Early spring brings fears of late frost

In Rappahannock County, as in most of Virginia, spring has sprung early.Fruit buds are blossoming, flowers are in full bloom, leaves are appearing on trees and shrubs, grass is popping up thick and dark.
Allen, in key Senate race, visits April 4

Virginia will be the focus of one of the nation’s most tightly contested U.S. Senate races in November’s election, as former governor and U.S. Senator George Allen tries to recapture the Senate seat that he lost in 2006 to Democrat…
5th district candidates visit Rappahannock

Democratic candidates for Virginia’s 5th congressional district were warmly received by the nearly 100 attendees at the second annual Blue State Bluegrass Brunch, an event put on last Saturday (March 24) at the Washington fire hall by the Rappahannock County…
Fighting Lyme with an uptick in awareness

Living in the shadows of the lovely Blue Ridge here in Rappahannock County, surrounded by spring’s bursting colors of forsythia, dogwood and redbud, a Debbie Downer might ask one tragically sad but crucial question.
Editorial: Nice weather?

Spring in Rappahannock, though beautiful as always, feels a bit unnatural this year. It’s as if the latitude has shifted south and we’re now a part of north Florida. Or maybe it’s not spring at all, but an early summer.…
Wild Ideas: Native plants for wildlife

By mid-March, spring is fully underway and ahead of schedule because of the mild winter. Trees and shrubs are leafing out, early spring wildflowers are blooming, birdsong fills the air at dawn and butterflies and bees are flying everywhere.

The 4-H Livestock Club would like to thank everyone who donated baked goods and for those who came out to purchase items from us on Saturday at the Rappahannock CFC. We would also like to thank those who donated items…

Last Tuesday, the Flint Hill Public House and Country Inn (John Gruber, William Waybourn) and Rappahannock Cellars (Kelly Delmar) were underwriters for our sixth quarterly Rappahannock Business Link, a networking social. The food provided by the Public House and wine…

By Ralph Bates Over the last few months, there have been groups in the county discussing the Constitution and articles written in the Rappahannock News. Recently, Friends of Liberty sponsored a lecture series that was well-attended at the Library. They…

It isn’t very often that a writer knows for sure that he has struck a nerve. But the responses in the March 22 edition of the News to my letter of March 15 were comforting evidence that my words had…

We would like to thank everyone for helping to make our “All Together Now” Beatles-themed variety show such a fun night, with music, dancing and good food! Thanks to the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department for the generous use of their…