From a pit stop to the Blue Rock

Said Hawa’s dream all his life has been to own an inn. After turning off of U.S. 211 for a pit stop at the Blue Rock Inn in 2008, his dream came to life. “I came in to use the…
Survey warns of alcohol, drug use

At a “Teen Summit” last month at the high school, school and community prevention officials released the results of a survey of sixth- through 12th-graders last spring that indicated that alcohol and drug use in Rappahannock County is above the…
The Rapp

Updates on the Sperryville July Fourth Celebration, an upcoming visit by guitarist Laurence Juber to the Theatre, and the latest on this summer's Castleton Festival.
Mexican standout

Parents of Rappahannock High seniors attending last weekend’s Senior Banquet — a dinner and local tradition at the school paid for and served by teachers and staff, with decorations handled by parents — pretty much outdid themselves this year. The…
Harris named new athletic director

Rappahannock public schools yesterday offered the job of athletics/activities director to Jamie Harris, a physical education teacher who made an impressive debut in his first year coaching varsity wrestling and softball teams at the high school — an impression that…
Lady Panthers upset Mason, prep for Madison

“Keeping the momentum from our last two games was our goal,” Coach Jamie Harris said after the Rappahannock County High School Lady Panthers aced a first-round rematch with George Mason, 5-0, on the road Monday night Last night, after press time,…
RCHS track team finishes with flourish

After a lengthy season that began in mid-March, the RCHS coed varsity track team earned plenty of bragging rights. The team's final meet of the season was on May 12 at George Mason High School. Several Panthers came away with…
RCHS’ baseball season ends with losses

In a disappointing trio of games, Rappahannock County High School’s varsity baseball team lost last Thursday to Manassas Park, Friday to Clarke County and again to Manassas Park in the first District playoff on Monday.
Editorial: Time and place

As the rest of world “globalizes” into one huge fast-food outlet and discount-shopping mall, we here in Rappahannock County can take pride and comfort in our backward ways. And that includes looking backwards. We understand that, as William Faulkner famously…
Rapp Facts

Did you know that . . . when the Virginia General Assembly carved out Rappahannock County from Culpeper County in 1833, only two of its towns had been laid out with named streets — Washington and Woodville. The towns vied…
Sperryville: Honoring our heroes

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates American men and women who died while in military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the Civil War…
Chester Gap: You did it once, let’s do it again!

First I’d like to congratulate you folks on your prayers and support for our own Jimmy Wines. I’m very happy to report that he has made some great progress and has been taken off the ventilator. Now, though, I’d like…
Sunday visitor leaves a present

When I was a kid, folks used to visit people. We’d go see neighbors and relatives. It doesn’t seem like people do that much anymore. Maybe they do, and it’s just me.
Letter: Gala thank you

As many in our county know, it takes an incredible amount of effort to organize a successful fundraiser. A great number of folks and businesses made a difference in this year’s Rappahannock Evening View, sponsored by the Rappahannock County Conservation…
Letter: Her commitment to help

Like many Rappahannock residents, we first met Ester Settle at the store. It was hard to fill the car with gasoline without also filling the children with snacks. And the vehicle you bought from Settle’s was not official until Ester…