Voters survey results online Friday

We asked respondents to tell us who they'd be voting for (and why) in Rappahannock County's upcoming election Nov. 8 — for sheriff, supervisor, school board, House of Delegates and more. The survey is now closed; look for results in…
County’s resources: on the rise?

When Richard Lykes died in February 2009, he left the majority of his estate – about $2 million – to the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. His only stipulation was that the money be used to benefit Rappahannock County, his adopted…
Southern Lights

Rappahannock photographer Forrest Marquisee, 24, said he was driving through Woodville at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night (Oct. 24) when he saw what he first thought was the reflection of brake lights in the light fog – until he realized…
Tricked, not treated

An apparent victim of the spooky spirit of Halloween, this maimed scarecrow has been keeping away pesky birds – and probably more than a few door-to-door salesmen – for the past couple of weeks at Bobby and Mary Ann Jenkins’…
The busy-ness of fall

Greg Williams’ garden supply emporium on U.S. 211 at Richmond Road has been taking advantage of its first fall in a more conspicuous location, with displays of pumpkins, a moonbounce for kids and an on-site barbecue, and at last Saturday’s…
Battle on the Potomac River

Confederates commanded by Brig. Gen. Nathan Evans on Monday, Oct. 21, stopped a badly coordinated attempt by Union forces under Brig. Gen. Charles Stone to cross the Potomac River at Harrison’s Island and capture Leesburg. Forces numbered about 1,700 on each…
Wild Ideas: Different day, different web

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web. – Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist, photographer, and writer Spiders are arthropods in the arachnid (Arachnida) class, named for the Greek mythological…
The focus turns to Virginia again

Sharp fighting on Sunday, Oct. 13, near Henrytown, Missouri, resulted in the dispersal of a Confederate scouting party intent on raiding Federal communications between St. Louis and Springfield.  Another skirmish occurred at Cotton Hill in western Virginia.  Brig. Gen. Thomas…