FROM THE RAPPAHANNOCK NEWS

Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (April 17)

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Apr. 17, 2014
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This week's headlines include: Four-cent tax increase proposed • Town's rising visitor revenue . . . submerged? • Technical ed scores higher, board hears • The Rapp for April 17 • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform • Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport • and more.
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Sponsored Content: Vet’s Corner, April 2014

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Apr. 17, 2014
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If there is an animal that likes to create inflammation in their body, it is the cat. When we see a cat in our practice, it is commonly for an inflammatory problem.
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The Rapp for April 17

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Apr. 17, 2014
Thornton Hill's annual point-to-point is this Sunday (April 20).

New places open (and old ones return), Thornton Hill holds its point-to-point, Smithsonian Chamber Players return to the Theatre, Pantry Day preparations are underway, UUBridge tries to go green and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform

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Apr. 17, 2014
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This week’s newspaper falls equidistant between dread and hope: Tax deadline day this past Tuesday and Easter this coming Sunday. So this week’s words will be devoted to something requiring very little eloquence — namely, complaining about taxes.
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County wants less salt

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Apr. 10, 2014
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County roads took center stage at the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Monday meeting (April 7), as the board amended its six-year road plan and considered the impact of road salt on the local watershed.
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‘One amazing Saturday’ at Ben Venue

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Apr. 10, 2014
Amateur jockey Tom Bennett captured six steeplechase victories Saturday, including this one aboard Adios Diablo (far left) in the featured open timber at the Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point.

Setting a record most believe will never be broken, circuit newcomer Tom Bennett won six races at the Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point April 5, making a near-perfect run at the Rappahannock County venue.
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Baltimore man pleads guilty to having sex with 14-year-old

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Apr. 10, 2014
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A man charged with having consensual sex with a minor between pleaded guilty last Thursday morning (April 3) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court and will be sentenced in July. The rest of the docket consisted of a number of probation violations and several other miscellaneous charges.
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Flint Hill woman charged in Springfield robbery

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Apr. 10, 2014
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Fairfax County Police say a 32-year-old Flint Hill woman robbed a McDonald’s in Springfield just before midnight on March 31.
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THE NEWS FEED

Photos: Play ball!

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Apr. 17, 2014
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Photo: Pitching in

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Apr. 17, 2014
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Photo: Burned out

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Apr. 17, 2014
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Senate budget reinstates Marketplace Virginia

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Apr. 11, 2014
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The battle for a passable Virginia budget continues in the General Assembly after the Senate passed a budget bill...
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Four-cent tax increase proposed

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Apr. 10, 2014

Despite the absence of an official state budget from Richmond, County Administrator John McCarthy has drafted a budget proposing...
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Photo: Overturned

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Apr. 10, 2014
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Wild Ideas nature column

Spotted salamander egg masses, about six inches long each, appeared recently in a former concrete trout tank near where the author lives. The clarity or cloudiness of the jelly surrounding the eggs comes from genetic variations among the salamanders.

Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport

Spring may have gotten a late and fitful start, but by the first week...

Optical and infrared (IR) images of hibernating wild black bears are advancing understanding about the daily life of bears during hibernation. Above, IR images help to identify a black bear moving in a dark den. The images, taken upon researchers’ arrival at two den sites in late December, clearly show that bears remain alert during the winter months. The bear’s fur substantially reduces heat loss, with the maximum temperatures recorded from the eyes.

Wild Ideas: Black bear hibernation, part 2

With the help of advancing technology, researchers continue to dig deeper into how and...

This yearling bear decided to stick close to a the carcass of a deer it found by the side of a road, denning up under the carcass when it wasn’t feeding. VDGIF anesthetized the bear, as shown in the photo, because, according to Jaime Sajecki, “as the snow started to melt we had to move the bear because it was generating a great deal of onlookers.”

Wild Ideas: Do black bears hibernate?

Some black bears may have already emerged from winter dens, and more should emerge...

Wild Ideas: Beeps, peeps and lovely yellow flowers

Wild Ideas: Beeps, peeps and lovely yellow flowers

Although spring is getting a slow start, on a recent warmish night, Pam Owen...

 
 

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