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The Rapp

The Rapp for Oct. 19

The ever-popular “No Ordinary Person” show returns to the RAAC Community Theatre for the 19th year; Little Washington all set for All Hallow’s Eve; and Stone Hill amphitheater goes mental for Samhain in this week’s Rapp. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Oct. 19

Foothills Forum Board meets on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. at the 4-H Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Tula’s Building in Washington. We’ll be joined by RCPS Superintendent, Shannon Grimsley. The meeting is open to the public, for more 540-675-1207. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 19

Feb. 14, 1980: In response to threats of legal action made six months ago by the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the supervisors finally took steps at last Thursday’s board meeting to provide a building inspector as required by state law. […]


Courthouse fire could have been a lot worse

“There were flames going up the wall,” said court clerk Patricia Davis, who pointed out it was a good thing last week’s electrical fire broke out on a weekday afternoon when employees were at work, or else “who knows” what the result could have been. […]

A Troubling Diagnosis

Rural health care discussion exposes challenges

A discussion of Rural Healthcare: What’s Next? drew more than three dozen people from across the county to the Washington Fire House last Sunday afternoon, spurring ideas for finding solutions to a range of healthcare issues experienced by local and regional residents. […]


A drifter’s life

Numerous residents of Rappahannock County have caught sight of a certain homeless man, 68-year-old Richard Harrell, who when not walking upright has rolled himself in and around the town of Washington in a wheelchair. […]

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Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Amissville Methodist breakfast

Saturday, October 21 • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 21

Rapp Seniors bake sale

Saturday, October 21 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
211 Quicke Mart
Sat 21

Community Awards luncheon

Saturday, October 21 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 21

Coppage/Woodard reunion

Saturday, October 21 • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 21

61st Annual House Tour

Saturday, October 21 • 11:00 am - Sunday, October 22 • 5:00 pm