

Rapp Businesses

A book deal for Sperryville photographer Molly Peterson; Triple Oak Bakery will be featured in Saveur; Little Washington Wellness heads outdoors; Resilience award for the Farmer’s Coop.

Permit perused by quorum-less council

In a 15-minute would-be town council meeting Monday night (Nov. 11) made unofficial by the lack of a quorum, Washington Mayor John Sullivan elected to instead hold an “informal conversation” on the special-use permit the council would’ve officially considered.

The agriculture commissioner eats local

Students at Rappahannock County Public Schools are growing fresh and growing local, and Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Matt Lohr is coming to the schools today (Nov. 14) to see just how they do it.

School board thanks sheriff, Hunter

For the past two months, in addition to highlighting academics at each month’s meeting, the Rappahannock County School Board has presented a Community Partner in Action award to recognize and thank citizens for their assistance in bettering the county schools.

Drug charge leads to jail sentence

In a brief session Thursday morning (Nov. 7), one Catlett resident was sentenced to jail in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.

Wild Ideas: The least flycatcher: Small, smart, brave and noisy

In this season when many bird species are on the move to overwintering areas, activity seems to have increased among one of the tiniest but most common birds in the Blue Ridge, the least flycatcher.

150 Years Ago This Week: President Lincoln watches his assassin

In a maneuver against Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces in Virginia, Maj. Gen. George Meade sent Union forces across the Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford and Rappahannock Station, though neither attack moved the Southerners.

And more . . .

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