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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Feb. 26

  Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. Monday (March 2) at the courthouse. (There is no 7 p.m. meeting.) Agenda includes: audit report, Josh, Roller, Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates; Rappahannock Historical Society, report […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

This week’s headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’ • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
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Capital News Service

Virginia bans powdered alcohol

Cocaine isn’t the only white powder on drug authorities’ radar these days. They’re also targeting Palcohol — powdered alcohol that can turn a glass of water into a mojito. The General Assembly this week gave final approval to legislation that would outlaw the possession, sale, purchase or use of powdered or crystalline alcohol in Virginia. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Storm-free budget season ahead?

Following two consecutive years of 4-cent increases in Rappahannock County’s property tax rate, early signs point to an annual local-government budget season this spring that might offer taxpayers a break from bad news. […]

Art

The Rapp for Feb. 19

Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds move their race to warmer times in April, 10 more Forbes Travel Guide stars for The Inn at Little Washington, a musical art competition for Rappahannock visual artists, ragtime at the Theatre and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Draft school budget starts by holding the line

Although school board members spent some time afterwards discussing adding more than $100,000 for athletics-related positions, superintendent Donna Matthews presented a draft 2015-2016 budget last Thursday (Feb. 12) at the high school that would increase last year’s $9.09 million county-funding tab by just $27,700. […]

Photo by Paul Shumate
Nature

Circles of ice

Paul Shumate says he and his wife Randi have never before seen anything like the three-dozen ice circles that covered their three-acre lake when they awoke Sunday morning (Feb. 15). […]