Inside this week’s News (March 5)

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What you will find in the March 5 edition:

Lee won’t seek Hampton supervisor seat

Longtime Hampton district representative Bryant Lee says he will not be seeking a fifth term on Rappahannock County’s board of supervisors come November, and endorses one of the three candidates who say they’re running for the post.

Rappahannock News signs coverage, content agreement with new nonprofit

As part of an ongoing effort to improve coverage of Rappahannock County’s most pressing issues and important stories, the Rappahannock News has signed an agreement with Foothills Forum, a  newly organized nonprofit whose mission encompasses such improved local coverage.

Foothills Forum: Helping uncover the stories we all need to hear

Every voice at the table. That’s the idea behind Foothills Forum. For those of you who care as deeply about Rappahannock County as we do, the arrival of this independent, nonpartisan nonprofit is good news.

Editorial: More depth + more reporting = better solutions

The health of our community newspaper goes hand-in-hand with the vitality of our community. It’s because of our commitment to solutions-oriented journalism that we welcome a partnership with Rappahannock’s new Foothills Forum.

Supervisors simplify motor vehicle tax  

At a relatively brief end-of-winter, pre-budget-season meeting, the supervisors agreed to the county administrator’s request that the new motor vehicle tax be applied consistently to all types of vehicles.

Up in flames

A historic two-story frame house in Slate Mills burned to the ground Monday morning in a fire authorities say was likely caused by an electrical problem.

The Rapp for March 5

John Henry talks about his stone obsession, there’s bluegrass at the Theatre, Alec Baldwin headlines a human- and animal-rights program at Castleton, the Flint Hill Public House goes southern, a healing workshop for those with movement disorders.

Wild Ideas: Sorting out the raptors

With the tough winter, hawks have been showing up at bird feeders looking for prey, but sorting out the species can be difficult.

Plus: Lights, camera . . . Rappahannock! (a preview of RAAC’s April film festival), School and Sports News, Sperryville and Washington news, Courts, the Crossword and more.

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