Inside this week’s News (Jan. 29)

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What you will find in the Jan. 29 edition:

Planners make mandated zoning amendments

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission reorganized last week, unanimously electing Piedmont district’s Gary Settle as its chair and Stonewall-Hawthorne representative Gary Light as its vice chair, and then voted to reorganize several dozen pages of zoning code amendments.

In court: firearms, oxycodone, probation violations

Serious crimes carrying serious sentences topped the agenda in Circuit Court on Tuesday (Jan 27).

Is it Washington — or Little Washington?

There has been an enthusiastic thread of posts of late on Rappnet, Rappahannock County’s email list-serv, regarding the name of Little Washington applied to the county seat.

The Rapp for Jan. 29

The Jake Schepps Quintet coming to the Theatre, “Boyhood” on Feb. 6, Bland Music Contest on Feb. 8, Nature Camp signup time and more in this week’s The Rapp.

Editorial: What’s in a name?

So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?

Photos: Saved by a seatbelt

Sheriff Connie C. Smith, shown here administering first aid to the driver of a Toyota pickup truck who crashed on U.S. 211 near Massies Corner last Thursday afternoon, says the seatbelt worn by the driver probably saved him from more serious injuries after his vehicle flipped.

Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?

Robins were long thought to be harbingers of spring, but changes in their environment means they’re ranging further north in the winter.

And . . . 150 Years Ago This Week, School and Sports News, the Crossword and more.

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