Inside this week’s News (Aug. 6)

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What you will find in the Aug. 6 Rappahannock News:

County seeks dark skies, comp plan enlightenment

The county of Rappahannock may or may not wish to remain in the dark, but the County of Rappahannock doesn’t.

Sheriff candidates take in and spend most

According to campaign financing reports filed through July 15 with the county registrar’s office, the candidates for sheriff in Rappahannock County, incumbent Connie C. Smith and challenger Anthony “Andy” Berry, have both raised and spent more than any of the 18 other men and women running for local office on Nov. 3.

Amissville woman pleads guilty to murder

Judy Kay Deal, accused of murdering her husband before shooting herself in the head in 2011, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday morning in Fauquier County Circuit Court.

Abduction, eluding charges face defendants

Actions in Rappahannock County District Court this Tuesday (Aug.4) included arraignments on charges ranging from abduction to DWI to eluding police. Meanwhile, dates are set in Konick vs. Town of Washington and Spethmann civil cases in circuit court.

An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties

County Administrator John McCarthy apologized this week in an email to Washington town officials and others for not taking a closer look at the permit application for a private July 18 fireworks display on Inn at Little Washington property..

The Rapp: Closing Castleton on a high note; a food for thought film

Wynton Marsalis brings some shivery goodness to Castleton’s closing weekend; Rural Madison screens a film that brings food for thought.

Wild Ideas: Summer brings insects, spiders and baby skinks

With summer now in full swing, and a recent dry, sunny spell replacing the almost-daily deluges of rain, insects and other animals are out and about.

Plus . . .

Plus: School and Sports News (meet the the new teachers), a final surrender in 150 Years Ago This Week, the Washington and Sperryville columns, the Crossword and more.

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