Inside this week’s News (July 3)

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What you will find in the July 3 edition:

18 years and $1 million later, CCLC’s ‘Fab Five’ get a limo ride

It’s not easy to surprise five hard-working women volunteers an hour before a fundraiser. But, after almost 20 years and nearly $1-million in fundraising, the Friends of CCLC’s “Fab Five” finally got to relax.

After safety debate, BZA permits B&B

Building permits and bed and breakfast safety were the primary concerns last Wednesday night (June 25), as the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals considered — and ultimately approved — a request to operate a B&B in Amissville.

The Rapp for July 3

A busy weekend of concerts and fireworks begins today (July 3), the Public House is accepting nominations for a surprise party and the Turkey Ridge String Band heads to the Culpeper State Theatre in this week’s Rapp column.

Bragg sentenced to two years

A Strasburg man charged with sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery against a minor was sentenced to two years in jail in Rappahannock County Circuit Court last Tuesday morning (June 24).

Editorial: Town, to be or not to be

Besides an occasion for celebrating our Declaration of Independence from Britain over two centuries ago, July Fourth presents an especially appropriate time to examine and/or re-examine the way that We the People currently govern ourselves.

Wild Ideas: The decline of the monarch

Pam Owen explores the complex life of the iconic monarch butterfly and the reasons for its 15-year population decline.

150 Years Ago This Week: Prelude to an invasion

As June of 1864 drew to a close, the Union Army of the Potomac laid siege to Petersburg, south of Richmond. Southerners viewed Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant’s overland campaign a failure, since the Union troops had not captured Richmond or conquered Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army.

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