James D. Russell: 1921-2011

Russell memorial A funeral service for James D. Russell is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Sperryville. The family also is planning a musical tribute to Mr. Russell by his son Mike Russell, of…

Monday’s post-storm flood waters, which caused a slew of temporary closings throughout the county but no serious injuries, may have been great for kayaks, but were not good — never are — for cars and trucks. Experienced kayaker and Tyler…

Rappahannock County’s Board of Supervisors appears headed into a battle over the county budget and school spending, as Virginia’s fiscal crisis deepens and one county supervisor calls for strict new limits on spending. EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared on…

At the tender age of four, she’s already a standout champion. She has that natural presence of a pageant regular. Winner of every possible prize at the local and regional level, she batted her unbelievably long eyelashes alluringly at a…

NOTE: These shows at Castleton's Theatre House have been cancelled due to the snow. Organizers say they will be rescheduled and all tickets will be honored. Stories that transcend time, cultures and walks of life embody universal themes. Take the…

A jury on Wednesday returned a not-guilty verdict in the Rappahannock Circuit Court trial of Allen Lewis, a sometime Rappahannock resident accused last April of raping a woman friend while driving her home. This allegedly occurred after spending an evening…

The volunteers and staff who look after the Rappahannock Historical Society’s collection of artifacts, photos and documents will be getting some free expert advice. The advice is part of a statewide project, funded by a grant by the Institute of…

Determination is definitely the mantra for Rappahannock High School’s men’s varsity basketball team. The team’s win-loss record of 2 and 10 does not accurately reflect the attitude of the hard-working players. Head varsity coach Bob Czekaj is proud of his…

Special to the Rappahannock News Two of Georgetown University’s best student theater companies bring their joint production of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing” to the Theatre at Washington on Feb. 6-7. “The Real Thing” was originally produced in London in…
Calling young campers!

“More garden projects!” That was the request of last year’s Rappahannock Nature Campers. So this year, June 21 to July 2, we will spend lots of time in the gardens at Singing Creek, and work on projects devoted to flowers,…

Special to the Rappahannock News Twelve people braved the snow and ice last Thursday, Jan. 21, for the regular monthly meeting of RappFLOW, the local environmental organization dedicated to ensuring water quality in the upper Rappahannock watershed. They no doubt…

Before Barbara Heile Sherwood of Washington left Tuesday morning to relocate to Germany, she left behind several keepsakes — her oil paintings — for the Rappahannock Food Pantry and the Washington Post Office. The community will be saddened to see…

My coal black coat, which earns me the name Onyx, is just one of the attributes that comes from my noble birth. I am fiercely loyal to those who live in my realm. If we must discuss age, I am…

“It’s not the same General Store that I used to work in as a kid,” Eddie Wayland mused this week about the Sperryville landmark now known as the Corner Store. As we sat at Stonewall Abbey over breakfast discussing more…

This week’s newspaper marks the fourth weekly edition since we’ve taken the helm of this Rappahannock institution. We have absolutely no regrets; and from what readers and advertisers have been telling us, they are pleased as well. I hope they…