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Hardly the ‘Town of Washington’ anymore

The newly revised Town of Washington Comprehensive Plan, which was approved by the Town Council on Monday evening, points out that when established as a “town” by the General Assembly in 1796, Washington had the “necessary population of 200 persons.” […]


Everything Haitian comes to Washington

When Hurricane Irma churned its dangerous course through the Caribbean this past week, Beverly Knight Sullivan’s thoughts — as they have in previous catastrophes — turned to Haiti. This time, for once, the impoverished island nation dodged a bullet. […]


Where’s the fish?

When the opportunity presents itself, some dogs will eat pretty much anything, food or otherwise. “Poor Sveta,” writes Lynnie Genho of Woodville, “probably wasn’t a good idea to chew that pack of fish hooks.” […]


Tallamy all about local landscapes

 I have been privileged to hear renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy speak several times, and every time I learn more about the importance of the inter-relationship between plants, insects, birds and mammals (including humans). Each time I hear him speak, I am inspired by his knowledge. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Sept. 14

Last Thursday, the preschoolers at Child Care Learning Center, (CCLC) paid a visit to the Rappahannock Food Pantry and its director who creates miracles for our community, surprised the children with a yummy take home treat. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Trial by fire’

We cannot change one moment of our past. But hopefully we can learn from it. And if I have learned anything from my study of our great national “trial by fire” it is that absolutely nothing can now be gained by this major, orchestrated effort to demonize and vilify the Confederacy 150 years later. […]

Letters to the Editor

Wildly successful ‘mess’

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee wants to thank the community for our wildly successful yard sale. Many, many volunteers worked long hours to assemble and present the numerous donations to the public. […]


Perpetuating the swamp

As a newcomer to Congress, I cannot help but recall my frustration as a citizen, at how things worked, or perhaps didn’t work in Washington. Politicians rarely demonstrated the willingness to say ‘no’ to the next good idea. […]


We will never forget

More than 150 deserving first responders and their families from Rappahannock County and beyond joined together for the 16th Patriot Day event held in their honor at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville on Monday, September 11th. […]

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