The Rapp

The details of the Rappahannock Evening View benefit for RCCA, a vegetable garden for the county jail and informational Earth Day shopping bags created by students studying endangered species.
A low-volume budget hearing

A public hearing held Monday evening on the proposed budgets of Rappahannock County and its school system was a mostly polite affair without fireworks, but with an undercurrent of deep division over how much influence the Board of Supervisors should…
From ECow to Tree-Cow?

Greg Williams of Flint Hill easily won unanimous approval of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission to move his tree and landscaping business from his home property on Ben Venue Road to the former site of gourmet food vendor ECow on…
Rivers run through Richmond’s recognition

On a sultry day last week tailor-made for cooling off in the nearest river, Gov. Bob McDonnell declared the Jordan, Hughes, Russell Fork and Blackwater the latest additions to Virginia's scenic rivers system.
Tuesday, May 4 is Election Day in Washington

Voters in Washington will cast ballots Tuesday (May 4) for candidates running — all of them unopposed, all but one incumbent — for five seats on the Town Council and the positions of mayor and treasurer (each of whom also…
Trial set for charges in teen’s death

A trial date of June 24 was set last week for charges against Charles Edward Climo, 18, of Sperryville, who is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and four other driving- or drinking-related offenses stemming from…
Calendar: Rapp Happenings

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com Web site will always list all calendar items we receive.) If your event absolutely must appear in the paper, on a certain date, please…
Washington: Oh, happy (surprise) day!

A note from Steve Norman: What a perfect day Sunday (April 25) turned out to be for a birthday party. Daniel and Bessie Norman were the guests of honor for the celebration held at the Rappahannock County Park pavilion in…
Editorial: Eye of the Beholder

No, it's not installation art. The clear-cutting, the digging, and the constructing are almost done in the county's far northeastern corner for the new power transmission line -- the wisdom of which had been debated and litigated for more than…
One good neighbor, hold the sawdust

I’ve been taking it pretty easy this week. After spending the last month getting my firewood for next year, I turned the wrong way the other day and something got twisted in my back, and that requires me to take…
Let a thousand artists bloom

If there is any doubt that spring has arrived in Rappahannock County, look at all the blooms: Not just on the verdant landscape but inside, where art inspired by the landscape blooms.
Down Memory Lane / Out of the Attic

50 years ago: April 28, 1960 Mrs. Irvin Wolf of Sperryville was named Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Rappahannock County Library, organized last week to raise funds for the restoration of the old Presbyterian church building on Gay…
Reality intrudes, RCHS girls soccer adjusts

Even with the illnesses and injuries that Rappahannock County High School varsity girls soccer team has suffered this spring, head coach Will Kulick remains optimistic. “It’s some good players that we lost or got sick, and we’ve had to have…
Letter: Shocking electric bill

Have you received your April Allegheny Power Co. bill? We did and what a total shock. We live in Amissville in a very small 1,000-square-foot home. We have a brand new energy-efficient heat pump with propane back-up, an Energy Star…
Smithsonian at the Theatre on May 8

The final performance in the 2009-2010 season of the Smithsonian at Little Washington concert series will take place on Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m. The concert is a joint presentation by the Smithsonian Chamber Players and the Theatre at…
Letter: Rappahannock on my mind

On Saturday (April 24), the “Across the Years” Reunion was held at the Link for the graduates of Rappahannock County High School. What a wonderfully planned event it was; the food was delicious, expertly prepared and served with wide smiles…