By the time its long-awaited $4 million wastewater treatment plant and sewer system is operating for a good three or four months this summer, the town of Washington will apparently have something else new to test out. That would be…

Every winter, it seems, Rappnet email forum participants revisit the same well-worn topic: complaints about the propane supplier Amerigas. Melissa Harris, who lives near Sperryville, kicked off this year’s round in early January, complaining the company charged her for igniting…

“Weighing in at 103 pounds, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, welcome to the mat — the Crushin’ . . . Russian!” Sergei “CJ” Sidrow may have astounded his Rappahannock County High School community this weekend by finishing sixth at…

Police reported two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made over the last two weeks in Rappahannock County, including one that also involved concealed weapons and another that also involved possession of marijuana. James Tolbert Effler Jr., 43, of Culpeper,…

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad members very much appreciate the supportive article in last week’s paper, encouraging new volunteers for the county fire and rescue services. We would like to stress that all the fire and rescue companies went all out…

Cyberbullying is a cruel and mean thing to do. It’s a form of public humiliation and could even lead to suicide. I once cyberbullied someone. This person was a close friend of mine. Not only did I lose his friendship,…

I would like to take this opportunity to, once again, thank the talented, generous people who worked so hard on the decorations for the Benevolent Fund Dinner. These people — Jen Perrot, Fawn Evenson, Joannie Herrema, Ashleigh Sharp, Trish Bartholomew,…

50 years ago February 25, 1960 Miss Alice Wood, daughter of Mrs. Downing Wood of Washington, Va., was the lucky person given the clock radio by the seniors of Rappahannock County High School at the basketball game Saturday evening at…

Deadlines, like the hangman’s noose, concentrate the mind. For the Rappahannock News, Tuesday and Wednesday are the deadline days for any and all stories if they are to be printed in that Thursday’s edition of the weekly newspaper. To say…

For the last game of an unusual season, the Rappahannock Varsity Girls’ Basketball team traveled to play the East Hardy Cougars in Baker, West Virginia. The Panthers suffered a 65-30 loss. “East Hardy had a good team with size advantage…