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Inside this week’s News (Nov. 20)

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Nov. 20, 2014
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This week's headlines include: Community reacts to People Inc. apartment proposal • Local budget back on track, board hears • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches • Clean water awards to Lessards, Willises • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food • Telling stories of her ancestors' stand against Civil War savagery •...
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The Rapp for Nov. 20

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Nov. 20, 2014
On a late fall-early winter hike in Shenandoah National Park.

A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
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Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food

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Nov. 20, 2014
File photo by Kathy Eggers

While climate change, Ebola and politics may make it hard to enjoy the holiday season, here in Little Washington and environs, the world keeps right on spinning on its axis — offering hope and appreciation to its inhabitants.
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Today’s topic: ‘Affordable Rappahannock’  

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Nov. 20, 2014

The issue of whether Rappahannock County needs affordable housing was debated at this week’s when the county’s board of supervisors considered a special-use permit application to build apartments on the former Sperryville Emporium site.
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Affordable apartments at former Emporium site?

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Nov. 13, 2014
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County supervisors and planners are heading into the holidays with their plates already full, with decisions about a proposed apartment at the former Sperryville Emporium site, the sheriff’s budget and a proposed new brewery.
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Big news a-brew at Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works 

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Nov. 13, 2014
Hopkins Ordinary B&B owners Sherri Fickel and Kevin Kraditor pose with Ale Works brewing partner David Litaker (right) behind the bar of the Sperryville nanobrewery last week.

Sperryville innkeepers Kevin Kraditor and Sherri Fickel, along with their partner, David Litaker, are deliberately starting small with the Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works — but the important point is . . . they’ve started.
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Town council approves White Moose permit extension

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Nov. 13, 2014
Manager of the White Moose Inn can continue to live up the block.

The Washington Town Council approved everything on its agenda, including a special-use permit allowing the White Moose Inn’s manager to live off-site, and also passed a resolution to open up nominations to fill former council member Dan Spethmann’s seat.
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A report card for area hospitals

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Nov. 13, 2014
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Culpeper Hospital earns an A for safety. See how nearby hospitals scored in a study by the Leapfrog Group on safe health care.
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Planners delay affordable housing permit

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Nov. 20, 2014
A People Inc. spokesman describes the community action organization's Sperryville project Wednesday night.

People Inc.’s application to build a 28-unit affordable housing complex at the site of the vacant Sperryville Emporium was...
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150 Years Ago This Week: March to the sea, and eloquence misplaced

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Nov. 20, 2014
Alexander Hay Ritchie engraving via U.S. Library of Congress

On Monday, Nov. 14, 1864, Maj. Gen. William Sherman and his 62,000 men were in and around Atlanta, preparing...
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New roots in Sperryville

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Nov. 13, 2014
By Cathie Shiff

In memorium

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Nov. 13, 2014
By Cathie Shiff

Orchard outlook

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Nov. 13, 2014
By Cathie Shiff

Gallery central

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Nov. 6, 2014
Photo by E. Raymond Boc

Off-street treats

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Nov. 6, 2014
Photo by Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Salsa Halloween

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Nov. 6, 2014
Photo by E. Raymond Boc
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