Inside this week’s News (Oct. 15)

10_15_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. 15 Rappahannock News:

Judy Deal gets 18 years in prison for murder of husband

The Amissville woman convicted of murdering her husband before shooting herself in the head will spend 18 years in prison.

Utility rates go up, Avon Hall goes . . . on

The Washington Town Council voted to double rates for usage of the town water and sewer systems, and — after more than two years of study and more than an hour of often fervent discussion Monday night on the future of the town-owned Avon Hall estate — voted to discuss it further with the planning commission Oct. 22.

The river, and kids’ enthusiasm, flow freely at RappFLOW field day

Teens and preteens splashed through the puddles along the Thornton River on a Tuesday late last month for RappFLOW’s annual field day, learning how and why the county’s water resources should be protected and preserved.

Rapp U seeking ‘faculty’

Rappahannock University, though it isn’t exactly a university and doesn’t quite exist yet, is in the process of identifying and signing up resources that do exist in abundance in Rappahannock County: subject-matter experts.

The Rapp: 59th house tour, four more stars, five Harlem Superstars and more

Check out The Rapp for a weekly taste of things to do and see in and around Rappahannock County.

Around Sperryville, artists gear up for the tour

While a grand total of 21 artists open their personal studios Nov. 7-8 for the annual Artists of Rappahannock tour, nine of them are located in the southern end of the county to provide visitors with a kaleidoscope of creative talent in and around Sperryville.

Coming to a mailbox near you . . .

A heads-up to everyone with a Rappahannock County address from Foothills Forum chair Larry “Bud” Meyer: Watch for the organization’s much-anticipated survey, coming to your mailbox or P.O. box this month.

Plus: another nearly four pages of Letters to the Editor (yes, it’s still election time), School and Sports News, the Washington and Sperryville columns, the Crossword and more.

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