Bear, deer, turkey harvest data announced

Preliminary figures compiled by wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) show deer and turkey harvests for the 2011-2012 fall/winter hunting seasons were up, significantly for turkey, while the bear harvest decreased.
Sports fund case leads to search in Sperryville

After a significant amount of money was reported missing from the Rappahannock County Schools Sports Association (RCSSA) bank account, investigators earlier this month obtained a warrant to search the Sperryville home of the former RCSSA treasurer.

As site work began this week at the Butterfly Garden and Nature Trail in Washington, Mayor John Sullivan and other town council members are thinking bigger. At last month’s council meeting, council members peppered Don Hearl, one of the members…
The Rapp for Feb. 23

Fourth (Estate) Friday at Thornton River Grille; music by Haydn and Mozart at the Theatre's last Smithsonian concert of the season; "J. Edgar" comes to town; an improvisation workshop.

RICHMOND – A House subcommittee has defeated a Senate-approved bill that would have permitted hunting on Sundays in Virginia. A subcommittee of the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee recommended Wednesday that Senate Bill 464 be tabled. The bill,…

The Rappahannock County School Board and the few members of the public in attendance at its first budget “work session” Tuesday night spent more than two and a half hours clarifying – and, in a couple of cases, canceling –…
Editorial: Made in Rappahannock

You lose money on every unit sold, but you make it up in volume. So goes the old joke, which perhaps encapsulates what was wrong with the “old” economy – the same globalized, mass-production, industrial-scale, high-volume, scaled-up, low-margin economy that…
Antiques at Middle Street

Partners at the new Antiques at Middle Street shop, next door to the Inn at Little Washington in the space long occupied by Middle Street Gallery, include (front row from left), Lee and Bonnie Cole of Culpeper, and (back row)…

While we’ve been instructed to say “no comment” in regards to the alleged embezzlement of funds reported in the Feb. 16 edition of the Rappahannock News, the current members of the Rappahannock County School Sports Association (RCSSA) want the community…

Home and land transfers These home and land transfers were recorded Feb.11-17 at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk office: Town of Washington Rex Slack and Laurie Marshall to Raymond L. Gooch, 0.8216 acres, $415,000, deed bargain sale, tax map 20A-1-22B…

50 years agoMay 17, 1962 The books have about been closed on pledges for the construction of the Aileen Manufacturing Plant near Flint Hill. The Aileen Company has exercised their option and the land surveyed. Steel has been ordered for the…