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What you will find in the Oct. 1 Rappahannock News:
Candidates for constitutional officer posts in Rappahannock County spoke their minds Monday night at the Rappahannock News’ second candidates forum at the Theatre at Washington. (This week, coverage of the sheriff and soil and water board races. Next week, the court clerk and revenue commissioner races.)
“Selma” screens at a benefit for Scrabble School, Mark Russell returns to the Theatre, a RAWL Trail Challenge, Halloween amid the stones and more in this week’s The Rapp.
Shenandoah National Park rangers have cited 28 poachers this year alone, including a number in recent weeks, in a crackdown on those who illegally harvest wild ginseng root, treasured for its medicinal qualities.
Long used for medicinal purposes, American ginseng is disappearing in the wild. Pam Owen covers the details of ginseng’s popularity in this week’s Wild Ideas.
Former fire chief sentenced for sexual battery
Eric Alvin Phillips, 29, who last year served as chief of the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery charges.
Internationally known sculptor Lisbeth Sabo and her studio mate, Robert — a green Amazon parrot — will greet visitors as one of the new artists on the Nov. 7-8 Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour.
Plus: School and Sports News, the Washington and Sperryville columns, Richard Brady’s Clark Hollow Ramblings, the Crossword and more.
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