This week’s eEdition (May 28)


Former chairman will run for Amissville school board seat

Wes Mills, who spent more than a decade as a member and later chair of the Rappahannock County School Board until 2011, says he’s agreed to seek the Jackson district seat to be vacated by Amy Hitt.

Court rules in favor of town and Inn

Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a ruling issued last week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.

Planners OK apartment, consider GIS

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At its regular meeting last Wednesday (May 13), the Rappahannock County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of an efficiency apartment on the 100-acre farm of Rick Lessard in Sperryville, and, with its light agenda over, took a few minutes to discuss the possibility of bringing the county’s mapping systems into the 21st century.

The Rapp for May 28

Grammy-winner guitarist at the Theatre • Foster Harris in TripAdvisor’s ‘Hall of Fame’ • ‘Country Roads,’ take me to Sperryville • Cabaret performer Michael Shea is back

PCP-fueled hit-and-run driver sentenced

In Circuit Court Thursday (May 21), Robert Conrad Butler was sentenced to 18 months in jail for failing to stop at a serious accident and for reckless driving. Last Oct. 11, Butler drove a pickup truck that struck a car driven by Robin Sue Burke, knocking her vehicle into the path of an oncoming car on U.S. 522 a few miles from her home in Woodville.

John Henry: Setting the stage in stone

Rappahannock’s Neolithic stonemason John B. Henry: The man, the legend, and now … the video!

Plus . . .

School and Sports News (RCHS varsity girls track team wins a first-ever conference championship), Richard Brady tells of his ‘Day of the Blind Hog,’ Pam Owen on red vs. gray (foxes), the Sperryville and Washington columns, the Crossword and more.

Roger Piantadosi
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Former Rappahannock News editor Roger Piantadosi is a writer and works on web and video projects for Rappahannock Media and his own Synergist Media company. Before joining the News in 2009, he was a staff writer, editor and web developer at The Washington Post for almost 30 years.