Inside this week’s News (Feb. 6)

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What you will find in the Feb. 6 edition:

Supervisors decline to oppose AG’s actions

At Monday’s (Feb. 3) mid-afternoon meeting of the county board of supervisors, a standing-room-only event, more than half those in attendance stood and urged the five-member board to either accept or reject a resolution protesting Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision not to defend the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Valley Green, a Rappahannock natural

From its humble beginnings in Cynthia and Arthur DeVore’s former Fauquier County kitchen, Valley Green Naturals has spread from Maine and Japan — and now into Amissville as well.

Two arrests and a spate of thefts

A Culpeper man and Boston woman were charged this week with grand larceny in one of what the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office says has been a recent string of thefts of equipment, tools and other items over the last month — including, in one case, two outdoor heat pumps attached to an empty home.

At-large supervisors? Probably not.

What if Rappahannock had no voting districts and instead elected all of its representatives as at-large supervisors and school board members? The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors explored the topic at its monthly meeting Monday afternoon (Feb. 3).

The Rapp for Feb. 6

A tapas restaurant opens in Sperryville, Nature Camp offers a second session for teens and adults, Bach sonatas grace the Theatre, “George Washington” visits his namesake village for President’s Day and the Inn is honored (and expands) again in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: Weather why’s

One day last week when it was 3 degrees in Amissville and zero in Harris Hollow, guess what the temperature was in Nome, Alaska. Thirty-three degrees! Yes, a downright balmy 33 degrees. How is that possible? Global warming!

Wild Ideas: Cold-hardy hummers show up at local feeder

When Pam Owen was growing up, she knew there was only one species of hummingbird she was likely to see in Virginia, the ruby-throated, and that was only in the summer. Previously, she’d have thought any hummers seen after October were lost ruby-throateds. But that’s because she forgot about the cold-hardy rufous hummer.

150 Years Ago This Week: Mississippi again a battleground

Acting under the congressional conscription act, President Abraham Lincoln ordered that 500,000 men be drafted on March 10 to serve for three years or the duration of the war. Further, the president ordered Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to send a transport to Ile a Vache.

And more . . .

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