Inside this week’s News (Nov. 13)

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What you will find in the Nov. 13 edition:

Apartments proposed at Emporium

County supervisors and planners are heading into the holidays with their plates already full, with decisions about a proposed apartment at the former Sperryville Emporium site, the sheriff’s budget and a proposed new brewery.

Culpeper officer running for Rapp sheriff

Culpeper police Sgt. Anthony E. “Andy” Berry isn’t waiting until the last minute this time to throw his hat in the ring to become Rappahannock County’s next sheriff as he did in 2011. He publicly announced his Nov. 2015 election bid last week.

A report card for area hospitals

See how local hospitals scored in a study by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit that evaluates 2,500 hospitals every six months, assigns a score of A to F  for safe health care.

Editorial: That time of year

This year’s spectacular fall foliage brought great beauty, but also great noise pollution, as leaf blowers are taken up to manage the fallen leaves.

The Rapp for Nov. 13 

R.H. Ballard Gallery opens a holiday-themed art show, the Piedmont Virginian Artist Showcase is at River District Arts, Mandalélé performs at the RAAC Community Theatre, jazz musicians perform at the Theatre at Washington and more in this week’s The Rapp column.

Timber theft jail term begins 

Her Virginia Supreme Court appeal unsuccessful, a former tenant of of a Sperryville property begins serving her eight months in jail after she was convicted in 2012 of stealing timber.

Wild Ideas: In the news: Good guide, bad bug

News recently arrived in Pam Owen’s email inbox of a new shrub and vine identification guide from the Virginia Department of Forestry and a report of yet another threatening bug invading Pennsylvania.

Big news a-brew at Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works

Sperryville innkeepers Kevin Kraditor and Sherri Fickel, along with their partner, David Litaker, are deliberately starting small with the Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works — but the important point is . . . they’ve started.

And more . . .

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