Inside this week’s News (March 26)

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What you will find in the March 26 edition:

Town beautification gets uglier

Efforts made two years ago to beautify the “town square” of Washington have landed the town, and its chief tourist attraction, in court. A lawsuit filed Friday also alleges that Inn at Little Washington owner and town council member Patrick O’Connell violated conflict-of-interest laws.

Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission recommended approval last Wednesday night (March 18) of two event-related permits for the Castleton Festival.

Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled

Woodville resident Petrina Huston says she was conned earlier this month out of a large sum of money by the operators of a telephone scam in which callers posed as agents of the IRS and Treasury Department.

The Rapp for March 26

It’s Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, “Birdman” April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical “Elementree Stories” at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.

Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11

Less than a century ago, the mountains of Shenandoah National Park were home to hundreds of families. Meet some of them and learn their stories April 11 in Sperryville, courtesy of the Rappahannock Historical Society and Piedmont Environmental Council.

Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering

Authorities last week arrested Shamaila Tanweer, 30, of Culpeper, described as a member of the family that operates the Hillsdale Country Store on U.S. 211 near Washington, and charged her 13 counts of felonious lottery tampering.

Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring

Peeps, clacks and peents signal the start of the breeding season for some animals even before spring has begun, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

Plus: School and Sports News, the Sperryville and Washington column, the Crossword and lots more.

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