This week’s Rappahannock News (May 30)

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What you will find in the May 30 edition:

5 buses, 1 school budget approved

The Rappahannock County School Board approved a lease-purchase agreement that will bring five new Thomas school buses to town in time for the 2013-2014 school year – the final budget for which the board also adopted at its work session last Friday morning (May 24).

New superintendent finds Rapp a natural fit

After three months of searching following the early departure in February of former Rappahannock County Public Schools superintendent Aldridge Boone for North Carolina, RCPS found its new superintendent in Donna O. Matthews.

Griffin celebrates 10 highly functional years

While those who live here know that Rappahannock County has changed much in 10 years, on the surface – say, from your car on one of our two U.S. highways – it looks just exactly like it always has. The same is true of the Griffin Tavern, which turns 10 years old this month.

The Rapp for May 30

RAAC’s final movie is “Lincoln,” RLEP hosts a bee forum, Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions perform at the State Theatre, RDA debuts its new exhibit, “Spontaneity!”, the Taste of Rappahannock is set Sept. 7 at the Miller Barn, and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: De Brevitate Vitae

For the class of 2013 at Rappahannock County High School and Wakefield Country Day School, commencement exercises are, as for all graduates, a time of rejoicing. Fifty years ago, my high school class of 1963 rejoiced, too. Thought-provoking bookends, they are.

Wild Ideas: They’re not from outer space, but . . .

Pam Owen first heard reports of one or two appearing of them here and there or leaving behind proof of their emergence. Finally, up here in the hollow, she heard the sound that signaled the event she’s eagerly awaited – the mass emergence of Magicicada Brood II!

And more . . .

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