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Inside this week’s News (Oct. 23)

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Oct. 23, 2014
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This week’s headlines: Stonyman can stay through January • Hurt: Private sector jobs are Job No. 1 • Investigation at Flint Hill Post Office • A headmaster looks back at an era of change • The Rapp for Oct. 23 • and more.
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The Rapp for Oct. 23

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Oct. 23, 2014
A character from a previous 1000 Faces performance at Stone Hill.

Fourth Friday moves to the fifth Friday this month, festivities and people in masks head for Stone Hill’s annual spectacle and folks on horseback for Flint Hill’s annual trail ride this weekend, plus worthwhile art exhibits, Molasses Creek at the Theatre, free chamber music and another distinction for The Inn in this week’s The...
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Editorial: That scary time of the year

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Oct. 23, 2014
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There’s plenty to worry about these days, but one truly scary discovery went largely under-reported and unremarked-upon — because, as an an abstraction, it doesn’t trigger the primitive fight-or-flight response: This past September was, on average, the hottest September on record for planet Earth.
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School & sports news for Oct. 23

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Oct. 23, 2014
Photo: Middle school, top slot | By Susanna McNear Members of Rappahannock County’s Junior Panther cross-country team — first in the Valley Middle School Conference regular-season point total and VMSC tournament champs — pose with trophies and coaches James Sharpe (left) and Mark Ramey (right), including (seated, from left): Luke Ellis, Nick Barnes, Savannah Hensley and Skylar Culbertson, and (standing between the coaches) Sam Barnes, Cassia Gainer, Mackensie Haunold, Danielle Frye and Lillian Jenkins. More school and sports news on page 9.

Rappahannock and WCDS sports teams head for the postseason, a close volleyball win, a RCES trip to Big Meadows and an important accreditation at Belle Meade School in this week’s School & Sports News column.
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County revisits, sheriff defends budget

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Oct. 16, 2014
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Near the end of last week’s monthly supervisors session, County Administrator John McCarthy had asked Sheriff Connie C. Smith to be present for a follow-up discussion of the sheriff’s office budget after the RSW Regional Jail had been open for three or four months.
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Settlement for Stonyman?

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Oct. 16, 2014
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Stonyman Gourmet Farmer owners Alan and Susan James are negotiating a settlement with parties involved in the pending sale of the property they’ve leased on Gay Street since 2008.
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Culpeper man charged in four-car crash

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Oct. 16, 2014
Police said a pickup truck rear-ended a PT Cruiser heading north on U.S. 522 Saturday afternoon in Scrabble, driving it into the path of a southbound GMC Yukon, which ended up in the brush.

A 40-year-old Culpeper man faces DUI and hit-and-run charges after police said he caused and then fled a four-vehicle wreck on U.S. 522 in Scrabble on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 11).
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Three artists, three mediums

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Oct. 16, 2014
Printmaker Maggie Rogers’ eye-catching designs utilize the complex 15th century “intaglio” process.

Interested in finding out how an artist finds passion in different mediums? Then you’ll want to visit the studios of Linda Tarry, Hans Gerhard and Margaret “Maggie” Rogers during the 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Open Studio and Gallery Tour (Nov. 1-2).
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Your Next Best Friend: Winnie

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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
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Photo: The war on drug demand

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Photo: Trail wags dog

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Photos: Life on the hill

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Photo: Panther, meet mule

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