Inside this week’s News (March 13)

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What you will find in the March 13 edition:

Low-salt diet asked of VDOT

At the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ snow-delayed monthly meeting last Wednesday afternoon (March 5), Stonewall-Hawthorne resident David Konick spoke to the board about exploring other chemical compounds to help melt the snow that was still adorning parts of the county roads.

Boneta Act: Mandate or mishmash?

The signing of a bill last Thursday by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is being hailed as a victory for small farmers against burdensome regulations. But the Boneta Act is also causing some confusion as to what, exactly, it covers.

Drug, alcohol-related guilty pleas, sentences

Guilty pleas were entered and sentences were handed down on a variety of charges Monday afternoon (March 10) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.

Music fest at Avon Hall in May, council hears

Americana music is coming to the town of Washington in May, Harris Hollow residents Ben Jones and Alma Viator confirmed at the Washington Town Council’s monthly meeting Monday night (March 10).

The Rapp for March 13

A Flint Hill chef is named one of the best in the south, pianist Audrey Andrist returns to the Theatre, Coterie celebrates St. Patrick’s Day one day early, Tom Mullany mounts another one-man exhibit at R.H. Ballard and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: Misplaced priorities?

For budgetary and personnel reasons, the RCSO no longer participates in the State-Police-sponsored Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gangs Task Force — despite the fact that illicit drug use in rural areas is on the rise.

Wild Ideas: Where is spring?

Pam Owen has been searching for signs of spring, but other than a few more skunk-cabbage blossoms poking up through the mud in the wetlands near her house, she’s found few so far. She did, however, find an opossum’s den and an otter.

150 Years Ago This Week: Grant assumes command

On the last day of February, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln approved the congressional act reviving the grade of lieutenant general in the army — the highest rank since George Washington. It was clear that Congress and the president had Maj. Gen. Ulysses Grant in mind for the promotion.

And more . . .

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