Hazzard Homecoming: a special reunion

If the ace mechanic who kept Hazzard County rolling is correct, a weekend in August in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia is going to be a turbocharged delight for the faithful fans of “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
No jail time but $65K owed by coin embezzler

Thirty-seven-year-old Stuart Williams Kasin of Charlotte, N.C., will not serve jail time for embezzlement involving a locally owned coin collection. He was instead handed a five-year suspended prison sentence, five years of probation and must pay $65,238 in restitution.

Detour signs forbidding commercial truck traffic from Sperryville’s Main Street while the U.S. 522 bridge is under construction were missed or ignored early Friday by a tractor trailer operator, whose failed, illegal right turn from Main Street onto eastbound U.S.…
Editorial: Remembering Agnes

Rappahannock County derives its name, of course, from the eponymous river, whose headwaters arise within our jurisdictional borders. So we should take some stakeholder interest in what happens downstream, particularly to the Chesapeake Bay, into which the Rappahannock’s waters ultimately…
The Rapp for June 28

Ready for tailgates, food, music and fireworks in Sperryville on Wednesday? July 4; the Amissville carnival and parade; Flint HIll's 24 Crows is Roadfood-worthy; successful 4-H camps; SNP's Neighbors' Day; Wakefield's poker tournament; online help for caregivers.
Washington column for June 28

Patriotic readings; Salem Education Foundation's scholarship available; customers appreciated at CFC Farm and Home Center; Cooter's "Hazzard Homecoming" is coming to Ben Venue.
Close, but no regrets at 2012 Derby

Not all victories are achieved at the finish line. Twelve-year-old Gabe Beroza of Sperryville came up just .032 seconds short of winning the super stock division of the 2012 Culpeper Soapbox Derby Championship on Saturday (June 23), losing to his…
RAWL Dog: Paulie

I’m Paulie, and my breed, the Havanese, hails from Cuba and, in Spanish, is called Blanquito de Habana. Classy, huh? We’re an unbeatable combination of terribly sweet and quite intelligent, and are distinguished from all other breeds of dog by…

I would like to compliment the Rappahannock News for publishing an informative article about living with snakes. However, there is one point in the article that needs further clarification. Not only is it illegal to kill a snake in the…

In his editorial last week, the publisher said: “We have two choices in the face of environmental degradation. The first is to feel like we humans are all hospice patients just waiting for the inevitable, apocalyptic end. The other is…

The June issue of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) magazine, Cooperative Living, describes electric cooperatives’ annual meetings, where members “make decisions about their customer-owned utility” and “vote on changes to the bylaws that govern the utility they own.” This, the editorial…

The June 10 edition of the Rappahannock News contained a story that described how Heather Ann Dibble of Warrenton was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) after a breathalyzer test showed her blood alcohol content was in excess of .08 percent (the per se…

Girl Scout Troop 628 is holding a Safety Fair at the annual Rappahannock County 4th of July Celebration. The fair is being held as a community service for the county where the small but hard-working troop is based, as part…

50 years agoOctober 4, 1962 “Trigger” and Trigger Jr.,” horses of the famous screen and TV personality Roy Rogers, were in Amissville Saturday. Under the supervision of Glen Randall, the horses had been on tour and were enroute to California.…