Inside this week’s News (July 17)

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What you will find in the July 17 edition:

Castleton’s Maestro is gone; the show goes on

Maestro Lorin Maazel, a force of nature who 25 years ago set down roots with his family amid the kindred forces of nature found in Rappahannock County, died Sunday morning, July 13. But, as he would have wanted, the show went on.

Company wants to build cell tower at high school

In a 30-minute informational meeting Tuesday night (July 15) attended by fewer than 10 people, the Rappahannock County School Board heard a presentation outlining Community Wireless Structure’s proposal to place a monopole cell phone tower on high school property.

Town seeks slower pace

At a spirited and unusually well-attended Washington Town Council meeting Monday night (July 14), a dozen residents, neighbors and business owners offered up eyewitness testimony of speeders along Main Street and elsewhere in town.

The Rapp for July 17

Tula’s off Main enters “phase two” with the opening of its new bar, while Russell Paulette returns to the RAAC Theatre to direct “The Real Inspector Hound” in this week’s Rapp column.

Rappahannock Media acquires Culpeper Times

It was announced Friday (July 11) that the Culpeper Times, a local weekly under the umbrella of the Virginia News Group, was sold.

Mohsin’s exemplary adventure

To residents and weekend escapers, Rappahannock County is about blue horizons, ponderous cows and glorious summer produce. But for Mohsin Ahmad, who arrived in 2006 as an exchange student from Peshawar, Pakistan, Rappahannock is the place that helped distill a new role in life.

For sex with minor he met online: 10 years probation

A Baltimore man charged with carnal knowledge of a minor was placed on probation for 10 years in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Monday morning (July 14).

Editorial: Sex and consequences

A few miles away as the crow flies, just across the Blue Ridge, comes word of a male version of the TV-made-notorious “Octomom.” Fortunately, thanks to an inclusive sex education curriculum, no such problem exists in Rappahannock.

150 Years Ago This Week: President Lincoln under fire

On Sunday, July 10, Lt. Gen. Jubal Early’s Confederate troops marched closer to the environs of Washington, D.C. There was some minor fighting at Rockville, Md., and at the Gunpowder River bridge north of the city.

And more . . .

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