FROM THE RAPPAHANNOCK NEWS

Inside this week’s News (Sept. 18)

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Sep. 18, 2014
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This week’s headlines include: Town weighs ‘balance,’ approves tourist home • Rapp schools fully accredited • The Rapp for Sept. 18 • RCHS’s project-based environment • Coming in the mail, stickerless shock? • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides • and more.
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Stickerless shock?

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Sep. 18, 2014
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In this year’s personal property tax bills, county residents will notice an increase meant to compensate for the discontinuance of the flat $20-per-vehicle tax collected in exchange for a county windshield sticker these last 30 years.
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The Rapp for Sept. 18

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Sep. 18, 2014
A Gary Anthes photograph of Japan on exhibit at Middle Street.

The fall season brings a slew of events this weekend, Middle Street hosts a new all-photography exhibit, R.H. Ballard debuts Viviane deKosinski’s “View with a Room,” the Historical Society explores the history of Amissville, the new ping pong club is already a success and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways

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Sep. 18, 2014
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As this newspaper was going to press came word of a new government census: Exactly how many stink bugs are there? That’s kind of like asking how hot the sun is. As a harbinger of autumn, we now have stink bugs instead of apples.
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Central absentee voting OK’d; vehicle stickers on the way out

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Sep. 11, 2014
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At holiday-delayed sessions last Wednesday (Sept. 10), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors discussed several ordinance changes, including doing away with county motor vehicle stickers creating a central absentee voting precinct.
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Galleries gear up for 10th annual art tour 

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Sep. 11, 2014
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All seven of Rappahannock’s art galleries are holding special exhibits during the 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery tour Nov. 1-2, transforming Rappahannock County into an art mecca.
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Heroin charges among grand jury indictments

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Sep. 11, 2014
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Five people were indicted by a grand jury convened Monday morning (Sept. 8) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, including four charged with distributing heroin.
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The goal: a good turnout

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Sep. 11, 2014
Democratic hopeful Lawrence Gaughan.

An interview with Lawrence Gaughan, the Democrats’ choice to face second-term incumbent Republican Robert Hurt in the Nov. 4 election for Virginia’s 5th congressional district.
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