The town’s hats off to you, 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 86 on June 8 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton with family at his bedside. […]

Crime & Courts

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 to Art Goff continues. […]

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Kids and Family

Photos: DARE to have fun

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 […]


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. […]

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Photo: Ready for some summer reading

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 […]


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 […]

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Wakefield holds 33rd commencement

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 […]

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Food Pantry

Photo: Baked good deed

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, […]

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Clark Hollow Ramblings

Eat local – out of your own garden

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 […]

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue Calls for June 14

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched June 4-10: Monday, June 4 12:45 p.m. – Four Spring Lane, Amissville, injury, company 3 11:08 p.m. – Main Street, Sperryville, injury, companies 7, 1 and 3 Tuesday, June […]

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School and Sports News for June 14

Volleyball, soccer camps at RCHS Besides a football-related meeting June 21 for players and parents (see Meetings and Notices on this page), there’s other sports-related goings-on at the schools: A James Madison University volleyball camp […]

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Poem: Sunset

The scythe – the scythe – the scythe whose life cannot be denied when cutting mean and clean through the briars of life – and –   let us not forget the sweet smell of […]