Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Nov. 28)

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What you will find in the Nov. 28 edition:

Our 2013 Citizens of the Year

The 2013 Rappahannock News Citizens of the Year are: Douglas K. Baumgardner of Washington and Lillian Freeman Aylor of Sperryville. Let the parade begin!

Planners ease golf course restrictions

After an hour-long exercise in abstract thinking last Wednesday (Nov. 20), the Rappahannock County Planning Commission approved a proposal for a golf course by Cliff Miller IV — or the possibility of a golf course, at least.

In Circuit Court: guilty pleas, sentencing, indictments

Three people pleaded guilty Thursday (Nov. 21) and Tuesday mornings (Nov. 26) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court; three were also sentenced during the busy week.

On course or track, Jenkins’ early start pays off at finish line

You could be forgiven for wondering when Gavin Jenkins finds time to sleep. That’s because the freshman spends most of his time in motion — whether it’s running on the Rappahannock cross country track or speeding down a race track in his Legends car.

The Rapp for Nov. 28

Some (other) things to do this Thanksgiving weekend, including how help with the Amissville food drive, Griffin Tavern’s Lorraine Gilb is named Restaurant Employee of the Year, Leland Faulker’s “World of Wonder” comes to Castleton and the Angel Tree is up in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: Giving thanks . . .

If there is any day of the year that gives credence to the notion of American exceptionalism, it is the last Thursday in November — Thanksgiving. No other country has a national holiday quite like it. And here in Rappahannock, we have an abundance of things to give thanks for.

Wild Ideas: Get along, little larvae

Most of us grow up thinking that animals either eat or ignore each other, but close observation reveals much more complex relationships, such as symbiosis, the long-term relationship of species that have evolved to live together.

150 Years Ago This Week: The battle above the clouds

On Saturday, Nov. 21, Maj. Gen. William Sherman moved up his Union troops and crossed the Tennessee River at Brown’s Ferry before marching to the right flank of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee. His objective was to recross the Tennessee and attack the Confederates at the north end of Missionary Ridge.

And more . . .

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