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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 […]

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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 […]

Photo by Robert Ellis
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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 […]

150 Years Ago This Week

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 […]

PATIENCE: A large argiope spider, Argiope aurantia, lies in her web waiting for prey along Currituck Sound on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Photo by Pam Owen.

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, […]

150 Years Ago This Week

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 […]

Rappahannock News Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi

Farm-to-Juggle in Sperryville

After getting a decent show of hands from the 30 or so kids present who were sure “it’s impossible,” Jazzy Juggler Nathan Bynum ( got up on his unicycle and kept the juggler’s club, the […]


Coloring book central

“The Colors of Rappahannock and the Piedmont” is a coloring book that is the brainchild of Washington, Va.-based painter Kevin Adams, who recruited 11 other noted local artists to submit black-and-white panels representing Rappahannock County […]