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What you will find in the Jan. 9 edition:
Acts of violence by mentally unstable persons continue to make for tragic headlines across the country. And while many expect Richmond’s general assembly to address the matter, improvements are already underway — and making a difference — in Rappahannock.
It was “with regret” that the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors accepted treasurer Frances Foster’s letter of resignation Monday evening (Jan. 6). Foster, who has served as treasurer for the last 52 years, will step down on April 30.
Rappahannock County is getting in shape for 2014, as the supervisors approved three bridge replacements and wrapped up discussions on a revised county trash ordinance and the old Lombardy restaurant at their meeting Monday afternoon (Jan. 6).
In a brief organizational meeting Tuesday night (Jan. 7), the Rappahannock County School Board floated the idea of changing the start times, and possibly dates, of its monthly school board meetings.
Dark Hollows returns this Saturday (Jan. 11), Tula’s reopens, Middle Street Gallery and R.H. Ballard welcome new (and many returning) artists this month, Old Rag Photography offers photography classes, Dabney Kirchman teaches a six-hour felting workshop and Mitchell grant season officially begins in this week’s Rapp column.
A lot of things divide us, needless to say. But at the start of a new year, let’s focus on what’s positive and bipartisan — the things that unite us.
Not being a lover of the cold, Pam Owen is not enjoying this winter so far. One bitterly cold day, she ventured outdoors and found herself contemplating how animals cope with this weather. Namely, hibernation.
The Confederate Congress confirmed Sen. George Davis of North Carolina as Attorney General on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1864, allowing him to succeed Wade Keyes, who had served as interim Attorney General since September, 1863. Sen. Davis, formerly a pro-Union Whig, had eventually supported secession.
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