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What you will find in the April 10 edition:
County roads took center stage at the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Monday meeting (April 7), as the board amended its six-year road plan and considered the impact of road salt on the local watershed.
Setting a record most believe will never be broken, circuit newcomer Tom Bennett won six races at the Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point April 5, making a near-perfect run at the Rappahannock County venue.
A man charged with having consensual sex with a minor between pleaded guilty last Thursday morning (April 3) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court and will be sentenced in July. The rest of the docket consisted of a number of probation violations and several other miscellaneous charges.
After a school employee reported seeing a “suspicious person” walking behind Rappahannock County Elementary School just before the school day ended Tuesday, the school and sheriff’s office put the school in lockdown mode for most of an hour while deputies searched the grounds.
RAAC’s library series covers SCBI’s attempts to save an endangered horse, dulcimer virtuoso Madeline MacNeil performs at Flint Hill Baptist, “Rappahannock Creates” opens at RDA, PEC honors Belle Meade’s garden and more in this week’s Rapp column.
The grazed and cultivated farmland, the good food and drink, the historical sense of time and place . . . even the ticks that carry Lyme disease. In many ways, Vienna, Austria bears a striking resemblance to Rappahannock County.
With the help of advancing technology, researchers continue to dig deeper into how and why bears hibernate. What they’re finding could have implications for human medicine.
Beginning on the night of Sunday, April 3, Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., underwent four consecutive nights of brisk mortar shelling from Union batteries. Still, the crumbling fortress refused to surrender.
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