Inside this week’s News (Nov. 27)

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What you will find in the Nov. 27 edition:

Supervisors will decide if housing project goes forward

At last week’s planning commission hearing, which turns out was a bit premature, residents express concern about water, crime, impact on traffic and schools.

’Tis the season . . . to scam: Elder financial abuse a growing problem

Elderly people, in Rappahannock County as elsewhere, are being taken — with increasing frequency, according to local authorities who hope to provide help and raise awareness of the problem.

Crashed-cab driver pleads guilty to eluding police

Last December, a 24-year-old Culpeper man had to be cut out of a wreck on Viewtown Road after the taxicab he was driving crashed and overturned. This December, he’ll be in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to eluding police.

Editorial: A Rappahannock Thanksgiving

It is that time of the year to pause and, instead of complaining, give thanks for our blessings. We here in Rappahannock County, especially blessed, can give singular thanks so many things too numerous to mention, but here’s a sampling.

For Heimstra, the set’s the thing — or one of many

When the cast of RAAC Community Theatre’s holiday production of “The Wizard of Oz” sets off next week for the Emerald City, they’ll be following a yellow brick road made possible by Linda Heimstra — and most of a gallon of yellow latex.

The Rapp for Nov. 27

Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled this week because of the holiday; help the free clinic by buying a raffle ticket; and Mary Frances Bywaters wins statewide honors for her work at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.

Jed’s Eye View: Shake hands

While most churches conduct services these days with half, or more, of the pews empty, folks from around this county will fill up a large mainstream house of worship for a Thanksgiving service this Thursday morning, as they have been doing for more than a half-century.

Sperryville: Cooking up . . . expansion  

Owner Brooke Parkhurst plans to expand her gluten-free Triple Oak Bakery into a tea and coffee shop, in this week’s Sperryville column.

150 Years Ago This Week: The men who tried to burn New York

In late November, Sherman’s army continued to burn and loot its way through the South and arsonists hired by Confederate agents set fire to multiple venues in New York, while the Booths were onstage together for the first time in “Julius Caesar.”

And more . . .

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