Inside this week’s News (May 29)

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What you will find in the May 29 edition:

Williams gets 20 years for sex crimes

A Huntly man charged with 22 counts of various sexual abuse crimes was sentenced to 20 years in jail — on three counts of intercourse with a child under 13 — Tuesday morning (May 27) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.

Ready, set, golf!

After several months of consideration, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission unanimously approved Cliff Miller IV’s nine-hole Sperryville-based golf course Wednesday night (May 21)

The Rapp for May 29

Have a pint for the endangered P-horse, watch “Philomena” at the Theatre, get cooking with the Castleton Festival’s newest offerings, learn the history behind the “First Washington,” sample Grey Ghost and Narmada wineries’ newest award-winners and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Webert meets with Bunch over lunch

Virginia Del. Michael Webert (R-18th), Rappahannock’s man in Richmond, met the informal, itinerant, five-day-a-week gathering known as the Lunch Bunch this Tuesday (May 27) at Tula’s off Main to discuss the county’s LCI and state budget situations.

Editorial: Sex!

Headlines are meant to be attention-getting. They can also be misleading and sensational, as this one is — and as some readers thought last week’s front-page “heroin” headline was. Perhaps they have a point, but there are some larger ones to consider.

Wild Ideas: Small squirrels, shrinking habitat

Learning about a species often starts on what seems to be a simple path toward a mundane life, only to become a much more complex journey into a world with fascinating interconnections. Pam Owen began such a journey recently when Larry Sherertz sent her some flying-squirrel photos.

150 Years Ago This Week: North Anna and New Hope Church

With some of the bloodiest fighting of the war done at Spotsylvania Courthouse, the two great armies of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant continued to try to outflank the other. In another race of time, Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill marched south to the North Anna River near Hanover Junction.

And more . . .

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