Inside this week’s Rapp News (June 27)

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What you will find in the June 27 edition:

More green, calmer roads, fewer signs, planners hear

More ideas were floated on the county’s upcoming revision to the comprehensive plan at the Rappahannock County Planning Commission’s regular June session, held at the Flint Hill fire hall.

21-year-old charged in assault

Amissville resident Derek Rafael Frink was arrested June 15 by Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Ubben and charged with two counts of assault and battery and one count each of trespassing, strangulation and using profane, threatening or indecent language.

The Rapp for June 27

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday moves to the Public House, “Oysters for Life” joins the July 4th activities, “Copperhead” screens at Culpeper’s State Theatre, the Public House becomes a TripAdvisor top pick, RAAC announces its Mitchell Arts Fund winners and Gray Ghost wins more gold medals in this week’s Rapp column.

Big day at the Derby

Rappahannock County’s youngest racecar drivers made a strong showing at last weekend’s 10th annual Culpeper Soap Box Derby, with six of the county’s 14 competitors bringing home trophies — including first place in the Super Stock division.

Inn sous chef is ‘Best Young Chef’ in U.S.

Daniel Scott Gorman, the 26-year-old Tournant chef at the Inn at Little Washington, took top honors in the national “2013 Best Young Chef” competition sponsored by the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Not snakes, but ‘Peace Democrats’: Copperheads explained

The new Civil War film “Copperhead” doesn’t refer to the venomous snake. Rather, it refers to a branch of the Democratic party – the “Peace Democrats” – who believed the Republicans had provoked the South into secession and were waging the war in order to establish their own dominion, suppress civil and states’ rights and impose “racial equality.”

Editorial: Castleton spirit

Zombies and vampires, according to all the media buzz, are everywhere this summer – except Rappahannock County. Here we have world-acclaimed musicians and artists, plus their most talented understudies. Yes, we have the Castleton Festival, now celebrating its fifth year, running July 3-28.

And more . . .

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