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This week’s Rappahannock News (April 18)

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Apr. 18, 2013
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Driver in fatal crash guilty, gets 2 months . . .The Rapp column goings-on for a very full week of April 18 and beyond . . . School lunch prices will rise 10 cents . . . Town votes to help RappCats, hears plans for Avon Hall pond . . . Editorial: Celebrating Earth...
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Fatal crash driver: 2 months in jail  

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Apr. 18, 2013
State police and Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office investigators at the scene of the Nov. 11 fatal accident on U.S. 211 in Sperryville. Photo courtesy of Sperryville Volunteer Fire Company.

James Warren Cox, the 67-year-old Tappahannock man whose out-of-control 1967 Austin Healey convertible crashed head-on into a group of motorcyclists on a sunny Sunday last fall in Sperryville, killing one and injuring several more, was found guilty of reckless driving Tuesday. He is appealing the decision.
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The Rapp for April 18

The Rapp for April 18

Counting down to the 35th annual Fodderstack 10K, welcoming a Chinese pianist to the Theatre, meeting GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli, remembering the county's Civil War past, becoming a stage hand with RAAC and showing off the improvements to the fire hall at the SVRS open house in this week's Rapp.
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Editorial: Celebrating Earth Day

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Apr. 18, 2013

Let nature take its course? Nowadays that’s easier said than done. Any Rappahannock resident who has battled stink bugs or has let a field go fallow knows what I mean. Nature, so disrupted by human activity, is no longer natural.
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School & sports news for April 18

School & sports news for April 18

Panther Quiz Bowl members showed endurance and persistence at the annual U.Va. Cavalier Classic in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 23. The team took four key players and competed in 10 matches throughout the day. Plus, the RCPS honor roll and Wakefield sports updates.
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This week’s Rappahannock News (April 11)

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Apr. 11, 2013
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This week's headlines: School, bus boosters out in force . . . The Rapp for April 11 . . . It’s a sign of . . . progress, or impunity? . . . Court and crime news . . . Editorial: Don’t let only money talk . . . and more.
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Castleton man pleads guilty to child endangerment

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Apr. 11, 2013
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Joseph Anthony Lenchick, half of the Castleton couple facing child abuse and cruelty charges, pleaded guilty to a single charge of child endangerment in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.
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School, bus boosters out in force

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Apr. 11, 2013

Bus safety and gratitude for the county’s teachers were the two major themes at the joint public hearing last Wednesday night (April 3) of the Rappahannock County School Board and the Board of Supervisors.
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Board OKs new tourist home, Sperryville setback

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Apr. 11, 2013

On March 28, in its first meeting of 2013, the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) approved a special-use permit for a tourist home and a variance request allowing a house to be constructed farther back from U.S. 211 in Sperryville.
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It’s a sign of . . . progress, or impunity?

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Apr. 11, 2013
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The pollen count isn’t the only thing rising in Rappahannock County this spring, as controversy over a new animated electronic sign in front of Rappahannock County High School is also filling the air.
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Debating the math on education funding

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Apr. 18, 2013
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During the General Assembly’s 2013 session, state legislators debated how much to spend on public education. But has education...
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Board OKs strict rules for abortion clinics

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Apr. 18, 2013

The Virginia Board of Health voted Friday to require abortion clinics to meet hospital building-code standards – rules that...
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Nuclear authority generates controversy

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Apr. 18, 2013

Virginia is creating a new agency to support development of nuclear power – a move that has upset environmentalists...
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Pawnshops to require more ID from sellers

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Apr. 18, 2013

To curb the sale of stolen property, pawnshops soon will keep a photo of people who sell the stores...
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School and sports news for April 4

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Apr. 4, 2013

Rappahannock’s Junior Panther (JP) girls soccer kicked off its season with two March games and a balanced record –...
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Assembly approves anti-abortion amendment

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Apr. 4, 2013

The General Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment by Gov. Bob McDonnell that will prohibit certain health insurance...
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State budget increases funding for education

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Apr. 4, 2013

During the final hours of Wednesday’s reconvened session, the General Assembly approved a state budget that boosts funding for...
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Sen. Blevins announces retirement

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Apr. 3, 2013

Sen. Harry Blevins, R-Chesapeake, announced his retirement Wednesday from the state Senate after serving 14 years in the Virginia...
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New law declares parental rights ‘fundamental’

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Mar. 31, 2013

Starting July 1, parents in Virginia will have “a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and...
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VaHomeschoolers celebrates 20th anniversary

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Mar. 29, 2013
VaHomeschoolers celebrates 20th anniversary

Interested and anxious parents and rambunctious and excited students packed the Cultural Arts Center last weekend to share a...
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Governor signs law designating Shakespeare Festival

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Mar. 29, 2013
Governor signs law designating Shakespeare Festival

All’s well that ends well, Shakespeare’s own words, as the Virginia Shakespeare Festival at the College of William and...
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Poem: Snow dance

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Mar. 28, 2013

Writing poems as it’s snowing outside writing as it slowly subsides — words — continuing — It’s like dancing...
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Wild Ideas nature column

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Wild Ideas: In search of spring – and wildflowers

Lately Pam Owen has been walking her dog along a path through the forest...

An American woodcock. Hear its “peenting” mating call online at RappNews.com (search for “woodcock”). Photo by Matt MacGillivray via Wikimedia Commons.

Wild Ideas: Spring arrives, departs, returns

Pam Owen was going to write about groundhogs this week, but the on-and-off-again spring...

Wild Ideas: Wood frogs emerge with the urge to merge

Wild Ideas: Wood frogs emerge with the urge to merge

When Pam Owen sent out word recently that she was trying to find out...

Wild Ideas: Romance and pollen are in the air

Wild Ideas: Romance and pollen are in the air

It’s easy to think of winter as being a dormant time in Virginia for...


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