Inside this week’s News (July 10)

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What you will find in the July 10 edition:

County opposes pipeline

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors became one of the first local governing bodies in the Northern Piedmont region Monday to say “no” to a natural-gas transmission line proposed by Spectra Energy.

Supervisors restrict, approve Narmada events center

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors gave its blessing to Narmada Winery’s proposal to build a 2,800-square-foot weddings-and-events center Monday night (July 7), but not without significant pre-nuptial agreements.

Schools rehire Matthews, rethinking cell tower

As chairman John Lesinski informed the small crowd at Tuesday night’s meeting (July 8), the Rappahannock County School Board has been offered a deal by Community Wireless Services to place a monopole cell phone tower on high school property.

The Rapp for July 10

Gray Ghost Winery celebrates 20 years this weekend, Kevin Adams (and two RCHS Panthers) paint a mural for CCLC, Laurel Mills reopens under new management and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Rapp’s PTO goes above and beyond the bake sale

There are many notable charitable organizations working diligently to improve Rappahannock County, many of whom choose willingly to fly under the radar and let their works speak for themselves. One organization flying lower than most, however, is the Rappahannock County Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

After a banner year, Swindler looks forward to his 4th

Rappahannock County Public Schools’ athletic director Jimmy Swindler just completed his third year as the Panthers’ AD — one that also happens to rank as one of the most successful in the schools’ athletic history.

Editorial: The show must go on

The danger of living in Rappahannock County is that we might begin to take its natural beauty for granted. A noiseless (for the most part), reverent silence reinforces that beauty. When the silence is broken, that, too, is beautiful — for the sounds most likely emanate from the Castleton Festival.

Wild Ideas: Summer wildflowers and their insect fans

Now that summer is truly here, Pam Owen headed out to see what is blooming in the meadows and along the roadsides of Rappahannock. She found a number of brightly colored blossoms, and a variety of pollinators drawn to them.

150 Years Ago This Week: Battle at Monocacy

In Charleston Harbor, S.C., the Federals renewed assaults against the city and Fort Sumter on Sunday, July 3. Landing in barges, a Union assault force from Morris Island failed in a dawn attack on Fort Johnson, and lost 140 men as Confederate prisoners.

And more . . .

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