Inside this week’s Rapp News (June 20)

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What you will find in the June 20 edition:

Inn, church, council take on ‘town square’  

The Washington Town Council will contribute $20,000 to an upcoming beautification project meant to turn the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot, and much of the surrounding intersection of Main and Middle streets, into a new town square.

Union First Bank will merge with StellarOne  

The parent company of Union First Market Bank, one of just two commercial banks with branches in Rappahannock County, signed a merger agreement last week to acquire StellarOne, a move the company says would create the largest community banking institution in Virginia.

The Rapp for June 20

Meet the director of the new Civil War movie “Copperhead,” catch the fireworks at the county’s 4th of July show and Castleton Festival, honoring the many Hospice volunteers and more things to do this weekend in this week’s Rapp column.

RCHS readies for football, new league rules

Rappahannock County High School expects to field varsity and middle-school football teams this fall, says athletic director Jimmy Swindler, plus it will have a new supporter on the sidelines — the Virginia High School League itself.

Board makes AP exams required in 2015  

Starting in 2015, Rappahannock County High School students enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course will have to take the AP test to receive credit for the class, the Rappahannock County School Board decided at its monthly meeting last Tuesday night (June 11).

Virginia ranks among top U.S. states in tourism    

Each year Virginia ranks among the top U.S. states in tourism. Millions of visitors come not only from neighboring states and major U.S. markets but from all corners of the world, resulting in $20.4 billion in visitor spending, $1.3 billion in state and local tax revenue and 207,000 jobs.

Editorial: In ‘defense’ of litterbugs

In last week’s paper an eloquent letter from a reader challenged “local litterbugs to justify their actions.” Not having heard from any self-proclaimed litterbugs, I will attempt to offer an apologia.

And more . . .

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