Inside this week’s News (Aug. 13)

08_13_2015_RappNews_A01FBPHere’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News — at newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.
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What you will find in the Aug. 13  Rappahannock News:

Town moves to boost its Avon Hall options

After a presentation by Avon Hall study group leader and Washington Town Council member Gary Aichele and a vigorous discussion, the council voted to hire a surveyor to define more precisely what could be done with its 9-acre Avon Hall estate.

Students — and teachers — get back to school in Rapp

Good news about accreditation, graduation rates, new teacher orientation and other successes marked the Rappahannock County School Board’s meeting Tuesday (Aug.11), a meeting held a day after students returned to the schools for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Motion to suppress evidence denied in firearms case

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker denied a defense motion last Thursday to suppress evidence in a case against 43-year-old Clifton resident Paul Wilson Northam, who is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Rapp: Tula’s and the Kramer building sold

Washington’s Kramer building and its ground-floor Gay Street restaurant Tula’s will soon be transferred from the five-year ownership of the Thompson family to the ownership and management of two longtime local weekenders, who say there won’t be any major changes.

Wild Ideas: A matter of perspective

Opening our minds to look at nature in a different way can be instrumental in plumbing nature’s mysteries, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

Plus . . .

Plus: School and Sports News, Art Candenquist’s final installment of 150 Years Ago This Week, the Washington and Sperryville columns, the Crossword and more.

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