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This week’s eEdition

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Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
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Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

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May 14
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At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
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The pasture and the present  

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May 14
Lesley Arnold (and her dog, Ben) run near the rolling fields of Huntly Stage.

Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
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An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

On a visit to the Nepalese village of Kalche several years ago, Surja Tamang and wife Medge Carter flank Surja’s mother, Ama.

An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
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‘Rappahannock University’ seeks a degree of promise

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May 14

Right now, Rappahannock University exists primarily in the mind of longtime financial and investment advisor Doug Schiffman, who hopes that is about to change.
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The Rapp for May 14

Cooter's in the Country opens in Sperryville.

Cooters in the Country's grand opening, Hill House Nursery's open house May 23 and Flint Hill Public House's annual backyard party coming up June 13, in this week's The Rapp.
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Burglary investigation brings two arrests

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May 14

The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Culpeper men this week and charged them with grand larceny in connection with a burglary last month at Lee Orchards.
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Letter: County needs to change special-use process

Imagine waking up to find out your next-door neighbor had moved and turned their home into a junkyard or a chicken fertilizer plant or even a race track. Well, in Rappahannock County that can happen without your even knowing it.
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Solar co-op concept generates heat

A crowd of more than 60 county residents gathered at the Theater at Washington April 26 for a  Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection-hosted information session on residential solar electricity.
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Supervisors trim, approve school budget

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May 7

By a 3-2 vote at its afternoon meeting Monday (May 4), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors passed Piedmont supervisor Mike Biniek’s motion to reduce this year’s proposed $94,000 increase in the county’s share of a $12.9 million school budget by about $44,000.
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The News Feed

Court rules in favor of town and Inn

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May 21
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Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this...
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Your Next Best Friend: Sadie

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May 14
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WCDS’ Envirothoners

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May 14
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Healing Waters help

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May 14
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Taxi crashes into Sperryville house

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May 12
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Authorities say no one was seriously injured when the driver of a taxicab apparently fell asleep and crashed his vehicle into a house at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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Shenandoah National Park reopens Marys Rock Tunnel

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May 8
Shenandoah National Park is closed until further notice.

Shenandoah National Park will reopen the section of Skyline Drive that includes Marys Rock Tunnel at 5 p.m. today (Friday, May 8).
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Your Next Best Friend: Wyatt

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May 7
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Happy Thursday everybody! My name’s Wyatt and I’m a beagle/border collie mix, about 4 years old, and I've got all the good stuff goin' on.
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Warm tidings

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May 7
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Gallery: ‘Kill Chain’ book party for Andrew Cockburn

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May 3
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Gallery: Fred Kahler/Nol Putnam opening at RDA

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May 3
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Wild Ideas nature column

Eastern tent caterpillars, like the ones above, prefer to build their tent-like nests in black cherry and other trees in the rose family.

Wild Ideas: Convenience stores in the trees   

An insect that can be a nuisance to humans can be a boon to...

A tiny native sweat bee looks for pollen in a large-flowered trillium at Thompson WMA.

Wild Ideas: Native plants: Do not disturb  

As beautiful native wildflowers continue to pop up and bloom, it’s tempting to pick...

This Jack-in-the-pulpit, which is now blooming, has subtly contrasting pale-green stripes rather than the striking brown stripes of many of its species.

Wild Ideas: Spring creeps up the mountains  

While the green line of leaves that marks spring’s progress up the mountains has...

Virginia bluebells add lovely pink and blue hues to the floodplain along the Rappahannock River.

Wild Ideas: ISO spring ephemeral wildflowers  

Some native woodland wildflowers are getting a jump on their larger neighbors, sprouting up...

 
 

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