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Inside this week’s News (Sept. 11)

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Sep. 11, 2014
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This week’s headlines include: Central absentee voting OK’d; vehicle stickers on the way out • Heroin charges among grand jury indictments • The Rapp for Sept. 11 • The goal: a good turnout • Grown, picked, crafted, aged roasted (and more) in Rapp • Galleries gear up for 10th annual art tour • and...
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Grown, picked, crafted, aged, roasted (and more) in Rapp

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Sep. 11, 2014
A Jersey cow takes a break at Reality Farm in Gid Brown Hollow, one of the 33 venues of the Sept. 27-28 Farm Tour.

Scheduled this year for Sept. 27-28, the 2014 Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival is bigger than ever, with 33 venues offering almost three dozen ways to learn and have fun.
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The Rapp for Sept. 11

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Sep. 11, 2014
A family of Rough Riders signals their readiness for last year’s event (from left): Sabrina, Sherry, Madeleine, Ava and Chris Hayes.

Second Friday at the Library features a talk by Cliff Miller, the annual Rough Ride is Sept. 20, CAST performs “Much Ado About Nothing,” RCHS hosts a trivia night, CDSMP discusses how to manage chronic diseases and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Editorial: Where the wild things are

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Sep. 11, 2014
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It’s hard to believe, but once upon a time not so long ago the federal government wasn’t dysfunctional and the Congress actually passed meaningful legislation. Fifty years ago last week, for example, the Wilderness Act was signed into law.
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Bee health remains fragile

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Sep. 4, 2014
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Honey bees are dying at an alarming rate throughout Virginia, according to a Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) survey that found between last October and this April nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies perished.
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Meet the artists: Ben Mason and Christina Leigh

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Sep. 4, 2014
Mixed-media artists Ben Mason (right) works on a piece about a dog bite he received as a paperboy, while Christina Leigh looks on.

The Castleton property of artists Ben Mason and fiancee Christina Leigh is an art piece in itself and well worth a visit during the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community’s 10th annual Studio and Gallery Tour held Nov. 1-2.
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Headwaters hires Next Step and Starfish directors

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Sep. 4, 2014
Next Step director Kathryn Habib.

Headwaters, Rappahannock County’s education foundation, announced the hire of two new program directors for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
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Homes away from home

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Sep. 4, 2014
The view from the patio and pergola of The King Mountain House in Washington.

Because of the county’s rural nature, tourists might think they have to seek lodging in a motel in another county. But nestled inconspicuously among the fields are vacation rental homes and B&Bs that offer something no motel can — a true taste of Rappahannock County living.
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Photos: Troop movement

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Sep. 11, 2014
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Photo: Tomato time  

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Sep. 11, 2014
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Photo: Scouting out the steam train

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Sep. 11, 2014
Photo by Roger Pierson

Photo: Bridge open

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Sep. 4, 2014
Photo by Roger Piantadosi

Photos: Table-to-farm talk

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Photo: Another adoption

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Sep. 4, 2014
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Photo: Crossed paths

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Aug. 29, 2014
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Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before...
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Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

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Aug. 29, 2014
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Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at...
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