Inside this week’s News (July 16)

07_16_2015_RappNews_A01FBPHere’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News — at newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.
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What you will find in the July 16 edition:

Town resident joins Konick suit

Though the Washington Town Council conducted its business Monday night in another just-under-an-hour-long monthly meeting at town hall, most of the news from town again came from the other end of Gay Street — at the Circuit Court clerk’s office.

The local broadband story: pages still loading…

In Rappahannock County last week, state and federal officials joined representatives of Virginia’s agricultural, medical and real estate trade groups and several local officials mostly to cheer on the idea of rural broadband and its benefits.

The Rapp: Castleton on solid ground

Castleton Festival’s first season without its founder, the force of nature Lorin Maazel, is showing the sturdiness of the foundation laid by him and Dietlinde Turban Maazel, his widow and successor as the festival’s artistic director. Previews of Met conductor Fabio Luisi’s date with the CF orchestra, chamber music and CATS performances and more in this week’s The Rapp.

Prison time for gun possession, grand larceny

James Merica, 26, of Shenandoah, was sentenced in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Monday (July 13) for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Grand jury indicts three.

March for Lyme!

Flint Hill actress and singer-songwriter Olivia Maxwell, who suffers from chronic Lyme disease, has an idea to start a march — a huge march in D.C. with at least a million people, one day next May. The world needs to know the effects of this terrible disease.

It’s a CATS life at the Castleton Festival

The Castleton Artists Training Seminar (CATS) is a crucible for artistry. Each summer, seasoned performers — at home on the world’s greatest stages — tutor up-and-coming young artists, helping them refine their skills and prepare for the next steps in their burgeoning careers.

Sperryville: The Carneys hop on the brew train

How Van, Lain and Jennings Carney, aka the Brothers Pontiak, came to decide to spend their time between recording sessions running a brewery in Sperryville’s River District.

Plus . . .

Plus: Richard Brady’s Clark Hollow Ramblings column, Jan Clatterbuck’s Washington column on what both the American flag and the Confederate flag mean to her, School and Sports News, the Crossword and more.

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