Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

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What you will find in the Aug. 28 edition:

Old business, new business in town

More changes are afoot in the town of Washington, as the town council now promises that a thrice-delayed public hearing will definitely happen at its Sept. 15 session, and Eve and Stew Willis’ Rare Finds plans a return to Main Street.

Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation

A young Castleton man withdrew a guilty plea Tuesday morning (Aug. 26) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, and will undergo a mental competency evaluation in the next 90 days.

The Rapp for Aug. 28

Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local author Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.

‘The Rangers’ rove into Rappahannock

To many visitors, Rappahannock’s rolling hills and fields already seem like a fantasy realm. But last week, they became an actual fantasy realm — doubling as Andrasil, the setting of director Ron Newcomb’s upcoming fantasy web series, “The Rangers.”

Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival

At the request of County/Zoning Administrator John McCarthy, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission agreed to halt its routine five-year revision of the county comprehensive plan until 2015, when the county expects to have a deputy administrator.

Editorial: In memoriam

Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.

150 Years Ago This Week: ‘This administration will not be re-elected.’

After a fierce bombardment on Sunday, Aug. 22, by land batteries, three ironclad monitors and other Union naval vessels, Fort Morgan, the last major Confederate post at the entrance to Mobile Bay, Ala., fell to the Federals.

And more . . .

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