The Rapp for August 26

Truck won; thanks to many Tom Barber of Richardsville (here with wife, Cindy) was the lucky winner of the 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck given away Saturday night by the Flint Hill Fire Department at its annual carnival. Janet Woodward…
No big waves

An assessment of waterways throughout the state has found that water quality in Rappahannock County is about the same as it was two years ago. The 2010 draft report released Monday by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) listed…
College research project No. 1: packing

After saying his good-byes to his former Rappahannock County High School teachers, Joe Vickers strolled to the parking lot and popped the door to the family van. A smile came over his face. “Inside,” he said, “is my life for…
Sperryville: How you can help SVRS to help you

Your rescue squad needs your help. Ambulance drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians who are already certified or who would like to take free training are especially needed. So much goes into sustaining a volunteer team and advanced life support ambulances…

Money isn’t everything. That’s easy to say for those of us still standing at the tail end (one hopes!) of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. So to rephrase the sentiment: Who here would want to live in…

The following is excerpted from the speech Rappahannock County Public Schools Superintendent Aldridge A. Boone delivered to the school division’s staff on Aug. 16: In 1895, Booker T. Washington said, “In all things that are purely social, we can be…
Rapp Facts

Did you know that … Rappahannock County High School has a world-class band that performs at venues near and far. But years before the Panther Band brought musical fame to the county there were worthy predecessors. In the early 1900s,…

When Maureen Harris advised me that you had kindly provided 200 copies of the Rappahannnock News’s annual “Guide to Rappahannock County” for the information packets for the Shenandoah District of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs’ semi-annual district meeting, I…
Meetings and notices

A special meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the Courthouse in Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a resolution authorizing the transfer of ownership of the…

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played a part in this year’s Rappahannock Night at Camp Fantastic. Once again, it was a huge success! The committee — Sandra Jenkins, Marie Davis, Jan Makela and Jim…