Inside this week’s News (Aug. 14)

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What you will find in the Aug. 14 edition:

School board OKs talks with tower company

On the eve of a new school year, the Rappahannock County School Board agreed to enter into negotiations with Community Wireless Structures (CWS), which has offered to place on school property a cell phone tower it would lease to carriers.

Spectra suspends pipeline project

Spectra Energy says it has suspended work on the proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Rappahannock County.

The Rapp for Aug. 14

RAAC performs “The Real Inspector Hound,” Bel Canto holds open singing auditions, “En Plein Air” opens at RDA and Knights of the Vine visit Narmada in this week’s Rapp column.

Permit postponed, transparency defended

After postponing a public hearing on a special-use permit for the third time in as many months at its regular meeting Monday night (Aug. 11), the Washington Town Council found itself hosting an unscheduled public hearing on a related subject.

10 years, 50-plus artists: Art Tour gears up

The Rappahannock Association for Arts in the Community (RAAC) is gearing up for the 10-year anniversary of the Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour, scheduled this year for Nov. 1-2.

Editorial: Eerie parallels

Exactly 100 years ago this summer commenced World War One, now universally acknowledged as a totally unnecessary catastrophe. It didn’t have to happen — eerily analogous to the climate change situation Rappahannock County finds itself in now.

Wild Ideas: Butterfly numbers fall dramatically from last year

After a steady rise in the total number of butterflies recorded during four years of the Rappahannock butterfly count, breaking records for two species, numbers fell dramatically this year. One familiar species, in particular, accounts for much of the boom and bust.

150 Years Ago This Week: Sheridan in the Shenandoah

Furious at President Abraham Lincoln for his pocket veto of their punitive reconstruction bill, Radical Republicans Henry Winter Davis and Sen. Benjamin Wade issued what became known as the Wade-Davis Manifesto on Aug. 7.

And more . . .

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