A former Appomattox County schools superintendent who credits the Air Force with giving him a firm grounding in management skills has been chosen by the Rappahannock County Board of Education to be the school system’s next superintendent. “Over the past…

The driver of the pickup truck in which 16-year-old Logan McKiernan was fatally injured last fall has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and four other driving- or drinking-related charges. Commonwealth’s Attorney Peter Luke this…

RCHS athletic director to be replaced; a day of Food Pantry fund-raising; Theatre sees Redd -- jazzmen Chuck and Robert.

Special to the Rappahannock News The newly appointed Rappahannock County Tourism Advisory Group (TAG) is working to get the county’s new Visitors Center ready to receive visitors early in the 2010 summer tourism season, possibly as soon as Memorial Day…

The RAAC Community Theatre, or at least the steeple of the former church, is getting a facelift this week by Shane Davis and Silas Lilly from Roofworks, a Spotsylvania, Va. contractor. The company, which specializes in a variety of residential…

Now that the sun is shining and joyful daffodils dance in the breeze, thoughts turn to spring projects. We want to feature two house-painting teams that can help you freshen up your home or business in our series on non-storefront…

Rappahannock County is not too big to fail. That is one proposition upon which all county citizens — no matter how divided over contentious issues like riparian buffers — should agree. In fact, being small is the source of our…

The Rappahannock News editorial last week “What Do You Think?” sparked Jim Gannon’s “What’s the Matter With Rappahannock,” which in turn sparked a lively debate on the email list-serve Rappnet. Below are some excerpts: Farming and housing In regards to…

In an editorial published in his March 18 issue, the new publisher of the Rappahannock News, Walter Nicklin, asked readers what issues are most important to this county and which should be the focus of the weekly newspaper’s news coverage…

Beyond the scenic easement issue, which I addressed in a Letter to the Editor last week, Rappahannock County has a number of issues that are fundamental to its survival that are of concern. There are many others, but these are…

I fear that my remarks in response to a question from your reporter concerning the Ameresco performance contracting proposal of last year may have conveyed the impression that a decision had been made regarding the means chosen to fund any…

I attended the March committee/team meeting for the Rappahannock Relay for Life Cancer Walk, and was very surprised at the lack of people attending. I began my participation back in the day when Rappahannock held its Relay for Life with…

Jessica Ekins is a welcome addition to the RCHS English classrooms. She is the second Lord Fairfax Community College intern for this spring semester. To earn her grade for the 200-level Introduction to Teaching course, she must complete 40 hours…

Before the start of the 2010 high school track and field season, Rappahannock County head coach Scott Stephens went from team member to team member and asked what goals he or she had set. Nearly every one of them offered…