Inside this week’s News (Aug. 7)

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What you will find in the Aug. 7 edition:

EMS study gets go ahead

The possibility of paid emergency medical services in Rappahannock County inched closer to probability Monday afternoon (Aug. 4), as the board of supervisors awarded the contract for an in-depth study of the county’s current volunteer-based EMS program.

Bus route changes in Tiger Valley

The estimated six-week closing of Tiger Valley Road (Route 626) by the Virginia Department of Transportation while it replaces a bridge over the Rush River is affecting the road’s residents and two of the school system’s bus routes.

The Rapp for Aug. 7

PEC hosts a Pollinators Walk through Bruce Jones’ nature preserve, the Panthers’ varsity football team cook up a spaghetti dinner fundraiser, Rappahannock doubles as Andrasil for “The Rangers” and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Scouting’s global service

Scouting lessons and inspiring stories from the other side of the world were met with rapt attention by Rappahannock County’s only Boy Scout troop and a dozen or so interested citizens who came by the Washington fire hall Monday night (Aug. 4).

Bill Walton joins NPCF board

Harris Hollow resident Bill Walton is one of the newest members of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s board of directors, continuing his trend of positively impacting Rappahannock.

Editorial: Summertime, and the livin’ is dangerous

Rappahannock County may not have deadly rockets, roadside bombs or Ebola virus, but we do have ticks. Already transmitters of Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, now comes word of a sometimes fatal food allergy.

Wild Ideas: Celebrating the underappreciated moth

In settling down to enjoy Science Friday last week, Pam Owen was surprised to learn it was National Moth Week, which explored some of the reasons why moths are the Cinderellas of the lepidoptera world.

150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Mobile Bay

Confederates entered Pennsylvania once more, on Saturday, July 30. In the morning, Confederate cavalry under command of Brig. Gen. John McCausland rode into Chambersburg, where he threatened to burn the town to the ground.

And more . . .

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