RCHS wins second in financial competition

More than 1,000 students participated in the Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance this year. Rappahannock County High School was one of 12 teams who qualified for the Economics Division, and one of 12 that qualified for the Personal Finance…
Food Pantry is landmark of a caring community

All of those hungers are eased at the Rappahannock Food Pantry. The little “grocery” on Mt. Salem Avenue, next door to the old Washington School, is the first stop for those who need help in keeping food on the table…
The Rapp for April 26

Fourth (Estate) Friday; internationally known pianist Audrey Andrist at the Theatre; "The Decendants" at RAAC's movie night; time to start planning for the fall's Farm Tour; turning wine into gold and more.
School and Sports News for April 26

Panther Quiz Bowlers struck down in D.C. Panther Quiz Bowl took their show on the road for the annual taping of “It’s Academic.” The program is shot in Washington, D.C., and aired on three NBC affiliates. Area high school teams,…

Members of the 4-H Community Club (Maddie Heneghan, treasurer; Henry Mason; and Shelby Burnett, president) present Roger Welch, chairman of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, with a $1,000 check for county parks and recreation improvements. The funds were earned…

By Angela Deavers President Barack Obama wrote, “When the future looked darkest and the way ahead seemed uncertain, President Reagan understood both the hardships we faced and the hopes we held for the future. He understood that it is always…
Wakefield announces new Head of School

The Board of Directors at Wakefield Country Day School has appointed Jessica Lindstrom as the new Head of School. Board Chair Denise Dale made the announcement this week. “Mrs. Lindstrom brings extensive experience in teaching and administrative positions in independent…
Wild Ideas: Big black-and-yellow hovering machines

On a warm, breezy afternoon recently, I took a break from work and sat on my deck. It wasn’t long until I realized what a hub of activity it was for insects, especially for huge, yellow-and-black bees that seemed inordinately…

The bad news: Rappahannock residents have to drive everywhere, whether to go shopping or to visit friends.  The good news: we live right next door to miles and miles of some of the best hiking and walking trails not only…
Budget hearing is Monday night

The public, of course, is invited to the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on the county’s $22.1 million proposed budget for 2012-2013.