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Rapp U. preps for a Sperryville campus

Rapp U.’s volunteer organizers say they’re hoping by sometime next month to have a both a campus in Sperryville and an official association with Valley Health/Page Memorial Hospital for health-care workforce training classes.
Embrace change? No. Adapt to it? Possibly.  

PART 3 OF 3: In such communities as Rappahannock, where broadband infrastructure is complicated by hilly, wooded terrain, the onus is now largely on local governments to make it happen, but there remains a wariness here about anything that could…
The Rapp for Aug. 18

The PATH Foundation announces $500k in available funds, RCHS teachers have openings for music students, and an update on fundraising efforts for Gary Jenkins.
Dark skies

Storm clouds move in over Massies Corner on Monday afternoon, bringing torrential rain and high winds that took out more than a few trees, hundreds of households’ electric power and the county’s emergency paging system.
Your Next Best Friend: Pudgy

My name is Pudgy and I’m a 10-month-old bulldog mix, several breeds all squished into a compact little love bug . . . me! I love other dogs and cats, too, and, of course, humans.
Rising above it

Preparing for the Sept. 11 encore production of John Henry's "Arguing with God" is Travis Brown, of Washington, D.C., shown here on a hydraulic crane known as a cherry-picker.
Down Memory Lane for Aug. 18

March 8, 1984 Most subscribers to the Rappahannock News don’t get 17 copies each week, but most subscribers don’t use their papers in as many different ways as Bobbie Brochu does at the elementary school reading lab. The county weekly…
Washington column for Aug. 18

WBC special service Washington Baptist Church will have some special music this Sunday (Aug. 21). Clarinetist Marcie Brandriff and a friend from Northern Virginia, pianist Jen Ita, will be playing “Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing” during morning worship at…
Meetings & notices for Aug. 18

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at town hall to continue the town’s comprehensive plan review. Members of the public are welcome and are encouraged to attend.
Courthouse Row for Aug. 18

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug. 5-12: Hawthorne William R. Meredith, successor trustee of the William B. Hill Revocable Trust, to Mark J. Anderson, 12.54 acres, $392,000,…
Big thanks from the Lemonade Stand Kids 

We would like to say thank you to all our customers who stopped by our lemonade stand this past weekend and bought our homemade and handmade goods. We especially want to thank Pen Druid Brewing for letting us set up our…
Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 18

Tuesday, Aug. 9 7:42 p.m. — Black Locust Lane, Sperryville, public service, companies 1 and 7 7:55 p.m. — Water Street, Sperryville, public service, companies 1 and 7 Wednesday, Aug. 10 9:00 a.m. — Castleton Ford Road, Castleton, injury, companies…