Alex Hernandez, a senior at Wakefield Country Day School, has been named a 2010-2011 National Hispanic Recognition Scholar. He is one of about 5,000 students nationwide to receive this award, from a pool of more than 200,000 eligible recipients who…
Spending, health care are issues in 7th district

The congressional race in the 7th District of Virginia is inherently as much about national issues as it is about local ones if for no other reason than the high-ranking position in Congress held by the incumbent. Rep. Eric Cantor,…
The Rapp for Oct. 28

Halloween happenings this weekend in Sperryville and Washington, and how Shenandoah National Park's 75th anniversary celebration this year connects to its closest neighbors -- us.
Election Day is Nov. 2

Rappahannock County voters go to the polls next Tuesday to cast ballots in two races and vote on three proposed amendments to Virginia’s constitution. All polling places in the county will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. There…

The housing market is showing signs nationally it’s coming back to life and it’s stirring a bit in Rappahannock County, too. “Rappahannock County is definitely a much smaller market. There are not as many properties on the market and they…
Going to town on a Halloween gown

Most people start thinking about Halloween when the weather cools, but Woodville resident Meaghan Deakins started preparing in the heat of June. For Deakins, a clothing designer who specializes in costumes, particularly Renaissance era attire, Halloween is a time of…
Crime & Courts for Oct. 28

A 27-year-old Woodville man received a stiff sentence Friday (Oct. 22) for administering narcotics to his two-month-old daughter last December. Rappahannock Circuit Court Judge Herman A. Whisenant Jr. sentenced Thomas Edward Lee III to more than 11 years in prison…
Ballot issues may surprise voters Nov. 2

By Nicholas Graham Special to the Rappahannock News As voters finish up Halloween candy and put away their spooky costumes just days before Nov. 2 — one last “boo!” may await unknowing voters at the ballot box. In a 2010…
Wakefield volleyball heads for playoffs

The Lady Owls varsity volleyball squad at Wakefield Country Day School is looking ahead to postseason play after beating Emanuel Christian School 3-0 on Oct. 22. The win improved the Owls’ record to 13-1, and 8-0 in the Delany Athletic…
Wild Ideas: The sky is falling

Except for poison ivy, thorny vines and the occasional venomous rattlesnake, the Virginia Piedmont forest is usually not too hazardous. This autumn, however, danger has been raining down from above. The instigators are trees, releasing acorns and nuts — a…
Washington column for Oct. 28

A big Porche gathering in Little Washington; lots happening at the Middleton Inn; Nevill Turner turns out to be "No Ordinary" storyteller, and Washington Volunteeer Fire and Rescue has a very success ham-and-oyster fundraiser.