Timber thief sentenced to eight months

Miriam L. White, a former Sperryville tenant of James William “Bill” Fletcher III, was sentenced to eight months in jail in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Friday morning (Dec. 21) on four counts of grand larceny.
Lykes Fund gives $48K to local groups

In the first of what it promises will be an annual occurence, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) awarded substantial grants from the Richard Lykes Rappahannock Community Fund which works “for the benefit of Rappahannock County citizens.”
Data says sources of water fairly stable here

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission heard a presentation from hydrogeologist Brad White at its monthly meeting Wednesday night (Dec. 19). The bottom line? The county’s water supply is in no danger of running dry.

Courtesy photo Rappahannock County Elementary School students (from left) Connor Culbertson, Caragh Heverly, Tatyana Yates and Cydney Chambers drew this memorial for the 26 victims of the recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, Conn.; the mural is now prominently displayed in…
The Rapp for Dec. 27

Miocene fossils, the PEC garden winners, Last Night Rappahannock, the beginning of RAAC's new movie season, Aging Together and a details on a new grant supporting clean water in this week's Rapp.

Photo by R.C. Garcia Rappahannock Lions Bob Lander, left, and Bob Anderson present the organization’s $1,000 contribution check to Rappahannock Senior Center manager Darcy Canton last week. To add to the season of good cheer, president Bill Gadino earlier presented…
Editorial: Auld Lang Syne

Last Friday in Little Washington, for the briefest of moments, the streets were totally deserted. Only the Rappahannock News' young reporter and editor were present.

Above, RCES Farm-to-Table students (from left) Madison Stevens, Catherine Deane, Connor Colbertson, Brandon Smith, Skye O’Heron and Kirsten Keyser pose with F2T coordinator Jen Rattigan (right) after the students’ garden won a $300 grant from Piedmont Environmental Council; below, winter…

By Denise Horton Human beings are an expression of their landscape. – Lawrence Durrell I live at the foot of Big Bastard Mountain in Rappahannock County. I have a deep love for the Blue Ridge, a connection so old and bone-deep…

President Obama has run annual deficits of more than $1 trillion every year since he was sworn in, and that is using Beltway Math to ignore the accumulation of unfunded liabilities. Yet he insists that his negotiating positions regarding the…

A response to the letter in last week’s Rappahannock News [“Aiming in the wrong direction,” by R. Alcott]: To my neighbor Robert, I hope I’ve had the chance to talk with you before this letter is published; regardless, I think…