FROM THE RAPPAHANNOCK NEWS

Inside this week’s News (Aug. 21)

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Aug. 21, 2014
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This week’s headlines include: Castleton adds Marsalis-led jazz academy session • ARB likes Mt. Prospect redo, Kramer Building signage • The Rapp for Aug. 21 • Miller plans to fill Schoolhouse with antiques • Deal gets more time for evaluation • Editorial: Mystery at the manor • and more.
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The Rapp for Aug. 21

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Aug. 21, 2014
Ella Schultz of Amissville in “The Tempest” at American Shakespeare Center’s summer-camp performances at Staunton’s Blackfriars Playhouse.

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled, Tula’s hosts a tomato-themed dinner, tickets are going fast for this year’s Taste of Rappahannock, two local students spend their summer performing Shakespeare and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Editorial: Mystery at the manor

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Aug. 21, 2014
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What Rappahannock needs is a good murder mystery. Not the real thing, of course (in which someone would have to be actually killed), but a fictional whodunit. And it did, last week, in the form of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.”
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School board OKs talks with tower company

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Aug. 14, 2014
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On the eve of a new school year, the Rappahannock County School Board agreed to enter into negotiations with Community Wireless Structures (CWS), which has offered to place on school property a cell phone tower it would lease to carriers.
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Spectra suspends pipeline

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Aug. 14, 2014
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Spectra Energy says it has suspended work on the proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Rappahannock County.
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Permit postponed, transparency defended

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Aug. 14, 2014
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After postponing a public hearing on a special-use permit for the third time in as many months at its regular meeting Monday night (Aug. 11), the Washington Town Council found itself hosting an unscheduled public hearing on a related subject.
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10 years, 50-plus artists: Art Tour gears up

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Aug. 14, 2014
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The Rappahannock Association for Arts in the Community (RAAC) is getting ready for the 10-year anniversary of the Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour, scheduled this year for Nov. 1-2.
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The Rapp for Aug. 14

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Aug. 14, 2014
Bel Canto during a June performance.

RAAC performs “The Real Inspector Hound,” Bel Canto holds open singing auditions, “En Plein Air” opens at RDA and Knights of the Vine visit Narmada in this week’s Rapp column.
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Photos: Behind the scenes

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Aug. 21, 2014
Bill Walton, as the King of the Rangers, surveys his "kingdom" in between takes. Photo by Matt Wingfield

Photo: Special delivery

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Aug. 21, 2014
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Photos: Fantastic night

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Aug. 21, 2014
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Photos: Pickups collide

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Aug. 14, 2014
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Photo: Uh-oh

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Aug. 14, 2014
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Photos: Out with the old

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Aug. 14, 2014
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Photos: Rooftop restoration

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Photo: Camp togetherness

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Aug. 7, 2014
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