The town’s hats off to <em>you</em>, Gene Leggett

Gene Leggett is probably already working toward consensus among the various camps of angels in Heaven, if what he did on Earth is any indication. That’s how one could see the legacy of Eugene Sheldon Leggett II, who died at…
High-speed chase leads to a 21-month sentence

A high-speed chase, stolen weapons, rape and assault on a VDOT worker – last Thursday (June 7) was an eye-opening day in Rappahannock County Circuit Court. The crime wave that former Commonwealth’s Attorney Peter Luke described before passing the torch…

For the annual DARE Day expo at Rappahannock County Elementary School, the Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education organizers put together a well-attended mix of law-enforcement demonstration and education booths, fire and rescue displays and plain old fun and games…

John Stacey Clark lucked into an usually cool spring morning Wednesday for the season’s first cutting of hay in Harris Hollow near Washington.
The Rapp for June 14

This weekend's events and beyond, a Community Day at your local Visitors Center, a call for items to sell at the Democrats August yard sale, a culinary tour and an artists and studio tour lineup.

Headwaters Starfish mentees (from left) Kayla Butler, Colin Kelly and Mahlet Yonas-Yirgu enjoy sharing gift bags full of summer reading for 12 Rappahannock County Elementary School students.  The Headwaters Foundation’s Starfish Mentoring Program’s mentors and mentees selected and packaged the…
Editorial: Farmland forever?

The cause is noble but, given human nature, perhaps inevitably doomed: preserving farmland and other open spaces. A lost cause, really? The question is timely and worthy of discussion, since the eighth annual Rappahannock Evening View, put on by the…

On June 3, upper school students, faculty, families and friends of Wakefield Country Day School gathered in the senior garden to congratulate the school’s 12 seniors on their accomplishments at Wakefield’s 33rd commencement ceremony. The program began with a procession…

Father Christopher Murphy, center, presents a check for $1,125.50 from St. Peter Catholic Church’s bake sale to Rappahannock Food Pantry director Mimi Forbes and Bette Mahoney (right), president of the Pantry board. Fred Eggers, left, and Carol Little served on…

I don’t think I’ll be able to look another strawberry in the eye. We have had strawberry shortcake, and strawberry ice cream, and strawberries on our cereal and have made strawberry preserves a couple of times. They are so good right out…

It was my pleasure recently to attend the Scholarship Awards ceremony at Rappahannock County High School. When I arrived I was impressed, though not surprised, to find the auditorium full and abuzz with fresh-faced and bright students, dressed for an…

Fifth-graders help with Visitors Center project; remembering Gene Leggett, Dareing speaks at Sunday services, Garden Club presentation, birthday wishes and Fathers Day celebration and remembrances.