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Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

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This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville...
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What’s all the digging?

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Dec. 18
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Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
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The Rapp for Dec. 18

Charlotte Le Bon and Manish Dayal  in “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Jan. 2 at The Theatre at Washington.

Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree

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It may get no respect, but in Walter Nicklin’s mind, the Eastern red cedar is the most authentic of Christmas trees — and the one that is most identified with Rappahannock County.
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Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase

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Dec. 18
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Police chased a man in a pickup truck this morning from Flint Hill into the center of the county's commercial area, where the driver veered across the median, crossed two more lanes and continued across a lawn and straight into a house.
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Castleton announces 2015 season

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Dietlinde Turban Maazel, artistic and executive director for the Castleton Festival’s first season without its founder and maestro, her husband, Lorin Maazel, last week announced plans for the festival’s seventh season in 2015.
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There may be room at the Inn for a post office

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Dec. 11

Negotiations between the U.S. Postal Service and The Inn at Little Washington are reported to be focused on keeping the post office in the same building at Main and Middle streets that the Inn has leased to the postal facility for more than 25 years.
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Football praised, cell tower decried, board delays deciding

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Dec. 11

Rappahannock County Public Schools got an excellent turnout for football Tuesday night — which delayed an excellent turnout for (or actually, against) cell towers on school property.
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Blue Rock restaurant will close

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Dec. 11
The back patio at the Blue Rock Inn still has one of the best westward views in the county.

The Blue Rock Inn is closing down its restaurant on Dec. 28 but will keep open its five-room B&B and its wedding-and-event trade, although the whole property has been for sale since last summer.
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County hires assistant administrator

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Dec. 18
Debbie Keyser in 2012, when she was appointed  Jefferson County, W. Va. county administrator.

Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
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Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

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Dec. 18
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces the Williamsburg distillery project; Copper Fox's Rick Wasmund is at left.

As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second...
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Santa chat

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Dec. 18
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Gift-Rapp’d for Christmas  

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Little Washington’s big Christmas

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School and sports news for Dec. 11

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Dec. 11

Winter sports are in full swing, and several Rappahannock sports teams have already begun to rack up the wins.
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The telling bell

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Dec. 11
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Eagle, eyed

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Dec. 4
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Thanksgiving crash

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Dec. 4
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Wild Ideas nature column

Gaeaf, the stray male cat.

Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds

Pam Owen contemplates what to do with a stray cat that’s been hanging around.

Some ants farm their food, like these ants, which protect aphids in return for harvesting the “honeydew” their livestock excrete.

Wild Ideas: Are animals smarter than we think?

Just how smart are we as a species? Pam Owen explores some of the...

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Wild Ideas: Becoming the animal

Pam Owen usually goes into nature armed with a camera and other encumbrances, but...

Although it is only four inches long, “per unit weight, the Winter Wren delivers its song with 10 times more power than a crowing rooster,” according to AllAboutBirds.org.

Wild Ideas: A little snowbird is back

Last week Rappahannock got its first dusting of snow, but our annual avian winter...

 
 

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