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Court rules in favor of town and Inn


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 week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
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Your Next Best Friend: Sadie


WCDS’ Envirothoners

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Healing Waters help

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Taxi crashes into Sperryville house


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

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


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

By Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Gallery: ‘Kill Chain’ book party for Andrew Cockburn

Gallery: Fred Kahler/Nol Putnam opening at RDA

Apples, peaches . . . spring

By Roger Piantadosi/Rappahannock News

Vienna Virginians

By Ryall Smith

Gallery: Mansion on Mount Salem

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Mists of Castleton

April 23
By Gary Anthes

Rappahannock Youth Basketball League


They’re here!

By Larry Sherertz

Tribal passage

Photo by Roger Pierson

Your Next Best Friend: Paulie


Wednesday’s night developments

April 16

Washington's town council approves an Inn-related property adjustment that will bring a new gallery to town, and Cooter's in the Country withdraws its permit application for outdoor music in Sperryville.
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Mountain family trees

April 16
By Cathie Shiff

Play ball!

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An era ends/begins

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4H Young Filmmakers Workshop Videos

Courtesy of Rappahannock 4-H

Videos made by the two dozen young participants in the Young Filmmakers Workshop as part of the first annual RAAC Film Festival at Little Washington, thanks to Rappahannock 4-H, Newsgroup Communications, Mac Business Solutions and Stephanie Slewka.
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Easter sunrise

By Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Crowded field

Sara E. Collette's Wahoo, ridden by Jacob Roberts, trained by Neil Morris, takes the lead from Celtic Venture Stable's Prima Facie, Jeff Murphy doing the honors, to prevail by 1/2-length in the Leeds Manor flat race for Virginia-breds.

Governor criticized for allowing more surveillance

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A Democratic senator, a prominent Republican and civil libertarians are blasting Gov. Terry McAuliffe for amending a bill that would protect Virginia citizens from high-tech government surveillance.
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Gov. McAuliffe signs 733 bills, vetoes 17 

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With two days left to act on legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that he has signed 733 bills, vetoed 17 and amended 50 others, including tightening ethics reforms.
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The Rapp for April 2

Six Pack artist Janet Brome’s “Turtle Screen & Wire” sculpture.

The Six Pack gang returns to Rappahannock for a show at R.H. Ballard, the Inn’s Patrick O’Connell puts out his first design book and a wellness author signs books at Mountainside Physical Therapy in this week’s The Rapp.
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Heading home

By Lauren R. Giannini

Capital briefs

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Governor vetoes redistricting bills Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week vetoed six redistricting bills, saying they would weaken citizens’ trust in government. Speaking on 1140AM WRVA, McAuliffe questioned the constitutionality of the bills, which sought to adjust the lines for about 20 legislative districts in seven counties. The six vetoed bills are: SB 1237, affecting...
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Full stop

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Governor orders training for ABC agents

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday meant to improve the law enforcement arm of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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Empty house destroyed

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Actor, musicians, activism

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Fighting fire with . . . training

Photo by Bruce Geisert

A damper on the library

Photo by Vickie Miller

Out of the Attic

Courtesy of Lucia Kilby

Newly approved powdered alcohol banned in Virginia

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The federal government this week approved a powder that can turn a glass of water into an alcoholic drink, but it’s unlikely that Virginians will be enjoying instant margaritas anytime soon.
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I-66 east reopened

The tractor-trailer crash that closed Interstate 66 eastbound at mile marker 38 has been cleared, VDOT reported 10:45 a.m.
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VDOT, 4:30 p.m.: Snow-covered roads, hazardous driving

Motorists are cautioned that road conditions are changing quickly in central Virginia as heavy, wet snow moves in from the northwest.
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