Inside this week’s News (Dec. 3)

12_03_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 DECEMBER 3 Rappahannock News:

Property reassessments: No great change

For Rappahannock County’s every- six- years general real estate reassessment, with the appraisals done and notices delivered, it appears the overall value of property in the county will remain flat — unlike in 2010, when a marked jump in assessments went into effect.

Schools’ iffy phone system is back online

It looks like for now the phones are working again at the Rappahannock County Public Schools. Fingers crossed that there will be no more dead lines, no more after-hours greetings heard by callers in the middle of the day and no further offers of a cruise to the Bahamas.

The Rapp: A ‘Selma’ Scrabble fundraiser, Christmas parade weekend

Check out The Rapp for a weekly taste of things to do and see in and around Rappahannock County.

Summer snapshots in the hollow

Bruce Sloane’s short, sweet first novel recalls bygone days in a familiar place — not exactly Rappahannock, but “Tales of Shirt Tail Hollow” is close enough and worthwhile reading for anyone who might have forgotten the simple joys, and earnest adventures, of living in this place.

Wild Ideas: Baby, it’s warm outside

While we humans may have enjoyed the warmest October on record, rising temperatures threaten the existence of some native wildlife, which does not bode well for us in the long run, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

Plus: The Washington and Sperryville columns, the Crossword and more.

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