Inside this week’s News (Oct. 1)

Alex Henze puts in a pizza in the handmade clay oven at Happy Henz Farm during last weekend's Rappahannock County Farm Tour and Festival.
Alex Henze puts in a pizza in the handmade clay oven at Happy Henz Farm during last weekend’s Rappahannock County Farm Tour and Festival. Cathie Shiff | Rappahannock News
10_01_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 Oct. 1 Rappahannock News:

Candidates speak their piece in second News forum

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.)

The Rapp: ‘Selma,’ political satire and a trail challenge

“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.

Rangers root out ginseng poachers

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.

Wild Ideas: Are we loving American ginseng to death?

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.

International sculptor joins artists tour

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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