Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Feb. 13)

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What you will find in the Feb. 13 edition:

Berry pleads guilty to sexual assaults

It was a busy week in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, as four people either pleaded or were sentenced, including an Amissville man charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Council approves spa’s overnight rental

The Washington Town Council approved one special-use permit allowing Jackie Meuse to rent out an apartment above the Little Washington Wellness & Spa.

Snow shortens spring break

The Rappahannock County School Board spent most of its time Tuesday night (Feb. 11) focusing on making up the nine days that this winter’s weather has so far cost students.

The Rapp for Feb. 13

Smithsonian chamber players perform Bach’s sonatas at the Theatre, “Pride and Perseverance” benefits the Scrabble School, “Makin’ It in Virginia” opens at RDA, SNP opens for President’s Day and celebrity bartenders invade Griffin Tavern (for RappCats’ benefit) in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: In memoriam

Rappahannock County will miss the quiet and benevolent — yet also forceful and persuasive — presence of Bob Dennis, who passed away on Sunday. His legacy will forever be marked by the land he helped preserve.

Wild Ideas: Beautiful bones: the sycamore

The trees in Virginia’s deciduous forests are diverse and downright beautiful, displaying different seasonal looks before losing their leaves and exposing their earthy structures in winter. With one exception — the sycamore.

150 Years Ago This Week: Lincoln signs his death warrant?

Federal forces commanded by Maj. Gen. William Sherman left Mississippi’s capital city at Jackson on Saturday, Feb. 6, and headed east toward their objective: The important railroad center at Meridian. Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. William Sooy Smith, ordered to support Gen. Sherman’s campaign, left Memphis the same day.

And more . . .

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