Inside this week’s News (Jan. 1)

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What you will find in the Jan. 1 edition:

Copper Fox Distillery expands to Williamsburg  

Rick Wasmund’s Copper Fox Distillery, opened in 2004 in Sperryville’s River District, will build its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg, Va.

County hires assistant administrator

Debbie Keyser, county administrator in Jefferson County, W.V., has accepted the position of assistant county administrator in Rappahannock County, home of Keyser’s father and family.

Fiber-optic installers cut CenturyLink phone lines — again

For the second time in two weeks, a Sprint contractor inadvertently cuts an underground phone line, causing service disruption to residents and businesses in the Flint Hill and Huntley area for nearly 24 hours.

The Rapp for Jan. 1

Washingtonian bites The Inn, plus a “100 Foot Journey,” a wonderful “Wizard of Oz,” beekeeping classes, RAAC’s spring film festival and more in this week’s The Rapp.

Editorial: Notes on the state of Rappahannock’s future

As global temperatures rise, there’s no “Planet B” to escape the changes that are projected to occur, and Rappahannock will not escape the dramatic changes that likely will occur, according to a new book about climate change in Virginia.

Wild Ideas: Gaeaf followup

After Pam Owen’s Wild Ideas column about helping a stray cat engendered a few heated comments online, she clarifies the plan for him.

150 Years Ago This Week: Failure at Ft. Fisher

On Dec. 14, 1864, nearly 60 ships of the Union naval armada opened fire on Ft. Fisher, near Wilmington, N.C. Diversionary actions Gen. Benjamin Butler, leading the Union Army of the James, was a fiasco, leading to President Lincoln’s relieving the general of his command.

And more . . .

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