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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Feb. 26

  Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. Monday (March 2) at the courthouse. (There is no 7 p.m. meeting.) Agenda includes: audit report, Josh, Roller, Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates; Rappahannock Historical Society, report […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

This week’s headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’ • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more

Capital News Service

Virginia bans powdered alcohol

Cocaine isn’t the only white powder on drug authorities’ radar these days. They’re also targeting Palcohol — powdered alcohol that can turn a glass of water into a mojito. The General Assembly this week gave final approval to legislation that would outlaw the possession, sale, purchase or use of powdered or crystalline alcohol in Virginia. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Storm-free budget season ahead?

Following two consecutive years of 4-cent increases in Rappahannock County’s property tax rate, early signs point to an annual local-government budget season this spring that might offer taxpayers a break from bad news. […]


The Rapp for Feb. 19

Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds move their race to warmer times in April, 10 more Forbes Travel Guide stars for The Inn at Little Washington, a musical art competition for Rappahannock visual artists, ragtime at the Theatre and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Draft school budget starts by holding the line

Although school board members spent some time afterwards discussing adding more than $100,000 for athletics-related positions, superintendent Donna Matthews presented a draft 2015-2016 budget last Thursday (Feb. 12) at the high school that would increase last year’s $9.09 million county-funding tab by just $27,700. […]

Photo by Paul Shumate

Circles of ice

Paul Shumate says he and his wife Randi have never before seen anything like the three-dozen ice circles that covered their three-acre lake when they awoke Sunday morning (Feb. 15). […]