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Inside this week’s News (Oct. 1)

This week's headlines: Candidates speak their piece in second News forum • Rangers root out ginseng poachers • Wild Ideas: Are we loving American ginseng to death? • The Rapp: 'Selma,' political satire and a trail challenge • Former fire…
Candidates speak their piece in second News forum

Candidates for constitutional officer posts in Rappahannock County spoke their minds Monday night at the Rappahannock News’ second candidates forum at the Theatre at Washington, most appearing satisfied that they said what they came to say before a crowded auditorium…
Rangers rooting out ginseng poachers

Shenandoah National Park rangers have cited 28 poachers this year alone, including a number in recent weeks, in a crackdown on those who illegally harvest wild ginseng root, treasured for its medicinal qualities.
International sculptor joins artists tour

If you are looking for sculpture that expresses the soul, look no further than the Main Street, Washington studio of Lisbeth Sabol. Sabol and her studio mate, Robert — a green Amazon parrot — will greet visitors as one of…
Another gem for the artists’ tour

Meet Gina Sweatt, an accomplished jewelry designer, who joins the Nov. 7-8 Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour as one of six artist studios new to the event this year, plus more on the Sperryville galleries on the tour.
Wild Ideas: Here be giants

Rappahannock County resident Robin Williams made a startling discovery last month in her pollinator garden: a giant was circling a tree there . . . a giant swallowtail butterfly, that is.
Inside this week’s News (Sept. 24)

This week's headlines: Small county, big ideas: The candidates forums, part I • The Rapp: Fourth Friday, no; Farm Tour and Scottish folk, yes • Ale Works expansion wins planners’ approval • In circuit court, a tale of two probations…
Movie studio will open at Washington school

The Washington Town Council approved a special-use permit Monday night for a Virginia-based independent film production company to begin leasing the former gym and classrooms of the Washington School on Mount Salem Avenue. The permit was approved at the council’s…
‘Dark skies’ idea to be aired next month

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors decided last week to advertise a public forum, to be a part of its session on Oct. 5, inviting citizen input on a notion to regulate residential lighting and thus further align the county…