Inside this week’s News (Dec. 17)

12_17_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 DEC. 17 Rappahannock News:

Woman shot and killed in Chester Gap

A 22-year-old Chester Gap man is being held without bond at RSW Regional Jail this week after police say he unintentionally shot and killed his girlfriend, Brittney Koster, at home just after midnight Tuesday.

More Pantry space needed

The Rappahannock Food Pantry is looking to have larger quarters by 2017. The important thing, says manager Mimi Forbes, is that the Pantry isn’t going away.

The Rapp: Fourth Estate Friday, Christmases Celtic and cat-related

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

Trapped man dies

An 88-year-old Rappahannock man died after he was trapped beneath his truck at Flatwood Recycling Center. (Note: The print edition had already gone to press when this report of rescuers working diligently to free the man turned tragic.)

Avon Hall: To carve or not to carve

After more than a year of long and thoughtful discussions of the future of the town-owned former Avon Hall estate — the latest of which took up most of its monthly meeting Monday night — the Washington Town Council moved another step closer to putting the nine-acre tract on the market early next year. Or, possibly, one or more pieces of it.

Crash-related felony charges sent to grand jury

In Rappahannock County District Court this Tuesday, the case of 26-year-old Haymarket motorcyclist Rajesh Pramod Patil, charged with eluding/disregarding police, a felony, was certified to the grand jury.

Wild Ideas: When it comes to dogs, the nose knows

Why do dogs have a such a great sense of smell? Find out in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

Plus: the Washington and Sperryville columns, Events, the Crossword and more.

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