Inside this week’s News (Aug. 20)

08_20_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 Aug. 20  Rappahannock News:

Upgraded post office will stay in town

The Inn at Little Washington has extended its lease of street-level Krebser Building space to the U.S. Postal Service through November, and an Inn spokesman says a long-term lease (“at least 10 years”) is in the works. Also, Inn attorney David Fiske said Monday, the Inn is proceeding this week with preliminary work in the stub end of Middle Street — the 170-foot dead-end strip extending west from Main Street and surrounded by the Inn’s Krebser Building and Inn Shops properties.

Boundary issues

Last week’s informational meeting about a proposal to designate Ben Venue Road as the county’s first official rural historic district began as a celebration of Rappahannock County’s rich history — and ended in a shouting match, colored by a bit of antigovernment fervor and fueled by property records that remain (as they do in many rural areas) incomplete and hard to decipher.

Meet the candidates

The Rappahannock News has scheduled candidate forums in the last two weeks of September, at which all the candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot have been invited to speak and take your questions.

The Rapp: Amrit Tamang’s earthquake update

Amrit Tamang, RCHS Class of 2014, probably has a few more compelling summer-vacation stories to tell than some of his classmates when he returns to George Mason University for his sophomore year at the end of the month. Before that, he’ll be telling some of these stories this Sunday evening (Aug. 23) at the Rappahannock Library, along with a slide presentation of his relief efforts and the status of his extended family and their two villages in a remote area of Nepal affected by the earthquakes this spring.

Wild Ideas: Wildlife rehabilitators needed; passion required

What does it take to be a licensed wildlife rehabilitator? A little bit of crazy mixed with a whole lot of passion for animals, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

Plus: School and Sports News, the Washington and Sperryville columns, the Crossword and more.

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