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Inside this week’s News (Oct. 16)

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Oct. 16, 2014
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This week’s headlines include: County revisits, sheriff defends budget • Culpeper man charged in four-car crash • The Rapp for Oct. 16 • Settlement for Stonyman? • Three artists, three mediums • Editorial: Centennial close to home • Wild Ideas: Fine weather and great fall outings • and more.
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The Rapp for Oct. 16

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Oct. 16, 2014
One of the glass-on-glass works made at Candace Clough’s last workshop at Mullany Studio School.

It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend, as “No Ordinary Person” returns to the RAAC Community Theatre with a two-night show, while Gilbert & Sullivan return to the Theatre and much more; meanwhile, Gray Ghost increases its medal count and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Centennial close to home

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This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. But this year also marks the centennial of a powerful idea hatched here in the United States demonstrating a better side of human behavior — a simple idea hatched by Frederick Goff.
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School & sports news for Oct. 16

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Oct. 16, 2014
Winners from the eighth annual WCDS 5K Fun Run pose at the finish line Oct. 4 with their respective medals.

A complete Panthers sports update; Wakefield athletes of the month, 5K finishers and sports recaps; Chelsea Academy news; and a new grant helps the Owls "Keep Virginia Beautiful" in this week's school and sports news.
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Town’s route explained; county chooses bypass

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Oct. 9, 2014
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Though listed as an “informational” item, no one really expected the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors to take any official action on recent challenges to the town of Washington’s right to govern itself. And it didn’t — though it did express doubt that it ever would.
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At RCHS, connection is spelled P-R-I-D-E 

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Oct. 9, 2014
Students wait their turn to sign up for PRIDE Clubs early in August. Photo by Matt Wingfield.

Rappahannock County High School has deployed a new program this fall that is not designed to raise math and reading test scores, at least not directly. It is meant to ensure every student feels connected — both to a teacher and to fellow students with similar interests.
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Artists explore dreams and inner music

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Oct. 9, 2014
Photographer Matthew Black is working on a new series that grew out of powerful archetypal dreams.

When you visit the shared studio of Matthew Black and Darien Reece on Fletchers Mill Road, you will find a special space. Located in a wild flower field, it is used in many creative ways: for photography, painting, sculpture, meditation and movement classes.
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Amissville of old, brought to life

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Oct. 9, 2014
The Spindle House, still sitting quietly at Indian Run Road (Rt. 730) and U.S. 211, was a recruitment point for local men to join the 49th Virginia Infantry early in the Civil War. Later, the house may have been the headquarters of Union Gen. Armstrong Custer’s Michigan Brigade and Cavalry during the summer of 1863. Photo by Cathie Shiff.

It’s easy to think there’s not much to Amissville. Yet once there was a real town which, in 1900, was home to more than 150 people served by four merchant stores, five physicians, a jeweler, a cobbler, two grist mills, a large sawmill and a blacksmith named Jackson.
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Photo: Familiar scene

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Oct. 16, 2014
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Photo: The war on drug demand

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Photo: Trail wags dog

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Photos: Life on the hill

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Photo: Panther, meet mule

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UVA Medical Center, CRH finalize partnership

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Oct. 7, 2014
Greg Napps, acting CEO, Mort Chiles, MD, vice president of Medical Staff Services, and Mary Kay Campbell, interim director of Marketing and Strategic Relations, display the new UVA Culpeper Hospital flag, while Tom McCoy, manager of Security/Emergency Management, assists during Friday’s ceremony to celebrate the finalized partnership.

The University of Virginia Medical Center and Culpeper Regional Health System have finalized an agreement for UVA to become...
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Photo: Saturday crash

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Oct. 2, 2014
Miraculously, no one was seriously injured in this head-on crash.

Photos: Agritourist draw

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Visitors to the ACF walk up Race Track Hill to see the view of the SCBI campus below and the Blue Ridge beyond.

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Smooth sumac can start turning color as early as August, and by mid-October can take on a variety of hues, as with the smooth sumac above. Photo by Pam Owen.

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