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Inside this week’s News (Oct. 30)

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Oct. 30, 2014
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This week's headlines include: Theatre gets a new, like-minded owner • Tanker crash closes down 522 • Tuesday is Election Day • 50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend's tour • The Rapp for Oct. 30 • The most important election . . . that no one knows about • Front Royal, Flint Hill men sentenced
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Election Day is Tuesday

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Oct. 30, 2014
Michael Brown of Washington says his name and address aloud for poll workers Jay Brown and Ellen Mustoe at the Washington fire hall Tuesday morning. Photo by Jan Clatterbuck.

Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional amendment referendum.
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The Rapp for Oct. 30

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Oct. 30, 2014
Mennonite writer and teacher Kirsten Beachy speaks Nov. 9 in Huntly in a Rappahannock Historical Society program.

Fourth (Estate) Friday is at the Country Cafe, the movie “Chef” and a classical recital are coming to the Theatre in Washington, plus a whiskey-paired dinner at Skyland, an Aging Together Expo in Culpeper and more in this week’s The Rapp column.
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Editorial: Of time, elections and roadkill

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Oct. 30, 2014
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At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2, daylight savings time ends — and deer will again be appearing in commuters' headlights across the land. So be mindful, and be pragmatic — and, publisher Walter Nicklin writes, consider doing the same on Nov. 4, Election Day.
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School & Sports News for Oct. 30

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Oct. 30, 2014
After School students wait for the chance to check out the rocks at Patricia Lessard’s geology presentation last month.

The Panthers late-season successes, and an after-school geology lesson with Patricia Lessard at RCES.
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50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend

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Oct. 30, 2014
Detail of a work in Arches paper and watercolor by Sperryville artist Margot Neuhaus, from her “Light Motives” series.

The hills and byways of Rappahannock will be alive with art this Saturday and Sunday during the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community’s 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Open Studio and Gallery Tour.
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Stonyman can stay through January

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Oct. 23, 2014
Stonyman Gourmet reached an out-of-court settlement that allows it to remain at its Gay Street quarters until Jan. 15.

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer cafe/cheese shop owners Alan and Susan James say they can remain in business at their Gay Street mercantile store location through January, according to the terms of an out-of-court settlement reached this week.
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Hurt: Private sector jobs are Job No. 1

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Oct. 23, 2014
Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th)

Jobs: That’s the No. 1 issue Republican Rep. Robert Hurt says he is hearing about from constituents across Virginia’s vast North Carolina-to-Northern Virginia 5th District. A Q&A with the congressman who is campaigning for a third term.
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Photos: Burning . . . Mask

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Oct. 30, 2014
By Joy Lorien

Photos: The fields of fall

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Oct. 30, 2014
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Photo: It’s a wrap

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Oct. 30, 2014
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Your next best friend: Mickey

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Oct. 30, 2014
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I’m Mickey, and I’m a “feist,” a breed developed in the U.S. to hunt squirrels. I love to play,...
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522 reopens after early morning tanker crash

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Oct. 27, 2014
After a tanker crashed on U.S. 522, steam rises from a spilled asphalt compound in the Boston area of Rappahannock Monday morning.

Authorities reopened U.S. 522 in the Boston area of Rappahannock County at about noon today, after a tanker overturned...
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Photo: Sperryville ace

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Oct. 23, 2014
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Your Next Best Friend: Winnie

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Oct. 23, 2014
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My name’s Winnie, and I’m a German short-haired pointer mix, about a year old.
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Photo: Amissville spread

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Oct. 22, 2014
By Tom Woolman
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