Inside this week’s News (Feb. 5)

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What you will find in the Feb. 5 edition:

Stickers gone; flat-rate vehicle tax is back

Many tax-related issues across the land will no doubt continue to grow more complex in the years to come — but in Rappahannock County this fall, a simple line item for a flat-rate county motor vehicle tax will reappear on most everyone’s tax bills.

2015: A ‘big’ local election year

More than a dozen government posts in Rappahannock County — from sheriff to supervisors, school board members and soil conservation directors — are up for grabs this fall.

NPCF begins search for new director

As its executive director moves on to a new post with SCBI, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation bids her a fond farewell and sets a steady course for the community foundation’s future.  

The Rapp for Feb. 5

The Inn’s looking for your snapshots from their first year (yes, 1978); Kid Pan Alley performs with a California symphony; the founders explain themselves on Presidents Day in Little Washington; Bel Canto auditions and more in this week’s The Rapp.

Editorial: At one with the earth, at last

Conservation easements and wildlife habitat, subjects of recent Rappahannock News stories, are not the only ways to preserve the county’s open spaces. Here’s another: conservation burial!

Clark Hollow Ramblings: Vanishing deer and invisible smoke

There has been a fair amount of speculation lately on what seems to columnist Richard Brady to be a decline in the whitetail deer population that just might have something to do with coyotes.

Wild Ideas: When food is plentiful, animals cache in

When foxes keep killing prey after they’ve had a full meal, are they being wasteful or just preparing for hard times? Find out the answer in this week’s “Wild Ideas.”

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

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