FROM THE RAPPAHANNOCK NEWS

Inside this week’s News (July 31)

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Jul. 31, 2014
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This week’s headlines include: Put out by bridge out? • Rock Mills grapes, Bull Run wines • The Rapp for July 31 • Once an English teacher • Recovery continues, say forum speakers and recent sales • Editorial: Shaping the future • Wild Ideas: Some frogs are landlubbers • and more.
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Put out by bridge out?

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Jul. 31, 2014
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A two-lane bridge scheduled for replacement by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) starting next week will likely cause some school bus route complications.
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The Rapp for July 31

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Jul. 31, 2014
Grass Fed’s Brian Chafin, Dan Mudge and Colin Chinsammy.

Gadino Cellars hosts an RLEP benefit to “Stop the Pipeline,” Hearthstone and Belle Meade offer their final day camp sessions and Living Sky celebrates its new home at RDA with a two-day fundraiser in this week’s Rapp column.
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Editorial: Shaping the future

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While ever-growing tourism dollars are welcome, they may not provide the painless panacea that many of our leaders seem to be counting upon. For in becoming simply a “tourist destination,” will we be selling our soul? And what’s the alternative?
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Authority will address jail’s rocky start

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Jul. 24, 2014
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The technical, logistical, staffing and training issues that have dogged the new Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail during its opening days and weeks are being addressed and corrected, says the Front Royal facility’s superintendent.
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The unburied treasurer’s office

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Jul. 24, 2014
Treasurer Debbie Knick, right, poses with her chief deputy Lisa Dodson, center, and part-timer Karen Bear. (Missing that day was deputy treasurer Deanna Wayland).

It’s only two months into Debbie Knick’s tenure as the treasurer of Rappahannock County, but the treasurer’s office has undergone dramatic changes — in physical appearance, technology and other areas.
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Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud

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Jul. 24, 2014
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A Culpeper man chose to forgo his scheduled trial and instead pleaded guilty to two felony charges in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Thursday morning (July 17).
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Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive

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Jul. 24, 2014
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A team from the U.S. Marshals Service arrived in the county on July 14 in search of a fugitive from San Diego County, Calif., staking out his house in Sperryville but failing to find him.
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THE NEWS FEED

Photo: Eyewitness: Devastated

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Jul. 31, 2014
Photo by L. Todd Spencer for the Virginian Pilot

Photos: Flowing funds to teens

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Jul. 31, 2014
Photo by Richard Gill

Video: Camp time at Belle Meade

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Jul. 30, 2014

Camp counselor Joshua Lyons of Banco made this video about Belle Meade School’s summer camp program.

Photos: Farm show success

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Jul. 24, 2014
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Castleton’s tribute to Maestro Lorin Maazel

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Jul. 17, 2014
Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and pianist Bradley Moore performing George Gershwin's "Summertime," the finale of Wednesday night's tribute to Maazel.

The family of Lorin Maazel, and staff and artists from the Castleton festival, hosted a memorial at the Castleton...
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Scammers continue to target REC members

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Jul. 17, 2014

Posing as representatives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), potential thieves have attempted to scam members by calling to demand...
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Maestro Maazel has died

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Jul. 13, 2014
Maestro Lorin Maazel, 1930-2014

The Castleton Festival announced today the passing of its founder and artistic director, the conductor, composer, musician and mentor...
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Mower-truck crash victim flown to U.Va. hospital

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Jul. 10, 2014

A pickup truck driven collided with a zero-turn mower operated by Floyd Grigsby on Long Mountain Road near Ridge...
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Wild Ideas nature column

A small pickerel frog enjoys the moisture and the insects it attracts near the outside water tap at the author’s house.

Wild Ideas: Some frogs are landlubbers

We often think of frogs as being aquatic creatures, but many spend some or...

Since the wood thrush normally sings its hauntingly beautiful song high in the forest canopy, spotting it can be problematic, and describing the song is equally challenging.

Wild Ideas: Let me describe the bird song I heard

When Pam Owen recently awoke to what seemed like an unusual variation on a...

One of the many native pollinators of purple coneflowers is the color-coordinated perplexing bumblebee.

Wild Ideas: Summer wildflowers and their insect fans

Now that summer is truly here, Pam Owen headed out to see what is...

An adult monarch on butterfly weed, in the milkweed genus. While monarch caterpillers will eat only milkweed, the adults feed on nectar and fruit from a variety of plants.

Wild Ideas: The decline of the monarch

Pam Owen explores the complex life of the iconic monarch butterfly and the reasons...

 
 

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