Inside this week’s News (June 12)

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What you will find in the June 12 edition:

Two high-speed chases end in arrests

In separate incidents, police chased two drivers Saturday — one of them with an infant and toddler in his vehicle in Amissville, the other on a motorcycle traveling at speeds surpassing 120 mph.

Big news?

A profile in The Washington Post’s Business section last weekend of well-known D.C. developer and longtime Rappahannock County weekender Jim Abdo caused a bit of a stir this week among those who weren’t busy with their first hay cutting.

Stonyman’s suit dismissed, future unclear

A lawsuit filed by Allan and Susan James seeking a temporary injunction against the sale of their Gay Street property was dismissed — at least temporarily — Monday morning (June 9) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.

The Rapp for June 12

Central Coffee hosts a Father’s Day bluegrass concert, RLEP hikes in memory of its former president, RappCats puts on a benefit flea market, SNP appreciates its neighbors with a fee-free day, the Democrats are seeking items for their annual yard sale and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Wood wins two state titles

How do you top winning a state track championship in your freshman year of high school? Well, if you’re Rappahannock County High School’s Julia Wood, you follow it up with two state titles — three if you count cross country!

Group addresses foster care deficiencies

There’s a foster care crisis — or at least a very big problem — in Rappahannock County, in the estimation of some public officials and others who are concerned enough to want to do something about it.

Editorial: Comment on the comments

If something happens in Rappahannock County and it’s not reported in Big Washington media, does it really happen? Apparently not, based on the ruckus stirred up by the front-page story in Sunday’s business section of The Washington Post.

Wild Ideas: The sartorial splendor of the golden-backed snipe fly

While many male songbirds can easily catch our eye this time of year, invertebrates emerging after winter are easier to overlook but can be just as wonderful. Pam Owen noticed the sartorial splendor of one insect, the golden-backed snipe fly, the last week in May.

150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Piedmont

Far to the west of the armies at the gates of Richmond, Brig. Gen. William W. Averell’s Union cavalry set out from Bunger’s Mills in Greenbrier County, W. Va. to aid Maj. Gen. David Hunter and his plans to lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley.

And more . . .

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