Wakefield Country Day School’s Rachel DuMez was named the Outstanding Female Swimmer at the Delaney Athletic Conference Championships on Feb. 12. She continued her season of brilliance, easily winning both of her events, the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke,…

Wakefield Country Day School is pleased to announce the following acceptances and awards for all 16 members of its senior class. They are: Laura Bancroft-Mary Baldwin College ($58,000), Penn State University, Randolph Macon College ($44,000), and Juniata College ($40,000 Elizabeth…
McCarthy speaks at Wakefield on citizenship

Each month, Wakefield Country Day School welcomes a member of the community to speak on the Virtue of the Month. At the School’s weekly assembly Feb. 23, Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy spoke on the virtue for February: citizenship. McCarthy…

It was standing room only at Scrabble School on Saturday, Feb. 19 as more than 70 people packed the old schoolhouse for the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation’s first annual Black History Program. In their speeches, author and SSPF board member…
Kindergarten class celebrates 100 days

The 16 students in Wakefield Country Day School’s kindergarten class had a “100th Day of School” celebration Feb. 23. The children completed individual projects at home and brought them in to share with the class. The children each gave a…
Park wildfire takes its toll

Crews battling wildfires within Shenandoah National Park since the weekend picked up a welcome assist from the weather as several inches of rain, snow and sleet fell Monday night into Tuesday morning. “Nothing has come off the park. It’s been…
Planners OK last two poles

After a final balloon test this weekend, the cell phone tower permit process moves into the hands of county supervisors March 7. The County Planning Commission voted last Wednesday night (Feb. 16) to recommend approval of the last two facilities…
The Rapp for Feb. 24

Restaurant doings around the county; summer camp help from Headwaters; "The Kids Are All Right" is RAAC's next Friday movie; Middle Street artists show and tell.
Big crowd talks sports at school

Superintendent of Schools Aldridge Boone met with a crowd of about 100 people for close to four hours last Thursday (Feb. 17) to talk about the future of the athletic program in the Rappahannock County Public Schools. Many at the…
Natural wonders

If it turns out that nature is indeed your mother, then Lyt Wood is pretty sure she wishes you’d call more often. Wood, a Rappahannock citizen for going on 35 years now, will turn 59 this summer during the 25th…
Flight makes right

Not every young man learns to fly before he learns to drive, but 16-year-old Washington resident Sean Michael Knick II has done just that. A junior at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Knick has been flying for more than a…
Washington column for Feb. 24

Thanks to Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue members for their wildfire-fighting help; thanks back from WVF&R to those who made the ham and oyster dinner a success; a Rome report from Rev. Hobson; how to go fly a kite.

John Fox Sullivan, town of Washington mayor, plans to meet with representatives of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative to talk about the streetlights lining town streets. Sullivan said during a town council meeting on Feb. 16 that the meeting with the utility…

Fewer people were unemployed in Rappahannock County in December than the month before. Decreases were also recorded in Fauquier, Culpeper and Madison counties while there were increases in Page and Warren counties. Among adjacent counties, Rappahannock’s rate was second lowest.…
Wild Ideas: The woodcock’s high-courting ways

A lot of bird species have what we humans consider bizarre courtship displays (although I think Homo sapiens could easily beat them in that department). In Virginia, the strangest belongs to the American Woodcock (Scolopax minor). Belonging to the shorebird…
Editorial: Are we hypocrites?

With the budget battle raging in Big Washington, just about everyone I know in Rappahannock — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — agrees that it is irresponsible to keep running huge federal deficits, as we have for the last…