Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas:…
What’s all the digging?

Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
The Rapp for Dec. 18

Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase

Police chased a man in a pickup truck this morning from Flint Hill into the center of the county's commercial area, where the driver veered across the median, crossed two more lanes and continued across a lawn and straight into…
Town council adds Aichele

The Washington Town Council appointed Gay Street Inn co-owner Gary Aichele to fill the seat left vacant by Dan Spethmann’s resignation in early November.

The AD’s report As our schools prepare for the holidays, our Rappahannock student athletes have been working at a frenetic pace, getting in games and bringing home some wins before taking a well-deserved, albeit short-lived, break. Basketball leads the news this…

At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals approved special-use permits for two tourist homes, a B&B and a mental-health professional office and tabled a variance request.
Sperryville column for Dec. 18

Industry rankings — from Guide Michelin, Zagat, Saveur, to name a few — are often coveted awards. And then there is Southern Living’s list, the South’s Best Bed and Breakfasts. In the most recent edition of the magazine, Sperryville’s own…
Castleton announces 2015 season

Dietlinde Turban Maazel, artistic and executive director for the Castleton Festival’s first season without its founder and maestro, her husband, Lorin Maazel, last week announced plans for the festival’s seventh season in 2015.
Your Next Best Friend: Bella

My friends here at RAWL call me Beautiful Bella. I’m a Catahoula leopard hound, with black (it’s called “blue”) ticking and striking ice-blue eyes. My breed originated in Louisiana as a hunting dog. I’m 7 years old and was brought…

I am writing to express my opposition to locating a cell phone tower at the high school. I am not opposed to having cell towers in our county, but I believe placing a tower at a school presents too many…