The Rapp for March 31

Del. Clay Athey is departing but his House district -- and open seat -- might be arriving in Rappahannock; Cooter finishes symphony; Reagan Day is April 30; play (or work) for free in the park April 16-24.
RappNews.com Poll #1: Frequent eats

In the Rappahannock News' first online poll at RappNews.com over the past week -- a highly unscientific, hardly conclusive experiment -- 55 respondents might have confirmed something everybody around here already suspected: Rappahannock County's most well-known restaurants are not meant…
Panther men triumph at their soccer Bash

For varsity men’s soccer, the Panther Spring Bash spelled victory. “We finished in the top spot,” coach Matt Gillispie said, “and we get to put a trophy in the high school trophy case.”
Photo: What season is this again?

Such was the wintry scene that greeted those few (and warmly dressed) souls who might have wandered down to the Thornton River at the Five Forks ford, near Rock Mills, early Sunday.
‘Proof’: relevant and related

On April 22 and 30, the RAAC Theatre moves into new territory with a production of "Proof," a play that in 2001 won three "Best Play" awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Unlike the theater's recent comedic productions, while…
For RCHS softball, this change just fields good

The defensive changes made to the Rappahannock County High School softball team’s lineup seemed to produce dividends Saturday. The Panthers played error-free softball en route to a second-place finish in the Panther Spring Bash.
Washington column for March 31

The 4-H Livestock Club visits the vet, and the 4-H talent show is a big success; take a break from cooking Sunday at Washington Baptist for a good cause; birthdays, prayers, Grandma's Attic and a wish for spring.
Editorial: Spring is sprung

Growing up in neighboring Fauquier County, I always knew when spring had finally sprung. The awareness lay not in the sweet scents and soft pastels of dogwoods and shad blossoms -- but in the bright colors and pungent smells of…
Letters: Volunteers thank volunteers

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all of you who came out to support our Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Special thanks to our sponsors Greg Williams, David Smoot, Gail Swift, Shaw’s Services, Burgers-N-Things, Sperryville Corner Store, Union…