At its final athletic awards night of the year May 20, Wakefield Country Day School announced the winners of the annual Leonard Cowherd Awards. The award is named for a 1999 alumnus of the school who died in Iraq while…
A note to our Web visitors

RappNews.com is undergoing a few changes — for the better, we hope. The site will be undergoing some major changes from Friday, May 27 through this weekend. Not everything will be working and some pages might look a little ragged;…
Wild Ideas: Misadventures in birding

Birding is for the birds – and birders. This time of year is one of the best bird-watching (“birding”) seasons, as migratory species stopover in Virginia on their way north or stay to breed and raise their young.
The May 5 Rappahannock News

Supervisors OK school budget Most energy-related renovations at school moved forward Supervisors unanimously approved the $11.69 million budget to operate Rappahannock County schools in 2011 and 2012 during their regular monthly meeting Monday (May 2). As usual, the school’s budget…
The Rapp for May 5

A stamp display in Flint Hill, new judges in Rappahannock, a memorial service for Dugald Day, Civil War poetry's relevance and the Masons honor Sheriff Connie C. Smith.