Inside this week’s News (Jan. 7)

Here’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News — at newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.
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Supervisors return EMS money

There were no smiles beneath the iconic moustaches of local fire and rescue volunteers Monday (Jan. 4), as they evacuated the Washington Court House following a roll-call vote by the Board of Supervisors (BOS). Nearly $40,000 generated by the Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue (AVFR) company in the last two years, re-imbursement for making service calls to Culpeper residents, will be given back to ten insurance companies.

State adds fifth Rapp site to Landmarks Register

The Ben Venue Rural Historic District is now an official designation. In December, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) added the Rappahannock site, along with ten other historic sites around the state, to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The 11 sites will also be added to the National Register of Historic Places, administered by the National Park Service.

Two arraigned for racing on 211

In Rappahannock District Court Tuesday (Jan. 5) Judge J. Gregory Ashwell presided over a diverse docket of charges including high-speed racing, assault and battery, marijuana and underage alcohol possession, and DWI, among others.

The Rapp: A new year for Second Friday, openings on Gay St. and at Middle St.

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Wild Ideas: Ah, spring

Temps were hovering around 70, and, up on the mountain, hepatica and mushrooms were blooming and wood frogs are calling for mates. Down on my deck, some unidentified little black bugs were biting the heck out of me as I sit enjoying a nice beer in my shirtsleeves. What a wonderful spring day — except it was December 27.

Plus: Essays by John Kiser and Walter Nicklin, the Washington and Sperryville columns, Events, the Crossword and more.

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