Inside this week’s News (Oct. 16)

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What you will find in the Oct. 16 edition:

County revisits, sheriff defends budget

Near the end of last week’s monthly supervisors session, County Administrator John McCarthy had asked Sheriff Connie C. Smith to be present for a follow-up discussion of the sheriff’s office budget after the RSW Regional Jail had been open for three or four months.

Culpeper man charged in four-car crash

A 40-year-old Culpeper man faces DUI and hit-and-run charges after police said he caused and then fled a four-vehicle wreck on U.S. 522 in Scrabble on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 11).

The Rapp for Oct. 16

It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend, as “No Ordinary Person” returns to the RAAC Community Theatre with a two-night show, while Gilbert & Sullivan return to the Theatre and much more; meanwhile, Gray Ghost increases its medal count and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Settlement for Stonyman?

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer owners Alan and Susan James are negotiating a settlement with parties involved in the pending sale of the property they’ve leased on Gay Street since 2008.

Three artists, three mediums

Interested in finding out how an artist finds passion in different mediums? Then you’ll want to visit the studios of Linda Tarry, Hans Gerhard and Margaret “Maggie” Rogers during the 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Open Studio and Gallery Tour (Nov. 1-2).

Editorial: Centennial close to home

This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. But this year also marks the centennial of a powerful idea hatched here in the United States demonstrating a better side of human behavior — a simple idea hatched by Frederick Goff.

Wild Ideas: Fine weather and great fall outings

Pam Owen and her brother Dana recently took advantage of some intermittently fine fall weather to enjoy the Autumn Conservation Festival at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and to hike in Shenandoah National Park and the Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area.

150 Years Ago This Week: ‘Greater love hath no man’

Some of Lt. Col. John Mosby’s Rangers attacked a Union train of ambulance wagons on Sept. 23, 1864, near Front Royal, before being driven off by the approach of Union cavalry under Col. Charles Lowell on the road from Luray.

And more . . .

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