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Memo to letter-writers

We will thank all our letter-writers for respecting our policy not to print election-related letters in the edition just prior to the Nov. 8 election — in other words, the Nov. 3 edition — as printed responses would be impossible…
Lottery tampering case goes to grand jury

Three felony counts of tampering with Virginia Lottery scratch-off tickets while she was employed at Hillsdale Country Store near Washington were certified to the grand jury in the case against 30-year-old Shamaila Tanweer of Culpeper.
The Rapp for May 21

A Fourth Estate Friday session, Democrats at Gadino, a bestseller in Washington, broadband and a Ballard exhibit in Millwood in this week's The Rapp.

The shooting death of Kristin Palmer and her family in Glade Spring, Va., may not be entirely surprising. According to Virginia’s chief medical examiner, almost two-thirds of intimate partner homicides in the commonwealth in 2013 involved firearms.
The pasture and the present  

Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.